About three weeks ago, I submitted a paper to a highly reputable physics journal. (I had another paper recently published in this journal as well.) I have been checking the status continuously, and today I saw the following as a follow-up to a referee request:
message received (not a report)
I am curious about this status update, as I have never encountered it before. What does this notification mean – rejection of my paper or acceptance? It would be really appreciated if anyone could share experience on this.