Why Your Academic Articles Are Always Accepted, and 5 Things That Tells You About Your Academic Career

By Sara McAdory-Kim

So you’re an academic, probably early, or at least early-ish, in your career. And, as you must in this publish-or-perish world, you’ve submitted your work to various journals in your field, spent weeks or months (or possibly years!) waiting anxiously to hear back from editors, perhaps submitted a few revisions…and every time, you get that email that begins with “Congratulations!”

So you wonder:

Why Do All My Articles Get Accepted?

I thought academia was about rejection. Am I doing something wrong?

Probably not. Or at least, not exactly. But this unusual (some might say unbelievable) situation can give you some hints to help you steer your career as an academic.

Reason 1: You’re Not Aiming High Enough When Choosing Journals

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