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Questions about the roles and responsibilities of editors, who decide what papers are accepted into peer reviewed journals.

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Submitted wrong file while submitting the revision

My paper has been accepted in a journal with minor revision. However, while submitting the revision I mistakenly submitted a wrong file. What to do in this case ? Should I inform the editor ? Thanks
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When should we contact the editor to follow up on our submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

We have submitted our manuscript for publication on June 18, 2020. Until now, we haven't heard any decision from the journal. The status of the manuscript on the online system is 'under review' since ...
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Is it bad to withdraw a manuscript one day after it has been submitted?

I submitted it yesterday, after sending it to a repository. Then, a colleague gave a quick read and found some narrative issues, i.e., our abstract seems to be claiming something we did not do and we ...
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Can you file a complaint about editors selling your contact information?

If you are in academia, you might have noticed that your contact information is being sold, sometimes you collaborate with a person with a very specific research line and background and get an ...
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Editor invited after minor revision submitted [duplicate]

According to editor guideline on springer website "Accept with minor revisions is actually a commitment to ultimately publish the paper, provided the authors answer the remaining concerns (which ...
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What happens if the editor cannot find reviewers?

I submitted to a journal a couple of months ago. The editorial flow is somehow quick and very transparent. I receive notifications for all events happening to the manuscript. Unfortunately, the ...
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Pros and Cons of being an editor for an edited book volume

I am early in my tenure track position. I have just completed my post-doc and PhD two years ago. In collaboration with colleagues, we have recently circulated call-for-papers for an edited book. What ...
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Is it acceptable, as a Reviewer, to ask the Editor about another reviewer?

I recently reviewed a manuscript submitted to a Journal. Today, I received the editor's response to the authors, which included all the reviews made by the (anonymous) reviewers. I was particularly (...
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Can I write a referee report too fast?

As a math postdoc, I received my first invitation to referee a journal article today, and I accepted the invitation. I've already read a preprint of the submitted article (which has been available on ...
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Overly long review process (>2 years) without feedback [duplicate]

We submitted a paper to a journal more than 2 years ago. After 1 year had passed without any news, I asked the editors for an update on the status of our paper, and they mentioned they were still ...
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With editor status changes to Submitted to Journal After 5 weeks [duplicate]

May I please ask what does this mean. I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal, for 5 weeks it had "with editor" status, now it has changed to "Submitted to Journal". What ...
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My manuscript status says “18 reviewers invited.” Is it a bad sign if that many reviewers were invited to review my manuscript?

So far, that is the only information given to me by the journal. I have no idea if all 18 reviewers were invited at the same time, or if one at a time. In either cause, is this a bad sign, something ...
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What should I do if the author didn't do what I asked them to do when I reviewed their paper?

I had reviewed a manuscript two months ago. Though the manuscript was interesting and well written there were some minor flaws. I had pointed to the author the flaws and asked them to correct them. I ...
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Is It Possible to Reliably Find Editorial Board for the Conference Proceedings?

I am in the process of submitting thesis corrections and attempting to add sufficient reference information for our school's Thesis Office. They are requesting that I add in the editors for Conference ...
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What to write in journal cover letter when research was conducted several years ago

I am in the process of submitting a paper to a peer reviewed journal. The paper reports a study that was conducted 7 years ago. In the cover letter to editors that I have prepared, I point out that ...
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Should I contact accomplished researchers listed as editors of shady journal?

I recently got an unsolicited email advertising a questionable-looking mathematics journal. Upon investigation, it looks pretty shady: page charges, manuscripts to be submitted in Microsoft Word (...
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Why do editors sometimes accept a paper even if a reviewer recommends rejection?

For the last many days, I have a question in mind related with the editorial decision of accepting or rejecting the manuscript after peer-review: Few days back I got a review report from a very ...
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How to find past editors and editorial board members of scientific journals?

Journal websites usually list their present editors and editorial board members. Is there any systematic way to find out the journals' past editors and editorial board members (if possible, in a ...
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Is it ok to enquire the editor about the accceptance chance of a paper which is under review for 1.5 years [duplicate]

I have submitted two papers in a top-tier applied mathematics journal. The first one is a short paper and the second one is a full paper. After 7 months the short paper and after 8 month the full ...
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Where to get a basic introduction to a science subject published legitimately? [closed]

I have a high school to undergraduate level introduction written for methods and applications of a particular science topic (~5000 words with tables and schematic, like a book chapter). My goal is ...
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Paper rejected due to short reference list

Recently I submitted a paper to a journal and I got the following feedback from the Editorial Office: The reference lists of manuscripts submitted to our journal should include a variety of English-...
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How much domain expertise and network does a special issue guest editor need?

I have been invited as a special issue guest editor. The journal is genuine (I have both published and reviewed there multiple times) but not very prestigious and sometimes seen as "easy" to get into....
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If you were an editor-in-chief, would you appreciate to be informed that an associate editor has published sloppy information in his journal?

(Edited with thanks after the early comments helped gauge the perception of the post.) This is the situation I came across an article published in a reputable journal in the field of physics and ...
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Why has the status date changed while the status remains unchanged at “Editor Assigned”?

