Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Editorial Speed

YearSubmission to First Decision (weeks)Submission to Final Decision (weeks)
201916.522.1
20186.6
20178.3
20166.3
201512.3

Editorial Speed

Speed of publication is a very important metric for authors to determine the attractiveness of a journal for submitting their article, especially in fast-moving areas of research. The Editorial Speed metrics for a journal represent the speed of the editorial review process, including rejected articles. Two key time periods are considered:

  • From submission until the first decision made for an article
  • From submission until the final decision (either accept or reject)

The Editorial Speed metrics for a particular year consider all articles that were submitted to the journal in that year regardless of whether the first/final decision on those articles may have been made in the following year. For example, the 2018 Editorial Speed metrics for a journal measure the speed of the editorial process for all articles submitted to the journal in 2018 regardless of when the first/final decision was made. Note that articles which are withdrawn are not included in this data.