A recent blog post collates the most recent available information on (1) the mean turnaround time for review and (2) the acceptance rate at a large number of political science journals. Given the general rule that information is good, this is a great thing. However, knowing only the mean of something like turnaround time is of rather limited usefulness: I really want to know about the variation around that mean. In fact, given that the value in question is an integer count, I would like to know the mode, and the 5th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 95th percentiles. Now, this complaint is not in any way, shape or form a critique of the blog post: I am entirely certain that had the information I prefer been available that it would be posted there. Instead, my gripe is with journal editors. I have asked a couple of editors to change their practice of reporting means, but confess to have done so on only a couple of occasions. So consider this post a commitment device: I shall raise the issue at editorial board meetings to which I have been invited (and/or when I receive the annual report that contains the figures contained therein).