Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Drawn back before first editorial decision after 69.0 days
Motivation: The manuscript has been sitting with the editor for a couple of months; then, we sent a message offering help finding reviewers with no answer. So, we decided to withdraw.
Motivation: The Editor could not identify suitable reviewers for the topic and kept the manuscript for 20 months. I sent mails after one year to the editor and the journal manager to make a decision on time so that I can consider alternative journals if necessary, but the editor refused to respond, until 20 months was wasted before rejecting the manuscript. This poor practices by editorial teams frustrate authors to submit to multiple journals at one.