Hi all, I just wanted to make a suggestion to all authors: When you update a file after it has been soft rejected, you will help the staff to review that file quickly if you provide full information in the “Comments To Reviewer” field.
I’d like to suggest that rather than say something like “Hope it’s ok now” you actually copy and paste the reviewer’s rejection note into the comments, and then list what changes you have made eg:
1. I have zipped the main file. 2. I have watermarked the preview.
If you don’t provide this information it means we have to look at the notes for the file, and although we would still look at them, it just helps if we know straight away what we are looking for.
If you can also remember that you should only replace the files that have been requested this will also speed things up, often authors will attach all the files again which means we have to download and proof them again too.
I had a composition soft rejected for having too long of silence in the end. I forgot to do what you suggested, but I will make sure to copy and paste the previous criticisms from now on…still waiting on my track “Credit the Strings” to be re-evaluated for approval. Good to know this info.