Reviews for "Personality and Individual Differences"

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
Personality and Individual Differences 0.6
weeks
4.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2021
Personality and Individual Differences 3.9
weeks
4.4
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2021
Motivation: The associate editor handled my manuscript very professionally. He was very responsive when I reached out to him to ask questions. The two reviewers provided me with very constructive comments and suggestions that significantly contributed to the improvement of the quality of my work. The overall process was very quick and straightforward.
Personality and Individual Differences 17.4
weeks
17.4
weeks
n/a 3 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Rejected 2018
Motivation: My experience was similar to the other negative reviews. Feedback from this journal is typically contradictory. Specifically, they claim that certain conventions are grounds for rejection, when the general contains several studies using the same approach. Additionally, I think that the reviewers used are often lacking in experience and produce nonsensical brief comments. In my opinion this is one of the worse jourmals I have ever had the misfortune to interact with.
Personality and Individual Differences 4.1
weeks
4.3
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2020
Personality and Individual Differences 3.4
weeks
3.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2020
Personality and Individual Differences 12.7
weeks
13.3
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2019
Personality and Individual Differences n/a n/a 7.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2018
Motivation: Desk reject: relatively quickly. It was fair, the paper was not the BEST fit for the journal. Sent elsewhere.
Personality and Individual Differences 13.0
weeks
15.3
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2018
Personality and Individual Differences 6.3
weeks
6.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2017
Personality and Individual Differences 23.0
weeks
38.9
weeks
n/a 1 2
(moderate)
0
(very bad)
Rejected 2016
Motivation: The revised manuscript responded to all the original reviewers comments and made all changes as requested. It was rejected following revision.

The goalposts were moved at halftime because the revised manuscript was reviewed by an additional reviewer. This was confirmed to me by the publisher.

Following a letter of complaint to the editor, I was informed that:

'the timeline for this issue is considerably more drawn out than what it is typical for a standard issue. With that said, this special issue is more reflective of a grant or scholarship rather than a standard publication. Consequently, the adjudication process is very strict, and requires that only a handful of nearly 200 submissions are retained for publication. '

This paper was submitted to a special issue for early career researchers. I assumed that I was submitting a manuscript for publication and not making a grant application. If this is indeed true, it should have been made clear to all authors at the point of submission and not revealed over a year later following a slow and unhelpful review process.
Personality and Individual Differences n/a n/a 27.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2016
Personality and Individual Differences 25.6
weeks
28.0
weeks
n/a 1 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted 2014
Personality and Individual Differences 10.5
weeks
13.5
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2012