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The procedure of journal identification and article selection *Journal Citation Report † Biomedical journals currently or previously indexed in MEDLINE were included ‡ Original articles were included 

The procedure of journal identification and article selection *Journal Citation Report † Biomedical journals currently or previously indexed in MEDLINE were included ‡ Original articles were included 

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Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the publication speed (peer review time and publication time) of biomedical Indian journals and identify the journals having the facility of advance online publication (AOP). Materials and methods: Biomedical Indian journals were identified from the Journal Citation Report of 2013. Thirty original...

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... list was screened, and journals of biomedical specialty were identified and included for the study. Figure 1 details the procedure of journal and article selection. First original article of each issue appearing on the website of the journals published between January 2012 and June 2014 was selected. ...

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... In recent years, research on factors affecting journal publication speed and impact factors has attracted more and more attention (Jain et al., 2021;Kalcioglu et al., 2015;Mohanty et al., 2021;Shah, Sherighar & Bhat, 2016). An increasing number of journals have adopted advance online publication (AOP) and open access (OA) models to accelerate the publication of papers and remove barriers to access to scientific knowledge (Nature Publishing Group, 2002;Björk & Solomon, 2013). ...
... Based on the transfer function model of the literature citing process, research has proved an inverse relationship between a scientific field's average publication delay and journal impact factors and suggested that if a journal's publication delay increases, impact factors or journal rankings of other journals that refer to articles of this journal will decrease, and then the delay further transfer to self-citing process leading to a greater decline in the impact factor of this journal (Yu, Guo & Yu, 2006;Yu, Wang & Yu, 2005). There are also studies on the relationship between the impact factor and publication speed Which reported inconsistent results: studies on anesthesiology journals (Mohanty et al., 2021) and Indian biomedical journals (Shah, Sherighar & Bhat, 2016) have found no correlation between impact factor and publication speed. Besides, a study on otolaryngology journals (Kalcioglu et al., 2015) found that journals with higher impact factors took longer to accept and publish papers, perhaps due to the large number of submissions to these journals. ...
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... A manuscript encompasses months and years of hard work, planning and efforts. Its timely publication benefits all the parties associated with it, be it the author, the journal or the audience to whom the manuscript is targeted (Shah et al., 2016). A manuscript can be rejected for several reasons; sometimes, the rejection can be a mere article not falling under the scope of a particular journal. ...
... Kalcioglu et al. (2015), while studying the acceptance and publication time of articles in "Otorhinolaryngology." journals, conclude that there is a statistically significant relationship between the variables and the IF. Similarly, Shah et al. (2016) conducted a study on "Indian biomedical" journals to explore the publication speed of the journals having an advance online publication (AOP) facility. The results reveal that the median peer review time lasted from 86 to about 377.5 days; however, the median publication time ranged between 14 and 349 days. ...
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... A study in 2008, before the release of the PRISMA Statement, found that the median time from the systematic review search process to publication was 61 weeks [7]. Overall, the peer review time and publication time of biomedical Indian journals included in that study seem to be long (taking about a year) [8]. There is another study regarding publication time between three Indian versus three international dermatology journals, and it found that the publication duration of Indian journals was 6-12 months [9]. ...
... Also, their articles are posted online rather than printed. Online publication has decreased the time between acceptance and in-print publication, as seen in the study by Shah [8]. This might be one reason predatory journals are quicker in publication. ...
... A study in 2008, before the release of the PRISMA Statement, found that the median time from the systematic review search process to publication was 61 weeks [7]. Overall, the peer review time and publication time of biomedical Indian journals included in that study seem to be long (taking about a year) [8]. There is another study regarding publication time between three Indian versus three international dermatology journals, and it found that the publication duration of Indian journals was 6-12 months [9]. ...
... Also, their articles are posted online rather than printed. Online publication has decreased the time between acceptance and in-print publication, as seen in the study by Shah [8]. This might be one reason predatory journals are quicker in publication. ...
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... Himmelstein [11] recognised that the mean time from manuscript submission to acceptance in biomedicine is about 100 days. Shah et al. [12] (p. 40) have also studied the publication speed and advanced online publication of articles. ...
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... 2,3 Availability of the online manuscript submission system and electronic-only form of various journals has decreased the time from submission to publication. 2,3 In addition to editorial policy and procedures, the number of submitted articles also affects the publication speed. ...
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Background Publication speed is one of the critical factors affecting authors’ preference to a journal for manuscript submission. The publication time of submitted manuscripts varies across journals and specialty. Objectives Several bibliometric studies in various fields of medicine, except in anesthesiology, have addressed the issue of publication speed and factors that influence the publication speed. We aimed to identify factors affecting the publication speed of indexed anesthesiology journals. Method Overall, 25 anesthesiology journals indexed in MEDLINE database were retrospectively analyzed for the time required during different stages of publication process. A total of 12 original articles published in the year 2018 were randomly selected from each journal based on the number of issues. Time periods from submission to acceptance and from submission to publication were noted, and their association with impact factor (IF), advanced online publication (AOP), and article processing charges (APCs) were evaluated. Results The median time from submission to acceptance and from submission to publication for the selected journals were 120 (IQR [83-167]) days and 186 (IQR [126-246]) days, respectively. Publication speed was not found to have any correlation with IF and APC. However, journals with AOP required significantly lesser time for publication than those without AOP 138.5 and 240 days, respectively, (p = 0.011). Moreover, the IF of journals with AOP was significantly higher than that of journals without AOP (p = 0.002). Conclusion The study provides an overview of total time required for peer review, acceptance, and publication in indexed anesthesiology journals. Researchers should focus on journals with AOP for expediting the publication process and avoiding publication delays.