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[journal-workflow] concerns the workflow within journals after submission of a manuscript until its acceptance or rejection. Please click on “info” before asking a question.

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Meaning of the status “On hold, with editors” on the APS manuscript submission system

I recently submitted a manuscript for consideration in the Physical Review Materials (PRM) journal, published by APS. The paper describes a novel method for addressing a problem. The status of the ...
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What does “Awaiting Assignment to Batch” mean?

My paper was accepted a week ago, at that time the status in the ScholarOne manuscript center changed from "accept" to "awaiting production checklist". They also said I would ...
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Popularity of Editorial Express

Why do many journals and conference organizers use Editorial Express and the related Conference Maker (https://www.editorialexpress.com/)? The tools look like a relic from the 90s. And at least the ...
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Scholar One Email System

I sent an email to a journal's editorial office via Scholar One's Manuscript Central. I had clicked on the EO's link , which led to a popup and then sent the mail by clicking on "Save and Send&...
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What is the role of processing editor in a journal submission?

I submitted a paper to a high impact factor journal in my field a 4 days ago. Today, I received a email from the journal editor with the following description: Thank you for your recent submission to ...
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Awaiting recommendation, but before any sort of peer review

I submitted a paper through ScholarOne Manuscripts 3 days ago. The first status that I am getting is "ADM: Awaiting Recommendation" , just after the initial status which was "ADM: ...
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Manuscript under review for long time [duplicate]

4 months ago we submitted a manuscript in a biomedical journal. Two days later the status changed (under review). The status has remained "under review" since then. Last week, I have ...
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Manuscript status changed from “Under review” to “Required reviews completed” and again to “Under review” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal where the status changes from "Under review" to "Required reviews completed". The status "Required reviews completed" was there for 2 ...
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Bad experiences with the production of an accepted manuscript

The long and erroneous publishing process after a recently accepted (Open Access) paper has led me to ask this question. I'll explain its context briefly. We submitted a journal paper (a LaTeX ...
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What is considered a standard time for asking a status update from the editor for various stages of peer-review?

What is considered a standard time for asking a status update from the editor for various stages of peer-review? I have heard that editors get irritated for asking a status update for the manuscript. ...
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Is it possible to resubmit a corrected manuscript when the manuscript is under review?

About 10 days ago, I submitted a revised manuscript based on the comments of Referee. But I just found out that I made a mistake in the newly added appendix. Now, the revised manuscript is under ...
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What is standard record-keeping like for a journal editor?

I'm developing an in-department certification process, with multiple faculty members assigned to assess each new certification, and it occurred to me to model the overall process on the (familiar) ...
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What does the paper submission status “to advisor” mean? [duplicate]

I have recently transferred a paper in the AAAS (Science journals) submission system after a quick initial desk rejection at the first journal after only 3 days. It now says "to advisor" for ...
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Can I predict the fate of my manuscript (from information other than a decision letter)?

On this site we often get questions along the lines of: I submitted my manuscript to a journal. X happened. Does this indicate that my manuscript is about to be rejected/accepted? Here X is ...
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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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Do reviewers get a deadline for reviewing a Paper, if yes, how much? [duplicate]

Do reviewers/editors receive a deadline for reviewing a paper? I wanted to know that whether reviewers/editors receive any kind of deadline for reviewing a manuscript for a journal or they are allowed ...
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Five handling editors changed in a span of 1 month. What could be the reason?

The submission system shows the name of editor assigned and the name has changed 5 times till now. Its been a month since submission. what could be the reason and does it say anything. Its a ...
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Waiting for one more reviewer due to being unresponsive - what to expect? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to an Economics journal in September 2019. It was assigned to reviewers in October of the same year. When being assigned, I was told by the journal office, that the review ...
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How can I submit to Springer? What is the format [closed]

I already published in Arxiv one article, and now I want to submit to springer's journal "International Journal of Computer Vision". In the section 'about' they provide a Latex macro.. I don'...
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What to do immediately after informing the journal's managing editor that you are withdrawing your paper submission in their journal?

After waiting for 7 months (and counting), I decided to withdraw my paper submission to a particular journal. The reasons are as follows: The review decision for a particular paper is to be made ...
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How does the COVID-19 crisis affect durations of peer review and editorial handling?

One question we often get on this site in one form or the other is: Is my paper under review (or similar) for too long and if yes, how should I react? Now, suppose I have gone through all the steps to ...
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When should one go for a double blind peer review?

Field of interest: Astronomy and Astrophysics (please do share your knowledge and experiences for other fields as well) Many journals allow the author to request for a double blind peer review. When ...
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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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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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Weird changes to status of paper

Last november I submitted a paper to a journal. I have been tracking the status of the review rather regularly (quite obsessively actually) and I have noticed that 3 weeks ago it went from awaiting AE ...
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Peer review prior to beginning a study?

