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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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Duration first review round 1.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 14 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.1 compare →
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Overall rating manuscript handling 3.2 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 2.6 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Rejected.

PNAS is particular about the word limit, so thats to be kept in mind for initial submissions too. Since the review process is three-tier, we were happy that the editorial board and editorial review was completed in two days. However we were not satisfied with the comments of the reviewers. One of them gave very general comments and didn`t seem to be critical about the work. In the last, just said, "Although the subject is of fundamental interest, in the present form, this manuscript is written for a very specialized audience. " The second reviewer somehow didn`t seem to understand our work, and questioned the very basis of our main study. Though he provided one interesting suggestion (which we also pursued later on), overall, we seem to have been unfortunate that our paper was reviewed by him!

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