I submitted an accepted paper after a second revision to a springer journal on 24th Avril and the status stayed at "Revisions Being Processed " for two days. The status changed to "Editor Assigned" on ...
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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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“Editor invited” to “Decision in Process” [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to World Scientific journal for a week ago. The "Editor invited" status stayed since the submission, and then it changed to "Decision in Process" directly. It seems strange. ...
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What does “Awaiting SE Preliminary Decision” mean for IEEE transactions journal? [duplicate]

I have a manuscript with IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology under peer review from early Jan 2020. Today, there has been a status update on the journal's ScholarOne online portal which ...
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Does a senior area editor supervise a country or a region?

What area is being referred to in the title senior area editor? Is it a country or a region that may include more than one country?
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What to do when a reviewer is late while daily posting about other activities on social media?

I am an associate editor for a journal. I have asked an academician to perform a review for the journal, to which they agreed. The reviewer is already 6 weeks late (6 weeks after the deadline), not ...
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When does an editor fail?

Let's assume that a journal editor has been allocated a submission, started reviewing it himself, but stopped responding to the managing editor (= you) despite a long time since the authors had sent ...
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Is it a normal process if all changes by “Track Change” function in Word of my revised manuscript are visible after being built in Elsevier?

I got a revision reply and the editor wanted me to use "track change" in Word to do changes in manuscript. I completed the revision for manuscript and responses to reviewers file. I re-submitted and ...
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Paper accepted subject to minor changes – should I comply if I do not consider them minor?

My paper met acceptance (through email notification from editor) with one reviewer requiring a minor change which is not minor according to my perception and would revise all my figures and results. ...
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Can a managing editor replace the editor on a paper or remove them from the editorial board? [duplicate]

Let's assume that a journal editor has been allocated a submission, started reviewing it himself, but stopped responding to the managing editor (= you) despite a long time since the authors had sent ...
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Editor's mail with no reviewer's comment

Recently I submitted second revision of my manuscript in a highly reputed mathematics journal. My first revision was a major revision while the second one was a minor (with some terms like paper is ...
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How to respond to an editor who suddenly stops answering your emails

I've been corresponding with an editor at a university publishing company, but he suddenly stopped responding to my emails. Most recently, I sent him my book chapters and a summary of my book, but he ...
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Are summarized reviewer comments a thing?

I recently got a rejection from an Elsevier journal. What struck me as odd was that each reviewer comment was three sentences each. To me they look clearly summarized, possibly by the editor. This is ...
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How to politely explain editor is wrong

We have a paper that is a second round R&R at a Journal that is a cognate field which is less technical than ours. The editor has been extremely conscientious and supportive through the process, ...
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How to address an Editor if I have new proof techniques of old results?

I read an article published in a High Impact Factor journal and on reading I find that almost all of the proofs could have been done in an easy way. I devised easy techniques myself and I find that ...
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No reply to the referee report from the author of a manuscript

Let assume that a manuscript needs to be revised after referee's report. If there is no reply from the author of manuscript, what happens? What are the rules and next steps in such cases?
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How long does it take for the final editorial decision for an article? [duplicate]

My case can be explained as below: Day 1: first submission Day 60: I got the first decision suggesting revision. The 3 reviewer’s comments were positive and 2 of them asked to make some minor changes ...
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When / how should I ask about a manuscript's status in review?

I have a manuscript that has been in review for 60 days. The journal asks for reviews within four weeks. At what point is it acceptable (and not detrimental) to contact the editor for an update? How ...
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How to submit a manuscript in two parts?

I have a new manuscript to be published in an Elsevier engineering journal that has a maximum limit of 8000 words. I can't fit the content in this space. Fortunately, the manuscript can be easily ...
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What is an Ad-Hoc Acting Editor for Journal of Finance and/or PNAS?

What is an Ad-Hoc Acting Editor for the Journal of Finance and/or PNAS? Is it similar to the special-issue editor? How to select that editor in paper submission?
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What do legit journal/conference/review invitations look like?

As everyone else here probably does, I receive a lot of unsolicited emails. I don't like it, but I've gotten used to it and can just ignore them with a friendly smile on my face, because at least ...
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Pre-submission enquiry taking a long time

Following the journals' protocol, I have sent a pre-submission enquiry to a few journals regarding a manuscript, and have received answers rather quickly (max 1 week). I have always waited for an ...
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The best wording to politely nudge the editor? [duplicate]

Any tips on polite yet resolute phrasing for an e-mail to the managing editor of a journal when your article is under review for far too long and it would be nice to give the process a nudge? Thanks ...
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Is it unethical to have a possible future coauthor to review my current paper?

Many think it is unethical to have your coauthor to review the paper; many think it is not. In my situation, I am discussing possible collaboration opportunities with researcher A. He knows the ...
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When and how often is an associate editor not starting review process?

Very simple question. Reading some Q&A here and experience from my own papers and reviews I'm actually wondering when and how often the associate editor managing a possible review process of a ...
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Should I tell an editor that I believe an article I'm reviewing is not good enough for the journal?

Here's the scenario: I was asked to review an article for a given journal. I did, the authors addressed my comments/corrections, and now the manuscript is back with me for a second time to review the ...
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What to do if the editor's decision is not in your favor?

I had recently developed a method and submitted as a manuscript to a journal. Out of four reviewers, three accepted the method and asked for some clarifications about the method:- 2 with major ...

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