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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 50 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.8 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 5.6 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 35 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 3.4 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.6 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 7.7 weeks. Overall rating: 0 (very bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Most of the comments raised by the reviewers were already explained or figures were present in the supplementary materials. Reviewers seemed subjective and even stated wrong literature information. It was a poor handling of the manuscript and it took more than two months.