Journal title
Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
62.4 weeks
62.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
2
Rejected
Motivation: A long time was taken (more than a year). No mistakes were found. No reason was given for rejection and reviews did not provide an opinion of the scientific value of the paper.
n/a
n/a
35 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The editor provided a very fair rationale for the rejection and offered some helpful feedback. That said, it is extremely unfortunate that it took five weeks to provide a simple desk rejection. It should not take 5 weeks for an editor to read a paper, reject it, and offer one or two sentences of feedback.
6.6 weeks
6.6 weeks
n/a
4 reports
3
5
Rejected
Motivation: The manuscript was processed very quickly and efficiently. The editor gave a detailed reply justifying why he rejected the paper and did encourage us to resubmit the paper if we decided to expand it into a larger research paper.
69.4 weeks
69.4 weeks
n/a
1 reports
2
1
Rejected
Motivation: 16 months for review is unacceptable. I waited patiently until the 5th month and only received excuses about the length of the review process. I asked to withdraw my paper after 12 months, and the editorial staff could not complete this request properly.

The quality of the review was fine, and the article was eventually published elsehwere.
1.0 weeks
3.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
12.8 weeks
12.8 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Rejected
Motivation: Some of the reviewer feedback was very helpful in a manuscript revision which was then submitted elsewhere. It was disappointing that one of the reviewers did not find the work of interest to the journal, leading to the paper rejection.
3.0 weeks
3.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
3
Rejected
Motivation: One reviewer was positive and constructive, but the other reviewer apart from being rude, did not seemed to be familiar with technical details of similar published studies and also inquired about details which were explicitly stated in the submitted manuscript. Editor was helpful.
n/a
n/a
4 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
7.8 weeks
10.8 weeks
n/a
2 reports
5
4
Accepted
Motivation: Review duration was average, reviewers were helpful and constructive.
10.3 weeks
10.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
3
Rejected
10.0 weeks
17.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
Motivation: The editor was very helpful. I was happy with the submission process and would recomend this journal.
19.4 weeks
19.4 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
4
Rejected
n/a
n/a
5 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Editor responded to my questions on the reason for rejection without review
7.1 weeks
19.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
n/a
n/a
7 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
0.9 weeks
1.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
10.7 weeks
18.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
Motivation: This was a smooth process overall. The submission of the revised manuscript was delayed due to my maternity leave which added about two months to the process.
14.4 weeks
83.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
5
5
Accepted
Motivation: The editor in chief as well as the second reviewer give me piece of precious feedback on my paper. The turnaround time was quick.
20.3 weeks
35.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
0
Rejected
Motivation: The entire process took 10.5 months, well beyond the "fast turnaround" and decision time that the journal advertises. We did extensive review in response to the first and second reviews. Mostly in response to a single reviewer. On the second review, one reviewer indicated that the revisions were acceptable, but the second reviewer raised a whole set of new criticisms (different from the first review).

The final decision was that the manuscript was not interesting for the general audience of the journal, a critique raised on the first and second reviews. We were extremely disappointed that this decision was not made by the editor after 5 months or 8 months, the first and second reviews, by the editor. To ask the authors to do more work, and then have the manuscript rejected, not based on the responses to the critiques but on suitability and interest, was very frustrating.
n/a
n/a
27 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
n/a
n/a
29 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Quick response from the editor that the manuscript does not necessarily fit the scope of that journal.
11.7 weeks
23.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
5
Accepted
Motivation: One of the first two reviews helped us to improve the paper; this review was done very thoroughly.
4.7 weeks
4.9 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
3.3 weeks
3.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
2
3
Rejected
n/a
n/a
2 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Superficial assessment of associate editor.
Judgment probably conditioned by the few publications of the corresponding author.
n/a
n/a
10 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Reason given: Interesting but not to a wide enough audience, also not mechanistic enough.
n/a
n/a
1 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Rejection was very quick, reason given was that manuscript was not a good fit/not enough in-depth mechanisms.
13.0 weeks
17.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
1
1
Rejected
Motivation: The manuscript was initially deemed acceptable with minor revision, receiving very positive reviews. After the revision was submitted, one of the reviewers was changed. He outright rejected the paper, not understanding the concept and the technique presented. He did not seem to be familiar with the field and the problem the paper was addressing. He was trying to understand the paper with respect to his domain of knowledge and thus could not understand the concepts and contributions.
0.3 weeks
27.1 weeks
n/a
1 reports
5
5
Accepted
Motivation: The handling editor of my manuscript provided me with very constructive and detailed comments about how to improve my work on top of the reviewer's comments.
n/a
n/a
7 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: I appreciate the speedy turnaround time. The editor raised some valid concerns, but we could have easily addressed them in a revision. It's unfortunate it did not go out to review for that reason.
15.3 weeks
15.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
1
0
Rejected
Motivation: This manuscript was held up for review for over 70 days. Although the editorial office was apologetic when we reminded them during the review time, the final letter from the Editor was unapologetic and all it said was that they were sorry for the delay but these things happen! No reason was given for the delay and the reviews were totally superficial. An extremely disappointing review process. The manuscript was sent to another reputable journal and accepted within two weeks!
13.4 weeks
13.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
1
0
Rejected
Motivation: I was invited by the editor to submit and told the paper would have been sent to the referees directly, a month later I found out by myself it hadn't been sent, I contacted the editor who promptly replied they were going to send it straight after, 2 months later I managed to get a review after contacting them several times. Two referees suggested the rejection of my paper. I was very disappointed to see that the motivations supporting the rejection were mostly wrong (showing limited competence) and demonstrated that at least one of the two hadn't read my paper fully. Very big disappointment.
9.7 weeks
15.1 weeks
n/a
5 reports
3
5
Accepted
n/a
n/a
4 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: It took to long to decide
n/a
n/a
2 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
4.6 weeks
8.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
1
Rejected
n/a
n/a
8 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
n/a
n/a
6 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
6.1 weeks
6.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Rejected
Motivation: they had good comments that helped me to improve my work
n/a
n/a
25 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The review was superficial.