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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 my manuscript to the Journal of Land Degradation and Development which is an online Wiley journal. My submission was done on 24 January 2018. After one day, the status changed to "Under Review." Does this mean that my manuscript has been given to reviewers or it still with the editor for internal or desk review? I am a bit confused about how the status can be change to"Under review" just one day after submission. Please help me understand the real meaning of this status. Many thanks...
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Hello! I have submitted my manuscript to a journal via the online submission system. It’s been 3 months and the status  is showing "Submitted" ever since. While tracking the status I found it has not been sent to reviewers. Also, I sent an inquiry after 1 month of submission and received the reply that it takes 2-4 months to review a manuscript and if accepted, it will be available online in 4-8 months. I sent another inquiry at the end of 2 months of submission regarding the status but...
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 30, 2018
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I have submitted my paper to an English journal managed by a Japanese medical society. During the review process, the journal office contacted the Institutional Review Board of my university, and requested them to submit the documents for ethical review regarding my research. I have already mentioned the ethical review number on my paper and also sent a copy of the approval (written in Japanese). However, I have also told the Review Board to send all the necessary documents to the journal as...
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 30, 2018
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I submitted a research article to a Springer journal on 24/12/2017. The status of the paper was "With editor" till 23/01/2018, and the date was once updated on 11/01/2018. On 24/01/2018, the status changed to "Decision in process." What does this imply? Looking forward to your valuable reply. 
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 29, 2018
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I submitted my article for the first time on October 2016 and in revised version on June 2017. Till date, I have not received a final decision. I asked for my paper's status in September but the journal said that my manuscript is under review. I sent another email to the editor in December, but received the same reply. What should I do? Let me explain to you that publishing an article is a partial requirement towards finishing my PhD research project, and the time given to me to do so is near...
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I plan to submit a mansuscript to a scientific journal. I need to ask the journal to give me a discount on APC while submission. Can you give me an example of how to ask for such a discount?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 17, 2018
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In the past, I tried to submit to an SCI journal an article with a part of my Ph.D. thesis but gave up. Now, I would like to write a new paper to the SCI journal because this topic has recently become an issue. The results of my thesis regarding this topic would the main results and the additional experiment will be included in a comparison. At this time, how should I indicate acknowledging part?    
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 15, 2018
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I have clicked on "Agree to review" based on your reply, and then the page went to the page to submit revised manuscript. However, I have not finished revision, so I closed it. Then the status changed to "Submit Revision", and there is a "resume" button on left bottom of the page. But the "Revision Due Date" has changed: it got pushed around 10 days and is 26th Feb now. Is it normal? I should submit before Feb 26th instead of Feb18th, right? Thank you. 
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2018
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I didn't notice that I am listed as both first author and corresponding author when I submitted the paper. I want to change it now and move my supervisor who is second author to corresponding author. But right now paper is still under revision and not accepted yet. It seems impolite to change it suddenly. When can I mail journal to explain this situation which won't be impolite nor offending to editor? Do you have any mail template regarding this matter to share?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2018
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What a corresponding author should do after journal submission
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The previous post explained the main duties of the corresponding author before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. This post talks about what a corresponding author should do after manuscript submission and who should be the corresponding author for a manuscript.

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