Statistics - Duration first review round
|Less than one month|
|All scientific fields||11%|
|Social Sciences & Humanities||9%|
|Less than three months|
|All scientific fields||54%|
|Social Sciences & Humanities||43%|
|Less than six months|
|All scientific fields||84%|
|Social Sciences & Humanities||79%|
Average duration first review round is 15 weeks (Natural Sciences 14 weeks; Medical Sciences 10 weeks; Social Sciences & Humanities 17 weeks).
* 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.
Statistics derived from SciRev database on 20 June 2014