Reviews for "SAGE Open"

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
SAGE Open Drawn back before first editorial decision after 304 days Drawn back
Motivation: We decided to give sage open a try after having good experiences with other OA journals. Three months after submitting and still no editor assigned, we emailed sage and got stock "be patient replies" after asking to pull the submission, they assured us they would find a suitable editor ASAP and asked us to give them one more week. They finally found and editor a couple of week later, a few months later we got reviews and a minor revisions. Four months went by after submitting revisions and not hearing form them. After enquiring they told us the reviews were back a while ago, and the editor was overdue but was no longer responding to emails. After another few months of being given the run around we decided to bull the submission. This is one to stay away from.
SAGE Open Drawn back before first editorial decision after 151 days Drawn back
Motivation: They had difficulty finding an article editor to handle the paper. I was also informed that they had difficulties getting suitable reviewers. They requested for one month to attempt finding an article editor to which I agreed. After more than a month and no subsequent notice from the editorial manager, I withdrew my paper.
SAGE Open 52.1
weeks
56.4
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Accepted
SAGE Open 25.3
weeks
36.7
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Although many of the reviewers`contributions were very accurate and positive, helping me improve my article, one of the reviewer seemed rather picky. Nevertheless, I tried to overcome any obstacles on the way and accepted to respond to their requirements, mostly because they were relevant.
SAGE Open 29.6
weeks
29.6
weeks
n/a 1 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The journal was not able to provide any updates during the 30 weeks the manuscript was under review. The review process seemed quite slow considering they claim to have a shorter review time than many other journals and have rolling online publication. The comments from the reviewer were helpful and the manuscript was accepted. The editor was easy to work with. I would consider using again, but don't expect an expedited process despite the online rolling publication.
SAGE Open 19.3
weeks
26.1
weeks
n/a 1 1
(bad)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Motivation: We were satisfied that, after the disappointing first round of review (only one brief review), the revised manuscript was sent to two new reviewers who came up with more substantial criticism than the first reviewer had done. After acceptance, SAGE Open really did a lot of work on proofreading and correcting the manuscript (esp. the references section). Unfortunately, the whole process took a lot of time.