My Editor Centre

One manuscript is showing up in two task lists. Why?

It is possible for a single manuscript to show up in multiple lists/queues on your dashboard. This most commonly occurs when a manuscript is in both Assign Reviewer and Awaiting Reviewer Scores queues. The reason the manuscripts do this is because there are still open invitations waiting for a response to be logged.

For example, when you require two reviewer recommendations but you invite three reviewers, the third stays in the Assign Reviewer queue even after two reviewers have agreed because you haven't logged a response for the third reviewer.

Once you close all open assignments for the task, the manuscript will no longer be included in the list.