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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.

Journal Receipt to first decision Receipt to online publication Final decision to online publication
Open Biology 26 days 124 days 25 days
Proceedings B 28 days 99 days 24 days
Biology Letters 27 days 96 days 25 days
Interface 30 days 113 days 31 days
Proceedings A 72 days 165 days 31 days
Royal Society Open Science 63 days 156 days 34 days

Notes

For Interface, the average receipt to first decision time includes papers decided on the basis of assessment by the Editors in combination with external refereeing.

For all other journals, 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.