Editor's note: tonight a long series of correspondence with Prof. Angelos Michaelides. I especially recommend the bit with the YouTube video:
I write to submit our manuscript “Initial stages in salt crystal dissolution determined with ab initio molecular dynamics” to the Journal of Universal Rejection.
The manuscript describes the first quantum mechanical simulations of salt (NaCl) crystal dissolution in liquid water, and reveals for the first time the precise mechanism by which salt crystals dissolve.
Given that two thirds of our planet is covered in salty water, it almost goes without saying that salt dissolution is one of the most vital and fundamental physical processes to mankind, of central importance to fields such as atmospheric science, chemistry, biology, and physics. Despite this key role and increased contemporary drivers from e.g. nanotechnology and the desalination industry, a reputable journal willing to publish our manuscript has so far remained elusive.
Although your journal has an unusually low acceptance rate I am confident that our manuscript contains such exciting and groundbreaking results that you will have no choice but to accept our manuscript for publication.
A copy of the manuscript is attached. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Looking forward to a positive response to the review process.