Abt, HA."Reviewing and Revision Times for The Astrophysical Journal." PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC. 121 (885): 1291-1293. 2009
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Abt, HA. 2009. "Reviewing and Revision Times for The Astrophysical Journal."
PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC 121 (885):
1291-1293. CHICAGO, UNIV CHICAGO PRESS .
Author Full Name(s): Abt, Helmut A.
Document Type: Article
Abstract: From a study of the editorial log for 251 manuscripts submitted in
2006, we learn that 6% are rejected, 5% are withdrawn, and 88% are
eventually accepted for publication. Of the accepted articles, 30% are
reviewed once, 58% twice, and 12% are reviewed 3-5 times. The mean time for
the first review is 31 days and for the first revision is 44 days. The
spread in total reviewing times (dispersion of 16 days) is much shorter than
in total revision times (54 days). Important articles, those receiving
31-193 citations in 2 yr, are not reviewed more promptly than others nor
revised more promptly. Only in the subfield of high-energy objects do the
authors revise their manuscripts marginally more promptly than others.
Addresses: Kitt Peak Natl Observ, Tucson, AZ 85726 USA
Reprint Address: Abt, HA, Kitt Peak Natl Observ, Tucson, AZ 85726 USA.
E-mail Address: abt at noao.edu
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