Monday, January 23, 2012

The Most Rejected Paper?

Is this the most rejected paper in the history of economics?

Powdthavee, N. I Can't Smile Without You: Spousal Correlation in Life Satisfaction", Journal of Economic Psychology, 30(4), 675-689.

Rejected 15 times. I think 4 is pretty much my record. 4 journals, though, not counting revise and resubmits.


  1. If I may ask, where can somebody see the number of rejections?

  2. The blogpost I linked in the first line describes the history of the paper. Of course, I have no way of knowing if there is some other more rejected paper. But this seems quite high!