Reviews for "Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering"

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
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 9.4
weeks
9.4
weeks
n/a 3 2
(moderate)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: The journal response time was very reasonable. However, the diversity in reviewers' opinions and the lack of constructive feedback from rejections did not reflect an overall fair review; particularly the fatuous ~10 word response. However, I believe that this was the reason that a third reviewer's opinion was sought.
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The editor declared that there were not enough reviewers in the scientific community to assess all the papers submitted. Therefore, the editors could arbitrarily chose to reject papers without asking for the opinion of specialist reviewers. In this case the editor was clearly wrong since the paper was accepted a few months later by another very respectable journal.
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 19.0
weeks
19.0
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The review process was very long, we had to send 3-4 emails to the journal before getting an answer about the status.
Then, eventually, the review comments (and rejection) were mostly unmotivated. Except few constructive critics and remarks, the main motivation for rejection was "not enough numerical tests", "do not see usefulness of the method". In these cases, reviewers should ask for more tests/explanation. Altogether, it seemed that reviewers were not completely familiar with the topic.
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 4.6
weeks
6.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted