Public Administration Review

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
6
Articles published last year
n/a
Manuscripts received last year
540
% accepted last year
11
% immediately rejected last year
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Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
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SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 4 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.2 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 10 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.5 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.5 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.5 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 1.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 5.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
PAR is one of the most racist journals I have encountered. This is the third time now that I have been desk rejected on very good pieces, simply because I am not American. This is not sour-grapes, as I know that the papers were good because they got accepted at equally prestigious journals elsewhere. PAR are also incredibly slow (13 days for a desk reject) and too arrogant to provide a specific reason for rejection). My advice is that if you are not American then don't bother submitting. I won't be in the future.