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    1. 43 Garvey Linn and Tomita 1972 discovered that almost 1/3 of authors who had a paper rejected had "abandoned the subject matter area of their articles" within a year (p. 214).

      Garvey, William D., Nan Lin, and Kazuo Tomita. 1972. “Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: III. Information-Exchange Processes Associated with the Production of Journal Articles.” Information Storage and Retrieval 8 (5): 207–21. doi:10.1016/0020-0271(72)90031-9.

    1. On the cost rejected papers add to the peer review system (p. 119): "The cost to the academic community of refereeing was estimated by Tenopir and King in 1997 to be $480/article (based on an average time 3–6 hours per article by each of 2–3 referees). At 2004 levels this is approximately $540 per submitted article. Clearly,the percentage ofpapers which are rejected makes a difference to the over- all cost to the journal; in a reasonable quality journal at least 50% of papers will be rejected, while some top journals (e.g. Nature) may reject as many as 90%. Most articles get published somewhere, and as they work their way through the system, being refereed for different journals, they accumulate additional cost; indeed, it couldbe said that a poor (or, at least, inappropriately submitted) article costs the system much more overall than does a good one."