Just say no…

It is annoying when you ask people to referee a paper for a journal, and they do not even answer your email request. It is completely OK to refuse to referee a paper (from I am too busy, to I do not think this work is interesting, or not provide any excuse whatsoever [Sorry, I will not referee this paper.]). Just say no…

  1. There is something worse: “yes, I will do it”.
    For i=1,…,6
    After ~2i months of delay: “yes, I will do it”.
    No answer ever again.

    • …good point.