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Social Science Quarterly Pending 0 N/A 0 Submitted 8 months ago and I am still waiting for a staff member to " submission is appropriate for this journal." 2016 10/18/16
Social Science Quarterly Pending 3 N/A 0 Haven't acknowledged they have my manuscript, don't respond to emails... 2014 01/28/15
Social Science Quarterly Pending 0 N/A 0 Submitted 8 months ago and I am still waiting for a staff member to " submission is appropriate for this journal." 2016 10/18/16
Social Science Quarterly Pending 0 N/A 0 Have been waiting 13 months and have not had one correspondence with the journal since submitting. 2014 04/07/15
Social Science Quarterly Pending 11 N/A 0 Terrible experience. Editor was completely unresponsive. Could not even get confirmation that reviewers had been selected. Withdrew after 11 months and sent somewhere else. 2012 09/08/14
Social Science Quarterly Pending 10 N/A 0 Submitted there last year. Thinking of sending the manuscript a birthday card in a few months to see if the editors have moved on it. 2013 09/10/14
Social Science Quarterly Accepted 4 1 2 This went faster that I expected. Yes, there is a lack of communication between author and editor, but everything else went smoothly. 2015 09/29/15
Social Science Quarterly Accepted 4 3 2 Very constructive and positive reviews. 2013 12/02/14
Social Science Quarterly Ref Reject 7 N/A 0 Terrible terrible experience. Very slow review process and the worst of it - no referee reports! The editor is unresponsive it's like a joke. 2016 08/16/16
Acta Politica Accepted 4 1 2 Great experience. One reviewer very positive, the second one more critical but constructive in comments. Only took one month after resubmission. Will submit here again in the future. 2015 11/09/15
Acta Politica Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Too long. Helpful feedback. 2013 01/16/15
Acta Politica Ref Reject 3 N/A 1 We received a decision after three months - quite fast knowing AP's reputation. However, we only got one review. The reveiwer had certainly read the paper, but the comments weren't extremely helpful to revise our manuscript. 2016 04/11/17
Acta Politica Ref Reject 7 N/A 1 Terrible experience. This review process was the worst ever. The "First response" I was after I contacted them, six months after submission. Additionally, according to their webpage, they adopt a "doubble blided reivew" process. However, after more than 7 months, we got a rejection based on only one review. Will never send there again! 2015 12/15/15
American Journal Of Political Science Pending 8 N/A 0 Over half a year and still nothing. What's going on at AJPS? 2014 09/30/14
American Journal Of Political Science Pending 0 N/A 0 Submitted in Summer of 2012 and still no response...... 2012 03/27/13
American Journal Of Political Science Accepted 1 2 3 Editor was reasonable with requests. Positive Experience 2014 05/06/15
American Journal Of Political Science Accepted 4 4 4 2012 06/20/13
American Journal Of Political Science Accepted 3 1 3 terrible feedback. they accepted something without understanding it. 2014 07/22/16
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 3 R&Rs, editor reject. The reviews were clear, thorough, and generally on point. Contradictory advice about how to move forward makes the next step difficult, but I'm satisfied with the experience. I wish I could send a thank you letter to the reviewers. 2015 10/01/15
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 2012 03/22/13
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 2012 07/19/13
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Two positive reviews but editor called it at 4 mos. Time to move on. 2014 06/20/14
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 2016 06/27/16
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2014 07/18/15
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Fast, thorough, good points and encouraging despite the decision. 2016 04/04/16
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 One tough review dooms a project. Good insights though. 2014 05/06/15
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2016 10/25/16
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2014 07/18/15
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Very helpful and thoughtful reviews -- was clear that they picked appropriate reviewers for the paper. 2013 10/02/13
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 Rejected based on two very low quality reviewers. One did not understand IV, the other said reject on something that was clearly factual wrong about the method. So far, disappointed in the new team. 2014 07/17/14
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 One harsh, but good review that improved the paper a lot. Another review seemed positive but raised good points. Harsh but useful overall. 2014 11/11/14
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Reviews were fairly tough, but seemed to be well thought out, and high quality. 2013 09/15/13
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2013 04/27/14
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Brutal, but helpful reviews. 2012 04/22/13
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Helpful reviews. 2015 12/02/15
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2015 01/21/16
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 4 2013 06/11/13
American Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 4 Took a while and disappointed with the result but reviews were constructive. 2011 05/29/13
American Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Editor didn't think it was a good fit. Had good ideas about where else to submit. Responded within one day, which is amazing. Overall very good/helpful experience. 2015 07/29/15
American Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk Reject within hours after submission. 2016 11/28/15
American Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 10 days as too narrow. Recommendation to submit as-is to a subfield journal. 2010 06/18/13
American Political Science Review Pending 7 N/A 0 Still waiting on ms submitted 11/2013 2013 06/02/14
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2013 11/15/13
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Brutal reviewers! 2012 03/20/13
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Super fast but unhelpful comments 2013 06/20/13
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Rejected because the reviewers and editors did not understand the methods. What an odd experience. 2016 05/06/16
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 A decent rejection 2013 01/16/14
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 mediocre reviews, then editor decided that piece was not general interest enough 2013 10/06/14
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 The process very fast, but reviews short and weak. Ishiyama based his decision on the review that was factually wrong. Not a good outlet if you use methods developed after 2000. 2013 07/27/13
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 4 Well, that's how the cookie crumbles. Some very good, one less good. Ultimately rejected. Ah well. Note: Submitted 2015. 2014 07/06/15
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 I was rejected, but that was to be expected. Still, I was incredibly impressed with 1) the thoughtfulness of the reviews and the editor's comments, and 2) the speedy review process. About 6 weeks from submission to decision 2013 03/20/13
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 2014 07/24/14
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Disappointed with the result, but what can you do... 2014 03/13/15
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 1 N/A 2 Extremely fast. Rejection based on lukewarm and but not very positive two reviews 2013 09/28/13
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 1 N/A 4 Very fast with thorough reviews. One was clearly Straussian and looking to reject but it wouldn't have made a difference. 2014 06/18/14
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 1 N/A 2 2012 03/07/16
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2014 07/18/15
American Political Science Review Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Refs suggested paper be sent elsewhere. 2012 03/12/13
American Political Science Review Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2014 07/18/15
American Political Science Review Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Sent them an article on Tuesday, received notice that I needed to reformat the article two hours later. Then I got a desk reject without any actual explanatory comments two days later, saying that it didn't "fit their format". Now submitted to another journal. Very smooth and fast process. Will definitely submit articles there again in the future. 2016 02/24/17
American Political Science Review Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2014 02/12/15
American Political Science Review Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2016 10/11/16
American Political Thought Accepted 3 1 4 For a fairly new journal, the review process was very stringent. Four reviews of the first paper. Two of the revised manuscript. After R&R, had a second set of minor revisions before the paper was accepted. Well-run journal. (My paper was not remotely Straussian). 2015 02/16/16
American Political Thought Ref Reject 2 2 4 Speedy response. Very useful reviewer comments. Best experience you can ask for from a rejection. 2015 02/04/16
American Politics Research Pending 3 3 2 2013 06/21/14
American Politics Research Accepted 2 2 2 Useful feedback from reviewers and editor. Relatively quick process. Good experience overall. 2016 12/14/16
American Politics Research Accepted 2 1 3 Amazingly quick responses 2014 02/06/15
American Politics Research Accepted 3 5 2 This was an all around great experience. Excellent comments. Gaines is super fast and thorough with reviews. It took so long between rounds because I was slow on the first resubmission. Totally on me. 2014 08/22/15
American Politics Research Accepted 2 1 3 2013 07/21/14
American Politics Research Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2016 02/01/17
American Politics Research Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Super fast. Sucks being rejected, but decent reviewer comments. 2014 02/15/15
American Politics Research Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2013 03/20/13
American Politics Research Ref Reject 2 1 4 2015 03/05/16
American Politics Research Ref Reject 3 N/A 4 2014 02/17/15
American Politics Research Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Reviews were specific and constructive. 2016 06/03/16
American Politics Research Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2016 07/09/16
American Politics Research Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 One highly positive review, One that wanted me to write on a completely different topic, one who obviously hadn't read with any care at all. Won't submit to this journal again since I can get better quality and more consistent reviews by just passing my manucript around the office suite. 2016 03/02/16
Armed Forces & Society Accepted 5 3 2 Very strange process/priorities. Both reviewers were positive, though one of them made some of the strangest comments I've ever seen. 2011 03/27/13
Armed Forces & Society Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Brutal and unhelpful reviews. Clearly angry grad students. Not worth it. 2013 03/22/13
Armed Forces & Society Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 One tough but insightful review with detailed evalution and suggestions for improvement. Two single paragraph (four to five sentences) long reviews that called for rejection; both reviewers obviously had not read the manuscript. Effectively, it was a one reviewer process. 2014 07/31/14
Armed Forces & Society Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Unhelpful, negative reviews. 2014 01/05/15
Australian Journal Of International Affairs Ref Reject 2 1 2 Editor was very helpful: gave useful and constructive comments. One reviewer liked the piece, whereas the other rejected based on grounds that were not within the scope of the paper. Disappointed with the reviewer, but great experience with the journal as a whole. 2014 02/11/15
Australian Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 0 1 2 Great experience with the editors. One referee accused me of completely using a methodology in spite of citing 7 articles which used the same methods in the same fashion for which they said in the report was never done - That was frustrating. The other reviewer gave great, lengthy and detailed feedback to help me improve the paper. It is a shame it was reviewed by someone who failed to glace at the bibliography though. 2014 01/07/15
Australian Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 One R&R, one reject, one in-between. Useful comments and apparently qualified and engaged reviewers. 2014 05/10/15
Australian Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk-rejected after five weeks. 2015 01/23/16
British Journal Of Political Science Accepted 3 5 4 The R&R took longer than expected, but quality quality reviews and editorial comments 2012 03/26/13
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Good experience. Constructive reviews. 1 positive review. 1 on the fence with minor modifications. 2nd reviewer went after it with a vengeance. Editor reject. Nice letter, though. 2015 01/29/16
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 High quality referee reports; overall very good experience. 2016 05/30/16
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Three referee reports: 1 said accept, 1 said r&r, 1 said reject. The editor had read the paper and provided a useful summary of perceived weaknesses of the paper. 2.75 months under review. 2015 11/10/15
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One short referee report and one long one - not all that helpful but not the worst I've seen 2013 01/15/14
