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Journal Article

Publication Details

Accepted Version.

Craig, J. B. (201). Desk rejection: How to avoid being hit by a returning boomerang. Family Business Review, 23(4), 306-309.

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2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 150399

© Copyright J. B. Craig, 2010.


Manuscripts are desk rejected when they do not fit the mission of the journal or are too underdeveloped to benefit from the review process. In such cases, two members of the editorial team go through the manuscript and provide a developmental letter to author or authors to advance the article further. This helps free up the time of editors and reviewers to concentrate on the most promising manuscripts.



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