Journal info (provided by editor)

The editor of Policy Studies has not yet provided information for this page.

Space for journal cover image
Issues per year
Articles published last year
Manuscripts received last year
% accepted last year
% immediately rejected last year
Open access status
Manuscript handling fee?
Kind of complaint procedure
Two-year impact factor
Five-year impact factor

Aims and scope

The editor has not yet provided this information.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 2 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 10.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 25.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection n/a compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 2.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 0.5 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 65.1 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

The reviews consisted each of two lines without going into the argument we were trying to make or its substantiation or merits. The only feedback I got from the editor was that the manuscript was 'not suitable. ' Another problem was that they did not respond to emails I sent after I did not hear from them. Only after about 15 months did they respond, and that was with this minimal rejection.