All 2012 manuscripts are in late stages of review, so we are able to estimate some statistics of interest to potential authors: (2011 numbers are in parentheses.)
- 51% of manuscripts were accepted (vs. 47% in 2011)
- 21% were, after review, rejected or withdrawn (27%); and
- 28% were returned without review (25%).
Time-to-first-decision for reviewed manuscripts (i.e. excluding those returned without review) was a median 97 days, with 90% decided within 144 days. 75% of reviewed manuscripts met our target of 120 days to first decision.