This is a very interesting article in Inside Higher Ed on journal publishing and reviewing. It is worth a read.
“Don’t Even Think of Publishing in This Journal” by Colleen Flaherty on August 16, 2018 https://www.insidehighered.com
“A major higher education research journal is suspending submissions to clear out a two-year backlog. Some see this case pointing to broad problems in academic publishing, such as the unwillingness of many scholars to review papers.”