Following are some of the reasons behind rejection of journal papers, which are based on the most common reviewers’ comments:
- One of the primary reasons behind rejection of a journal paper, according to the reviewers, is that contributions of the paper is not significant and very limited by looking at the scope of the subject area. This case arises, when the research gap identified in the paper is not significant enough or not backed by proper and extensive review of literature. If the final result(s) of the paper is(are) not significant considering the context, then in that case also the paper can be rejected.
- If the citations in the paper do not incorporate sufficient references from the target journal, then also the paper can be rejected, and this reason is not mostly uttered by reviewers. Citing more number of articles from a journal in turn increases the impact factor, and in turn, the ranking of that journal.
- While sending paper to a journal, the researcher has to observe the scope of that journal very closely, as mismatch between the scope of the journal and the paper in turn results in immediate rejection.
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