Water Resources Research

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Disciplines: Water science

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.1 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 3.0 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 1 days compare →
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Average number of review reports 3.0 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.7 compare →
Quality of review reports 3.8 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 3.9 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 8.7 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Rejected.

Two of the three reviews were very similar and certain passages were nearly copy-pasted from each other. After bringing this to the attention of the handling editor and the editor in chief, they responded by saying that the two reviewers couldn't have colluded on their reviews because they have never co-authored a paper together, without following up with them directly. The quality of the two reviews was also very low and it was obvious that they had not fully read the manuscript. The third reviewer who had clearly paid more attention to the manuscript had advocated for major revisions but the paper was rejected.