All reviews received by SciRev

Journal title Average duration Review reports
(1st review rnd.)
(click to go to journal page) 1st rev. rnd Tot. handling Im. rejection Number Quality Overall rating Outcome
Romanian Journal of Political Science 18.9
weeks
28.6
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Problems of Post-Communism 24.0
weeks
36.4
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Politics and Religion 13.0
weeks
23.3
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations n/a n/a 68.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Your manuscript has been deemed unsuitable for publication with Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations and is thus rejected.
Ecological Modelling 2.7
weeks
2.7
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Rejection was based on one reviewer (that seemed a bit short to me). However, the comments of the reviewer were interesting and helped us improved the paper.
The editor also suggested another journal in which to submit after corrections (that was a good idea even though I already sumbitted to that journal and had a very bad experience).
Anthropological Notebooks Drawn back before first editorial decision after 39 days Drawn back
Motivation: After a month from submission, there was no confirmation that the paper was submitted. I contacted the editor I asked them to confirm my submission but I never received a reply
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 4.3
weeks
8.7
weeks
n/a 5 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Professional editorial office. Reviewers seemed to be the experts in the field. There were a lot of reviewers though (5 of them!) and all questions need to be properly addressed. The manuscript was much improved after the reviewing process.
Društvena istraživanja: Journal for General Social Issues 45.7
weeks
45.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The Journal needed 7 months to find reviewers
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology n/a n/a 11.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Conference review
The editor made valid comments and some suggestions
Post-Soviet Affairs n/a n/a 32.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Patterns of Prejudice n/a n/a 118.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development 7.7
weeks
37.3
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The quality of the reviews (including those from both peers and editors) is excellent. They certainly demand the highest standards and, based in our own experience, manuscripts should benefit from so many readings.

The main problem in our process was the time required to achieve a final decision. We understand the pandemic times are significantly longer than usual and that the time reviewers take to submit comments is out of control of the journal. However, during our review process, most of the time was spent in the editors’ desks, with very minor additional input from them. Only at the very end of the review process we received significant suggestions from the editors.

Excluding the time issue, the review process is top quality and is worth submitting MSs to ASD, specially when authors are under low pressures for keeping up publication rates (which is rarely the case).
Journal of Contemporary European Research 18.9
weeks
21.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The first review-round took a bit long, but the reviews were constructive and there was no pressure on the revision.
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering Immediately accepted after 26.0 weeks Accepted (im.)
Motivation: I am very satisfied.
PLoS Computational Biology 8.7
weeks
13.0
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Bioinformatics 34.7
weeks
36.1
weeks
n/a 1 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Electoral Studies n/a n/a 9.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Electoral Studies n/a n/a 21.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: "it would not be competitive in the review process "
Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences 10.4
weeks
11.3
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Science Advances 13.0
weeks
15.9
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Overall, I found the Science Advances submission and review process pretty decent. Not the fastest turnaround, and the coauthor permission forms required at the revision stage are cumbersome. However the journal admins were very responsive and helpful when reaching out.
International Political Science Review 6.6
weeks
8.1
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Journal of Studies in International Education n/a n/a 6.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The desk-research came in very quickly, which is very useful, since we could submit the paper elsewhere. However, we felt that the standard/automatic letter that we received informing about the rejection could have been more personalised and explain why the paper was not deemed suitable for this journal.
Learning and Individual Differences 4.3
weeks
9.1
weeks
n/a 4 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: The editor was particular capable of finding suitable reviewers for our paper within a matter of days. All reviewers provided relevant and valuable comments, and our paper clearly was strengthened in light of those comments. Hat off to the editor of LID, who is very skilled of getting things move along quickly and smoothly.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 12.9
weeks
23.1
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The review process was generally well handled although considerably tedious due to the constant requirement to make very small changes to the manuscript to satisfy one reviewer. The editor and two other reviewers clearly found the manuscript of interest and the editor was gracious in allowing us to continue to submit and to ensure the concerns of the one outstanding reviewer were met. We were very pleased to be allowed to continue through the review process by a supportive editor. We were less happy to have a~1 month review process for one resubmission which contained only ~200 addtional words compared with the previous submission and an additional supplementary figure. In that same time I reviewed two manuscripts for other journals, and I know that PNAS has strict time limits on reviews. This was extremely frustrating.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 13.9
weeks
18.2
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: It took 2 months before the manuscript went into review, probably because it is relatively difficult to find a suitable reviewer given the topic of our paper. After that, it took 1 month before the review was completed and comments were sent to us. Overall, the reviews were constructive and the editorial team was professional and efficient. One reviewer was particularly helpful in giving critical yet valuable comments which turned out to greatly improve the quality of our manuscript. Will definitely submit future work to JPA again.
International Journal of Medical Informatics 27.1
weeks
27.1
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The reviews came after 6 months of wait and several emails of reminders sent to the editor.
BioData Mining 14.4
weeks
14.4
weeks
n/a 1 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: A good review process
BioData Mining 5.7
weeks
5.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: Fast process with good reviews, even if the article was rejected.
The EMBO Journal 5.7
weeks
9.6
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: The editor was quick to judge, read and evaluate the content, and the paper was made better by the referee and editor's suggestions.
Current Sociology n/a n/a 6.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Social Science and Medicine n/a n/a 21.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: They claimed they only commission short articles, rather than accept unsolicited submissions. Despite the danger of cronyism and nepotism this creates, it did not say this as far as we could tell on the author instructions. They have quite a cavalier attitude to the time of others. No other reasons for given for rejecting the paper without it going to review.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Elife n/a n/a 7.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
EMBO Reports n/a n/a 7.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Personality and Individual Differences 0.6
weeks
4.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Lab on a Chip 7.1
weeks
11.6
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 5.6
weeks
5.7
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Nature Computational Science n/a n/a 19.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America n/a n/a 5.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Ibis 15.1
weeks
22.6
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted