Peer reviewed journals generally move at a snail's pace. Some are faster than others, but you can definitely expect this process to take months. Each journal is different and it is fair to ask your editor about their specific timeline. However, there is a pattern that is fairly common to most journals.
The Bottom Line
The average timetable from submission to acceptance (and revisions) to publication is usually a year and a half.
Not all articles are available in online and full text for free. While getting your hands on full text articles may seem difficult, it is actually easy if you follow certain steps. The link below will provide you with a flowchart on how to access full text articles.
The most important piece of information you need to have in order to find full text articles is the citation. The citation consists of:
-Name of the journal
-Author of the article
-Name of the article
-Year the article was published
-Volume and (if listed) issue number
-ISSN number (helpful but not necessary)
Once you have this information, you can search other databases and websites to find the article. If we do not have the article in any of our collections, you can provide the library with your citation and request the article from Get It 4 Me.