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How can I check the status of my submission?

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You can check the status of your submission by logging in to your author account on the journal’s Editorial Manager website.

Once logged in, you will be able to access your submission under one of the following sections (depending on its status):

  • New submissions (for initial submissions)
  • Revisions (for revised submissions)
  • Completed (for submissions with a decision)

How long will it take to peer-review my submission?

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SpringerOpen makes full use of web technology to speed peer review, and aims to provide a service that is as fast, or faster, than the quickest traditional journals, without compromising the thoroughness of the peer-review process. 

The exact time taken depends on many factors, such as how quickly peer-reviewers can be found, and how promptly those peer-reviewers submit their reports. 

The editorial team at SpringerOpen make every effort to ensure that peer-reviewers respond promptly, and that submissions move through the system smoothly. The usual length of the peer-review process (from submission to a first decision) is 6 to 8 weeks. 

However, in cases where major revisions are required, it may take longer.