1 November 1996 Editorial: To accept or not to accept: that is the question
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The final outcome of the review and editorial process is a decision to either ‘‘accept’’ the manuscript or ‘‘not to accept’’ the manuscript. I use those two terms on purpose rather than the more common pair of outcome terms of ‘‘accept’’ and ‘‘reject.’’ When editors get together the question is usually asked: ‘‘What is your rejection rate?’’ as if that is somehow a measure of the quality of the journal—the more papers you reject the more stringent the selection process and hence the inferred higher quality of those that are accepted.
Brian J. Thompson, Brian J. Thompson, } "Editorial: To accept or not to accept: that is the question," Optical Engineering 35(11), (1 November 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601040 . Submission:

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