Why I reject papers in journals?

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As a reviewer in several journals in the field of Catalysis, I have recommended to reject nearly 80% of manuscripts (of about 30 manuscripts) which was sent to me by the editors in the last two years. Most of the manuscripts submitted were from universities in China. I do not know, if this is a coincidence or because so many manuscripts was submitted from the Chinese university. However, I also found that the quality of some manuscripts submitted from leading universities in Europe was low.

The following are the reasons why I do not accept manuscripts for publication:
Originality. Usually in a paper that is not original, the results is very easy to predict.
Speculation. Discussion and conclusion are not supported by the complete set of accurate data. Because of that the jump into conclusion statement was found in the manuscript.
Logic. The analytical technique used is not appropriate, nor logic in analyzing the data.

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Hadi Nur

I enjoy living in Johor Bahru area and always seek the truth.

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