Revise and Resubmit

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae, Theresa MacPhail discusses how to respond to anonymous reviewers’ comments on your work. She advises:

“After reading through a reviewer’s comments for the first time, do nothing. Or, rather, vent to yourself. Call a sympathetic friend and complain. Eat some chocolate or potato chips. Watch some bad TV. Allow yourself the freedom to wallow for a moment. Whatever you do, do not respond to your editor or your reviewers immediately. Do not craft a snarky email and press send. . . .  Read your comments again and again. Make notes. Repeat the mantra: This is not about me. This is not about me. This is not about me. Read the next two parts in this series on how to translate and incorporate common reviewer comments. Get back to work. You’ve got an article or a book to revise. “

Details here: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/830-the-revise-and-resubmit-series-part-1-coping-with-criticism

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