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Should I send an email to the editor-in-chief regarding the delay in receiving the editor's decision for my submitted research paper?

I submitted my research paper to a Springer journal called Electrical Engineering a few months ago. After exactly three months, I received a major revision, and the editor gave me 14 days to send back ...
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How to react being the 6th reviewer of a first submission to a renowned journal? [duplicate]

Recently I was asked to review a paper for a renowned engineering journal of IExx. After all reviewers submitted their comments, I downloaded the review PDF with all commments and learned the ...
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Editorial manager system and Firefox password manager

This is maybe a rather special specialist question... I review and hold Associate Editor positions for various Elsevier and Springer journals that use editorialmanager.com (actually I believe both ...
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Why are journals so pesky about partial submissions?

I recently began the submission process at a few potential journals for my paper to verify the process / requirements. Having not submitted these yet, the journals seem to be very concerned with these ...
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What is a reviewer integrity check in this particular context?

I recently submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal in my field. It is published by Wiley and Hindawi. I received a "major revision" decision based on two reviews. One of the reviewers ...
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What does “ awaiting assessment “ mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to New Phytologist journal that uses the ScholarOne submission system. The manuscript status has changed to “awaiting assessment “, What does this mean?
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Study on number of papers in math during the pandemic

I would like to know if there is a serious study about how the disruption caused by COVID-19 affected the publication figures of some mathematics journals during 2020 and 2021. Was a downward trend ...
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How to send an email to a senior editor?

We have sent a comment paper to Physical Review B, but the editor told us to extend this comment paper and convert it to a regular paper. But we have already written a regular paper and wanted to send ...
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What are the chances of acceptance after being asked to submit a revised version? [duplicate]

I received the following response from a journal editor: "The reviewer(s) would like to see some revisions made to your manuscript before publication. Therefore, I invite you to respond to the ...
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How long should it take for minor revision, in pure mathematics?

I received a minor revision from a good (in my opinion) mathematics journal. I submitted the revised version. Since then, it has been more than 2 months, but we have yet to get a decision. Maybe the ...
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How often should one check the status of a manuscript?

How often (e.g. frequency) should one check the status of a submitted manuscript? I understand that daily checking is a waste of time while never checking the status might also bear risks (e.g. when a ...
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How long PloS One "Decision in Process" status remain? [duplicate]

Anybody who has published in Plos One, can you tell me how long did the manuscript status take to change from "Decision in Process" to accepted or to receive the letter of acceptance? And ...
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Why did the status of my paper change from "with editorial office " to "with editor" in bioinformatics journal?"

I submitted a paper in bioinformatics journal. After a five days, the status of my manuscript changed from "with editorial office " to "with editor." What does this indicate
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How to handle conflicting formatting instructions and issues with technical checks during submission

I'm getting frustrated with the handling of an article of mine that is currently under review and I'm looking for advice. For context - I submitted a paper 4-5 months ago to a decent journal managed ...
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How much time does a journal editor spend on a submited paper before deciding to either go forward with reviewing or desk rejection?

I've been wondering, how much time journal editors spend (on average) on newly submitted papers before deciding go/no-go ? Do editors have the time to read the full paper or do they get a "feel&...
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Need clarification on the status of my manuscript in ScholarOne [duplicate]

I recently submitted a manuscript to a journal using the ScholarOne submission system. After the second round of review, the editor provided some minor language revisions, and all three reviewers had ...
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What factors delay a final decision in the editorial process

After completion of peer review, the associate editor usually sends his recommendation to the editor-in-chief of a journal. The editor-in-chief is the one to take the final decision. On this forum I ...
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What is the status of a paper in IEEE after ADM?

The paper status got Under Review directly after submission, with the name of an ADM. But it is around two weeks nothing changed. What is the next stage in IEEE and how long does it take? Does it need ...
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Does the teaser image need to be a picture in the paper? [duplicate]

I am submitting a paper to a journal. The journal requires submission of a teaser image. Please also identify a teaser image from your manuscript that may be used in the abstract book as part of the ...
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My manuscript suddenly went from "Awaiting Final Decision" back to "Awaiting Reviewer Scores" ... what do you think happened there? [duplicate]

Does it happen that the editor asks the reviewers to re-review a paper? For about 10 days or so it has been "awaiting final decision" after a few months of under review and then awaiting ...
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How to understand this schedule of a special issue?

I need to publish a paper before the end of this year and found an announcement with these details: Submission deadline: 14 July 2022 Final manuscript due: 1 November 2022 Tentative publication date: ...
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How to find journals that only require a PDF for their final submission? [closed]

Almost all journals I have published so far have required either Word or LaTeX source files after acceptance (but with present-day OCR technology it is straightforward to generate Word or LaTeX files ...
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How many revisions are too much for a submitted manuscripts?

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. The journal can let me revise the manuscript. In total, I have revise it 5-6 times. I am wondering, will too much revision hurt my chance of being accepted? ...
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Can the editor be the referee at the same time? [duplicate]

According to what I know, the standard procedure of reviewing an article is the editor to skim the article first, then find the referee(s), then the referees review the article, write the report, and ...
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What can one infer if more number of reviewers were assigned compared to the standard? [duplicate]

If we submit a research paper to a journal in Elsevier, then the status will be 'with editor' for some time. Later, the editor invites reviewers. The number of reviewers depends on the manuscript and ...
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How to submit one paper to many journals, to maximise chance of publishing? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper, and I found several journals (from high to mid impact factor) that publish similar papers. There's always a chance of rejection, so instead of submitting to journals one at a time (...
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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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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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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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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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