Reviews for "Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences"

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
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 6.4
weeks
12.6
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2020
Motivation: My initial submission was rejected with option to resubmit, which was always my intention. To me, this seemed a slightly harsh decision as the reviewers were both positive on the concepts and study, but requested major changes (which I was able to implement in good time - 6 weeks, which was less than the review time). Irrespective, the reviewer comments certainly contributed to the betterment of the article, which I thank them for. Following my resubmission of the article, the review process was very smooth, with the only exception of some terminology misunderstandings by one reviewer leading to the same comment appearing in the reviews of the manuscript.
Overall, I think Proceedings B has a very good submission and review process, although they do sometimes seem a bit keen to reject and offer resubmission rather than encouraging authors by granting major revisions (this being a trend I have noticed in previous submissions). This should not, however, discourage anyone from submitting to the journal, as the process itself is very well structured and there is ample support from the editorial and proofing staff.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 10.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2020
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 8.1
weeks
8.1
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected 2020
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 5.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2019
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 6.6
weeks
9.1
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2019
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 18.3
weeks
21.6
weeks
n/a 1 5
(excellent)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 10.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 4.4
weeks
7.6
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2019
Motivation: The review process was overall very good and fast.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 7.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2019
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 16.1
weeks
27.6
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
1
(bad)
Accepted 2015
Motivation: Longest review process I ever experienced, which made the overall process very unsatisfactory, despite the reasonable quality of the review reports.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2018
Motivation: The editor board member did provide some constructive comments and alternative journals for future submission.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 11.1
weeks
11.3
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2017
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 2.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2017
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 7.9
weeks
10.9
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted 2016
Motivation: The reviews were very helpful and the overall process was very fast.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 2.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2016
Motivation: After a positive answer on our presubmission enquiry, surprisingly, the paper was rejected by the editorial board member who deemed it "too specialized".
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences n/a n/a 18.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.) 2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 3.6
weeks
3.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2016
Motivation: Excellent and timely handling. Good comments and the editor made some additional good points.
Proofreading stage was also very impressive and of high quality.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 3.7
weeks
3.7
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected 2015
Motivation: The reviews were really helpful and encouraging, but the editor rejected the paper due to lack of impact.
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 6.0
weeks
9.0
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Accepted 2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 24.0
weeks
24.0
weeks
n/a 3 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected 2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences 10.0
weeks
10.3
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted 2014