Reviews for "Work, Employment and Society"

Dur. 1st rev. rnd
Tot. handling time
Imm. rejection time
Num. rev. reports
Report quality
Overall rating
Outcome
Year
17.5 weeks
29.5 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Accepted
2020
Motivation: Pros
- Constructive feedback from reviewers that improved the manuscript
- Professional editor with clear instructions

Cons
- Lengthy review times
- Manuscript was published 7 months after acceptance
n/a
n/a
12 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2021
24.9 weeks
24.9 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
3
Rejected
2020
Motivation: It seems that two of the referees did not possess very deep knowledge of the main theoretical literature, and one of the reviewers admitted he/she is neither sociologist nor philosopher. Furthermore, the comment about country selection is unfair: postdoc projects work like this. To get funding, you are supposed to find an interesting comparative case, and there are some reasons for this but for the topic of the manuscript it could have been anywhere. It is just that my project got funding to study these two particular countries.
n/a
n/a
31 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2019
Motivation: The review was rather poor in that many of the points were not inherent faults of the paper but rather issues that could have been addressed and revised, if given the appropriate time/space to do so. Thus the decision sounded more subjective rather than grounded on fair points.
12.1 weeks
12.1 weeks
n/a
3 reports
2
3
Rejected
2019
Motivation:
We fruitlessly waited about 4 weeks between time referees concluded their reports and the editor Final decision. However, the Editor simply reported reviewers' reports without any personal evaluation of the paper. Reviewers' reports were quite short (one made by few lines)
n/a
n/a
61 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2017
Motivation: I have submitted an article for a special issue. After almost two months, I have received desk rejection without any comments apart from a note that they were overwhelmed with the number of submissions.
n/a
n/a
11 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2017
Motivation: The decision to reject the manuscript related largely to the rather under-developed theoretical contribution within the field of the assessed content. The editor considered the empirical material as strong and to be commended. As there was little extension and development of existing sociological theories and concepts which is what would be needed to progress further through the WES review process, the editor recommended to submit the paper to a different journal.
20.0 weeks
20.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
2
2
Rejected
2015
Motivation: Received three half-page reviews which made clear that the reviewers did not like the manuscript, but were not particularly engaged or constructive.
14.1 weeks
37.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
Accepted
2014
Motivation: The second round took a bit too long
14.1 weeks
36.3 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
5
Accepted
2014
n/a
n/a
25 days
n/a
n/a
n/a
Rejected (im.)
2015
8.7 weeks
8.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
4
4
Rejected
2014
22.0 weeks
46.7 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
4
Accepted
2013
4.3 weeks
9.0 weeks
n/a
3 reports
5
5
Accepted
2013
Motivation: The review process was thorough and critical but constructive. It very much helped us to improve the manuscript. The handling editor was very clear about how to make the manuscript suitable for publication in the journal and fast in making decisions. Overall, a very positive experience.
13.0 weeks
28.2 weeks
n/a
3 reports
3
3
Accepted
2011