Reviews for "Higher Education Policy"

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
Higher Education Policy n/a n/a 2.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The editor read rather carefully the manuscript and made several positive comments about it. Several, sound, reasons were given for the desk-reject, mainly linked to methodological concerns and some doubts regarding the innovative character of the findings. It is not common for editors to give that much attention to a paper that does not proceed to peer-review, so we are very grateful to the editor for his detailed and constructive feedback. Also, the very fast rejection (within 2 days) was much appreciated, since it allowed us to ressubmit the paper to a more suitable journal.
Higher Education Policy 9.7
weeks
9.7
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: The 2 reviews were contradictory. Maybe in such cases the manuscript should go to a third reviewer rather than be rejected.
Higher Education Policy 7.9
weeks
7.9
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
3
(good)
Drawn back
Higher Education Policy 7.0
weeks
7.0
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Drawn back
Motivation: Swift and professional handling, but reviewer's reports were quite confusing and the editor's decision to request a major revision of the paper was not considered an option. Outcome: submission to another journal.
Higher Education Policy 10.0
weeks
10.4
weeks
n/a 1 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: The review process was fast and very transparent, taking only three months from the first submission until accepting the final version.