Reviews for "Journal of Cell Science"

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
Journal of Cell Science 6.4
weeks
10.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Journal of Cell Science 13.9
weeks
13.9
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Our experience of submission to Journal of Cell Science was extremely poor. It took over 3 months to receive an editorial rejection (including two emails to chase up the manuscript in this time, though responses to this were quick in all fairness).

While rejection is part of the process we were very taken aback by the poor quality of the reviews. 2 reports were submitted, one of which did not constitute any feedback, constructive or otherwise - simply stating that the work was not relevant or suited to publication in Journal of Cell Science. Ultimately the review process was extremely protracted and not even remotely constructive - huge waste of time. Even if reviewers think poorly of the manuscript, we should be given scientific reasons/criticism to work on (even if rejected!). It should not have taken 3 months to receive a rejection like this.
Journal of Cell Science 4.0
weeks
8.7
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: We appreciated the fact that the editor commit himself in the revision process. We had to make some changes after the acceptance and the editorial office responded very kindly to our demands.
Journal of Cell Science 7.1
weeks
13.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted