I'm submitting a paper on image processing.
I previously submitted it to peerj, but they rejected it with this message:
I am afraid that your submission does not fit our Scope - https://peerj.com/about/aims-and-scope/cs - because PeerJ only considers and publishes Research Articles with primary data and experimental results across the whole of Computer Science.
Ok, so I need to find a journal with a matching scope
So I tried IEEE transactions on signal processing.
On the web submission form I see this message
Is this manuscript a re-submission or shortened version of a previously rejected manuscript? If you answer "Yes", specify the journal and manuscript ID of the previous submission and upload a response to the previous review. Please read the IEEE Signal Processing Society policy 6.16 "Handling of Rejected Papers" before resubmitting the manuscript.
The web form however does not appear to provide any have any field where I can specify the requested information. Also, peerj does not appear to provide any kind of "manuscript ID", since the paper was rejected, it is not even publicly available as a pre-print.
What should I do in this situation?