Reviews for "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology"

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 Personality and Social Psychology n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 16.1
weeks
16.1
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 25.3
weeks
25.3
weeks
n/a 4 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: The editor did an exceptional job and summarized all four review reports very nicely for us. The reviews, for the most part, were also very helpful, suggesting theoretical as well as methodological imrovements that found their way into the eventually published version of this manuscript.

One review, however, was outright offensive ("I have no idea how someone could stufy this in the first place") and contained little substance. Since this seems to be a reviewer characterstic rather than a journal characteristic, the overall experience was still good, albeit it took quite a while to get the reviews.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 21.1
weeks
21.1
weeks
n/a 3 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Two reviewers split, a third was brought in. In essence, the third reviewer didn't like the methods used in a small part of the paper because he believed - dogmatically - that his own were the only way to go.