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Duration first review round 2.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.0 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.0 compare →
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Quality of review reports 3.2 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.8 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 2.8 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 38.7 weeks. Overall rating: 2 (moderate). Outcome: Rejected.

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We sent our work to PLOS One because it is supposed to provide high-quality, fast reviews. We asked every couple of months, and the paper, at least up to the 6th month, did not have an assigned editor yet. We finally got the reviews after 8 months, with one reviewer advising acceptance and one reviewer rejection, and got an outright rejection. I believe that we should have gotten a third review, and that the two reviews we got are not high quality and were not fast. Overall, a disappointing (and slow) experience.

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Disciplines: General, Medicine

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