Background: The motivation for this question is two-fold. First, I would like to get some hard facts to better understand the ongoing conferences vs. journals debate. Second, if this information was somewhere available, I could make a more informed decision when submitting papers for review; I would be happy to favour journals whose editors do a good job at selecting and shepherding referees.
Question: Are there any TCS journals that have consistently fast reviewing?
I am not looking for any anecdotal evidence; I would like to see hard facts, such as "according to our statistics, during the last 3 years, 98% of our submissions were reviewed in at most 4 months".
Only time from the initial submission to the first decision counts. I do not care how long it takes to actually print a physical journal; it is beyond our control anyway.
A journal that is just a series of conference proceedings does not count. We all know that conference reviewing is quick.
Open-access on-line journals are perfectly fine.
(And if a journal is so questionable that you would be embarrassed if your name was somehow associated with it, let's skip it entirely.)