Journal Title
PeerJ

PEERJ

ISSN / eISSN
2167-8359
Aims and Scope
PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in the biological and medical sciences. At PeerJ, authors take out a lifetime publication plan (for as little as $99) which allows them to publish articles in the journal for free, forever. PeerJ has 5 Nobel Prize Winners on the Board; they have won several industry and media awards; and they are widely recognized as being one of the most interesting recent developments in academic publishing.
Subject Area

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES

CiteScore
5.10 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - General Agricultural and Biological Sciences Q1 #36/213
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Q2 #67/212
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - General Neuroscience Q2 #54/110
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES - SCIE Q2
H-index
45
Country/Area of Publication
ENGLAND
Publisher
PeerJ Inc.
Annual Article Volume
1864
Open Access
YES
Contact
341-345 OLD ST, THIRD FLR, LONDON, ENGLAND, EC1V 9LL
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
After submitting, I received the first round of revisions 1.5 months later. There were four reviewers, one of whom suggested minor changes to the images, while the other three provided more professional and sharp comments. The editor was highly competent and responsible. Based on the reviewers' feedback, the editor summarized the revisions for me, advising against adding any more experiments. I made modifications according to their suggestions throughout the entire paper and sincerely thanked the editor and reviewers. After 10 days, I resubmitted the revised document.

After 20 days, I received the second round of revisions. Two reviewers agreed to publish the paper, but the other two insisted on the need for additional experiments. As it was close to the holidays, I urgently arranged for animal experiments. It took me an additional month to revise the manuscript.

Half a month after the minor revisions, I was notified of acceptance. It took another month to review the publication format and pay the publication fee. One month later, the paper was finally published.

The submission to publication process took 5 months. Personally, I think the editor of this journal is very nice and professional. However, there were relatively many reviewers, and their opinions were somewhat mystical. Hahaha.
2021-05-12
2020.12.22 Submission
2021.2.6 Major revisions
2021.2.30 Resubmission after major revisions
2021.3.10 Returned for modifications
2021.3.25 Submission
2021.4.16 Major revisions
2021.4.29 Submission
2021.5.6 Accepted

Overall, the process was quite fast. This is my first SCI paper, and I was previously rejected by two journals, which greatly affected my confidence. There were three reviewers, and I had to make major revisions three times. I thought it would be rejected the last time, so I anxiously waited, but finally it was accepted, coinciding with my graduation. The submission system of this journal is slightly complicated, and the formatting requirements for the paper are very strict. Personally, I feel that the editor is nice, professional, and rigorous. With the help of the reviewers' comments, the quality of the paper has greatly improved. Thank you! I wish everyone success in their submissions!
2021-07-30

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