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PLoS Computational Biology

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Duration first review round 2.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.0 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 25 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.5 compare →
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Overall rating manuscript handling 2.3 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 13.4 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
Very disappointed with the editorial handling of this manuscript. It usually took ~2 weeks to pass the front office and reach the editor's desk. Then it took another ~2-4 weeks until the manuscript was sent out to reviewers. Add 8-12 weeks for reviews (which is fine). Rinse and repeat for 3 demanding revisions, and you end up needing 1.5 years just to get through peer review. When we had to contact the editor in between revisions, we would not get a response for weeks until we directly emailed them at their institutional address. Overall this process has been frustratingly slow - would not recommend.

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