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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 97 days 27 days
Proceedings B 18 days 86 days 24 days
Biology Letters 23 days 99 days 29 days
Interface 23 days 115 days 26 days
Proceedings A 52 days 151 days 33 days
Royal Society Open Science 17 days 137 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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