The amount of time publication takes is a growing concern among researchers. The seemingly never-ending process, beginning with submission, rejection, and a long period of constant reviewing is both time and energy consuming. This could ultimately harm job, grant and tenure applications and offset previously projected deadlines.

One must then ask why the publication process is becoming so tedious.  Nature took it upon themselves to answer the question, studying recent analysis of publication process durations and interviewing scientists and editors on their own experiences. Many of the researches involved were waiting for their own papers to be published as well, wanting to find out the reasons behind the delay.