In scientific research there are a number of problems today: Studies that aren't reproducible. Studies and papers that are criticized for their methods, conclusions, or bias. Industry-funded studies ...
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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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Journal Editor does not respond about status of paper ~1 year [duplicate]

I submitted a paper with my co-author to a Springer Journal in the area of computational Mathematics. It has been nearly a year now and we have not heard from the editor. There was no response for ...
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Why do some journal proofs insert dozens of typesetting mistakes? [closed]

Why do some journals change the final software and do not provide a template for the final draft(e.g. contains the same font as in the gallery proof)? I often hear that some of my colleagues get ...
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Major revision and re-submit as a Technical Note

I submitted a manuscript as a Research Paper last May 12 to Journal A. Now, 6 months later, I have received a decision letter recommending "... undertake a major revision, and re-submit a revised ...
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Is Notes and Queries peer-reviewed?

Notes and Queries is a very famous and very long-running humanities journal, noted for its pioneering question-and-answer format. It's spun off a number of regional editions, a series of anthologies, ...
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Fairness of assigning different reviewers for final decision on paper

I recently submitted a paper to a journal. My paper came back with a reject and resubmission allowed decision. When I resubmitted the paper it went to other reviewers. Under the journal's rules, this ...
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Submission changed to a different status, but with the same explanation as the previous status

(this line is added later ) : The length of the paper is only 3 pages. Soon After Submission Article Status: Reviewing Your paper is being reviewed by the journal’s editors and you will be contacted ...
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Is there a way to prevent the production team from messing up my paper?

After reading this post and this post, and after I also encountered a production team that made many unwanted edits in my paper (such as changing words and numbers in the text itself, removing ...
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Asking a journal for extended payment period

I am in this situation where I have submitted an article to a journal and it is likely that, after the minor revision that they asked me to do, the paper will be accepted for publication (I hope so...)...
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How to choose an associate editor for my manuscript?

I want to submit my manuscript to a journal. It is written that I need to choose an associate editor for my paper and if the associate editor whom I assign rejects my paper, I cannot resubmit my ...
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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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Waiting for an overdue review?

I have submitted my paper on 12-Jan-2019. The journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts for online submission. The status has been changed to Awaiting Reviewer Scores in the same week I created the ...
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Minor(?) error introduced during typesetting

I recently had a paper accepted by a journal which doesn't provide author proofs. Unfortunately, a typographical error was introduced during typesetting, but I had no way to know this until the paper ...
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Can I ask for a manuscript status after I submitted a revised version?

I submitted a major revision of my manuscript on March 12th and the manuscript's status changed to "Editor Assigned" on March 19th. The journal does not allow a second "major revision," so I'm ...
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Review your own paper in Mathematics

I sent a paper to a good journal with other coauthors. Some days ago, one of my coauthors was sent an invitation to review this paper. Is this logical? I mean, has anybody of you ever received an ...
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Issues frequency in Volume of the journal

My doubt is about the number of issues per Volume in a journal and also please let me know about the number of issues of a journal correlates to its indexing frequency in databases. it would be very ...
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How does a philosopher publish a paper?

How does a philosopher publish a paper? Does it work as in natural science where the steps are: Find an appropriate call for papers Submit a paper within a deadline Receive anonymous peer-reviews ...
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May they delay for a long time the decision of a submitted manuscript of someone that already sent a paper which didn't pass plagiarism check?

As I already shared in this question, I have submitted a paper in January of the last year to a high-rank journal and they decided on my paper with reject and resubmit. I worked very very hard and ...
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Should a graduate student accept random offer to be a reviewer for IEEE Transactions paper?

I have been asked by a well-established professor to review a regular paper submitted to IEEE Transactions, however, I am concerned as in the email, he titled me "Dr. Monkia" although I am still being ...
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What does “query to referee” in the tracking system of Physical Review Letters imply?

After the report was sent in, the status of my manuscript in the tracking system of Physical Review Letters indicated a query to referee. What does this mean? The editor explained further information ...
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Publishing figures without embedding them?

I am preparing my first article to be published in a journal. According to the journals guidlines: Figures should be high quality (600 dpi for black& white art and 300 dpi for color). Figures ...
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What does “Peer review in process” mean in ScholarOne submission? [duplicate]

I have submitted my manuscript to a journal that uses ScholarOne system. After 20 days, the status is still "Peer review in process". I don't know this means the Reviewers are reviewing my manuscript, ...
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How do I ask for an extension to revise a manuscript submitted to an Elsevier journal?

I have submitted an article to an Elsevier journal and received the manuscript with reviewer comments and a "revision response due date" within the Elsevier evise system. I am unable to meet that ...
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What should I do if wrongfully approved a manuscript while references were incorrect?

I submitted a manuscript to a Springer journal four days ago. After the system built PDF of the manuscript from the latex and image files, I checked the images but due to my tiredness, I forgot to ...