If I am wrong about this then I apologise well in advance.
If an item is hard rejected then it cannot be resubmitted following minor changes and fixes such as eq adjustments and other mastering changes. I thought, according to the T&C’s that there has to be significant changes to the original item that renders it to be a new item for it to be legitimately considered for review.
I was wondering if authors are not making significant changes to a hard rejected item and resubmitting previously rejected items hence the growing review queue. If I am wrong then as I stated at the beginning I apologise to all.