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By mistake, I clicked on "Author Decline to Revise" and my paper got withdrawn. Do you think I can get it back? I uploaded all the documents that the reviewers asked for and created the response letter, but it got withdrawn. What should I do? 
  • Anonymous
  • Sep 25, 2017
Unique gene therapy found to reverse multiple sclerosis in mice
It is believed that there’s no cure for multiple sclerosis but treatment can help recovery from attacks and manage symptoms. However, a new gene therapy technique has been tested in animal models and has successfully reversed multiple sclerosis.   
13 Takeaways from the 2017 Peer Review Congress in Chicago
Here, I share some personal observations and thoughts while attending the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago, which dedicated three days to intensive discussions about peer review and its role in scholarly publishing.
World's first molecular robot can build molecules
The benefits of miniaturizing machinery are plenty. Apart from the obvious cost advantages since the material and power requirements are greatly reduced, the potential applications of miniature machinery are many. Therefore, when researchers developed a molecular robot that performs basic tasks, it’s definitely a win for science.     
A report of posters exhibited at the 2017 Peer Review Congress
Editage Insights attended the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of the poster sessions from the last two days of the conference. The posters were categorized under 14 broad topics such as authorship and contributorship; conflict of interest; integrity and misconduct; and editorial and peer review process, etc. Read the report to know more.
Usage of p values sparks heated debate among academics
P value is the most commonly reported statistic in research papers, and is probably the most misunderstood and misused of all statistics. Now academics are divided on whether or not the threshold of p value, which is 0.05, should be reduced to avoid its misuse. Read on to know what prominent researchers think about this issue.   
Scientists use artificial photosynthesis to produce fuel
Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy. This energy is used by the organisms to fuel their activities. Now scientists have succeeded in harnessing the power of photosynthesis in a manner that rivals the efficiency with which the process takes place naturally.     
2017 Ig Nobel Prize honors cats’ fluid dynamics, study on why old men have big ears, and more
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor “research that makes people laugh and then think.” Read on to know who were the winners of the prize for the year 2017 and what their curiosity-arousing research was. 
Pre-publication and post-publication Issues: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the third day of the conference. The sessions presented during the second half of Day 3 discussed pre- and post-publication issues. Read the report to know more.
Post-publication issues and peer review: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress. In line with the theme of innovations in peer review, the session on post-publication issues on day three of the conference included interesting presentations that went beyond the journal and looked at commenting platforms and indexing databases.