Statistics - Duration first review round

Average
(in weeks)
Within one month
(in %)
Within three months
(in %)
Within six months
(in %)
All 13 19 68 90
- accepted 12
- rejected 16
General 11 11 77 96
Natural sciences 11 25 77 94
Engineering (incl technology) 13 21 71 89
Mathematics and computer sciences 17 11 54 82
Medicine 8 28 84 98
Public health (incl health professions) 9 27 81 97
Psychology 14 11 60 90
Economics, business and law 18 10 55 82
Social sciences 17 8 50 86
Humanities 16 7 53 87

Duration first review round is the time between submission of a manuscript and the moment the editor informs the author(s) about the outcome of the first peer review round. More information in the press release.

More information: Huisman & Smits, 2017. ‘Duration and quality of the peer review process: the author’s perspective’, Scientometrics, 113(1), pp. 633-650.