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Outcome of manuscripts rejected for publication in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: do not lose hope
Department of Radiology, GATA Haydarpaşa Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Department of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, GATA Haydarpaşa Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Department of Cardiology, GATA Haydarpaşa Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Department of Radiology, Pamukkale University Medical Faculty, Denizli, Turkey
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -
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Purpose: To investigate the outcome of the submissions rejected by Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (DIR).
Methods: We identified all submission rejected by DIR between 1 August 2012 and 31 December 2013 and using the titles of the rejected manuscripts as well as the initials of the authors we conducted a MedLine/PubMed and Google Scholar search to identify those subsequently published in other journals.
Results: A total of 309 (71.3%) manuscripts out of 433 submitted to DIR between 1 August 2012 and 31 December 2013 were rejected after peer-review. Of these, 183 (59.2%) were subsequently published in a total of 141 journals within a median of 11-month (IQR: 7–18 months) duration. Overall 112 (61.2%) of the rejected manuscripts were published in 98 (69.6%) non-radiology journals. Thirty (35.2%) of the journals that published 35 (19%) of the rejected manuscripts had higher impact factors than DIR. The odds of a paper to receive a citation was significantly higher if it was published in DIR than elsewhere (odds ratio [OR]=9.2; 95%CI= 4.3-19.5) and the mean (± SD) number of citations per paper was higher in accepted versus rejected manuscripts (1.51± 1.688 vs. 0.19± 0.478, p<0.001).
Conclusion: We found that more than half of the manuscripts rejected by DIR were eventually published elsewhere within one-year after rejection.