Multiple simultaneous submissions to journals

Tue Dec 21 13:45:37 EST 1993

In article <1993Dec20.204932.27287 at>, jm68 at
(James R. Mensch Jr.) says:
>   While I sympathize with your desire for quick feedback on submitted
>articles, does (would) not multiple simultaneous submission result in
>greater editorial/reviewer load, and thus increase the eventual lag?
>I am assuming that others will choose as their "secondary..." journal your
>(or anyones) "primary" journal.  The ultimate solution to the problem
>would seem to lie in improving the efficiency of the review process.

    Precisely! The more inefficient the reviewing process, the more people
    will tend to submit to multiple journals simultaneously,  and the more the
    editorial/reviewer load, and so the more inefficient the reviewing process
    becomes. But this is the way the process is going. In my experience review-
    ing times are taking longer and longer. If we are to break the cycle
    editors must strive to get reviewers to respond promptly and here, on
    the Internet, we must advise each other of those journals which are not
    giving prompt reviews.(One cannot always judge this by the dates onwhich
    journals SAY they received a paper. Some journals will redate a paper at
    the least excuse.)
                       Sincerely,  Don Forsdyke
                                   Discussion Leader. Bionet.Journals.Note

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