Reject Resubmit Letters From Editors: Pros and Cons
Experienced authors are familiar with the traditional types of letters from journal editors. accept, reject, and revise/resubmit. An increasingly evident fourth type of letter is reject/resubmit, whose benefits are a potentially quicker turnaround time, and slightly better chance of publication. The costs, however, include extra work for editors, reviewers, and authors. Editors are urged to consider these costs and benefits and to accurately communicate to authors about their chances for publication when deciding which type of letter to write.
Journal of Social Behavior and Personality
Range, L. M.,
Tingstrom, D. H.
(1992). Reject Resubmit Letters From Editors: Pros and Cons. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 7(3), 363-366.
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