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Journal of Development Studies

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First review round: 16.1 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Rejected.

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Both reviews said they liked the paper and the comments were small things to fix. The editor even mention in his rejection that both reviews liked the paper but that because of the large amount of submitting they received they rejected it. I was able to make the changes the reviews suggested in same day and submitted to another journal. It seems the editor should have desk rejected the paper if he felt the topic was not a match for the paper, but honestly I am not sure why the paper was rejected. Also one of the reviewers clearly did not read the paper as his comments made little to no sense.

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Disciplines: Development

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