Reviews for "Journal of Experimental Psychology: General"

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 Experimental Psychology: General 25.4
weeks
59.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: professional handling of paper. After the first round, the two initial reviewers were satisfied with the revised manuscript, but the editor nevertheless invited a third reviewer leading to more (major) revisions. This felt a bit unfair but in the end probably led to a better paper.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 15.0
weeks
19.6
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The reviewers' comments helped in improving the paper. One reviewer (and the editor) offered a different way to parse the data and analyze it, making it more easy to communicate. The concerns of 2/3 of the reviewers led us to conduct a 2nd experiment which (a) replicated the results and (b) eliminated their concerns of potential alternative explanations. The theoretical contribution of the paper was also strengthened by the comments of the reviewers. Overall the process was a positive (although a bit lengthy).
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 7.3
weeks
7.3
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: The reviews were very long, but sadly at the same time not very helpful and at some points it was even evident that the reviewers did not really understand the experiments (which of course could be a result of bad writing!). The decision to reject the manuscript basically boiled down to "the topic is not interesting enough for our journal", which to me is always a very subjective and suboptimal decision criterion. Since the editor did not add anything to the review process, the reviewers get a slightly better rating than the overall experience. But of course the journal is not to blame for the habits of one person and this should not affect your decision to submit your work to this outlet.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General n/a n/a 29.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The decision not to send out the manuscript was well motivated, but the fact that it took over 4 weeks to "desk reject" a paper seems quite long. To be fair, JEP:G gets a lot of submissions and this might have been bad luck.