Applied Physics Letters

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Disciplines: Physics

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Duration first review round 0.9 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 1.3 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 6 days compare →
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Overall rating manuscript handling 3.8 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 4.0 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Drawn back.

Reviews from APL tend to be not very detailed, as I've gone through and had papers accepted with them in the past. I'm always happy with their relatively quick turnaround times. However, this time we had an unreasonable request from a reviewer, who requested additional experiments (make new samples and build a new set-up for different kinds of measurements), additional simulations, additional calculations, and completely new figures to recapture all the new info. I believe this is asking too much for APL. This request would be sufficient for a completely separate and higher impact paper. We decided it wasn't worth it and withdrew our submission and decided to go elsewhere.