11. Handling Rejection

Possible Next Steps

Alternatives to Journal Publication

You and your co-authors may decide that it would be just too much work to revise the manuscript for resubmission.  However, the data you collected while conducting your research may be of value to others in the field and may help them to avoid negative results.  While you may choose to not revise and resubmit the paper to another journal, you may want to consider posting your manuscript to a preprint server or institutional repository, or you might deposit your research data to a repository such as Figshare or Dryad where it will be accessible to and citable by other researchers.