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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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Query regarding possible status of submitted paper

I have submitted my paper in June, 2016 in an Elsevier math journal. Around first week of June, 2017, replying to my personal query, the handling editor informed me that he has sent the reviewer's ...
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Should I continue reviewing a paper after having discovered plagiarised content in it?

I received an invitation to review for the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. I started to analyze the manuscript by reading the title, abstract, introduction, results ...
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Can journals decide to refuse previously approved publications conditional to minor revisions?

I assisted a professor in writing a paper and it got accepted in a journal with minor reviews. I did the modifications I was asked to address and have been waiting on the professor the rest of the ...
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How to interpret reviewers comments for an accepted conference paper?

our manuscript was accepted as a full paper at a new but what seems a quite respectable conference venue (indexed in Scopus, good papers in the previous years, quite critical peer review). The ...
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Manuscript status changed from “Reviews completed” to “Editor assigned” [duplicate]

I have been confused with the present status of my manuscript whose status follows the following timeline: Manuscript initially submitted through Editorial Manager (Springer): 25 Jan 2017 Under ...
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Can I ask the journal to publish my paper in a later issue?

Say I have submitted a paper, it got accepted, but for whatever reason I would like to publish this not in the next issue, but in a future issue. Could I ask the publisher to do this, or would this ...
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Do journals need to save all publication-relevant communications

The journals I am talking about are those accepted by Scopus etc, Elsevier journals for example. From my personal morals, I consider it my right as an author after a submission to a journal to have ...
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Will they send my paper to the opposed referee?

All journals asked me to name opposed referees. Will they really not send my papers to those whom I opposed? Some journals seems intentionally send to those whom I opposed.
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Is there a programmatic way to check that a journal submission follows a style guideline?

Does anyone know of a programmatic way to check if an article submission matches a style guideline? Submitters are likely to be humanists, so LaTeX is not an option. Assume the journal has a Word ...
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How to establish a global authority to deal with academic plagiarism?

In the vastness of today's academia, the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's ...
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Status of “Reviews Completed” in a springer journal [duplicate]

We had submitted to a springer journal (field: Bioinformatics). Two reviewers reviewed the paper and both strongly and unequivocally recommended publication after a few minor changes, e.g., ...
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Why do potential reviewers take a lot of time to reject the request for review? [closed]

I understand that reviewers are quite busy and have not only a single paper to review. But, no matter how busy someone is, it should not take more than 2 minutes to reject a review request. How did I ...
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ScholarOne Manuscripts status is 'Awaiting Referee selection' for nearly 3 months [duplicate]

I submitted an article to a journal using ScholarOne manuscripts on 20th February. it is now nearly 3 months and it hasn't got beyond 'awaiting referee selection'. I have emailed to ask, politely, if ...
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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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Is my paper under review (or similar) for too long and if yes, how should I react?

I submitted a paper to a journal, and I suspect that it is handled too slowly. How can I decide whether my suspicion is correct? What handling times should I expect? Given some expected handling ...
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Will my supervisor be contacted by a conference if my submission is rejected or requires revison?

I submitted my paper to conference proceedings and still waiting to get the feedback within 2 months. When I uploaded the paper they asked me to fill the name and email for each co-author in the paper....
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Editor invited after minor revision submitted

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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Will a mail to the journal asking about the status of my article have a negative effect on the decision of the article?

One of my journal article was submitted to a journal last year. It has been under review for more than 3 months now. I want to send them a mail asking for my article status. It is given in the website ...
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Paper status with Associate editor after Under review [duplicate]

I have a submitted manuscript to IEEE transactions. The paper was under review for 4 months. Then, it has been with associate editor" for 2 week now. How this status can be explained?
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Shifting a review process from one journal to another journal

I have two articles under review. In first round of review both got decision of "minor revision" within 3-4 months. I submitted the revised version 5 months ago but since then the status of both ...
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Is it okay to submit the revised manuscript well before the due date?

Recently I received comments from two reviewers on my submitted manuscript as major revision. Both the reviewers have given a few major comments along with some minor comments. The major comments are ...
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Do researchers at schools that publish good journals get priority in publishing in those journals?

Take mathematics, for an example. Do Princeton math professors get any sort of priority / preferential treatment in publishing in the Annals? Do Duke math professors get any priority in publishing ...
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Paper status changed to “Decision in Process” rapidly after initial submission

I submitted a paper to one of Elsevier’s journals. After a couple of days, its status changed to “with editor”. But now after about ten days from the submission date, it changed to “Decision in ...
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When to assume the submitted paper has been withdrawn formally (Springer)?

We had submitted a manuscript in September 2016. Till now the paper remains with the editor showing status "With Editor". After several reminders, we could not get any reply from the journal side. ...
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Editor of manuscript assigned after reviews were completed

Recently, I submitted a paper to a journal. The paper was reviewed and the reviewers asked for some changes. I revised the paper and sent it again. The paper was reviewed again and after a few months ...
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The manuscript status suddenly changed to “Draft Status” in ScholarOne

About two weeks ago, we submitted a paper to a Taylor & Francis journal that uses the ScholarOne manuscript-submission system. We also received an e-mail confirming that the submission process is ...
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Who is responsible for “blinding” a paper for double-blind review?

