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Is this an invitation to submit or a polite rejection?

Here is my interpretation of what the email is saying: I had a quick look at the paper. The editor looked at your paper, probably for about 5-10 minutes, reading the abstract and parts of your ...
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Is this an invitation to submit or a polite rejection?

To me that sounds like they welcome you to submit it and at the least you might get a quick feedback on your paper.
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Waited almost a year and a half for a review. The reviewer reviewed the wrong paper. What to do?

While a comment notes, correctly, that the editor has little control over the actions of a reviewer, they most likely have options as to who to send the paper to and some knowledge of how long that ...
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Is this an invitation to submit or a polite rejection?

In my experience, this would indicate that your submission does meet a certain minimal standard... so it is not getting a "desk rejection". Getting "quick opinions" is meant to be ...
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Can I still publish a paper on peer reviewed journals several years after publishing it on ArXiv?

You always want to put your best work out into the open. If your work is right now not of sufficient quality (as can only be judged by yourself) to be read and evaluated by peer reviewers, then one ...
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Probability of Acceptance After Two Minor Revisions

Nobody can know, not any of us and not you. Generally, minor revisions lead to accepted papers, but not always. All you can do is do the requested revisions the best you can, and hope that it ...
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Do you think that publishing a documented script in R (e.g. on GitHub) can increase the chance of publication?

In general, you want your research to adhere to FAIR principles - which means (among others) that it needs to be reproducible by others. The best way of achieving that is also giving others access to ...
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Do you think that publishing a documented script in R (e.g. on GitHub) can increase the chance of publication?

I’m in the environmental sciences. Unless you are submitting to a journal that has a particular focus on code and analysis (e.g., an environmental modelling journal) it probably won’t make a ...
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Is it possible that the editor is still looking for other reveiwers while one reviewer has submitted the reviewer report?

Yes There's no reason why it's impossible. For example, the first reviewer could simply have been very fast, possibly because they just happened to be free when the invitation arrived. Alternatively, ...
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Is it possible that the editor is still looking for other reveiwers while one reviewer has submitted the reviewer report?

Yes, it is certainly possible that the editor is seeking another reviewer (or reviewers). If the received review is equivocal in any way the editor may not be ready to make a decision. You can ask the ...
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Is it possible that the editor is still looking for other reveiwers while one reviewer has submitted the reviewer report?

I am an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Forecasting, and yes, this can absolutely happen. Unfortunately, potential reviewers are sometimes not very good about even replying whether ...
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Should Conference Paper Reviewers Conduct Preliminary Literature Searches Before Evaluating Submissions?

In theory, I don't think there is much difference between a conference review and a paper review. In practice, at least in my fields (business management and computer science), conference articles ...
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When is it appropriate to suggest a nonpreferred reviewer?

What is the main purpose of suggesting a nonpreferred reviewer? If you believe there are reasons that certain reviewers may unfairly recommend to reject your work, you could name them as "...
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Should Conference Paper Reviewers Conduct Preliminary Literature Searches Before Evaluating Submissions?

I don't know of any statistics on this, and it almost certainly varies by field, conference, and even reviewer. But a good reviewer for a conference presentation will be a lot like a good reviewer for ...
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Reviewers do not live up to own quality standards

Looking at this from the point of view of an editor who handles a paper, the major important issue here is the quality of the resulting paper. If reviewers' comments make sense, it is irrelevant what ...
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Reviewers do not live up to own quality standards

In addition to the other answers already provided, I think this also has to do with the role those people (or any of us, really) are in. As an author you have a different responsibility (i.e. ...
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Reviewers do not live up to own quality standards

Welcome to the human race... Having higher standards for others than for ourselves is common, whether in the specific context of blind peer review in academia or in the general context of human ...
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My supervisor is promoting my work (that I think has flaws) everywhere - what to do?

There is a big range of options here.The worst case is when you become aware of defects so great that the only honest thing to do is to retract the publication. The best case is that on thinking some ...
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Reviewers do not live up to own quality standards

This is not uncommon, but the root cause isn't that reviewers have high standards. As you've noted and I can confirm from my observations, these researchers often don't adhere to such high standards ...
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My supervisor is promoting my work (that I think has flaws) everywhere - what to do?

TLDR: What to do? Thank your professor for promoting your work and seek help dealing with insecurity. Longer answer: ALL work has flaws. That is, just about every paper ever written has something ...
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How much is simplicity of ideas/approaches in a paper appreciated by journals and reviewers?

Reviewers are not a uniform group of people. Those who can apply your new idea in their own work certainly appreciate explaining it in a way that is as simple and as direct as possible. They are more ...
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My supervisor is promoting my work (that I think has flaws) everywhere - what to do?

I do not want to be rude or anything, but just as an added comment, because your second note rubbed me the wrong way. In case the "flaws" are really just minor you don't have to worry, as ...
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How much is simplicity of ideas/approaches in a paper appreciated by journals and reviewers?

You should care less about journals and reviewers. More important are other researchers and people out there applying the ideas of your paper. They will love what you describe. You might have an ...
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How much is simplicity of ideas/approaches in a paper appreciated by journals and reviewers?

If it’s not an original idea, it must be written in a way that avoids copyright infringement. If your idea is original, please write it as simply as possible. Every journal article and academic paper ...
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My supervisor is promoting my work (that I think has flaws) everywhere - what to do?

You should call it 'limitation', not a flaw/mistake. They are two different things. Newton's law is 'flawed' but high school students are still learning it. Every study is 'flawed' in some sense if ...
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My supervisor is promoting my work (that I think has flaws) everywhere - what to do?

If you clearly state your question, you're more likely to get better answers. Everyone makes mistakes. So, there's no need to worry excessively beforehand. If you feel the errors significantly impact ...
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How much is simplicity of ideas/approaches in a paper appreciated by journals and reviewers?

Results count. If your main contribution are the results are better than the state of the art, that's what you focus upon. The fact that your method is simple is merely a side aspect. If - say - ...
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How much is simplicity of ideas/approaches in a paper appreciated by journals and reviewers?

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler" (often attributed to A. Einstein). What you suggest is obfuscating, as you say. I doubt that reviewers would reward you for ...
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