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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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What is the difference between minor, moderate, and major revisions?

What is the difference between "a moderate revision" and "a major revision"? How much chances in percent increase if you research paper gets moderate revision rather than a major revision?
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Journal requests reviewers' comments from previous submission to other journals

Someone I know is submitting her work to a scientific journal. As part of the submission process she is requested to include in the cover letter the reviewers' comments, should the manuscript had ...
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How can one prevent a co-author from publishing without consent?

I have been reading about several cases in which a co-author submitted a paper without the consent of another author (for example in What to do after I was named as co-author on a paper, without my ...
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Confusing article status for journals of American Mathematical Society: “reviewing” AND “being handled by an editor”

The web page of my article in the AMS editorial system for some three months says "Article status: Reviewing" and in the next line "Your paper is being handled by an editor". I find this confusing as ...
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Do (scientific) editors complain with the publishers about user experience?

This recent question on the Elsevier online submission system prompted this question to me. It seems like there are lots of outstanding examples of bad usability and overall negative user experience ...
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How to diagnose problems in a paper rejected in pre-review?

Two weeks after sending my manuscript to a journal, it was rejected in the pre-review stage and hence, there were no comments from reviewers about problems with the paper. Can poor scientific writing ...
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My manuscript status says that one referee sent a message but not a report

About three weeks ago, I submitted a paper to a highly reputable physics journal. (I had another paper recently published in this journal as well.) I have been checking the status continuously, and ...
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What is the meaning of “Complete and Send Review” in Elsevier journal under History tab

What is the meaning of the "Complete and Send Review" status in the History tab of an Elsevier journal?
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Why can it take more than a month to find a reviewer?

In the mainstream publishing model, it can take more than a month from the time a manuscript is submitted to the time reviewers are assigned to review it. I feel this is a bit unfair as editors from ...
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Will journal editors contact you if your book review has been rejected?

I was sent a book to review for a journal. Book reviews of the particular journal are peer-reviewed. It has been 3 months after my submission but I still haven't heard from the editors. How long ...
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Request an extension of revision deadline over the holidays

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. They sent the first decision on my paper as a major revision on October 28 and gave me two months to revise the manuscript. Currently, the deadline is ...
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How long should you wait to email journal editor about a submitted revision of a manuscript? [duplicate]

It has been 10 weeks since I submitted my revised manuscript for minor revisions. The status of the article is "revision submitted to journal" since 6th Sept (and it is now 14th Nov). I am applying ...
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What does “ADM” stand for on an article submission information page?

On the information page of my article submission, there's a column titled "ADM", listing the name of two persons that I can email. What does this stand for?
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“Awaiting AE recommendation” before first notification of acceptance or rejection

What does "Awaiting AE recommendation" mean for the first notification (not after revision)? I sent my paper to an IEEE Transactions journal and I am waiting for the first notification and the status ...
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What does the typical workflow of a journal look like?

What steps does a manuscript typically go through from submission to publication (or rejection) in a typical journal? How are these steps referred to, in particular by editorial systems, and how long ...
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Article citation tracking

I am trying to find the origin of an idea based on journal articles. To elaborate more: Let's say object A affects object B in a certain manner and this was originally discovered by Researcher A a ...
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Given a “Date Revision Due” for revised submission of a journal paper, am I required to submit before the beginning or the end of that date?

I am submitting a revised manuscript to an Elsevier journal. However, English is my second language and I am confused about the meaning of "Date Revision Due"! The journal editorial system indicates ...
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Is it common to be given 6 months for a minor revision outcome?

I received a paper back with a verdict of minor revisions on August 30th. Both the letter from the editor and the scholarone submission system states 'minor-revision.' I've read the reviewers' ...
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Why do reviewers need to be selected again for a revised paper?

I submitted a paper to a marketing journal and the reviewers recommended a major revision and a minor revision. I had to shorten the text and get professional help for proofreading. I addressed the ...
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“Awaiting EE Decision” in Manuscript Central – what does it mean?

I submitted my paper to a journal twelve days ago. In Manuscript Central, there were some changes of the paper’s status during the first two days, and as far as I can remember, these were Awaiting ADM ...
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Can I add more corrections to page proofs? [duplicate]

After my paper was accepted, I was sent page proofs with few corrections to some words and some references. Is it possible to add something to this page proofs. I want to change wording of a line that ...
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Is it possible to change something on a research paper between the period of acceptance and publishing?

My paper was accepted in peer reviewed journal last week and is about to be publishing. Last night I thought the solution makes better sense if I change the definition of one of the variables. This is ...
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What is the decision on my paper? [duplicate]

I submitted the revised version of my paper to a journal. after two weeks the paper status changed from under review to reviews completed. and still remains in this state about 10 days. What do you ...
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Editor assignment pending after “review competed”

I submitted journal in the field of psychometrics about one year ago. Three weeks ago, the status was changed to "review completed". However, today it is changed into "editor assignment pending". I ...
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What does “Reviews Completed” status mean in Springer? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 5 months back. The status changed from Editor Assigned to Under Review and now it is showing "Reviews Completed" ...
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Acceptance to online publication – Why is everybody I know faster than average?

I recently attended an editiorial panel at a conference where editors of several journals in my field advertised their journals and to this purpose listed, amongst others, the time difference between ...
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Cover letter for journal submission (math)

I'm preparing to submit a math paper to a good general-interest journal. The page asks for a cover letter. What should this include, beyond "here's a paper for consideration"? Should there be, for ...
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Question on “Awaiting Production Checklist” Status for Manuscript

After my paper was accepted, the status in the ScholarOne manuscript center changed from accepted to "accept" with the additional "awaiting production checklist". Now it has been about 3-4 weeks ...
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What is “teaser image”?

What is "teaser image"? It is asked by a journal in a revision request. The only info that I was able to find is at this link: Please identify a teaser image from your manuscript that may be used ...
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Should I contact the editor-in-chief about a senior editor's lack of communication?

I submitted a paper to the top journal in my field. The journal's home page sets 120 days for a decision as a goal. Recent stats suggest 60 days to initial decision is more typical. It has now been ...
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What does “Awaiting Reviewer Scores” mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system?

I submitted a paper to a Taylor and Francis journal that uses the ScholarOne submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "Under Review" to "Awaiting Reviewer Scores". What does this ...
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The editor asks me to wait couple of days

I have submitted my manuscript to one of the top-tier journal in my field. The reviewers' feedback was positive in the first round of revision; one reviewer favoured the paper and asked for revisions ...
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Elsevier Computers and Security “With Editor” status just after 12 hours - what does it mean?

I am new to journal submissions. I have been working as a research assistant at the University in Sweden for 3 months. Yesterday, at 5:00pm I submitted a paper to Elsevier's Computers & Security. ...