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Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies

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First review round: 6.7 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Drawn back.

I received 3 review reports, but all separately, and they were all on the original submission. The second revision was not the result of the first revision, and the third not on the first or the second revisions. It was puzzling to respond to the second review because s/he was referring to the original submission, while I was looking at the revised m.s. Some of the recommendations offered by those two reviewers were contradictory. After the revision in March, I waited for 6 months. And then I was asked to revise my paper again based on another review by the third reviewer. This feedback had nothing to do with the revisions done previously. The third reviewer offered a short paragraph complimenting on the paper and asked a question without any input. The question clearly reflected the lack of competency and understanding of the paper. And yet, the managing editor was asking me to revise the paper again. At that point, I decided to withdraw my submission because I was so fed up with dealing with this journal. I wasted one year and one month. This is the worst experience I ever had.

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