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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

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Duration first review round 4.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 7.1 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 197 days compare →
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First review round: 31.7 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

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After a very long revision process (four revisions over a period of one year –first revision arrived after 7 months), and when the 3 external reviewers were satisfied with the changes made, the editor-in-chief rejected the paper without any justification (white space below “Reviewers and/or Editors' comments”). During this long process of over 1 year and 4 revisions, no deficiency in the content of the paper was ever mentioned by the Editor. Editor comments were addressed in relation to format and English language, which were addressed sending the manuscript to a professional English corrector. Despite this authoritarian way of handling papers is allowed by Elsevier rules (“The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final”), this revision process has not followed a regular procedure according to what is commonly understood in the scientific community as a correct peer-review process. Thus, we strongly prevent from submitting to this journal given the risk of arbitrariness in the review process.

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Disciplines: Energy

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