I drafted a manuscript at the end of August. Most coauthors and the corresponding authors have reviewed it. It is almost finished but not submitted yet. It is a bit frustrating. I wanted to ask if it is normal that there can be a delay between first draft and submission.
With my experience, it really depends. When we are 2 or 3 authors only, it is relatively quick. However, when we are more than 5 authors, the process of correcting a manuscript can take many months. Coauthors have to provide their input and may have different opinions on potential experiments to repeat or additional work to do.
So, did you also have to wait months for a paper to be submitted after having written it?