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First review round: 10.4 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Motivation:
The first round of review required only minor changes to the introduction and discussion (no method or results changes at all), but the editor decided to "reject with a recommendation to resubmit". Seemingly an attempt to manage their review speed metrics. On re-submission, one reviewer was unable to be re-engaged, and so a new reviewer was found. This new reviewer's comments were the most critical of the manuscript, but would have been very easily addressed if we had the chance. Unfortunately the editors decided to reject without giving us an opportunity to address these concerns many months into a long process. Overall, slow process and disappointing editorial decisions.

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Disciplines: Ecology

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