crapshoot

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crapshoot

n. a gamble; a matter of chance. (Like a crap [dice] game.) The stock market isn’t concerned with value anymore. It’s just a crapshoot.
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Getting published is a crapshoot because even if you write a decent paper, the chances are good that a large fraction of scholars in the field will not see it that way.
2) Under this assumption, getting a decent paper published becomes a crapshoot because it depends on who you get as a referee.
A good deal of evidence suggests that the refereeing process resembles a crapshoot.
It is these biases that make the refereeing process a crapshoot.
Towards this end, here are three tips for maximizing your chances of getting published in a system that is partly a crapshoot and partly triage.
First, to persevere in a crapshoot with the odds stacked against you means developing a tough skin.