The question is prompted by a graduate student in philosophy who writes:
If so, let us know, and let us know how it has been going (comments from editors and authors welcome). Your experiences may allay some people’s concerns about the idea, or perhaps draw attention to unforeseen problems. Thank you.
An optional desk-reject scorecard could be particularly useful for graduate students who are often told they need a publication in a top-tier journal to get a good job. This could also have positive downstream effects on the quality of submissions graduate students send out who have no experience with professional publishing. Has this scorecard idea been implemented by some journals?
Have any journals adopted a practice, or something similar?
A few years ago, Antti Kauppinen (Helsinki) suggested journals take up the practice of using a “desk rejection scorecard.”