Guide to submission status indicators

Code   Stage   Notes
 Oe English language edit Manuscript has been received. English language editing check results pending
 0f Grammar check Manuscript has been received. Initial grammar check
 0p English language edit Manuscript has been received. English language editing check
 1a Unevaluated new submission Manuscript has been received. Initial compliance checks in progress.
 1aa Revised submission recheck Files have been received for compliance recheck.
 1ab Editorial Compliance Checks Manuscript has moved to editorial compliance check.
 1al Unevaluated Letter to the Editor Submission has been received. Initial compliance checks in progress for Letter to the Editor
 1da Waiting for third party billing information As stated
 1e Awaiting evaluation Initial checks of the manuscript have highlighted queries to check with the author.
 1ec Awaiting co-author email addresses Awaiting all co-author email addresses to be supplied, and sometimes a missing file.
 1ed Awaiting terms of publication Awaiting main author to complete the Terms of Publication agreement.
 1ee Awaiting evaluation Initial checks of the manuscript have highlighted queries to check with the author and/or Editor in Chief.
 1f Peer Review selection in process As stated
 2a Peer review invitations sent Peer reviewers have been invited and asked to respond rapidly.
 2b First peer reviewer allocated The first peer reviewer has accepted to conduct a review of the paper.
 2c Two or more peer reviewers allocated Multiple peer reviewers have accepted to undertake the review.
 2d First report returned The first peer-review report has been received by our Editorial offices.
 2e Second or more peer reviewer reports returned As stated.
 2f New reviewer(s) required If insufficient reviewer comments are received or if the comments are inconclusive additional peer reviewers will be identified.
 2fx Awaiting COI Awaiting all author Conflict of Interest forms to be supplied
 2g Report sent to Editor-in-Chief Peer reviewer comments are sent to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
 2gx Editorial Pre-checks  We are performing some pre-checks before sending the paper for first decision.
 3a Provisional acceptance We are currently processing the manuscript for any required corrections before acceptance.
 3b Report: Revise with changes The Editor-in-Chief decides that the paper requires some changes or clarifications before it can be accepted for publication.
 3cx Report: Pending The author is being contacted about the Editor-in-Chief's decision.
 4a Resubmission pending Dove Editorial has communicated the Editor-in-Chief's decision to the author(s) and Dove is awaiting a revised and/or resubmitted manuscript.
 4b Resubmitted manuscript received Revised manuscript received by the Dove Editorial offices.
 4bc COI’s required (Revised manuscript received) Conflict of Interest forms are still to be received for at least one of the authors of the paper.
 4bd Processing Revised Manuscript Corrected revised manuscript has been submitted and is now being processed.
 4c Sent to Editor-in-Chief for acceptance or rejection Revised manuscript sent to Editor-in-Chief for review of revisions and any decision to accept.
 4cr Peer Reviewer(s) second round Editor-in-Chief has requested original reviewers to re review revised manuscript and authors responses.
 4cx Peer Reviewer(s) second round completed Revised manuscript and second round reviewer comments sent to Editor-in-Chief for final decision.
 4d Awaiting author/peer reviewer confirmation Query regarding revised manuscript, which has been received.
 4e Awaiting publisher decision Dove Editorial is discussing the final decision with the Editor-in-Chief.
5a/5ab Final decision confirmation pending The manuscript is provisionally accepted for publication pending Dove Editorial review. Invoice to follow for submissions subject to article publishing charge.
 5b Invoice sent Dove Editorial has sent an invoice for payment of the Publication Processing Fee to the author(s).
 5c Payment has been received Manuscript is being prepared for copy editing.
 5d Pre-press/In preparation Manuscript is being copy edited.
 5f  Sent for pre-edit Manuscript has been sent to typesetter for pre-edit. No action required from the author.
 5g Editing enquiry  Paper is on hold awaiting further information.
 6a Manuscript sent to typesetting Manuscript is with the typesetter for first proof creation or updates to the proof. No action required from the author.
 6ax Return from Typesetter The manuscript has been returned from the typesetter to Editorial team.
 6b Proofs sent to author Typeset page proofs are sent to the author(s) for correction or approval. Please login using the link provided to submit the proof back to Editorial team.
 6bx Author returned corrections The author has returned their corrections.
 6d Author approval Page proofs approved by the author. At this point the manuscript is ready for publication.
 6e Author approval, pending Page proofs approved by the author. Paper is on hold awaiting further information.
 6ex Sent to Typesetter for page numbering The manuscript is sent for page numbering at the Typesetter.
 6ey Received from Typesetter after page numbering The manuscript has been returned from the Typesetter with page numbers.
 7d Online final version is published Typeset Manuscript is published online.
 7e File is converted to XML format for use by PubMed Dove Editorial commissions the conversion of papers for supply to PubMed.
 7ex XML conversion Batch Sent Dove Editorial sends the paper to PubMed for indexing.
 7ey XML conversion PubMed The published manuscript is indexed on PubMed.
 7f Archive of manuscript Manuscript is archived. All typesetting files, and published versions are archived.
7ff Returned To Author Insufficient Peer Reviewers After extensive efforts we have not been able to obtain the required number of reviewers for your manuscript.
 7g The paper has been withdrawn The author has withdrawn the paper. The Editor may be in communication with the author. If this is the case, please contact Dove Press for an update.
 7h Rejected by publisher The manuscript has been rejected for publication.
 7i Publisher report pending The author is being contacted about the Editor-in-Chief's final decision.
 7j Re submission   Awaiting response from author.

Updated 22 June 2023