Reviews for "Lancet"

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 Year
Lancet Immediately accepted after 13.6 weeks Accepted (im.) 2020
Lancet n/a n/a 27.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2020
Lancet n/a n/a 21.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2020
Lancet n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2020
Lancet n/a n/a 10.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2020
Lancet n/a n/a 19.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2019
Lancet 8.7
weeks
8.7
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Rejected 2018
Motivation: Very good contact with editor who discussed why manuscript rejected. Reviewers were fair and constructive in their criticism. The whole process ran smoothly, even though ultimately rejected.
Lancet n/a n/a 21.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2018
Lancet n/a n/a 7.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2015
Lancet 13.0
weeks
21.7
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted 2014
Lancet 4.0
weeks
6.0
weeks
n/a 4 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2012
Motivation: Fantastic efficiency and good peer review comments
Lancet n/a n/a 42.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2014
Motivation: The Lancet claims that it will usually decide whether to send out for review within 2 weeks. This claim of a quick initial decision encourages many authors (including myself) to submit articles to the Lancet, despite its very low acceptance rate. While a rejection was not a huge surprise, I was disappointed with the 6 weeks it took them to reject without review.