Science Immunology

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
12
Articles published last year
100
Manuscripts received last year
1500
% accepted last year
7
% immediately rejected last year
n/a
Open access status
no
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
17.73
Five-year impact factor
17.32

Aims and Scope

Science Immunology publishes original, peer-reviewed, science-based research articles that report critical advances in all areas of immunological research, including important new tools and techniques. The editors encourage submission of original research findings from all areas within the broad field of immunology from all model organisms, including humans. Areas covered range from basic studies into the biology of innate and adaptive immunity (immune cell development and differentiation, immunogenomics, systems immunology, structural immunology, antigen presentation, immunometabolism, and mucosal immunology) to immune contributions to health and disease (host defense, inflammation, cancer immunology, autoimmunity, allergy, transplantation, and immunodeficiency).

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 5 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 1.5 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 3.3 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 5 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 3.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 5.0 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 1.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 5.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

Outcome: Drawn back.

Motivation:
The editors in Science Immunology are very absent. My manuscript was transferred to Science Immunology, but after two months, it stays in limbo without any action from the editor. The status has not changed a single time after the transfer, and the editor has not even had a quick glance at the manuscript. This really makes me upset. I have been sending emails to the editor after 7 weeks, but he never replied (meanwhile being fairly active on Twitter). It seems that many people (including my colleagues) have the same experience with Science Immunology. So one should be really patient and good-tempered if you decide to submit to this journal.