Social Science and Medicine

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Disciplines: Health sciences

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SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 36 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.6 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.2 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 7 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.6 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.3 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.9 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 4.1 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 17.9 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.

Given the breadth of the document (literature review), the handling time was good. We received three comprehensive and fair reviews in the first round, and two reviews with minor changes in the second round. Communication with editor and production team was very good. The online Editorial Manager systems still feels a bit clunky; however, it has already been improved since our last submission.