SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 35 reviews)

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Duration first review round 2.4 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 6.1 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 11 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 3.1 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.9 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.7 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.2 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.8 (range 0-5) compare →

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First review round: 12.0 weeks. Overall rating: 4 (very good). Outcome: Accepted.

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In retrospect the process was relatively painless but it felt very long during the review. Two weeks after the submission the manuscript was sent to review. Judging from the 'last activity date' two reviews were back within about 2 weeks but we were left waiting for 6 weeks. Upon our inquiry the editor decided to go with the reviews at hand -- then the manuscript remained "under evaluation" for a month before the decision. The reviews were of high quality, but not particularly different from the kinds we get for the society-level journals. Taking two weeks to revise, we resubmitted, and the manuscript was accepted in 10 days. Overall it took 15.5 weeks to get accepted after the initial submission. I believe this was a relatively uncontroversial case and it would have been accepted in less than two months at a society-level journal in our field, but the outcome was worth the wait.

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