It's been six weeks since I have sent paper for a second review after I received revise&resubmit decision from the first round. Is this a typical time period or should I send a query to the journal?

Currently the paper is under the status "with editor" for a couple of days after it has been "under review". The journal is in the field of telecommunications.

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    I've had a major revision turned around in 3 weeks, and a minor revision turned around in 3 months. Anything is possible.
    – Mad Jack
    Apr 20, 2015 at 14:19

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The time for the second go-around is often the same as for the first go-around. So, if the journal allows reviewers 3 months for a review, you have to expect this much (at least) also for the review of the revision.

  • Shouldn't it be much shorter because reviewers are already familiar with the paper?
    – Quirik
    Apr 21, 2015 at 6:41
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    Maybe. But that doesn't mean that they will move it up on their priority list. Apr 21, 2015 at 12:41
  • I know it is a field-specific question, but as a general rule, how long it takes after the status is Decision in process?
    – Quirik
    Apr 28, 2015 at 13:05
  • It means that the reviewers have written their reports and the editor needs to make a decision. For me this typically takes 2-3 days, but others handle things in batch. I would think that if an editor takes 2-3 weeks, then that is fair. Apr 28, 2015 at 17:30
  • I suppose that the time needed doesn't mean anything about the outcome?
    – Quirik
    Apr 28, 2015 at 17:39

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