Reasons why Manuscripts are rejected

Students, researchers and publishers put plenty of effort into their manuscripts. They research very hard and make sure that they collect plenty of information; they put their best efforts into their writing, but the manuscript still gets rejected anyway. The writer would naturally want to know why. Well, there are several reasons why a manuscript would get rejected. Before delving into why manuscripts get rejected, it is important to know how and why they get accepted in the first place. Manuscripts get accepted because of their contribution and relevance to an academic or professional field and the quality of the information provided in the content. If any written material were to violate this basic rule then it would naturally follow that the manuscript would be rejected by the publication.

Many researchers think that their research is exemplary, but sometimes this is not true and there are often gaping holes in their investigation. The sample size might be inadequate for the scale of the experiment, the population in the sample might be too biased or the time taken for the research might be too short. It is also possible that there could be flaws in the research methodology itself. All these factors could lead to the manuscript getting rejected. Then there are many people who do not do a thorough literature review. The project that they have chosen might already have been done by somebody else. The concept that they came up with might not be a unique one. Many researchers miss all these aspects because they have not read enough works of other people. This is another major cause of manuscript rejection.

Another reason for manuscripts getting rejected is that the students fail to read the rules given by the institution properly. They do not read through the guidelines and sometimes even when they do, they fail to adhere to them. Naturally the institution will have no option, but to reject the manuscript provided by the researcher. It is also essential for the problem investigated in the manuscript to be defined clearly. Many examiners and reviewers do not understand the question posed by the researcher and this often leads to the material getting rejected. Many researchers fail to interpret the results correctly. The conclusions that they arrive at are not supported by the data that they provide. Naturally, the study would be deemed to be incorrect and the manuscript does not get published. Eliminating such errors can help in getting the manuscript published successfully.

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