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Research Policy

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 8 reviews)

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Duration first review round 6.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 8.8 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 83 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 1.8 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.4 compare →
Quality of review reports 1.8 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 5.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 0.6 (range 0-5) compare →

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Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
My manuscript was with the editor for a 1.5 months. I had sent a few follow-up emails without response. Finally, I contacted another editor from the journal to ask for a follow-up and the same day the original editor to which the manuscript was submitted rejected the manuscript without any clear reason, other than that the manuscript was considered not fit for the journal. This is very dissapointing. I will never submit to this journal again.

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Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
10
Articles published last year
150
Manuscripts received last year
900
% accepted last year
17
% immediately rejected last year
40
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
2.85
Five-year impact factor
4.39

Aims and Scope

Research Policy (RP) articles examine empirically and theoretically the interaction between innovation, technology or research, on the one hand, and economic, social, political and organizational processes, on the other. All RP papers are expected to yield findings that have implications for policy or management.