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open access
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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 43 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.9 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.5 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 36 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.2 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.6 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.4 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.3 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.1 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 16.1 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Rejected.

We waited for 3 months before being informed that the manuscript was going to be sent to reviewers (we had to provide an additional list of reviewers). No information was provided during those 3 months. In a sense, we were lucky to have the manuscript sent to reviewers, but it could have also been a desk rejection after such a long time.