I got a revise and resubmit after a 4 month review, submitted a revision and, after another 4 month review, got a provisional acceptance with minor and clerical comments to be addressed, and was asked to submit my response within two weeks. I did response within two weeks, which is almost two months ago at this point.

I don’t want to be annoying but a) should I email the editor (through the submission website); and b) if yes, what would be an appropriate way to frame the email? I had in mind something like:

“Dear xxx,

I am emailing to check on the status of my provisionally accepted manuscript (ID=xxx). Please let me know if there is any further information you need and thank you for your continued attention.

Best,

xxx”

If it is relevant, this is a decent psychology journal. Thanks for any feedback.

I received the editor’s comments as follows:

The revised version of your manuscript xxx has been reviewed by our referees. Referee A is now satisfied with your paper, while Referee B is more or less satisfied but supplies a long list of remarks that need to be taken into account. While we cannot make a definite commitment, we will probably accept your paper for publication, provided you make changes that we judge to be in accordance with the appended comments (or other satisfactory responses are given).

I have revised my manuscript and prepared a detailed explanation of how I have dealt with all of the comments of reviewer B. Actually, there are just 7 comments on the manuscript.

Now, I am going to reply to the editor. Could you suggest me how to write a reply to the editor like this, such as ”While we cannot make a definite commitment, we will probably accept your paper for publication, provided you make changes that we judge to be in accordance with the appended comments”? And What should I need to notice?

Thank you in advance.

I am a PhD candidate in biology. I have a paper that I need to be published for me to graduate. It was accepted for publication in November 2017. I returned corrected proofs in December. In January the production team asked about “problems to be fixed” before final production and I immediately responded. Now, in February, the paper is still not available online.

I’ve noticed that there are papers in the same journal which were only accepted in the last days of January and now are already available online with pages and volume. I also noticed that there are papers still ‘in-press’ for a very long time already.

Would it be right if I email the production team of the journal if it is possible to release my paper since I am waiting for it for my graduation application this semester?

My paper (biology) was accepted last November 2017 and I returned the corrected proof last December 2017 in the production team (Elsevier) and sent me “problem to be fixed” before final production last January and I immediately responded but until now the paper is still not available online. I raise this question because there are papers in the same journal which was only accepted in the last days of January and now already available online with pages and volume also I noticed that there are papers still ‘in-press’ for a very long time ago. Would it be right if I email the production team of the journal if it is possible to release my paper since I am waiting for it for my graduation application this semester?
Thanks!

In recent months, I’ve begun receiving invitations to serve as a “guest editor” for various journals from publishers I’ve worked with in the past that I believe are reputable.

I recognize that there’s significant workload for such an issue and very little, if any, compensation, but I’m wondering what the benefits are for tenure-track faculty to serve in such a capacity. Is it worth the investment to do so, relative to the time required?

I always found remarkable that whilst the job of all my colleagues boils down to publishing papers, everyone seems so reserved and hesitant when it comes to discussing journals openly.

For instance, rather recently a website was created with exactly that objective, named Journalysis.org. Apparently it seems to have been shut down, as the link doesn’t work from my side.

http://www.nature.com/news/rate-that-journal-1.17225

Some specific academic spheres have forums about this, e.g. https://journalreviews.princeton.edu/ranking-peer-reviewed-journals/

Please, can you give me examples of some broader websites or discussion Forums to openly discuss science journals?

I submitted a paper to a journal, after 2 months and some days of review I get a rejection with a referee report “I find the paper not suitable for the journal”, without any further comments and without explaining the reason of the rejection. However the journal publish articles in the topic of my paper! I find it unfair. How could I react to it?

I submitted a paper to a journal, after 2 months and some days of review I get a reject with a referee report “I find the paper not suitable for the journal”, without any further comments and without explaining the reason of the reject. However the journal publish articles in the topic of my paper! I find it unfair. How could I react to it?