Reviews for "Physical Review E"

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
Physical Review E 8.0
weeks
14.9
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Physical Review E 3.0
weeks
21.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Physical Review E n/a n/a 8.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: My paper was rejected by an associate editor without sending it to external reviewers. Although I believe my paper to be of similar quality as other papers that do get published in the journal, I was happy that it took only about a week to receive the rejection message. So little time was lost.
Physical Review E 10.8
weeks
10.8
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: It took two months or so to get two reviews (which were really helpful by the way), but what makes this submission remarkable is that the editor had to contact 11 peers to get these two reviews. Some people immediately refused to review the paper, but most of them just did not respond to the editor requests. The editor handled the process really well; he or she managed to provide timely feedback even given the lack of response from the reviewers.
Physical Review E 8.7
weeks
36.9
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: The second round of review lasted for more than 6 months. After the first round we had one positive and one negative review, so the editor decided to send the paper to one more reviewer. Apparently, it was the search for the new reviewer that took so much time. Finally, the paper was rejected even given that the new reviewer provided quite constructive criticism that in principle could be addressed in a minor revision of the paper.