ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EDITOR, AMERICN JOURNAL OF BOTANY - 2008

AJB Statistics

Manuscript Types and Processing Time

ABOT Journal Summary Report for Period: 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007

Manuscript Types

Total # of Submitted Mss.

Accept Rate (%)

Total # of Accepted Mss.

Total # of Rejected Mss.

Total # of Pending Mss.

Days from Receipt to 1st Decision

Days from Receipt to Final Decision

Research Article

348

32

106

223

19

57.61

95.93

Brief Communications

26

23

6

20

0

31.15

56.81

Special Paper

4

50

2

2

0

27.5

95.75

Total

378

32

114

245

19

55.47

93.15

 

ABOT Journal Summary ReportFor Period: 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006

Manuscript Types

Total # of Submitted Mss.

Accept Rate (%)

Total # of Accepted Mss.

Total # of Rejected Mss.

Total # of Pending Mss.

Days from Receipt to 1st
Decision

Days from Receipt to Final Decision

Research Article

396

42

148

202

46

73.31

147.09

Special Paper

21

100

21

0

0

38.14

119.05

Brief Communications

12

36

4

7

1

45.67

113

Book Review

1

100

1

0

0

3

3

Total

430

45

174

209

47

70.66

144.34


 

Manuscript Categories Submitted to Journal

 

 

 

Manuscript Category

Total 07

Total 06

Ecology

88

107

Systematics and Phytogeography

70

96

Reproductive Biology

59

94

Population Biology

45

51

Anatomy and Morphology

35

64

Paleobotany

21

19

Genetics

18

20

Physiology and Biochemistry

13

28

Developmental Biology and Developmental Genetics

11

10

Cell Biology

6

8

Bryology and Lichenology

5

2

Mycology and Plant Pathology

4

7

Pteridology

2

3

Phycology

1

4

Decisions on Manuscripts

 

Total
2007

Total
2006

 

 

 

 

Original Manuscripts Submitted

413

479

 

Revised Manuscripts Resubmitted

449

487

 

Manuscripts Accepted Without    Revisions

0

1

 

Return with Revisions

193

254

 

Manuscripts Rejected

229

198

 

   Rejected With Review

108

101

 

   Returned Without Review

121

97

 

Rejected After Revisions

34

39

 

Requires Another Revision

268

289

 

Accepted after Revisions

390

315

 

Manuscripts Withdrawn

8

10

 

Original Manuscripts Not Withdrawn

405

469

 

Total Manuscripts Submitted (originals + revisions)

862

966

Respectfully submitted, Judy Jernstedt, Editor-in-Chief

Amy McPherson, Managing Editor