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 One reviewer asking to write a paper with different DV, says question of paper not the right one despite lots of literature on it cited in the manuscript. Second one easy revisions. Editor rejects w/o additional comments. 2016 01/02/17
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 4 2014 02/01/15
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 OK process. 2016 11/07/16
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2013 02/15/14
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2015 11/22/15
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 A bit slow but helpful reviews 2016 10/27/16
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Long turnaround for short reviews that either rejected based on a misreading of one of the works cited in the lit review or general misunderstanding of the discipline of political science 2015 07/13/16
British Journal Of Political Science Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Decent reviews, one reviewer liked the piece others did not. All in all, I thought it was fair and while it could have been a little faster it wasn't abnormally long. 2014 10/09/14
British Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk reject after 1 month. Very unclear as to why. 2016 11/15/16
British Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject within a week--with very unclear editorial comments. 2014 10/09/14
British Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Year Submitted to Journal: 2015; desk rejected in 2 weeks; no comment provided 2014 05/19/15
British Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject after 2 weeks. Too narrow. 2016 06/08/16
British Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 2 days for poor fit. 2014 08/13/14
British Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Sent a manuscript to BJPS. Editor responded that it was too narrow for the journal within two weeks of submission. 2013 06/06/14
British Journal Of Politics & International Relations Accepted 3 1 2 Nice reviews, although they did not understand the quantitative approach 2013 11/08/13
Cambridge Review Of International Affairs Desk Reject 7 N/A 0 Seven months for a desk reject, no replies to e-mails that asked for the status of my manuscript. I had heard good things about CRIA, but it seems that the new editor in chief Olivier Grouille and managing editor Sophie Rosenberg are ruining the journal's reputation. 2016 08/29/16
Communist And Post-Communist Studies Pending 26 N/A 0 After 26 months and multiple emails to the editors, I have not received any reviews back. It seems the journal is still in operation, though. 2014 12/06/16
Communist And Post-Communist Studies Accepted 9 N/A 1 Straight acceptance. 2010 03/14/13
Comparative European Politics Pending 21 N/A 0 Submitted in 4/2013 and still waiting for a response. Very unresponsive editorial office. They don't reply my emails. 2013 01/16/15
Comparative European Politics Accepted 8 1 2 Very slow for the first round of revisions. After that R&R went quite fast with a conditional acceptance after first round of R&R 2014 04/04/16
Comparative European Politics Accepted 5 9 3 2013 07/30/14
Comparative European Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 2 fair reports, 1 a bit sloppy 2016 07/15/16
Comparative European Politics Ref Reject 9 N/A 2 One referee recommended publish as is, the other reject. R2 disagreed with argument, but didn't say why. Editor rejected. Very slow and unprofessional. 2015 07/17/16
Comparative Political Studies Pending 0 N/A 0 Submitted on 12/30 2015 01/20/16
Comparative Political Studies Pending 4 N/A 3 4 months submission to R&R 2015 12/16/15
Comparative Political Studies Accepted 3 N/A 3 Fast, efficient, and very encouraging. Great guidance from the editors. 2016 07/12/16
Comparative Political Studies Accepted 3 2 3 This piece was rejected twice on other occasions but finally made it here. 2014 12/03/14
Comparative Political Studies Accepted 3 1 2 2013 02/05/14
Comparative Political Studies Accepted 2 1 2 Took only couple days for the revised version to get accepted 2012 03/21/13
Comparative Political Studies Accepted 2 1 3 R&R took 3 days! 2009 03/14/13
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2 reviewers recommended minor revisions, third rejected. All were helpful and constructive, even the negative reviewer. 2016 08/19/16
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Reviewers were enthusiastic accept, easy issues R&R, reject. Editorial rejection that oddly characterized the positive R&R as mixed. 2015 05/16/16
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Very thoughtful, thorough reviews. Some positive, some negative. But very useful. 2016 05/30/16
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Both referees suggested publication after minor revisions. Editor stated reviews were not "strong enough" and that "space was scarce." 2013 06/12/13
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 4 First three reviewers ranged from accept to R&R. The fourth, not so much. 2015 12/19/15
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 I had high expectations in terms of the quality of reviews--given the fact that this is a very competitive journal. It is my impression that the referees chosen did not do justice to the paper. The first one identified what he called a major problem (which could be addressed very easily if given a chance..), and wrote a thrashy critique based on this single issue. The remaining part of his/her comments strongly indicate that this person did not read the paper because all of these issues were addressed in the paper.. The second reviewer did not get the quantitative methodology and criticized the theoretical framework based on this. But the model chosen precisely addresses this problem. Obviously, the editors were not psyched about the paper so it got a reject. What can I say. I feel I have been quite unlucky with the poorly chosen reviewers. But so is life. 2014 12/02/14
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Not sure if negative reviewer actually understands what the paper is really about -- comments are either irrelevant or taken out from my discussion section where I discussed potential weaknesses of the paper. The more positive and hopeful review provides very sharp and helpful feedback. 2015 10/08/15
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 One positive, one negative, one that clearly hadn't read the paper. Positive review was helpful. 2014 08/15/14
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2015 04/21/16
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Thorough, informed and fair comments from two reviewers. 2014 06/09/15
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Both reviews are helpful 2013 08/08/13
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Two of the reviewers had clearly not read the manuscript. Totally ridiculous. Such a waste of time!!! 2014 07/06/15
Comparative Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2 iff ref reports, rejected in less than 2 months by JC 2013 07/12/13
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Took about 3 weeks 2014 10/10/14
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject. Current desk reject rate is 50% according to website, due to backlog. 2013 03/05/14
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject with a kind note from editors about backlog 2016 07/10/16
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 clearing backlog 2013 06/12/13
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 3 days to a desk reject. Super fast. 2012 03/22/13
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject within a week, efficient and professional. 2014 09/20/14
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 backlog too large 2013 06/29/13
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Very quick turnaround, fair comments with desk reject 2014 08/23/14
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Super fast desk reject. 2013 09/04/13
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Subject was micro-level conflict. Editor rejected stating outside scope of journal 2011 03/14/13
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk Reject, after one week. 2016 11/28/15
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Unclear whether anyone ever even read my manuscript; I more or less wasted three weeks of my time with them. Their own "editorial manager" never suggested that my manuscript had been viewed by an editor. Don't waste your time with them. 2014 07/06/15
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected with standard editorial comments: work is interesting but not a good fit, space is scarce. 2014 12/07/14
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejection within one week. 2015 08/18/15
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2014 02/12/15
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 12 days on the basis of a weak empirical section. Their internal review was thorough. 2015 12/16/15
Comparative Political Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 2014 04/28/15
Comparative Politics Accepted 3 3 2 Mostly helpful comments in first round. Second round accepted without changes (except length). 2014 08/03/15
Comparative Politics Accepted 2 4 2 Super helpful reviews. RR in two months, then 4 months till accepted 2012 06/20/13
Comparative Politics Accepted 6 6 2 2010 03/13/13
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2014 01/26/15
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 One accept, one reject-->editor reject with no comments. 2014 12/02/14
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 5 5 5 Editor solicited 1 new review for R&R and that review led to rejection. Ouch. 2009 03/14/13
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 2 5 2 Basically useful comments, though rejection on second round included new criticisms that could have been addressed if raised in the first round 2013 08/23/14
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2013 12/05/14
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 3 5 2 Very detailed reviews. 2013 10/02/13
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 helpful but very strict comments 2014 01/29/16
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 One extremely positive review, one negative review with a couple good points and a couple requests for things already in the paper. Rejected without much comment from editors. 2016 12/06/16
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Thorough reviews. 2 against, 1 for, so no contest. Efficient turnaround and the reviewers were clearly very well selected. 2016 03/26/17
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 both reviewers suggested R&R but had reservations. Good reviews, helpful for next submission. 2014 07/11/14
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 9 N/A 2 Sent an e-mail to editor after 9 months, they responded in two days with reviews, claimed they had been done for months but neglected to send to us. One review was completely blank, the other was not helpful. 2010 08/15/14
Comparative Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Helpful reviews, quick process, rejection rather than r&r seemed a bit harsh, but that is life 2014 08/01/14
Comparative Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 No recommendations or comments from editor; simple form letter rejection. At least it was quick. 2014 07/14/15
Conflict Management And Peace Science Accepted 2 N/A 3 Very fast turn round and very useful suggestions. Manuscript appeared online about a month after acceptance. 2013 01/07/14
Conflict Management And Peace Science Accepted 3 3 4 2013 03/16/14
Conflict Management And Peace Science Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2014 10/30/14
Conflict Management And Peace Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Outside the scope of the journal. No additional domments. 2016 01/31/16
Congress and the Presidency Accepted 3 3 3 2013 11/06/13
Contemporary Political Theory Accepted 2 2 2 Great Experience. Two Reviews. Quick Turnaround 2015 08/13/16
Contemporary Political Theory Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 2012 03/25/14
Contemporary Political Theory Ref Reject 1 1 2 Very thoughtful and constructive critique. Neatly summarised (and expanded by editor himself) 2013 04/13/14
Contemporary Political Theory Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Editors were very helpful throughout. Got two very thorough and constructive responses from the reviewers 2015 03/01/16
Cooperation And Conflict Accepted 7 4 2 2016 04/19/17
Cooperation And Conflict Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject for length (strict policy). Polite request to resubmit as new entry after trimming. 2014 07/31/14
Democratization Pending 2 2 2 One of the reviews very good, one was OK. Overall good experience! 2013 03/06/14
Democratization Accepted 2 1 2 The management of this journal seems efficient and organized; 2 constructive reviews; editor responds quickly to inquiry; all and all a very good experience. 2016 09/29/16
Democratization Accepted 1 1 2 2012 03/14/13
Democratization Accepted 1 1 2 Best experience publishing so far: less than 4 weeks from submission til 2 (constructive) referee reports. All in all, less than 5 months between submission and article available online. Very impressed with the journal! 2014 02/03/15
Democratization Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Rejection after 8 weeks, but a very nice note from the editor. Reviewer 1 recommended rejection, reviewer 2 recommended acceptance with minor rejections, so editor sent it for a third review, which was negative. All three reviews were very thorough and helpful. Despite the rejection, a good experience. 2016 05/23/16
East European Politics And Societies Accepted 4 1 1 very unresponsive editorial office 2012 03/20/13
