Nature Communications

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Disciplines: General, Physics, Chemistry

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SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 151 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 1.9 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.2 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 10 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.9 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.5 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.8 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 2.9 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 4.3 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Rejected.

The reviewers were basing their arguments on information that was not true. Editor did not intervene. One reviewer gave 21 major comments, most of which were already present in the manuscript. There was a fundamental flaw in the way the manuscript was handled. The manuscript was published somewhere else with a higher impact factor a few months after the rejection.