Reviews for "International Journal of Geographical Information Science"

Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
Year
6.1 weeks
6.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
5
Rejected
2021
Motivation: Very attentive and careful editors, and excellent communication with them. They keep the standards high, e.g. it is not possible to submit a paper without sharing data and code. The reviews were pretty good too, though I only wish the process was slightly faster for a submission that ended up being rejected. Overall, pretty good experience and despite the rejection, the experience will help improve the paper to be submitted elsewhere.
17.3 weeks
24.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
5
4
Accepted
2022
Motivation: IJGIS has a great reputation in the field for a reason. The editors were meticulous and responsible (checking each paper in detail, together with the code and data) and have promptly replied to our emails, and the reviewers were pretty good: insightful, fair, comprehensive, and genuinely inclined to help to improve the paper and see it published. Their comments have certainly contributed to improving the paper. The downsides are that the first round of the reviews took more time than it should (4 months), and that the publisher (Taylor & Francis) took a long time to publish the paper online, and made many mistakes in the proof of the PDF, e.g. they added errors that didn't exist in the submitted version, and they sent us a proof with the repeated errors despite being clearly instructed to fix them. The provided link for free sharing of the article is valid for only 50 readers, in contrast with some other publishers that provide unlimited access during the first month or so. We considered going open access, but the OA fee is unreasonably high. In conclusion, great journal and great editors, but bad publisher.
n/a
n/a
5 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2015
5.4 weeks
14.6 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
Accepted
2015
Motivation: High quality and profound reviews by knowledgeable experts. Their very careful comments took some time to process but they were all correct and they have substantially improved the quality of the manuscript. The editor was quite professional and quick with notifications and replies to my queries.
6.5 weeks
15.2 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
2013
Motivation: Based on my experience, IJGIS journal is very good and fast in giving the initial decision of the first round of review, whether the article is accepted or not. This is very important. In addition, the received comments where scientifically valid and important in order to improve the article. The duration for second round of revision was also acceptable. I personally believe this journal is one of the bests in the domain of GIS.
10.9 weeks
22.9 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
2015
Motivation: In-depth reviews and a relatively fast process. Great communication from the editor.
7.0 weeks
7.4 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
4
Accepted
2015
Motivation: Efficient process with reasonable reviews that have improved the paper.
7.0 weeks
7.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Rejected
2014
Motivation: The paper was rejected in its present form after significant criticism from the reviewers. The reviewers were however very thorough and provided very useful feedback. The journal also welcomed a new submission on the topic once all the issues were solved.
12.3 weeks
19.3 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
5
Accepted
2015
Motivation: The paper was accepted after two rounds of reviews. The reviews were thorough and very good. The communication with the editor was excellent.
7.0 weeks
13.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
2014
Motivation: Excellent process with amazingly thorough reviews. Very impressed.