Science Translational Medicine

Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
51
Articles published last year
230
Manuscripts received last year
n/a
% accepted last year
n/a
% immediately rejected last year
n/a
Open access status
no
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Editor
Two-year impact factor
16.71
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, including: 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 approac

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 8 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.1 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 7.0 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 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.3 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 7.3 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
After one round of major revision to address three reviewer's conctructive comments, a second round of minor revision to address one reviewer's remaining comments, we spend another week to address the journal editors' extensive and expert comments to the text and figures.