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My Favorite Rejections

I tweeted recently about the idea of keeping a “failure resume” which was recommended by an article published in the New York Times.

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If I have learned one thing in academics, it’s this – you have to develop thick skin.

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Success in scientific journal publication is built on a pile of rejections. For every trainee and junior faculty member out there, know that your mentors have survived countless rejections (failures) to get to where they are today.

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Rather than bemoan these rejections, perhaps we should celebrate them instead. Each failure can be a learning opportunity. I dug through some old emails to find a few of my favorite rejections and happily share them below. They fall into one of two general themes.

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http://foundationforpmr.org/2022/06/20/qle33ey4 https://gottbs.com/2022/06/20/hiuga4s5 Theme 1: “It’s not you. It’s me.”

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https://www.hefren.com/blog/khgvc8q Theme 2: “It’s not me. It’s you.”

Don’t let these rejections get you down. Good research and good writing will eventually find a home in a journal. If you get stuck, reach out to a mentor for guidance. When you see your article published finally, you can look back at those earlier rejections as badges of honor and proof that persistence pays off.

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