Why publish with Dove

  • All our journals are open access, which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.

  • A lot of our journals receive a large number of papers, but unlike many traditional printed journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. Our journals are all published online only and therefore we have no physical restrictions on the number or size of the papers that we can publish.

  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. We have one of the fastest turnaround times of any medical publisher. Generally peer review and the first editorial decision is complete within 4-5 weeks. 

  • Although peer review is rapid it is also very thorough. Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

  • All papers published with us have article statistics shown. These are available on the "Metrics" tab and also by clicking the AltMetric icon on the article itself.

  • The advantages of being an open access, online only publisher are numerous, but in essence allow us a greater flexibility and responsiveness to authors and readers that older journals cannot match. We often receive feedback from authors amazed at how prompt, professional yet friendly all their communication was with us, throughout the publishing process.

Updated 27 November 2015