Calculating time from submission to publication / Degree of burden in submitting a paper

2012-10-12T10:40:12Z (GMT) by Pierre Lindenbaum Ryan Delahanty

Inspied by this post on biostar: initialy asked by Ryan Delahanty


the script '" downloads the the journals from , the 'eignefactors'  from

for each journal , It scans pubmed (starting from year=2000) and get the difference between the date(submitted) and the date(accepted). The code for the java program used to download pubmed is available here:


Note: pubmed contains some errors: e.g. submitted > accepted ( or some dates in the future: ( )