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Scholarly Publishing Guide

Intended to assist scholars early in their publishing career.

Peer Review Process

This flowchart represents the decisions made during the traditional peer review process.


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Watch this video for a brief overview to the peer review process.

Responding to Reviewers' Feedback / Rejection

Responding to Reviewers' Feedback


Above content taken from University of Michigan Scholarly Publishing libguide and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by University of Michigan Library.


Responding to Rejection

  1. Read (and Learn from) Reviewers' Comments

  2. Make Appropriate Revisions to Your Article

  3. Rethink Your Choice of Journal

  4. Resubmit

  5. Rethink Your Publication Options


Above content taken and used with permission from University of Central Florida, Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library: "Getting Published Guide, Part 5 - Dealing with Rejection" by Shalu Gillum and Terri Gotschall.  Please refer to this page for in-depth discussion of these points.