How item rejections and/or recalls are computed


My query has to do with how article rejections and/or withdrawals are computed in some particular cases:

  • When an author stops responding, is it marked as rejected, or is there any other way to mark it? Because in some cases the article was not rejected, the author simply dropped out of the editorial process.
    Sometimes, when they haven’t made it to the first stage in those cases we remove them, but we are not sure if it is the right thing to do and how it impacts on the journal statistics.
  • Other times authors write to us and ask to withdraw the article from their submission, do we remove them or reject them? This can happen at any stage of the process.

Thank you very much for any clarification you can give me on this issue.
Best regards,

Hi @mcarabel,

Thanks for your question. Other users have requested a “withdrawal” option in OJS to provide another option instead of rejection for articles where the author stops responding or withdraws their paper. There is an open issue for this in PKP’s Github repository, where we manage and track our software development: Allow papers to be withdrawn without recording a rejected decision · Issue #1813 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub

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