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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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Minor revised article will take how long time for final verdict? [duplicate]

I submitted an article in June end and it came for minor revision on Sep first week. Then I submitted the revised manuscript within 10 days. After that, it took 2 and half months for getting reviewer ...
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Backlog as a measure of difficulty of submission

Is the backlog of a journal correlated to the difficulty of submission (with acceptance) to a journal? I would imagine that a journal with high backlog could be more selective in publishing journals (...
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Awaiting recommendation will take how long time? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to some journal. Within less than two months it came for minor revision. Then I submitted the revised manuscript in 10 days. After two and half months the status got changed from ...
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After submitting a revised manuscript (moderate revision was requested), what are the steps followed? [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript to a reputed journal. After 2 months of peer review process, the response was “moderate revision has been requested” and they told me that the new version is required ...
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What does “awaiting EIC decision” mean when it occurs immediately after “awaiting reviewer selection”? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a top journal last week. At first, the status showed "awaiting AE recommendation". A few days ago, it was changed to "awaiting reviewer selection". So I thought it passed the ...
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Journal doesn’t react for several months – should I withdraw? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal in mathematics. For the last three and a half months, the status of the article is with editor. I sent a mail to the editorial office to update the status. They ...
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My associate editor cannot contact the 2nd reviewer

I submitted a paper to an IEEE transactions journal in March. The paper was sent to the editor, then the editor found an associate editor (AE), then the AE found three proper reviewers (but I do not ...
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Does a reviewer get to know comments from previous reviewers?

Most journals during second revision try to send the articles to reviewers who had reviewed the article before. But, if in case one such reviewer responds with a message that he cannot review the ...
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Decision pending for more than 15 days

I have submitted my paper in one of the Elsevier journals. It was under review, and now it is decision pending for more than 15 days. Does it mean that the paper will be rejected?
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Is it appropriate to contact a journal about grammatically erroneous editing?

Recently, I submitted a paper to a maths journal (which is a decent journal with a solid editorial board). It was eventually accepted after making some revisions suggested by the referees, at which ...
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What does the typesetting process for a math/science journal using LaTeX look like?

Hopefully this question isn't too broad. Following up on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/99123/what-software-do-publishers-use and Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?...
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Should I Wait for a Journal's Decision Before Revising Authorship?

I have submitted a paper to one of Elseveir Journal, My senior asked me to put him as a corresponding author but I put myself as a corresponding author assuming it is possible to change corresponding ...
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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). ...