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Revision Timeline

Research is often a slow process, requiring the careful design, optimization, and replication of experiments. By the time you have accrued enough data to write a manuscript, you will likely want to publish as soon as possible. Rapid publication can accelerate the dissemination of findings, decrease the likelihood of being scooped, and allow a quicker return to the laboratory to work on the next study. Whether you are currently performing experiments or are in the midst of writing, the following Nature Methods - Review Speed data may help you to select an efficient and right journal for your manuscripts.

1st Editor Decision 1st Rev. Report Sub. to Acc. Acc. to Pub. Sub. to Pub. # of Reviewers # of Rev. Rnd.
10.1 Days 56.00 Days 146.00 Days - Days 189.00 Days 1-3 Reviewers 1-3 Rounds

Submission To 1st Editorial Decision

10.1 days

The average number of days from manuscript submission to the initial editorial decision on the article. If your manuscript is rejected by the editor without the peer-reviewed process, please share with the community how many days you got the rejection email from the editor's office. If your manuscript is sent to reviewers, please share with the community how many days the evaluated process took by editor's office (not include the evaluated process of reviewers).

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Submission To 1st Revision Report

56.00 days

The average number of days between the date of manuscript submission and date of receiving the editorial decision after the first review round (only the manuscript with peer-reviewed process). Please share with the community how many days the entire process took by the editor's office.

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Submission To Acceptance

146.00 days

The average number of days between the date of manuscript submission and date of receiving the editorial acceptance decision. Please share with the community how many days the entire process took by the editor's office.

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Acceptance To Publication

- days

The average number of days from manuscript acceptance to the first appearance of the article online. Please share with the community how many days the entire process took by the editor's office.

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Submission To Publication

189.00 days

The average number of days from manuscript submission to the first appearance of the article online. Please share with the community how many days the entire process took by the editor's office.

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Number of Reviewers

1-3

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Revision Round

1-3

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Nature Methods is a forum for the publication of novel methods and significant improvements to tried-and-tested basic research techniques in the life sciences. This monthly publication is aimed at a broad, interdisciplinary audience of academic and industry researchers actively involved in laboratory practice. It provides them with new tools to conduct their research and places a strong emphasis on the immediate practical relevance of the work presented.The journal publishes primary research papers as well as overviews of recent technical and methodological developments. We are actively seeking primary methods papers of relevance to the biological and biomedical sciences, including methods grounded in chemistry that have a practical application to the study of biological problems.To enhance the practical relevance of each paper, description of the method must be accompanied by its validation, its application to an important biological question and results illustrating its performance in comparison to available approaches. Articles are selected for publication that present broad interest, thorough assessments of methodological performance and comprehensive technical descriptions that facilitate immediate application. Nature Methods is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering new scientific techniques. It was established in 2004 and is published by the Nature Publishing Group. Like other Nature journals, there is no external editorial board and editorial decisions are made by an in-house team, although peer review by external experts forms a part of the review process.

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1548-7091
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1548-7105
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Nature Publishing Group
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Monthly
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2004 - Present
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NO
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English
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United Kingdom
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