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 4.3 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
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Latest review

First review round: 9.3 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.

The editor was very supportive of our submission and we received several updates on the review process, including explanations regarding delays. Unfortunately, the requests received by one of the reviewers were severely biased. Nevertheless, the extensive revision, in general, allowed us to improve the manuscript significantly. To our surprise, compared to other journals, the editorial requests concerning the preparation of the manuscript for publication were rather extensive, i.e. adjustments that had to be performed by the authors, especially considering the journal's high APC.