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
13.44
Five-year impact factor
13.41

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 4 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:
Our manuscript spent nearly 6 weeks in limbo. I wrote to the managing editor at two and a half weeks and she told me that it was awaiting initial assessment from the editors. I wrote a week later, got no response, wrote after a month and then the managing editor forwarded my email to the scientific editor. I got no response from him, nor when I wrote to him again directly twice. This was a transfer from Science, where the paper had spent a month before being rejected and had been sent out to advisors, so had some assessment material with it that I had thought would make analysis faster.