The median dates of acceptance for articles in the April issues of the top four gastroenterology journals were:
Gastroenterology 5 December 2001 - 16 weeks
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 28 November 2001 - 17 weeks
American Journal of Gastroenterology 12 October 2001 - 25 weeks
Gut 20 June 2001 - 40 weeks
Roy Pounder, co-editor of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, was very pleased with this result, "We've been chasing Gastroenterology for years, and our May and June issues were published with median delays of only 14 weeks.
"We always aim to please our authors: our median time to a first decision (accept, revise, reject) is 30 days, and it's now even faster with the latest electronic manuscript handling.
| Delay between acceptance and publication ranged from 16 to 40 weeks.|
| Top 4 GI journals
"Now 44% of our manuscripts are submitted on-line, using the latest version of ScholarOne."