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Hi I have a paper submitted to a journal. The manuscript has been under review for 2 years now. I made 2 attempts at contact with one of the editors at separate times last year but with no success at getting a response. I also emailed the other editor - same outcome. I left it alone for a year before again making contact a few days ago. Same result: no response. My manuscript has been sitting there for 2 years. I don't know what to do next: either withdraw the paper or wait another while longer. Can anyone advise? I would be grateful for suggestions. Thanks.

  • Same answer: academia.stackexchange.com/questions/142485/… Although in this case, 2 years makes it sound like the journal is dead. – Allure Jan 20 at 23:43
  • I doubt that they will respond to your withdrawal request also. Just write the publisher directly. – Coder Jan 21 at 6:59
  • Thanks for your suggestions – Premier Jan 21 at 15:59
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Two years is pretty long by any standard. I would suggest to withdraw and submit elsewhere.

  • Thanks for your suggestions – Premier Jan 21 at 15:59

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