Journal Statistics

Turnaround Times

Days from submission to decision for decisions made during the 12 months ending on September 30, 2020:

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Turnaround time for all submissions:

  • Mean: 48 days
  • Median: 49 days

Turnaround times conditional on not desk-rejected:

  • Mean: 68 days
  • Median: 64 days

First round decisions

Decisions made during the 12 months ending on September 30, 2020 following the first round of review:

  • Revise and resubmit or accepted: 7.3%
  • Rejected after review: 60.0%
  • Desk rejected: 32.8%
  • Withdrawn: 0.0%

Submissions by Month (2020)

MonthSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
Jan.831396
Feb.87390
Mar.979106
Apr.10913122
May11013123
June9812110
July11912131
Aug.9714111
Total80090889

Submissions by Month (2019)

MonthSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
Jan.711283
Feb.10810118
Mar.821092
Apr.9415109
May90494
June85994
July979106
Aug.871198
Sept.9711108
Oct.1096115
Nov.71677
Dec.9214106
Total10831131200

Submissions by Month (2018)

MonthSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
Jan.76884
Feb.73780
Mar.946100
Apr.93699
May949103
June821193
July861197
Aug.9620116
Sept.87996
Oct.9116107
Nov.80686
Dec.81788
Total10331161149

Historical Statistics

Submissions by Year (2009 – 2016)

YearSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
201710301371167
201610811161197
201511081191227
201411561231279
201311761321308
201211471291276
201111621381300
201010471231170
200910201381158

Processing Time (since July 2016)

Turnaround TimeNumberPercentage
Less than 20 days156433.8%
20-29 days1653.6%
30-39 days3567.7%
40-49 days4449.6%
50-59 days4098.8%
60-69 days3768.1%
70-79 days3287.1%
80-89 days2806.1%
90-99 days2946.4%
100 or more days4078.8%

Median turnaround

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Editorial Decisions (since July 2016)

DecisionNumberPercentage
Rejected396285.7%
Returned for Revisions48110.4%
Accepted1803.9%
Total4623

Decisions by Round (since July 2016)

RoundRejectedReviseAccepted
Round 139373553
Round 224111101
Round 311271
Round 4033
Round 5002