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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Editorial: To accept or not to accept: that is the question
Author(s): Brian J. Thompson

Paper Abstract

The final outcome of the review and editorial process is a decision to either ‘‘accept’’ the manuscript or ‘‘not to accept’’ the manuscript. I use those two terms on purpose rather than the more common pair of outcome terms of ‘‘accept’’ and ‘‘reject.’’ When editors get together the question is usually asked: ‘‘What is your rejection rate?’’ as if that is somehow a measure of the quality of the journal—the more papers you reject the more stringent the selection process and hence the inferred higher quality of those that are accepted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(11) doi: 10.1117/1.601040
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 11
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Brian J. Thompson, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

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