... isn't everything, but it is a start. Kris Mitchener and I have been running EEH since 2013/14. Here is how turnaround speed has evolved:
For 2015, we are now down to less than 6 weeks to first decision. While desk rejects enter here, we feel that this is nonetheless a meaningful measure of turnaround time -- better to know quickly than to wait for months... The second-round (and N-round) time is also fast; it took more than 11 weeks after the first round (not counting author resubmission time) in 2012. This year, final decisions only added 4.3 weeks to the total. Put another way, time to final decision is now less than time to first decision was in 2011, 2012, or 2013.