Journal of Arid Environments

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Disciplines: Ecology, Geomorphology

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 6.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 13.2 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.5 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.5 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.8 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 2.3 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 28.6 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
The length of the review process was painfully slow. In the second round of reviews, I only received a review from one of the two reviewers and the entire review was 3 sentences long and one of the sentences complimented our improvements from the first round of edits. We were able to address these comments quickly, and it took another five months almost before the manuscript was accepted after these minor edits.