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Table 2 Extent of revision after first round of peer-review and processing times (in days)

From: A descriptive analysis of the characteristics and the peer review process of systematic review protocols published in an open peer review journal from 2012 to 2017

Extent of revision major (n = 206) minor (n = 272)
Submission to first peer-review   
 Days, mean (SD) 52 (44) 48 (48)
 Days, median (IQR) 40 (25–60) 33 (21–54)
Submission to publication   
 Days, mean (SD) 150 (69) 119 (65)
 Days, median (IQR) 134 (103–177) 105 (77–143)
Submission to acceptance   
 Days, mean (SD) 134 (69) 104 (65)
 Days, median (IQR) 120 (87–157) 87 (60–124)
Acceptance to publication   
 Days, mean (SD) 17 (12) 15 (9)
 Days, median (IQR) 13 (9–20) 14 (9–18)
  1. In the remaining protocols (n = 66) there was no reviewer, no revision or no comments from the reviewer entailing a revision