Science Translational Medicine

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
51
Articles published last year
330
Manuscripts received last year
5025
% accepted last year
6
% immediately rejected last year
88
Open access status
no
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
17.96
Five-year impact factor
21.12
Disciplines: Medicine

Aims and Scope

Science Translational Medicine publishes original, peer-reviewed, science-based research articles that promote human health by providing a forum for communication and cross-fertilization among basic, translational, and clinical research practitioners. Content covers all relevant established and emerging disciplines: cardiovascular disease, immunology/vaccines, metabolism/diabetes/obesity, neuroscience/neurology/psychiatry, cancer, infectious diseases, policy, behavior, bioengineering, chemical genomics/drug discovery, imaging, applied physical sciences, medical nanotechnology, drug delivery, biomarkers, gene therapy/regenerative medicine, toxicology and pharmacokinetics, data mining, cell culture, animal and human studies, medical informatics, and other interdisciplinary approaches.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 13 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.0 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 6.4 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 4 days compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.8 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.8 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.2 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.8 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.2 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

Outcome: Rejected (im.).

Motivation:
Our Paper was a complete study on a widely used drug. Previously, another paper had been published in STM which we disproved through thorough experiments and mathematical modeling. The handling editor is probably the same. They rejected the paper without any given reason/peer review as they don't want to accept that they published a scientifically incorrect paper in the recent past. This journal runs its own propaganda.