11. Handling Rejection

Possible Next Steps

Potential Next Steps

After you have reviewed the comments and identified the reasons for rejection, you may feel that some or all of them can be rebutted or addressed by a revision of your manuscript.  You’ll need to consider what steps to take, if any, with your manuscript. Possible options are outlined in the next few pages, including:

  • Appeal the decision
  • Take advantage of a transfer option
  • Submit without revision to another journal
  • Revise and resubmit to the same journal
  • Revise and resubmit to another journal
  • Find an alternative, non-journal outlet for your work