Editors are editors, not oracles
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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Editors are editors, not oracles|
|Series title||Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America|
|Publisher||Ecological Society of America|
|Contributing office(s)||Coop Res Unit Seattle|