Reviews for "Journal of Affective Disorders"

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 Year
Journal of Affective Disorders 19.6
weeks
19.6
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Rejected 2021
Motivation: My paper was rejected based on a single review report. The reviewer devoted just a few lines to express his/her evaluation, pointing out some issues which could be easily tackled. I am very disappointed about the way in which the manuscript was handled by the associated editor. In the rejection letter he wrote, after more than 4 months from the initial submission, that the manuscript does not fit with the aims of the journal. Before to write this review, I wrote a complain letter to the editor, expressing all my disappointment in receiving just a single (superficial) report review limited to a few lines and in being informed afyer more than 4 months that my manuscript was not appropriate for the aims of the journal. Why didn't he informed me earlier with an immediate rejection? His answer was very generic and he did not reply properly, explianing his choices (e.g., "we receive many papers more competing than yours". Ok, no problems about this, but still, why didn't he reject immediately the manuscript?). I never will submit another manuscript to this journal, there are more professional outlets and it is not my intention to waste further time with unprofessional editors like that.
Journal of Affective Disorders 9.4
weeks
9.4
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected 2019
Motivation: While the end result was a rejection, the review process itself yielded three helpful reviews and did not take too long.
Journal of Affective Disorders 11.0
weeks
18.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted 2020
Journal of Affective Disorders 12.4
weeks
12.4
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected 2018
Motivation: We received 3 reviews(after 12 weeks from submission) - two were clearly positive, even enthusiastic, one was mixed, but mostly negative. The editor decided rejection, even though the critiques from the mostly negative review were relatively easy to address(where they were appropriate) or to refute (where they contained factual errors)
Journal of Affective Disorders 13.0
weeks
13.0
weeks
n/a 1 5
(excellent)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2019
Motivation: Rejection was not explained though the review was a positive one. Only one review in a long period.
Journal of Affective Disorders 20.1
weeks
29.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2019
Motivation: The first round of reviews took 20 weeks, which is too long to go without some sort of explanation. We were then asked for two separate revisions to address the same issue. We addressed it to the very best of our ability in the first rebuttal-- there was no need for a second R&R to be issued, after which the paper was still rejected. It's unfortunate that the editor tied up the paper for over 9 months. I do not think the second revision yielded any sort of substantive progress or constructive feedback.
Journal of Affective Disorders 8.0
weeks
15.1
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2018
Motivation: For my field, this was an extremely fast turnaround from first submission, to revision, to acceptance. I was also satisfied with the quality of the peer reviews I received.
Journal of Affective Disorders 4.0
weeks
4.0
weeks
n/a 4 1
(bad)
2
(moderate)
Rejected 2017
Journal of Affective Disorders 10.6
weeks
20.3
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2017
Journal of Affective Disorders n/a n/a 3.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2014
Journal of Affective Disorders 6.0
weeks
7.4
weeks
n/a 0 n/a 4
(very good)
Accepted 2014