Letter from the Editor: Why Are Papers Desk Rejected at European Accounting Review? (note)


European Accounting Review

juillet 2017, vol. 26, n°3, pp.411-418

Départements : Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion, GREGHEC (CNRS)

The aim of this note is to present desk rejections made by EAR in 2016 and also to provide some suggestions to authors in order to avoid these desk rejections.(Partial reproduction of the Letter published in the EAA Newsletter No. 57, March 2017)Desk rejection is often feared by authors and generates a lot of disappointment. As explained by Craig (2010 Craig, J. B. (2010). Desk rejection: How to avoid being hit by a returning boomerang. Family Business Review, 23, 306–309. doi: 10.1177/0894486510386024[Crossref], [Web of Science ®], [Google Scholar], p. 306), ‘the stories of woe are commonplace in conference hotel bars, campus coffee shops, and faculty photocopy room conversations, and reactions are shared in colorful language in various post rejection emails and phone calls among disenchanted authors’.In a previous newsletter,11 all notes Salvador Carmona, Past Editor of EAR, had written a text on ‘Avoiding desk rejections’. In the present text, I would like to extend my predecessor’s view by adding some new insights, based on statistics drawn from my first year of editorship at EAR. These statistics will also highlight the unfortunate development of ethical issues.The aim of the present letter is not only to provide some suggestions to authors in order to avoid these desk rejections but also to explain the functioning of our journal in full transparency