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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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About one month ago, I got an e-mail from the journal editor asking me to revise my manuscript. I thought it was a major revision because I got this email for the first time after submission. However, the reviewers' opinion was that it was an interesting and well written article and no parts need to be corrected. The state of my manuscript is now "accepted" on the "manuscripts with decisions" dated on 05 - Mar - 2018 and under "pending transfer to production" stage. So, I thought the journal...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 5, 2018
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I submitted my paper last November to a Springer journal in the field of computer science. The submission has passed through the usual workflow of peer review. It was under review till 1st March 2018, and then the status changed to "Reviews completed". Since then, the status has remained unchanged.  Meanwhile, the status date has changed twice. I think this is happening because the submission is receiving more reviews. When I sent an inquiry, the editorial office of the journal informed me that...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 3, 2018
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I submitted my paper to a journal under BioMed Central, as I heard that it had a relatively speedy s peer review process and publication time. However, there was no progress for 1 month after I submitted my paper, so I sent a reminder and then my paper was sent to the Editor. 3 months after submission, I sent a second reminder, but there was no response. 6 months later, I sent a third reminder. Finally, I got a decision, but it was a reject because a suitable reviewer had not been found. I an...
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 30, 2018
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I had submitted a manuscript to a journal. First day, it showed "With editor," then after one day, it showed "Under review." After that, within one day it showed "Ready for Decision." Is this a negative signal?
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I have done a peer review for a manuscript. I was requested its re-review and I agreed. However, I found that the author answered only to the comments made by other reviewers, excluding mine. I assume that the journal editor did not send my comments to the author. In such case, do I have to do a re-review? Or, can I just resend my original comments again?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 20, 2018
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How long does it take for the submission to change from ‘Reviewer Invited’ to ‘Under Review’? I submitted a research paper in a journal, and for the last 12 days the status of the manuscript is displayed as ‘Reviewer Invited’. Is this time normal? Will this status change into ‘Under Review’?
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I am preparing to submit my paper, which is already rejected by two journals, to a third journal. The Editor in Chief of the third journal was also the editor of the first journal. (His rejection comment stated: “you may be able to publish your paper if it would be revised successfully.) In such a case, is there any custom to convey any message to the Editor in Chief in the cover letter?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
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I want to submit a paper on microbial genomics, but I have difficulties in selecting journals. Which journal publishes quickly? I also wonder if there is a site where I can see impact factors of various journals at a glance.
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
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Three months ago, my paper was accepted in a reputed mathematics journal. The editor then asked me to send the .tex file of the paper in LATEX as per their journal's style and I sent the same. While the paper was waiting for online publication, I found some errors had been introduced in the article during the typesetting process. I immediately contacted the editor about this issue andhe corrected my paper and replaced old one by a new final version on their website. But they already had...
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At the revision stage, we added one teacher as co-corresponding author. While submitting the revised version, the editor asked us to submit a formal request with agreement from all authors. Is there any template for this? Should authors sign in English or Chinese?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
  • 440 views

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