Nature Communications

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Disciplines: General, Physics, Chemistry

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Duration first review round 1.9 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.2 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
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Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Transferred from Nature Climate Change upon suggestion. "We decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees due to editorial considerations such as the degree of advance provided, the breadth of potential interest to researchers and timeliness. In this case, while we do not question the validity of your work, I am afraid we are not persuaded that these findings represent a sufficiently striking advance to justify publication in Nature Communications."