I just got a review request from a journal:
... To meet our publication deadline, we would like to receive your comments and suggestion by September 24, 2012 if at all possible.Two freaking'weeks? I would be happy to review the paper if given 6 weeks to 2 months, but 2 freakin' weeks? In your dreams, mon ami, in your dreams. My reply:
Hello, There is absolutely no way that I can complete this review within the next 2 weeks. I have a stack of other papers to review in front of it. Thanks, John W.The previous record for shortest requested time to turn around a paper that I've encountered is a month. I don't quite understand how a rushed review would help a journal generate a better product.