It seems that publishing is harder than ever. When I write about quality in laboratory medicine I either critique other articles with a letter to the editor or provide my own recommendations. This later type of article is more difficult because when I write why I’m recommending “B” and not “A”, the reviewers seem to belong to the “A” group and find ways to dismiss my piece.
The latest paper, written with George Cembrowski, is a recommendation to use error grids. It was rejected by two journals and now should appear after the third try in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. This did happen once before.