107 PRS Proofreading and Editing Service PhD Experts • All Academic Areas • Fast Turnaround • High Quality to the journal’s editor, and there will also be proofs to tend to and perhaps other requirements depending on the journal. Remember that despite your elation (and perhaps an overwhelming urge to hug the editor who sends you the good news) you should remain completely professional in your correspondence. Reply immediately, express your gratitude and excitement (within reason) about being published in the journal and your willingness to comply with any requirements that have been mentioned, whether general to all authors or specific to your paper. Only if you find that a request to make changes in your paper is impossible to accommodate should you refuse to make them, and then it’s best not to do so outright, but to explain carefully and courteously which requests present a problem and exactly why. If it’s unclear to you why such requests have been made, politely ask if the editor could explain the reason behind the requests more thoroughly. Similarly, if you’ve decided since you first submitted your paper that changes are needed, explain them carefully in your reply, describing in detail why you believe the changes necessary and what you intend to do to fix the problems: developments in relevant scholarship or updates of publishing information for sources are, for instance, valid and common reasons for changes. Be flexible and willing to compromise whenever possible with regard to revisions whether they are initiated by you or your editor, and do not wait to share your intentions or your changes until the copyediting or proof stage. