Reviews for "Molecular Ecology"

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
Molecular Ecology 6.0
weeks
10.4
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: During the first round of reviews I had three reviewers; one highly positive, one quite neutral and one extremely negative. The very negative reviewers comments were tough to respond to as they seemed very opinion-based/personal rather than identifying a scientific flaw in my work. The editor provided very balanced advice on how to address the three quite different reviews and gave clear guidance on which points were particularly important to address. Overall this paper improved significantly because of these reviewers and because the editor allowed us the chance to improve it.
Molecular Ecology n/a n/a 9.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: The manuscript was rejected without being set to reviewers by an editor whose field of expertise if different of that of the study. The editor comments mischaracterized the scope and results of the study. The paper was finally published in a journal with a higher impact factor than Molecular Ecology, without major changes in the results and conclusions.
Molecular Ecology 10.6
weeks
23.6
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Molecular Ecology n/a n/a 9.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Molecular Ecology n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: At least it was fast
Molecular Ecology 5.4
weeks
12.0
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Molecular Ecology 5.0
weeks
5.0
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Very swift response and good reviewers