Number of submissions received annually: 

2013: 549

2012: 520

2011: 472

Percentage of submissions accepted 

2013: 5.6%

2012: 6%

2011: 6%

Percentage of submissions that receive at least one referee report: 100% 

Average time for manuscript review in months: 2

If possible, give details.

a. Editorial decision within 2 months: not available

b. Editorial decision between 2 and 6 months: not available

c. Editorial decision between 7 months and 1 year: not available

d. Editorial decision of more than 1 year: not available

The journal has a printed version. 

Average time from acceptance to print publication in months: 15 

The journal has an 'online first' system. 

Average time from acceptance to online publication in months: 1 

Submissions are not anonymous to the editors. 

Submissions are anonymous to the reviewers. 

Demographic Information:

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Percentage of submissions by women: n/a 

Percentage of accepted articles by women: n/a 

Percentage of submissions by people from minority ethnic groups: n/a 

Percentage of accepted articles by people from minority ethnic groups: n/a 

Publisher: Springer 

Editor(s)-in-chief: Otavio Bueno, Vincent Hendricks, Wiebe Van Der Hoek, Gila Sher 

Full name: Gila Sher 

Title/position: editor-in-chief 

Email address: 

Street address: 14144 Kendra Way 

City: Poway 

State/province: CA 

Zip/postal code: 92064 

Country: USA 


The Editors In Chief have requested that the following two notes be added to their responses to the survey:

a. The numerical data for Synthese were supplied by Springer.

b. Acceptance rate was calculated according to the traditional way of calculating it, i.e.: The percentage listed is the percentage of submitted articles which were either fully accepted or accepted with minor revisions after the first round of peer review.