Reviews for "Pattern Analysis and Applications"

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
Pattern Analysis and Applications 40.0
weeks
40.0
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Pattern Analysis and Applications 15.1
weeks
15.1
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: The quality of review reports was OK, but it took a very long time to receive the reviews.
Pattern Analysis and Applications 26.3
weeks
26.3
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The review time was long, yet I only received reviews from one reviewer. The review was not detailed and the majority of it was a summary of what was presented in the paper. The editor held back from making a decision for 2 months and although the reviewer comments were not negative, the editor decided to reject the paper without providing any reasons.

Over the past 6 years this has been the worst journal I have dealt with. I feel like they wasted my time...
Pattern Analysis and Applications 34.7
weeks
86.8
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Motivation: Pattern Analysis and Applications (PAA) is a considerably known Springer journal with average to high quality papers. The reviews were, in general, scientifically constructive and helped to slightly improve the overall paper. However, the duration of the whole process was unbearable. Between the moment I submitted the paper, until it was finally accepted, 1 year and a half had passed. As if this wasn't enough, although the paper became with the "in press" status after some few months (+ 2 months), it was only published in the corresponding volume and issue 1 year and 1 month after. In other words, the paper was written and submitted in 2010, but it will be cited it as being from 2013.
To keep it short, if time isn't an issue, than I recommend submitting papers to PAA. Else, if time is of the essence, as it is for me, then just search for an alternative.