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
Social Science Research 28.3
weeks
37.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
European Sociological Review 25.9
weeks
25.9
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Judgment and Decision Making n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Jonathan Baron reviews all submissions very thoroughly before sending them out to reviewers or rejecting them. He gives great comments and puts a lot of effort into his work.
Theory and Decision n/a n/a 52.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Environmental Science and Pollution Research 6.4
weeks
10.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Science of the Total Environment n/a n/a 26.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Atmospheric Environment 15.9
weeks
16.1
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Atmospheric Environment 19.6
weeks
19.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Atmospheric Environment 12.6
weeks
15.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Social Science and Medicine n/a n/a 8.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
European Journal of Social Psychology 18.7
weeks
18.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Environmental Earth Sciences 12.4
weeks
22.0
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Overall the authors are satisfied with the review process. We would send our paper to EES again without any problems. We only had some doubts about the number of the reviewers; we received one review, but from the first editorial response we understood there were at least two. When we wrote to the Editor asking about the second review, we didn't receive any response, so we concluded there was only one reviewer. However, we'd prefer to get a response from the Editor. Beside this, we’d like to emphasise that our experience with EES Journal was very good and we appreciate their decision to publish our paper.
Elife 5.9
weeks
6.9
weeks
n/a 1 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Although this a new journal my feel is that this will be become a high profile one. I say this from the overall quality of the papers, the projection in the general media and the new sub-jounals that have been recently generated. The website is also very well made.
In terms of the review process, the first round took a wile, but i think this is not the trend (i think they disclose the time it takes somewhere).
The big thing in terms of the review process that I really like and that I think is a major step forwards in the review process is that the reviewers and the editor discuss between themselves the paper before making a decision. They decide the value of the discovery and what additional exps need to be done in order to prove your point. As opposed to grumpy reviewers that send you a huje list of (mostly) stupid exps and issues that you spend a ton of time trying to address. I really think this is an example to other journals.
Overall I really recommended it. Even if your paper is rejected I think you should be able to get a relatively fast and fare evaluation of you manuscript.
Systematic Biology 18.4
weeks
26.4
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Very thorough review, including comments from the editor and associate editor, which really improved the paper. The review period was a bit long however.
Acta Oecologica 19.3
weeks
19.3
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: The review process took far too long for a rejection, and the reviewers did not gave much more information on improving the MS. It should not have taken so long. I will not consider this Journal for a future MS submission.
Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 1.4
weeks
2.4
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 12.4
weeks
13.3
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Journal of Controlled Release n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Applied Nursing Research 16.4
weeks
28.4
weeks
n/a 3 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: It takes too long time, and editors explanation was insufficient for rejection.
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 40.3
weeks
40.3
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Took far too long to respond. This significantly wasted the authors' time in an arena where research is supposed to be cutting edge. I also thought the reviews were quite narrow-minded in not understanding the benefits of publishing research that was primarily developmental and involved pilot studies, and therefore had interesting developments but was not statistically perfect because of the difficulties involved.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies n/a n/a 53.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Although the submitted manuscript seems to fit the topic areas for the journal, the editor decided otherwise. I find it very annoying that it took nearly 8 weeks for the editor to reach that conclusion.
International Political Science Review 10.4
weeks
16.7
weeks
n/a 4 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Comparative European Politics n/a n/a 65.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Journal of International Migration and Integration 13.9
weeks
13.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Weed Research 10.3
weeks
10.3
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: Most of the comments of the reviewers were solid and useful. It took two weeks before the subject editor made a decision based on the reviewer comments. However, an aditional review report was added by the subject editor.
International Migration 8.6
weeks
12.1
weeks
n/a 4 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Journal of Interpersonal Violence 44.0
weeks
44.0
weeks
n/a 4 3
(good)
1
(bad)
Accepted
Motivation: The time under review was unacceptably long. Two reviewers actually reviewed the paper, one gave no feedback and the third stated it was a good paper.
Health Care Management Review 6.9
weeks
6.9
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
3
(good)
Rejected
Health Care Management Review 18.6
weeks
22.3
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
SAGE Open 19.3
weeks
26.1
weeks
n/a 1 1
(bad)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Motivation: We were satisfied that, after the disappointing first round of review (only one brief review), the revised manuscript was sent to two new reviewers who came up with more substantial criticism than the first reviewer had done. After acceptance, SAGE Open really did a lot of work on proofreading and correcting the manuscript (esp. the references section). Unfortunately, the whole process took a lot of time.
Developmental Science 15.7
weeks
31.1
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The review period took over the stated period of time for both submissions (nearly 4 months). The editor requested changes (that we made) but did not tell us exactly what he wanted to have done and when we submitted it he then rejected because it wasn't the exact/analysis comparison he thought should have been completed. We could have revised those sections but he chose not to give us the opportunity. This was in light of very positive reviews on the first round of submission and that we were able to publish it in an equivalent (or better) journal after the process. I have papers in a number of high impact journals of this caliber (Child Development) and the process here was the worst I have experienced.
Nature Methods n/a n/a 7.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Ecological Indicators 12.9
weeks
29.0
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
3
(good)
Accepted
Motivation: Review reports were really good and they significantly improved the manuscript, but the review process was too long (a lot of time between submissions and editor decisions).
Agronomy for Sustainable Development 34.7
weeks
35.7
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Journal of Medical Internet Research 5.0
weeks
8.7
weeks
n/a 4 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: The quick turn around time and thoughtful and concise feedback made the experience with submission the JMIR painless.
Journal of Anxiety Disorders 9.4
weeks
9.9
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The editor answered very fast (on Sundays!) after the first submission. Reviewers' comments were helpful and the revised article was accepted within 3 days (at Christmas time, on Dec 25th!). I would recommend this journal.
Sociology 30.4
weeks
30.4
weeks
n/a 3 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Demography 17.9
weeks
17.9
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 30.4
weeks
30.4
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The editor apparently "lost sight" of the manuscript. We asked about its status after 5 months, at which point he told us he had given up on finding a second reviewer but would be making a last effort towards this aim. Two months later, we received referee reports advising rejection. The first report focus on the organization of the paper sums up to saying "this is not the way we do it in behavioral sciences" and the second sums up to saying "I do not understand what is a mixed logit model". Both reviewers were dogmatic in their rejection, one saying that the question we dealt with was not the traditional way to look at the specific phenomenon we investigated, the other suggesting he did not trust our "sophisticated econometrics".
Language Sciences 17.4
weeks
17.4
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted