Science Translational Medicine

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
51
Articles published last year
300
Manuscripts received last year
5200
% accepted last year
6
% immediately rejected last year
n/a
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 11 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 3 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

First review round: 6.1 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.