Journal Statistics

Turnaround Times

Days from submission to decision for decisions made during the 12 months ending on September 30, 2019:

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Turnaround time for all submissions:

  • Mean: 52 days
  • Median: 50 days

Turnaround times conditional on not desk-rejected:

  • Mean: 72 days
  • Median: 66 days

First round decisions

Decisions made during the 12 months ending on August 31, 2019 following the first round of review:

  • Revise and resubmit or accepted: 8.2%
  • Rejected after review: 57.6%
  • Desk rejected: 33.7%
  • Withdrawn: 0.5%

Submissions by Month (2019)

MonthSubmissionsResubmissionsTotal
Jan.711182
Feb.1089117
Mar.821092
Apr.9415109
May90494
June89998
July939102
Aug.871198
Sept.9710107
Oct.1094113

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 days127034.8%
20-29 days1413.9%
30-39 days2767.6%
40-49 days3459.4%
50-59 days3258.9%
60-69 days2887.9%
70-79 days2506.8%
80-89 days2085.7%
90-99 days2206.0%
100 or more days3309.0%

Median turnaround

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Editorial Decisions (since July 2016)

DecisionNumberPercentage
Rejected313285.7%
Returned for Revisions38010.4%
Accepted1413.9%
Total3653

Decisions by Round (since July 2016)

RoundRejectedReviseAccepted
Round 131112963
Round 2207584
Round 31851
Round 4012
Round 5001