Neither the editor-in-chief nor the associate editor provided any reason why the manuscript was rejected in the letter of rejection. My co-authors and I were told to refer to referee comments (i.e. work it out yourself). Neither referee stated that the manuscript should be rejected (which in my view would have been inappropriate in any case). My co-authors and I felt that we could have easily addressed all comments provided by the referee (many of them being editorial). Therefore after waiting for over 3 months for a response, we were very disappointed to have the work rejected without editorial input.