Q: Is it possible to resubmit a manuscript previously rejected to the same journal after making significant changes?
After my manuscript was rejected by Journal A, I made significant changes to the contents and the title, and submitted it to Journal B. It was rejected because of 30% match on the similarity check by iThenticate, and they offered to transfer my manuscript to Journal A. Is it possible to resubmit my manuscript to the same Journal A under this offer?
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The answer depends on what was the reason for rejection from Journal A. If Journal A rejected the manuscript due to it not meeting the journal’s aims and scope, then we would not advice you resubmitting to Journal A, even after revisions. However, if the reason was rejection was due to low priority or with reviewers’ comments or due to high similarity index, then you can consider resubmitting to the journal A again after making significant revisions.