Welcome to Universal Rejection
This is a website that celebrates the rejection of academic papers
We reject stuffs!
In fact, you can submit your academic paper here and we can guarantee you that it would be 100% rejected. That’s right, it’s not going to see the light of day. You’re just going to get a notification that your submission, regardless of its quality, regardless of how much time you put into it, and regardless of how important it is to you, has been 100% totally and completely rejected.
Now, with that out of the way, you may be thinking why on earth would people put up a website that automatically rejects all sorts of academic paper submissions? After all, isn’t the whole point of an academic or professional career to write, research and submit paper after paper to build a career? Why destroy that? Why celebrate the depression, the feeling of rejection, and the crushing feeling one gets when their academic paper is rejected?
Well, you can look at this website as a preemption website. In other words, we’re not going to candy coat what happens out there in the real world. In the real world of academic submissions and publications, the vast majority of papers, for whatever reason, are rejected. You need to wrap your mind around that central fact.
Unfortunately, a lot of academics, especially ones who are just getting started in their career, are completely clueless to this. They are under the impression that they just need to come up with the right paper at the right time that addresses the right issues and submitted to the right institutions and they will get the right results.. If only things were that easy. If only things flowed that way. Unfortunately, that’s not how life works.
You can say that this website operates with the philosophy of tough love. Oftentimes, the best form of love you can get from somebody is when they push you. When you get pushed, you become aware that it’s rough out there. Seriously.
There’s a lot of competition. There are going to be a lot of people who will tell you things that you don’t want to hear. There will be a lot of people who are out to burst your bubble. There are going to be people who will try to undermine you, sabotage you, and even backstab you. That’s the kind of harsh dog eat dog academic world we live in.
And to think that somehow, some way, that you are entitled to a smooth process of getting from Point A to Point B as you research, write and submit your paper is really foolhardy. And that’s putting it lightly. Seriously. Because you’re doing yourself a big disservice if you are assuming that somehow it’s going to be a cakewalk. It isn’t.
Look at the numbers
You only need to look at the numbers. Every single year, hundreds of thousands of academic papers from all sorts of research institutions are produced. There are many people who produced these materials. They can be tenured professors, they could be associate professors, adjuncts, often times they are PhD students and, in many cases, they are rank and file students. Maybe they’re working on a master’s thesis, or some are even undergraduates working on their senior thesis.
It don't matter
The vast majority of these papers get crushed. The vast majority of them get a big, fat no. And guess what? It doesn’t really matter whether you are a tenured professor or a wet behind the ears college senior just trying to pass a class by turning in a thesis.
And to think that somehow, some way, because you have climbed the academic ladder, that you have earned some level of deference, is really an exercise in self deception and delusion. The longer you hang on to that delusion, the longer you will continue to struggle because it’s rough out there.
A lot of future academics think that there is a huge golden employment opportunity in academia because of the baby boomers retiring. That’s wishful thinking. A lot of them actually are working well into their golden years. We’re talking about working in their 70’s and even 80’s. That’s the new academic economy we live in today.
And to think that you just need to submit your way into some sort of cushy academic job is just wishful thinking. It may have worked 30 years ago, but that kind of thinking is probably not going to serve you all that well in the here and now.
We care about you
This is the attitude this website has because, believe it or not, we care about you, that’s why we give you a push. We make you feel the sting of rejection so by the time you actually get hit with rejection after rejection by more prestigious academic bodies, you would have developed an immunity. And that, ultimately, is the effect that we’re trying to create.
Tough out there
Because like we said earlier, it is tough out there. This is no joke. And you have to understand that if you play the game in such a way that you are easily crushed, discouraged, diminished and marginalized, you are going to be destroyed, seriously, on so many different levels. Whether we’re talking about intellectually, academically, professionally, psychologically, spiritually, you name it.
And you’re not doing yourself any favors by treating yourself with kid gloves. It’s much better to develop a more calloused yet realistic attitude. It’s rough out there. That’s the reality. So the more rejections you get, the tougher you become. They become badges of honor instead of things that you actively fear and try to run away from.
Deal with it
Let me tell you, running away from your problems is not going to make your problems go away. If anything, they’re going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. Worse yet, you are even less prepared to stare them in they eye, stare them down, and deal with them.
Do yourself a big favor
Often times, you spend so much time running away from your problems that it doesn’t really take much difficulty for you to fold like a house of cards. Last time I checked, that is not exactly the best way to build a top notch academic career.
Do yourself a big favor, use this website to prepare yourself for academic rejections because they will come. It’s not a question of if, but when. So get ready. Prepare your best paper, come up with the best organization, research it really well, submit it, and then get rejected.
Understand how it works, absorb it, get over it, and move on. That is the best strategy in the dog eat dog world of modern academic employment. Otherwise, you’re just setting yourself up for failure.
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