Scientific Reports

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Disciplines: General

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SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 139 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.0 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 70 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.9 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 2.8 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 29.0 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.

Six months for an initial review round is quite long, the editor was extremely hands-off (e.g. did not add a single word of text beyond generic responses), and we only received one review, which the online portal said was submitted in May (we received it in August as they were waiting for additional reviews). The reviewer was an expert in the field and added considerably to the manuscript, which made the process worthwhile. Still, I will likely submit to one of the other open-access journals next time.