Saturday, September 25, 2010
Bastards, Fellow Travellers And Holy Fools
Yesterday, I heard back about an article I'd submitted to a journal. For the second time, despite both referees recommending revise and resubmit, it was rejected. This'd be less frustrating if the reviewing was better. For example, one of the two referees was unsure the argument of the article was. Presumably then they didn't read the two sentences, one of which began with "[f]irst" and the other with "[s]econd", which followed me saying "Thus, in this paper I try and do two things" towards the end of first paragraph on the second page. Sometimes one wonders exactly whose peers it is that are doing the reviewing, and whether it's a group you'd want to spend your professional life working with.