date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:52:47 -0700
from: Ben Santer <santer1atXYZxyzl.gov>
subject: [Fwd: JOC-08-0098 - Decision on Manuscript # JOC-08-0098]
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Good news! I did manage to resubmit our revised manuscript yesterday.
Today I received a "conditional acceptance" decision from Glenn McGregor
at IJoC (see forwarded email). Prof. McGregor's decision was based on
the original version of our paper and on the first round of review
comments from Reviewers 1 and 2. Prof. McGregor's email noted that:
"I am very happy to grant conditional acceptance of the paper, subject
to you making satisfactory revisions as clarified below. These revisions
are minor, in the sense that there are no major recalculations or major
analyses required, but there may be less-major analyses needed and there
are a number of important revisions to the text that are necessary."
I note that we've already made these "minor revisions". The statement
that "there or no major recalculations or major analyses required" was
not quite accurate!
I'm hoping that IJoC will be able to reach a final editorial decision on
our paper within the next few weeks.
With best regards,
Benjamin D. Santer
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 15:47:34 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: JOC-08-0098 - Decision on Manuscript # JOC-08-0098
Dear Dr Santer
Manuscript # JOC-08-0098 entitled "Consistency of Modelled and Observed Temperature Trends in the Tropical Troposphere" which you submitted to the International Journal of Climatology, has been reviewed. The comments of the referee(s), all of whom are leading international experts in this field, are included at the bottom of this letter. If the reviewer submitted comments as an attachment this will only be visible via your Author Centre. It will not be attached to this email. Log in to Manuscript Central, go to your Author Centre, find your manuscript in the "Manuscripts with Decisions" queue. Click on the Decision Letter link. Within the Decision letter is a further link to the reviewer attachment.
I am very happy to grant conditional acceptance of the paper, subject to you making satisfactory revisions as clarified below. These revisions are minor, in the sense that there are no major recalculations or major analyses required, but there may be less-major analyses needed and there are a number of important revisions to the text that are necessary. Please review the attached document listing the file requirements for your revision.
In your revisions, please address all of the points made by each reviewer, make suitable edits to the manuscript, and include a point-by-point response to each reviewer comment with your response. I will study your responses and determine if the edits were handled satisfactorily. I would like to receive the revised manuscript as soon as is convenient, but with a deadline about 2 months from now.
This should be sufficient time given the minor revisions, but please communicate with me via email if you need an extension of the deadline. I feel confident that, pending careful revisions as outlined above, I will be able to publish your paper in the International Journal of Climatology.
You can upload your revised manuscript and submit it through your Author Centre. Log into http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/joc and enter your Author Centre, where you will find your manuscript title listed under "Manuscripts with Decisions."
When submitting your revised manuscript, you must respond to the comments made by the referee(s) in the space provided. You can use this space to document any changes you make to the original manuscript.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you closely follow the instructions for acceptable files. When submitting (uploading) your revised manuscript, please delete the file(s) that you wish to replace and then upload the revised file(s).
Please remember that the publishers will not accept a manuscript unless accompanied by the Copyright Transfer Agreement. Please go to: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/homepages/4735/nscta.pdf
The Copyright Transfer Form and the Permissions Form should be scanned and uploaded with your submission to Manuscript Central, designated as "Supplemental Material not for review". If you do not have access to a scanner, further instructions will be provided upon the acceptance of your paper. Forms should not be sent to the editorial office.
Once again, thank you for submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Climatology. I look forward to receiving your revision.
Prof. Glenn McGregor
Editor, International Journal of Climatology
Referee(s)' Comments to Author:
Comments to the Author
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Comments to the Author
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