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ERIC Number: ED354538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Revise, Resubmit, and Succeed.
Hoar, Nancy
Rarely does an author's first submission to a scholarly journal get accepted for publication with few or no revisions. But authors should realize that requests for revisions are in fact grounds for encouragement. Also, authors should be aware that their revision may not be totally acceptable, and they may have to make some more revisions. A veteran editor discusses ways writers can constructively respond to the following 10 frequent comments from reviewers and editors: (1) the submission does not add to the discipline; (2) the author has overlooked a body of previous research; (3) inappropriate subjects (people) were used; (4) not enough subjects were used; (5) the method used was not appropriate for the questions posed; (6) the results do not support the conclusions; (7) something is wrong with the statistics; (8) the paper is poorly organized; (9) certain parts are unclear; and (10) the paper is too long, too redundant, or laced with unnecessary parts. Authors should start revising before a week has passed and complete revisions as soon as possible. They should also write a letter detailing how they addressed the concerns of editors and reviewers. Unless authors get an unqualified, absolute "no," they are on their way to publication. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (78th, Chicago, IL, October 29-November 1, 1992).