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Frontiers in Psychology

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Duration first review round 1.4 mnths compare →
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First review round: 9.3 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
A specific problem in the Frontiers review system: At any time of the review process an (anonymous) reviewer has the right to withdraw from the process. If the reviewer does not withdraw, his or her name will be published if the manuscript gets published. The names of reviewers withdrawing will not be published. In our case the reviewer withdrew after asking for major changes in the manuscript, but still unsatisfied - "not convinced" - by the results we had submitted. The manuscript was finally accepted, but all the major changes were kept regardless the unsatisfied and unfruitful "discussion" process between the reviewer and the authors. In our view many of the changes in the manuscript were needless. It is difficult for reviewers to prohibit manuscripts they don't like, but using the above mentioned procedure they at least can urge the authors to include citations of minor relevance and to add arguments that are not constructive.

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Disciplines: Psychology

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