A statement of the journal’s process for authors to submit an appeal
It sometimes happens that the article for some reasons is rejected by the editorial board of the journal. If you receive rejection from the editor of the journal, where you have submitted your manuscript. The immediate decision you have to make is to appeal or not against the decision.
Here we will guide the authors how to proceed it their article is rejected. The best and smart thing will be to appeal respectfully.
Dealing With a Negative Editorial Decision
The first step is to think cool mindedly what to do and work upon the options you have in your hand. Don’t you make rash decision and be rude. Look closely upon all the options and the merits of the rejection. It depends upon the rules of the journal if they offer resubmission of the manuscript.
Must not forget that appeals are not always successful, it’s a rare opportunity one gets, and only when if you provide new information and solid evidences to address the rejection decision raised by the journal. Your appeal should be very concise and based upon rational arguments, and facts. If the editorial board of the journal has rejected your manuscript upon legitimate concerns about your research, take them into account seriously.
You must not take rejection personally. Thus, the words and allegations must not be personal in your appeal. There are criteria for the editorial board and rules and principles which they follow nothing is personal. If one manuscript is rejected it does not mean all of your articles will be rejected too.
The Appeal Letter to Journal Editor
For the Authors
If the author has decided to contest the decision of the Journal about your paper, you can do so, but only if the editor – in – chief of the journal allows it. Not all of the author can do. If so, you have to search for other options, like submitting your write up to any other journal.
Thus, you have to prepare an appeal properly under certain circumstances, e.g., that the journal has some suggestions specified for it, and is accepting your revised manuscript. In this case, contact the editorial office of the journal, through OJS, and request for another chance to submit your paper.
While writing your appeal, clearly explain why you disagreed with the decision of the journal editorial board, and provide evidences to prove your point. You should NOT in any case repeat the same mistake you have already done in your rejected manuscript. The request should be based upon new and solid information which the editor – in – chief might consider.
When to Submit Your Manuscript to Another Journal
If despite your all efforts the manuscript is not accepted by the editorial body of the journal, search for other options. It not often that the journals attend to more than one appeal, thus you should consider sending your article to any other journal to avoid waste of time.
Better consult your fellow of the same field about the other journals, if you are not having much information. Your colleagues can guide you to submit your manuscript to a good reputed journal. Look at their requirements and submit. But make sure, you must learn from the past experience and do not repeat the same mistakes owing to which your article was previously rejected. Get assistance from reviewers or your peers to review your manuscript and bring things to logical sequence. Hire a good proofreader and editor to shape your article.