[Excerpt] In 2016, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) received 280 new submissions with 271 receiving editorial decisions within the year. Twenty-five submissions were accepted for publication last year. Some of the new submissions are still under invited revision and some of the acceptances were of manuscripts originally submitted in 2015, so dividing 25 by 271 to get an acceptance rate is not fully appropriate, but it does provide a reasonable approximation of the journal’s acceptance rate. By that calculation, CQ’s acceptance rate is 9%. Other, more complicated but arguably more appropriate calculations put the journal’s acceptance rate at 10%. Seventy-five percent of submissions were desk-rejected—usually within 3 days of submission. Of those new submissions sent out to review, the average time until initial editorial decisions was 31 days. No revisions and resubmissions (R&Rs) were sent back to the reviewers last year, so the average time until an editorial decision on R&Rs was less than 3 days. More details about last year’s submissions and editorial decisions are provided in Tables 1 and 2.
Lynn, W. M. (2017). Summary of CQ’s 2016 submissions and editorial decisions. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 58(2), 120-121. doi: 10.1177/1938965517695611