Editors of academic journals - Question

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What does it mean when a journal constantly changes managing editors for a revised submission?

A journal initially handed down a minor revision for a paper. I became a reviewer after the revision was complete, and saw many shortcomings or mistakes, so I recommended a major revision. It's been a month since I gave my comments, and now the managing editor of the paper keeps changing...

I first thought, "Oh boy, can I recommend major revisions after the journal already decided minor revision of the first submission?"
 

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As a reviewer asked to review a paper, you have the right to recommend however you see fit (provided it's coming from an objective and honest assessment of the work, without any conflicts of interest).

The journal will then take that assessment into account on any final decision. If the managing editor changes, it could be for any number of reasons - best not to read too much into it.
 
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I first thought, "Oh boy, can I recommend major revisions after the journal already decided minor revision of the first submission?"

You can recommend whatever you like. What the editor does with this recommendation is her decision.

What does it mean when a journal constantly changes managing editors for a revised submission?

I'm sure it's not you.
 

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