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BMC Public Health

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Duration first review round 2.7 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.2 mnths compare →
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Overall rating manuscript handling 2.6 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 15.4 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Drawn back.

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The quality of the review process was very, very low. Our manuscript was a follow-up of a study already published 3 times in high-level journals, and used the same exact methodology. The Editor and a reviewer asked us to entirely change the methodology, suggesting revisions that were clearly, plain wrong. On some points, the review was hironic, as they told us to change parts of the methods, when such methods were published 3 years before in the same journal. One of the worst revisions I have ever had (among more than 200): we had to withdraw the manuscript, which has been accepted - after few, minor revisions - on a higher I.F. journal.

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Disciplines: Public health

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