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Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
The editor politely rejected the manuscript, without sending to external peer reviewers. This is not unusual for high impact journals, however, the decision for editorial rejection took almost two months. This is a long delay which was likely avoidable and impacted negatively on the novelty of the results presented in the manuscript. Editor's response: "The unfortunate fact is that we receive many more papers than we can publish, which means we must decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees, so that they may be sent elsewhere without delay. Decisions of this sort are made by the editors when it appears that papers - including those of high quality - are unlikely to succeed in the competition for limited space."