Journal Submission Wiki

Journal Result First Response Avg time between R&R No. Referee Reports Notes Year Submitted Added
Acta Sociologica Accepted 2 1 4 Overall, a very good experience. Reviewer comments improved the paper. Would submit there again. 2015 11/21
American Journal Of Sociology Pending 7 6 3 High quality reviews and communicative staff. Just takes a long time. 2012 09/24
American Journal Of Sociology Pending 7 N/A 3 R&R with insightful, detailed, difficult-but-doable reviews. 2013 10/29
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Quick decision. Three thoughtful reviews. 2016 06/30
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Comments were mostly superficial (add some citatations, reframe the intro slightly) but full reject..so it goes 2016 07/29
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 7 N/A 4 2 reviewers from outside sub field,n1 perhaps from outside discipline. They didn't understand the paper, but the other 2 did. 2014 04/20
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 4 7 4 2015 03/08
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 9 11 3 2014 08/14
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 2015 08/25
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 7 7 3 Long time to hear back from reviewers. However, journal staff was responsive. 2 reviews were short but constructive, 1 review was bitter and unhelpful 2013 05/31
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 2013 07/18
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 8 8 2 2013 11/13
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Reviews a mixture of insightful/helpful theoretical points and slightly sophomoric methodological critique. 2013 10/24
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Comments were helpful, and the revisions recommended were reasonable and do-able, so surprised at the rejection 2016 04/18
American Journal Of Sociology Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 High quality comments, doable reviews but reject.. 2017 06/09
American Journal Of Sociology Desk Reject 9 N/A 3 Three very positive reviews followed by a Cardinal Abbott desk reject with no good reaosns or justifications why. Makes me question why it was sent out for a 9 month review in the first place. 2014 12/01
American Sociological Review Pending 2 N/A 3 Quick turnaround on R&R; three very helpful reviews 2014 05/31
American Sociological Review Accepted 3 3 0 7 referees from start to finish 2011 10/24
American Sociological Review Accepted 3 2 4 3 positive initial reviews, 1 new reviewer on R&R. 1 R&R before conditional accept. 2015 04/08
American Sociological Review Accepted 3 3 5 I received two R&Rs before the conditional acceptance. Reviews were always delivered after about three months. Without exception, all of the reviews were helpful. My only reservation about the process was that the editor gave a second R&R when all but one of the reviewers accepted the article unconditionally. But overall, great experience. 2012 02/05
American Sociological Review Accepted 2 4 5 6 reviewers total (it wouldn't let me go higher than 5) 2013 12/18
American Sociological Review Accepted 2 2 3 Received three quality first-round reviews in just 6 weeks. An editor also read the paper and provided extensive comments. Conditionally accepted after two months with the same three reviewers. From submission to acceptance in less time than some journals take to assign reviewers. The ND team has my full endorsement. 2015 07/27
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 1 1 3 Seemingly mixed reviews. The Editor(s) primarily relied on an extremely vague comment about framing and lack of broad sociological interest to reject the paper. 2015 11/30
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 4 N/A 5 5 reviewers. None suggested fatal flaws. What's the point? 2012 07/18
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 3 referee reports and a 4th review from editiorial board. Reviews were useful and editor's decision was constructive. 2016 09/12
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 2014 11/06
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One comment was not helpful and appeared reader skimmed while the other was quite substantive and offered some great feedback that I will use to approach another journal with 2015 07/24
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Rejected with mixed reviews. 2013 03/07
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Very efficient process, high-quality reviews 2015 12/01
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Helpful comments but rejected by Editors (not of broad enough appeal). Fair enough. 2015 05/03
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Fast turnaround, excellent reviews, not even mad. 2017 08/02
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2016 07/14
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 One comment was not helpful and appeared reader skimmed while the other was quite substantive and offered some great feedback that I will use to approach another journal with 2015 07/25
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 Reviews were helpful and the editors' letter had some insights and suggestions; overall a positive experience. 2014 01/06
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Rejected after about 5 weeks; some useful comments from editors. Mixed reviews, overall didn't like theoretical framing / overall contribution 2015 02/02
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Two out of three reviews were very positive. Third was reasonable. Editors latched onto a couple comments about framing for a general audience and rejected, suggesting a specialty journal instead. 2015 12/02
