Keep Calm And Wait: A Guide To Understanding Journal Statuses
Kakoli MajumderManaging Editor and Senior Writer at Editage Insights; Researcher Coach since 2015
Practical advice and tips to track your manuscript’s progress, understand its status, and identify situations that need action during the journal submission process.
What you learn
How to track your manuscript’s status in the online submission system
The process flow at the journal end, from manuscript submission to acceptance
How to decode different statuses that are displayed, from submission to first decision
What statuses you can expect for your revised manuscript, from submission to final decision
Common queries that authors have about journal statuses along with their answers
When you should inquire and how often should you follow up with journal editors
For every author, the time from a manuscript’s submission to final decision is perhaps the most nerve-wracking experience. But worry not, there’s help at hand now! This specially curated handbook is designed to help you understand a manuscript’s end-to-end journey from submission to publication.
Learn the meanings of statuses and the average time taken at each stage, along with detailed descriptions of the many statuses from submission to first decision and final decision. It also helps you understand the difference between being patient and waiting too long, identify situations when you should raise a query, and tells you how often you should follow up on email. Toward the end, you will be well equipped to track the progress of your manuscript and join all the dots about its status as it moves through the journal’s submission system, which will go a long way in easing your anxiety.