I recently submitted my first paper to a philosophy journal. After about a month, the status switched from "Awaiting Reviewer Scores" to "Awaiting recommendation". Then a few days later it switched back to "Awaiting referee assignment" again. Thus, seemingly, the review process ended only for a second one to be initiated by the EA just days later.
- Why would the system change back to "Awaiting referee assignment"?
- Does this mean that EA has sent the manuscript out for a second review?
- Why would the EA send the manuscript out for a second review?
- Is the EA unsatisfied with the referees' report, so he wants to get an additional review?