How long does it take to get ready for a decision?

Answer: When the status for a manuscript changes “Under Review” to “Ready for Decision”, it means that the peer-review process is complete and only the editorial decision is pending. Sometimes, this can take anywhere between 2-6 weeks.

What is AE in Journal?

A status change from AE Assigned to AE Review means that the manuscript has been picked up by the AE for review. The AE will now go through the manuscript to check for things such as a match with the scope of the journal, the quality of the writing, and even the novelty of the study.

What are the benefits of peer review?

Here’s the list of 10 benefits to be gained from peer review:

  • Corrects vague terms.
  • Provides feedback as to the effectiveness of your communication.
  • Allows you to see other people’s perspectives on issues raised.
  • Prevents you from committing serious blunders in your arguments.
  • Gives confidence.
  • Facilitates concise writing.

How do I know if a source is credible?

Q. How do I know if a source is reliable?

  1. 1) Accuracy. Verify the information you already know against the information found in the source.
  2. 2) Authority. Make sure the source is written by a trustworthy author and/or institution.
  3. 3) Currency. Depending on your subject, your currency needs will vary.
  4. 4) Coverage.

What is the reason for peer review?

Firstly, it acts as a filter to ensure that only high quality research is published, especially in reputable journals, by determining the validity, significance and originality of the study. Secondly, peer review is intended to improve the quality of manuscripts that are deemed suitable for publication.

How long do awaiting reviewer scores take?

4 weeks is also the time I’d expect the AE to allot for the reviewers (from past experience), and so the timing is right for the status to change from “Under review” to “Awaiting reviewer scores” – so it just means some reviewers haven’t yet submitted it and the reviews are either due or overdue.

What is a problem with peer review?

One pretty significant problem with peer review is that it may be prone to bias from the reviewers. Not only are women greatly underrepresented in the peer review process, but reviewers are much more likely to have a preference to work done by those that are the same gender as themselves.

What does decision in process mean?

When a journal displays the “decision in process” status, it means that the editorial board is in the process of making the final decision about your paper.

What is the impact factor of PNAS?

9.4122019

What are the steps of peer review?

The peer review process

  • Step 1: Editor assessment. download PDF.
  • Step 2: First round of peer review. The editor will then find and contact other researchers who are experts in your field, asking them to review the paper.
  • Step 3: Revise and resubmit.
  • Step 4: Accepted.

What happens after peer review?

The peer review is completed once all the reviewers send the journal a detailed report with their comments on the manuscript and their recommendation. Typically, journals ask reviewers to complete their reviews within 3-4 weeks.

What does pending recommendation mean in PNAS?

Can anybody tell me what “Pending Recommendation” means? Thanks. I published in PNAS before. It means that the editor is sitting on the reviews and will soon decide (R&R or reject).

What does peer review mean?

A peer-reviewed publication is also sometimes referred to as a scholarly publication. The peer-review process subjects an author’s scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field (peers) and is considered necessary to ensure academic scientific quality.

What does awaiting AE recommendation mean?

The status ‘Awaiting AE Recommendation’ means that, based on the peer reviewer (or technical editor review, in this case), the AE is making a decision on the paper. The AE then conveys their decision to the Editor-in-Chief (EiC), who makes the final decision.

Do journal editors get paid?

Editors receive compensations, in the range of thousands of euro’s, which are used to hire one or more assistant editors. These assistant editors often work for the university or research institute, funded from the compensation but sometimes the salaries provided directly from the budget of the journal.

What does it mean decision pending?

“Decision pending” means that the decision… is pending. They haven’t decided yet.

How can you tell if a source is peer-reviewed?

If the article is from a printed journal, look at the publication information in the front of the journal. If the article is from an electronic journal, go to the journal home page and look for a link to ‘About this journal’ or ‘Notes for Authors’. Here it should tell you if the articles are peer-reviewed.

What is the meaning of pending recommendation?

Answer: The change in status from ‘Under review’ to ‘Pending recommendation’ means that peer review of your paper is done and the Associate Editor (AE) will now go through the reviews and give his/her recommendation on whether it should be accepted, rejected, or revised.