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Disciplines: Medical genetics

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SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 15 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 1.9 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 3.5 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 18 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.6 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 10.9 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

The received reviews were constructive and very helpful. We actually enjoyed the professional discussion with the reviewers. Unfortunately, Cell Reports does not offer to publish the reviews alongside the paper. The editor was professional and handled the paper well. The worst part of our experience with this journal were the waiting times. While multiple rounds of review naturally do take some time, every resubmission undergoes a technical screening before the paper is forwarded to the handling editor again. This process seems to take 2-5 days, so for multiple rounds of revision and resubmission, you easily lose half a month. While a technical screen for initial submissions and maybe even major revisions is reasonable, I feel this is unnecessary for minor revisions.