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BMC Public Health

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Duration first review round 2.7 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.6 mnths compare →
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First review round: 12.3 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Nothing positive. 1. Long process (8 months in total). 2. Limited communication from journal about status or any issues connected with submission. 3. Resubmission was with BMC for 5 months before final decision, and this appears only to have happened because I had to send 3 e-mails to find out what was happening. 4. The reason for final rejection was debatable (paper did not conform to requirements) and in stark contradiction to the editorial office's previous actions (sent out twice for peer review; resubmission requested). If the paper did not conform, why was this not made clear at the start? 5. The apology for this whole process taking 8 months was scant and formulaic.

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Disciplines: Public health

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