Two months ago, I submitted a paper to a journal. Within two weeks, editor in chief gave me: "Invitation to Revise". He himself read the manuscript and provides some comments.
I worked on his comments during the past two months. Today I finished the revision and submitted the revised version of the manuscript in the journal submission system. Eight minutes later, editor-in-chief emailed me that the paper did not accept, please see the comments to the editors and reviewers at the end of email.
There were two lines of comments, telling me could you please submit the manuscript to our new special issue, with a link.
When I look at the web page of their special issue, I found out that their special issue submission, will start some month later and its deadlines are much later. I don't have so much time, to wait for this.
What can I do? Is it useful to email to EIC?
When I don't have the right to submit the manuscript to two journals at the same time, what prevents EIC and editors from acting unethically? Especially, when they have all the powers? EDIT: In response to comments, the question is:
Is there anywhere to complain about the behaviors of editors of journals except themselves?