Withdrawing a manuscript after review to submit to a higher profile journal is unethical!
I've never heard of such a thing.... "(...) submit a manuscript to medium-impact journals. If the journal accepts the manuscript with only minor suggestions for improvement, authors then withdraw the paper and aim for a higher–impact factor journal."
Hahahhahah no. “It is a violation of publishing ethics to use the peer review comments of one journal to mature a manuscript and submit to another with a higher impact factor.”
Do we think there are a lot of people regularly doing either of these things? Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
This speculation is inconsistent with my experience: "One may reasonably speculate that high-impact journals are better at engaging the best peer reviewers, who in turn will provide high-quality peer reviews."
Just come across this article (h/t ) - does anybody really try to 'game' peer review in this way?!!
HAHAHA!! The Onion really nailed this one.
It is a violation of publishing ethics to use the peer review comments of one journal to mature a manuscript and submit to another with a higher impact factor. #publishing #peerreview #academia #research #science #scichat #dopeoplereallydothis
LOL to the idea that anyone sends their paper to glam journals just to get free access to their high quality feedback.
I wonder if this is just a misunderstanding. My lab withdrew a paper after realizing there were more analyses they could do.