Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thoughts From A Journal Editor

Preston Mcafee provides thoughts on being an editor and understanding editors.

I would add that editors should not describe why they reject work in their rejection letters.  Except in rare cases, they always say something that is nonsensical and/or reveals they know little about the paper.  

I think editors usually don't know exactly why they reject a manuscript; they cannot accept them all.  They then feel like they have to base their decision off of some logic, so they seek for that logic, but do it quickly--and consequently, poorly.

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