When you submit a manuscript for publication, you’re two most likely outcomes are: (a) reject and (b) revise and resubmit. Ideally, you will find yourself in a revise and resubmit situation more often than not. Do you know that it is extremely rare to get an accept/accept with revisions based on your initial submission? You can have a very successful career and only get reject and revise and resubmit as your results from a review.
Do you know that it is common for most people who get a revise and resubmit to never revise and resubmit? I’m not sure what y’all are doing with your papers, but I’m here to tell you that you are making a mistake if you walk away from a revise and resubmit.
So what do you do when you get a revise and resubmit?
Additionally, check out how to make a great letter to the editor explaining your revisions: