Statistics - Immediate rejection time

Within 7 days
All scientific fields 46%
Natural Sciences 53%
Biomedical Sciences 54%
Social Sciences & Humanities 38%
Two weeks or more
All scientific fields 43%
Natural Sciences 42%
Biomedical Sciences 39%
Social Sciences & Humanities 50%
Four weeks or more
All scientific fields 22%
Natural Sciences 25%
Biomedical Sciences 18%
Social Sciences & Humanities 33%

* Immediate rejection time is the time it takes an editor to let you know not to be interested in your manuscript (and thus not to send it to reviewers). More information in the press release.

Statistics derived from SciRev database on 4 May 2014