Reviews for "Journal of Environmental Management"

Average duration Review reports
(1st review rnd.)
1st rev. rnd Tot. handling Im. rejection Number Quality Overall rating Outcome Year
5.0
weeks
5.0
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2021
Motivation: The review process was fast. The editor handled the manuscript very professionally.
One major and one minor review in the first round. One reviewer accepted with minor corrections. The second one has a concern about the data sampling approach. Editor asked for the opinion of a third reviewer. The third reviewer accepted the author's reasoning and reply to the second reviewer's comments. Finally, it was accepted on June 8, 2022
n/a n/a 0.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2019
Motivation: Fast decision.
10.7
weeks
25.9
weeks
n/a 4 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2019
29.0
weeks
34.4
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted 2018
16.6
weeks
21.3
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2018
n/a n/a 6.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2015
Motivation: I had seen several other papers published in this journal with the similar research area. Surprisingly, the editor thought that our manuscript's not within the scope of the JEMA!
3.9
weeks
6.4
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
2
(moderate)
Accepted 2017
Motivation: One referee made useless comments like "you should change the text" or "let someone who is a native speaker check the English" (even though my co-author is native English speaker and the manuscript was checked by a professional proof-reading agency). Additionally, the reviewer was demanding information which was definitely included in the manuscript. Still I tried to address all his/ her comments in a satisfying way. Yet, in the end the reviewer rejected with the sentence "It looks like a normal paper". No helpful comments during the whole process. Luckily, when I contacted the Editor, he agreed with me and exchanged the one reviewer. Ulitmately, the paper was accepted.
31.0
weeks
31.0
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2015
Motivation: (1) It takes super long time to get response from the journal and the reviewing results (more than half a year).
(2) The comments given by the reviewers were, to my opinion, not professional enough. They do not understand the design of our field experiments, but they didn't even ask us to explain the reason of the design but just said it's not realistic and reject. Another example is, one reviewer criticized we didn't include energy consumption of irrigation at farm in our energy balance and required us to recalculate the whole balance. But we didn't use irrigation at the farm at all.

Overall speaking, my experience with Journal of Environmental Management this time was not good. However, we still learned something from the experience.