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
Systematic Biology 12.3
weeks
12.3
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Psychological Science n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 7.9
weeks
9.6
weeks
n/a 1 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: I am satisfied with speed of the review process. But reviewer comments were often poorly understood or not well-founded.
Polymer Reviews 1.0
weeks
1.0
weeks
n/a 1 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Drawn back
Mountain Research and Development 65.1
weeks
65.1
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Agroforestry Systems 43.4
weeks
60.8
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
1
(bad)
Accepted
Speech Communication 10.9
weeks
10.9
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The reviewers point out only minor problems and recommended rejection. The editor added no comments, saying that "since reviewer rejected the paper, I am going to follow that recommendation." The English by both the reviewers and the editor were very non-native.
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation n/a n/a 12.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Australian Journal of Soil Research 26.0
weeks
26.0
weeks
n/a 2 0
(very bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Journal of Invertebrate Pathology n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Anxiety, Stress, and Coping 11.0
weeks
28.6
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Drawn back
Motivation: After responding to extensive reviews from one set of reviewers and waiting 4 months for a response, I learned that a second set of reviewers reviewed the manuscript and brought up a slew of issues that had already been discussed in the previous reviews. I withdrew the manuscript, unwilling to jump through the same hoops once again.
Solar Energy 8.6
weeks
8.6
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Reviewers' comments were clear and justified, the peer-review process was quite fast.
Heart Rhythm 2.9
weeks
2.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Regional Environmental Change 8.9
weeks
8.9
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Although only one reviewer's comments were taken into account, these were very extensive and helpful. The process took a bit longer than a was hoping - I would prefer receiving a rejection sooner (not after two months).

Journal of Molecular Modeling 4.3
weeks
5.8
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Quite easy submission. Not super fast, but without extra efforts.
Physical Review Applied 10.3
weeks
10.3
weeks
n/a 4 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: The motiviation provided by the reviewer was not correct in my opinion
Climate Research 13.0
weeks
21.7
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Motivation: The reviewing time could have been shorter.
One of the reviewer was clearly not well-acquainted with my area of research, hence very bad review. Meanwhile the other reviewers provided very constructive feedback.
CIRP Annals: Manufacturing Technology 5.6
weeks
5.6
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: To submit a paper to this journal is not easy.
Must follow a few rules.
https://www.cirp.net/mainmenu-publications/authors-submit-a-paper.html
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
ACS Catalysis 8.7
weeks
8.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: Although it was rejected by the handling editor after first set of review, we answered all the questions/comments/suggestions made by two reviewers and resubmitted. Our manuscript went to the same handling editor and the editor rejected the manuscript promptly. Editor also wrote that "I did not invite for resubmission". For my further appeal to reconsider earlier decision, it was made clear that it is editor's subjective decision to reject the manuscript.

What happened at this point of time is more interesting and given in the following: Exactly on the same subject matter of the manuscript with significantly inferior quality, another manuscript was accepted around the same time (may be ten days before). When I pointed out this fact to the Editor and handling editor, I was told that, they never compare published manuscripts to the submitted manuscripts. I asked further, what is the bench mark you are giving to your potential authors. I never got any direct reply to this question from either Editor or handling editor. It was frustrating.

When we submitted this manuscript to another best journal, it was a cake walk for us and it was accepted and published.
Journal of Empirical Finance 24.4
weeks
24.4
weeks
n/a 1 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Against a fee payment, after 6 months just one report, which was not constructive (just providing a very generic disagreement on the approach adopted).
New Journal of Chemistry n/a n/a 25.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Such reviews do not help the authors:
"Thank you for submitting your manuscript referenced above.

The large number of submissions being received by New Journal of Chemistry these past few months obliges the editors to make a preliminary selection of papers that will be considered for publication in NJC after full peer review. We have solicited the members of the Editorial Boards to help us with this selection.

I regret to inform you that your manuscript was not one of those selected by the Editorial Boards to undergo full peer review. Thus your paper will not be considered further as a submission to New Journal of Chemistry as it does not fall within the scope of the journal.

I apologize for the lateness of this decision, which is due to the significant backlog of manuscripts awaiting handling.

The increased success of NJC means that we must now be more selective in the choice of papers that we can consider for publication.

I am sorry not to have better news for you. I encourage you to submit your results to a more appropriate journal and I wish you success with publishing this work. Thank you for your interest in New Journal of Chemistry.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Denise Parent
Managing Editor, New Journal of Chemistry
njc@rsc.org"
Japanese Journal of Mathematics 17.1
weeks
32.1
weeks
n/a 1 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Representation Theory 36.1
weeks
42.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: After two revisions which satisfied the referees, the paper was nevertheless rejected by the editorial board. I was told that the journal had more papers with positive recommendations than space. Of course the editors saw this coming, but they failed to take proper measures and instead wasted the time and efforts of several authors and referees.
International Mathematics Research Notices 20.6
weeks
20.6
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
American Journal of Mathematics 9.6
weeks
9.6
weeks
n/a 1 1
(bad)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: The referee was obviously biased and did not produce a serious report.
Annals of Neurology n/a n/a 6.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The editorial rejection was sufficiently quick and motivated on the basis of a "high enough priority score to qualify for further review."
Annals of Neurology 3.0
weeks
5.0
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Quick process and a collaborative comments by Editor and reviewers
Construction and Building Materials 16.6
weeks
16.6
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Low quality and careless review from only one reviewer was the basis of the reject decision.
Applied Energy n/a n/a 5.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism n/a n/a 6.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Physical Therapy 8.0
weeks
21.0
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: One of the reviewers was not familiar with the research study design (diagnostic accuracy). The majority of this reviewers comments and questions related to RCT design. After addressing each comment and explaining diagnostic accuracy study design, the majority of comments after second review stated that the diagnostic accuracy study design should have been made more clear in the manuscript. This despite the fact that "diagnostic accuracy study design" was selected as the manuscript type in the online submission system, was included in the manuscript title, in the study design in abstract and in the manuscript, and in the statistical methods section. In addition the journal required submission of a completed STARD statement for diagnostic accuracy studies which was provided. It is concerning that external reviewers for high impact factor scientific journals do not appear to recognise different research study designs and that editorial decisions may be influenced by this.
Nature Communications 8.6
weeks
22.1
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Neuron 5.4
weeks
5.4
weeks
n/a 3 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Nature Neuroscience n/a n/a 8.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Cerebral Cortex 10.0
weeks
21.0
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
3
(good)
Accepted
Nature n/a n/a 3.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Apidologie 6.9
weeks
6.9
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Biological Reviews 10.9
weeks
27.7
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications n/a n/a 19.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)