Reviews for "Journal of Theoretical Biology"

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 Theoretical Biology n/a n/a 3.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The subject of our paper was not relevant to the current concerns of the journal, but we had chosen this journal based on some relevant articles in its previous volumes. The journal has sent us a very fast feedback with some propositions for guiding us to select a more relevant journal. This fast and convincing response shows the regularity and discipline of this great journal.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 6.4
weeks
10.7
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Great. It is quite popular and well-known Journal.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 4.3
weeks
5.7
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: In the past couple of years many journals are finding it harder to find reviewers, especially in interdisciplinary subjects. Although almost all of them have jumped on the Open Access bandwagon to raise funds, they have cut back on the processing time by having junior and/or unqualified associate editors make quick decisions about whether to even send out papers for external review. This is not good for Science.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 17.4
weeks
17.4
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: My ms presents a view against a stronly held concnesus. The way I wrote it was provocative, and maybe offensive to many. So a rejection was expected. However, the reviewer recommended rejection by twisting the views of both what I criticize, and mine. I thought it was unfair and wrote a rebuttal to the editor. Never hear back from the editor about my rebuttal!