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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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Been looking for answers to your questions on peer review? Here are some!
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Dos and don’ts for a great cover letterIn an earlier post, I had described the features of a good cover letter. Here, I’ll pick up where I left off and present a simple checklist of dos and don’ts that you should keep in mind when writing your cover lette
Writing an effective cover letter for  journal submission
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Most journals require that a cover letter be submitted along with each manuscript submitted for publication. Unfortunately, few authors are aware of the actual impact that a cover letter can have
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I am about to submit my first manuscript for publication. Since journal editors receive hundreds of manuscripts, I would like to know what aspects they check first? I would like to ensure that my submission makes a good impression.
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Top 10 mistakes authors make---As compiled by a committee of journal editors
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What are the most common mistakes authors make? I will share the views of a committee of journal editors, who are also the compilers of the popular medical style guide, the AMA (Association of Medical Editors) Manual of Style.  
Dealing with peer review comments
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Comments by peer reviewers and journal editors are meant to help authors improve their manuscript. Follow the three golden rules when responding to reviewer comments.
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I conducted a study on the beneficial effects of a Chinese herbal medicine in patients with osteoporosis. The results seem positive but the statistical tests indicate only a weak correlation for the benefits of treatment. I am in a hurry to get this paper published because it will increase my chances for a promotion, which is due soon. I’m worried that the journal will reject my paper if my results are not strong. How should I position my results?
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Hello! I have submitted my paper to a journal and it has been 1.5 months since then. How long should I normally wait for the editor’s response, and when should I send a reminder email? Also, if I send a reminder email, what kind of message is appropriate and would not offend the journal editor? Please give me advice.
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