Asian Journal of Andrology is an international peer-reviewed
journal. It is the official journal of the Asian Society of
Andrology, and is sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia
Medica at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai
Jiao Tong University. With a focus on new basic and clinical
(including modern, traditional and epidemiological) research
on andrology, primary research papers are complemented by
Reviews, Research Highlights, Commentaries, Opinions and
Perspectives. Its 2010 2010 Impact Factor is 1.549, ranking third
in five international andrological journals.
The reject rate of AJA is as high as 75%. The reasons for
rejections are multiple, and the major ones are grouped into two
kinds of causes: Interior causes (ethical or scientific) (70%-80%)
and Exterior causes (20%-30%).
Interior causes include: Duplicate publication (publish in
different language, above 70% major results are same; Duplicate
submission; Plagiarism (scientific contents or writings); Does
not or tolerably fit the scope of the journal; Lack of novelty and
broad significance (only say yes, etc); Too simple or superficial to
be published as an article; Weak logical reasoning or discussion;
Little strong evidence for the conclusions that are drawn; Poor
or defective experiments or methods (no control or insufficient
sample); Wrong or no data statistics analysis; The absence of
important materials, experiments or data.
Exterior causes include: Poor language; does not meet the
format requirements of AJA; Poor presentation; Incomplete,
inaccurate, or outdated references; Dose not satisfy or convince
To manage to avoid or eliminate all characteristics of rejected
articles before submission, will increase the possibility that your
article will be accepted.
The submission checklist below is provided for your reference
when submitting your article anywhere:
1. Fit the scope of the journal?
2. Meet the format requirement?
3. Confident in English and presentation?
4. All important and necessary references?
5. Figures and tables meet the requirement?
6. All statistics analysis is correct?
7. A golden time to submit?
8. The preferred referees?
9. The unpreferred referees?
10. COVER LETTER
Good luck with your articles anywhere!