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Molecular Ecology

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Duration first review round 1.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 3.4 mnths compare →
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Quality of review reports 4.0 compare →
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Overall rating manuscript handling 3.5 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 6.0 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
During the first round of reviews I had three reviewers; one highly positive, one quite neutral and one extremely negative. The very negative reviewers comments were tough to respond to as they seemed very opinion-based/personal rather than identifying a scientific flaw in my work. The editor provided very balanced advice on how to address the three quite different reviews and gave clear guidance on which points were particularly important to address. Overall this paper improved significantly because of these reviewers and because the editor allowed us the chance to improve it.

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Disciplines: Ecology, Genetics

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