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Duration first review round 1.6 mnths compare →
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Latest review

First review round: 4.4 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Motivation:
Received two short review reports. Reviewer 1 did not seem to be knowledgeable in this subject. It also seemed that this reviewer only read parts of the manuscript. Reviewer 2 acknowledged the sound methodological foundation but had some concerns about the structuring of the introduction. All critiques were easily solvable. Quality of the reviews was disappointing. According to the editor the reviewers advised rejection.