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Publishing times

Average publication times from receipt for all Royal Society journals.

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 28 days 103 days 29 days
Proceedings B 17 days 90 days 28 days
Biology Letters 24 days 97 days 32 days
Interface 26 days 124 days 26 days
Proceedings A 52 days 136 days 35 days
Royal Society Open Science 13 days 135 days 29 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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