Blogger The Happy Scientist asks “How long is too long?” when waiting to hear back from co-authors who are reviewing a manuscript prior to submission. The author writes that “gentle reminders” are appropriate after three weeks of no response and that “serious complaining” may start at around three months of silence.

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