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Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Editorial Speed

YearSubmission to First Decision (weeks)Submission to Final Decision (weeks)
20198.213.0
20189.418.0
20176.69.4
201613.917.8
20157.912.5

Editorial Speed

Speed of publication is a very important metric for authors to determine the attractiveness of a journal for submitting their article, especially in fast-moving areas of research. The Editorial Speed metrics for a journal represent the speed of the editorial review process, including rejected articles. Two key time periods are considered:

  • From submission until the first decision made for an article
  • From submission until the final decision (either accept or reject)

The Editorial Speed metrics for a particular year consider all articles that were submitted to the journal in that year regardless of whether the first/final decision on those articles may have been made in the following year. For example, the 2018 Editorial Speed metrics for a journal measure the speed of the editorial process for all articles submitted to the journal in 2018 regardless of when the first/final decision was made. Note that articles which are withdrawn are not included in this data.