East European Politics And Societies Ref Reject 11 N/A 0 Editor said a single reviewer recommended rejection, but did not send review 2010 03/14/13
Electoral Studies Pending 11 N/A 0 Electoral studies and my manuscrirpt soon will soon celebrate their one year anniversary! 2014 03/12/15
Electoral Studies Pending 2 N/A 2 Shocked--got a positive R&R with quality reviews after less than two months 2014 10/09/14
Electoral Studies Pending 0 N/A 0 Sent out in March, waiting to hear back. 2013 06/19/13
Electoral Studies Accepted 1 3 3 A bit drawn out but generally good experience. Heard back in four weeks from editor about R&R decision. Two of three reviewers recommended R&R; the editor accepted my request not to send the revised m.s. to the reviewer who recommended reject. Heard back again in three months (a little longer than I would have liked but was spoiled the first time in that it only took one month, as mentioned). Second round of revisions were minor and went to editor only. One month after this, heard back from editor that revisions were fine but paper was too long, accepted conditional on shortening length. Sent back shortened paper and one month later was accepted. 2014 02/17/15
Electoral Studies Accepted 9 12 2 9 months from submission to R&R. A year from submitting the R&R to acceptance. Probably won't submit to the journal again given the long wait times. 2012 05/25/14
Electoral Studies Accepted 3 4 2 2013 11/17/13
Electoral Studies Accepted 4 2 2 Good reviews 2015 03/29/16
Electoral Studies Accepted 3 1 0 very good experience 2016 10/18/16
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 13 6 2 Took over a year for reviewer feedback. Resubmitted and did not hear back for about 6 months. Ultimately pulled the article for consideration after they were not able to find reviewers. Worst experience to date. 2012 04/07/15
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 One referee was absolutely not a political scientist (probably an Economist) who knew nothing about the subject 2014 03/11/15
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 6 N/A 1 6 months and the paper got a 1 paragraph rejection. It was fairly obvious that the reviewer didn't actually read the paper at all. This was an absurd experience. Almost like the paper got lost or something. 2013 09/23/13
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 1 N/A 2 I am very dissapointed. I received two papers. That said, referees had no idea about the theory and empirics of the paper, so they could not provide helpful comments. On the contrary, one of them was advertising a piece of paper (I supposed wrote by them) which I have read but I do not find it compelling at all. Very dissapointing of Electoral Studies. 2016 04/29/16
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 5 N/A 1 Took 5 or 6 months to get one mediocre review. Not a good experience. 2013 05/07/14
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 1 N/A 2 I am very dissapointed. I received two papers. That said, referees had no idea about the theory and empirics of the paper, so they could not provide helpful comments. On the contrary, one of them was advertising a piece of paper (I supposed wrote by them) which I have read but I do not find it compelling at all. Very dissapointing of Electoral Studies. 2016 04/29/16
Electoral Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Ref reject after two months. Two reviews: not always correct in our opinion, but some parts were useful to improve the paper. 2016 04/12/16
Electoral Studies Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 Took 2 months to write that my paper is not fit. 2015 11/27/15
Electoral Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Fast and kind response explaining reasons for the rejection 2016 07/31/16
Europe-Asia Studies Ref Reject 10 10 1 Unprofessional review written by an angry person. Totally waste of time 2014 01/30/15
Europe-Asia Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Quick response (2 months); editors sent me just “selected” parts of the review(s); it looked like one angry and biased reviewer with only superficial understanding of applied method (but with “crucial” methodological concerns); overall, mixed feelings. 2016 06/18/16
Europe-Asia Studies Ref Reject 12 N/A 1 Unresponsive editorial office. Comments were mostly of the "pursue a different research question" type. The reviewer had little knowledge of the topic under investigation. Huge waste of time. 2013 06/20/14
European Journal Of International Relations Accepted 1 3 2 Editors helpful, review process fast.Sussex team seems to be going a great job running the journal. 2016 10/10/16
European Journal Of International Relations Accepted 2 2 2 Helpful and encouraging reviews with good critical comments that improved the paper. Editors followed the reviewers throughout. After R/R reviews were in, acceptance took just 24 hours. 2014 12/05/15
European Journal Of International Relations Accepted 2 1 1 1.5 reviews. Not very helpful or insightful. In online first for a year before publication. 2012 02/14/14
European Journal Of International Relations Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Refs both recommended R&R, editor rejected. Was previous editor who is now at RIS. 2009 06/07/13
European Journal Of International Relations Ref Reject 1 1 2 Very quick response. Submitted 17th Nov, got decision on 20th Dec. Two very high quality reviewer comments. One gave a major revision decision and the other was hinting towards rejection. Good experience will submit again next time. 2016 12/23/16
European Journal Of International Relations Ref Reject 2 N/A 1 1 referee refused to provide open feedback, the other was rambling, contradictory and poorly informed. 2012 03/12/14
European Journal Of International Relations Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 A few useful comments. However, there were many extremely odd comments that demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the topic. 2013 02/25/14
European Journal Of International Relations Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in two days. Can't say it was painless but at least it was a quick death. 2016 10/12/16
European Journal Of International Relations Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 12 hours. Highly doubt the editor did more than read the abstract. 2016 12/03/15
European Journal Of International Relations Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2 days to a desk reject; quick 2015 12/22/15
European Journal Of Political Research Accepted 1 1 3 Very good experience. Competent and helpful reviews, fast editorial process. 2016 09/08/16
European Journal Of Political Research Accepted 6 3 2 A bit slow but overall open and smooth process 2012 09/28/13
European Journal Of Political Research Accepted 2 1 2 Only two weeks from acceptance to online manuscript 2013 12/10/13
European Journal Of Political Research Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2015 10/04/15
European Journal Of Political Research Ref Reject 2 2 3 helpful r & r; got rejected in the end because one of the reviewers was against publishing it and the editors told me he/she is the top scholar reviewing for the journal 2014 10/24/14
European Journal Of Political Research Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Rather slow review process. Despite positive reviews the Editors decided to reject the paper. 2013 05/14/14
European Journal Of Political Research Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Too many single country manuscripts 2013 03/05/14
European Journal Of Political Research Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2016 03/02/17
European Journal Of Political Research Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Year Submitted to Journal: 2015 2014 05/19/15
European Journal of Political Theory Accepted 2 3 2 Overall a very positive experience. The editor was quick and responsive in dealing with submissions as well as questions. The reviews were fair and helpful, even though the engagement with the content of the manuscript was a bit superficial and at times rather vage. 2016 07/04/16
European Journal of Political Theory Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Constructive reviews, one of which advocated acceptance. 2012 03/25/14
European Journal of Political Theory Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One review (which suggested an R&R) was helpful, while the other was not. I appreciated the quickness with which the journal returned the referee reports. 2015 11/27/15
European Union Politics Accepted 1 3 4 Thorough reviews. Required detailed memo to respond to suggestions. Helpful editorial team 2012 10/01/13
European Union Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Was impressed by the no. and length of reviews. Two reviews were extremely detailed and very helpful. Article was rejected b/o one referee who did not like the statistical models. Overall it seemed a fair process. 2014 04/13/15
European Union Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Fast and thorough. Their submission process is a nightmare, however, as all papers must follow detailed EUP formatting even before th decision to accept/reject is taken. 2015 07/27/15
European Union Politics Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Decision in 32 days. 2016 04/04/16
Foreign Affairs Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Rejected after 6 days. 2014 07/23/14
Foreign Affairs Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Rejected after 6 days. 2014 07/23/14
Geopolitics Accepted 1 2 2 Excellent experience. Constructive and detailed reviews 2016 10/27/16
Global Environmental Politics Accepted 6 1 3 Helpful report, but the first round took much longer than they had hoped for. 2011 06/09/13
Global Environmental Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Fastest review I ever had. Refs were brutal but fair and very insightful. Overall a very good experience, despite the rejection. 2014 01/23/15
Global Environmental Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2014 10/30/14
Global Governance Ref Reject 9 N/A 0 Terrible experience. Editors clearly don't respect authors. Stay away. 2016 04/20/17
Governance-An International Journal Of Policy And ... Accepted 3 2 2 Good reviews, fast process 2012 05/16/13
Governance-An International Journal Of Policy And ... Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 quite fast processing; all three reviewers suggested r&r; editor decided rejection 2013 01/05/14
Governance-An International Journal Of Policy And ... Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Very quick response. Not a good fit for the journal. 2013 05/18/13
Government And Opposition Accepted 4 4 2 felt a bit lenghty, especially the time between R&R and acceptance. Reviewer 2's comments a bit strange and outdated. Editorial team very friendly and helpful though. 2015 05/19/16
Government And Opposition Accepted 3 2 2 Very positive experience. Relatively fast, helpful people, good reviews. 2016 01/09/17
Government And Opposition Accepted 3 2 2 2013 12/05/14
Government And Opposition Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Harsh but fair comments. 2014 11/02/14
Government And Opposition Ref Reject 1 4 2 Helpful and quick editor, extremely slow reviews, ref reject with some helpful comments, but reject also clearly referenced reviewers disagreement with my research findings based on their own research, or maybe just "double blind review expert opinion", because I've never read their alternative depictions of reality in any publication, and they didn't come with a methods section like mine did... 2016 03/17/17
Government And Opposition Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Received an R&R, very helpful comments, ultimately decided to not resubmit due to difficulty addressing reviewers concerns. 2012 04/07/15
Government And Opposition Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected. Editors now want manuscripts with a more comparative approach rather than case studies 2016 03/22/16
History of Political Thought Ref Reject 10 N/A 2 One ref said reject, the other said accept after revisions. 2011 03/25/14
Interest Groups and Advocacy Accepted 5 3 2 https://www.gangboard.com/crm-training/salesforce-admin-training 2016 10/03/16
Interest Groups and Advocacy Accepted 4 2 2 2012 03/20/13
International Interactions Accepted 2 2 3 Excellent reviews, efficient editors, highly recommend 2012 12/23/13
International Interactions Accepted 2 1 3 2013 12/23/13
International Interactions Accepted 3 N/A 4 Good experience, editor very helpful and carefully prioritized comments of reviewers 2013 10/29/13
International Interactions Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Two lukewarm supportive comments led to the decision of rejection. The comments were generally helpful, although one reviewer didn't seem to read the whole manuscript. 2013 03/14/14
International Interactions Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Helpful feedback.7 Weeks under review. 2015 12/03/15
International Interactions Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Fast, but very unprofessional referees. 2016 07/12/16
International Interactions Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Fast response, very helpful and polite reviews 2013 07/01/13
International Interactions Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Fast. 1 modestly helpful and 2 very unhelpful reviews that clearly indicated that the reviewers didn't really read the manuscript. 2016 03/18/17
International Interactions Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 very fast; very helpful reviews 2013 07/05/13
International Interactions Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Incredibly efficient, really useful and detailed reviewer comments. 2015 01/29/16
International Interactions Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Thorough, helpful, and surprisingly fast. 2010 07/02/13
International Organization Accepted 2 2 2 Very helpful but challenging reviews. Editor also provided very useful directions and suggestions. 2012 09/03/13
