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First review round: 2.0 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Rejected.

The positive experience is, the review process only took two weeks. However, the editor wanted us to resubmit a "major revision" in just fourteen days, which is too short a period of time by any reasonable standard. More importantly, the reviewers' comments were written in poor English that was sometimes impossible to understand. Some of the comments demonstrated the fact that reviewers' didn't understand the paper. Some comments were about our English, which is a little strange given the incomprehensible way in which our reviewers themselves have rendered their comments. We informed the editorial assistant that we were going to withdraw our submission. However, the assistant insisted that we resubmit. We did, and our manuscript got rejected. One motivation was that our response was not polite, which we find rather weird a motivation for an academic journal. Our decision is to abstain from submitting to this journal again.

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Disciplines: Engineering

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