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Publication Coach: How to track your manuscript post submission

Short email-based lessons on decoding journals statuses and how to track your manuscript through the peer review process.

What will you learn?

  1. Understand a manuscript’s journey from submission to final decision
  2. How to decode statuses displayed on a journal’s online submission system
  3. When and how to communicate with journal editors to ask for updates
  4. How to decide if you should resubmit your manuscript or choose a different journal
  5. When and how to withdraw your manuscript from a journal


Course Description

The time taken between submitting your manuscript to getting the final decision is perhaps the most agonizing one for authors! You’re left wondering if your manuscript has been reviewed or processed, and if you should write to the editor for a status update. If this sounds like you, then this well-paced micro-learning course, delivered to your email inbox by your own publication coach, is perfect for you! Understand the statuses displayed on a journal’s submission system, learn how to tackle unpredictable status changes, journal delays or transfer requests, and know when and how to decide to resubmit to or withdraw your manuscript from a journal.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: A manuscript’s journey from submission to final decision

Lecture 2: Different statuses on the journal’s submission system and their meaning

Lecture 3: Erratic or unusual status changes

Lecture 4: When and how to write to the journal editor for status updates

Lecture 5: Possible outcomes of the first decision

Lecture 6: Deciding whether to resubmit to the same journal

Lecture 7: All you need to know about the withdrawal process


Our success stories

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Publication Coach Series

The Publication Coach series is a one-of-a-kind course series where short, micro lessons are delivered via email every other day. More than 100,000 learners have benefitted from these courses and found the simple, engaging and bite-sized style extremely empowering. It proves that in just 2-5 mins per day, you can master a new skill with our expert tips and advice that help make learning a habit. The best part, is you can access the emails in your inbox for reference whenever needed. Subscribe to the All Access Pass now to turn this into an interactive course, where you can chat with your publication coach over email.


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 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."


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