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International Journal of Public Administration

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Duration first review round 4.8 mnths compare →
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First review round: 30.9 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

The editor handled the paper with a great deal of subjectivity, ignored the external review process and rejected the paper after more than 2 years. The editor kept requesting minor changes, particularly strengthening a political stance on country, he feels it should be criticized. Then without clear reasons, the editor rejected the paper citing changed review criteria (after 2 years and acceptance by reviewers). This was not objective nor professional. It is really the most unfair process I experienced in my whole career.

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