Reviews for "mBio"

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
mBio 5.4
weeks
5.4
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
4
(very good)
Rejected 2018
mBio 4.1
weeks
4.6
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2018
Motivation: The submission itself was easy and the review process overall quite fast and painless.
mBio 7.1
weeks
7.1
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2018
mBio n/a n/a 2.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2017
Motivation: No reason given for the rejection: the editor only said that the manuscript was not appropriate for the journal. This is somewhat unconvincing because the topic of the manuscript falls within the scope of the journal, and they have published papers with similar aims and methodologies.
mBio n/a n/a 6.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2017
mBio n/a n/a 1.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2017
mBio n/a n/a 2.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2016
Motivation: It requires a quite short paper with many restrictions but the review was fair. They wrote that the decision was made without reviews because the Editor's initial assessment indicated that the manuscript would not be appropriate for mBio. They suggested mSphere or mSystem for the manuscript.

mBio 4.0
weeks
5.0
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2015
Motivation: One reviewer was extremely positive and the second reviewer was asking many extra experiments not necessary and beyond the scope of the story and the editor was independent enough to not follow the reviewer's request. The paper was awarded by Faculty 1000 which also proofs that the reviewer's request was just ... no comment.
mBio 5.0
weeks
8.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2015
mBio 13.1
weeks
15.1
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2015
mBio n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2015
Motivation: mBio's submission system was relatively painless (hosted by eJournal press). Files are uploaded before metadata is entered so you don't have to wait for the pdf to build. The journal has unnecessary limits on article length and the number of supplemental files, and doesn't take latex files. Editorially rejected articles are transferred (with permission of the author) to mBio's sister journal AEM, so if you are planning to submit to AEM, it is probably worth shot at mBio first.