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
Communication Research 17.4
weeks
39.1
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
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.
Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology 3.1
weeks
4.3
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Review was professionally handled
Journal of Information Science 7.0
weeks
11.3
weeks
n/a 1 3
(good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Information Processing and Management 43.4
weeks
43.4
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Drawn back
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 8.7
weeks
8.7
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
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.
Geofizika 21.7
weeks
26.0
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
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.
Medical and Veterinary Entomology 4.3
weeks
5.8
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Acta Geophysica 6.5
weeks
6.5
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Mathematische Annalen 39.1
weeks
39.1
weeks
n/a 0 n/a 5
(excellent)
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.
Classical and Quantum Gravity 8.7
weeks
13.0
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
0
(very bad)
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.
Journal of Mathematical Physics n/a n/a 121.6
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Journal of Mathematical Physics n/a n/a 3.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Linguistic Inquiry 30.4
weeks
43.4
weeks
n/a 3 2
(moderate)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Molecular Systems Biology 4.5
weeks
6.5
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
4
(very good)
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.
Environmental Microbiology Reports 13.0
weeks
21.7
weeks
n/a 2 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Accepted
Motivation: Editor was slow, arrogant and not very competent for our theme of research.
Acta Mathematica Scientia 65.1
weeks
65.1
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
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).
American Journal of Therapeutics Immediately accepted after 0.4 weeks Accepted (im.)
International Gambling Studies 6.0
weeks
9.0
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Journal of Applied Social Psychology 43.4
weeks
43.4
weeks
n/a 1 2
(moderate)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The journal took far too long to review the manuscript. I wrote after 6 months to enquire about the delay and was told that two reviewers had agreed to review the manuscript, that one review had been submitted and the other would be submitted imminently. Four months later (i.e. 10 months post-submission), I received a rejection letter on the basis of only one review.
Microbial Biotechnology 8.6
weeks
9.6
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Water Alternatives 21.7
weeks
22.8
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Journal of Common Market Studies 9.6
weeks
15.4
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Motivation: I feel this a generally positive experience. The turnaround time was decent. There were one or two comments that I felt stemmed from not having read the MS carefully, but overall the comments were well-observed and helped me to improve the manuscript a great deal. They were quite strict on the word count.
Governance 1.1
weeks
1.1
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: Very prompt review process.
International Migration Review 39.1
weeks
39.1
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: In terms of argumentation provided the journal scored a good mark. The conclusion made, namely to not ask for a revision for new submission but reject the manuscript, stood at certain odds with the substantive, mostly constructive and valuable dialogue entered with the manuscript by the reviewers, with various pointers for direct improvement. Finally the time, at 9 months, taken for the review may be considered rather lengthy, even if recognition is given to the difficulties many journals face with securing relevant reviewers. Hence an overall mark of 6.
Industrial and Labor Relations Review 15.0
weeks
35.0
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Motivation: very rigoreous review process, but long.
Work, Employment and Society 13.0
weeks
28.2
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Social Science and Medicine n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
International Journal of Epidemiology 8.7
weeks
10.0
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted