An original work has been submitted about 2 months ago to a journal thru their online interface and its status is still locked into "editor invited". Would it be rude to remind them about this?

Oddly I've talked to the editor sometimes before sending my manuscript and she was always quick to reply, so I guess this status has to do with looking for another editor specialized in that field or for reviewers? I fear this may cut down chances for paper to get published.

Thank you

Edit: I've seen that similar topic about 3 months but I believe it's different since it refers to a larger timeframe and a different, more advanced status in the peer-review process.



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