International Journal of Social Welfare

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Disciplines: Social work

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Latest review

First review round: 15.6 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

The editor rejected the revised version of the paper based on the decision of the 2nd reviewer's point, which was completely based on the type of data used for the analysis and nothing else. The 2nd reviewer pointed out that they did not even bothered looking at the revisions due to the fact that the use of cross-sectional data cannot be used to disentangle hypotheses as proposed in the paper. The journal had already published several similar papers using cross-sectional data to draw upon similar theses/causal mechanisms - under the same editor. Further, if this were to be an issue, the editor should have desk rejected it not make it go through a one year review process and have such positions made clear in the "about the journal" section and or instructions to authors.