Reviews for "Lancet"

Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
Year
Immediately accepted after 13.6 weeks
Accepted (im.)
2020
n/a
n/a
27 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
n/a
n/a
21 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
n/a
n/a
1 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
n/a
n/a
10 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
n/a
n/a
19 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
8.7 weeks
8.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
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.
n/a
n/a
21 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2018
n/a
n/a
7 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2015
13.0 weeks
21.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
2
Accepted
2014
4.0 weeks
6.0 weeks
n/a
4 reports
5
5
Accepted
2012
Motivation: Fantastic efficiency and good peer review comments
n/a
n/a
42 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.