International Organization Accepted 2 2 3 two R&Rs 2011 02/06/14
International Organization Accepted 3 3 2 2012 05/24/13
International Organization Accepted 2 1 2 Both reviewers recommended R&R. 2011 03/14/13
International Organization Accepted 2 12 2 Supportive though very critical. Persistence was key to the positive outcome 2013 02/12/17
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One referee recommended reject and one R&R. 2012 03/14/13
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One referee recommended reject and one R&R. 2012 03/14/13
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Two critical reviews, one helpful, one less so (reviewer did not read carefully). Overall, quick and efficient 2014 09/24/14
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Just over 2 months to rejection. 2012 03/16/13
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One referee recommended minor revisions. One referee recommended sending to another journal. 2012 03/14/13
International Organization Ref Reject 1 N/A 1 2016 07/30/16
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Refs split on R&R, ed team rejected. Both reviewers provided helpful comments. 2010 06/07/13
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 A pretty quick response. One reviewer provided very helpful / constructive comments. 2016 05/09/16
International Organization Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Not as useful as I would have hoped. One reviewer seemed to have an ax to grind, and I'm not convinced read it. The other positive review had some good comments. Thought editor's note was useless to be honest. Odd overall 2014 05/09/15
International Organization Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One useless review, one useful, if over the top in its criticism 2016 03/02/17
International Organization Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2014 09/22/14
International Organization Ref Reject 1 2 2 one referee recommended submitting article to another journal, one suggested R&R - editors rejected 2014 02/18/15
International Organization Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 3 weeks for a desk reject. Hohum. (2017 not 2016) 2016 04/18/17
International Organization Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in two weeks. 2014 05/21/15
International Organization Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Year Submitted to Journal: 2015; editor provided some comments 2014 05/19/15
International Organization Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject within a few days but the editor read the paper and gave some good comments. Was almost like a referee report. 2015 01/21/16
International Organization Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject in one week. Published without revisions at another good IR journal. 2012 02/14/14
International Political Science Review Accepted 3 2 4 detailed and constructive comments 2014 01/29/16
International Political Science Review Accepted 2 2 3 Two rounds of RnR. Had the usual Reviewer 2 issues. Editor knew what comments were relevant and clearly mentioned what needed to be revised and what could be ignored. Tough but fair process. 2013 05/26/15
International Political Science Review Accepted 4 5 4 2 RnRs. Editor was very clear about what to focus on the reviewers' comments. 2014 06/01/15
International Political Science Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Good experience with editors. Extremely efficient. One reviewer recommended acceptance while the other was not so keen, but gave extremely helpful feedback. Definitely worth submitting here again. 2014 02/11/15
International Political Sociology (ISA) Accepted 4 2 2 One ref helpful, other not so much. Ed. followed their input. Very professional. 2011 06/07/13
International Political Sociology (ISA) Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Very helpful reviewers. Clearly read the article and knew the field well. 2013 11/01/13
International Political Sociology (ISA) Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 One obnoxious and misplaced, one more constructive and encouraging. 2013 08/19/13
International Political Sociology (ISA) Ref Reject 7 6 3 Two supportive R&Rs on round one, quite straightforward, then first Referee went on sick leave and was sent to a new Referee as a new submission (post-revisions) in month 13 and rejected. Editors were completely disengaged. 2012 07/31/14
International Political Sociology (ISA) Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Very thorough and helpful reviews. One reject and one significant revisions, but the editors decided to reject. Positive experience. 2014 11/18/14
International Politics Pending 0 N/A 0 2013 03/12/13
International Politics Pending 0 N/A 0 One brief confirmation of receipt from editor, reviews never received despite following up. Withdrawn by author after 4 months with no response by editor, even to say it's still under review. Signs of serious disfunction. 2014 07/31/14
International Politics Pending 0 N/A 0 Submitted my manuscript in March 2015, got a quick confirmation and, 6 months later, was informed that my article would be dealt with in the october 2015 editors' session. Never heard from them again. After calling (early February 2016), they seemed to be sorry and promised me a quick answer. Again: Never heard from them again. Thinking about withdrawing 2015 02/22/16
International Politics Accepted 3 1 2 Positive, Detailed, Reviews. Very Quick and Painless R&R. 2014 01/05/15
International Relations Of The Asia-Pacific Accepted 3 N/A 2 R&R decision within a week. super fast. Good editor comments 2013 01/20/14
International Relations Of The Asia-Pacific Accepted 4 1 2 fine comments. Very responsible staffs. First round screening very slow though 2016 12/27/16
International Relations Of The Asia-Pacific Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Took them a month to desk reject this. 2015 07/29/15
International Security Accepted 3 N/A 2 Wonderful experience. Highly professional outfit. Great feedback. 2015 08/19/16
International Security Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2.5 months. Helpful reviews, although one was cranky. Feel sorry for his/her students. Editor professional. 2015 09/04/15
International Security Ref Reject 1 N/A 1 Very fast response; reviewer provided helpful and extensive comments. Will likely submit here again in the future. 2015 04/20/16
International Security Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 One really good review, two useless ones 2013 03/07/14
International Security Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One R&R, one reject. 2013 03/21/13
International Security Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Tough reviews. 2016 10/17/16
International Security Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 One recommended reject, one R&R 2012 03/15/13
International Security Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Two good reviews, one not so much 2013 02/14/14
International Security Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Both reviewers recommended R/R. One had good, useful feedback. 2014 06/09/15
International Security Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Not a traditional security topic. Quick response. 2013 10/28/13
International Studies Perspectives (ISA) Accepted 1 6 2 Very fast and reliable peer reviews. 2011 06/07/13
International Studies Perspectives (ISA) Accepted 2 1 2 Great experience. The new editorial team is quick and on their toes. 2016 10/12/16
International Studies Perspectives (ISA) Accepted 3 N/A 2 2014 09/12/14
International Studies Perspectives (ISA) Ref Reject 7 3 3 2010 06/08/13
International Studies Perspectives (ISA) Ref Reject 2 1 2 Actually, this was an editor reject after two positive R&Rs from reviewers. Editor decided reviewer feedback wasn't meaty enough, and overruled reviewers; very strange 2016 06/29/16
International Studies Quarterly Pending 1 1 2 1 month from submission to R&R. To fair, informed, tough reviews. 2016 08/23/16
International Studies Quarterly Accepted 3 3 3 Three rounds of review, helpful reviews. Very picky on details. 2012 04/16/13
International Studies Quarterly Accepted 2 1 2 Went through two rounds of revisions before acceptance. Very useful comments from the reviewers and editors; very clear what needed to be done and good advice on how to approach the revisions. Great experience overall, particularly working with the editors. 2015 01/14/16
International Studies Quarterly Accepted 2 2 2 Thorough, informed reviews. Positive experience. 2012 06/20/13
International Studies Quarterly Accepted 2 1 3 Exceptionally fast reviews and editor response from the Indiana team. 2012 01/07/14
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 0 1 2 Very quick review process (1.5 mos from submission to rejection). Received helpful reviews. 2014 10/26/14
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2016 07/13/16
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Two thorough reviews from people obviously very familiar with the data sources and theory fields. One was very helpful and encouraging, one disagreed with me on a matter of data selection. Would definitely submit again. Great experience. 2016 12/31/16
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Quick turnaround. Three reviews that were helpful, and tentatively positive, but added up to fairly major revisions, so editor rejected. 2013 07/17/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2016 04/02/16
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 2014 10/30/14
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Extremely nice and helpful reviews. 2012 03/22/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 reviews not helpful -- did not seem to know literature. Editorial letter also did not match reviewer comments. Very unusual experience. 2013 11/04/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Very confusing experience. Two reviewers recommended R&R, other was concerned about fit and seemed unclear about what he/she didn’t like about the paper. Editor choose to reject. Second rejection like this from this journal in three months. 2015 01/04/16
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2010 03/13/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 took approx 2.5 months. Very useful and positive feedback from one reviewer who recommended r&r. The other reviewer took issue with how I was citing her or her coauthor's work, had a few minor remarks, made no recommendation either way. overall review was more positive than r&r letters I've had, but r1 comments were polite and useful for submission elsewhere. 2013 04/29/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Ref. rejected. All noted that the contribution was good but the execution was underdeveloped. All reviewers gave helpful comments for improvement and possibly breaking up the project into smaller and more manageable chunks around the key puzzle. 2014 12/02/14
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 6 weeks. 1 R&R recommend, 2 rejection recommend. 2016 05/03/16
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Reviewers were supportive, editor not so much. 2009 07/02/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Cleary selected unqualified reviewers. Useless comments 2013 07/10/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 R1, several unfair criticisms (imho), recommended reject. R2, careful reading and genuinely helpful comments, recommended major revision. ISQ only gives R&Rs for articles needing minor revisions. 2013 07/21/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Quick response but typical lazy/cranky reviewers. One with helpful comments that will benefit the paper (thanks!), one that didn't understand the method but incorrectly accused paper of making several methodological faux pas, and one that just insisted they didn't buy the argument but provided no real evidence why. So, a typical day at the office. 2000 06/30/15
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One reviewer wrote a very short but very positive review that recommended publication. The other was longer and critical but constructive, recommending rejection. 2013 06/06/13
International Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Process was quick, reviews were helpful. 2012 08/15/14
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 A very impressive desk reject--editor wrote a thoughtful response to that indicated that they'd clearly read the manuscript and felt it wasn't a good fit. All in all, as good a rejection as possible: quick, efficient, and with suggestions for other places to submit. 2014 06/30/15
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Rejection indicating that they do not currently accept research notes, though they will accept research notes "soon." 2013 11/01/13
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Recommended submission elsewhere 2013 06/06/13
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 2014 10/29/14
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject after two weeks. Published by a higher impact journal unchanged next year. Indiana ed. team sure can pick winners. 2010 06/07/13
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in less than a week; nice, useful comments from editor 2013 12/04/13
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Single case study not appealing to ISQ's audience 2013 04/18/13
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejection within 5 days. 2014 06/30/15
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in a week. 2016 10/26/16
International Studies Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject in 8 days; ISQ no longer considers formal papers without a significant empirical component. 2013 03/17/13
International Studies Review (ISA) Pending 2 N/A 0 Submitted in May 2015. The status was "under review" and then changed to "pending decision" after 60 days 2014 07/02/15
International Studies Review (ISA) Pending 0 N/A 0 2013 10/28/13
