so the bossman submitted our manuscripts to the journal before he went to the left coast to serve as the expert witness in this patent law case we've both been doing the analysis work on... and that was a very bad idea.
he has no attention to detail. which is good for me, when we write papers... because i have practically all attention to detail. meaning, as he once put it i'm "just looking at one tree. back up to the whole forest." i'll spend a whole week on formatting alone.
which dr. mittal would have appreciated, apparently. he was pissed. boss had to talk to him on the phone. i asked if he was old. he said yes. how did i know? the letter he sent with our manuscript was typed. oh yeah. with a typrwriter. boss asked our intermediary who invited us to write a paper for the journal what his email was and dude replied "oh. he doesn't do email."
but there were many structural problems with the papers... one of which was apprently because EndNote™ is an asshole. i specifically chose the "reference style" to be that of the specific paper we were specifically submitting too.... however, dr mittal has, and i quote, "SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH REFERENCES" because they were "cited in a very strange manner". sorry, guy.
well. at least he didn't call me a bullshitter.