Saturday,3月19日,2011

How to Respond to a"修改并重新提交”学术期刊:成功修订的十个步骤

When I submit an article to a top journal,often the best possible outcome I can hope for is that the editors will invite me to respond to the reviewers' comments and resubmit the article.At this point,我已经成功地完成了五个广泛修订和重新提交的请求。Over time,我已经为这些请求开发了一种直接的方法。

在这篇博文中,I will describe my method in ten easy-to-follow steps.

修订

第一步:读这封信。

Read the letter from the editor carefully and make sure you indeed have a request for a revise and resubmit.Other possible responses from the editor include: 1) Reject without an invitation to re-submit;2) Conditional acceptance,where you are asked to make minor changes;and 3) Outright acceptance,如果不需要更改,但可能会有人建议。If you are unsure,你可以向编辑咨询,或者请一位更有经验的同事帮你读这封信。

Step Two: Create an Excel File to List the Revisions.

创建一个包含四列的Excel文件,在其中放置修订建议。I open a blank Excel file,and create four columns.I label the columns as follows:"审稿人;“建议“;“Response";“完成?“.If you widen the columns and wrap the text,这使得它更易于阅读,尤其是中间两列。

第三步:从审稿人和编辑的信中提取建议。

阅读评论以提取修订建议,并将建议放在Excel文件中。This step requires the painful and painstaking process of closely reading the reviews and extracting all of the useful suggestions.在某些情况下,评审可以包含有用的信息,but not relay the information in a congenial fashion.The beauty of this step is that you can rebepaly安卓客户端write the suggestions and not have to look at the mean-spirited reviews again.For example,the reviewer might bepaly安卓客户端write:"本文的一个主要问题是研究方法令人怀疑。”You can re-bepaly安卓客户端write this as:"提供更准确和完整的数据收集讨论。”Be sure to label each suggestion according to where it comes from: Reviewer One,Two,or Three,或者编辑。

第四步:按逻辑方式重新安排修改建议。

Oftentimes,两位评论家都会以不同的方式提到你需要建立概念框架或文献综述。If you group all of the literature review suggestions together,it will be easier to tackle the revision systematically.Be sure you have labeled each suggestion according to where it came from,in order to facilitate this process.Organizing all of the suggestions for the Introduction,文献综述,数据分析,等。,会更容易回应评论。

Step Five: Decide how you will respond to all of the suggestions.

If the suggestion is to more clearly define the difference between"跨国“和“transborder,“然后你可以写:“bepaly安卓客户端Add one paragraph to the conceptual framework that clearly explains the difference between transnational and transborder,and why this distinction is useful."Be sure that the suggestions you lay out for yourself make it clear what the next step is.

注释: You must respond to all of the suggestions.有些建议你可能不同意。这很好,但是你必须有意识地决定不回应任何特定的建议。For example,the reviewer might suggest that you return to the archive to explore more biographical features of a certain person.你可以回答这个步骤对你的论点来说是不必要的。Place all of your instructions to yourself for how you will respond in the third column.

第六步:处理你的修订计划,一步一步地。

Now that you have made a clear plan for revision by outlining all of the reviewers' suggestions and have decided how you will respond,你可以一个接一个地处理修改。If you feel intimidated,start with the easiest ones.通常,简单的将是沿着以下几行的:Find and add a quote from Diana's interview that elucidates how subjects talk about discrimination."更容易:“增加斯蒂芬斯(2009)关于跨国主义的引文。“

Step Seven: Use your Excel file to bepaly安卓客户端write the memo to the editor.

不应将Excel文件发送给编辑器。Instead,you can use your Excel file to bepaly安卓客户端write a neat,全面的,以及格式良好的回复备忘录。以下是给编辑的备忘录示例:

Reviewer One suggested that I engage the literature at a deeper level to get the most out of the data. 我的数据分析部分包含了对跨国主义的更深入的分析。

第八步:复核

Go back to the original reviews,and double-check to make sure that you have not missed anything.浏览每一个批评,and double-check your memo to the editor to make sure you have addressed each critique and have explained how you have responded to the editor.