American Sociological Review Ref Reject 5 6 4 Rejected after strong R&R 2012 05/09
American Sociological Review Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Appreciate the very fast desk rejection 2016 03/01
British Journal Of Sociology Pending 3 3 4 Very helpful and detailed comments. 3 stages of R&R but time waiting in between was never more than 3 months. However, it appears the journal shuts down over the summer. Had to wait 6 months to shift from conditional to final acceptance! 2014 05/03
British Journal Of Sociology Pending 10 10 3 Decent reviewer comments, but 10 months for an initial review is quite harmful for an Ast Prof. Been 5 months since R&R was resubmitted. 2015 09/08
City & Community Ref Reject 10 N/A 2 I waited 10 months for mostly unhelpful reviews. I'm not entirely sure either reviewer read the entire manuscript. The journal was also really unresponsive during the 10 months I waited for reviews. 2015 04/06
City & Community Ref Reject 11 11 2 Not helpful. One reviewer clearly didn't read the paper and the other didn't really provide useful comments. Won't submit again anytime soon. 2016 06/26
Current Sociology Accepted 2 1 3 very quick. reviewer comments not all that good, but the R&R was doable. 2016 02/28
Current Sociology Ref Reject 5 N/A 4 Very mixed reports leading editor to request fourth review. The editors were helpful, but did have to be chased for information. Referees provided some useful and interesting comments, but ranged from publish with minor amendments to suggestion that I go back to the library. 2016 09/01
Demography Accepted 4 3 4 new editors took over right after 2nd R&R submitted; 102 days between 2nd R&R submission and acceptance 2015 08/13
Demography Ref Reject 5 N/A 2 The reviews and decision were late according to the journal's own timeline. Surprisingly, the referees' review were low quality and thus not particularly helpful. 2016 03/01
Demography Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Reviews were a mixed bag in terms of quality. Surprised it took 4 months for only two reports. 2016 04/04
Demography Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Very consistent and high quality reviewers. One positive and two negative reviews. I'd submit again. 2016 02/20
Demography Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Two reviews were good; one review was bad 2015 06/29
Demography Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 2015 03/06
Demography Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 2016 03/23
Demography Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 desk rej after 5 days, quick 2017 05/31
Deviant Behavior Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 I liked a quick decision. Two reasonable comments.. but a rejection always hurts 2016 12/19
Deviant Behavior Ref Reject 3 N/A 1 1 reviewer, less than 200 words comment. lol 2016 11/24
Ethnic And Racial Studies Pending 5 2 2 2016 07/11
Ethnic And Racial Studies Pending 3 N/A 2 Conditional accept, only 2 reviewers. 2015 11/19
Ethnic And Racial Studies Ref Reject 0 3 2 Good experience. Review took about 2 months. Reviews will improve paper. 2017 08/09
Ethnic And Racial Studies Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 Editor took nearly 7 weeks to view submission. Desk rejection then with no reason given. Disappointing experience. 2016 05/19
Ethnography Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 I sent the article in September 2013 and could not hear anything more than 5 months. The article was forgotten and has never been sent to the reviewers. They apologized for this and promised for a quick desicion. I waited for 3 months more and again there was nothing. I withdrew my submission. This was a terrible experience! 2013 09/20
European Sociological Review Accepted 9 5 2 2011 06/01
European Sociological Review Accepted 9 2 2 The first round was very lengthy but after the first R&R, the revision/reviewing process went really fast. 2013 09/12
European Sociological Review Ref Reject 9 N/A 0 Two ref reports, one good (probably revise), one not so good (probably reject). It took 3 months from reports were in before the editor made her decision. Due to the slow process my advice is to avoid ESR under the current regime. 2012 05/18
European Sociological Review Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Received confirmation email immediately after submitting. Next contact was decision letter, 6 months later. Despite rejection, the refs all gave helpful, extensive feedback. However, as a junior scholar, I won't submit there again due to the long turnaround time. 2014 06/02
European Sociological Review Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Very food and thoughtful comments, but just too major for a R&R. 2015 05/03
Gender & Society Pending 2 N/A 3 R&R received extensive, useful reviews. 2015 11/19
Gender & Society Accepted 6 2 3 2 months between submission and R&R, then 1 month between resubmission and conditional accept 2015 10/14
Gender & Society Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Surprisingly fast for an early summer submission. Reviewers were very focused on contributions to gender theory. Only took a week after rejection to start getting invites to review completely unrelated papers for them... 2015 09/07
Gender & Society Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Article about violence against women rejected because not about "gender theory" 2015 11/15
