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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 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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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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