Reviews for "Journal of Development Studies"

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 Development Studies n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Journal of Development Studies 22.3
weeks
22.3
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Beware of this journal. After waiting for a long time to get our manuscript reviewed, the editor decided to reject our manuscript because of the large number of submissions the journal receives and the size of the tasks that the suggested revisions would entail. Both reviewers were fairly positive about our manuscript, but raised a few concerns. Non of the concerns were really fundamental or insurmountable. What happened to major revision? After such a long waiting time to get referee reports, the least we deserve is a decent chance to defend our hard work and revise the paper, no?
Journal of Development Studies 16.1
weeks
16.1
weeks
n/a 2 0
(very bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Both reviews said they liked the paper and the comments were small things to fix. The editor even mention in his rejection that both reviews liked the paper but that because of the large amount of submitting they received they rejected it. I was able to make the changes the reviews suggested in same day and submitted to another journal. It seems the editor should have desk rejected the paper if he felt the topic was not a match for the paper, but honestly I am not sure why the paper was rejected.

Also one of the reviewers clearly did not read the paper as his comments made little to no sense.