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Asking editors for similar journals

In addition to what others have said, you should remember that the editor has not evaluated your paper. They left that job to reviewers. So it is the reviewers who might be able to suggest alternative ...
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Asking editors for similar journals

wished me luck publishing this elsewhere This is just polite language. They probably do not care about your manuscript specifically; they certainly have also experienced papers being rejected, though,...
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Asking editors for similar journals

As a journal editor, if I see that something is obviously a good fit elsewhere, I recommend that journal in my rejection email. If you're really stuck on where to try to publish the work, consider ...
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Asking editors for similar journals

First, I think you have to ask yourself, "Why would the editor of a journal that rejected my paper know better than I do where else I might publish the piece?" It certainly isn't obvious to ...
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Are editors of top-tier journals biased in their decisions by the authors names and affiliations?

There're a lot of studies that indicate that the answer is "yes". Here's a recent example. Our analysis shows that editors tend to be more likely to invite high-scoring manuscripts for ...
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Are editors of top-tier journals biased in their decisions by the authors names and affiliations?

What "regulations" there are are just the policies of a given journal. I suspect that the policies of any reputable journal would be against this practice and would require that papers from ...
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection?

Here is some anecdotal personal experience: On several occasions I received "flattering" reviews that basically agreed that my paper was very good but still ended with a rejection for ...
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection?

Anyone can get rejected from a prestigious academic journal, but getting to referee review requires that you at least got past the desk review, which is something. You are correct that a paper that ...
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection?

Every editor is different and will react differently. I suggest that you don't flood them with information they might not need or want. You could, alternatively, offer to send them prior reviews on ...
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Speed of review with respect to the paper's quality

Assuming the editorial process runs how I know it, the fastest decisions are made when an editor decides to desk reject a paper. These are (normally) bad papers, and they are dealt with fast, because ...
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Speed of review with respect to the paper's quality

The quality of a paper can affect the amount of time that it takes to perform a good review in a number of ways, as noted by other answers. However (and I realise this isn't something you asked, but ...
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Speed of review with respect to the paper's quality

For the vast majority of peer reviews, the deciding factor is when the reviewer finds the time for it amongst all of their other duties. Quality doesn’t factor into this. My peer-review workflow is ...
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Speed of review with respect to the paper's quality

Very bad papers are easiest to review. The reviewer needs to point out one fatal flaw (e.g. see this paper which got the same results ten years ago; or Proposition x is wrong and here is why) and the ...
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Speed of review with respect to the paper's quality

There are too many variables so it can't be predicted. Some "well written" papers have little that is new in them and can be easily (quickly) rejected. Some, on the other hand, have deep ...
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