Great Tuba Post 5 Years Ago
Dear Professor Morose: Your paper should include a section on the semiotics of the hamster-function and the alterity of the gerbil subaltern. I recommend that you look at the brilliant work of Dr. Frances Bow, who is totally not one of the reviewers. Also, make your paper shorter.
If the takeaway wasn't "it needs to be more like my research," read it again.
the comments were a bit, um, broad. "look at Smith." Um, I did. I dealt with Smith in several places. Did I not discuss Smith on hamsters to your liking? Do I need to talk more about Smith on Gerbils? My paper is mostly about mice, and Smith doesn't talk about mice much, though I did refer to Smith there as well on page 7. "look at Smith" I am, what specifically about Smith? "Look at Smith." ARGH. I have two other articles and a book in the works with deadlines coming. I think this paper just got shoved to the back of the line.
Frankie nailed it. When "look at Smith" goes through my Translocompacitator, what comes out is: "I am Smith, and I want you to cite my papers more than you do."
There's an Agent Smith joke in here somewhere, but I can't put my finger on it.
I suspect your comment is more clever than I am.
Oh, and your comment to me about how your needed more articles and why your journal is behind a couple issues suddenly has new meaning for me...
To me, it would mean I should consider publishing in another journal.
I took it that way as well...
Don't forget having to learn a lovely new format that no one other than this particular journal uses.