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How long does it usually take for journals to resolve 'expressions of concern'?

The 'expression of concern' in question is this one. It says: The journal and publisher have been alerted to concerns about this article, and an investigation is in progress. In the interim, we alert ...
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Wiley journal submission status question - "Pending editor assignment" [duplicate]

I have recently submitted a manuscript to a Wiley journal. I submitted it approximately 11 days ago. From then until now, my manuscript status was as follows: Undergoing initial checking Awaiting ...
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The status of my manuscript changed from Undergoing Initial Checking to Under review but the ED: not assigned? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to one of the weliy journals. The status was “Undergoing Initial Checking” on Scholarone system. After 3 days, the status changed to “Under Review” along with "Ed: not ...
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How long does it take to reach a decision after "Pending Decision Approval" status? [duplicate]

I have a paper that was under review with one of Wiley's journals. The paper received an R&R last summer and a revised version was provided. The status of the paper has since changed from "...
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As handling editor, should you invite mainly reviewers for manuscripts authored by people from a different country?

Further to my recent question on a similar topic (As handling editor, should you invite only female reviewers for manuscripts authored by women (eg 1st, last, and/or corresponding)?), I am wondering ...
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Status date changed while the status remain ``Decision in process" [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper in an Elsevier Journal. Two days after submission, the status changed to with editor. After 15 days, the status date changed with the same status. After ten days, the status ...
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The right order of submitting to conferences and journals

I am very much aware of the fact that we shouldn't be submitting the same work to multiple journals or conference venues simultaneously. However, I see that the authors usually first submit to a ...
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Editorial Board Members and EBM Agreement [closed]

I have to know about recruiting editorial board members (EBMs). How to find EBM agreement (for free-charge members)?
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How long should I wait to contact an Editor-in-Chief if she told me she would contact soon but has not yet done so?

In another post, I mentioned that I have been waiting for a decision on a revised article for more than 11 months. During those months of waiting, I have contacted the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) twice to ...
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Should I withdraw my paper because review is taking too long?

I submitted an article to a prestigious journal JCR Q1 about 20 months ago. It took more than 6 months for them to send the article for review. But it was worth it. The reviewers did a good job and ...
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The status "pending editor assignment" after "undergoing initial checking" [duplicate]

I submitted an article to one of Wiley's journals. One week later, the status was changed from "undergoing initial checking", to "pending editor assignment". For the first status ...
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Related to current status and status date

I had submitted a paper to Elsevier journal on 2/8/2021. While I am continuously following the paper, it has come to my notice that the status Date is 8/8/2021 and current status is required reviews ...
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Under Review status vs Decision Pending (Taylor & Francis journal) [closed]

In the ScholarOne system (one of Taylor & Francis journals), the manuscript status is "Under Review". However, under the regular submission system, the status is "Decision Pending&...
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Taylor& Francis Manuscript status from "Awaiting Editorial Office Processing" to "Under Review" in 3 days [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript in a journal (Taylor&Francis) and after 3 days the status of my MS changed from "Awaiting Editorial Office Processing" to "Under Review". What does ...
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Is it wise for a co-author to contact the journal for a correspondence when the corresponding author is not responsive?

I am currently submitting an article to a prestigious journal. However, after about four months, the article still has yet to be assigned to an editor. We contacted the journal two months ago, to ...
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Single system to track status of all journal submissions?

Is there a software or website where I can track the status Editorial Manager system for all, or most, of my journal submissions rather than logging into all of their websites individually? As an ...
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What is the difference between average of journal first decision and submission to first post-review decision?

I noticed that in Taylor and Francis metrics there are two concepts: Average submission to first decision and Average submission to first post-review decision Could any one demonstrate the difference, ...
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Can editor ask for revision after a paper is accepted?

This is my first publishing experience (field: social sciences). I have an article accepted for a journal (sage publications) after minor revision. I have undergone the proof read and revision stage (...
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"Pending Decision Approval" - Wiley Journal [duplicate]

I have submitted a article to a journal that is published by Wiley. The status of the article has been on Decision Pending for the last 2 and a half months. Just recently - probably couple of days ...
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Meaning of "ADM: not assigned, Under Review" for IEEE Access

I submitted a paper to IEEE Access (at the website : https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-access) This is a re-submission revised according to reviews (all were accept with minor edits). On the ...
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"Awaiting Reviewer Scores"after "Minor Revision" [duplicate]

I have submitted an article (media and communication studies) to a ScholarOne journal. The paper was accepted with minor revision (two reviewers both recommended 'minor revision'). I revised the paper ...
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Advice needed – I can't reach my collaborator, but there's a short deadline for revising our journal article submission

My collaborator and I submitted an article to a special issue of a journal. He did most of the writing of the article, while I did the technical work such as running simulations, generating plots, and ...
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What does the publisher mean by “Manuscripts […] are not returned to the authors”?

I submitted a paper to the journal Mathematica on January this year, but I haven’t heard anything from them so far. I tried to write to the editorial office a few days ago, but did not receive any ...
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Is this normal- time to issue assignment of accepted manuscript? [duplicate]

I'm writing to ask your advice on the time it normally takes for journals to assign an issue number to accepted manuscripts? Recently had a manuscript accepted, it is the first one I have published ...
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Do reviewers really not know the identity of authors in fields that frequently use arXiv?

The point of peer review is anonymity but since most authors upload their papers to arxiv long before the paper is published (at least for math, stats, computer science etc), the reviewers should see ...
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19 months and no decision: At what point should I withdraw my paper? [duplicate]

I submitted a mathematical paper to a good journal specialized in geometry and topology. By good I mean that there is no doubt whatsoever about its scientific standing (e.g. Scimago places it ...
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How does the proof process in Elsevier work?

I have an article 'in press' with a journal in Elsevier. Having done some searching, it seems there are a few very similar instances/complaints that ran into the issues I am having with them. What I ...
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'Awaiting recommendation' on Scholar One before any review process [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to ScholarOne about 10 weeks ago. I'm aware of the typical workflow of a journal. There are two bullet points that have remained unchanged for about 8 weeks now - one saying '...
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What is the current status of submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to ASME journal. Now the different status is showing as in the figure below: in the general screen, the status is associate editor assigned. However, in the detail screen, the ...
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What does the With Editor status mean for an Elsevier journal after being with the Managing Editor (ME)? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal, but it was not assigned to a reference number. They sent me a mail stating that the paper with the managing editor for initial evaluation . After tow weeks ...
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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 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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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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