Well ostracized is probably not the correct term to use in this case, but I do love my melodrama and alliteration. I should have used "politely and respectfully redirected" but not really a catch blog title, I am sure you will agree! But yes, to all editors of the Journal Oryx, I apologise for the term "Ostracized" the rejection of my paper was fully justified and you gave me some very nice hints of how to proceed, no hard feelings what so ever. Not that anyone from the upper levels of academia would ever read the nonsense I write on here! I don't even spell check half of the thyme (See what I mean??).