in San Diego so my husband can attend an editorial meeting for a scientific
journal. We met another editor in the lobby of the hotel. This man looks just
like Santa Claus, except that he doesn’t always wear red. He’s also smart and
funny like I imagine Santa would be.
can, perhaps, all agree that many manuscripts are submitted before they’re
ready, and part of the job of any editor is to reject submissions. This morning, Santa told us that at a previous
meeting, he was accused of being mean because he’d rejected the largest
percentage of submissions of all the editors.