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Table 5 Feasibility measures; Q1–Q3, interquartile range; N, number of applicable manuscripts; Adj p, adjusted p value; n.s, not significant

From: A randomised controlled trial of an Intervention to Improve Compliance with the ARRIVE guidelines (IICARus)

Feasibility outcomes Control Intervention  
  Median Q1–Q3 N Median Q1–Q3 N Adj p
Days in PLOS editorial office 6 3–10 328 9 6–16.5 327 < 0.0001
Days from submission to AE assignment 9 7–14 328 13 9–22 327 < 0.0001
Days from AE assignment to reviewer assignment 3 1–8 328 3 1–9 327 > 0.99
Days from AE assignment first decision 28 20–41.3 328 27 19–41 327 > 0.99
Days from initial decision to resubmission 41 23.5–51.5 323 40 23–45 325 > 0.99
Cycles of resubmission 1 1–2 323 1 1–2 325 > 0.99
Days from resubmission to final decision 31 15.5–58 323 34 16–59 325 > 0.99