I submitted an accepted paper after a second revision to a springer journal on 24th Avril and the status stayed at "Revisions Being Processed " for two days. The status changed to "Editor Assigned" on the 27th. However, it remained at "Editor Assigned" for two days, and the date changed on 29th Avril. What does it mean?

Thank you very much.

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    I would guess that an automated system updated the record because someone reviewed it. In geek speak, the record was "touched."
    – Buffy
    May 5, 2020 at 12:46
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    I think I've developed the perfect way to handle status information generated by an automated editorial system: Ignore it. May 5, 2020 at 15:55

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Most likely someone touched the submission, but the status didn't advance. My guess would be that an editor was assigned but declined, and they've assigned another editor.

In any case it's not something to worry about, because it's just the journal's interior processes over which you have no control.


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