Knowledge-Based Systems

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
24
Articles published last year
650
Manuscripts received last year
2300
% accepted last year
25
% immediately rejected last year
30
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
2.95
Five-year impact factor
3.01

Aims and scope

The editor has not yet provided this information.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 3 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 12.3 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 27 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.5 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 2.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 0.5 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 5.1 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Motivation:
The editor-in-chief adds reviewers until she believes she can justify the rejection that she has already decided on beforehand. The decision to reject was made even though almost all reviewers accepted the changes. I contacted the editor-in-chief twice, once during the review process and once after, but I didn't get a response on either occasion.