Audio RA, Stahel RA, Aapro MS et al. Review. Successful publishing: how to get your paper accepted. Surgical Oncology 2009;18(4):350-6
Starting from an historical perspective, ethical issues in publishing are discussed and technical suggestions on how to get the final draft accepted for publication are outlined.
The rejection of a manuscript is a frustrating experience and is mostly due to poor experimental design, failure to conform to the target journal, methods not described in detail, confusing presentation of tables and figures, conclusions not supported by data, etc. Reasons for rejection are listed and described in detail.