Nature Climate Change

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 3.7 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 8 days compare →
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Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
The process is too slow to get a capricious, subjective desk rejection. "We receive many more papers than we can publish, which means we must decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees, so that they may be sent elsewhere without delay. Decisions of this kind are made by the editorial staff when it appears that, even if certified as being technically correct during peer review, there would not be a strong case for publication in Nature Climate Change. Among the considerations that arise at this stage are the immediacy of interest for the wider climate research community, the degree of advance provided, and the like."