Manuscripts get rejected for all sorts of reasons. It’s all part of the game. However, one of the most contentious types of rejection goes something like this:

“We receive many more papers than we can ever publish or review and on this occasion we have decided not to proceed further with your submission. [...]

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Scientific papers can fall at many hurdles in the peer review process, which is what it’s there for. However, not even reaching peer review because an editor rejected it, can be really hard to swallow. It’s called rejected without review and here’s why it happens.

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The Berkeley Earth Project has announced that they have found global temperature records are on the rise, in agreement with findings seen by groups from NASA and the UK’s Met Office/UEA. Normally such findings would work their way through the peer review system and get published in a reputable journal. Not [...]

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