Royal Society Open Science

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Disciplines: General

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 1.9 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.9 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.6 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.6 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 2.6 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 19.0 weeks. Overall rating: 2 (moderate). Outcome: Accepted.

The editorial and peer-review process was quite long, and the status on the manuscript central was not updated to show the actual status of our paper at the different stages. This meant we spent a lot of time trying to get answers from the editor(s) about the paper, as we had not heard from them in months at one point.