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Keep calm and wait: A guide to understanding journal statuses

Understanding a manuscript’s status– What happens when

What will you learn?

  1. How you can track your manuscript’s status in the online submission system
  2. Understand the process flow at the journal end from manuscript submission to acceptance
  3. Understand the meanings of different statuses that are displayed from submission to first decision
  4. What statuses you can expect for your revised manuscript from submission to final decision
  5. What are the common queries that authors have about journal statuses along with their answers

Why should you enroll?

For every author, the time from a manuscript’s submission to final decision is perhaps the most nail-biting time! But worry not, there’s help at hand now! Through this handbook, you will understand the end to end process of a manuscript’s journey. Towards, the end you will be able to join all the dots about the status of your manuscript.

What topics will you cover?

Chapter 1: What’s happening to my manuscript?

Chapter 2: Why is it taking so long?

Chapter 3: Why are statuses confusing?

Chapter 4: How do I know what a status means?

Chapter 5: Am I the only one?

Chapter 6: Time for a quick revision

Chapter 7: Can I do anything to reduce the waiting time?

Chapter 8: Conclusion


Your Instructor


Kakoli Majumder
Kakoli Majumder
Kakoli has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have been dedicated to academic publishing. She 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. 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 Editage Insights Researcher Q&A forum and also writes learning content targeted at young researchers. 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."

Course Curriculum


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