Reviews for "Rationality and Society"

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
Rationality and Society 56.4
weeks
56.4
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: Taking over 13 months to review an article, and then rejecting it, is a waste of valuable time that the scientific community cannot afford in these days, when rapid creation of a publication record is absolutely crucial for young people in the process of establishing themselves as independent scholars. Other journals manage to review manuscripts faster (see many other reviews on this webpage), and one round of reviews should not have to take over 13 months. This is said irrespective of the final decision (reject); I would express the same criticism also if the manuscript had been accepted.

It shall be added that (1) the manuscript was not sent to external reviewers until seven months after submission, which means the extreme delay was primarily on behalf of the journal's editors, and (2) the final decision was only conveyed to me (the author) after email reminders/repeated inquiries about the state of the review process. My overall impression of this journal is, therefore, that it cares little about its (potential) authors and is in great need of improving its routines for handling of manuscripts.
Rationality and Society 42.0
weeks
42.0
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
2
(moderate)
Rejected
Motivation: The reviews were fair. One advised major revision, the other advised rejection. My main discontent with this process was its duration; it took 10 months for two reviews of about a page and a half.