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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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The paper revision is in progress. Is it possible to add new author during the process of manuscript revision? Should I mention about adding this new author in the cover letter? Please give an example of how to write the cover letter to notify it.
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 20, 2018
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I have submitted a case report to International Surgery (http://www.internationalsurgery.org/?code=icsu-site) which has some history. At the submission, I paid US$100 as a submission fee. However, 1 year and 2 months have passed since a peer review commenced. I already sent 4 reminders, but the reply just says “the reviewer has not been replied yet”, and the situation has not been improved or progressed.  I think such peer review period is too long. Can I strongly protest this situation of the...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 18, 2018
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I have sent my manuscript to Elsevier. The status changed normally at the beginning from "Submitted" to "With Editor". Then the status did not change, but I have received email that my manuscript was assigned from "Editor in Chief" to "Associate Editor" (in 2 days) and again to "Subject-Specific Editor" (in 3 days). After 1 month, the status was still "With Editor". That was why I contacted the Service Centre by chatting (not by sending email to the editors). 1 day after that, I was a bit...
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What is the rough probability of rejection of a manuscript after two rounds of major revisions? After the first review, I revised the manuscript according to the reviewer's comments. The reviewer  raised a new issue in the second round of review and recommended that I revise the  manuscript again. I revised the manuscript as per the reviewer’s suggestions and submitted to the journal. Only one reviewer was assigned after second revision and the paper is under review for last seven months. After...
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It is likely that this question has been asked previously but please allow me to elaborate. I submitted a manuscript (original article), and after the submission was completed the status changed to "Out for Review" in a week. It remained unchanged for 3 weeks, and then changed to "Editor to Complete" after 4 weeks, which is the same status after I completed submission. Should I make an inquiry now or should I wait for more while? Or should I consider re-submitting to another journal? Your...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 11, 2018
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My first paper in my life was successfully accepted, thanks to the swift English editing work and useful articles posted by Editage! However, I feel anxious that I have not yet received a proof of my accepted manuscript as it is already 4 weeks since I my article received acceptance. Typically, how long does it take to receive a proof for online correction?
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 11, 2018
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I have written a manuscript in the field of cardiology. I am looking for a journal without publication fee. Would you please help me?
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I received the following reviewer comments which were a bit confusing and difficult to answer: 1. The treatment could have been altered to suit the research question better specially with regard to the experimental group. 2, 3.  There are also some strong claims about the novelty of the study!
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I had submitted my paper to one of the Springer journals in the month of July 2017. After a third revision, I got an email from the editorial office saying that my paper has been accepted for publication. But after two days, the status changed to editor assigned. Could you please tell me what is the meaning of this status? And how I can approach the editorial office regarding this matter? Is it okay to write an email to the editor and ask about the current status?
  • admin
  • Apr 6, 2018
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I defended my master's thesis in February 2016 but the data gathering was done in October 2015 and the final revision was submitted to my university in March 2016. I thought of submitting my thesis for journal publication. Do you think they would still accept it when it's been done 2 yrs ago? I had been very busy after graduation and I never had the chance to submit my research paper for publication. Hope for your enlightenment.

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