Some of the unsolicited messages received by our editorial staff


"Thank you so much! You are one of the most dedicated editors I've ever worked with. It's my honor to contribute to RCR, and I am looking forward to seeing the piece out. (...) I can not thank you enough for your insightful guidance, the manuscript would not be where it is at now without your invaluable advice," and “Many thanks again to your invaluable guidance, for which I am immensely grateful." Jie Xu (Villanova University, USA)


"You are one of the VERY best editors I have ever had the privilege to work with in my three decades of publishing! Thank you so much." W. James Potter (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)


"I want to sincerely thank you for all of the hard work you did to shepherd my recent article through the publication process. (...) you put so much time and effort into ensuring my reviews were thorough and clear." Erin E. Hollenbaugh (Kent State University at Stark, USA)


"This is by far the nicest rejection, probably ever in the history of rejections (…) I am impressed by this journal and its efforts related to encouraging scholars to conceptually map and evaluate the state of literature. Thank you for your leadership. This sort of journal is necessary as the number of journals has proliferated. I will consider this journal following the completion of several other manuscripts I am planning (…) Thank you for your timely response so that I can move forward elsewhere with this piece."


"(…) count me in/let me know! I think you've done something really impressive putting this together and drawing so many top scholars writing interesting contributions." Mike Schmierbach (Pennsylvania State University, USA)


"I continue to be enormously impressed with you as an editor. You do it all well, even down to the smallest of line edits. Thank you so much for all the quality you added to our work." W. James Potter (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)


“wow, I honestly salute the way in which you engage with the authors! It’s a very respectful and motivating tone! The feedback for (name suppressed) and (name suppressed) is massive, but at the same time, it’s very helpful and you all really invested time in helping them to improve the manuscript.”


"Thank you! You are for sure one of the very best editors that I have ever worked with. You pushed us to make so many improvements in the manuscript and your suggestions helped us immensely!" Douglas M. McLeod (University of Wisconsin—Madison)


"In sum, this experience has led me to a basic conclusion: You are doing a great job here. You are taking the time to provide valuable and direct feedback to authors, and you are interpreting (and improving) rather than merely passing along reviewer comments. (…) Thank you for all of your work on the journal and for the discipline." (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)


"Thank you so much for the excellent editorship of this manuscript and the journal. This was far and away the most positive experience I have had in the process of publication, and you deserve much commendation for your excellent work." Stephen M. Yoshimura (University of Montana, USA)