SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 31 reviews)

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Duration first review round 2.3 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 6.9 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 10 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 3.3 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.8 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.5 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.5 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.7 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 20.4 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Rejected.

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Article was first reviewed by two advisory board members (apart from the editor handling the manuscript). They suggested some changes before it can actually sent out to the external review. After a month, we re-submitted the article and it was sent to two reviewers. One was positive and recommended the article for publication and second reviewer one was too naive (someone who is a direct competitor in the field), and tried to block the article from publication in Science and hence gave very bad rating to the manuscript. Editor decided to reject the manuscript based on second reviewer's comments. My experience is that once the article is under review, it does not matter that its Science or whichever journal, it's just an ordinary article and one should not expect good detailed comments on the name of journal's reputation.

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