Reviews for "West European Politics"

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
West European Politics 8.4 wks 9.4 wks n/a 2 3 (good) 5 (excellent) Accepted
Motivation: Good review procedure, without delays. (also very fast publication after acceptance)
West European Politics 12.6 wks 12.6 wks n/a 2 1 (bad) 1 (bad) Rejected
Motivation: The rejection in itself was not a problem as the paper indeed needed further improvement. Rather, the problem was that one of the reviews was particularly abrasive and offensive at a personal level (including a statement such as "To correct its [the paper's] flaws a sabbatical at a good library is required."). I was disappointed in the editors' decision not to dismiss such a review when making the decision. While the latter may have still been 'reject', abrasive reviews are not conducive to academic debates and editors should take particular care in accepting them.
West European Politics 25.9 wks 25.9 wks n/a 2 3 (good) 2 (moderate) Rejected
Motivation: The first review round took a very long time!
West European Politics 13.0 wks 13.0 wks n/a 2 3 (good) 4 (very good) Rejected