American Political Science Review

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
4
Articles published last year
52
Manuscripts received last year
1200
% accepted last year
5
% immediately rejected last year
35
Open access status
no
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
3.35
Five-year impact factor
6.60
Disciplines: Political science

Aims and scope

The editor has not yet provided this information.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 6 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.3 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.8 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 20 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 3.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.2 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.6 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 5.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.8 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 5.4 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Rejected.

Motivation:
A top notch empirical contribution, but not enough theoretical contribution, apparently not enough for this journal. Reviews are helpful.