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Publishing times

Average publication times from receipt for all Royal Society journals.

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Our journals achieve fast publication times without compromising stringent peer review (median times).

Journal Receipt to first decision Receipt to online publication Final decision to online publication
Open Biology 37 days 146 days 31 days
Proceedings B 13 days 92 days 24 days
Biology Letters 23 days 102 days 35 days
Interface   9 days 130 days 28 days
Proceedings A 36 days 143 days 33 days
Royal Society Open Science   9 days 155 days 30 days

Notes

The average receipt to first decision time includes papers decided (a) on the basis of assessment by the Editorial Board and editors and (b) on the basis of assessment by the Editorial Board and editors in combination with external refereeing.

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