I submitted a paper through ScholarOne Manuscripts 3 days ago. The first status that I am getting is "ADM: Awaiting Recommendation" , just after the initial status which was "ADM: Waiting for Admin Processing". I know the typical stages of a journal workflow. My Q is, has anyone had any experience with the particular status? Should I expect an outright desk rejection? N.B. I am aware that Awaiting Recommendation is generally seen post peer review. But mine is not the case as listed above. That is what confused me.