Status descriptions in journal submission systems

Once a paper is submitted to a journal, the author can track its progress through the online submission system of the journal. However, status descriptions are often journal specific and can be confusing for authors. Authors usually feel anxious, making it even more difficult for them to interpret the status descriptions and decide the right course of action after each status change. This series of posts helps authors understand different status descriptions and their meanings.

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