International Journal Of Comparative Sociology Accepted 3 1 3 Submitted here before and the review time tends to be 3 months with very quick turnaround time for r&rs. Editor David Smith is very helpful. 2014 05/24
International Journal Of Comparative Sociology Ref Reject 10 3 3 Used a panel model I don't think reviewers understood, raked me over the coals for it. Published later in econ journal. 2010 05/19
International Journal of Social Research Methodology Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 About 4 weeks to desk reject for being too specific, explained in two sentences. 2017 05/26
JHSB Accepted 2 2 3 Excellent experience, all around. 2015 08/31
JHSB Accepted 2 2 3 Positive experience, all things considered. 2015 04/18
JHSB Accepted 3 3 3 2012 11/12
JHSB Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Very helpful and constructive feedback. 2017 07/11
JHSB Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 4 months to get comments (with my prodding). one review was both thoughtful/helpful; other one was both harsh/useless 2015 03/29
JHSB Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 not useful comments, but fast turn-around. 2016 07/14
JHSB Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 took 4 months for first reviews (with me sending email inquiries). Some useful reviews, others not, as usual 2015 06/30
Journal For The Scientific Study Of Religion Pending 3 2 3 Thoughtful, detailed, and highly constructive reviews. Great guidance from the editor. Very reasonable turnaround. One of the most positive journal experiences I’ve had in a while. 2016 03/30
Journal For The Scientific Study Of Religion Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 paper got a desk reject because the journal publishes mostly quantitative papers. 2016 03/09
Journal Of Consumer Culture Ref Reject 11 2 2 Took multiple emails over 11 months before any reviews. Told publication was recommended after revision. Did revision and then was rejected. Awful. Will never submit to again. 2016 07/06
Journal Of Contemporary Ethnography Pending 0 N/A 0 They could not find suitable reviewers for the article during within 16 weeks time frame and I withdrew the article! 2013 09/20
Law & Society Review Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Mixed reviews. One Reviewer reviwed the wrong manuscript. Reviwer mentioned the wrong research questions, sections that did not exist, and quotes from text that were not in manuscript. Stock decision letter. 2015 07/18
Mobilization Accepted 2 2 3 2013 11/06
Mobilization Accepted 4 2 3 Good reviews and the editor provided some guidance on revisions. Good experience overall. It might just be me but the website for submissions is not very user friendly. Had to email editor files and questions about manuscript status. 2015 11/29
Poetics Accepted 3 2 2 All-around great experience. Fast turnaround, good reviews, straightforward editor advice. 2016 04/20
Polish Sociological Review Accepted 1 N/A 1 Just one-paragraph review without any critical remarks. I am totally amazed. 2011 09/19
Qualitative Sociology Pending 4 N/A 3 It was 3.5 months from initial submission to response ("Encourage Revision"). All three reviews were useful, as were the editor's comments. Good experience so far. Will update with R&R experience. 2016 03/14
Qualitative Sociology Accepted 4 3 3 4.5 months for first response (R&R); 6-week turnaround after re-submission (accept with minor revisions); all three reviews were useful as were the editors comments; would submit again. 2016 05/24
Qualitative Sociology Ref Reject 4 N/A 4 Under review for four months. Three of four reviews were positive. Editor rejected paper because "the findingd don't seem sociologically surprising to me." 2016 08/14
Qualitative Sociology Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Two recommended for R&R, editor rejected. These were some of the most inept reviews I've seen in a while. Disappointing overall 2016 09/09
Review Of Religious Research Pending 0 N/A 0 waiting for Godot still... 2016 05/18
Social Forces Pending 6 N/A 4 R&R with 4 reviews. The feedback was useful. Editor's note says he will send it to the three reviewers that asked for changes, but not the "conditional accept" reviewer upon resubmission. 2014 11/21
Social Forces Accepted 4 3 3 The article had 3 reviewers, 1 very terse. The reviews were helpful and the requested changes were mostly reasonable. Overall a smooth and pleasant process. 2016 03/08
Social Forces Accepted 4 3 4 3 rounds of reviews until conditional acceptance. Reviews were generally useful. 2015 09/12
Social Forces Accepted 3 3 3 Good experience. Good reviewers. 2014 09/25
Social Forces Accepted 3 4 3 The time between R&R and conditional acceptance could have been shorter, but generally a positive experience 2015 12/01
Social Forces Accepted 4 3 2 Happy with the turnaround and quality of feedback from reviewers. 2015 03/05
Social Forces Accepted 3 4 4 Very helpful and objective reviewers made reasonable and comprehensible suggestions. An A for the reviews and a B+ for overall speed. Very good experience overall. 2013 11/21
Social Forces Accepted 4 3 3 Quality reviews. Reasonable turnaround times. 2015 11/11
Social Forces Accepted 4 2 3 Good feedback from reviewers 2013 11/11
Social Forces Accepted 4 3 3 The article had 3 reviewers, 1 very terse. The reviews were helpful and the requested changes were mostly reasonable. Overall a smooth and pleasant process. 2016 03/08
Social Forces Accepted 3 3 4 Great experience. Quality reviews that were clear and helpful. 2014 11/12
Social Forces Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Mixed reviews. It seems pretty consistent at SF: one negative review = rejection, with a very short and vague decision letter. 2016 11/29
