A paper in Science covering over 80 thousand articles in 923 scientific journals finds that rejected papers are ultimately cited more than first acceptances.

In my experience, this is true. One of my most read and cited articles was rejected by two crappy little journals before getting accepted by a really prestigious one. I was insecure and kept applying to crappy places because I didn’t think I deserved being published in a good journal.

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