Public Administration Review

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Duration first review round 2.2 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 10 days compare →
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Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

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.