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Time delay in papers peer-review process

I submitted a paper to a high impact Elsevier journal. However, the problem is things going very slowly. In fact the first reviewer submitted his comments after 30 days exactly which is today but the ...
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Does the year of publishing for corrected proofs change in the final version?

I have an accepted manuscript published in an Elsevier engineering journal. The status of the article on its sciencedirect page is "In press, corrected proof". For now the article can be cited using ...
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Why journals ask for potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript?

I am wondering the reason why most of the jounals ask for 4-5 potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript? Whether does the editor really send the manuscript to the suggested ...
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Why do editors sometimes reject manuscripts for being out of scope even though they cite references from the same journal?

I wonder why editors sometimes do reject submitted manuscripts for being out of the journal's scopes while the authors have utilized published papers from the same journals. Is it just a polite way ...
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What does it mean when an editor needs additional reviews despite a status of “reviews completed”?

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. After two weeks of required reviews completed status I have sent and E-mail to the editor. He replied: Your paper is still under review. We need 1 or 2 ...