No-one likes to be rejected at anything in life……Sometimes the output does not cut the mustard and you have to accept it, many times you feel aggreived.
You just have to grin and bear it whilst you have to suffer paper after paper of unreproducible stuff from the opinion leaders. I recently got this from an editor about a paper on B cells in MS. Here is their advice.
“We would also ask you to consider including additional international opinion leaders as co-authors (we have found this greatly increases citation rates, to everyone’s benefit, as well as promoting collaboration)”.
Maybe I can take the insult….but ProfG (a co-author on the paper)?….Maybe he has just been doing a bunk off work and not really going to those International meetings he says he is going to :-(?
Oh course this in small fry in comparision to the issues that you may face, but when you ask why am I bitter and twisted…This may help you understand 🙂