Responding to Reviews At last, here it is! The long awaited email from the editor containing his or her decision about a manuscript that has been submitted for publication. What should one expect and how should one proceed after opening that email? Very rarely is a manuscript accepted outright or with only ... Editorial
Editorial  |   May 01, 2012
Responding to Reviews
 
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  • Carol Scheffner HammerEditor
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Editorial   |   May 01, 2012
Responding to Reviews
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2012, Vol. 21, 87-88. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/ed-02)
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2012, Vol. 21, 87-88. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/ed-02)
At last, here it is! The long awaited email from the editor containing his or her decision about a manuscript that has been submitted for publication. What should one expect and how should one proceed after opening that email?
Very rarely is a manuscript accepted outright or with only minimal changes requested. So, expecting an “accept” based on the initial round of reviews can only lead to disappointment. Of course, it’s possible that the manuscript has been rejected. In this case, one licks his or her wounds and takes solace in the fact that everyone who tries to publish has had manuscripts rejected. Once getting over the disappointment, it’s often helpful to use the reviewers' comments to revise the manuscript and consider submitting it to a journal that may be a more appropriate match for the manuscript.
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