Social Forces Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 2015 01/28
Social Forces Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Terrible reviews. Inaccurate and unhelpful. 2014 11/13
Social Forces Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 the reviews were terrible in quality. 2015 07/24
Social Forces Ref Reject 4 N/A 0 2016 04/18
Social Forces Ref Reject 6 N/A 2 2016 03/02
Social Forces Ref Reject 5 3 3 2014 11/06
Social Forces Ref Reject 4 N/A 0 2 out of 3 very positive reviews, 3rd review was nit-picky and also said that we made claims we did not. Editor went with negative reviewer. What's the point? 2015 03/29
Social Forces Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Quick response from editor. 2013 05/12
Social Forces Ref Reject 6 4 3 One horrible review (likely written by a non-specialist grad student) led to the rejection. Editor does not care about the qualities of reviews. 2014 02/03
Social Forces Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 Editor and reviewers unhelpful. Neither of the reviewers was a specialist on the topic. Overall a disappointing experience. 2014 10/23
Social Forces Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 The decision was very fast. One of the reviews was brief but positive and helpful. The other two focused on issues that were directly addressed in the paper. I'm guessing they only briefly skimmed the paper and consequently missed where their concerns were addressed. All the reviews were too fast perhaps? 2015 08/16
Social Forces Desk Reject 8 N/A 3 terrible experience. feedback was not useful and very brief. would never send manuscripts there ever again 2013 11/22
Social Indicators Research Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Very quick response, including a suitable alternative journal (which was very lowly ranked) 2014 05/03
Social Networks Accepted 3 3 3 About 8 Months from First Submission in Late 2014 to Acceptance. Really great experience all together. Very very thorough/detailed reviews that were fair/constructive. The paper was definitely improved during the process. Assigned Co-Editor was swift at each stage. 2014 02/18
Social Networks Accepted 4 4 3 Really thorough reviewer comments and an overall formative process that definitely improved the paper. Communication with the editorial team excellent (and decisive) throughout. 2015 02/05
Social Problems Pending 8 N/A 3 it took them almost 2 months to assign a managing editor. two "accept this now" reviews and one review with mixed feedback - some good, some crankiness. responsive staff. 2016 02/28
Social Problems Accepted 3 3 4 Received R&R in 3 months and conditional acceptance 3 months after I resubmitted. Some of the reviews were good but demanding (i.e. covering new literatures). Journal staff was responsive. Good experience overall. 2014 04/05
Social Problems Accepted 3 4 5 thoughtful reviews, quick turnaround time on 1st round, editor offered pointed advise for revision 2016 10/20
Social Problems Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 Thoughtful comments and reasonable turnaround. I would submit here in the future. 2015 08/12
Social Problems Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Two very positive reviews. The third had an ax to grind and wrote two sentences that didn't engage with any specifics of the manuscript. It should have been a red flag to the editor. I won't submit again under the current regime. 2015 03/29
Social Problems Ref Reject 4 5 4 Submitted March 2015, 4 months for first reviews and was given R&R. Submitted again in Sept. 2015, took 6 months for reviews and was was rejected based on comments from new reviewer. 2015 03/11
Social Problems Ref Reject 7 N/A 3 2 reviews were positive and suggested minor revisions, 1 was negative. Paper was rejected. 2015 11/05
Social Problems Ref Reject 9 N/A 3 Waited almost 10 months for first round of reviews. Received 3 reviews - each was about a page long. One was critical and helpful, the other two were critical and insulting (not helpful at all). Can't believe it took almost 10 months to get 3 pages worth of reviews. I don't mind the reject, but seriously? 2015 10/28
Social Problems Ref Reject 4 3 5 Had to find 3 new reviewers on an R&R with a no 2nd R&R policy. In light of that, 2 of the 3 new reviews were fairly positive. The 3rd review was negative, but provided no substantive reason for the negativity and the review seemed like a person gripe rather than a review. I will probably not submit again under current editor. 2015 03/14
Social Problems Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 2012 07/18
Social Problems Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Good notes by the reviewers. All said versions of the same things, and offered me citations and ideas to strengthen the piece. Good experience, just not good enough paper. 2015 07/29
Social Problems Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 3 neutral to negative reviews. Reviewers raised some valid points about the paper's limitations. 2015 04/04
Social Problems Ref Reject 9 N/A 3 Horrible turnaround time for mediocre feedback. 2015 03/23
Social Problems Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 8 months! Too long! 2 helpful reviewer reports, 1 useless. 2015 04/06
Social Problems Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 Took four months for the editor to send the article out for review and another two months to make a decision once the reviews were received. The reviews were mostly unhelpful and of unusually low quality. Horrible experience. 2015 03/29
