Reviews for "PLoS Computational Biology"

Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
Year
n/a
n/a
10 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2022
7.6 weeks
7.6 weeks
n/a
2 reports
4
3
Rejected
2021
n/a
n/a
3 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2022
8.7 weeks
13.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
4
Accepted
2019
10.6 weeks
10.6 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
1
Rejected
2020
Motivation: First, it took a very long period of reviewing time. Though I contacted the editorial office a couple of times, I have never spoken with the editor who was working on my manuscript. Their managing editors kept informing me that they were waiting for the comments from the third reviewer, who didn't exist based on the reviewers' comment report. One of the two reviewers was very positive and discussing constructively, which I really appreciated. The second, however, commented so briefly and not to the point at all as if he/she didn't read the text. The editorial decision was, unfortunately, made based on the second reviewer's comment.
13.4 weeks
43.1 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
0
Accepted
2019
Motivation: Very disappointed with the editorial handling of this manuscript. It usually took ~2 weeks to pass the front office and reach the editor's desk. Then it took another ~2-4 weeks until the manuscript was sent out to reviewers. Add 8-12 weeks for reviews (which is fine). Rinse and repeat for 3 demanding revisions, and you end up needing 1.5 years just to get through peer review. When we had to contact the editor in between revisions, we would not get a response for weeks until we directly emailed them at their institutional address. Overall this process has been frustratingly slow - would not recommend.
13.4 weeks
34.6 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
0
Drawn back
2018
7.9 weeks
13.6 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Rejected
2017
n/a
n/a
6 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2018
n/a
n/a
63 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2018
Motivation: Waiting time too long for rejection without proofreading
5.0 weeks
12.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
2018
12.0 weeks
14.0 weeks
n/a
2 reports
3
2
Accepted
2015
Motivation: The overall process was very slow.
Drawn back before first editorial decision after 66.0 weeks
Drawn back
2017
n/a
n/a
7 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2016
10.8 weeks
12.8 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
2011