The ROP Experience

What do authors say about The ROP experience?

In response to a survey administered by CUP, recent authors scored the journal an average of 4.93 out of 5 on satisfaction with speed of editorial decision, constructive feedback, time to publication after acceptance, accuracy of and communication from production, and the publishing platform.

Other feedback from authors to the journal includes:

“I am particularly grateful for your fine editing and attention to the manuscript.”

“I can’t speak highly enough about the entire editorial process – even when I was informed about the delay to the initial review. I can’t remember any previous journal having the courtesy to do this … I have been singing the praises of ROP to my colleagues, PhD students and postdocs!”

“I want to express my enormous gratitude to the Review of Politics, and to the anonymous referees, who provided such quality feedback on each of the manuscripts – even on the earliest and roughest of the drafts.”

“I deeply appreciate the constructive criticisms offered by the reviewer and I hope to reshape the manuscript accordingly. The openness of The Review of Politics in considering manuscripts from research scholars across the world is highly commendable.”

“I very much appreciate your feedback in making this a tighter and more accessible piece. This is, by far, the best editorial process I have encountered.”

"The decision is disappointing to me, of course, but I am grateful to you for having such an efficient editorial review process."

"This process has been one of the most fruitful editorial processes I've participated in my professional career and I've got a couple of dozen publications."

"I'm also very grateful for your own editorial efforts -- I can see that significant effort and care went into these suggestions."

"I'm quite honored and grateful for all the hard work you and your referees did on my behalf."

"Many thanks again to the ROP editorial team for completing the first stage of the review process so promptly and efficiently!"

"Please accept my very great thanks for all of your efforts with my article, which go well above and beyond, in both quantity and the quality, any editorial comments I have received in some time. I am very grateful!"

"Thank you for investing such considerable time and effort in the manuscript and going over it so closely in order to improve and refine it. Your personal care and efforts are much appreciated!"

"Thank you for your help and support. You made what is sometimes an onerous process easier to deal with, and it was a pleasure working with you." 

"My thanks to Ruth Abbey and three anonymous referees at Review of Politics for providing me with detailed critical commentary on this paper, which improved it significantly."

"We are also grateful to the editorial team at the Review of Politics for their professionalism and guidance."

"The review process in your journal is head and shoulders above the competition in terms of timeliness, thoroughness, and the constructive nature of comments provided. Thank you for this food for thought!"

"This is great news, thanks so much for your dedicated professionalism, hard work and close support throughout this whole process! "

"I wanted to thank you for the care and attention that you have given my paper. In my experience, it is extremely unusual for an editor to take so much time to help authors to improve their manuscripts so I am very grateful indeed."