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What are the first things journal editors look at in a submission package?

I am about to submit my first manuscript for publication. Since journal editors receive hundreds of manuscripts, I would like to know what aspects they check first? I would like to ensure that my submission makes a good impression. 11689 reads Submission ...

October 16, 2013 - 6:32 pm
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Of the publication options offered by the journal, which one should I choose?

My paper has been accepted and the journal has offered me the following publication options: (1) Publish your article open access with Springer’s Open Choice option (if the journal is not a fully open access one). (2) Transfer the copyright of your articl ...

October 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm
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Can I correct an error in my manuscript after it has been submitted?

I have just resubmitted my revised manuscript. However, I found a mistake in the manuscript after resubmitting it. I want to correct the placement of one sentence. I am not sure whether my paper will be accepted, but is there any chance that I can correct ...

December 1, 2014 - 3:42 pm
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What are the submission guidelines regarding experimental work?

I received this comment from the journal editor: "Can you indicate whether all experimental work carried out for this submission has followed all necessary guidelines? Please specify details." How should I reply to this? What does "guidelin ...

January 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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What does the status "Evaluation recommendation" mean?

I submitted my paper to a journal more than a month ago. The editor emailed me saying he cannot get in touch with the reviewers I recommended, so he asked me to suggest other reviewers. After I re-recommended reviewers, the status changed from "Under ...

March 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
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How long will the status of my paper show "Under Review?"

The current status of my paper is "Under Review." I would like to know how long it will take for the review process to complete. How long should I wait before sending an inquiry to the editor? 7211 reads Submission and Peer Review journal status ...

March 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
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How to draft the authorship contribution statement

The journal requires that I should provide an "Authorship Contribution" statement when I submit my paper. But the journal website does not provide any template or guidelines about this. What should I do? How can I ensure that the authorship cont ...

May 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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