I am new to research and sent my first research article to a journal for publication. Today they sent me a mail saying that my "manuscript has been accepted subject to revision". For your reference, here's the entire mail of the reviews. I am sorry, it's too long.
I have already fixed the referencing and citation issues. My question is, do I have to work on the methodology and literature review as well or are they mere suggestions that I can overlook?
Please help this noob researcher.
"Reviewers comments are attached below which are intended to help you to improve your paper for final publication.
The manuscript has been accepted subject to revisions. Please find the attached comments from the peer reviewers and take the following actions: 1. Review the manuscript according to the reviewers' comments. 2. Provide a response to each of the reviewers' comments in a separate, new and modified Word document. 3. The abstract should be limited to 150-190 words. MLA 8th or APA 7th edition should be followed for referencing. Please rewrite the abstract/ article (if applicable) and send back the complete article in a single WORD file ASAP. Send both the original and the revised manuscripts conforming to the reviewers' comments.
The study is new, usable, and informative as per the current scenario in today's era.
Author/s are advised to format the paper as per the journal template (APA 7).
The Paper is good and is recommended for acceptance.
Plagiarism – 4% only
Title may be modified
To be published this paper:
needs to rewrite the Abstract mentioning the findings/result as well
To make those unique, all in text citations and work cited are to check with (MLA 8th / ) APA 7th edition required by the Journal
- in text citations and Works Cited/ References need to be modified/ edited
may include researcher's own findings/judgments along with his/her brief critical analysis in the last section of the paper
-the article/paper should be 4000 to 6000 words long
STRENGTHS This article is recommended for publication for the following strengths:
analytical, con/textual, and argumentative discussion throughout ...’
To be published :
needs to include recent references from the last 2-10 years/ Literature Review should be enriched
To make those unique, all in text citations and References are to (re)check with APA 7th edition as required by the Journal
Theoretical framework must be developed
Modify/ update Works Cited / References
REVIEW 3 : AUTHOR: N/A ----------- Overall evaluation ----------- SCORE: 4/5 (Good ), accepted after minor revision. *Resubmit after modification "
Thank you for reading. Your response will be highly appreciated and will contribute to my academic life.