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Limnology and Oceanography

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Duration first review round 3.2 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 4.4 mnths compare →
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First review round: 17.0 weeks. Overall rating: 1 (bad). Outcome: Accepted.

Motivation:
I did not hear back from the journal for over a month after the initial submission, so I wrote to find out if it was being sent to review or not. They informed me that it had been sent out for review, but it would have been nice if they would have told me that instead of having to seek out that information. Then it took over 4 months to receive the outcome of the first review, which I find excessive. The worst though is that since it was accepted I waited over 2 months for a first proof, which was full of errors, I requested a second proof be sent, which took 3 weeks and was again full of errors, some of which were the same as the previous proof... it is still yet to be published almost 4 months after accepting it and will now be pushed back to the May issue (6 months from accepted date).

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