Keep calm and wait: A guide to understanding journal statuses

Keep calm and wait: A guide to understanding journal statuses

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What’s in the handbook?

For every author, the time from a manuscript’s submission to final decision is perhaps the most nail-biting time! Your manuscript, the fruit of months of research, is now in the hands of the journal. What is happening to your manuscript at the journal end? Has the editor checked it? Has it been sent for peer review?

If these questions keep bothering you or if you obsessively keep checking the submission system for updates, this handbook is definitely meant for you! This handbook will help you understand what exactly is happening to your paper at the journal end at any point of time.

About the author

Kakoli MajumderKakoli Majumder has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have  been dedicated to academic publishing. In her current role, her  aim is to educate researchers about the publication process and  good publication practices. She is the expert voice behind the  Q&A forum of Editage Insights and also writes learning content  targeted at young researchers. Kakoli has done her Masters in English and is passionate about helping young researchers and authors, particularly, non-native speakers of English, overcome the barriers of language and publish in international English language journals.

Some of her efforts at author education can be accessed here:

Kakoli’s empathy with authors and her understanding of the problems they face in research writing and publishing is reflected in her article “How do authors feel when they receive negative reviewer comments: An experience from Chinese biomedical researchers” published in European Science Editing. She has also conducted a webinar on the same topic and another on understanding the online submission and tracking systems of journals. Outside of work, Kakoli is a music enthusiast, an incorrigible dessert lover, and a modest baker.