How to read a journal acceptance letter

Former journal editor Gerald Stone said an article isn’t dead until you as an author decides to bury it. Some authors, he said, don’t know that the letter they receive is an acceptance letter — the editor only wants the author to make revisions and resubmit. Instead, strangely, they take it as rejection.

For this reason, Stone said, when you get a letter from a journal that will tell you whether your article has been accepted or not, follow this procedure: