At this stage, editors reject papers for one or more technical reasons: the article lacks important parts or sections needed by the journal. The manuscript subject is either outside the purpose and scope of the selected journal or is unlikely to be of interest to the publication's readership. The paper is written in an unreadable style or uses complex language that makes it difficult for others to understand.
Manuscripts are rejected for being outside the scope of the journal. For example, if you submit a paper on plant physiology to an organismal biology journal, they will likely reject it because their audience has no use for information about plants. If you want your paper to be considered for publication, you'll need to find a way to make it relevant to people who read biological journals.
Manuscripts are also rejected because they're not interesting to the journal's readers. For example, if you submit a research paper on plant growth hormones to a journal that focuses on ecology, they will likely reject it because they have no interest in your findings. If you want your paper to be considered for publication, you'll need to figure out how to make it relevant to ecologists.
Finally, manuscripts can be rejected because they contain problems with the methodology or analysis of the data presented. For example, a researcher attempts to test whether a plant hormone affects root growth by injecting the hormone into plants and measuring the length of their roots after a certain time period.
A submission under editorial evaluation means that it has not been rejected outright but is being reconsidered. The editor is checking for formatting issues and ensuring that all requirements have been satisfied.
Submissions under editorial review can be accepted or rejected at any time before they are published. If you want to know more about how submissions work, see our submission page.
Manuscripts under editorial consideration do not fall under the copyright of the journal and can be prepared by anyone with access to the literature. They should be sent to the journal at the address given on our website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3334700/.
You will receive an email when your manuscript has been evaluated by the editors as a potential candidate for publication. At this point, the manuscript does not contain any information that would lead us to believe that it violates any publisher policies. It may still be some time before your manuscript is published as there are many other manuscripts waiting for reviewers.
The following are the primary causes for paper rejection at this stage: The paper contains aspects that are perhaps plagiarized. The manuscript is now being reviewed by another journal (submitting to several journals at the same time is not permitted). The language's quality is insufficient to allow for examination. The idea is interesting, but the writing needs work.
When a manuscript is submitted to a journal, the editor reviews it (or an associate editor). The editor will also ensure that no pages, appendices, tables, or other attachments are missing from the submission. Finally, the editor should be sure that all necessary funds have been secured before granting publication rights.
After the editor has reviewed the manuscript, he or she will inform the author of its acceptance or rejection via e-mail. If the author wishes, she or he can then make changes to the manuscript and resubmit it within a specified time period. Otherwise, the author needs to find another outlet where to publish his or her work.
Journal editors decide which manuscripts they will accept for publication by looking at how much interest there is in the topic, whether enough good papers are being published on it, etc. Thus, authors should try to submit their manuscripts to journals that are likely to accept them. There are several ways to do this. For example, you could search online for journals that offer "open access" policy, where articles are made freely available online immediately after publication. Also, you could look at the subject categories that various journals cover and choose one or more categories in which to submit your paper. Finally, you could simply send your manuscript to many different journals and see what happens!
Manuscript acceptance requirements include writing competence in a given topic, great writing, and the quality of study design and methods. Many peer-reviewed journals ask reviewers to evaluate submitted publications based on their reputation and scientific worth. Thus, the most important factor in obtaining journal acceptance is the review process itself. Peer review has been widely adopted by publication houses as a way to ensure that only high-quality material makes it into print.
Peer review was originally developed as a method for improving scholarly publishing by providing an independent check on the quality of articles being submitted for publication. This service allows editors to identify worthy submissions that may not have been apparent from just reading the abstract or title page, and enables them to publish any good papers that might otherwise have been rejected.
Today, peer review is used by many publishers as one of several measures for selecting which articles to publish in their journals. The reasons for accepting or rejecting manuscripts vary between journals but usually fall under three main categories: ethical issues, methodological problems with the study, and interest/relevance to the field.
Manuscripts may be accepted for publication if they conform to the journal's style and scope or if they present a new analysis of data that furthers our understanding of the subject matter. Sometimes authors' revisions are sufficient to secure acceptance.