Two weeks for R&R. Pretty sure the editor didn't even read the paper. Horrible experience. Rejected within a few hours - unclear that associate editor had read the paper carefully, rather than just the limited 100 word abstract, since comments repeated points made within the paper. The ME provided helpful comments on top of the two reviewers'. Smooth experience, although a bit slow in getting to the paper (quick when they actually did). Initial review was slow but there was an editor change that may have contributed to this. Also, reviewers are non-economists, providing some real WTF comments. Another 2+ month desk reject. Conley is a very nice Editor. Very pleasant experience. moderately helpful but whole process took too long. When do I give up? The Editor mentioned that the paper is outside the scope of the Journal. At least the process was fast. Desk rejection by QJE does not convey the quality of the paper. Very efficient process. JEDC is well run. Timely, informed, and critical. Absolutely pathetic. After this thrid email, the paper moves up and it takes 11 weeks to get referee rejection (quality fo the two reports: poor, they wont improve my paper). Fast desk reject. Long wait but not a bad experience overall, referee comments were useful. Other two reports are fine, although one other also did not read a section, s/he says. Oh well, on to the next journal. Desk Reject took 4 months. One associate editor recommended rejection and no other comments/suggestions, but one referee provided very useful comments and s/he seems to be positive about the paper. Katz needed less time to skim the paper and offer a few good comments than I needed to write a one-sentence cover letter. At least was fast at just over two months. Excellent reports. Applied Economics (1969 - current) Incorporates. Editor not helpful at all. Very slow in responding inquiries. Perhaps we can call JABO an experimental journal now. Editor wrote report himself. There are some great papers in the journal; I would think it would get a higher impact factor. Very quick and extremely professional. A lot to revise, but editor gave only 2 months. Pleasant first publication experience. 1 reviewer R&R, two reject. said it was a matter of fit. One is OK, other one is exteremly negative. Awesome experience. Desk reject in 1 week. "Although interesting and competently executed, your study does not contain a sufficient theoretical or empirical innovation that would meet the very high standards of the EER." Resubmitted after 3+ months of work, but replies to referees went lost and paper got rejected. Got rejection after 4 months. Generic desk reject within 2 weeks. Editor was very nice, one of the referees completely misunderstood my paper and barely commented on it. One referee was OK with almost no comments. Good experience. The editor failed to find reviewers and decided to reject it after 10 weeks with no good reason, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He wanted to give the paper a careful read and this was not possible immediately. Showed as "awaiting editor assignment" for three months, then a desk reject. One positive one negative. Lazy report. The other did not understand the basic identification strategy in the paper. Rejection reason: not general interest enough. Two reports are suggestive but the other one was a low-quality. Waste of time. Only one referee report in 11 months? The referee told us to delete the literature review. Pretty helpful reports. In the first three, the referees took 3 months and tehn 9 months to take care of comments. Very good experience. One positive (R&R) and other two had valid concerns I could have clarified better ex-ante. Reports are thoughtful and useful for revisions. Found out it was rejected only by contacting them. Transfer from another Elsevier journal - additional round of R&R but easily satisfied and made the paper better. After R&R, the referee required one more round of revision. editing team is real class act. Good report. He made the most stupid argument to reject the paper. A lot of small nit-picky criticism and some factually wrong statements about paper. Surprisingly quick decision with helpful referee reports. Referee said there is a mistake in the proof. Stay away! Paper is about a politically charged issue, so I would like to think that more than one reviewer should be asked to submit a report. 10 lines... not even sure they read the paper. complete waste of time, theory; 2 decent referee reports and 1 suggestive letter from an editor, Very nice editor's letter. Editor should have told him to take a hike much earlier, especially when other refs suggested accept. Comments are mostly useful but the AE's decision is just too tilted to a negative decision, which is SURPRISING. 3 reports in 28 days. All of them are much speedier and you will actually get helpful comments that will improve your paper. Apparently the assigned coeditor left and paper got stuck. Six weeks for response. Editor was US-based and said that she likes the idea though! Overall great experience. Very good clarification and additional comments from Associate Editor. The second editor rejected it. Awesome experience. Result not general enough for ECMA. Not cool, 6 pages report trying to find reasons to reject, another report was copy paste from 3 previous submissions stating I dont belive your assumptions. Two weeks to desk reject. One good referee, one ok, one terrible. desk reject - generic letter from editor who did not like the topic. Very slow. 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