Social Problems Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 rejected for fit with such vague comments that won't help me make any changes before sending it out again. 2016 01/18
Social Problems Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Received an odd .pdf letter that contained more than one grammatical error. Apparently the second year UIC grad student who runs the editorial office didn't find my manuscript sufficiently innovative. Bummer. 2014 11/26
Social Problems Desk Reject 1 N/A 1 Good experience. Good feedback even on desk reject. Will submit again for sure. 2015 09/11
Social Psychology Quarterly Ref Reject 1 N/A 4 Very quick editorial decision. Reviews were very helpful. Very effective process. I love it! 2016 03/11
Social Science and Medicine Pending 1 N/A 2 Actually, it was even less than a month. Brief, yet helpful reviews. 2015 09/14
Social Science and Medicine Pending 2 N/A 3 SSM-Population Health. Three critical but insightful reviews. 2016 07/26
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 1 1 3 Very fast turnaround with quality reviews 2015 03/03
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 2 1 2 2013 11/12
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 2 1 2 Editors not especially communicative, but a good experience overall. 2014 11/26
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 2 1 3 Quick first decision w/ final decision one month after resubmission (n.b., overlapped with winter holidays). 2013 11/10
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 1 1 4 Great experience - two and a half months from submission to acceptance and assignment to an issue. 2014 04/12
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 4 2 5 Helpful comments. One reviewer highly critical of submission but overruled by Section Editor after receiving additional reviewer reports. Word length was strictly enforced, making it challenging to address comments. 2013 11/12
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 2 2 4 Quick turnaround time and thorough reviews. Editor runs a tight ship. 2014 09/09
Social Science and Medicine Accepted 1 1 2 Superb experience. Way faster than traditional sociology journals. No feedback from editors though. 2017 08/10
Social Science and Medicine Ref Reject 2 N/A 2 High quality reviews and very fast turn around 2017 07/02
Social Science and Medicine Ref Reject 2 N/A 0 Split between 1 positive and 1 negative comment.. All comments were useful though. 2016 02/20
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk reject after 1 week. 2014 11/12
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk rejected after two days. The form letter said they are not interested in cross-sectional work. The thing is.. the paper is not cross-sectional. Confused. 2016 03/03
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Quick! 2015 06/29
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 It took only 3 days to get desk-rejected.......... 2016 01/28
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 I got desk rejection decision within two days!!! Impressive! 2016 03/02
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Got desk rejection after 3 days, said paper was more exploratory than they publish. 2016 11/28
Social Science and Medicine Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Quick desk rejection. But the editor(s) obviously didn't spend more than 3 mintutes reading our manuscripts, inaccurate reasons to reject. 2017 06/03
Social Science Research Accepted 3 1 3 Fast turnaround. Initial review = 3 months, submitted R&R = 1 month, conditional accept = 1 month. 2012 07/18
Social Science Research Accepted 0 1 1 Submitted paper to SSR 20 days before data collection was finished. Paper sent to similarly ideologically minded reviewers, accepted in less than 6 weeks. 2011 10/29
Social Science Research Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 I thought the reviews were quite reasonable and I could address most of the comments.... 2016 04/04
Social Science Research Ref Reject 6 6 2 Dreadfully slow process and quite unhelpful comments. Would't submit there again under current regime. 2014 09/16
Social Science Research Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Rejected but received helpful comments 2017 05/31
Social Science Research Ref Reject 4 N/A 1 4 months to get reviews from only one reviewer. Not sure if it was only sent out to one reviewer or more, but only one gave comments. Comments were good and will be useful for future submission. 2014 10/02
Social Science Research Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Reviews were ok quality. Editor apparently chose the reviewers we suggested upon submission. 2017 06/02
Social Science Research Ref Reject 2 N/A 1 Editorial system sucks, one reviewer said "review in file" but it's nowhere to be found. The other review that does exist is postitive. Still a rejection due to the other reivew that doesn't really exist. 2016 12/05
Social Science Research Ref Reject 3 3 2 2016 02/09
Social Science Research Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 Slow, and not very productive. No feedback from the editor, and two contradictory reviews that were quite short. One reviewer's critiques were fair and also seemed addressable. The second reviewer seemed to have only skimmed the paper, offering substantive critiques only on things that were discussed in the intro/conclusion while saying that we failed to address a number of issues that were discussed in some detail in our methods section. 2016 03/06
