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Appreciation of the 2015 JGR Space Physics Peer ReviewersThe Editors of the Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics are deeply indebted to the many people among the research community that serve this journal through peer review. The journal could not exist without the time and effort invested by the community through this voluntary activity, providing expert evaluations and thoughtful assessments of the work of others. In 2015, the journal had 1506 scientists contribute to the process with at least one peer review, for a total of 3575 reviews completed, including additional reviews of resubmitted manuscripts. There were 277 reviewers that contributed four or more reports in 2015. The average number of reviews per referee in 2015 was, therefore, 2.4. Note that the total number of manuscript final decisions (i.e., accept or reject) for Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) Space Physics was 1147 in 2015. Of this, 774 were accepted and 373 were declined, for an acceptance rate of 67% last year. If the 1334 "revision" decisions are included in the tally, then the total number of decisions made in 2015 was 2481. Working out the arithmetic, it means that on average, a manuscript gets about 1.2 revision decisions before a final accept-or-reject decision. This explains the ~3.1 average number of reviews per manuscript throughout each paper's lifetime in the submission-revision editorial process. We are pleased and happy that the research community is willing and able to devote their resources toward this service endeavor. We appreciate each and every one of you that helped maintain the high quality of papers in JGR Space Physics last year. We look forward to another excellent year working with all of you through the year ahead.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Liemohn, Michael W. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Balikhin, Michael (Sheffield Univ. United Kingdom)
Kepko, Larry (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Rodger, Alan (Climate Change: Risk and Resilience Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Wang, Yuming (China Scientific and Technical Univ. Hofei, China)
Date Acquired
March 31, 2017
Publication Date
April 9, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Volume: 121
Issue: 4
ISSN: 2169-9380
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
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