Q: What should I do if my paper is showing "under editor evaluation" for over a month?
My article is submitted to an Elsevier journal. Six months after submission, it went to "Under review" for one month. Now it's over one month and the status is showing "Under editor evaluation." What does it mean? Should I send an email to the editor or just wait?
When the status changes to "Under editor evaluation" after "Under review," it means that peer review for the paper is now done and the editor is going through the reviews and the paper to arrive at a decision. Since it has been showing the same status for over a month, you can write to the editor inquiring by when you can expect to see a status change or by when you can expect a decision on your paper.