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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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My paper has been submitted to a journal 2 months ago. Till date, the status is "With editor". I have sent 3 different mails to the editor inquiring when I can expect it to be under review but I did not get any response. According to Elsevier statistics, this journal takes 5 weeks for the first decision. What should I do?
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I submitted an article to Botanica Marina and the status "With managing editor search" has not changed for more than a month now. What does this mean?
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I submitted a paper to the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences on 2017.11.03. Here are the status changes that followed: With editor: 2017.11.03 With editor: 2017.11.05 Reviewer invited: 2017.11.26 Under review: 2017.11.26 (23 days after submission)  Ready for Decision: 2018.1.15 (50 days review, 73 days since submission) Decision pending: 2018.1.18 (till 2018.1.29) Does this imply rejection? How long does it take to get a decision normally? I'm so anxious, when can I...
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 7, 2018
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My research topic is "genomic analysis". I think my topic is not excellent, however, I would like to publish it in an SCIE journal. It was just rejected by PLOS ONE. Is there any suitable journal?  I have another manuscript. It is a colon cancer paper made by multicenter perspective and n is 60 people. However, data is not positive. Could you please recommend me any possible SCIE journal(over IF 3)? 
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 2, 2018
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https://www.openpublish.eu/ This conference said all the papers will be published on Springer Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing - ISSN 2194-5357. So, will this be a  journal paper or conference paper?
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I submitted my manuscript to the Journal of Land Degradation and Development which is an online Wiley journal. My submission was done on 24 January 2018. After one day, the status changed to "Under Review." Does this mean that my manuscript has been given to reviewers or it still with the editor for internal or desk review? I am a bit confused about how the status can be change to"Under review" just one day after submission. Please help me understand the real meaning of this status. Many thanks...
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Hello! I have submitted my manuscript to a journal via the online submission system. It’s been 3 months and the status  is showing "Submitted" ever since. While tracking the status I found it has not been sent to reviewers. Also, I sent an inquiry after 1 month of submission and received the reply that it takes 2-4 months to review a manuscript and if accepted, it will be available online in 4-8 months. I sent another inquiry at the end of 2 months of submission regarding the status but...
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 30, 2018
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I have submitted my paper to an English journal managed by a Japanese medical society. During the review process, the journal office contacted the Institutional Review Board of my university, and requested them to submit the documents for ethical review regarding my research. I have already mentioned the ethical review number on my paper and also sent a copy of the approval (written in Japanese). However, I have also told the Review Board to send all the necessary documents to the journal as...
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 30, 2018
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I submitted a research article to a Springer journal on 24/12/2017. The status of the paper was "With editor" till 23/01/2018, and the date was once updated on 11/01/2018. On 24/01/2018, the status changed to "Decision in process." What does this imply? Looking forward to your valuable reply. 
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 29, 2018
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I submitted my article for the first time on October 2016 and in revised version on June 2017. Till date, I have not received a final decision. I asked for my paper's status in September but the journal said that my manuscript is under review. I sent another email to the editor in December, but received the same reply. What should I do? Let me explain to you that publishing an article is a partial requirement towards finishing my PhD research project, and the time given to me to do so is near...

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