An Editor-in-Chief’s Advice on ‘How to Avoid Desk Rejections of Your Manuscript’

Desk-rejection of manuscripts is a common occurrence in academic publishing. Manuscripts getting desk rejected can be disheartening and demotivating for authors, especially early career researchers.  In this podcast, Roger Watson, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Nursing shares his perspective on why manuscripts get desk rejected and what authors need to keep in mind to avoid desk rejection of their manuscript.

Here, you will learn about:

  • What is desk rejection?
  • What are the key factors that influence editors-in-chief/editors to reject your manuscript
  • Tips on how to avoid desk rejection
  • How to deal with desk rejection of your manuscript.

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Prof. Roger Watson Ph.D. RN FRCP Edin FRCN FAAN

Roger Watson is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Nursing and Editor of Nursing Open and an Editorial Board member of the WikiJournal of Medicine.  He has honorary and visiting positions in China, Hong Kong, and Australia.  He is Professor of Nursing, University of Hull, UK and was a member of the UK 2008 Research Assessment Exercise sub-panel for Nursing and Midwifery and a 2014 Research Excellence Framework sub-panel for Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. In 2016 he was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

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