A guide to shortening the time from submission to publication in Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

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Authors want to publish their work as soon as possible. However, the manuscript processing time increases if the manuscript does not meet the journal requirements. Our analysis of manuscripts submitted to Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering from November 2018 to July 2019 shows that the processing time was increased up to 33 days because the manuscripts: (1) had inconsistent formatting of citations, references, and units, (2) exceeded the word limit, (3) were missing information such as the graphical abstract, (4) plagiarized other papers, and (5) had too many tables and figures. Herein, we explain how authors can avoid these issues and decrease the manuscript processing time.

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This work was supported by the Project for Outstanding Chinese Scientific Journals [2019-B10], which is funded by the China Association for Science and Technology. The authors present sincere appreciation to Dr. Jinming Luo from Georgia Institute of Technology for his writing support.

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Zhang, J., Huang, X., Hao, J. et al. A guide to shortening the time from submission to publication in Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. Front. Environ. Sci. Eng. 14, 35 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11783-020-1231-3

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