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Internal and Emergency Medicine

    mike

    8 days ago

Very fast peer review. And also quite reasonable. I want to give them 5 stars, but there was so many annoying pre-submission requirements and edits I’m giving it 4 stars

Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism

Great journal to submit to. Minimal formatting required prior to submission. Quick turn around time for initial decision.

Journal of Hospital Medicine

One of the best journals to submit to. They don’t waste your time with pre submission non-sense. Very fast to reject. And relatively fast to get peer-reviews

Canadian Journal of Diabetes

Very very slow from submission to peer review (4mo+) but fortunately very free pre submission requests or edits

BMC Medicine

Great process, easy overall, and quite quick for a BMJ journal.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Overall good experience, a little picky post acceptance with formatting to get it through (went from minor revisions to major revisions just to get formatting or word count to standard). Would submit again.

Annals of Epidemiology

Just published a paper there, from the start to the end, very easy process. No major formatting issues, very quick turnaround. Would definitely repeat.

International Journal of Epidemiology

I will definitely be submitting to IJE again. Probably the best experience I've ever had with a journal. little formatting requirements, very quick review process, and a painless post-acceptance process.

Addiction

Extremely slow! Despite only very minor revisions required after initial submission, it took more than 8 months for the paper to be accepted. A strict requirement to ''archive'' all webpages for all references used. After acceptance, the EIC reviews the abstract and heavily adapts it. The impact factor is relatively good and a the manuscript has to be reviewed by a biostatistician as a third reviewer.

Canadian Journal of Diabetes

I have had 2 very good experiences with CJD. Very quick review process, limited formatting requests, very knowledgeable reviewers. For both papers, I can actually say the review process highly improved the papers. However, the impact factor has dropped a bit in 2022.