Q: Why has the status of my submitted manuscript changed from "review" to "archive"?

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After I submitted the manuscript, the initial status was "review". After almost 2 weeks, the status changed to "archive". It is no longer in the active submissions section. I am yet to receive any feedback from the journal. What does the new status archive mean?

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The status "archive" means that the manuscript is no longer "active" in the journal submission system and has been filed away in the journal's archives. Generally speaking, this status is displayed once the journal's review process for a manuscript is considered closed, which is after the decision. I assume you have not received the decision letter or any other intimation either through the submission system or via email. If that's the case, I think you should write to the journal editor and ask for a clarification.

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