Developmental Cell

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Disciplines: Developmental biology

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Latest review

First review round: 6.0 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

My main problem was the slowness of the process. The time to get editorial feedback back on our proposed scheme for a revision, and then the proposed scheme for the rebuttal and second small revisions, delayed things. Also there was one reviewer who was quite unreasonable and asked for a lot of new experiments on the revised manuscript. The editor overrode them in the end, and focused on the one relevant issue they brought up, which I was grateful for.