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Journal of Development Studies

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Duration first review round 4.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.4 mnths compare →
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First review round: 22.3 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Motivation:
Beware of this journal. After waiting for a long time to get our manuscript reviewed, the editor decided to reject our manuscript because of the large number of submissions the journal receives and the size of the tasks that the suggested revisions would entail. Both reviewers were fairly positive about our manuscript, but raised a few concerns. Non of the concerns were really fundamental or insurmountable. What happened to major revision? After such a long waiting time to get referee reports, the least we deserve is a decent chance to defend our hard work and revise the paper, no?

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Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
12
Articles published last year
127
Manuscripts received last year
1277
% accepted last year
12
% immediately rejected last year
66
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
n/a
Two-year impact factor
1.14
Five-year impact factor
1.52
Disciplines: Economics, Development

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The editor has not yet provided this information.