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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 have submitted a paper to a journal, but I've not yet recieved the acknowledgement email. So I contacted the professors in Korea and asked them to confirm if the editorial administrator had successfully received my paper or not. But I was told not to contact other professors from now on, since they are to work on peer review. I have no idea about the circumstances in Korea, and I just wanted to check if my paper was received or not, but I might make the professors in Korea feel bad. Should I...
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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I submitted one paper to a journal a few months ago. Now I have received the second round of reviewer comments. One reviewer said, "It could be informative to add some stainings of integrin signaling like P-FAK or P-Src and/or TGFb signaling (P-Smad)" Should I add more experiments? My paper topic is about the relationship between one molecular and tissue hardness. It's nothing to do with integrin signaling. If I add some stainings, it means I need to revise paper extensively. Do you think I...
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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The journal that I would like to submit my manuscript requests the guidelines for method used for research. In my case, I worked to measure for anxiety, notious, hope and used method of assistive measure, correction measure. They ask to get them agreed by contacting each author but I have no idea how to contact them and how to process. Should I collect all email address by all means and ask them whether it will be fine to use the measurements? I wonder which exatactly, needs to be disclosed and...
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How can I write a financial disclosure for the journal? Isn't it too simple to mention it as 'none'?
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I have submitted the manuscript to the journal (the approximate IF is 5.5), and received the decision only after 3 days after submission. There is no comment by Reviewer, and Associate Editor (AE) is suggesting the revision and the resubmission as de novo, which looks major revision actually. As for this journal, the acceptance rate is 10% or less, and the manuscripts under the defined criteria are often rejected immediately. The comment by AE says “After an in-house evaluation by the Editors...
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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My submission stayed at "reviewer invited" for more than two months, so I sent an e-mail to journal. They said they couldn't get through reviewers and suggested that I withdraw my paper. What should I do?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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I am in the middle of submitting my clinical trial to Elsevier. I sent an email to the journal asking where to submit my paper, and they sent me a link. However, the file limit that the page suggests is 20MB, whereas my paper exceeds 200MB. In this case, do I have to sent the summary of my paper? It will be nice if you could help me as I could not find more details on the website.  Here is the link they sent me.  https://service.elsevier.com/app/contact/supporthub/publishing/ 이    
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I am submitting my paper to Chemical Engineering Journal (ECJ) which requires suggesting 3 peer reviewers with recommendation reason. I want to know what do I need to pay attention to while outlining recommendation reason? Do you have any suggest? Is there any template I can refer to? Thanks! 
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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Is there any problem to withdraw the manuscript decided as “Major revision” and submit it to another journal? According to the decision letter, resubmission was suggested if I could follow all the comments. I think I can follow most of them, but I want to submit the manuscript to another journal. In that case, what should I mention in the cover letter?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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During a manuscript submission, I was transferred to another workplace and my affiliation changed accordingly. Should I change my affiliation on my manuscript to the new one, or should I keep it as it was? And if I was relocated to the new workplace BEFORE the manuscript submission, should I use the new affiliation?
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
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