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         Sadeghi Ramin, MD
  Nuclear Medicine Research Center,
    Mashhad University of Medical
Reception of the manuscript
   After sending the manuscript to a
    journal editorial board wait for the
    reception notice.
   If not received in couple of days, e.mail
    the editor of the journal
Fast acceptance
   Rarely occurs
   Very promising for the researchers
Fast rejection
   Sometimes the editor in chief does not
    consider the manuscript for publication on
    his/her own.
       Due to different scopes of the journal
       Due to low quality of the article
       Simply without reason.
   Fast rejection is a blessing.
       It does not waste your time waiting for reviewers
Peer review process
   Usually after the first evaluation by the
    editorial board the manuscript would be
    subjected to peer review process.
   It will take couple of weeks to months
Peer review
   Sometimes you can propose some reviewers
    for peer review of your manuscript
       You should provide the name, address, and e.mail
        of them
   You do not have right to contact them in this
   This can sometimes hasten the review
Peer review process
   Usually the reviewers are asked to fill a
    special form for review process with a
    space for their comments.
   Some comments can go to the editor.
What if you didn’t get the results
of review process in due time?
   You can always e.mail the editor of the
    journal regarding your manuscript
   Rejection
   Acceptance with minor revision
   Acceptance with major revision
   It can happen all the time
       Sometimes in an unfair way
       Do not get disappointed
            Consider improving your manuscript according
             to the reviewer’s suggestions and resubmit it to
             another journal
   For another submission always
    remember to change the format of the
    manuscript into the new journal’s
Reasons of rejection
Acceptance pending revisions
   Reply the reviewer comments in a polite
    and scientific way.
   Underline any change you make in the
   Your point by point response to the
    reviewers usually is to be in a separate
Acceptance pending revisions
   Many journals with online submission
    system provide online revision
    submission too.
   Follow the orders of the site in this
What next?
   Usually the revised manuscript is sent
    to the reviewers again.
       If get their approval, it would be accepted
        for publication.
       If not it would be sent back to the
        corresponding author for another revison
            Sometimes it would be rejected.
What now?
   Wait for the galley proof to be e.mailed to
       Always check the proof. Sometimes it is full of
       Some journals have especial online system for
        proof reading and for making changes in the
       Do not change the manuscript too much after
            Some journals charge you for this process
Author query form
   Attached to the proof, there is usually
    the author query form.
       You should answer these questions
       These are the questions that have been
        brought up by the person responsible for
        proofing process
Reprint order form
   Once published, all rights of your study
    goes to the publisher.
   You can not distribute your paper
    without permission of the publisher.
   You can only use the reprints of your
    article which you should pay for.
What happens next?
   Now your article will be published.
   After a while it would appear in
    medline, ISI, SCOPUS, etc.
       Sometimes it takes a long time
       Sometimes it may appear even before
           Online first and ahead of print

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