|Year||Submission to First Decision (weeks)||Submission to Final Decision (weeks)|
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:
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 Note that articles which are withdrawn are not included in this data.