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Tales of the Unaccepted In-Person

Publishing a journal article remains the most common method of disseminating the outcomes of research in most disciplines. As a result, journal editorial boards and reviewers play a crucial role in determining what will be published, and when, with a diverse range of selection criteria creating highly variable rates of acceptance for publication. Research conducted by the academic publisher Elsevier found that just over two thirds of all manuscripts submitted to journals for publication are rejected, suggesting this is a very common experience in a research career. But rejection can be felt as a personal failure, and it is rarely discussed openly. 


This session will combine practical information and tips about academic publishing with opportunities to share the lived experience of having a manuscript rejected after months of hard work, including presentations from academic speakers. 

This event is part of the Rejection & Resilience research culture series, which aims to create a supportive environment where we can acknowledge that rejection is a routine part of academic life, and share some practical tips and coping strategies for when it happens.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
14:00 - 15:30
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Student Skills Centre room 3
City Campus

Registration is required. There are 12 seats available.