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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blast from the Past: Rejecting the First Submission.

Editor's note: A bit of history to share today.  We dug up the rejection letter that went to the very first person to submit to JofUR.  Back then (i.e., two months ago) we had more energy for this whole endeavor, and actually sent the paper out for review as promised on the website.

Dear NB,

We have received the referee's report on your paper "Defending Tarski."  It read:
"Hi Caleb, You don't really need feedback on this, do you?"

As you can see, this was not the most glowing endorsement.  I'm afraid we're going to have to pass on publication of your manuscript.  Don't take it too hard; it's just a policy we have.

Best,
Caleb

p.s.  You have the very distinct honor of being the very first person to submit to JofUR.  I hope you cherish it, and print and frame this email for your wall.

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Caleb Emmons, PhD
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Universal Rejection

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