Journal Statistics

Times to Review

Biometrics is committed to swift, high-quality reviews of all submissions. This page summarizes statistics related to times to review for the journal.

Some papers are rejected by the co-editor without formal review; these are rejected largely because they are inappropriate for the journal or because the co-editor views the paper as unpublishable. Some papers are forwarded to an associate editor and are rejected without referees. With over 100 associate editors representing expertise over the entire spectrum of statistical methodology and applications, co-editors are able to send submissions to associate editors with direct, focused expertise in most cases. Usually, papers rejected by associate editors without further review are rejected because the associate editor finds that the work is unlikely to be publishable, even after revision.

The percentage of papers that are rejected by a co-editor without further review is about 27%.

The following times to review statistics are calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method based on data for the period July 2023 through June 2024:

Survival curves for time to first review (including co-editor rejections) and time to review of revisions have been estimated using Kaplan-Meier:

Number of Papers Submitted and Accepted

About 28% of submissions are accepted, and about 27% of submissions are rejected by the co-editors without further review. The following table summarizes the numbers of submitted and accepted manuscripts in the past three years:

The monthly numbers of submitted and accepted papers are given graphically in the following table and pdf.