Questions and Answers
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corresponding editor resigned. What should I do with the revised paper?
I was preparing a revised version, I noticed that the co-editor who
oversaw my submission is no longer a co-editor of that journal. In this
case, how would this affect the status of my paper in the near future? Is
it possible to go through a new round with another editor and his/her own
choice of referees? (Jaejoon Woo, OECD)
the corresponding editor is responsible for editorial decisions for
papers he or she received for about a year. Submit the revised version to
the editor who made the initial editorial decision.
resigning editor still wants to relinquish his responsibility quickly.
The revised version should be submitted within a few months.
the editorial decision may be delegated to a new editor who may not be as
favorable toward your paper as the first editor.
technical editors are helpful
have found that a professional technical editor is also very helpful for
struggling beginning writers who have English as a first language (Bob
technical editors can make many useful suggestions. You can accept some
or all of their suggestions. It does not really matter whether English is
one's first language or not.
do I find a copy editor?
I am not a native speaker, I want somebody to help me to check the
grammar and polish the paper. I understand that the service is not free,
and I am willing to pay. In fact, I am willing to pay a premium, if the
work can be finished before Thanksgiving. (Xioayan Zhang).
the English department of your institution to locate copy editors. There
should be many editors who can help you. They usually charge $10 - 20 per
hour. Even graduate students in English department are very good.
Sometimes retired professors are willing to copyedit papers or theses.
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