|Average (in weeks)||Within one month (in %)||Within three months (in %)||Within six months (in %)|
|All scientific fields||17||11||53||81|
|Engineering (incl technology)||17||11||54||81|
|Mathematics and computer sciences||22||4||36||72|
|Public health (incl health professions)||13||14||67||91|
|Economics, business and law||25||7||37||67|
Total review duration refers to the time a manuscript is under responsibility of the journal. Besides by the duration of the first review round, total review duration is also determined by the number and duration of subsequent review rounds. Total review duration does not include the time taken by authors to revise and resubmit their manuscript.
More information: Huisman & Smits, 2017. ‘Duration and quality of the peer review process: the author’s perspective’, Scientometrics, 113(1), pp. 633-650.