All reviews received by SciRev

Journal title
Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
4.3 weeks
4.3 weeks
n/a
1 reports
0
5
Rejected
Motivation: Referee report was unnecessarily offensive. Editors performed adequately.
n/a
n/a
9 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
16.1 weeks
26.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
3
Accepted
Motivation: Very extense but constructive comments for first revision. I would have liked better to receive a faster answer for first revision, but after that the process was quite agile.
17.4 weeks
20.1 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
Motivation: The review was thorough and comprehensive, well worth the time I had to wait for it.
13.0 weeks
19.5 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
4
Accepted
15.2 weeks
19.5 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
Motivation: I think the reviewers did a very good job at reviewing the paper, which has improved substantially before publication. The reviewing process took a relatively long time, but it was overall satisfactory.
17.4 weeks
30.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
12.0 weeks
12.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
5
Accepted
Motivation: This was a paper based on an invited oral presentation. One review was brief and identified salient points that the reviewer valued. The second review was longer, asked some good questions and made some helpful suggestions that I could easily respond to with minor revisions.
47.7 weeks
52.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
2
Accepted
8.7 weeks
26.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
13.0 weeks
17.4 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
13.0 weeks
21.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
4.0 weeks
5.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
3.0 weeks
11.7 weeks
n/a
1 reports
1
3
Accepted
10.8 weeks
15.2 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
Motivation: Policy Sciences was an excellent journal to work with. At least in our case, reviewers selected demonstrated knowledge of the specific research domain, and raised good questions. The editor is also very professional and timely in responses.
21.7 weeks
21.7 weeks
n/a
2 reports
1
1
Rejected
Motivation: Of the two reviews, one recommended minor revisions and one recommended rejection. Both provided evidence for their recommendations, but the referee recommending rejections actually provided inaccurate evidence (some claims about the data that we could have corrected in an authors' response had we been given the opportunity). The editor rejected the manuscript. I do not think it is professional to reject a manuscript based on one reviewer's recommendation.
13.0 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
1 reports
0
0
Rejected
Motivation: The single reviewer who advised rejection wrote about the "interesting" aspects of our ms, but then offered three minor objections (one of which was that a table was oddly placed!). The concerns could have been addressed in a revision so I did not feel the objections warranted rejection. I think we deserved a chance to respond to the reviewer's suggestions. When I asked the Editor for additional feedback I received no reply. Rejecting a ms on the basis of one poor quality referee report is unprofessional.
10.8 weeks
47.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
3
Accepted
Motivation: I have received useful reviews in a reasonable time for the first two rounds of submission. However, the third round of revisions took almost six months.
8.7 weeks
14.7 weeks
n/a
2 reports
2
3
Accepted
Motivation: I have received decently useful comments in a reasonable time. Fast online publication before print. However, it may takes up to a year or more before the final version is published.
13.0 weeks
15.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
4
Accepted
Motivation: The editor works hard to get reviewers comply with the deadlines. In general, I believe he manages well exchanges between authors and reviewers.
2.0 weeks
2.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
0
0
Accepted
Motivation: The reviews contained no comments at all. They were only yes/no evaluations based on six criteria. Very disappointing... I even suspect - although I have no proof of this - that the review process is bogus. Besides, I had asked the editor to wait before publishing the article because I was waiting fo an official authorization from my organization, but he did not.
19.5 weeks
22.5 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
Motivation: Very helpful Editor.
4.3 weeks
7.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
Accepted
Motivation: I have received very useful reviews in a short time. The online prepublication version of my article was published in less than 6 months following initial submission. Moreover, the Editors are open to suggestions and do not follow 'slavishly' reviewers' comments.
60.8 weeks
103.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
0
0
Drawn back
13.0 weeks
21.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
Motivation: The review process was handled professionally with high-quality reports given by external reviewers.
n/a
n/a
10 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
8.7 weeks
10.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
3
Accepted
Motivation: Easy communication with the editorial office.
Help to try to improve and reach pubblication rather than quick rejection.
The comments and critics by reviewers were logical and objective
13.0 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
4
Rejected
13.0 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
Accepted
13.0 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
1 reports
0
0
Rejected
Motivation: I was very disappointing to wait over three months for a rejection based on one flimsy review. A desk reject would have been much preferred. Alternatively I would have expected much more robust feedback, even if that led to a rejection.
n/a
n/a
14 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
52.1 weeks
52.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
2
0
Rejected
Motivation: Even when the reviews were in, it took the editor months to make/ communicate his/her decision.
10.0 weeks
20.7 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
5
Accepted
Motivation: relatively quick review procedure + editor aimed at publishing interesting paper ; and improving manuscripts, rather being an easy rejector
4.0 weeks
4.0 weeks
n/a
1 reports
3
5
Rejected
4.3 weeks
4.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
5
Accepted
Motivation: Professional and personal handling of the manuscript, fast review, helpfulness of journal staff. Especially the fast handling was brilliant compared to other journals!
4.3 weeks
5.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
5
Accepted
Motivation: The process from submission to decision is very efficient. The editor, Kevin Hewison, does a good job on it.
4.4 weeks
7.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
5
4
Accepted
Motivation: - online submittiance to Plant Mol Biol is simple and fast
- review process is transparent and relatively fast
- the selected anonymous reviewers provided helpful criticism with realistic chances to respond properly and in appropriate time
- the handling Editor was an expert in this field and obviously selected the reviewers carefully, also overall handling of the manuscript was very professional
21.7 weeks
21.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
2
1
Rejected
Motivation: The rejection per se was not the problem - that's life in science- but rather the EXTREME time lag from submission to rejection.
3.0 weeks
4.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
6.5 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
5
5
Accepted
Motivation: Overall, the publication process was fairly quick and well-streamlined. I particularly benefited from one of the two reviews my paper received, which was maximally useful in the revision process (clear, to the point, and pointing to highly relevant literature I was not familiar with before). This was a feature of the process that stood out (I realize there's an element of luck involved, of course).