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Submission and Peer Review

Everything you need to know about journal submission and peer review processes is covered in the section. This includes answers to the questions most researchers have about the status of their paper and in-depth information regarding tracking the paper's progress from submission to publication. Tips and guidance about responding to peer review comments, resubmitting a paper, or corresponding with the journal editor for inquiry or withdrawal of also form an important part of this section.
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In the past, I tried to submit to an SCI journal an article with a part of my Ph.D. thesis but gave up. Now, I would like to write a new paper to the SCI journal because this topic has recently become an issue. The results of my thesis regarding this topic would the main results and the additional experiment will be included in a comparison. At this time, how should I indicate acknowledging part?    
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 15, 2018
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I didn't notice that I am listed as both first author and corresponding author when I submitted the paper. I want to change it now and move my supervisor who is second author to corresponding author. But right now paper is still under revision and not accepted yet. It seems impolite to change it suddenly. When can I mail journal to explain this situation which won't be impolite nor offending to editor? Do you have any mail template regarding this matter to share?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2018
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I have clicked on "Agree to review" based on your reply, and then the page went to the page to submit revised manuscript. However, I have not finished revision, so I closed it. Then the status changed to "Submit Revision", and there is a "resume" button on left bottom of the page. But the "Revision Due Date" has changed: it got pushed around 10 days and is 26th Feb now. Is it normal? I should submit before Feb 26th instead of Feb18th, right? Thank you. 
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2018
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What a corresponding author should do after journal submission
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The previous post explained the main duties of the corresponding author before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. This post talks about what a corresponding author should do after manuscript submission and who should be the corresponding author for a manuscript.
What a corresponding author should do before manuscript submission
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The role of a corresponding author is an important one in the publication process. This post gives you a brief idea of what it means to be a corresponding author of a study and what you need to do before submitting the paper to the journal.
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I have two questions: 1.  Is it appropriate to alert potential reviewers whom I suggest as preferred reviewers for my paper, that the journal ( a very reputable one) might ask him or her to review my paper?  2.  I’m a retired and independent researcher in behavioral sciences in the area of psychology and philosophy. Would being free of institutional affiliation diminish acceptability of my product? 
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 31, 2017
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I have a paper which I want to publish in any form. My target journal publishes three types of articles: research article, research note, and research report. While research article seems the best option, I am also okay with publishing it as a research note or research report. Should I mention this thought in the cover letter? If so, it would be appreciated if you could show me a sample cover letter in English.
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 27, 2017
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My paper was rejected with this comment from the editor: 'In the first-stage review it was noted that the exposition in the paper is not up to language standards required for publication, and the theoretical approach departs rather widely from the approach applied in the journal and although your findings are intriguing and innovative, the subject matter and methodological approach of your paper are not ideally suited to the JPKE. I expect that your paper is likely to be accepted in a good...
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I have got my paper edited by you before. Now this paper is at "Revision Requested" stage. I read the editor's mail which mentioned major revision. The paper needs extensive revisions which will take me around 2 months. There is an "Agree to revise" and a "Decline to revise" button on the submission system. Should I click on "Agree to revise" now and return the revised paper after two months? Or should I click on it after my revision is almost done? Sorry this is my first time submitting a...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 26, 2017
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I submitted my paper in October 2017. At first, the status was 'Not assigned, Under review, Assigning review, Under review.' After one month, it changed to 'Evaluating recommendation.' Does this mean the editor-in-chief is making a decision on the reviews received?

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