Reviews for "Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics"

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
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 5.0
weeks
6.9
weeks
n/a 1 0
(very bad)
0
(very bad)
Rejected 2019
Motivation: A colleague suggested we sent our paper fairly standard computational manuscript to PCCP which neither of us has tried before. We thought the paper would go through normal peer review with typical responses which we usually get from our usual go-to ACS J Phys Chem B ot J. Am. Chem Soc. The review took more than the estimated time in PCCP (3-4 weeoks) and amounted to 1 month + 1 week which is fine we are all busy people. The real shock was when we read the response.

(i) First, there was only one reviewer! Not even two just one!
(ii) That single reviewer was clearly outsider to our field based on generic questions!
(iii) The real shock, however, was that despite the fact that the reviewer asked honest questions and gave suggestions the editor felt appropriate to make a rejecting decision!!

At this point, we decided to write to the senior editor as we felt this was gross incompetence on the part of PCCP team. The senior editor apologized and offered us to resubmit and sent for another round. Long story we resubmit and a week later we get another single review making short offhand comments unrelated to our paper but with a clear intent to quickly reject our paper. After 2+ month we are left with no proper review, this is unacceptable. Perhaps we had bad luck with the editor but we are never risking wasting our time on PCCP again. Why bother JPCB is a better journal anyway.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20.6
weeks
22.0
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted 2018
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 3.4
weeks
4.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted 2018
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2018
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 3.1
weeks
4.0
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2017
Motivation: Fast Review.
Rejection by editor took 4-7 days sometime short
If reviewed decisions will be given in 20-30 days
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2.0
weeks
2.0
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2016
Motivation: Got very quick outright rejection from the Schaefer office with one referee being positive and the other referee being negative. The negative referee put a few criticisms which contradict to the present state of the field. I would rate this review as rather non-professional. The editor decided to blindly follow onr of the referes and reject the manuscript.

We filed a quick appeal and resubmitted to the same journal.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 3.0
weeks
3.0
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2016
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13.0
weeks
13.2
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted 2015
Motivation: The review process was slow due to one referee not responding on time. Otherwise, the manuscript would had been accepted two months before. The editor could have, in principle, accelerate the process, since the requested revisions were insignificant (although the reviewer ticked "major revisions" and then disappeared).
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 5.0
weeks
5.1
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2015
Motivation: The manuscript was handled very quickly. Two reviewers, reasonable quality of review reports.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 1.4
weeks
1.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2014
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 1.9
weeks
2.1
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2015