Many authors become frustrated with the amount of time it takes to review, accept, and publish their work in peer-reviewed scientific journals. An analysis of papers published in volume 107 of the AAPG Bulletin through November 2023 shows publication took an average of 25 months from manuscript submission to publication. Most of the time is consumed during the review period that averaged 15 months. The length of the review period includes the time taken to complete revisions, which averaged 12 months, and is a function of the manuscript quality and the number of revisions required prior to the final decision. Recommendations are provided to assist authors in preparing manuscripts for submission and guidelines for reviewers to help expedite the review process.

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