Submitted manuscript awaiting recommendation - what does this mean?

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24-Nov-16, 15:18
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posted about 2 years ago
Hi all

I submitted a revised manuscript (only a few changes requested) to a journal, and have been signing in periodically to see what the status is. It has changed today from "Awaiting Reviewer Scores" to "Awaiting recommendation". Any idea what this means?

Cheers
posted
24-Nov-16, 15:21
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posted about 2 years ago
Ooh, after googling I've found out that it means it is back with the editor for a final decision. I guess it could go either way now.
posted
25-Nov-16, 20:08
by Leila
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posted about 2 years ago
Yes, you are right.
The manuscript is about to come back with a final decision.
posted
29-Nov-16, 19:34
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posted about 2 years ago
Thanks Leila. Anyone know if awaiting a decision on a revised paper should be quicker than the decision on the original submission? It is taking ages and they didn't even ask for that many changes!
posted
29-Nov-16, 21:10
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posted about 2 years ago
Not necessarily, depends how much work the editor/AE has on.
posted
30-Nov-16, 21:34
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posted about 2 years ago
Ah yes, makes sense!
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26-Oct-17, 18:32
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posted about 4 months ago
I was rejected but offered the opportunity to make significant revisions. I re-submitted back in June and I just saw the "awaiting recommendation" update approx 5 days ago. I'm on pins and needles because it's the top journal in my field.
posted
13-Dec-17, 15:38
by Awaqas
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posted about 2 months ago
Hello "Tudor_Queen. Any idea about "Awaiting Recommendation" status meaning even after several revisions. How long does it take to get the final decision?
posted
14-Dec-17, 10:26
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posted about 2 months ago
Good luck!
posted
14-Dec-17, 11:27
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posted about 2 months ago
Hehe! I think this is one of those how long is a piece of string things and we just have to learn to be patient! Shouldn't be too long if you've already been through several rounds of revisions (it can be held up of one reviewer says they are now too busy and so it has to be reassigned to someone else... or it can be held up just if one party, ie a reviewer or the editor, is slow for whatever reason). Fingers crossed!
posted
14-Dec-17, 11:28
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posted about 2 months ago
Now I've had to just go and check the status of mine... Awaiting reviewer assignment... zzzzzz....
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15-Dec-17, 11:32
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by thomus
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posted about 2 months ago
Dear Tudor_Queen, I would like to know in your case, how long the manuscript has taken for the final decision after status was showing "awaiting recommendation"?
posted
16-Dec-17, 00:51
by thomus
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From thomus:
Dear Tudor_Queen, I would like to know in your case, how long the manuscript has taken for the final decision after status was showing "awaiting recommendation"?
posted
08-Feb-18, 11:26
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posted about 1 week ago
I'm so sorry - I didn't see this till now. I still don't have a final decision, but I've just checked and it has now changed to "Awaiting recommendation", so I guess I find out their decision soon. I submitted it on 30th Nov if that's of any help.
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08-Feb-18, 11:28
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posted about 1 week ago
Haha! I googled to find out what "Awaiting recommendation" means, and this is what came up. I read it with interest and felt informed. Then scrolled back up to see who the original poster was who asked the question and it was me! Two years ago and I had completely forgotten the answer to my own question.

Thomus please ignore my recent response. That was actually referring to my SECOND paper (which I am still awaiting the outcome for). I don't think it took long for them to get back to me last time when it changed to awaiting recommendation. Maybe a few days.

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