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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 33 days 111 days 26 days
Proceedings B 34 days 104 days 24 days
Biology Letters 25 days 93 days 24 days
Interface 30 days 84 days 26 days
Proceedings A 53 days 144 days 29 days
Royal Society Open Science 50 days 125 days 29 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.