Reviews for "BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth"

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
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 20.3
n/a 2 4
(very good)
Motivation: The review process is very slow in comparison with other open access journals
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Drawn back before first editorial decision after 244 days Drawn back
Motivation: I believe it is completely unacceptable from a BioMed Central journal (charging USD 2,145 for publishing a paper) not to come to even a first editorial decision for 8 months. This happened despite numerous contacts with the editorial office during these months. Also, it was impossible to get into contact with the handling editor; we were able to reach editorial assistants only.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 32.1
n/a 3 4
(very good)
(very bad)
Drawn back
Motivation: Despite the seven-months elapse between our submission and BMC´s preliminary decision, we were pleased to receive reviewers´ reports as two out of three reviewers only had minor revisions. Furthermore, we were noticed that “BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth” anticipated to publish a revised version of our article if we could meet the reviewers´ points. We submitted a revised version of our article one month after receiving the review and the revision was based upon the reviewers´ comments. From August 2017 to November 2017, we emailed and called the editorial office of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth many times in an attempt to get in touch with the editor-in-chief, but with no luck. In November 2017 we chose to withdraw our manuscript. We have felt obligated to state our opinion on BMC´s reviewing process at Scirev owing to all the respondents who have spent time on our questionnaire and provided data for our article.