I had a submission to a Math Journal. I was tracking my paper: its status was under review for more than 5 months. It was rejected without any report from reviewers and I just received a comment from associated editor saying that the subject is more suitable for some other journals. I am confused. Why the editor did not desk reject and after 5 months under review made this decision. Where is referee report?
I would like to add a comment: one of articles in my reference list has a similar subject to my paper and was published in that journal. But they said that it is suitable for some other journals!!!