Reviews for "Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment"

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
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment n/a n/a 28.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: We waited nearly 3.5 weeks for a decision on our manuscript - which is the longest I've ever experienced. It's a shame as AEE is a fantastic journal but I'd never submit there again. Would particularly advise ECR to steer clear and instead go for a journal which has shorter, and more justifiable, waiting times.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 28.6
weeks
38.7
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The first review round was quite long. After we sent the inquiry to the editorial team we quickly received a reply with explanation that they are still looking for the suitable reviewers. However, the reviews we recieved provided good guidence which really helped us to improve the manuscript. Each of the three reviewers covered different aspect of the paper which was very useful because the research was interdisciplinary.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment n/a n/a 23.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: A couple of sentences on reason for rejection were provided.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment n/a n/a 41.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Waiting 41 days to hear that the manuscript did not even pass the first evaluation is shocking. I can accept that the editor feels the manuscript was out of the scope, but if that's the case, surely this can be detected in less than 41 days. This is an unacceptable waste of time for the authors and for the scientific community.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 18.4
weeks
18.6
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: We were very reluctant sending our manuscript to this journal because we were not sure it fitted the scope. We first contacted the editor to check whether the manuscript fitted the scope and he honestly admitted that based on the title and the abstract it may not be a very good fit, but the decision to send it out for peer review ultimately depends on the field editor. We took the risk, submitted the article and 18 days after submission, we were happy to see that our manuscript was "under review." The review process took 4 months, which is fair for the complex manuscript we submitted. All three reviewers were positive and had very little comments. The editor accepted our manuscript pending minor revisions. Once we submitted the revised manuscript, it was accepted the next day. We are of course very happy that the manuscript was accepted without the need for lenghty revisions. However, it is difficult to judge the quality of the referee reports. All three reports were positive and very short. Maybe we submitted a very good manuscript? In any case, we learnt from this case that you should not be discouraged to submit to this journal, even if you are not entirely sure your manuscript fits into its scope. Overall, we are very happy.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 25.9
weeks
25.9
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: I recommend to avoid this journal. It took about a half year to go through the first round. I am glad that one reviewer's comments are helpful.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 11.0
weeks
19.9
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: Extremely long review process with disappointing comments. The editor did not motivate his decision well.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment n/a n/a 2.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 15.4
weeks
15.4
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: The suggestions of the reviewers where interesting and adequated, I fully agree with them.
They rejected it but they provided to me with a list of journals with same style requirements so my paper could be resubmitted after nochanges in style.
I considere the time delayed to answer too long, I do not recommend to submmit there if you have time constraints, like for presenting a PhD dissertation.