I recently submitted a manuscript to a prestigious journal in my field. The manuscript is now under "minor revision" status and the reviewer only asked me to provide percentages in one of the table. The comments are positive and I think the overall chance of acceptance is quite high.
The thing is, as I go through my manuscript, I found one minor editorial error, that is, the supplemental materials are marked incorrectly (the supplemental material 1 appeared after supplemental material 2, not in the order of appearance. But the supplemental materials are correct, not missing or mismatched). It seems that the editors and reviewers are not aware of tis mistake.
So my question is, what should I do? There seems to be three options:
- Correct this editorial error before resubmission and notify the editor in the cover letter. The decision letter has stated
Do not make additional change unless absolutely necessary.
- Correct this error anyway without notifying the editorial office since the error is quite trivial.
- Don't correct this error now and wait till the copyediting process.
What would you guys suggest me do?
I don't want to leave bad impression on the editors and reviewers and jeopardize the chances of acceptance of my article.