International Studies Review (ISA) Accepted 2 N/A 3 Accepted after one round of revisions. Good comments made it a better paper ultimately. New editorial team seems on the ball. 2015 01/22/16
International Studies Review (ISA) Accepted 3 1 3 2014 05/07/15
International Studies Review (ISA) Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 What an awful processs-took 4.5 months, with a rejection and all criticism was geared toward a quantitative paper, which this wasn't. Extremely rude and unnecessary language used by one reviewer, editors never responded to letter sent to them pointing these issues out. 2015 02/14/16
International Studies Review (ISA) Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Two detailed referee reports 2016 11/10/16
International Studies Review (ISA) Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 3 weeks for a desk reject. 2016 12/04/16
International Studies Review (ISA) Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected for "fit," but at least done quickly. 2015 09/20/15
International Theory Accepted 2 1 3 very fast turnaround 2012 02/06/14
International Theory Accepted 4 3 3 2014 06/02/15
International Theory Accepted 4 3 4 2014 04/14/15
International Theory Desk Reject 5 N/A 3 2 conditional accepts + 1 outright accept = editor reject anyway 2011 04/15/13
International Theory Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject within 10 days due to fit. At least they were quick about it. 2014 10/19/14
Japanese Journal Of Political Science Accepted 5 1 2 Good experience. It was a Japan specific paper so it fit well. Frist Reviewer was excellent second didn't spend nearly as much time. Good process. Inoguchi is doing a decent job. 2016 09/02/16
Japanese Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 The editor suggested I should send the paper to an Australian journal 2014 02/12/15
Jcms-Journal Of Common Market Studies Accepted 2 3 3 2013 01/11/14
Journal of Church and State Accepted 2 2 1 Really great reviewer comments: helped to improve the piece tremendously. Efficient editorial team. 2014 02/11/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 5 5 2 Conditionally accepted after 4 months following submission of first R&R. Unconditionally accepted after an additional month and minor R&R. 2011 03/14/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 2 1 2 Pretty quick turn around to R&R. Good substantive comments by reviewers. Some suggestions not possible with the data, and one reviewer did not seem to understand the methods used. Overall, great experience. 2015 12/30/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 4 2 2 2012 03/13/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 2 1 3 Good review process. But article was in online first for a year. 2011 02/14/14
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 0 4 2 two R&R rounds. Comments mostly helpful, but some revisions were impossible. Editor seemed to agree and the second R&R led to accept. 2015 10/13/16
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 10 6 3 2011 03/13/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 4 2 2 2012 03/12/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 3 3 2 2012 05/03/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 3 4 2 2011 03/15/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Accepted 2 4 2 2011 06/20/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2013 11/20/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 4 N/A 1 Submitted in mid March 2015. Only got 1 very critical/angry/lazy review. Expected more from JCR 2014 07/10/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2010 07/02/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 One very constructive, helpful, and postivie review. The second review was the opposite. 2014 06/30/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2014 07/03/14
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 1 very constructive and positive review. One lazy, negative review that harped on the absence of (I suspect) the reviwer's article in the lit. review. 2016 11/09/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Fairly quick response. 1 R&R, one reject. 2015 12/09/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Positive reviews but editor rejected anyway. 2016 07/12/16
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 7 N/A 3 Seemed a bit long, but fair reviews 2012 12/24/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 2013 10/03/13
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Two solid though challenging reviews but editor said the support wasn't strong enough for publication. 2015 11/09/15
Journal Of Conflict Resolution Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One reviewer recommended accept, the other "dramatic revisions." Guess editor went with the latter, but the text of editor comments was word-for-word to an earlier rejection (for a different article) at JCR.) 2015 11/09/15
Journal of European Pub Policy Pending 2 N/A 2 First response after 6 weeks, reviews were helpful 2013 02/14/14
Journal of European Pub Policy Accepted 2 2 3 Fast and helpful feedback. One reviewer was rude and did not know/care about stats. Editors were very helpful and responsive. 2013 03/19/14
Journal of European Pub Policy Accepted 2 2 2 Very helpful and nice reviews. Editors are great! 2013 07/22/14
Journal of European Pub Policy Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 The paper was reject by editor after 2 days, with comment: "the topic is just too narrow and specialised for most JEPP readers" 2016 02/14/17
Journal of European Pub Policy Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Paper was out of journals scope. Rejected within 3 days 2012 04/28/13
Journal of European Pub Policy Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject, but quick, within 1 week. 2016 11/15/16
Journal of Greek Political Thought Accepted 0 1 2 Best feedback in comments I've ever received. Editor is professional and dedicated. I may never submit to another journal if I don't have to. 2015 07/18/15
Journal Of Human Rights Accepted 3 3 2 Reasonable reviewer requests, but somewhat more challenging than I would have expected from a tertiary journal. The manuscript was much better as a result. 2012 09/03/13
Journal Of Human Rights Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 1.5 months to review. One reviewer had excellent comments. Very thoughtful and in-depth. Other review was okay. Overall worth submitting. 2014 07/15/14
Journal Of International Relations And Development Accepted 5 5 3 Surprisingly helpful comments from all reviewers. A good experience. 2014 04/15/16
Journal Of International Relations And Development Accepted 5 6 2 A bit slow, but generally helpful comments. 2015 06/21/16
Journal Of International Relations And Development Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 63 days to a desk rejection. Unprofessional and unacceptable. 2016 07/14/16
Journal Of Peace Research Accepted 4 3 2 2015 06/14/16
Journal Of Peace Research Accepted 4 5 3 2011 03/14/13
Journal Of Peace Research Accepted 3 6 4 Smooth process: the editor made it clear as to what to focus on in doing the RnR. 2015 02/16/16
Journal Of Peace Research Accepted 5 1 2 2011 03/13/13
Journal Of Peace Research Accepted 4 2 3 Great suggestions from reviewers. Significantly improved the manuscript. 2015 07/30/16
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 5 N/A 4 Fair reviews, though a little slow 2013 07/16/13
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 One reviewer complained that our argument and the results our large N study didn't fit the single, unrelated case they studied. 2015 12/30/15
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 Rejected on the basis of a review in which the reviewer stated they didn't want to see the piece published because they believed another scholar (ID'd by name) will be producing a better paper on the topic in the near future. Smacked of crony-ism and I did not receive useful suggestions for revision. 2015 11/12/15
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Editor was thorough and fair. 2012 06/20/13
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 Two positive reviews, one negative; editor still rejected. Process took way too long. 2016 04/01/17
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2015 04/03/16
Journal Of Peace Research Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Both reviewers rejected, however received thorough comments plus useful suggestions from the editor. 2016 04/12/17
Journal Of Political Philosophy Ref Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 5 days with boilerplate rejection letter. 2013 07/25/13
Journal Of Political Philosophy Ref Reject 1 N/A 2 Just less than two months turnaround; one reviewer's comments were helpful; the other's not so much 2015 04/25/16
Journal Of Political Philosophy Desk Reject 0 N/A 1 Desk reject with one informal, internal review in 10 days. Fast and polite rejection email. 2015 11/08/15
Journal Of Politics Accepted 10 5 3 Referees were apparently difficult to find and slow to respond. The comments offered were thoughtful and useful. The editors were very reasonable and quick to respond to communication. 2012 01/21/14
Journal Of Politics Accepted 2 2 3 Very efficient, tough reviews 2013 08/14/13
Journal Of Politics Accepted 1 1 4 Amazingly fast, good direction on the behalf of the editor on how to respond to the reviews. Very positive experience under the new editorial team. 2015 08/23/15
Journal Of Politics Accepted 7 2 3 2014 01/25/15
Journal Of Politics Accepted 5 N/A 3 Slow, due to a backlog, at least in public law/theory. Editors are responsive to email. 2016 03/20/17
Journal Of Politics Accepted 3 2 3 2016 10/11/16
Journal Of Politics Accepted 3 3 3 2015 06/24/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Pathetic comments. Just embarrassing. The reviewers clearly didn't read closely and were too lazy to think. Thanks for the waste of time. Never submitting here again. 2013 07/24/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Helpful reviews. 2014 11/24/14
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Overall fair reviews, some helpful comments. 2014 09/23/14
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2012 07/02/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 All reviewers recommended R&R, but editor rejected because reviews were not strong enough 2014 06/09/15
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 12 N/A 3 The reviews were pretty thoughtful, constructive, and positive (but recommended revisions), and so the editor rejected. 2016 03/06/17
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2014 08/05/14
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 9 N/A 3 Theory - awful experience. 9 months to recieve referee reports, which were poor. 2016 03/22/17
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Very fast turnaround. Tough, but occasionally useful comments. 2013 11/16/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2012 03/18/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 2012 03/12/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 The article submitted was in political theory. One reviewer suggested an R&R, and the other suggested revisions without a clear indication to accept or reject the article. The editor did not feel that the reviews were strong enough to move forward with the article. 2016 05/31/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2016 03/23/17
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Pretty slow. Editor provided helpful feedback, but reviewers were lazy and one apparently couldn't interpret confidence intervals. Rough go. 2015 02/16/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2013 05/29/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One reviewer had very helpful, constructive comments, pushing for submission to a subfield journal more suitable to the topic. The other appeared to not understand the puzzle or literature, and provided little in worthwhile feedback. 2013 08/25/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 2013 08/04/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Two critical but fairly helpful reviews; one absurdly aggressive and unprofessional, clearly ideologically/politically motivated. Puts me off submitting there again. 2014 04/23/15
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Speedy review. One helpful review and one short review. 2014 08/28/14
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 Slow process. 3 R&R: 1 supportive, 1 mild, 1 skeptic, so rejection. Good comments. 2016 12/08/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 (cries on the keyboard) 2016 06/23/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 13 N/A 3 Horrible, the editor kept telling we were "close" to having the three reviews and more than a year has passed before having a response. Reviews were poorly written. Reviews are neither harsh nor constructive. One reviewer asks to address two points that were clearly addressed in the text... 2015 07/19/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2012 03/12/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Tough but fair. Helpful comments from editor as well. 2015 01/29/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 one referee suggested R&R, second reject 2013 02/06/14
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 A little slow. One reviewer gave a critical but fair and helpful review. The other didn't read the paper. 2016 12/14/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2013 10/30/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 quick, professional, helpful 2016 09/17/16
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Reviewers made thoughtful, detailed comments and the editors offered suggestions to help place the paper elsewhere. All in all, very constructive feedback. 2013 07/19/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2014 11/11/14
