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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 a manuscript to a journal A of American Chemical Society through ACS Paragon Plus in the beginning of April. But the editor immediately informed me that my manuscript was not suitable for their journal, and recommended transferring it to their affiliated journal B. I sent a reply accepting their recommendation in the middle of April and I transferred my manuscript to journal B through ACS Paragon Plus after revising the format. Two days later, I submitted the Complete Journal...
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I found an appropriate conference that meets my topic, however, I don't know how this conference is good and I am worried about whether it is ok to submit my conference paper.IEEE Conference is somewhat reliable, but this conference name is a little bit different. The name is IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES 2018). The conference homepage is https://www.iecbes.org. Could you give me a tip on choosing a right conference?
  • Anonymous
  • May 16, 2018
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I submitted my manuscript to an Elsevier journal. Review for the manuscript was completed within a month and the status showed “Ready for decision” for the past 2 months. It is a paid journal but they sent incorrect bank details (different from that mentioned on the journal's website). I requested them twice to send the correct details but received no reply from them. Can I withdraw my manuscript or should I wait for their response? If I withdraw my manuscript, will it have any bad effect on my...
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I submitted a manuscript to a journal hosted by Elsevier and after four days, the status changed to "With editor". However, it took 6 weeks before the status changed to "Under editor evaluation" directly. It seems like the editor skipped the "Under review" process which seems very weird to me. Has anyone else experienced such a situation before?
  • Anonymous
  • May 10, 2018
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My paper has been accepted and the status has changed to "send to production." Do I need to do anything? There is no mail from the journal. I just saw this on the submission system and there are no instructions from the editor. What should I do?
  • Anonymous
  • May 10, 2018
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I first submitted an article to BMC Public Health on July 24th, 2017. The associate editor (this journal has open peer review system; thus, I could know who was the reviewer) requested revisions twice, which I complied with, but the final decision was a rejection. I received the decision by mail on March 20th, 2018. It took almost 8 months.According to the reviewer, the paper did not contain the right message and needed a significant overhaul to be published. I fully respect the reviewer's...
  • Anonymous
  • May 10, 2018
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We submitted a research article in October 2017. The corresponding author told me that the manuscript was rejected; but actually, the Chief Editor and reviewers had asked for revision and resubmission. Usually in ScholarOne, there are two months for revision as per the journal website. However, I resubmitted the article on April 13, 2018. After resubmission, if I remember correctly, the status changes were – “Admin processing,” “Assigning AE” and “Selecting reviewers.” I wonder if the article...
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I should have published only the data in Figshare to submit to PLOS ONE, but I have, by mistake, published the figure & table also in Figshare. If I submit the same figure & table to PLOS ONE, will that regarded as a duplicate submission?
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I submitted my manuscript to a journal in November 2017. One month later, the status changed to “Reviewer selection,” and there has been no progress since then. I have inquired thrice as of today, but each time the editor just replied that “we are currently searching for a reviewer”. I have heard that it takes approximately 2 to 4 weeks on an average to find a reviewer, but I have waited for 6 months. Would this situation be considered as a sufficient reason for manuscript withdrawal?
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 25, 2018
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Hi all! I submitted a manuscript in January this year, and it didn't make any progress until late March. In April, the status changed from "Editor Assigned" to "Editor declined invitation" and after one week "Editor Assigned" and then "Reviewers assigned". However, today (25th April), I received another update, "Editor declined invitation". Does this mean the reviewers that the editor assigned declined the invitation or the editor himself/herself declined the invitation. Also, does this mean I...

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