Reviews for "Soil Biology and Biochemistry"

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
Soil Biology and Biochemistry n/a n/a 12.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Soil Biology and Biochemistry 11.9
weeks
18.0
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The editor and reviewers made a number of highly relevant comments, which improved the quality of the manuscript. We were very happy with this aspect.

The only down side of this experience was the rather long period until we received the first round of review (12 weeks - Christmas included, I must admit), when SBB typically asks reviewers to return their reviews within 21 days.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry 13.3
weeks
13.3
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Two reviewers. One pointed out the problems regarding the rationale of the research question, and the comment definitely helped us improve the manuscript before submitting to another journal (accepted after minor revision). However, the other referee quibbled about well-established experimental procedure, which is used by thousands of researchers, without giving any reason. In the decision letter, the editor did not refer to the second reviewer, which I believe is fairly reasonable; but it seemed that SBB does not advance the manuscript unless both reviewers are unequivocally supportive, and therefore the editor did not ask for additional review.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry 9.4
weeks
18.9
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Soil Biology and Biochemistry 1.0
weeks
5.0
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The whole process from sending to publish took about 5 months. Once it is accepted, edition is very efficient and fast and editors also answer very fast to your questions.