Reviews for "International Journal of Human Resource Management"

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
International Journal of Human Resource Management 17.4
weeks
17.4
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: We received two reviews: The first one did not provide any information other than the fact that the reviewer advocates of a different research tradition to the approach used in the paper. Weirdly the second reviewer had no idea about the methodological paradigm and method adopted in the study. - The journal claims to be open to various methodological and theoretical approaches. If this is the case, they need to assign manuscripts to competent reviewers. This review process was a waste of time for everyone involved.
International Journal of Human Resource Management 54.9
weeks
88.6
weeks
n/a 2 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Accepted
Motivation: The first round of reviews took more than 12 months. After the twelve months, we received two reviews: one was a one-sentence review, the other one was one paragraph touching on issues remotely related to the topic of the manuscript. We resubmitted the manuscript and had to wait another six months for the next review: A new reviewer whose review consisted of half a page of editorial and style advice, again nothing regarding the substance of our manuscript.

One rater on this page attributes the long waiting times to the death of a previous editor (which to my knowledge was in 2012 or 2013) and new editors taking over, but note that we submitted our manuscript years after that period.
International Journal of Human Resource Management 16.0
weeks
18.7
weeks
n/a 1 1
(bad)
3
(good)
Accepted
International Journal of Human Resource Management 42.9
weeks
68.0
weeks
n/a 3 1
(bad)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Motivation: The very lenghthy process made it quite frustrating as well that some of the reviewers were not familiar with estimation techniques used and initially rejected the paper. However, the end result may well be that the paper has become a paper which is attuned tot the needs and tastes of the HR field.
International Journal of Human Resource Management 28.9
weeks
72.1
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
International Journal of Human Resource Management 28.9
weeks
70.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Accepted
International Journal of Human Resource Management 35.0
weeks
105.0
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: It took about 3 years and 3 rounds of review. I guess reviewers were different in each time. After all paper get rejected. No specific argument was made at the end. Although death of the editor was responsible for part of the delay but anyway handling the issue of my paper was not fair (as I perceive it).