Reviews for "Nature"

Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
Year
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20 days
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Rejected (im.)
2022
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n/a
36 days
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Rejected (im.)
2022
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27 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2022
Motivation: The total time it took for the manuscript to be rejected without being sent for review was too long, in our opinion (1 month). However, the Editor, in the rejection letter, provided an objective explanation for this long wait. More importantly, in the rejection letter it was evident that the Editor had taken the time to read through our manuscript and had given it some thought before their final rejection, for which we were thankful.

The Editor suggested submission to sister journal Nature Food, which we did.
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n/a
28 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
11.4 weeks
11.4 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Rejected
2022
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n/a
2 days
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Rejected (im.)
2021
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n/a
11 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
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n/a
4 days
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Rejected (im.)
2021
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6 days
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Rejected (im.)
2021
Motivation: "As you may know, we decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees, so that they may be sent elsewhere without delay. In such cases, our decision is based on the paper’s appeal to Nature’s broad audience, rather than a judgment of its technical robustness. "
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n/a
12 days
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Rejected (im.)
2021
Motivation: The process was reasonably quick, particularly since we submitted on the Easter weekend. I think they read and thought about the manuscript and gave a fair, albeit disappointing response. I greatly appreciated that they did not give just a boiler plate response and instead provided useful guidance.
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10 days
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Rejected (im.)
2021
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n/a
19 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2021
Motivation: Typical desk rejection, suggested to submit to Nature Communications
10.0 weeks
21.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
2020
Motivation: Altogether, this was a positive experience. The reviewer comments were very helpful to improve the quality of our work, and also the editor was helpful and responsive. The production process after acceptance, however, was very annoying and involved a lot of back and forth with Nature's production team, which also caused a rather long delay between acceptance and publication.
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n/a
7 days
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n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
Motivation: After careful review of the work, we regret to say that we are unable to offer to consider it further.
It is our policy to decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees so that they may be sent elsewhere without further delay. In making this decision, we are not questioning the technical quality or validity of the findings, or their value to others working in this area.
At this stage, we are primarily assessing the suitability of the study based on the editorial criteria of the journal, and we do not believe that the work represents a development of sufficient scientific impact such that it might merit publication in Nature. We therefore feel that the study would find a more suitable audience in another journal.
Although we cannot offer to publish your paper in Nature, the work may be appropriate for another journal in the Nature Research portfolio. If you wish to explore suitable journals and transfer your manuscript to a journal of your choice, you may use our manuscript transfer portal. If you transfer to Nature-branded journals or to the Communications journals, you will not have to re-supply manuscript metadata and files. This link can be used only once and remains active until used.
7.9 weeks
7.9 weeks
n/a
2 reports
1
0
Rejected
2019
Motivation: On the whole, the review process was very very very slow. The editor decided to send for review after 45 days. And negative advice was send back in two weeks. So unbelievable. It took almost two months.
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n/a
10 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
Motivation: Standard desk rejection with transferal suggestion to Nature Communications.
n/a
n/a
13 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
7.6 weeks
10.9 weeks
n/a
4 reports
5
5
Accepted
2020
Motivation: The review process was smoother than we expected. The editor was very responsive and professional. The manuscript was very much improved than the initial state, with an increase of 60% figures.
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n/a
17 days
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Rejected (im.)
2020
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12 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
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7 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2020
Motivation: It is our policy to decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees so that they may be sent elsewhere without further delay. In making this decision, we are not questioning the technical quality or validity of your findings, or their value to others working in this area, only assessing the suitability of the study based on the editorial criteria of the journal. In this case, we do not believe that the work represents a development of sufficient scientific impact such that it might merit publication in Nature. We therefore feel that the study would find a more suitable audience in another journal.
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n/a
11 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
Motivation: we recognise the potential interest of your findings for specialists. However, I regret that we cannot conclude that the paper offers the sort of particularly striking new insights with far-reaching implications that would be likely to excite the immediate interest of the broad scientific readership of Nature. We therefore feel that the paper would find a more suitable outlet in another journal.
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n/a
8 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
Motivation: Frustrating not to get a review.
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n/a
2 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
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n/a
20 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
Motivation: Exact reason:
Now that we have had a chance to examine your manuscript in detail, I very much regret to have to tell you that we do not feel able to further consider it for publication in Nature.

It is Nature's policy to decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees, so that they may be sent elsewhere without further delay. Decisions of this kind are made by the editorial staff when it appears that papers are unlikely to succeed in the competition for limited space.

In this case, while we are sure that your data will be of interest to others in your field, we do not feel that the conclusions that can be drawn at this stage represent a conceptual advance sufficient to justify publication in Nature, rather than in a specialty journal.

I regret I can't convey more positive a message on this occasion, especially given the time elapsed -- for which I renew my sincere apologies, yet I do hope that you will consider Nature when preparing other manuscripts in the future.

**Although we cannot offer to publish your paper in Nature, the work may be appropriate for another journal in the Nature Research portfolio. If you wish to explore suitable journals and transfer your manuscript to a journal of your choice, you may use our manuscript transfer portal. If you transfer to Nature-branded journals or to the Communications journals, you will not have to re-supply manuscript metadata and files. This link can be used only once and remains active until used.
All Nature Research journals are editorially independent, and the decision to consider your manuscript will be taken by their own editorial staff. For more information, please see our manuscript transfer FAQ page.
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n/a
12 days
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n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
14.1 weeks
14.1 weeks
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2 reports
3
3
Rejected
2019
Motivation: First decision to send out to review in 3 weeks, but then a very long delay to receiving a final decision. Third review was never returned so decision was at least partly based on two reviews from the same discipline. One reviewer admitted the specific field wasn’t in his/hers expertise.
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24 days
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Rejected (im.)
2019
Motivation: Despite outdated website experience (it is 2019!), the overall submission process is smooth. However, it took way too long for a desk rejection.
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25 days
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Rejected (im.)
2019
Motivation: Despite publishing multiple papers on the exact same topic by a prominent group, after almost 4 weeks:

"It is our policy to decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees so that they may be sent elsewhere without further delay. In making this decision, we are not questioning the technical quality or validity of your findings, or their value to others working in this area, only assessing the suitability of the study based on the editorial criteria of the journal. In this case, we do not believe that the work represents a development of sufficient scientific impact such that it might merit publication in Nature. We therefore feel that the study would find a more suitable audience in another journal."
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19 days
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Rejected (im.)
2019
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31 days
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Rejected (im.)
2018
Motivation: The manuscript stayed 30 days under evaluation and it was rejected since the topic was not broad enough to the journal. In the rejection, they mentioned that their contacted Nature medicine editors and they suggested the transference to that journal.
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n/a
11 days
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n/a
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Rejected (im.)
2019
11.0 weeks
11.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
1
2
Rejected
2017
Motivation: I believe the quality of the reviews could have been much higher. Nature is a journal that requires the highest quality and standard for it's submissions in order to be sent out to review. Once it is sent out, the editors should, in my opinion, adhere to the same highest standard when judging the quality of the reviews.
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n/a
5 days
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Rejected (im.)
2018
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n/a
6 days
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n/a
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Rejected (im.)
2018
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7 days
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Rejected (im.)
2018
Motivation: The paper was quickly rejected because the editor felt that it was not a fundamental advance in our understanding. I got the option to submit to the sister journal of Nature Climate Change.
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14 days
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Rejected (im.)
2018
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2 days
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n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2018
9.3 weeks
16.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
Accepted
2017
7.0 weeks
7.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
2
Rejected
2018