Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
51
Articles published last year
2100
Manuscripts received last year
9999
% accepted last year
11%
% immediately rejected last year
79%
Open access status
open access
Manuscript handling fee?
yes
Fee per page
$4500
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
14.14
Five-year impact factor
16.45
Disciplines: General

Aims and Scope

Science Advances is the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) open access multidisciplinary journal, publishing impactful research papers and reviews in any area of science, in both disciplinary-specific and broad, interdisciplinary areas. The mission of Science Advances is to provide fair, fast, and expert peer review to authors and a vetted selection of research, freely available to readers

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 58 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.8 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.3 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 36 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.5 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.8 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.5 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
The submission was done by direct transfer from the journal science, which suggested to forward to science advances. Science took 2 weeks to make that decision. I also sent an email to science advances after 4 weeks asking updates because the status of the submission was stack to "under evaluation" state. Apparently after that i received the desk rejection after 20 more days. Unacceptable! I quote "Your study on the [...] is beautiful, providing both invaluable new genomic data and illustrations of the value of work such as your group provides here to explore many issues in evolutionary genomics. I didn't find your focus on illustrating how such intensive genomic sampling improves our understanding of genome evolution to be a transfomatory message, [...] but the novelty and detail of your work is certainly a unique and important contribution to evolutionary genomics. Unfortunately, like many studies, though your study has much merit, competition at Science Advances in intense, and your study is not competitive with the many other submissions, so I have to decline your transfer. Sorry!"