u ma be right buddy , but what do u want in the end, u want a shorter queuing and additional fees (when they have been quite huge until now)? Let’s face, the reality is, unlike what u are saying that if the reviewing is extremely long, this is not necessarily because of the lack of hiring at this time. This is due, as usual to the still growing number of authors , submissions and items and afterwards due to the fact that they are wasting our time when chirstmas is on the way , with their nonsensical self pricing that they have introduced without planning about it. Come on , pls, explain to me how the submissions for the last weeks have been able without u fulfill an already modified version of the submission form???!!! well that’s what happens. In addition and i know that for sure because a friend of mine got through this, at this time, they soft reject items and make people re-submit so that they just set the price, which is completel out of this world! what about organizing things up before bringing that non sensical self pricing thing so that at least we don’t meet these sorts of problems?