These exceptional editors performed in the top 10% of qualifying journals* based on data collected from the Journal Author Satisfaction survey.
Throughout the year we invite journal authors to provide feedback on their publishing experience. We reviewed the prior year's data to identify the journals that exemplified editorial excellence in 2021. The top percentile of journals was determined by taking the mean of authors ratings of two statements from a 5 point scale: strongly disagree (1), disagree (2), neutral (3), agree (4), strongly agree (5).
Those statements are:
- "The editorial advice and comments throughout the process helped to improve the paper"
- "The editors managed the peer review process well"
We thank the exceptional editors, past and present, who contributed to these achievements, as well as all of our valued journal editors and board members, for their continued dedication to advancing research. The work, commitment, and passion brought to Springer Nature journals each day is greatly appreciated.