Rejection is a part of life – a big part. In science, it is a huge part.
|From Cassey and Blackburn (2004 - Bioscience).|
|Rejection rates are generally higher at "high impact" journals. (From Aarsen et al. 2008. Open Ecology Journal.)|
|But, actually, the journal with the highest rejection rate (100%) also has the lowest impact factor (undefined).|
|Although the publishing journal is usually "lower impact" than the first submission, you can sometimes move up the scale. From Colcagno et al. (2012 - Science).|
|Some of my frequently rejected highly cited papers.|
|Everybody's doing it - re-submission patterns among journals. From Calcagno et al. (2012 - Science).|