How long does it take to hear back from PNAS?
PNAS offers quick turn-around times: the initial decision is taken in about 40 days; the average time between acceptance and publication online is one month; and the average time between submission and publication (including the print edition) is less than 6 months.
How hard is it to get published in PNAS?
Depends on what you call as level. Its impact factor is less than that of Science but nonetheless it is highly competitive. Publishing in PNAS is not an easy job even if you think your work is good enough. In general Science publishes strikingly novel work while Nature usually publishes extensive work.
What does under editor review mean PNAS?
If the Member Editor is satisfied too, they send the paper for peer review (probably indicated by ‘Under Review’). Once the peer review is complete, the Member Editor goes through the comments for their evaluation (probably indicated by ‘Under Editor Review’).
What does pending recommendation mean at PNAS?
The change in status from ‘Under review’ to ‘Pending recommendation’ means that peer review of your paper is done and the Associate Editor (AE) will now go through the reviews and give his/her recommendation on whether it should be accepted, rejected, or revised.
Does PNAS require raw data?
Appendices: PNAS prefers that authors submit individual source files to ensure readability. If this is not possible, supply a single PDF file that contains all of the SI associated with the paper. This file type will be published in raw format and will not be edited or composed.
What does PNAS direct submission mean?
The standard mode of submitting manuscripts to PNAS is Direct Submission; manuscripts may be submitted directly to PNAS—authors do not need to first obtain an NAS member’s agreement to serve as an editor. For a Direct Submission, the PNAS Editorial Board identifies an appropriate NAS member to serve as the editor.
Does PNAS accept review paper?
Members who have selected at least 2 reviewers should submit information about their manuscript to PNAS, including a PDF file for review, and documentation that the reviewers have agreed to review the paper. Each reviewer should be from a different institution and not from the authors’ institutions.
Does PNAS publish article review?
In addition, PNAS publishes science news, Commentaries, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, podcasts, and profiles of NAS members. While we retain strong ties with the NAS, whose members oversee the journal’s rigorous three-tier peer review process, we now receive more than 17,000 Direct Submissions each year.
What is the review time for a resubmission to PNAS?
We were less happy to have a~1 month review process for one resubmission which contained only ~200 addtional words compared with the previous submission and an additional supplementary figure. In that same time I reviewed two manuscripts for other journals, and I know that PNAS has strict time limits on reviews.
Should I submit my paper to PNAS?
Moral of the story – don’t submit to PNAS if there’s any question of whether or not it will go to review. Chances are, they will waste your precious time on the tenure clock. Someone alerted me to the fact that just this week PNAS was tweeting that you don’t have to be associated with an NAS member to submit to PNAS.
Why did we submit to PNAS 38 days ago?
Papers like ours have appeared in PNAS in recent years on less important proteins and without validation of the importance or in vivo relevance of the data. So this is where we submitted 38 days ago.
Why do manuscripts require technical review?
Because we receive more than 18,000 submissions every year, incoming manuscripts undergo an initial evaluation by a member of the Editorial Board, who is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, to determine whether the potential novelty, impact, and relevance in the broad scientific community merit further detailed technical review.