I noticed that in Taylor and Francis metrics there are two concepts:

Average submission to first decision


Average submission to first post-review decision

Could any one demonstrate the difference, thanks in advance.

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A desk reject would be a "first decision", but not a "first post-review decision". I would thus assume that the first number includes desk rejects, and the second number is taking the average only for those submissions that do get sent out for review.

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