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 1 N/A 0 Very quick turn around, but it wasn't clear the both reviewers actually read the paper. One reviewer requested a table that already presented and discussed in the text. 2013 10/11/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Very thorough reviews but some comments were way off base or just plain incorrect. Lots of suggestions for improvement. 2013 11/11/13
Journal Of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 one reviewer recommended R & R, another rejection 2013 04/23/13
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 24 desk reject with helpful editor comments. 2015 04/01/16
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 38 minutes. 2016 07/27/16
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk reject with thoughtful comments from subfield editor. 2015 10/04/15
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 No comment 2016 01/23/16
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 3 days. Editor came up with a BS reason to do so in order to clear the deck for regime change, imo. Don't submit until new team is in place. 2014 11/11/14
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Very fast response within a few days after submission. 2016 01/21/16
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in less than a week. 2012 03/14/13
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 desk rejected within 24 hours with no comments 2016 11/23/16
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected by a clearly overwhelmed subfield editor. The comments were thoughtful but suggestions included trying a completely unrelated journal. And I doubt the manuscript was read at all. 2015 12/21/15
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 1-week response; helpful comments from editor 2016 01/19/16
Journal Of Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject after one week 2012 03/20/13
Journal Of Strategic Studies Accepted 4 N/A 2 Two positive reviews, one with detailed comments and minor changes, the other with no info. Editors friendly. 2014 01/13/15
Journal Of Strategic Studies Ref Reject 0 N/A 0 reply within 12 hrs from submission - not a good fit, editor recommended alternative journals 2013 04/30/13
Journal Of Strategic Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 1 Rejected on the basis of one, fairly unhelpful, review. 2014 09/20/14
Journal Of Strategic Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 72 hour desk reject, citing that the article was "not appropriate." Given previous experience above, seems like they publish according to pedigree. 2013 06/07/13
Journal of the History of Ideas Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 Desk reject without explanation, not even "ill fit." 2014 08/07/14
Journal of the History of Ideas Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 desk rejection after 3 months with no feedback of any kind; 2011 03/23/13
Journal Of Theoretical Politics Accepted 3 N/A 2 2015 02/04/16
Journal Of Theoretical Politics Accepted 10 N/A 2 First-round acceptance. 2013 12/16/13
Journal Of Theoretical Politics Ref Reject 18 N/A 1 Took 18 months to reject based on a single reviewer 2011 12/16/13
Journal Of Theoretical Politics Ref Reject 1 N/A 2 Reviews were of mixed quality. The process was admirably quick. 2013 02/04/14
Journal Of Theoretical Politics Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 3+ months to desk reject. 2014 02/05/16
Journal Of Women Politics & Policy Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Decision after exactly two months. Paper rejected, but we received three helpful reviews. A good experience after all. 2016 10/28/16
Journal Of Women Politics & Policy Ref Reject 1 N/A 5 Although a rejection, very helpful and constructive critiques. I got the result after 45 days. Impressive considering that the manuscript was reviewed by 5 scholars 2016 02/24/16
Journal Of Women Politics & Policy Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 2014 12/05/14
Latin American Politics And Society Ref Reject 4 N/A 5 We waited for 4 months just to learn that the journal decided to send our paper to no less than 5 reviewers! 4 reviewers recommended R&R, the other did not clearly state a position. Editor decided to reject. 2016 12/22/16
Latin American Politics And Society Ref Reject 4 N/A 5 We waited for 4 months just to learn that the journal decided to send our paper to no less than 5 reviewers! 4 reviewers recommended R&R, the other did not clearly state a position. Editor decided to reject. 2016 12/22/16
Latin American Politics And Society Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in 4 days. Good comments. 2016 02/08/16
Legislative Studies Quarterly Accepted 3 4 3 2012 05/10/13
Legislative Studies Quarterly Accepted 2 3 3 2012 03/19/13
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2013 06/19/13
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 4 Four positive reviews, though rejected for fit. 2014 07/16/14
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2012 03/20/13
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2015 04/15/16
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Fast response but mediocre reviews that faulted me for not doing things outside the purview of the paper (aka, write another paper). 2014 11/11/14
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 11 N/A 2 2013 11/17/13
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 2013 03/18/14
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Pretty quick turnaround and definitely helpful feedback. One reviewer suggested R&R; two suggested reject. Was later accepted at another journal, thanks in part to feedback I received from this journal. 2014 02/17/15
Legislative Studies Quarterly Ref Reject 12 N/A 3 2013 09/03/14
Local Government Studies Accepted 3 2 3 2013 12/05/14
Millennium-Journal Of International Studies Ref Reject 9 6 5 Poor. Yearly editor turnover = no consistency in journal demands. Publication recommended by multiple reviewers (whom the journal failed to even annonymize in one case) but rejected based on single nonsensical review. Exceptionally long review process. 2014 06/02/15
Millennium-Journal Of International Studies Ref Reject 14 10 4 Terrible experience. The review time was extremely long and it went to completely different reviewers in the second round. 2014 08/27/15
Nations And Nationalism Accepted 7 N/A 5 Thorough reviews. Tough, but very helpful. 2014 09/17/16
Nations And Nationalism Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 2015 04/13/16
Nations And Nationalism Ref Reject 10 N/A 5 Actually six reviews: 2 accept, 3 strong R&R, 1 reject. WTF? 5/6 is pretty good, and you're not the Goddamn APSR. 2015 02/25/16
New Left Review Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 6 months without any sort of reply, intern who is in charge didn't answer emails. After I pull the manuscript, editor says they are just too busy. 2015 05/14/16
New Political Economy Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 yes, two months 2014 10/21/14
New Political Science Accepted 2 1 3 Two rounds of R&R prior to acceptance. Very helpful editors and reviewers. 2013 12/20/13
New Political Science Accepted 2 1 2 Two rounds of R&R, but not back to reviewers. Very helpful editors. Paper is better for the further revisions they required. 2014 01/11/16
New Political Science Accepted 2 1 2 Good experience. Very efficient, constructive feedback from reviewers and editor. 2012 05/29/13
Pacific Review Accepted 1 N/A 2 Amazingly fast review process. The first round decision took only 1 month, and after r&r, the acceptance decision came within one week. One reviewer recommended publication and the other suggested major decision. Would definitely submit here again. 2016 03/21/17
Pacific Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Don't you love it when people who don't know basic stats comment on it? 2016 03/31/17
Parliamentary Affairs Accepted 1 1 2 Amazing turnaround time. First reviews came back in two weeks. Acceptance came one week after submitting revisions 2016 02/01/17
Party Politics Pending 9 N/A 0 Submitted in January 2015 and still waiting. One reviewer already submitted his report 6 months ago, the other one seems to be unresponsive to the editor since the first reminder (April 2015). 2015 09/29/15
Party Politics Accepted 3 2 2 OK reviews, 2 year backlog so long time to print publication 2013 10/19/15
Party Politics Accepted 2 2 2 6 weeks from submission to RR decision. Two thorough and constructive reviews; my paper really improved. Comprehensive editors It was an overall good experience.. 2015 07/01/16
Party Politics Accepted 3 N/A 2 2013 01/16/14
Party Politics Accepted 2 3 2 First turnaround was quick. Editor suggested research note. No changes requested on second review. 2015 10/28/15
Party Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Ref reject after two months. Reviews are tough but useful. 2016 03/18/16
Party Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 48h desk reject, suggested area journal 2016 03/04/16
Party Politics Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Editor desk reject, gave no reason other than fit overall not helpful. 2015 10/05/15
Perspectives On Politics Pending 0 N/A 0 2013 03/16/13
Perspectives On Politics Accepted 2 1 5 Best reviews I've ever had and excellent editor comments. Improved the article immensely. 2012 02/14/14
Perspectives On Politics Accepted 4 1 4 Great experience. Excellent but somewhat contradictory reviews, editor made very clear what he wanted done for acceptance. 2014 09/20/14
Perspectives On Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 1 R&R and two rejections. Editor wrote short and polite letter concurring with the majority. Fast and professional. 2014 04/20/15
Perspectives On Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 Long additional comments from editor that were somewhat apologetic. Strage ref comments; did not address empirical work at all, only frame of paper. Would not submit quant work there again; they don't really seem to understand it. 2013 07/03/13
Perspectives On Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2013 12/08/13
Perspectives On Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Unhelpful reviews! 2013 05/18/13
Perspectives On Politics Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Received desk reject in less than two weeks. I was not necessarily expecting publication but I thought it was a good paper and a good fit with the journal so I was somewhat surprised. My impression from editor's comments was that he was looking for reasons to reject. At least the process was efficient. Ended up getting it reviewed and published at another journal. 2011 05/29/13
Perspectives On Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 I received a response back in about a week. Editor had read the paper and gave positive feedback on article, but recommended submitting it to a more specialized. Since the response was so quick, I was able to do that without wasting much time and the piece was published elsewhere. 2014 10/21/15
Perspectives On Politics Desk Reject 1 N/A 1 Manuscript rejected after one review but overall positive suggestions from editor/reviewer. Took less than a 1 month. 2015 10/05/15
Perspectives On Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 1 Desk reject within two weeks. Editor's comments and short comments from internal reviewer, both helpful. Best reject experience I've ever had. 2014 09/30/14
Perspectives On Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2016 05/03/16
Policy And Politics Accepted 3 1 4 This is for Politics & Policy - journal name wrong in pull down menu. Excellent editor. Fast turn around. A+ would submit again. 2014 10/19/14
Policy Studies Journal Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One RR, one reject. Editor rejected. All in all efficient process and useful reviews. 2013 07/20/13
Policy Studies Journal Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk reject from the editor; quick turnaround - got my reject in a matter of less than 3 weeks. 2013 05/12/13
Political Behavior Pending 2 N/A 3 R&R after 2.5 months (old crew). Helpful and straightforward reviews. 2014 01/02/15
Political Behavior Accepted 5 3 3 Good reviews and straightforward RnR. It just took FOREVER. New ed. teaming though. 2014 12/20/14
Political Behavior Accepted 3 3 2 Editorial team was quick with clear communication. 2016 10/10/16
Political Behavior Accepted 2 8 3 2011 03/29/13
Political Behavior Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 2014 05/13/15
Political Behavior Ref Reject 4 N/A 0 1 reject, 1 R&R, 1 accept = rejection 2013 10/01/13
Political Behavior Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2013 07/19/13
Political Behavior Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Positive and helpful ref. reports. Frustrating result, but overall, worth the submission and wait. 2013 12/27/13
Political Behavior Ref Reject 1 N/A 1 Very quick response, was rejected because it was too narrow for the journal. Four sentence review. 2013 04/07/15
Political Behavior Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2014 06/15/14
Political Behavior Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One report was detailed, helpful, positive. The other was more critical, but still made lots of helpful suggestions. 2012 09/17/13
Political Communication Accepted 3 3 3 Fast turnaround times, very responsive, good reviewer comments. 2014 01/16/15
Political Communication Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2016 11/02/16
Political Communication Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One very positive review, one terrible review done by an absolute jerk who misunderstood what we were trying to do. Such is the draw sometimes. 2014 01/20/15
Political Communication Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Three tough reviews that weren't that helpful. At least it was quick. 2016 09/09/16
Political Communication Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One helpful review, one review that misstated the main result of the paper and asked for more literature review 2016 09/11/16
