Editors are editors, not oracles

Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
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Farji-Brener and Kitzberger (2014; hereafter FBK) resurrect the issues of Farji-Brener (2007) concerning manuscripts that are submitted to journals but that are not sent out for peer review: a process we call “reject following editorial review” (RFER). We thank FBK for reviving discussion about this important topic as new challenges, including new publication outlets, peer-review models, and an increasingly complex and voluminous scientific literature, are emerging across the publication landscape. While we disagree with FBK's perspective and conclusions, we recognize that this discussion can help to improve editorial and publication processes, and we welcome the opportunity to inform the ecological community about the current status of editorial practice at ESA journals.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Editors are editors, not oracles
Series title Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
DOI 10.1890/0012-9623-95.4.342
Volume 95
Issue 4
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Ecological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Seattle
Description 5 p.
First page 342
Last page 346
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