I recently submitted my first paper to the Journal of Universal Rejection. Here’s my correspondence.

Dear Editor,

Please find attached our manuscript “Entanglement dynamics and quasi-periodicity in discrete quantum walks” for consideration for rejection from The Journal of Universal Rejection. In this paper we study the use of the quantum walk formalism in the preparation of entangled states as a resource for other quantum information processing tasks. We show that, surprisingly, highly irregular, almost chaos-like dynamics emerge when boundary conditions are imposed on the graph on which the walk is taking place. As numerous experimental groups are beginning to experimentally demonstrate elementary quantum walks, our study is topical and relevant. We hope you will consider our paper for rejection.


Dr. Peter P. Rohde
BE (Hons I), PhD

Dear Dr. Rohde,

Thank you for your submission “Entanglement dynamics and quasi-periodicity in discrete quantum walks” to the Journal of Universal Rejection.

A thorough review of your paper led us to the conclusion: revise and resubmit.  Here is what we would like to see:
* Perform a linear walk experiment on an infinite graph
* Put in a picture of the Bifurcation diagram of the logistic map, because that is cool, and
* Translate your paper into rhymed couplets.

Let me know if you should need further clarification about any of these suggestions.

Should you carry out the above steps, acceptance is not guaranteed. We will of course need to review your paper again.

Best regards,

Dear Dr. Emmons,

Thank you for taking the time to review our manuscript. Regrettably our institution is undergoing funding cuts which will rule out the possibility of performing an experiment with an infinite sized graph. Thus we will be unable to satisfy the requirements of the reviewers.

Kind regards,

Peter Rohde.

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