my papers.

The first one, I wrote to the editors about the mistake made by the referee/AE in understanding a key theorem in my work. They acknowledged their mistake (it took them two weeks to re-read the paper and accept their mistake) and asked for a revision. The original review had taken 4 months. The current revision has been under review for 4 months.

Another paper of mine came back after 8 months with another wrong-review based rejection. The Associate Editor relied on a referee would did not understand another of my proofs.

I carefully wrote up a polite note pointing out explicitly why my method would work and the flaws in the reasoning of the referee/AE. I have asked the Editor in Chief to get in touch with the AE to see if something can be done.

It is effing depression.