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I have submitted my mathematical paper to a journal in November 2018. After that, it has the status "Awaiting Referee Selection" during 4 months. I contacted the Editor-in-Chief for his support, luckily, he is very nice. The result is that the status of the paper has been "under review" in March 2019 and he said that:

I hope to receive the reports of the referees by mid-April.

However, today (April 24, 2019) I still has not received the first decision. Should I contact the Editor-in-Chief again or not? Thank you for your comments.

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  • Are you asking "How to contact the editor" or "Should you contact the editor"? – Solar Mike Apr 24 at 16:12
  • @Solar Mike Should I contact the Editor-in-Chief again or not. – MichaelCarrick Apr 24 at 16:19


Mid-april was last week, and his response implied that he couldn't be sure to receive the reports (who could be sure of how long reviewers take?). I suggest you wait at least one week, ideally two before contacting him.

  • Thank you very much for your comment. I completely agree with you and I will wait 2 weeks before contacting him. – MichaelCarrick Apr 24 at 17:00

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