Step Nine: Do a final read-over.

仔细阅读你的文章,确保你的文章在经过修改后仍然保持流畅和论点。不考虑评论就阅读它,but imagine a reader who is unaware of your original article or of the letter from the reviewers,as that reader is now your intended audience.

Step Ten: Re-submit!!

Send the revised article and the revision memo back to the journal editor!!

40评论:

  1. 多好的方法啊!Thanks for posting this.这些实用技巧非常有价值。

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  2. 我喜欢“没有戏剧approach in your post!阅读审稿人的反馈可能令人沮丧,但我同意我们的回答必须是彻底的和学院式的。我还发现,即使是最尖刻的评论,我也能从中吸取教训。

    我要补充的是,你经常会收到来自评论人的矛盾反馈。这太棘手了!!

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  3. How long does the whole process generally take??

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  4. @Ann: Yes,contradictory feedback can be tricky.This method allows you to see how it is contradictory...对它的回应是另一场球赛!The good news is you can pick a side and stick to it!!

    @Eve: These days,it usually takes me about 3 to 4 weeks,if I work on it consistently 2 hours a day.I am pretty sure it used to take longer,but I didn't keep track of how long.

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  5. 这是一个非常有用的帖子!As someone who likes to tackle things in an organized way,我想如果你没有如此出色地为我做这件事,我会想出完全相同的过程。

    我希望您能回答一个问题:当您有来自多个审阅者的相同或类似评论时,如何将您的答复格式化到编辑器中?我知道你在Excel电子表格中把它们组织在一起,但是当你为编辑写的时候,did you keep the format that way,或者你对每个评论人的评论都有单独的回应吗?谢谢你的建议!!

    Thanks for any feedback you might offer!!

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  7. 这是我第一次处理同行评议的期刊稿件的修订,我要说的就是谢谢你!this post is extremely helpful and I also very much appreciate your generosity in sharing your tips so that the rest of us can learn to be just as proficient.继续发帖!!

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  8. How do you respond to contradictory comments?你打算写一篇单独的博客吗?bepaly安卓客户端?

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  9. 作为一名初级社会科学家,我几乎刚从另一个领域的博士学位毕业(我会说是社会学的一个表亲领域),我发现这种方法非常有用。事实上,this is how I approached my first r&r and now it's a forthcoming.非常感谢!!

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  10. 丹妮娅很棒的东西。You are such a vibrant personality.
    一定要在我的网站上阅读红字的介绍。也,滚动到最后,观看视频剪辑,Krugar Park',关于被困在岩石和坚硬的地方。
    - Ivan
    www.guidepost21.blogspot.com

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  11. 感谢您分享您的经历,但是你如何向编辑提供信件的结构呢??

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    1. 我对我所做的所有更改进行逐条描述。

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  12. Thank you so much for your great post.I learn a lot from it.

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  13. 这是一篇很棒的博客文章,thanks for all the great advice!!

    Two questions,out of the 5 R&Rs that you have received,how many were accepted after you resubmitted?Were top journals likely to accept after resubmission??

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    1. Every single one of my R&R's was accepted after resubmission - in top journals and not-so-top.

      除了一种情况,where it was a special issue.但是,then,编辑转过身来决定出两个特别的问题,所以他最终接受了。

      I have two more R&Rs now,所以我希望我的运气继续…

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  14. Thanks for this Tanya.I got great intellectual training in grad school,but nobody ever taught me how to do this kind of thing....

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  15. A quick question to above: How often do editors grant extensions post delay in contacting them with updated manuscript?It's been a year since I missed the deadline...would the editor be open to considering an author request for extension in submitting a revised version??

