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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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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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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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