The journals I am talking about are those accepted by Scopus etc, Elsevier journals for example.
From my personal morals, I consider it my right as an author after a submission to a journal to have full access to:
- all my submitted documents during the review process
- all reviewers' comments made, expect the confidential ones between editor and reviewer
- all additional editors comments
- obviously during review but also afterwards, no matter whether the final result is an "accepted" or "rejected" paper
Now do such mandatory guidelines exist from the Scopus or CrossRef side? If not, are there publishers guaranteeing this? Email communications can be lost for various reasons like switching the university. This is somehow the case with me and I really would like to get access to comments from two years ago.