Social Science Research Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 Reviews were polar opposites. Negative reviewer advocated for measurement and modeling decisions that contradict literature and seemed not to know basic conventions. Positive reviewer gave some helpful suggestions, but also clearly did not know much about topic (which has been previously published in this journal). Editor didn't read paper and provided generic form letter. Editorial office was not responsive to inquiries about length of time. Wouldn't recommend-- length time not worth the mediocre reviews. 2015 12/03
Social Science Research Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 2013 11/06
Social Science Research Ref Reject 3 3 3 Awful experience. Reviewers basically asked me to produce a completely different paper, both from what I had originally written and from what one another wanted. Nevertheless, all reviewers came back happy at the end and the paper was still rejected, without any reason. Reviewer's only new comments were wording problems and a misunderstanding of how a variable was measured. Terrible experience. 2016 02/09
Socio-Economic Review Ref Reject 5 N/A 3 2016 07/20
Sociological Forum Pending 6 N/A 3 Helpful comments from three reviewers. Two very positive. Editor decided on a major revision. 2016 07/13
Sociological Forum Pending 2 N/A 3 Fast and fair. 2017 06/20
Sociological Forum Accepted 1 1 3 Excellent response time. Reviews were thorough and very helpful. Would submit again.certainly 2016 06/18
Sociological Forum Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Incredibly fast turn around. Reviews literally covered the spectrum. Reviewer 1 hated it; Reviewer 2 loved it and "looks forward to a book"; Reviewer 3 offered a balanced review with VERY helpful revisions. Came down to editor decision. 2016 06/07
Sociological Forum Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Really fast turnaround with four very high quality reviews. Would definitely submit here again. 2016 10/27
Sociological Forum Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Very fast turnaround and very courteous communication from the journal. Two helpful reviews, one rather baffling one. 2016 07/19
Sociological Forum Ref Reject 3 N/A 3 Quick turnaround with very careful reviews. I would send here again. 2016 05/01
Sociological Forum Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Very fast turnaround but low quality reviews.. 2016 03/01
Sociological Forum Ref Reject 2 N/A 3 Overall, a good experience. Reviewer comments will improve the paper. 10% acceptance rate. Ouch! 2017 06/21
Sociological Inquiry Pending 10 12 3 I submitted this almost 2 years ago, and all I've gotten is one round of reviews a year ago. 2015 04/11
Sociological Inquiry Accepted 4 1 4 Very good experience. 2 R & R's with about a month between submission and response. Three reviewers on first round. A fourth was added on the second round. Comments were all very helpful. Would submit again. 2016 06/18
Sociological Perspectives Accepted 2 2 3 Quick review times, and very helpful reviewers. Editor clearly communicated the changes they would like to see. Great experience all around. 2016 04/28
Sociological Perspectives Accepted 3 2 3 Overall good experience. 3 positive reviews, but one was basically incoherent. Editor didn't mind that we didn't respond to the incoherent reviewer. 2013 05/08
Sociological Perspectives Accepted 3 2 2 Excellent experience. Reviewer comments were great and editor was helpful. 2016 04/20
Sociological Perspectives Accepted 2 5 3 Really great experience. All 3 reviews were comprehensive and helpful, and the editor was clear about the direction I should pursue with the R&R. Two reviewers after the re-submission, and they responded quickly. And they've moved very quickly with copy-editing, preparing the proof, etc. for the online submission. Strongly recommend this journal to others. 2016 04/21
Sociological Perspectives Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 Horrible experience. The reviewers knew nothing about the topic and one of the reviews was literally 3 sentence-long. Seems a case where editors should have used more discretion to throw out useless reviews but instead they chose to reject the article. 2016 07/09
Sociological Quarterly Accepted 5 1 2 Helpful comments from two reviewers and editors. Quick decision after the revision (2 weeks). 2016 12/02
Sociological Quarterly Accepted 3 2 4 very helpful and hand-on editors. useful reviews. overall, great experience 2015 06/30
Sociological Quarterly Ref Reject 12 N/A 2 After a year of waiting (and a few months after being promised a decision) I emailed them asking about the status. Within ten minutes they sent a rejection with two reviews that clearly voted reject. So, they were just sitting on the paper. The journal itself is decent, but I would definitely avoid under the current editors. There's no excuse for behavior like that. 2016 08/01
Sociological Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2016 12/01
Sociological Quarterly Ref Reject 2 N/A 4 Very quick turn-around and thorough reviews. One review was decidedly mean-spirited and lazy, but the helpfulness of the other three reviews made up for that. 2014 07/01
Sociological Quarterly Ref Reject 8 N/A 3 One very helpful review, other two weren't too bad. Took way to long to send for review. 2016 04/04
Sociological Quarterly Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 2016 04/13
Sociological Quarterly Ref Reject 3 N/A 0 2014 11/22
Sociological Review Accepted 4 4 5 Awesome experience. Comments were exhaustive and made the paper very strong. Will definitely submit again. 2016 11/21
