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Babel: International Journal of TranslationEdit

  • The evaluation process took approximately one year.

Meta: Translators' JournalEdit

Target: International Journal of Translation StudiesEdit

  • Backlogged: submitted four months ago, hasn't been sent out to readers yet.

The Translator: Studies in Intercultural CommunicationEdit

  • Great experience here; fast and thorough readers' reports

Translation and LiteratureEdit

  • Quite professional. The editor responded after a week of submission and praised the paper but said that its focus didn't match the journal's interests. He even suggested several alternative journals to send the manuscript to. Didn't waste our time waiting even if the paper was not sent for review.

Translation StudiesEdit

  • Top notch. The editors gave thorough (and insightful) feedback throughout, in addition to the peer reviewers' reports. As a result, it was probably the most polished article I have ever published.


  • I submitted an article in 2009. I got readers' reports in 2012. Still waiting on proofs in 2013, a full year after the readers' reports. In short, I submitted my article during year two of my tenure-track job, and I'll have tenure before I see the article in print.
  • Same poster as before -- it's 2015, and I still haven't seen the proofs. (Yep, I submitted that article six years ago.) I got tenure, left that school, and will be up for tenure again soon at my new school. Who knows? Maybe I can get the article to count here. Or maybe I'll retire before it's out.
  • Well, it's finally out (2016). Only seven years from submission to publication. That's not too bad, right?