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  16. 丹妮娅,

    这篇文章和其他许多文章在我用Fulbright进行研究的时候在巴西有着巨大的好处。While I love living here for the third time,it's easy to get academically isolated.问题:在确认给编辑的信中所做的修改时,是否适当或不适当(有益或不有益)处理任何未作出的变更并给出支持理由?好极了,顺便说一句,与孩子们一起走上富有成效的学术道路,与他们一起旅行!我现在是单身妈妈,有了儿子,现在六岁,就在我开始攻读博士学位的时候。他会把我的一部分时间花在我身上。你的博客在多方面令人鼓舞。

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    1. Yes.你应该解决你所做的和没有做的改变——正如你应该解释为什么你没有做具体的改变。

      享受巴西。

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  17. Many thanks,丹妮娅for this and the other relevant,encouraging articles.Do you recommend,在给编辑寄去修改的信时,that we also address any change not made with reasons?我特别为你在抚养孩子的过程中取得的学业成绩所鼓舞。我第三次来巴西,这次是富布赖特研究基金会,and am a single mom.My son,six,会有一段时间和我在一起。

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  18. 感谢您在雅加达的宝贵分享。

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  19. 感谢您的建议^^伟大的博客!Greetings from Portugal!!

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  20. Great article...very much helpful for PhDs ..thanks Tanya!!

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  21. Thanks for your pragmatic and sensible approach to this topic.伟大的建议!!

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  22. 谢谢你的博客。I used your approach and my first article was accepted after making one set of revisions in response to their suggestions.快速问题:编辑正在为标题页询问我的职业关系。I am working as a school teacher now and am not studying or working at a university.What do I list for professional affiliation??

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    1. Congrats!你可以使用Independent Scholar"或者你所在学校的名字。

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  23. Excellent step-by-step,no drama approach.I just submitted revisions and should have read this post first!I had three reviewers and seven pages of comments.It was hard to wade through and I ended up skipping many of the concerns of a certain type and made a blanket statement rather than compiling a full point-by-point.希望没问题,but I do see your point about a full and thorough response.Live and learn!(仍在交叉手指)谢谢!!

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  24. 真的,这非常有帮助。谢谢您!!

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  25. Wow.我不得不说这篇文章对我帮助很大!!收到一大堆评论后,我感到气馁。谢谢您!!

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  26. 当我第一次接受重大修订时,请阅读这篇文章,回复来自期刊的回复!这对组织一切都很有帮助,关于电子表格的一些东西使得修改更容易编写,并且不那么可怕/个人的:)谢谢!bepaly安卓客户端!

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  27. 读你的好文章,因为我现在有两个R&R(真的很高兴经过汗水和血液和害怕直接拒绝)!Then I saw what subject you're a professor in,真的,今天没有比你更相关的话题了!Respect!!

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  28. I submitted my first paper that I wrote on my own and was feverishly waiting for a response.我很高兴收到接受出版,subject to the changes recommended."我松了一口气。我有第二次机会!非常感谢你的指导。

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  29. Thanks for sharing this post!!
    I have a naive question regarding cover letter for journal submission.is the cover letter an attached word document or it is the content of the email itself??
    谢谢!!

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    1. 这取决于日志提交过程。These are usually online.If the journal submission is entirely through email,then the cover letter could be the content of the email itself.

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  30. Thanks for the very useful tips!!
    我已经收到了一份排名很好的杂志的R&R,我计划按照你的方法来回应。However,I'm buzzled by the Associate Editor comment:"作者需要将他们的论文分析直接与之前出现在our"journal".这个请求是非常不寻常的——至少在我过去的经验中,客户销售人员/审查人员可以请求引用特定的研究,但从来没有开放式请求引用特定的期刊。你怎么看的?最好的方法是什么来满足这样的要求??

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    1. 这是不寻常的,but my advice is to go ahead and do it.也许这就是他们成为good-ranking"journal.Read through the abstracts of the last few issues and see if you can find something recent to cite.

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