Do Referees Have a Response Deadline?
How Long, on Average, is the Review Process?
Items Editors ask Referees to Review
Percentage of Papers Eventually Accepted for Publication
(for the specific Journal)
Several years ago, Journal Editors were polled on
a number of issues regarding the review process.
Here are the results:
Best journals accept very
few papers, average take
many papers, and the
worst journals take all
The question asked what
Journal editors expected
The review process takes
longer than Journal editors
Note the emphasis on