In January 2016 I had submitted my work to Elsevier mathematics journal. For 8 months they kept my manuscript under review and for one month under status 'Decision in process'. Now the editor responded rejection with comments like following; "The manuscript is of limited interest to the readership of this journal, and I can not recommend it for publication". Is this fair to respond with such short review after such a long period of review ?
I am not in anyway want to justify that my work can not be rejected, but after such long wait I was expecting some decent comments.