We submitted a manuscript, received the reviews, and answered them all. We answered all of their comments, every single one, but my simple question is that if we are obliged to mention every minor change we do in the manuscript or not.

  • I do not mention any changes not requested by reviewers. Say during revision, I find an error. I will not mention the correction. Jun 27, 2021 at 0:24

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When you say "answered" I assume you mean addressed the comments in the manuscript itself. But, no, you needn't list all changes, especially minor ones. Let the new version stand for itself.

There is a tradeoff in listing minor changes. While it might help that same reviewer do a quick scan of the new version, it also makes it less likely they will treat the new version as an organic whole.

List any major changes and point to changes caused by special concerns of reviewers, of course.

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    Thank you so much @Buffy for continuous help and support...
    – Naps
    Jun 26, 2021 at 13:40
  • Do we add highlights (i.e yellow color) in the manuscript to the changes that are related to our answers?
    – Naps
    Jun 26, 2021 at 14:37
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    Please not yellow. discoveryeye.org/print-and-web-design-for-older-adults Jun 26, 2021 at 19:29
  • No, don't use highlighting. Let the paper be the paper. Ad thanks to @TerryLoring for the note on considering older readers, which should be a general concern.
    – Buffy
    Jun 26, 2021 at 19:35

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