Q: What does the status "Editor appointed" indicate?
The status has changed from "one reviewer report received to Editor appointed" but I don't understand the latest status.
Thank you for your question. The "editor appointed" status indicates that your manuscript is currently being checked by a journal editor. The journal editor will screen the manuscript to gauge its scientific value and adherence to journal requirements. The journal editor will also check whether the manuscript falls within the scope of the journal. Based on these checks, the journal editor will decide whether the manuscript can be sent further for a peer review.
Hope this helps. All the best for your submission!