Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the publication process take?
The median times of various parts of the publication process are shown below and reflect values for 2013. A substantial part of the total time from submission to final publication is spent in the authors' hands.
--Submission to first decision: 90 days (in review)
--First decision to resubmission of revised version: 52 days (with authors)
--Resubmission to final decision: 7 days (with editor/in review)
--Acceptance to publication: 42 days (at copyedit/composition services, and proofs with authors)
Median time from submission to publication: 246 days

What is the journal's acceptance rate?
The acceptance rate for L&O: Methods was 45% for manuscripts submitted during 2013.

What is the publication cost to authors?
Page charges are designed to pass a portion (approximately 50%) of the total cost of publication on to authors. They are adjusted annually.

Is L&O:Methods indexed in ISI Web of Science?
Yes! L&O:Methods has been indexed since early in 2005. Volumes 2 through the present are included in Web of Science and Science Citation Index. L&O: Methods is also indexed by all of the major search engines, including Google Scholar.