BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Disciplines: Gynaecology

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 7.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 12.4 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 3.0 compare →
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Latest review

Outcome: Drawn back.

I believe it is completely unacceptable from a BioMed Central journal (charging USD 2,145 for publishing a paper) not to come to even a first editorial decision for 8 months. This happened despite numerous contacts with the editorial office during these months. Also, it was impossible to get into contact with the handling editor; we were able to reach editorial assistants only.