Rigorous independent peer review for evolution and ecology

How Axios Review works:

Independent peer review for evolution and ecology: Step 11. Choose journals
You pick four target journals and submit to Axios Review
Independent peer review for evolution and ecology: Step 22. Get reviews
Get feedback from our expert
editors and reviewers
Independent peer review for evolution and ecology: Step 33. We do referrals
Find out which journal
wants your paper
Independent peer review for evolution and ecology: Step 44. You revise and submit
Rework your paper, send it
to the interested journal
How we help you »

Submitting to higher profile journals risks being rejected multiple times, often on the grounds of novelty. This cascade uses up the valuable time of authors, reviewers, and editors. Here’s how the Axios independent peer review process helps:

  • You can aim high with your top choice target journals and play safe with the others
  • 85% of papers published via Axios get accepted at the first journal they’re sent to
  • Half of the accepted papers do not receive further peer review
  • Axios submission to journal publication averages 3 months (excl. time in revision)
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