What to Do if Your Paper Gets Rejected? | Orvium

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At Orvium, we make it our mission to eliminate market inefficiencies and improve the quality and effectiveness of scientific publishing. Our ultimate objective is to be the leading publication platform for the research community, and to achieve that, we pay close attention to our peer review process. And because we want to put out only the leading research articles, it is possible that some of your papers could be rejected from the Orvium repository.

This article aims to provide guidance to authors whose papers have been rejected from the repository by revealing the most common mistakes to avoid.

Why might a paper be rejected from Orvium?

Orvium uses a set of criteria to evaluate submissions that are based on the quality and originality of the research. The criteria we use to evaluate submissions include:

  1. Relevance: we assess your submission’s relevance to the scientific community and whether it addresses an important research question.
  2. Originality: we evaluate your research’s originality and whether it contributes significantly to the existing body of knowledge.
  3. Scientific rigor: we evaluate the scientific rigor of the research, including the methodology used, the quality of the data, and the strength of the conclusions.
  4. Clarity and coherence: we evaluate the clarity and coherence of the paper, including the structure, language, and presentation of the research.
  5. Ethical standards: we ensure the research is conducted according to ethical standards and guidelines and that all relevant ethical issues are addressed in the submission.

By using these criteria, we can maintain high standards of quality and originality for the papers published on our platform. This way, we also ensure that the research is conducted ethically and that the findings are presented in a clear and coherent manner.

Common reasons papers get rejected

  1. Poor writing quality: we reject papers that are poorly written or have numerous grammatical errors.
  2. Lack of originality: papers that don’t contribute significantly to the existing body of knowledge or are not original enough in their research are also rejected.
  3. Insufficient scientific rigor: we reject papers that don’t have a strong methodology or don’t use reliable data.
  4. Ethical concerns: papers that don’t address ethical issues related to the research, such as the use of human or animal subjects, are often rejected.
  5. Poor presentation: papers that are poorly structured or have a confusing layout are get rejected.

It’s important for authors to carefully review the submission guidelines and ensure that their papers meet the criteria for publication on our platform. By preventing these common mistakes that lead to your paper being rejected from the Orvium repository, you can increase your chances of having your work accepted and published on our platform.

What should you do if your paper is rejected from the Orvium repository?

  1. Remain calm and professional: rejection can be disheartening, but it’s important to remain calm and professional in responding to the rejection. Avoid becoming defensive or argumentative; use our feedback to improve your work.
  2. Read and consider the feedback provided: carefully read the feedback provided by the reviewers and consider their comments and suggestions. This feedback can provide valuable insights into improving your paper and increasing its chances of being accepted in the future.
  3. Revise and improve your paper: based on the feedback received, revise and improve your article. Address any issues raised by the reviewers, such as poor writing quality, lack of originality, or insufficient scientific rigor. Make sure your paper meets the submission guidelines and criteria for acceptance on the Orvium repository.
  4. Consider submitting your revised paper to other reputable repositories or journals: if your article is still not accepted after revisions, consider submitting it to other reputed repositories or journals. Be sure to carefully review the submission guidelines and criteria for acceptance for each repository or journal before submitting.

Overall, viewing rejection as a learning opportunity and using it as motivation to improve your work is important. By taking the feedback provided and using it to make improvements, you can increase your chances of having your paper accepted either by us or other repositories.

Tips for avoiding rejection in the future

  1. Follow submission guidelines: carefully read and follow the submission guidelines provided. Make sure your paper meets all of the requirements, such as word count, formatting, and citation style.
  2. Conduct high-quality research: conduct thorough and rigorous research that addresses an important question in your field. Use reliable data and a solid methodology to support your findings.
  3. Write clearly and concisely: use clear and concise language to present your research findings. Avoid jargon and technical terms that may be difficult for readers to understand.
  4. Check for errors: we cannot stress this enough, thoroughly proofread your paper for grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes. Have someone else review your article to catch any errors you may have missed.
  5. Address ethical considerations: ensure that your research is conducted ethically and that you address any relevant ethical concerns in your paper.
  6. Be original: make sure your research is original and significantly contributes to the existing body of knowledge in your field.
  7. Seek feedback: seek feedback from colleagues or mentors on your work before submitting it for publication. They can provide valuable insights and help you improve your paper before submission.

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Manuel Martin Marquez

Manuel led critical data-management, big data and ML initiatives at CERN. In addition, he has collaborated with NASA-JPL, Fermilab (U.S. Dept. of Energy) and GSI, among others.