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Provisional acceptance

Congratulations, your manuscript has been provisionally accepted! We’ll check we’ve got everything we need and let you know if there’s anything you need to do before it goes into production.

Revision: Out to reviewers

We have sent your updated manuscript back to the reviewers. We’ll be back in touch with you when we hear back from them.


Congratulations, the reviewers see merit in your manuscript and want you to make some changes. We look forward to receiving your updated manuscript!

If you are expecting to see further updates on the progress of your submission please use your most up-to-date manuscript ID. This will include a revision number e.g. NANO-123456.R1. You will have received this updated ID when you re-submitted.

All reviewer reports received

Hooray! We have received reports from referees on your manuscript. Our editors are now making a decision on your manuscript. If we don’t have enough information to make a decision we may need to consult additional reviewers. Good luck!

1st reviewer agreed to report

Hooray! At least one expert reviewer has agreed to referee your manuscript. We’ll be back in touch with you when we have enough reports to make a decision.

Out to reviewers

Hooray! We’re searching for expert referees to review your paper, and we’ll be back in touch with you when their reports are in.

Editorial Assessment

Your manuscript is being read by our editorial team to check your submission is complete and that it meets the scope and quality criteria of the journal.