Two weeks after sending my manuscript to a journal, it was rejected in the pre-review stage and hence, there were no comments from reviewers about problems with the paper.
- Can poor scientific writing be the reason for this fast rejection?
- What do editors do in the pre-review stage?
- How can I diagnose problems with a rejected paper?
Thank you for submitting your article to AIDS.
Unfortunately, your paper did not receive a high enough priority rating, and the Editors have decided that it should not be accepted for publication in AIDS.
Decisions regarding acceptance of papers in AIDS are made in reference to the Editors pre-review and also in relation to the standard of other papers submitted. Our rejection rate is more than 70% and to save time the Editors of the Journal collectively evaluate submissions and consider whether a panel of other reviewers should review the article by determining if it would be of high enough interest to be selected for publication. On this occasion the Editors assessed your article without asking for formal reviews. There are therefore no reviewers' comments.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your work. We regret that we cannot publish your paper at this time, but we hope that you will consider submitting future papers to AIDS.