Anger: "I hate this reviewer who is a total jerk and who only rejected my article because he has something against me. I also hate my discipline and all those nasty jerks who got their stupid articles accepted."
Bargaining. "Will you accept the article if I make these changes?"
Depression. "Who cares about getting tenure anyways? The world is empty and the life is meaningless so who cares about little things like rejected articles?"
Acceptance. "It might actually be a good thing that this article got rejected. It could use a lot more work after which I'll be able to submit it to a much more prestigious journal."
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