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Journal of Herpetology

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Duration first review round 1.8 mnths compare →
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First review round: 7.9 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

The comments and reviews provided were generally of good quality. My only major issue is with the number of revisions required: two rounds with reviewers (not a problem) and then revisions from three different editors, each requiring resubmission. Staff at Allen Press were really great working with proofs.

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Disciplines: Zoology


The Journal of Herpetology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles four times a year. We publish work from around the world. Although all submissions must be in American English, we welcome an additional, second-language abstract.