In the spirit of getting back into the swing of posting here, enjoy these blog posts by Debbie Hawhee and Collin Brooke on the publishing woes at CCC.
Here’s the part that jumped out at me from Brooke’s post:
The problem isn't just the ridiculously low acceptance rate--it's that rate combined with the fact that the journal has a colossal backlog right now of accepted essays. Traditionally, the answer to the latter problem has been to lower the acceptance rate--accept fewer essays, and the backlog lifts eventually. But Deb's right, I think, to note that that's not a viable solution. The acceptance rate can't honestly go much lower, and even if it could, the editor would have to start rejecting submissions that had been accepted by the readers.