I am new to this forum and although I have found comparable questions (Can I submit the anonymous referee report from a previous submission to another journal together with my manuscript?), none seem directly related to my specific problem.
My field is medicine and I work as a clinician scientist at a hospital. Earlier this year, I submitted a manuscript to a Q1 journal. The article has been rejected - based on 3 reports from reviewers. One of the reviewers is easily identifiable. The field I work in is very small and because of that I am 99.9% sure who that person is.
We wish to resubmit this manuscript to another journal. We revised the manuscript based on the comments. However, said reviewer is part of the editorial board of the journal we want to submit to.
How would you proceed? Shall I include the comments from the previous reviewers or shall I refrain from choosing that journal?
My field is very small and the number of eligible journals is limited. Thank you for your advice!