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Referee suggests to split the paper into two. How is it done?

I recently submitted a paper to a journal. It came back with a "revise and resubmit" recommendation and two referee reports. Both of them were quite positive. One of them suggested that I remove from ...
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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 the the peer-review process different for special issues?

When I submitted my manuscript for a special issue of IEEE journal 3 months ago, the status of my article was: [Administrator]: [name of publication manager] Under review Yesterday it ...
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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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What happens to surplus referee reports?

As far as I understand, it is commonplace for editors to invite M reviewers when N < M would suffice. After N reports arrive, they take a decision and inform the authors. What happens to the N+1st, ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to prevent the production team from messing up my paper?

After reading this post and this post, and after I also encountered a production team that made many unwanted edits in my paper (such as changing words and numbers in the text itself, removing ...
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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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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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Delayed manuscript publication by publishers

I am a PhD candidate in biology. I have a paper that I need to be published for me to graduate. It was accepted for publication in November 2017. I returned corrected proofs in December. In January ...
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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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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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Does it make sense to accept an early career identity in academic publishing?

There are multiple academic competitions developed for young researchers. Some of them make perfect sense to me, e.g. a prize for the best poster at a conference. But there are cases when special ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 ask for a manuscript status after I submitted a revised version?

I submitted a major revision of my manuscript on March 12th and the manuscript's status changed to "Editor Assigned" on March 19th. The journal does not allow a second "major revision," so I'm ...
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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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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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How do I ask for an extension to revise a manuscript submitted to an Elsevier journal?

I have submitted an article to an Elsevier journal and received the manuscript with reviewer comments and a "revision response due date" within the Elsevier evise system. I am unable to meet that ...
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Could a manuscript be under review even if the AE was not assigned?

There are three things written on the journal’s home page: EIC (editor-in-chief), AE (associate editor) and ADM (administrator). The EIC is assigned, whereas the AE and ADM are not. The status is "...
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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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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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Publishing figures without embedding them?

I am preparing my first article to be published in a journal. According to the journals guidlines: Figures should be high quality (600 dpi for black& white art and 300 dpi for color). Figures ...
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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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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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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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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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Submission changed to a different status, but with the same explanation as the previous status

(this line is added later ) : The length of the paper is only 3 pages. Soon After Submission Article Status: Reviewing Your paper is being reviewed by the journal’s editors and you will be ...
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Publications that use public review

I sometimes find that the reviews I get on papers I submit to various high-impact journals are of surprisingly questionable quality. I typically get the impression that reviewers only read a paper in ...
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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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What to do if a peer-reviewed journal took so much time to review your paper?

This happened many times, and following are some cases: You submit an article to a good journal with high impact factor. Then after 6 months or sometimes more you dont receive their comments. We ...
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Becoming a referee if authoring mostly in large collaborations

As we all know, in the average academic field a researcher who authored relevant papers in a field, may be asked to serve as journal referee. Relevance is typically judged by his contribution to the ...
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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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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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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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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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May they delay for a long time the decision of a submitted manuscript of someone that already sent a paper which didn't pass plagiarism check?

As I already shared in this question, I have submitted a paper in January of the last year to a high-rank journal and they decided on my paper with reject and resubmit. I worked very very hard and ...
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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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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 ...