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Multiple simultaneous submissions to journals

colemanr at garnet.berkeley.edu colemanr at garnet.berkeley.edu
Mon Jan 3 17:31:22 EST 1994

In article <93355.134537FORSDYKE at qucdn.queensu.ca>,
 <FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA> wrote:
>In article <1993Dec20.204932.27287 at midway.uchicago.edu>, 
> jm68 at quads.uchicago.edu
>(James R. Mensch Jr.) says:
>>   While I sympathize with your desire for quick feedback on submitted
>>articles, does (would) not multiple simultaneous submission result in
>>greater editorial/reviewer load, and thus increase the eventual lag?
>>I am assuming that others will choose as their "secondary..." journal your
>>(or anyones) "primary" journal.  The ultimate solution to the problem
>>would seem to lie in improving the efficiency of the review process.
Perhaps the review process could be more efficient, but I think the whole
system could be vastly improved if people would take more care when 
submitting their papers.  I am getting really tired of receiving manuscripts
to review that are obviously not the authors best work: poor writing, 
sloppy organization, bad graphs.  In short, the authors just didn't really
think about what they were doing -- they just submitted and hoped the
reviewers would fix the paper.  This is the real problem in the system.
I think that ideally a reviewer should only have to correct points of fact,
and to argue logic and points of view and the reviewer shouldn't have to
wade through a bunch of crap to do these jobs.  
-- Ron Coleman
   colemanr at garnet.berkeley.edu 

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