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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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I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was rejected with an editorial decision and I was suggested to transfer to other journals. However, the recommended journals are clearly do not match with my manuscript in terms of the field or target. I have a doubt if they are actually suggesting me to transfer. If I do not use the transfer service, do I need to inform them about that?
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 13, 2018
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In Japan, most often, society members submit manuscripts to the journal of the society to which they belong. Are there many rules for becoming a member in international societies? Also, I would like to know some tools if any (other than special field or impact factor), to select a suitable journal to submit a manuscript. It would be helpful if you could advise how to distinguish reputed international journals from predatory journals (with publication fees).
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I have submitted a paper to a Springer journal. Expected number of days for first decision is 74 days. It's been more than 74 days now. After submitting the paper, statuses changed as follows: Submitted to journal > With editor > Decision in process> With editor. These changes occurred within 10 to 15 days after submission.1) Are there any chances for my paper to get accepted?2) I couldn't find the mail id in my login for sending a query. In that case, what should I do? How can I mail...
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I submitted a paper to the Journal of Chemistry of American Chemical Society. One of the three reviewers rejected the manuscript, while other two reviewers had favourable response. I resubmitted after revising the manuscript based on the review comments. But the two reviewers whose response was ‘favourable’ were replaced with two new reviewers, and the final decision was “Reject” with almost the same comments received initially from the first reviewer. It took 9 months for the whole process.In...
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 5, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript and it is currently under review. In the meantime, I found a troubling matter; the number of people for the survey data was wrong. Specifically, I made a mistake with the number of people and the effective number of people for the survey data. Should I wait for the result of the peer review to correct the mistake?
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 3, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript on April 20, and the status remains unchanged at “Under editorial assessment” till date. Since the date of the status has been unchanged also for 2 months, I sent an inquiry to ask about the status of the manuscript a week ago. Then I got the following reply; “At present, the manuscript is still under editorial assessment. Once a decision has been reached, you will receive a notification. Should you have further concerns or queries, please let me know.”After receipt of...
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 2, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript on ScholarOne submission system. The status changed to "Under review" 4 months ago, but now it is still showing the same status. Will the status change once the required number reviews is completed?
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For at least one month, my paper's status was "Awaiting ED recommendations," then it changed to "Awaiting reviewer invitation," is it good or bad?
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 I submitted my manuscript to a renowned journal (Impact factor is 5 to 6). Three days after submission, the Editor-in-chief informed me that my manuscript was rejected and suggested that I transfer it to an open access journal under the same publisher. According to the Editor-in-chief, the rejection rate of this journal at the initial screening stage is 50 to 60%. This open access journal was started in 2017, and 200 articles have been published in PubMed over 1.5 years. The journal to which I...
  • Anonymous
  • Jun 27, 2018
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The journal I have submitted to requires the signature of all the authors when submitting a paper. The co-authors reside in different parts of the world, so it will take too much time if we send the document by post to one person, they sign it and send back and then we send it out to the next person. We are thinking of taking the signature of each person on a different copy of the document rather than on the same copy, so that there are 4 signed documents in total. Is that acceptable?
  • Anonymous
  • Jun 27, 2018
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