Journal title
Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
10.8 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
Motivation: The referee reports were really clear and the communication with the editorial staff was smooth. The few queries I had were hadled quickly and professionally
13.0 weeks
17.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
Motivation: I got two referees, one extremely helpful and one not-so-helpful. I am very satisfied overall with the delays and quality of reviews.
4.0 weeks
4.0 weeks
n/a
4 reports
2
2
Rejected
4.3 weeks
8.7 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
5
Accepted
Motivation: I was impressed by the speed of the review process.
0.7 weeks
0.7 weeks
n/a
1 reports
3
4
Accepted
8.7 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
5
Accepted
13.0 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
5 reports
1
0
Rejected
Motivation: No engagement with positive aspects of review, minimal advise on improvement.
8.7 weeks
15.2 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
Motivation: The handling was overall efficient, cordial, and fair. The publication time (from acceptance to print) was 1 year. Insistence on word limits added to the difficulty of finalizing. Handling of figures did not allow colour reproductions, even for electronic version without substantial cost, and figure space counts towards word limit, making the task even more difficult.
0.1 weeks
6.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
4
Accepted
Motivation: Online publishing system for sending a little messy. The editor replied quickly. One of the reviewers did not respond for a long time, although his comments related only to the style of the text.
10.8 weeks
10.8 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Rejected
Motivation: It took two months or so to get two reviews (which were really helpful by the way), but what makes this submission remarkable is that the editor had to contact 11 peers to get these two reviews. Some people immediately refused to review the paper, but most of them just did not respond to the editor requests. The editor handled the process really well; he or she managed to provide timely feedback even given the lack of response from the reviewers.
23.9 weeks
24.2 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
Motivation: Relatively fast, constructive comments
n/a
n/a
7 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
8.7 weeks
36.9 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
1
Rejected
Motivation: The second round of review lasted for more than 6 months. After the first round we had one positive and one negative review, so the editor decided to send the paper to one more reviewer. Apparently, it was the search for the new reviewer that took so much time. Finally, the paper was rejected even given that the new reviewer provided quite constructive criticism that in principle could be addressed in a minor revision of the paper.
8.7 weeks
8.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
2
3
Rejected
n/a
n/a
6 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
n/a
n/a
38 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
6.6 weeks
10.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
Motivation: The reviewers and editors provided excelent input and drove me to get a more general and elegant result.
1.0 weeks
1.7 weeks
n/a
2 reports
5
5
Accepted
Motivation: The submission process has very clear requirements.
The recommendations of the Key Reader and reviewers led to the manuscript improvement.
4.3 weeks
4.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
2
Rejected
Motivation: I think the editors overstated the extent of revisions that would have been required from the one reviewer that suggested revisions to clarify theoretical concepts employed. Second reviewer had no revisions suggested. Given these reviews, an outright rejection rather than R&R seemed severe.
6.5 weeks
8.5 weeks
n/a
2 reports
2
3
Accepted
n/a
n/a
5 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
n/a
n/a
7 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
17.4 weeks
39.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
Motivation: I had a great experience with Communication Research with Dr. Roloff as my editor. The manuscript benefited greatly from the editor's and reviewers' comments. The only issue is the backlog of manuscripts waiting to be published.
3.1 weeks
4.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
2
4
Accepted
Motivation: Review was professionally handled
7.0 weeks
11.3 weeks
n/a
1 reports
3
5
Accepted
43.4 weeks
43.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
2
1
Drawn back
8.7 weeks
8.7 weeks
n/a
1 reports
0
0
Rejected
Motivation: The review was done very unrpfessionaly and some arguments used to reject the paper were clearly wrong. I had the feeling that the refee did not bother tor ead the paper carefully at al.
21.7 weeks
26.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Accepted
Motivation: Apart from slow review process, I was quite happy witht the outcome, especially as the topics of the paper is mutidisciplinary and this was the first article in this filed in Geofizika, as far as I know.
4.3 weeks
5.8 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
5
Accepted
6.5 weeks
6.5 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
4
Accepted
39.1 weeks
39.1 weeks
n/a
0 reports
n/a
5
Accepted
Motivation: Positive experience in every respect:
- completely acceptable duration of the refereeing process for a journal of this quality (a little less than 9 months)
- Mathematische Annalen tries to keep their authors informed: we received an acknowledgement of receipt on the day of submission, we were informed immediately after the referee report was received, and just a few days later we were told about the final acceptance.
8.7 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
1
0
Drawn back
Motivation: One of the two reports recommended acceptance, the other (by the same negative referee of the first round) rejection. We had also explained to the editor at painstaking length that the requested changes were out of the focus of the paper. The editor decided not only to reject, but (on the grounds that "both" reports were negative!!!) said that, since it would be impossible to revise this paper without writing it anew (!!!) any resubmission would be treated as new. Mind that this paper was invited and recommended by one of the CQG editors, still the editor in charged completely ignored both the inviting editor's recommendation and the positive report. Totally unprofessional behaviour; that editor felt free to bully and make arbitrary decisions protected by his anonymity. I'll never submit again to this journal.
n/a
n/a
121 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
n/a
n/a
3 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
30.4 weeks
43.4 weeks
n/a
3 reports
2
0
Rejected
4.5 weeks
6.5 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
4
Accepted
Motivation: The editor clearly pointed out what editor's comments has to be addressed ( and what is less important) to improve our chance for acceptance. Very helpful. Very helpful.
13.0 weeks
21.7 weeks
n/a
2 reports
0
0
Accepted
Motivation: Editor was slow, arrogant and not very competent for our theme of research.
65.1 weeks
65.1 weeks
n/a
1 reports
0
0
Rejected
Motivation: Note that, for this comment (that is my work is already done) Reviewer takes more than 15 months.
Also, when I submitted, my results was new, but due to slow processing and reviewing after 6-7 months of my submission similar results to those I submitted was published by another journal ( more reputed than this journal).
Immediately accepted after 0.4 weeks
Accepted (im.)
6.0 weeks
9.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
4
Accepted