Standard letter of notification of rejection of abstract / paper
Back to the Editor Handbook: 
Dear AUTHOR NAME,
You have recently submitted an abstract for the special issue “SPECIAL ISSUE NAME” of the Knowledge Management For Development Journal. The editorial committee has now finalised the review of abstracts that have been submitted.
I regret to inform you that at this stage we must reject your abstract. The editorial committee believes it does not address the key areas of the call for papers (possibly specify, where applicable), namely AREA 1, AREA 2, AREA 3 (WHERE YOU SPECIFY THE ISSUES).
If you have any questions about the review process, please do not hesitate to contact me.
YOUR NAME On behalf of the editorial team