My work was rejected, what can I do?

A researcher may reject your work if they believe that some answers you gave are wrong, the study was not completed correctly, or that the instructions were not followed.

If you believe that your submission was rejected in error, you may decide to contact the researcher directly.

You can easily do this via our messaging system. Under "Manage Studies", click on the researcher's name to send them a message.

We are currently piloting certain mechanisms to make Prolific a fairer platform. Researchers now have to go through a rejection justification process, i.e. they need to specify (in a message to the participant) why exactly a submission is being rejected. 

If a submission is not entirely satisfactory to the researcher, under certain circumstances they may still choose to pay partial compensation to participants. 

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