Reviews for "BMC Research Notes"

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 Research Notes Drawn back before first editorial decision after 157 days Drawn back
Motivation: I submitted the manuscript on August 2016 and in the beginning of December I sent a inquiry to the editorial office since I had not heard anything. They sent me back what looked like a form letter saying they were going to look into it. It was concerning that on the website it still showed "under editorial review." So in effect they never sent it out for review. I never heard anything back so I inquired again the beginning of January 2017. They sent me back what looked like a form letter saying they were going to look into it. It was concerning that on the website still showed "under editorial review." At that point I explained if I didn't hear back that it was sent out for review I would pull it and submit it elsewhere. I never heard anything back and it still remained under "editorial review." I pulled the manuscript and have submitted it elsewhere. I have published in BMC Public Health and BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and had good experiences. As a result of this experience I will never submit an article nor review for BMC journals or recommend them to my colleagues.
BMC Research Notes 27.7
weeks
27.7
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n/a 2 2
(moderate)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Very unprofessional way to handle the review process.
Extremely slow (and it is the second time I experienced the same in this journal)
They forgot about sending to reviewers after re-submission.
When I tried to complain by their mail-contact system it came always an automatic anwer with the same sentence....
BMC Research Notes n/a n/a 26.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: My manuscript was not found suitable for BMC Research Notes and the editorial team suggested to transfer my manuscript to Journal of Medical Case Reports. I agreed to the transfer.