Political Geography Accepted 4 2 3 2013 06/05/14
Political Psychology Pending 2 N/A 0 Two positive reviews - editor chose to give it back to us instead of waiting for third review. Editor comments were particularly helpful in the R & R process. 2014 08/10/14
Political Psychology Accepted 4 2 3 Mainly helpful reviews 2014 10/04/15
Political Psychology Accepted 6 5 3 Not impressed with the time it took. Reviews were thorough, but does it really need to take that long? Others have confirmed similar wait times. 2015 03/11/16
Political Psychology Accepted 4 2 4 Long process where some reviewers dropped out and others were added, which made R&R process longer and more difficult to navigate than usual. 2012 02/07/14
Political Psychology Accepted 3 2 3 2016 04/21/17
Political Psychology Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 All three reviews mostly helpful. 2013 01/10/14
Political Psychology Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2 reviewers, one accept one reject = reject without consulting a third reviewer 2013 06/15/14
Political Psychology Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2014 09/04/14
Political Psychology Ref Reject 6 5 3 Reviewers supported publication, editor demanded long list of revisions and finally denied publication based on a new review. Dreadfully slow and unresponsive process. Wouldn't submit there again under current regime. 2016 02/02/17
Political Psychology Ref Reject 0 N/A 2 Requested three review, but only had two. Helpful reviews 2013 07/17/13
Political Psychology Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Quick turnout with harsh but fair reviews 2016 04/11/16
Political Psychology Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 Three negative but very constructive reviews. Pleasantly surprised by the level of feedback. 2014 08/10/14
Political Psychology Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Quick turnaround under the new team. Three constructive referee reports. 2015 10/15/15
Political Psychology Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 2015 10/05/15
Political Psychology Desk Reject 6 N/A 2 One recommended R/R, one Reject, 3rd reviewer kept delaying so editor rejected. 1 good set of comments, other looked like the comment section on a youtube video. Very unprofessional management. Time to first contact unacceptable. 2015 11/30/15
Political Research Quarterly Pending 3 3 3 Decent but not especially helpful reviews. Editor gave R&R. 2014 07/16/14
Political Research Quarterly Accepted 3 3 3 Helpful reviews, smooth process. 2016 09/07/16
Political Research Quarterly Accepted 5 1 2 They took one week to accept after my R&R resubmission 2012 03/20/13
Political Research Quarterly Accepted 2 1 3 2016 02/07/17
Political Research Quarterly Accepted 2 3 3 2014 10/04/14
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2016 05/05/16
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 6 N/A 4 2012 05/21/13
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2012 03/18/13
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2012 03/12/13
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Generally unhelpful feedback. 2016 05/18/16
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 One positive, one negative. Reviews were both professional. 2012 08/15/14
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2013 04/29/13
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Two reviewers were mildly positive, and only somewhat helpful. Third reviewer clearly stopped reading after page 5. 2015 01/11/16
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 Two very positive and one extremely negative review resulted in rejection 2011 07/19/13
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2011 03/12/13
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2014 01/16/15
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 One (very) positive, one negative. Editors rejected because the contribution wasn't strong enough. 2014 12/02/14
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Two referees claimed I didn't do something I did. The other said that any paper using my method was an automatic reject in his/her book and also included some ad hominem attacks. I used to publish in PRQ with some frequency before the Oklahoma State team, and now I just get desk rejects and/or mean-spirited reviewers who accuse me of not doing things I specifically mention in the text. Sigh. 2014 04/23/15
Political Research Quarterly Ref Reject 2 2 3 BEWA 2016 03/30/17
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Clear that the editors wanted to find an excuse to reject the manuscript early 2014 05/19/15
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 1 week 2014 09/03/14
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected for narrowness in two days. 2014 07/16/14
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2016 03/09/16
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Editors did not think topic was broad enough. Also, apparently did not understand research design. 2014 09/11/14
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject for lack of importance 2014 09/04/14
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 PRQ is a general-purpose journal so my manuscript is not a fit, says the editor. 2016 03/18/17
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 V. quick desk reject w/ minimal explanation. Paper was then sent to another journal w/ higher impact factor and was accepted after minor revisions. 2012 09/12/14
Political Research Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in less than a week 2013 11/20/13
Political Science Quarterly Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk reject because it's not POMO enough 2014 09/30/14
Political Studies Accepted 4 1 3 Very smooth, competent reviews, good overall experience 2012 05/16/13
Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2014 01/08/16
Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Rejected. One reviewer provided careful detailed and useful comments, another small comments (but echoed a point of long review) and another an ok report. Good experience! 2014 01/06/15
Political Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 None of the reviews hated the paper, but none loved it either, so they could reasonably have generated a R&R, but maybe the journal is receiving more submissions these days and needs to get tougher. 2 of the 3 reviews were thoughtful and useful, the other 1 not so much. 2016 10/06/16
Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 fair reviews 2014 11/10/14
Political Studies Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Very unpleasant experience. Poor reviewer feedback--and borderline rude comments from the editors. Why not just desk reject? I could have lived with that rather than losing so much time waiting only for useless comments. Will not submit there anytime soon again. 2014 04/22/15
Political Studies Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Super fast; all three reviews were helpful 2013 06/24/13
Political Studies Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 We had to wait six months to hear that the manuscript was rejected. Referee comments were fair and useful, but rather suggested R&R. Severe decision of the editors. 2015 01/07/16
Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Very fast response: slightly over two months and four reviews, two of them very detailed and substantive. Also a split decision: two advocating acceptance and two rejection. That led to rejection, of course, but at least useful and timely comments. 2014 12/08/14
Political Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Quick review process, helpful comments 2014 03/04/17
Political Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Took three weeks to desk reject 2014 06/17/15
Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2016 04/25/16
Political Studies Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 Two months for a desk reject: we like the paper, but no fit. Seems a little long. No comments whatsoever 2013 04/04/13
Political Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject after only one week. 2014 07/10/15
Political Studies Review Pending 3 N/A 2 Reasonably quick R&R with interesting reviews, 2016 01/26/17
Political Studies Review Accepted 4 N/A 2 2014 07/30/14
Political Theory Accepted 4 1 2 Clear, helpful reviews; great experience. 2015 04/27/16
Political Theory Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 New editorial team (Univ. Virginia). Generally good (occasionally biased) reviewer comments. 2016 12/28/16
Political Theory Ref Reject 7 N/A 1 2013 10/16/15
Political Theory Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 desk rejection after 3 mos. w/2 sets of internal reviews; old PT regime, obviously 2011 03/16/13
Politics Accepted 2 3 3 2014 12/05/14
Politics Accepted 2 1 2 Efficient review 2013 01/18/14
Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Tough but helpful reviews 2013 08/29/13
Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject after two weeks. Article too case-specific for a generalist journal. Fair enough. 2016 09/02/16
Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 2013 06/19/13
Politics & Gender Accepted 3 1 3 The editor was great, and the review process was efficient and helpful. 2012 03/27/13
Politics & Gender Ref Reject 8 4 5 Submitted first round, got it sent out for review. Major revisions suggested after 8 months. Resubmitted with all but one of the recommended changes made. Told that if last change wasn't made, then rejection. Then made the last change. Sent out for review, and another 5 months of waiting. Same reviewer now suggests complete overhaul of project, with different research question. Invited to write new project. Said no. 2013 11/11/14
Politics & Gender Ref Reject 6 N/A 1 We had to wait six months to receive only one (rather poor) review. 2016 08/09/16
Politics & Gender Ref Reject 6 N/A 2 Not a great experience. 2015 11/12/15
Politics & Gender Ref Reject 5 N/A 0 Reject through system email, no ground given, not even a single review sent with the email on online to be found! editor does not respond to emails (several sent). 2016 11/20/16
Politics & Gender Ref Reject 4 N/A 1 Editor was apologetic, indicated issues finding reviewers and that multiple reviewers committed to reviewing MS only to back out later. Good feedback from the one reviewer I had and invitation to submit to the journal again in the future. 2012 03/27/13
Politics & Society Ref Reject 2 N/A 1 2013 03/20/13
Politics & Society Ref Reject 2 N/A 1 Editorial board reject (they don't do referees) in six weeks. Thorough comments. 2016 04/01/16
Politics & Society Ref Reject 1 N/A 1 Great and encouraging comments from the Editorial Board. Plan to resubmit! 2016 02/09/16
Politics & Society Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 The editorial board gave very few very short reasons for their decision... and the reasons they gave would not past muster with most journal editors. It appears that most of the quality this journal ends up with is a result of personal networks or luck, not a result of the editorial board's good judgment. In future, I will avoid this journal. 2014 11/01/14
Politics & Society Desk Reject 4 N/A 0 Took 4 months for a desk reject. WTF? 2013 08/01/14
Politics & Society Desk Reject 4 N/A 0 Bizarre experience. Editors did not think paper was good enough to be sent for review, asked for certain changes. After making those changes and resubmitting, I did not hear for four months. I then contacted them and was told the paper had been desk rejected three and a half months prior, but no one told me. 2014 05/20/15
Politics & Society Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 fast (40 days), and professional, short but helpful editorial board review/comments 2013 12/08/13
Politics and Religion Accepted 4 5 2 Bit slow, but overall positive experience. Editors very clear and helpful on what was needed to turn the R/R into acceptance. One reviewer's comments helpful, other not so much. 2015 01/20/16
Politics and Religion Accepted 5 1 0 Editor was great to work with and very helpful in giving guidance for revisions. Journal also was very responsive in processing paperwork after the article was accepted. Unbelievably short time ( 2014 08/12/15
Politics and Religion Accepted 3 3 3 2015 01/04/16
Politics and Religion Accepted 2 3 2 Great experience. Timely reviews with thoughtful comment. 2012 01/14/14
Politics Groups and Identities Pending 4 N/A 3 R&R'ed with a good mix of reviewers. 2013 12/10/13
Politics Groups and Identities Accepted 3 3 3 MS had two rounds of R&R, with new reviewer added after first R&R. Accepted outright after second round. 2013 05/14/14
Politics Groups and Identities Accepted 3 1 3 Very smooth process. The R&R was accepted with no further changes. 2014 08/13/14
Politics Groups and Identities Accepted 3 4 2 Two rounds of R & Rs, took a long time (4 months) to accept after second round 2013 05/19/14
Politics Groups and Identities Accepted 4 3 3 Positive experience with the journal. The first round of comments were helpful, and the R&R was accepted without a request for further changes. 2014 10/21/15
Politische Vierteljahresschrift Ref Reject 5 3 2 Rather cumbersome process with all contact via e-mail. Reviews were largely correct, and we especially met the most fundamental comments. Paper was nevertheless rejected after an 8-month process. 2015 04/12/16
Polity Accepted 2 1 3 Very good experience. One reviewer very positive, rec. acceptance; another reviewer rec. r&r; third said reject b/c piece was qualitative. Editor was very helpful, and reviewers - even one who suggested rejection - provided constructive criticism. 2015 02/24/16
Polity Accepted 3 1 4 (Actually six weeks before they got back to me after I resubmitted). 2015 03/02/16
Polity Accepted 3 2 3 Two strong R&Rs, one weak R&R, all with valuable feedback that improved the paper. Editor made clear what his priorities were with respect to revisions. Great experience. 2014 04/21/15
