I received my hard copy of JEEM (January 2015) in the mail last Friday. Some questions and comments:
- Why did I receive a hard copy of JEEM in the mail? I sure as heck didn't pay for it.
- There are only four articles and 62 pages. Are the new editors clamping down on the drivel and tripe that has lately made it into the pages of JEEM?
- The website says that the January 2015 issue is volume 69.
- Volume 68 (July, Sept and Nov 2014) had 3 issues, 23 articles and 526 pages.
- Volume 70 (in progress) is dated March 2015.
- Is Elsevier going with 6 volumes, sans issues, each year? Maybe Elsevier is trying to catch up with the JPE (only 50 more volumes to go!)?
Whatever is going on, we can be sure the changes are designed to increase the price charged to university libraries.
And no, I'm not still angry about having a revise and resubmit, that we thought we had nailed (or nearly so), rejected due to a relatively closed-minded referee who failed to consider an alternative approach and made a number of incorrect assertions in the process of writing the second report. I'll post the rebuttal letter that I wrote to the editor someday (I sent it to the editor after we had resubmitted it to another journal). And no, I'm not still angry.