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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 had submitted a manuscript to a journal. First day, it showed "With editor," then after one day, it showed "Under review." After that, within one day it showed "Ready for Decision." Is this a negative signal?
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I have done a peer review for a manuscript. I was requested its re-review and I agreed. However, I found that the author answered only to the comments made by other reviewers, excluding mine. I assume that the journal editor did not send my comments to the author. In such case, do I have to do a re-review? Or, can I just resend my original comments again?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 20, 2018
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How long does it take for the submission to change from ‘Reviewer Invited’ to ‘Under Review’? I submitted a research paper in a journal, and for the last 12 days the status of the manuscript is displayed as ‘Reviewer Invited’. Is this time normal? Will this status change into ‘Under Review’?
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I want to submit a paper on microbial genomics, but I have difficulties in selecting journals. Which journal publishes quickly? I also wonder if there is a site where I can see impact factors of various journals at a glance.
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
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I am preparing to submit my paper, which is already rejected by two journals, to a third journal. The Editor in Chief of the third journal was also the editor of the first journal. (His rejection comment stated: “you may be able to publish your paper if it would be revised successfully.) In such a case, is there any custom to convey any message to the Editor in Chief in the cover letter?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
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Three months ago, my paper was accepted in a reputed mathematics journal. The editor then asked me to send the .tex file of the paper in LATEX as per their journal's style and I sent the same. While the paper was waiting for online publication, I found some errors had been introduced in the article during the typesetting process. I immediately contacted the editor about this issue andhe corrected my paper and replaced old one by a new final version on their website. But they already had...
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Not long after submitting my manuscript, I got acceptance with some comments from a reviewer. To what extent should I revise since my manuscript is already accepted?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
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At the revision stage, we added one teacher as co-corresponding author. While submitting the revised version, the editor asked us to submit a formal request with agreement from all authors. Is there any template for this? Should authors sign in English or Chinese?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript to a journal on September.  After a few days the status changed to under review and after 5 months the status changed to all essential reviews are complete and presently the status is final decision awaited. The submission status has not changed since the last 3 weeks. How long this stage normally takes? is it too early to ask the editor (?) about the status of my paper?”
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 11, 2018
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“What does it indicate when the submission status changes from “with managing editor search” to “all reviews complete?” I had previously submitted my manuscript to a journal with scholarone submission system and initially the status was “with managing editor search” which remained for more than two months and then changed to all reviews complete”

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