Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
14.6 weeks
14.6 weeks
3 reports
Motivation: The editor made a decision to reject my manuscript based on the feedback from three reviewers.

Reviewer 1 wrote their feedback in Portuguese which was then translated by Google translator into English. If a reviewer is unable to write 254-word review in English, then it is hard to believe that they thoroughly understood a 2912-word manuscript written in English.

Reviewer 2 claimed that there were "A lot of methodological elements have not been adequately described". Those elements were regarding the sample size estimation, the process of recruitment, and the process of data collection. Obviously, these comments could have been revised and addressed through conducting a second round of submission.

Reviewer 3 asked only for a very minor change in the conclusion of the manuscript.

After getting the decision email, I sent an email to the journal editorial office and was hoping that the managing editor would at least acknowledge receiving my email. However, that has not happened.

Overall, this has been one of the worst experiences I have ever had with a scientific journal.