Early career researchers, however youthfull and lacking publication practice, are strongly motivated to shove their way through the academic publishing world—a world utter of frustrations, ups and downs, and more frequent disappointments than successes. Some of the frustrations these researchers encounter are infrequently addressed. Editors often write editorial chunks on how to get accepted or published, go after guidelines of the journal, or conduct decent research, all of which are very useful and informative topics. However, what early career researchers could indeed benefit from, for example, are tips on how to improve their manuscript after it has been rejected by a journal, especially in the case of desk rejections accompanied by the generic response of “not of interest to our[…]