Review-speed indicates the average time from the day of submission to the 1st decision (revise/reject) during the years 2019-2021 and the average time from the day of submitting the revised version to the final decision (accept/reject) excluding desk-rejections:

 

Year

Initial paper submission-to-1st decision (weeks)

Revised  paper submission-to-final Decision (weeks)

2019

4.9

2.0

2020

5.2

2.7

2021

5.0

1.8

 

The acceptance rates (excluding desk-rejections) during the years 2019-2021 are:

Year

* Total number of papers that were desk-rejected

Total number of papers sent for revision (a)

Total number of papers accepted (b)

Acceptance rate (b/a)

2019

56

51

20

39.2%

2020

129

60

29

48.3%

2021

305

55

23

41.8%

* Desk-rejected papers are the manuscripts rejected upon submission because they are out of the scope of the journal, violate publication ethics, have bad quality, or seem to have limited contribution.