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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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My manuscript was rejected by a journal after review, but the reviewer’s comment was helpful and recommended me the submission to its affiliate open journal. The impact factor of the original journal is 0.8, and the affiliate open journal is 1.8. I am reluctant to pay an article processing charge, but would the possibility of accept be increased if I transfer my manuscript to the affiliate open journal? This is my very first submission to a journal, so I want to make something achieved asap. By...
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 24, 2017
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It's a paper about Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience and the target journal is Psychophysiology. What's the acceptable duplicate percentage for this journal?
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One ex-employee was a part of the project of which we are publishing now. Is it correct to mention her name as ex-employee or should we use her last educational affiliation?
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Today I was told by the editor that Khizar journal of humanities & social sciences has been included in Emergency list of Thomson & Reuters. I am searching that list but could not find. Can somebody tell me what the Emergency journals mean? And are they indexed in T&R?
How to respond to a “revise and resubmit” decision from a journal: 10 Steps to a successful revision
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After months of working on your research paper, receiving a "revise and resubmit" decision from the journal can be very disheartening. The key is to remain calm and address the reviewers' suggestions for revision in a systematic manner. This article provides 10 easy-to-follow steps that will guide you through the revision and then the resubmission of your paper.
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I have submitted a paper to a medical journal. The editor refused it, and after my approval, sent it to a transfer system that suggested an open access journal. It is the open journal of a prestigious publisher, with high-impact factor journals. However, the open access journal has no impact factor yet. What are the consequences of publishing in the open access journal of a high impact publisher, versus publishing in another journal with lower impact factor? In the future, will the open access...
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Hi, I found that the online submission system of the journal only has one contact author by default, but what if I have two authors for both contact author and first author? Should I just pick one during submission, and then explain it in the manuscript? Thanks!
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I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier Journal and the status remains "Submitted to Journal" for the last 3 months. The manuscript has not yet been given a reference number either. What should I do?
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2017
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Our paper, submitted in April to a Springer journal, was under review till September 21. Even though it is past three weeks, there is no reply. We wrote to the editor and were told that the paper is under editorial decision. But the online tracking  system shows the status "Reviews completed." 
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • 768 views
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The status of my article hasn't changed for months, so I sent an email to the journal. They replied as follows "All the invited reviewers have declined the review invitation and considering the specialization of the subject we are unable to get quality reviewers. The editor is working to secure reviewers to review your paper." Is it a good time to suggest them some reviewers? How can I write this email?
  • Dr. m
  • Oct 11, 2017
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