What to do with rejections and appeals

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why journals reject research
  • Evidence on what might lead to rejection
  • How to interpret rejection letters
  • What to do after rejection
  • Waste in research and how to avoid it
  • When and how to appeal against rejection.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

26 Jan 2016

Last updated

26 Jan 2016