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Drawn back before first editorial decision after 123.0 weeks
Motivation: The manuscript was not sent for review for 4 months. The journal did not contact me to notify me of a delay, and I was not able to reach the editorial office for help of comments. The eventual reply was a generic response and still, no handling editor and no reviewers were appointed. A very dissapointing experience and a major loss of time.
Motivation: This was the very first submission to Frontiers in Oncology from our group and as mentioned in the Journal Description the overall handling, reviewing and decision making process were extremely efficient. As compared to our experiences with previous high end journals. The editor assignment was extremely quick and the whole process from that point onwards was very supportive. We received fair unbiased reviews for our manuscript and while not all comments were useful, the process definitely enhanced the quality of our document. Most of the comments from reviewers addressed the need to include more information pertaining to the observations made in our study. Throughout the entire process we were constantly kept informed of our manuscript status due to a transparent review process. The editor also handled all queries raised by us with minimal delay in the publication process. A slight glitch was presented towards the end of the publication when the editorial office suggested an article transfer following the endorsement of the article by both the reviewers. However, following a response from us they withdrew this request. Amongst all the journals which I have submitted to till date, Frontiers in Oncology definitely stuck to their motto most effectively. I would surely send out future articles in this journal