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Journal of Cleaner Production

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Duration first review round 3.0 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.6 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 18 days compare →
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First review round: 16.3 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
First of all it should be mentioned that the content of the manuscript covered a couple of different scientific fields. So it seemed to be very complicated for the journal to find the right editor dealing with the manuscript (within a few days three emails were sent informing about changes in the editor; in all cases the third editor was taken for further processing of the manuscript. The reviewers comments were of good to very good quality and helped to improve the quality of the manuscript. However, the comments of the editor were of mainly low quality and didn´t help to improve the manuscript´s quality. It was the third time I send an manuscript to JCLEPRO. At the first time I made very good experiences with this journal. However, the second time (which was the former version of the actual third submission) the manuscript was rejected by the editor without sending it to reviewers due to really weak aspects like wrong unit (not IUPEC), plural in keywords, vertical column headers instead of horizontal ones, header of the y-axes in a figure was shifted... During the third trial the comments of editors (as shown) were of mainly low quality and the timeline between submission and first decision was nearly 5 months and that way very long. I personally reviewed a few manuscripts of the JCLEPRO and I got all the time a second email when three weeks intervall was finished. Most probably, the large time gap was not caused by the reviewers.

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