Recently, I have had a manuscript rejected and have been part of a rejected group manuscript. Both will be re-written and resubmitted. There are many reasons for rejecting a manuscript, ultimately the peer review process forces us to higher achievements via the rejection process. As a peer reviewer I have rejected a few manuscripts, so I know the process from both sides. This comic is about the decidedly unfunny aftermath of manuscript rejection. All the usual caveats apply. Remember, these are trained cartoon characters – do not try this at home.



4 thoughts on “Rejection

  1. Roxane Magnus

    Sorry. 😦 but glad to see some humor inspite of the rejection. Hopefully you can muster the time and energy to keep working on it in order to get published

    1. biologistsoup Post author

      Hey Roxane! Oh my, no need to worry. The first has the problem that a sole reviewer did not understand what the manuscript was about – I need to write a little clearer exactly why the finding is important. The second one is a cool idea submitted to a very prestigious journal that rejects a lot of stuff – no problem. It is good to be challenged occasionally!

    1. biologistsoup Post author

      Dear Joshua, I am honored you like the cartoon. Of course you may use it. As always please cite the source. Peer review is so important, there are other peer review posts and cartoons on the site that may also interest you.


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