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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 am a graduate student wanting to pursue a career in research. I hear people saying that it is good to publish in peer-reviewed journals. What does peer-review mean?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 13, 2015
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I have submitted my paper some time ago. Over the last few days, I noticed that the status is changing quite fast, and it seems that some steps are skipped. What does this imply? If I want to contact journal editor, how should I draft my mail?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 13, 2015
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The status of my manuscript says "Decision made," for nearly a week now, but I have not yet got any mail from the editor. What could this mean?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 5, 2015
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My paper is rejected and editor encouraged me to revise and resubmit. He stated in his mail that the journal has a 3% rejection rate. Should I re-submit to the same journal or submit to another journal?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 1, 2015
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Once you submit your manuscript, you are likely to be in a state of perpetual anxiety, wondering if your manuscript has already been reviewed, why it is taking so long, or if you should write to the editor for a status update. This animated video takes you through the steps involved in the publication process so that you have a clear idea of how the process works.
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At my institution, whenever we submit a paper, the contact author has to be our supervisor. My field is very niche and there are very few journals in this field. Hence, all the members in our lab submit manuscript to only two journals. We have submitted 3 manuscripts with different first authors but the same contact author to one particular journal. Though the topics are quite different, I still feel worried. Is this fine? How to solve this issue?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 16, 2015
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I received this comment from the journal editor: "Can you indicate whether all experimental work carried out for this submission has followed all necessary guidelines? Please specify details." How should I reply to this? What does "guidelines" stand for?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 16, 2015
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I am a non-native speaker of English and this is my first article. My manuscript has been conditionally accepted, with a request for major revisions. Most of the revisions suggested are language issues. Can I take the help of someone who is not a co-author, but can help me improve the language of my paper?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 9, 2015
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Responding to peer reviewer comments requesting for major revisions is indeed a daunting task for most authors! Although this requires a lot of effort, it contributes to improving your paper, making it worthwhile. This video provides some useful tips that will help you respond to peer reviewer comments effectively. 
Top 10 Q&As of 2014
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2014 has been very busy for the Editage Insights team as he was flooded with questions. These questions have helped us identify some of the major areas of concern for researchers in 2014. Here we bring you the top 10 questions of 2014. 

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