Desk Rejections

Author: Joseph Weiler
Published: 14.11.2022
I know the feeling. It has happened to me more than once, twice and thrice. ‘They didn’t even send it to peer review?!*&%#@.’ On one occasion it was subsequently published in another journal and is one of my most cited pieces! Regrettably, neither EJIL nor I•CON has the human resources to send a fully reasoned letter to authors in all cases of desk rejections. We therefore want to set out here and explain the procedure at these Journals that results in a desk rejection. Context is important. Both EJIL and I•CON publish around 60-70 articles a year. This means that…