Editor in Chief: shorter handling times at NJB

Submitted by nordicjbotany on 22 August 2014.

During a period of very rapid growth in 2011–2012 the time needed for us to handle submitted manuscripts also tended to increase, but since then we have implemented new routines and actively worked to reduce our handling times and I am now proud to announce that our average handling times are shorter than ever. The average time from submission to first decision on a manuscript submitted to Nordic Journal of Botany today is well below 25 days, and most manuscripts that receive a negative decision (reject) do so within less than a week. Thus, to submit a manuscript to us does not mean any substantial loss of time even in case the manuscript will eventually be rejected and there should really be no reason for authors to hesitate to submit their new manuscripts to us!