TABLES I–III BELOW PROVIDE summary statistics on the editorial process in the form presented in previous editors’ reports.
Table I indicates that we received 955 new submissions this year. This number is down from the previous year (there were 996 submissions in 2017–2018, highest on record). The
number of accepted papers (60) went down from last year’s 67. The number of conditionally accepted papers increased (from 38 to 40).
Table III gives data on the time to decision for submissions evaluated in this reporting year. For new submissions, 62% of papers were decided within three months and 96% were decided within six months. 53% of revisions were returned within three months and 93% within six months. We hope to continue to keep the number of reviews that last more than six months low while maintaining high-quality of reports from our referees, associate editors, and co-editors.