Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
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Articles published last year
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Manuscripts received last year
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% accepted last year
51
% immediately rejected last year
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Open access status
open access
Manuscript handling fee?
yes
Fee per manuscript
$2160
Kind of complaint procedure
n/a
Two-year impact factor
2.27
Five-year impact factor
2.34
Disciplines: Medicine

Aims and scope

The editor has not yet provided this information.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 13 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 3.9 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 3 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.4 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.9 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.1 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 4.1 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
Responses from the editorial office were slow and unhelpful. Managing editor provided limited input during the revision process (form letters only). Multiple attempts were required to contact the managing editor to resolve a problem that arose with the editorial office. Figure quality was degraded at publication time relative to submitted figures.