85% of papers published via Axios are accepted at the first journal they’re sent to
How Axios Review works:
You pick four target journals and submit to Axios Review
Get feedback from our expert
editors and reviewers
Find out which journal
wants your paper
Rework your paper, send it
to the interested journal
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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- Axios Review is working, you should try it (from the Dynamic Ecology blog)
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Hugo Harrison, James Cook University
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“I just wanted to pass along my thanks again for helping with reviews on our paper … [the journal] didn’t feel the need to send it out again and just reviewed in house which we totally owe to the great reviews and feedback from Axios!”
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Cino Pertoldi, Aalborg University
“Our paper was contingently accepted with only a few little revisions. Both editors and reviewers mentioned that Axios reviews helped make their decision.”
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(see here for the full list)
- Anna Bailie, Sebastien Renaut, Eliane Ubalijoro, José A. Guerrero-Analco, Ammar Saleem, Pierre Haddad, John Arnason, Timothy Johns and Alain Cuerrier (2016) Phytogeographic and genetic variation in Sorbus, a traditional antidiabetic medicine—adaptation in action in both a plant and a discipline. PeerJ.
- Kathryn Turner, Kristin Nurkowski and Loren Rieseberg (2016) Gene expression and drought response in an invasive thistle. Biological Invasions.
- Robert Polster, Christos Petropoulos, Sebastian Bonhoeffer and Frédéric Guillaume (2016) Epistasis and pleiotropy affect the modularity of the genotype-phenotype map of cross-resistance in HIV-1. Molecular Biology and Evolution.
- Chetana Purushotham and V. V. Robin (2016) Sky island bird populations isolated by ancient genetic barriers are characterized by different song traits than those isolated by recent deforestation. Ecology and Evolution.
- Robert Heckman, Justin Wright and Charles Mitchell (2016) Joint effects of nutrient addition and enemy exclusion on exotic plant success. Ecology.
- Laurent Vuataz, Sereina Rutschmann, Michael T. Monaghan and Michel Sartori (2016) Molecular phylogeny and timing of diversification in Alpine Rhithrogena (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology.
- Felicitas Hoppeler, Ram Devi Tachamo Shah, Deep Narayan Shah, Sonja C. Jähnig, Jonathan D. Tonkin, Subodh Sharma and Steffen U. Pauls (2016) Environmental and spatial characterisation of an unknown fauna using DNA sequencing – an example with Himalayan Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera). Freshwater Biology.
- John Llewelyn, Stewart Macdonald, Amberlee Hatcher, Craig Moritz and Ben L. Phillips (2016) Thermoregulatory behaviour explains countergradient variation in the upper thermal limit of a rainforest skink. Oikos.
- Mesfin T. Gebremikael, Hanne Steel, David Buchan, Wim Bert and Stefaan De Neve (2016) Nematodes enhance plant growth and nutrient uptake under C and N-rich conditions. Scientific Reports.
- Jin Xu, Xiao-Long Jiang, Min Deng, Murphy Westwood, Yi-Gang Song and Si-Si Zheng (2016) Conservation genetics of rare trees restricted to subtropical montane cloud forests in southern China: a case study from Quercus arbutifolia (Fagaceae). Tree Genetics & Genomes.
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