Journal of Animal Ecology

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Disciplines: Ecology

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.7 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 26 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.3 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 12.6 weeks. Overall rating: 2 (moderate). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
Slow editorial process - the first decision had two reviewers' comments plus those from two editors, feedback was very helpful but was informed it would be a resubmission, not a revision. However next stage was much faster and even though classed major revisions were more or less editorial changes that again improved the manuscript. Overall I am happy with the revisions process and the editors and the outcome was a much-improved text, apart from that the decisions to first ask for a resubmission may be more to keep the rejection rate up and I thought the decision-making process could be faster as per the other comments here.