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I sent an article to a top journal. It was reviewed by 2 reviewers. The decision made was 'revision'. I revised the manuscript and sent a detailed point by point response to reviewer comments. During revision the status changed directly from 'with editor' to 'decision in process' within a span of 4 days. I was under the impression that the reviewers would go through the paper again and based on their comments a decision would be made by the editor. But it seems that the editor is making the decision himself. Is this correct? . The result is yet to be received, so fingers crossed ;)

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  • Not necessarily. – user2768 Apr 20 '18 at 15:31
  • Welcome! From this question about journal workflow, it seems that "Decision in Process" can mean the editor is making the decision OR that it's going back out to reviewers. Good luck! – cactus_pardner Apr 20 '18 at 15:40

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