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How to escalate a complaint about errors produced by a journal from the Nature publishing group when Editor doesn't respond

We have a scientific paper that was published at the beginning of this year in "Scientific Reports", an open-access journal by the Nature publishing group. However, upon publication, as authors we ...
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How to change corresponing author during review process

I recently graduated my PhD and will take on a new opportunity next month. To follow up two papers that I have submitted a couple of months ago, which are still under review (during a very lengthly ...
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Can an editor review manuscript without sending to reviewers?

I submitted my manuscript to a journal one month ago and the status is "with editor" up to now. As the editor of my paper is one of the leading scientists in the field of my research paper (...
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When editor does not respond to the request for withdrawal

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, but due to some issue with that I asked the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to withdraw the manuscript from further consideration. Despite several emails, ...
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Editor not replying to emails long time after submission

My problem is the following. I submitted a paper to a journal of Elsevier almost a year ago. Although I have written many times asking about the status of the submission, my emails have been ...
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How do I get my paper sent to the right editor?

Suppose I have found the perfect journal for my manuscript. That journal has 50 editors. Editor A is an expert in the subject of my manuscript. What can I do to get my paper handled by Editor A, ...
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Identity of a supposed anonymous referee revealed through “Description” of the report

I received a referee report from a journal (with single blind peer review policy). If that matters, the journal uses "Editorial Manager" system. By clicking on "View Attachments", one can see 5 ...
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No response from Journal editor after misinformed rejection

I recently submitted an article to a journal, which was later rejected. But the grounds for rejection were completely unfounded. Also, a few oddities stand out with regards to the rejection. ...
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Mistake in uploaded file type after revision [on hold]

I have revised my manuscript in Elsevier's journal and uploaded it along with the point-by-point reviewer comments responding. I found I have made a mistake in uploading the file. There is the list ...
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More than 2 months with status 'Editor assigned ' ; is it normal? [duplicate]

I'm a bit worried because my paper have been more than 2 months "with editor" status. It's a computer science journal , from a famous editorial. Normally we have the option to send an e-mail to the ...
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Editor asked me why to change the corresponding author

I have one accepted manuscript waiting to be published. During the proof, I changed the corresponding author from me to my postdoc adivsor. Editor now asked why I made such a change. What happened ...
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Waiting time for editor's decision

I resubmitted a manuscript to a journal (listed in political science as well as in International Relations and Economics journal rankings). The editor's decision was minor revisions. The email says ...
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Can I ask the editor for rapid processing (rapid peer review) in the cover letter of my paper submission?

I'm a PhD student and I need to (almost desperately) squeeze in another paper for my dissertation in the next 6 months. Is it acceptable to explain my situation to the editor and ask to set a tighter ...
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Question regarding papers under review [duplicate]

After submitting a paper to a journal, the paper will be sent to a reviewer by editor in such a way the name of authors will be hidden for referee. In some cases in the list of references, sometimes ...
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What to do if your editor does not reply and there is no one else to contact?

The situation is like this. I made a new submission to a journal via their website; I am under the impression that an author would automatically receive a copy of the generated PDF file for review and ...
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Asking for Editor comments even before submitting to the journal, Is it ethical?

I had written a manuscript and had got it verified by a Professor (as it was closely related to some of his work) who said it was correct. I later came to know that he is also an editor of a reputed ...
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Is it okay to submit article to Journal B despite contacting editors of Journals A & C?

I've been trying to find a suitable journal for my manuscript. There are many journals that seem to be acceptable homes for my paper, but their aims and scopes do not overlap with my paper 100%. I've ...
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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Publishing editorial work on arXiv

I have made an edition of handwritten notes of a physicist X (of the past century). What's the best way to submit it to arXiv? I have seen two examples of editorial work in arXiv: On one hand, the ...
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How long does it take for the first round review of physical review letters?

I am wondering how long it takes for the first round review for physical review letters (PRL) on average. I have three referees. One of the referees returned the report in 4 weeks. But the other two ...
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What to do if the Editor is not responding to my repeated e-mails?

This is in reference to my previous question: How to mail the editor asking to withdraw my submission? I wrote to the editor regarding my problem for 2 consecutive days. I sent 4 mails to him ...
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How to withdraw a paper when advisor insists on having his name

I have written a paper all by myself,the research problem and its solution all were formulated by me. As a result I wrote the paper and submitted to a journal citing only my name. As I told my ...
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Is wrong salutation by editor in email reply considerable?

I sent a research paper to one of the reputed journals through email to the editor. I used the salutation Dear editor and didn't specify anything about my academic position either in email or in my ...
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What does it mean when APS editors ask us to “list first page” for some refferences?

Basically the title. I don't understand what the editors are asking from us? Are they asking us to make a list out of the first page of these references, e.g. by copying and pasting them into a file ...
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Manuscript transferred from editor to editor [duplicate]

I recently submitted a manuscript for publication, and soon after received a message saying that it was "with Editor". A few days later, I received a message saying it was "transferred to Associate ...
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I forgot to add preprint submission (BioRxiv) before the actual journal submission, what can I do now?