Sociological Science Accepted 1 1 2 Superb experience. Way faster than traditional sociology journals. No feedback from editors though. 2017 08/10
Sociological Science Accepted 1 N/A 0 Got acceptance in exactly 3 weeks after submission. Contrary to views that SS is a dumping ground for elites, I doubt many here would consider me "elite" based on pedigree, output, and current department. 2016 10/03
Sociological Science Ref Reject 0 N/A 1 really fast review with very unhelpful comments. 2013 11/13
Sociological Science Ref Reject 0 N/A 1 Very impressed with the turnaround time. The review was higher than average quality compared to what the paper got in major "mainstream" journals. Will absolutely submit again. 2014 11/23
Sociological Science Ref Reject 1 N/A 0 These were the most helpful comments. Puts my dissertation committee to shame. I am seriously considering submitting chapter drafts just for the feedback. 2015 02/01
Sociological Science Ref Reject 0 N/A 0 Reviewer didn't understand the paper; maybe too qualitative for these folks 2015 10/04
Sociological Science Ref Reject 1 N/A 1 good turnaround, but useless comments. 2015 08/12
Sociological Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 I heard back from editor in about 1 week. He rejected it and provided some useful comments. Good experience overall. 2015 08/13
Sociological Science Desk Reject 0 1 0 Desk rejected in about a week. A few sentences of generic comments. 2016 02/17
Sociological Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Sorensen responded in two weeks. Not sure he read the paper closely. Didn't offer anything constructive. The fast turnaround is nice though. 2016 07/21
Sociological Science Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 I have mixed feelings about this one. To be fair the paper wasn't all that great and I liked the quick response. On the other hand, we paid $100 and I'm pretty sure the editor just read the abstract- the editor said that several issues were not discussed in the paper that actually received a great deal of attention. Quite frankly, if you look at who is publishing here it seems like its mostly people and their friends and the elite upper levels of sociology. Honestly, I would probably avoid this journal even if I like the idea of it. 2014 10/05
Sociological Science Desk Reject 0 1 0 short desk reject. comments led us to believe editor did not look at paper. 2015 03/09
Sociological Theory Ref Reject 6 N/A 2 This was my first time submitting there and let's just say that I doubt I'll try again in the future. The referee reports were short, unhelpful, and basically cranky. Which is fine, but if the paper was not a great fit in the first place, why not just do a desk reject? 2013 06/25
Sociological Theory Ref Reject 3 N/A 2 Reviewers were split. Gross sided with the negative reviewer. Both reviews were short and of some helpfulness. Not a bad experience, but not a great one either. 2014 08/07
Sociological Theory Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 One referee recommended accept, one called for major revisions (mostly involving adding consideration of additional background material), the third quite bad-temperedly rejected (though spent quarter of his review complaining about a couple of missing words in the abstract, and another quarter complaining that I'd occasionally used words that were insufficiently serious, one quarter muttering about an aside I'd made, and the remaining quarter on random complaints, without at all addressing the central claim of the piece or my arguments for it). They went with the last reviewer. It took them more than two weeks to make the final decision after they'd received the reviewer scores (according to the online system). I won't be submitting there again. 2016 09/05
Sociological Theory Desk Reject 2 N/A 0 2013 05/09
Sociology Of Education Ref Reject 1 N/A 3 Fast as lightning 2015 08/31
Sociology Of Health & Illness Pending 4 1 2 2014 04/15
Sociology Of Health & Illness Accepted 4 1 3 2014 08/14
Sociology Of Religion Pending 2 N/A 4 R&R. Very quick turnaround for first decision. Four quality reviews. 2015 07/21
Sociology Of Religion Accepted 3 2 3 2010 12/23
Sociology Of Religion Accepted 3 2 4 Quick and easy process, very responsive editor, good reviews. Will definitely submit again. 2015 10/15
Sociology Of Sport Journal Pending 5 N/A 2 Positive feedback although not especially useful for developing the revised paper. Comments were mostly about clarifying method, adding citations, and adding other data (which is impossible). 2015 07/20
Sociology Of Sport Journal Accepted 4 4 3 great experience! very good feedback! three times received R&R though but in the end I was totally satisfied. It was a great intellectual experience! 2012 09/20
Sociology-The Journal Of The British Sociological ... Pending 0 N/A 0 2016 02/12
Sociology-The Journal Of The British Sociological ... Accepted 3 2 3 Very quick - 5 months from submission to acceptance. Thoughtful if difficult reviews. Only 1 round followed by acceptance. 2016 05/08
Sociology-The Journal Of The British Sociological ... Accepted 3 3 3 Good experience. The many reviews (and rounds of reviews) ultimately made it a much better paper 2012 03/28
Sociology-The Journal Of The British Sociological ... Ref Reject 4 N/A 3 Relatively quick. Detailed reports. Editor rejected due to narrow appeal. 2015 05/03
Symbolic Interaction Pending 2 N/A 2 I received the first reviews particularly fast (in less than 2 months) and they were very detailed and helpful. I am currently in the R&R period. I will definitely submit there again. 2014 04/15
