First reviews

Yesterday, Gene Glass e-mailed me that he’d received reviews on the last of his manuscript backlog for Education Policy Analysis Archives.. So I sent the first manuscript I’d received out for review in the evening. (I’d prepared a few manuscripts so I could send them out during finals, while I’m madly grading—with “madly” referring to the urgency and not to my state of mind, I hope).
This morning, I received the first review back, about 12 hours after I sent it out. That response says something about the activism of the reviewers available on the editorial board, but it is also a feat that paper-submission journals cannot match. So, in some ways, the primary delay for authors is in my ability to prepare manuscripts for review, the pace at which I’m willing to subject reviewers to manuscripts, and any existing backlog.

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