Previously Rejected Papers

The JFQA does not allow the resubmission of previously rejected papers.   In those cases where a previously rejected paper has been improved to the extent that it can reasonably be considered to comprise a substantially new paper, authors may submit the paper provided that their cover letter (i) makes explicit reference to the previously-rejected paper and (ii) specifies clearly why the paper under submission should be viewed as a new paper.   In this case, the assigned editor will determine whether the paper will be sent out for review.   In those cases where an author submits a modified version of a previously rejected paper without meeting these requirements, the paper will be desk rejected, and the JFQA will not consider further submissions from the corresponding author for a period of one year.