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Editor’s comments: Why do top journals reject good papers? The core idea of this comment is to emphasize, again, what the role of editor plays in reviewing papers. Editors should have courage in their won convictions and they need to take risks. The author provides a good case of editor’s role in reviewing papers. The paper, “Information systems success: The quest for the depend variable,” is the work that have been cited most frequently in the field of IS during 1990 to 2004. However, before this work was published, it almost was rejected by reviewers. Fortunately, a senior editor took the risk and agreed to publish. This case highlights the importance of editors. In conclusion, the author keeps shielding light on that the job of journal editors is NOT to reject papers. Good ideas should always prevail over good methods. My concern is what ideas can be viewed as really good. Sometimes, it is very subjective. Our logic/rationality will restrict our thinking. Rationality can not only be
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