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Why has the status of my manuscript changed from "Under review" to "Submitted?"

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I have a question about the Status of my manuscript.

I submitted a manuscript to a Wiley journal, and the status became “Under Review” after some days. One week later, howevee, I found that the status has changed to “Submitted”. I did not receive any intimation from the Editorial Office about my manuscript not meeting the journal's guidelines. Also, two editorial offices are shown, though it should be only one office usually. What does it mean? Please advise about this status, as I have no experience with such situation before.


Usually the status "Under review" indicates that the paper has cleared the admin check and it has been sent to the external peer reviewer or in-house section editor. In your case, probably the reviewer or the section editor has declined the request after initial acceptance or has returned the manuscript without reviewing, which has changed the status to the previous one.

In such a scenario, the editorial board would send the manuscript to other peer reviewers or assign a different section editor. If the status does not change soon, you should send a status inquiry to the editorial office.

Your question regarding the editorial office is not very clear to me and I assume two editorial offices were mentioned in the submission system. This might be related to the internal administrative structure of the journal. You may check the journal’s website to confirm the contact details of the editorial office for any communication. You can also send the editorial board an email through the submission system.

Related reading:  

  • Editorial decision-making: what are the possible outcomes for a manuscript?
  • How do I write an inquiry to the editor about my manuscript's current status?
  • Tracking your manuscript status in journal submission systems

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Why has the status of my manuscript changed from "Under review" to "Submitted?"


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