crazyliblady writes "I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to get published in journals for several months now. Both journals I tried to published in told me my writing was not "groundbreaking." I agree that is not the most exciting topic, but it is interesting and important. I read the "instructions for authors" section for the first journal where I sent my article. It did not have very specific about what types of articles they published, so I looked at older issues. It had some articles published along these lines, but nothing I would consider "groundbreaking." I even contacted the editor by email with a description of the article before sending it. The editor indicated she liked the idea and forwarded it to the column editor, who indicated she also liked it and told me to send it in. I did send it in, but was told it was not right. If journal publishers have specific requirements on subject matter, why is that not stated in the "instructions for authors."
I would like to suggest a discussion topic for strategies in getting published in journals."