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Table 2 Total review duration of accepted papers

From: Duration and quality of the peer review process: the author’s perspective

  Average (in weeks) Within 1 month (in %) Within 3 months (in %) Within 6 months (in %) Review rounds
All scientific fields 17 11 53 81 2.03
General 17 7 54 83 2.18
Natural sciences 14 13 63 87 1.98
Engineering 17 11 54 81 1.98
Mathematics and Computer sciences 22 4 36 72 2.03
Medicine 12 16 71 92 2.05
Public health 13 14 67 91 1.96
Psychology 20 7 46 76 2.23
Economics and Business 25 7 37 67 2.16
Social sciences 23 3 33 68 2.15
Humanities 22 4 36 71 2.02