I was entrusted to do the entire submission process on my own (previously done by the PI) as a learning process, so I am learning by trial and error. I was supposed to initiate and complete all the ...
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What does a managing editor do in scientific journal editorial board?

I need to contact the editorial board of a journal I recently submitted an article to about an issue, and I am having some thoughts as to who would be the appropriate person to contact. I know that ...
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Dividing paper after Reject & Resubmit decision

In a recent manuscript, we used a first principles calculation A and used it to explain experimental results B. A and B are based on existing methods, the novelty primarily lies in combining them and ...
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How do journal editors check word count on pdfs?

I've read posts from journal editors on Academia Stack Exchange that the first thing they do is check the word count of submitted articles. How do journal editors check the word count of submitted ...
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How shall we reply to an editor after a minor revision of a paper?

I received the editor's comments as follows: The revised version of your manuscript xxx has been reviewed by our referees. Referee A is now satisfied with your paper, while Referee B is more or ...
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How shall I reply to the editor after a major revision of my paper?

After I received referee's comments, I revised my manuscript a lot. The referee actually made one major comment, and I addressed that in one paragraph. But I also changed other parts of the paper in ...
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In a revision, is it essential to address editor comments, even if they misrepresent a reviewer comment?

We recently received a "revision" notification for a submission in a good journal. The reviewers raised a few valid concerns. In addition to the reviews, the notification e-mail also contained a ...
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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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Withdrawing a journal article after acceptance?

I'm a college student, and this summer I submitted an article to a non-profit journal, which only accepts submissions from college students. About a week ago I was informed that it was tentatively ...
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Manuscript status shows 'With Editor' after only 4 days in peer review [duplicate]

I am a novice in academic publishing, and submitting my 2nd ever manuscript. Four days ago, the submitted manuscript went from 'With Editor' to 'In peer review'. Now the status has gone back to 'With ...
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How and if to advise editor about suitable referees for my paper

I am writing a paper where the proofs involve more than one field of mathematics. Call them fields X and Y for simplification. This is not very unusual, but I think it may confuse the editor in the ...
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Can I cite an accepted, pre-publication paper without DOI and the citations gets counted correctly?

My situation: I got two papers underway and the second one was accepted only days after the first one. The second one cites the first one and, naturally, I want the citation to be attributed correctly....
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What happens if your handling editor leaves the editorial board?

I submitted a paper to a journal and after more than one year I got a positive report. I revised the paper as requested by the referee but when I tried to submit the revised version I discovered that ...
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How to thank or apologize to an associate editor of a journal?

Suppose that when submitting a paper to a journal I made a mistake that resulted in some rule violation. No one detected this rule violation until the decision was announced. Once the decision was ...
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What to do when journal comments to rewrite the article?

What to do when a journal editor comments to rewrite (revise and resubmit) the article to remove similarities from another paper published in the same journal by our group. The works are different but ...
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What happens when a journal changes its editor-in-chief in the middle of a review?

I submitted a paper revision (1st revision) to an Elsevier journal 3 months ago. The problem is that last week they apparently changed the journal's editor-in-chief. My paper status was previously "...
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Effect of bland cover letter for journal submission in biology

I'm not used to writing covering letters for journal submissions, and I believe this is pretty standard in maths. However, I got into a conversation with a friend in biology, who said they expect to ...
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How much do editors care about author affiliations and previous publications in the field?

we've wrote a manuscript applying a computational modelling technique to a field (behavioral ecology) which is not related to our primary research field (neurobiology). This was the result of some ...
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How important is it to choose the right editor on journals that require you choose an editor?

Not sure whether this is common practice, but in the journal to which I am submitting a manuscript (JMEMS), I have to choose an editor. I am not 100% sure whether this is a mandatory requirement, but ...
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Is it too early to ask Editor about the status of my revised manuscript? [duplicate]

I had submitted my revised manuscript to one of the reputed Computer Science Journal, Elsevier. The status says "Required Reviews Submitted" from past 3 MONTHS. I just wanted to know, Is it too early ...
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Should I reply to a non-automated email from the editor acknowledging manuscript submission?

Suppose I submit a paper to a journal which does not use an electronic submission system, so I just e-mail it to an editor. When I receive an e-mail acknowledging the submission (no personalisation ...
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How long it takes to hear from a APS journal

I have submitted my paper to a reputed APS journal. It has been 65 days, and I still did not get any response. Should I contact the editor regarding this? I have two papers published in this journal ...
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Whom to suggest as an editor when submitting a paper?

Some journals let authors to suggest who should handle their submission. How should one choose the suggested editors? In my particular case, I struggled with selection because One of the possible ...
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Is it normal for the manuscript submission date to change from the original submission date to the revisions submission date?

I submitted a paper to an ISI journal almost a year ago. The submission date of the manuscript was May 20, 2015. I received a referee report on January 15, 2016. The report was quite positive but ...
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Is copy-editing/typesetting the only step in the publishing process where someone other than the author makes changes to the manuscript?

I have not published a scientific paper before. I am trying to understand the publishing process. As far as I understand, no changes are made to the manuscript by anyone other than the author(s) ...