How long does scientific peer review take?

Again there are substantial differences between scientific fields. With 1214 weeks, average total review duration is shortest in Medicine, Public health, and the Natural sciences. It is longest in Economics and Business, where the process takes on average 25 weeks and is twice as long.

Is PNAS reputable?

According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 9.412. PNAS is the second most cited scientific journal, with more than 1.9 million cumulative citations from 2008–2018. In the mass media, PNAS has been described variously as “prestigious”, “sedate”, “renowned”, and “high impact”.

How much do peer reviewers get paid?

A vital, and often overlooked, aspect of peer review is that in the current system, peer reviewers are normally not paid for their work. They are, instead, rewarded non-financially by means of acknowledgment in journals, positions on editorial boards, free journal access, discounts on author fees, etc.

What is the main purpose of a peer review committee?

The main purpose of a peer review committee is to identify activities that suggest guidelines aren’t being followed.