Reviews for "Crop and Pasture Science"

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
Crop and Pasture Science 10.6
weeks
18.1
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Motivation: The process was time-consuming, taking 14 months from initial submission to publication. One reviewer suggested including an extensive area of literature that was not covered in the initial submission. This took 6 months amidst other responsibilities, and I wanted to do a thorough job of covering making these changes to facilitate acceptance. This reviewer was happy with these changes, but the second reviewer was unavailable and the paper went to a third reviewer who had other (but less extensive) suggested changes. While the end product is much better than the initial submission, there is a diminishing-returns relationship between time spent on a paper and its quality. Some journals seem happy with publishing papers that are 90% perfect, while Crop and Pasture Science and the reviewers it chooses seem to require 99% perfection. This is great for their readers, but their high bar may mean that some good results don't get published.