Symbolic Interaction Accepted 5 1 2 First response took a bit, but editor was prompt answering inquiries during that wait. Reviews were detailed and very helpful. Would definitely submit again. 2016 06/18
Symbolic Interaction Ref Reject 4 N/A 2 two of the referees were positive and made great comments for the development of the article but it was rejected by the editor. R&R can be considered. I reccomend because of the good feedback! 2014 09/20
Theory And Society Pending 15 N/A 0 Still waiting to hear something after 15 months. Probably going to withdraw it from consideration. 2014 02/16
Theory And Society Pending 12 N/A 1 Editors failed to confirm receipt or that they had sent the article for review. Took almost 12 months to hear back. One external reviewer, one member of the editorial board - neither from appropriate specialisms. I have since discovered Theory & Society has a notorious reputation for being so slow. I would not submit here again. 2014 07/10
Theory And Society Pending 11 N/A 0 Still waiting for initial response after 11 months. Like others, I would not recommend submitting here. 2014 09/25
Theory And Society Pending 13 N/A 0 At ten months, I e-mailed to inquire, and after dozens of e-mails from various people, they finally wrote back and claimed they would "have reviews within a month." Three months later, I inquired again, and after several weeks of no response, I retracted my article. I was very frustrated by the lack of communication and seeming lack of respect that the editors have for article authors. 2016 02/28
Theory And Society Accepted 10 7 2 My paper received a conditional accept on the first round, with two incredibly short but positive and helpful referee reports and a third review from one of the Senior Editors. After sending in my revisions, it went to full acceptance in four months. 2014 02/12
Theory And Society Accepted 8 1 3 Didn't even get a confirmation of receipt until the R&R. Editors are terrible at responding to questions, but the reviews were great. Clearly they did a good job finding appropriate reviewers. 2013 10/24
Theory And Society Accepted 8 1 3 Very similar experience with previous commenter, though I found the editors to be more responsive via email than she/he did. The reviews were great, thorough, and ultimately helped the paper become better. Would recommend submitting to it. 2013 01/02
Theory And Society Desk Reject 11 N/A 0 They did not answer any of my emails. They would not even conform that they had even recieved my manuscript. 2014 03/28
Theory And Society Desk Reject 15 N/A 0 Much like other posters here, unresponsive and unprofessional staff, and horrible experience altogether. 2014 07/25
Theory And Society Desk Reject 15 N/A 0 Contacted the editors after about seven months and they said they would have a decision to us within a month. Didn't hear anything back, so at one year post-submission I contacted them again. I received no response, so I sent a couple more e-mails over the next three months. Having heard nothing back, we finally decided to withdraw the manuscript at 15 months. We got an e-mail back saying they would have rejected the paper anyway and suggesting we consider submitting to journals that (in their words) required less of a contribution. They then proceeded to list (by name) well-regarded generalist and specialist journals that they felt fit that criteria. 2015 12/14
Work And Occupations Ref Reject 8 N/A 2 The article was sitting in their office for 5 months before being sent out. After it was finally sent out I received the decision in 3 months. Reviews were thorough and very useful. 2013 05/09
Work And Occupations Ref Reject 8 N/A 2 Reviews were helpful, though not worth an eight-month wait. 2015 04/09
Work And Occupations Ref Reject 7 N/A 2 Reviewers' comments were detailed enough to be helpful, though the time to first response guarantees I will not submit here again. 2015 05/09
Work And Occupations Desk Reject 10 N/A 0 Online information said it was under review when it really was just sitting on the editors desk and never sent out. When inquiry was sent directly to editor after 10 months a rejection. Waste of time. 2013 09/05
Work And Occupations Desk Reject 1 N/A 0 Sort of an unprofessional rejection letter. Forced me to scroll through a list of reasons to see which one had "***" next to it. Surprised that they found it out of area, but at least it was mercifully quick. 2015 01/03
Work And Occupations Desk Reject 10 N/A 0 Online information said it was under review when it really was just sitting on the editors desk and never sent out. When inquiry was sent directly to editor after 10 months a rejection. Waste of time. 2013 09/05
Work Employment And Society Accepted 4 3 3 Overall very satisfactory experience. First round of reviews were tough but constructive and focused on meaning and data. After first revision the process was quite straightforward. 2015 12/09
Work Employment And Society Accepted 3 2 3 Rocky first R&R (difficult comments) but smooth thereafter. Very helpful comments and quick turnaround at every stage. 2015 05/03
Work Employment And Society Ref Reject 6 N/A 3 Waited half a year for three one-paragraph comments. Wouldn't recommend. 2015 09/08
Work Employment And Society Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Quick decision, but justification for desk reject seemed to be a matter of taste 2017 07/03
Work Employment And Society Desk Reject 0 N/A 0 Desk Rejected after a week. The editor seemed interested in the paper, but said it was fit for a Journal in Labour Economics rather than a sociological one. Fast and nice 2016 11/25