All reviews received by SciRev

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
Economics Bulletin 12.6
weeks
12.6
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: Reviewing time could have been faster for a relatively straightforward rejection.
Journal of Immunology 5.4
weeks
9.4
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Nature Communications 9.7
weeks
21.3
weeks
n/a 2 2
(moderate)
1
(bad)
Accepted
Motivation: The reviewers were good and had valid suggestions. The editor was terrible, the overall handling of the manuscript took ages and we had very simple changes to make. It seems like the edito forgot or did not push the reviewers for answers to our comments. Also, after the second revision the reviewers were satisfied but the editor himself decided we had to repeat several experiments. We repeated the experiments, nothing changed in the manuscript or conclusions and still took another 3 weeks to get an answer, and then another 2 weeks for the final acceptance. Every week we e-mailed the editor asking for updates, most times got no reply. Unacceptable that it took so long, will never submit to NatComm again!
Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences n/a n/a 3.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 12.9
weeks
12.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Toxicologic Pathology n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology 4.0
weeks
4.0
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
The EMBO Journal n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Poor initial assessment. The argumentation for rejection was scientifically incorrect (claiming that the structures we report are known, which is not true).
Nature Structural and Molecular Biology n/a n/a 8.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: quick rejection
BMC Psychiatry 31.7
weeks
43.7
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
1
(bad)
Accepted
Brain Structure and Function 6.4
weeks
11.6
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Science Translational Medicine 5.1
weeks
19.3
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: The 14 week time for the second review included edits made by the editor herself. Prior to this, the paper was unofficially accepted; however the official notice did not come until we did one round of minor edits with the editor.
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 28.1
weeks
28.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Accepted
Mindfulness 9.9
weeks
11.1
weeks
n/a 3 3
(good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Two reviewers expressed some doubts but were essentially encouraging. One review was so obnoxious as to prompt a query to the Editor on how to respond to such a discourteous and unprofessional review (s/he used terms like "ignorant", "naïve", "ridiculous", "self-serving" to describe us/our work!). The editor was extremely helpful and responsive in helping us to manage this difficult review. Overall I felt the Ed was not slavishly bound to reviewer recommendations and had sufficient flexibility and knowledge of the field to make a reasoned and rapid decision on our paper.
Brain Stimulation n/a n/a 25.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
PLoS Pathogens n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Motivation: Very poor initial assessment. It seems that the editor did not understand the main message of the manuscript.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research 12.9
weeks
12.9
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
3
(good)
Rejected
Motivation: I felt the decision to reject was not well justified. It did not match the content of the reviews, which were generally encouraging.
Nanomedicine 5.7
weeks
5.7
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 6.0
weeks
6.0
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Educational Research Review 6.9
weeks
7.4
weeks
n/a 4 4
(very good)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Ocean Engineering 39.9
weeks
45.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Virulence 4.9
weeks
4.9
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 6.6
weeks
13.7
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Motivation: The overall review process was very pleasant, the reviewers had several constructive criticisms to make regarding the MS. Upon making the requested revisions, the turn around time was prompt.
Ecology 7.1
weeks
12.3
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Drawn back
Motivation: I found the reviewer and editor's to be very insightful and constructive. As such they greatly improved the quality of the MS. More in they were returned in a prompt manner. The MS was ultimately referred to Ecosphere.
Elife n/a n/a 4.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Biological Psychology 8.9
weeks
15.9
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
2
(moderate)
Accepted
Scientific Reports 5.4
weeks
5.6
weeks
n/a 2 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Excellent review process and appropriate editor selection (100%). Many positive comments from the reviewers and some of the reviewers not interested to comment, though they intended to reject with negative comments. However, editor decision very honest that improved the manuscript very vell....
Genome Biology and Evolution 5.7
weeks
9.4
weeks
n/a 3 5
(excellent)
5
(excellent)
Accepted
Motivation: Very fair and constructive Reviewer's criticism. The manuscript was really improved after two revision rounds. Editorial communications within the expected timeframe.
Nature Communications n/a n/a 15.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 16.1
weeks
16.1
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
3
(good)
Rejected
MDPI Sensors 4.4
weeks
5.4
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 17.1
weeks
17.1
weeks
n/a 4 5
(excellent)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: Although the paper was rejected, the review comments were constructive for improving the quality of our paper.
Expert Systems with Applications 22.6
weeks
22.6
weeks
n/a 2 1
(bad)
1
(bad)
Rejected
IEEE Sensors Journal 6.1
weeks
12.9
weeks
n/a 3 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Marketing Letters 8.1
weeks
8.1
weeks
n/a 1 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Rejected
Motivation: My manuscript was sent to two reviewers. But apparently, one of the reviewers did not respond in time. B/c Marketing Letters wants fast process, the editor made the decision based on one reviewer's rejection, agreeing that my manuscript has methodological problems, not an interesting topic, and poor English. The reviewer's comments were nice and helpful in a certain way to improve my manuscript, though the reviewer seemed not to be a very good fit for reviewing my manuscript. My manuscript was edited by the professional editing service and does not have clearly apparent grammatic errors or anything. I submitted to Marketing Letters to get a quick response, but the word limit was simply too harsh to fully and properly communicate especially for the modeling research. Although it took nearly two months to get a rejection at the first round, considering that it was right when the summer vacation started, I think the response was quick enough. The editor was also very nice and polite even with the rejection letter.
Genome Biology 16.7
weeks
47.1
weeks
n/a 1 2
(moderate)
0
(very bad)
Rejected
Motivation: It was extremely slow (4 months per round) getting reviews back every time, even though we always submitted our revisions in less than a month. In the end we were rejected "because the process had gone on for so long", even though the slow-down was not on our end. We also only had a single reviewer every time, which I have never experienced before or since. I found the treatment to be unfair and disrespectful of our time.
Nature Medicine n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Genome Research n/a n/a 14.0
days
n/a n/a n/a Rejected (im.)
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 28.1
weeks
28.1
weeks
n/a 2 3
(good)
4
(very good)
Accepted
Soft Computing 31.7
weeks
36.6
weeks
n/a 2 4
(very good)
4
(very good)
Accepted