Is it my responsibility as author to remove author and affiliation before submitting the paper to a journal? In my opinion it is, but then I read this blog article by an Editor-in-Chief of some ...
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Why call it a “major” revision if the suggested changes are seemingly minor?

I recently got a major revision from an applied math journal. However the only change the reviewer has asked is to put a remark on some theorem in the paper (why the specified theorem will not work ...
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What are the steps to establish an academic journal? [duplicate]

We want to establish a journal. Also I want to add the journal to various indexes. What are the main steps /guide to building an academic journal? What should be done to enter the SCI/SCIe/SSCI index. ...
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Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?

I have a paper accepted by a journal of Elsevier, and it went under production for 3 months. Yet the production team has not been able to fix certain problems with typesetting which appeared during ...
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Paper getting rejected from many journals after no proper review - What could be the problem?

It has been approximately 2 years that we are trying to a push a paper(CS) to get it published. We think, the work is/was a novel that focused on the development of a new dynamic system that works ...
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Does the Editor-in-Chief of a journal usually follow the advice and recommendations of the associate editor/senior editor?

After one round of minor revision, my submission has now reached the "Awaiting EIC decision" stage. In the meantime I just wanted to get some insight on what this entails. Do editor-in-chiefs usually ...
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“Awaiting EO Processing” for 2 weeks after submission. Should I contact?

I recently submitted an article to a relatively well-known academic journal in information system. The journal uses ScholarOne. After the initial submission, the status of my article has been shown ...
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Why should a paper be reviewed by more than ten reviewers?

One of our recent submission has been suggested to be revised by a journal (CS). However, we could not at first believe that we have to address the comments or points raised by 11 reviewers plus the ...
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Why might a journal editor reject a submission, but suggest submission to a sister journal?

We (I with my co-authors) recently had done a high-quality work and submitted to a Journal A (with high impact factor and reputed). A belongs to Wiley Publishers. In its' own site, it displays a set ...
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I got a paper to review from a journal that had rejected my earlier works, how to respond?

Recently, I got a paper to review for a journal (Elsevier) which is very reputed. The fact is that this journal had rejected two of my earlier works after keeping it under review for more than a year ...
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What do “AE”, “EO”, and “PROD” stand for in a journal submission system? [closed]

What do "AE", "EO", "PROD" stand for in the manuscript status in journal submission systems like ScholarOne?
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Do editors know how many papers I am refereeing on the same platform?

I have very recently returned two referee reports for two different Elsevier journals. Within two days, I have received two new requests from the exact same two journals (but from different editors). ...
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Submit a comment or reply to own research paper?

I would like to know if it is possible to write and submit a comment/reply to an article that has been published earlier (by oneself). This is because there are new results that underline the findings ...
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Why the submitted paper remains “With Editor” or “Editor Assigned” for more than 1 months?

We had submitted a research article to one of the journals in the field of Computer Science one(1) months back. Within 2 days of submission, the status changed from Submitted to journal to With Editor....
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Does anyone know how long the peer review process usually takes in the human-computer interaction journal [closed]

Does anyone know how long the peer review process usually takes in the human-computer interaction journal (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hhci20/current)? I couldn't find any information in their ...
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Peer review in Computer Science Journals

I work on both in the area of pure Computer Science and in the area of Computational Chemistry/Biology. Till now I have submitted papers to well known venues(journals) of both these fields. I don't ...
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Is it unprofessional for a journal editor to be anonymous?

An editor of a journal asked me to review a paper but did not provide his/her name or institution, signing the e-mail as, essentially, "Editor of ...". The e-mail seems to be based upon a template. ...
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Life sciences publishers that support/encourage collaborative manuscript review?

Full disclosure: I'm asking this as a displacement activity while I should be reviewing a paper. Given how well journal clubs etc work, it has occurred to me a few times that reviewing a manuscript ...
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Publication process in the Communications of the ACM

Does anybody have experience publishing at the Communications of the ACM? I couldn't find any information about average duration of the review cycle or acceptance rates.
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Status of submitted article changes the date but status remain from 'With Editor' to 'With Editor'

I Submitted a paper 2 months ago, the current status is "With Editor" and the status date of the manuscript (from With Editor to With Editor!) has been changed twice. What does it mean ?
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Is it OK to inquire about paper status after 7 months (2nd round) review?

I submitted a paper to an applied-mathematics journal in May 2015, and the first round review took a bit more than seven months. I only received one referee report (there would usually be two), which ...
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Is it okay to modify the LaTeX template for article submission with additional packages?

I want to start writing on an article that is probably going to be published in one of the IOP journals. There is a template for their publications, but it lacks some (for me) essential packages. ...
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What does “Awaiting Reviewer Scores” mean within the context of a prosemanager submission system? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems that uses the prosemanager submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "Awaiting Reviewer Assign" to "Awaiting Reviews(8 ...
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Status from decision in process to with editor meaning in Elsevier review system [duplicate]

In the Elsevier review system, my paper status was initially "with editor" then "under review" then "under editor evaluation" then "decision in process" and now again "with editor." What does this ...