Sunday, February 17, 2008

The most apologetic conference rejection I've received:

From the PC Chair:
Please know that I understand how much work it is to do research
and write a paper. Rejection is never fun, happens to all of us, and there is likely always an element of misunderstanding to it.

Because CONFERENCE accepts such a small percentage of papers, however, rejection from CONFERENCE may not at all mean your paper will be rejected at other high quality conferences. To that end, I encourage you to take into account the reviewers' recommendations. They have spent many hours with your paper and their remarks (and even their misunderstandings) may help you to clarify your paper or perhaps to do some more work.
I can just imagine the PC sitting around a table, tears streaming down their eyes, as they pen this dejected missive to me.

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