Journal of Adolescent Health

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.8 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 14 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 3.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.5 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 11.3 weeks. Overall rating: 2 (moderate). Outcome: Rejected.

Motivation:
After 1 month of submission the paper was initially rejected based on the use of a specific design which was not used in the paper and was factually incorrect. Upon appeal the paper was reassessed and sent out to review, and the resulting reviews (after 2 months and few days from the reassessment, 3 months and few days after initial submission ) were informative and raised legitimate concerns mainly based on the discussion of background literature and discussion of the results. However no specific reason was provided for the rejection.