Systematic Biology

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Disciplines: Ecology, Genetics

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.8 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.7 mnths compare →
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Average number of review reports 2.3 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.5 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 4.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.5 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 16.0 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
The initial decision was a reject with resubmission encouraged. The associate editor had read the manuscript carefully and highlighted some issues that they thought reviewers would find problematic. We fixed these issues and resubmitted two months later (Dec 28th 2021). It then went out to review and reviews were returned Feb 8th 2022 with a decision of Accept with Minor revisions. We took two weeks to make the minor revisions and after resubmission the manuscript was accepted outright in less than 24 hours. Working with this journal was an absolute pleasure - the editor gave frank comments that greatly improved the manuscript, which after resubmission was reviewed very favorably.