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.
Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
2 months ago
I just submitted a paper here, I had to resubmit 5 times for queries that started at 10 items and slowly crunched down after very many revisions, very small things like the number of authors listed after the references had to be precisely 6. Very disappointing! Hoping it at least makes it to peer review.
Critical Care Medicine
Overall I published one paper here, the overall process was fine but the submission requirements were a little too stringent, a lot of reformatting to just have the paper looked at by the editor.
Internal and Emergency Medicine
Great process, from submission to publication. The editors were responsive to queries quite rapidly and the proofs were quick.
Annals of Internal Medicine
Overall good process. The quickest peer review process I’ve been involved in and they also do not require a lot of formatting.
Canadian Medical Association Journal
My experience is mixed. Recently published a paper here that was actually initially desk rejected for an insane reason but after appeal, it was accepted. I do find overall the editors are a little to heavy in their comments.
European Respiratory Review
Very good process, reasonable review time, responsive to queries. A little slow to publication but overall good process.
Very slow review process. 78 days in review, only one peer reviewer. Really seemed like a big waste of time. The topic was not niche either, so I’m not sure why it took so long.