Reviews for "Sociological Methods and Research"

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
Sociological Methods and Research 17.7
weeks
48.7
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
Motivation: I observed that the editor in chief is a very positive person but one of the reviewer seems to be totally unaware of the basic statistics theories. In such situation I think the editor shouldn't subject his/her decision to the decision of such ignorant reviewer.
Sociological Methods and Research 20.4
weeks
20.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Thorough reviews by clearly knowledgeable reviewers, who rated our paper not extensive and detailed enough, which might be true for a journal of ths reputation
Sociological Methods and Research n/a n/a 80.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Beyond the extremely long time it took the editor to make a decision on the paper, neither the editor nor his staff answered two messages during this long process when I inquired about the status of the paper. The interface showed that paper was "awaiting editorial decision" for many weeks and then the status changed to "awaiting reviewers selection" and then about a week later the editor suddenly informed me that he decided not to sent it to review and apologized for the long delay because he was traveling. This shows utter disregard to authors' time and I do not recommend submitting papers to this journal, despite its impact factor.
Sociological Methods and Research 22.9
weeks
22.9
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Sociological Methods and Research 20.7
weeks
20.7
weeks
n/a 4 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Although the article was rejected, the experience was positive in that most of the reviewers (3 out of 4) took the article seriously and offered substantial constructive criticism and advice, which enabled us to improve the paper before submitting elsewhere.
Sociological Methods and Research 17.4
weeks
21.7
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: Reviewers provide rich and detailled comments at each round of revision. This really helps to improve the paper.
Sociological Methods and Research n/a n/a 158.1
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Very polite answer from the editor. Submission was handled relatively professionally, although the communication with the journal did not work always well (we received an acnkowledgement of receipt for our submission only 1.5 months after our submission and only after having sollicited for an answer).