IJGE is an internationally well-respected journal in the field. The journal receives an exceptional number of manuscripts that have caused substantial delay, and we can only publish a small fraction of the submission. In order to save the work for the authors and referees, a careful prescreening is done before sending a submitted manuscript for external reviewing, because most of the scientists in the field are burdened by various reviewing requests. A substantial amount of manuscripts were returned without review due to limited publication space.
Your manuscript was first prescreened by the editors and/or the internal editorial board members who are specialized in the area. We are very sorry that we are unable to publish your manuscript in our journal. Please be assured that this editorial decision does not represent a criticism of the quality of your work, and neither are we questioning its value to others working in this area. We hope that you can submit it to other journals that fit the topic of your manuscript. We hope that this timely decision does not delay the publication of your manuscript.