Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
10
Articles published last year
180
Manuscripts received last year
1700
% accepted last year
10
% immediately rejected last year
50
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
5.40
Five-year impact factor
7.40

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.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 16 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 4.5 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 7.2 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 54 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 1.9 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.8 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 2.4 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
After 6 weeks I received the email, that the editor is assigned and 10 minutes later I received the email with the generic desk reject text (“not novel enough”). So, the editor read/screened the entire documents, incl. cover letter etc. and wrote the email in less than 10 minutes? I do not think so. 6 weeks for a desk reject is in my eyes too long. Anyway, if it takes that long, even if it shouldn't, I expect a little more feedback. Also, I would expect that the manuscript is not wiped away by the editor in less than 10 minutes. They should do a desk reject faster or review the manuscript properly. But this way it is just not right.