Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes research in astronomy and astrophysics. First published in 1827, MNRAS is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious astronomy journals. Anyone may submit a paper to be considered for publication in MNRAS. There are no restrictions based on nationality, institutional affiliation, qualifications etc. Over three-quarters of papers published by MNRAS originate from outside the UK.

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Duration first review round 0.8 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 1.8 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 1.5 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.5 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.5 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 5.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 2.9 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.