US MDMA/PTSD Pilot Study Manuscript Rejected

We learned a few weeks ago that the Archives of General Psychiatry rejected our manuscript about MAPS flagship U.S. MDMA/PTSD pilot study. While we are very disappointed that the paper was rejected, we knew that it would be a long shot since this is the leading journal in the field of psychiatry and it has a conservative reputation. While some of the reviewers comments were quite insightful, other comments about MDMAs safety and the study design were simply mistaken. We are in the process of taking the insightful comments into consideration and rewriting the paper for submission to a new journal.