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Handling Manuscript Rejection: Insights From Evidence and Experience

Karen L. Woolley, PhD; J. Patrick Barron, BA
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*From ProScribe Medical Communications (Dr. Woolley), Queensland, Australia; and International Medical Communications Center (Mr. Barron), Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Correspondence to: Karen L. Woolley, PhD, e-mail: kw@proscribe.com.au


Disclosures: Professor Woolley is a paid university lecturer in medical writing and drug development and is also the Chief Executive Officer of ProScribe Medical Communications. ProScribe Medical Communications PhD-qualified professional medical writers are paid by academics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical clients to help authors prepare manuscripts and respond to reviewers' comments. ProScribe staff do not ghostwrite. Professor Barron is a salaried employee of Tokyo Medical University and is in charge of the International Medical Communications Center. Staff at the center help authors prepare manuscripts and respond to reviewers' comments; they do not ghostwrite.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/misc/reprints.shtml).


Chest. 2009;135(2):573-577. doi:10.1378/chest.08-2007
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The purpose of this article is to provide authors with insights gained from evidence and experience on how to handle rejected manuscripts.

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