Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
6
Articles published last year
79
Manuscripts received last year
311
% accepted last year
20
% immediately rejected last year
14
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
1.83
Five-year impact factor
1.77

Overview

JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies is the leading journal in the field, publishing high quality, and accessible articles on the latest European Integration issues. For 50 years it has been the forum for the development and evaluation of theoretical and empirical issues in the politics and economics of European integration, focusing principally on developments within the EU. JCMS is committed to deepening the theoretical understanding of European integration and aims to achieve a disciplinary balance between political science, economics and international relations, including the various sub disciplines such as international political economy. Each year a special book issue is devoted to a comprehensive review of the activities of the European Union in the previous year.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 7 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 3.6 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection n/a compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.6 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.6 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.8 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 4.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 17.4 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
Overall this was a good experience, with the exception of the waiting times, which were a bit longer than expected. The editor was in general hands off (the ms was not in his field), but eventually helpful to deal with a particularly hostile reviewer.