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Why am I not receiving the decision from the journal even after two rounds of revision?

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I Submitted a research Paper to an Elsevier journal. After 4 months, I got a major revision decision. I submitted my revised paper and after one month, received comments from reviewers. The editor wrote: "I am pleased to inform you that the article cited above which you submitted for possible publication in XXXX has received favorable reviews from the referees. However, they suggested some modifications to be implemented before the manuscript is published. Copies of the referees' comments are appended below"

I submitted my paper at the end of March but still the journal status shows "Under review." What decision can I expect from the journal?


It is quite normal to receive multiple rounds of revision. From what the journal editor has said, the reviews have been favorable for your paper. So if you have made the changes suggested by the reviewers in a satisfactory manner, you can be hopeful of a positive outcome. Of course, it is difficult to be certain that your paper will be accepted, but the editor's email seems quite positive.

It’s been three months since you have submitted your revised paper, so I think it’s high time you sent an email to the editor, politely inquiring by when the reviews are expected to come in.

Related reading:

  • What is the probability of my manuscript's acceptance after two rounds of revisions?
  • After three rounds of review and revision, why is the status "with editor" again?

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Why am I not receiving the decision from the journal even after two rounds of revision?


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