Polity Accepted 3 3 3 Very helpful comments from the editor and reviewer 2011 10/01/13
Polity Ref Reject 4 N/A 0 2014 06/10/14
Polity Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Split reviews 2011 05/29/13
Polity Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 no electronic submission. 2014 11/10/14
Polity Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk rejected as too specific of a topic. 2012 03/29/13
Post-Soviet Affairs Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Editor stated paper would not 'interest area studies specialists.' 2013 12/24/13
Ps-Political Science & Politics Pending 0 N/A 0 submitted in May and followed up with a correspondence in September with no response or acknowledgement of email. 2013 10/11/13
Ps-Political Science & Politics Accepted 8 N/A 1 Eight months to review despite several e-mail inquiries. Apparently it took 2 months even to send it out for review. Editor contact after submission was much better than during review process. 2012 09/21/13
Ps-Political Science & Politics Ref Reject 8 N/A 0 Only one review after 8 months. The reviewer didn't even read the paper. 2012 03/25/13
Public Opinion Quarterly Accepted 2 2 3 Two helpful reviews, one that didn't fully understand the project or the analysis and recommended rejection. Still, the editor sided with the other two reviews, extended an R&R, and ultimately accepted. Overall, efficient process and positive experience. 2015 09/10/15
Public Opinion Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Two of three referee reports were really helpful. Very honest, critical reviews. 2013 12/27/13
Public Opinion Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Useful Comments 2014 11/24/14
Public Opinion Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 One moderately helpful review, one unhelpful but encouraging review, and one reviewer that was spiteful, mean, and clearly did not read the piece carefully. Mixed feelings about this experience. 2016 05/08/16
Public Opinion Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Very polite and constructive reports. All three referees liked the paper but thought it would be to specific for POQ. Very good experience. 2014 04/15/15
Publius-The Journal Of Federalism Accepted 2 N/A 3 Little more than 2 months both rounds. 2011 03/17/13
Publius-The Journal Of Federalism Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected in less than a week with efficient and helpful comments. 2015 12/21/15
Quarterly Journal Of Political Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Fast, DR after ~one week. Scope was too narrow, editors gave helpful suggestions as to alternative journals. 2016 11/15/16
Review Of International Organizations Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Year Submitted to Journal: 2015 2014 05/24/15
Review Of International Political Economy Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Thoughtful comments from the editors in addition to two thorough reviews. 2016 11/24/16
Review Of International Studies Accepted 5 1 3 2014 08/30/15
Review Of International Studies Accepted 0 N/A 3 Two months to r&r. Two months to conditional acceptance. Less than 24 hours to acceptance. Three and a half months to online publication. Thumbs up to the LSE editorial team as well as the author he-he. 2014 02/06/15
Review Of International Studies Ref Reject 5 6 3 bad experience - 6 months to respond to an R&R, only to reject based on one review. overall a huge waste of time 2015 07/29/16
Review Of International Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 2009 06/07/13
Review Of International Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Weird experience. Told to reformat paper to adhere to journal style for it to get sent for review. Then gets desk rejected after a month. 2014 09/20/14
Review Of International Studies Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Desk rejected without any explanation in 3 weeks. Slow and unprofessional. 2016 12/22/16
Review of Politics Accepted 3 1 3 excellent feedback from internal and external reviewers; editor provided clear direction regarding revisions 2013 01/24/14
Review of Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 5 The journal was quick in responding, which I appreciated. 2 reviews were favorable, 3 were not. If requested, an R&R would have been tough with 5 reviewers to respond to. 2014 10/06/15
Review of Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 4 2014 09/06/14
Review of Politics Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Journal has an odd method of doing internal review (2) before sending out for review. The article was desk rejected, but received constructive criticism. 2013 05/30/13
Revista De Ciencia Politica Accepted 10 2 2 Constructive criticism from the referees, but the editorial board took too much time in processing the first manuscript. The final version was published a year after the acceptance. 2013 02/25/16
Security Studies Accepted 8 1 2 One reviewer very positive offered only minor suggestions. The other reviewer was positive and gave plenty of useful suggestions. Editors were very flexible and willing to help 2013 05/11/14
Security Studies Ref Reject 4 7 2 Horrible experience. 2 reviewers ACCEPTED the article with revisions, asked for very few revisions and praised the manuscript. Did the revisions, sent it back, only to have them forget that they had already reviewed the article before and reject it. 2015 03/31/17
Security Studies Ref Reject 6 N/A 2 One reviewer recommended R&R, another it was hard to tell what he/she wanted. Ed. rejected. Six months is a long time just to get that result. 2014 05/15/15
Security Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Two reviews, one very helpful, the other not so much. 2013 04/30/14
Security Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One reviewer recommended R/R. The other had an axe to grind, and gave very little useful feedback. Submitted 2015. 2014 07/16/15
Security Studies Ref Reject 9 N/A 2 Obnoxious reviewers who clearly did not read the paper closely. Guess 9 months was not enough time. 2011 06/07/13
Security Studies Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One reviewer did not read the paper and wrote a review of a few sentences. The other review was good and fair. 2013 04/28/14
Security Studies Ref Reject 6 N/A 2 Shockingly long wait time and utterly useless reviews. The editor's note was very nice and lengthier than either review. Would never submit to them again. 2013 09/03/13
Security Studies Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Very thorough referee reports, good basis for reworking 2013 06/25/13
Security Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Fast "no" because not interested in topic. 2013 03/16/14
Security Studies Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 3 days before desk rejection. Thoughtful comments from the editor. 2016 05/09/16
Social Science Journal Accepted 5 5 2 Good experience. Timely and helpful reviews, good editor comments. 2012 09/20/14
State Politics & Policy Quarterly Accepted 3 2 3 2012 06/28/13
State Politics & Policy Quarterly Accepted 2 2 3 Well managed. 2014 02/07/15
State Politics & Policy Quarterly Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 2 refs suggested R&R; third ref ripped paper--rejected. Comments generally helpful and on target. 2013 04/28/14
State Politics & Policy Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2012 06/21/13
Studies In American Political Development Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 Received two reviews, one suggested accept and the other reject. Helpful reviews, but a bit slow. 2015 08/09/16
Studies In American Political Development Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 Long desk reject, but editor gave wonderful comments for improvement gleaned from editorial committee meeting. A really first rate journal. 2013 06/20/13
Studies In Comparative International Development Pending 4 N/A 0 2013 06/11/13
Studies In Comparative International Development Accepted 13 3 2 Very long time until getting the first response. Useful and fair comments. 2013 06/08/15
Studies In Comparative International Development Accepted 11 4 2 Editor irresponsible, delays without apology, and makes condescending comments; first review took 11 months; only bright side is they finally accepted 2014 04/03/16
Studies In Comparative International Development Ref Reject 10 4 2 2012 04/15/13
Studies In Comparative International Development Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 Desk reject after 3 months. 2014 08/22/14
Studies In Comparative International Development Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 Helpful comments from editor 2013 11/11/14
Swiss Political Science Review Desk Reject 3 N/A 0 Desk reject after 3 2013 06/08/13
Terrorism And Political Violence Accepted 4 2 3 Positive experience; two out of three reviewers were constructive; third reviewer had reservations “I would write it differently”; editor was very professional. 2015 06/18/16
Terrorism And Political Violence Accepted 2 2 2 Two solid reviews, one read it more carefully than the other; editors pushed it through for a quick process. Will definitely submit again. 2015 09/24/16
Terrorism And Political Violence Accepted 2 1 2 Very quick. Receptive editor. 2013 01/11/14
Terrorism And Political Violence Accepted 1 1 2 2012 08/09/13
Terrorism And Political Violence Ref Reject 10 N/A 0 Horrible experience. We submitted thinking it'd be a fast response.8+ months still awaiting reviewer selection.After two emails and a call to the editor (no response either way), article finally showed as under review. 2 months later, rejection, no reviews. I guess it's a desk reject then due to failure to find reviewers perhaps. Such a disgrace. 2012 05/28/13
Third World Quarterly Accepted 2 1 2 fast and quite helpful reviews! 2014 11/04/15
Third World Quarterly Accepted 4 1 2 2015 04/11/17
Third World Quarterly Accepted 5 1 2 Took them a while to assign referees but then constructive reviews within a month, accepted within another month. 2015 02/11/16
Third World Quarterly Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Answer was given in a week. Reason was not explained. 2016 02/18/17
Urban Affairs Review Ref Reject 5 N/A 4 I had to wait a while to get their response. Basically all reviewers concurred on rejection. However all four reports were competent and very helpful. They all read the MS quite thoroughly. Cannot complain at all. Would definitely submit there again with a stronger MS. 2013 01/06/14
West European Politics Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 2016 03/09/16
World Development Accepted 3 2 2 good reviews, very quick process 2014 10/06/14
World Development Accepted 7 4 4 2010 07/17/13
World Development Ref Reject 7 N/A 3 Comments helpful, but process slow 2013 08/04/15
World Development Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Fast desk reject 2014 12/02/14
World Development Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk-rejected in 10 days 2013 06/07/13
World Development Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject in 1 week. 2013 06/07/13
World Politics Pending 3 N/A 3 2012 03/15/13
World Politics Accepted 3 2 4 2012 03/26/13
World Politics Accepted 4 3 3 Great reviews, quick turnaround after R&R 2013 09/12/14
World Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 First reviewer quite positive. Second reviewer negative citing minor methodological representation issues and failure to cite stuff that came out around/after article was sent for review. 2016 10/03/16
World Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2012 03/27/13
World Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 One R&R, one reject. Reviewers had quants understanding of 6th graders. Editorial board took 7 weeks to convey decision after reviews were in. Won't be submitting again anytime soon. 2015 08/21/15
World Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 2014 12/12/14
World Politics Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Efficient, fair review 2015 04/21/16
World Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Very fair reviews, helpful 2013 01/11/14
World Politics Ref Reject 10 N/A 3 super slow review, 2 positive reviews, one short negative review 2012 03/18/13
World Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Both negative reviews. The first reviewer was quite constructive and suggested to submit the manuscript to field journals. The second reviewer criticized for not having cited certain articles (probably his own). Overall some usefull comments, but long waiting time. 2015 01/31/16
World Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 One review was useless, one was okay. Certainly not worth the wait. Bad idea to submit here while on TT. 2016 10/03/16
World Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Two referees recommended R&R. One referee recommended reject. 2010 03/14/13
World Politics Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 Terribly managed. Avoid. One excellent review, another shockingly bad, clear they didn't read it. Will avoid citing anything from this journal and submitting to it in the future. 2016 08/18/16
World Politics Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Both negative reviews. One quite useful review, one more scattered (and more negative) one. 2015 01/19/16
World Politics Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 Terrible reviewers. Easily the worst administratively managed journal out there. I've submitted twice now and had terrible experiences both times. My colleagues have some serious horror stories. Avoid, if you can. 2014 08/20/15
World Politics Desk Reject 6 N/A 0 Desk reject after 6 months. They can go to hell. 2014 12/11/14
World Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 12 days before desk reject. too narrow 2016 05/19/16
World Politics Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject in a little over a week. 2015 10/28/15