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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 45 days 112 days 31 days
Proceedings B 15 days 82 days 26 days
Biology Letters 20 days 106 days 29 days
Interface 25 days 118 days 24 days
Proceedings A 39 days 143 days 30 days
Royal Society Open Science 33 days 160 days 27 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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