as an associate editor for the Journal of Crustacean Biology, journals
typically publish the acceptable manuscripts submitted to them. Journals
rarely commission papers, unless there is a specific theme for a given issue.
Sometimes you get plenty of articles on a variety of topics submitted, but the
authors have done a terrible job. When paper is submitted that is in need of
revision, it is up to the editor and reviewers to alert the authors, who may
or may not want to bother and either submit elsewhere or are demoralized and
advice is, if you want to see more articles on other taxa, then write them or
encourage and/ or collaborate with others to get them written. Remember that
whatever you write will get marked up extensively. That is okay. The editorial
and review processes are designed to help you to be a better writer. Do not be
discouraged if your article gets trashed. The review process is there to make
you the author and the journal stronger.
would also like to mention that our beloved editor always sends pleas for
article submissions out on the Aroid List. So, obviously there are needs
amongst the readership and the editorship.
and I like tuberous aroids too, so there.
days to all,
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