Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
47.1 weeks
72.9 weeks
3 reports
Motivation: Though the outcome was favorable, and the reviews were good, the timeline for this review was unacceptably long. The first review took 11 months. The message we received after review was that necessary revisions were minor and that the editor expected to be able to accept our changes without sending it to out for review. We made these revisions. For reasons never explained, she did try to send it out for review, and after another 6 months, with multiple messages to the associate editor that were not returned until I got the editor involved, it was read and accepted by the associate editor. It never did receive a second set of reviews. I can appreciate that some of this was affected by covid-related delays, however I had two other articles submitted after our first submission to this journal and published well before this paper was published. So other journals dealing with covid-related delays were able to manage getting papers through the pipeline in under seventeen months.