"Most academics have lots of rejection stories. Far fewer have rejection stories like Alison Gerber’s."
Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy
Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy. Good comments from ⁦⁩ & ⁦
Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy
This is awful, but hopefully just an incident: With we've a clear policy page and we are currently working on an overview of journal policies re. depositing pre-/postprint depositing in #media & #communicationstudies:
Questionable Rejection: Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a #preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?
"Sociologist says journal dismissed her paper because she'd shared it elsewhere as a #preprint -- even though the publication had a pro-preprint policy. How often does this happen?" #SocSciResearch #AcademicTwitter #OpenScience
NOT UNCOMMON: "Both the reviewer and the editor did not know their journal's own policy on preprints." This happens because editors and reviewers are themselves academics who generally have a wildly variable understanding of OA
Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy
One of a zillion stories about how scientific publishing is broken. And one of a zillion issues #PlanS can't solve. "Sociologist says journal rejected paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy" #openaccess
Sociologist says journal rejected her paper because she's shared it elsewhere as a preprint, against its own pro-preprint policy via
It's scary enough seeking public feedback on an unreviewed preprint (particularly if you're the sole author). Journals shouldn't add to the stress.