Journal Statistics

Turnaround Times

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

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Turnaround time for all submissions:

  • Mean: 49 days
  • Median: 49 days

Turnaround times conditional on not desk-rejected:

  • Mean: 67 days
  • Median: 63 days

First round decisions

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

  • Revise and resubmit or accepted: 6.8%
  • Rejected after review: 60.9%
  • Desk rejected: 32.5%
  • Withdrawn: 0.0%

Submissions by Month (2020)

MonthSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
Jan.831396
Feb.87390
Mar.979106
Apr.10913122
Total37738415

Submissions by Month (2019)

MonthSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
Jan.711182
Feb.1089117
Mar.821092
Apr.9415109
May90494
June89998
July939102
Aug.871198
Sept.9710107
Oct.1095114
Nov.71475
Dec.9214106
Total10831131196

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 days143634.0%
20-29 days1533.6%
30-39 days3207.6%
40-49 days4089.7%
50-59 days3809.0%
60-69 days3408.0%
70-79 days2936.9%
80-89 days2475.8%
90-99 days2706.4%
100 or more days3799.0%

Median turnaround

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Editorial Decisions (since July 2016)

DecisionNumberPercentage
Rejected362385.7%
Returned for Revisions43610.3%
Accepted1674.0%
Total4096

Decisions by Round (since July 2016)

RoundRejectedReviseAccepted
Round 135993263
Round 2239796
Round 311163
Round 4023
Round 5002