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Table 7 Editorial process and peer review

From: Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

   Predatory, N = 93, n (%) Open Access, N = 99, n (%) Subscription-based, N = 100, n (%)
Stated manuscript handling process Yes 53 (56.99) 90 (90.91) 86 (86.00)
Submission system Third party 2 (2.15) 26 (26.26) 75 (75.00)
Journal-specific system 47 (50.54) 70 (70.71) 21 (21.00)
Emailed to journal 65 (69.89) 2 (2.02) 3 (3.00)
Othera 2 (2.15) 5 (5.05) 0 (0)
Not found 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (3.00)
States using peer review Yes 89 (95.70) 99 (100) 92 (92.00)
Indicated processing time ‘Rapid’ publication 38 (40.86) 16 (16.16) 9 (9.00)
<1 week peer review turnaround 17 (18.28) 3 (3.03) 1 (1.00)
Expedited peer review 9 (9.68) 4 (4.04) 7 (7.00)
Not indicated 47 (50.54) 84 (84.85) 85 (85.00)
  1. aOther: mailed to journal, publisher-specific system