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17 Feb

I’m trying to publish a paper on some qualitative research I performed in my second year of med school.  The research certainly had its flaws but, in the end, provided some valuable insights.  Getting qualitative research published is tricky, and all the rejection I’ve received in my quest has built character.

Consider this final quote from my most recent reviewer:

The above are just a few random thoughts rather than a detailed assessment of this manuscript as here is no need to put salt on every slug in sight.  Nonetheless, I fail to see how this manuscript can be of interest to people with a genuine understanding of qualitative research or to clinicians who value evidence above unsubstantiated opinion.

For the record, the second reviewer thought the paper should be accepted for publication without modification.  Shoot.