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Upside to a rejected manuscript

Kristen Sparrow • November 20, 2016


Modern innovations for acupuncture
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My mansuscript was rejected for the Journal of Medical Acupuncture.  Not sure what message to take from it.  The reasons they gave led me to believe that they didn’t really read the paper.  Oh well.  I’m linking to it here for me to self publish it just to put it to rest.  The upside is that my “trade secrets” will remain secret, which I actually think is a good thing.submission-journal-of-medical-acupuncture-one-manuscript-for-blog

The main lesson, I think, is that  any papers going forward need to be focused.  The concepts are pretty  foreign to most readers, and I need to educate more. And, granted, I haven’t had the breakthrough that I’ve been seeking, only incremental change.  So there is less reason for the readers to put in the work to read it.  I guess I get that.

What do I mean by a breakthrough?  I mean I would like to have some solid, undeniable answers to what will lead to a strong and definitive stress reduction treatment.  My hunch is that it depends on the patient, of course, and the HRV profile that they begin with.  So the treatment will be tailored to the patient depending on their HRV and TCM profile.

So here is my paper.  Spoiler alert, it doesn’t have any breakthrough’s.