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Responding to Reviewer Comments: Turning Your Good Manuscript Into a Great Publication

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Rejection of your manuscript is just the first step on the path to publication of your research report. Reviewers ask you to adopt their favorite theoretical framework, redo the data analysis, write the paper they want to read, and add lots of new material, all despite the editor’s demand to make it 500 words shorter. Use all of this to make your published report better. We will provide a road map and chart alternative routes to acceptance, pointing out landmines along the way.


Participants are invited to have on hand a decision letter asking for revisions of a manuscript. Best would be a recent manuscript they need to revise and resubmit.


At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Have a template to structure responses to reviewer comments and editor concerns.
  2. Identify key decision points in how to proceed with a rejected manuscript.
  3. Outline strategies to solve problems posed by reviewer comments.


  • 12:00-12:10pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
  • 12:10-1:10pm – Presentation
  • 1:10-1:25pm – Questions and Answer Section
  • 1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey


Jan 19 2022


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm