Reviewing and Revision Times for The Astrophysical Journal
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From a study of the editorial log for 251 manuscripts submitted in 2006, we learn that 6% are rejected, 5% are withdrawn, and 88% are eventually accepted for publication.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 35 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 31193 citations in 2 yr, are not reviewed more promptly than others nor revised more promptly. Only in the subfield of highenergy objects do the authors revise their manuscripts marginally more promptly than others.
 Publication:

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
 Pub Date:
 November 2009
 DOI:
 10.1086/648536
 Bibcode:
 2009PASP..121.1291A