Developmental Neuroscience

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
6
Articles published last year
53
Manuscripts received last year
83
% accepted last year
47
% immediately rejected last year
19
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
3.40
Five-year impact factor
3.30

Aims and Scope

'Developmental Neuroscience' is a multidisciplinary journal publishing papers covering all stages of invertebrate, vertebrate and human brain development. Emphasis is placed on publishing fundamental as well as translational studies that contribute to our understanding of mechanisms of normal development as well as genetic and environmental causes of abnormal brain development. The journal thus provides valuable information for both physicians and biologists. To meet the rapidly expanding information needs of its readers, the journal combines original papers that report on progress and advances in developmental neuroscience with concise mini-reviews that provide a timely overview of key topics, new insights and ongoing controversies.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 1 review)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 1.3 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 1.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection n/a compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 3.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 1.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 5.4 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
The initial review took longer than I was used to, but the Reviewer's comments were spot on and helped us to notice some of the areas where our discussion was lacking. Additionally, at the suggestion of the reviewers, we were able to add another figure that helped to round out the story. The resubmission and decision were super fast.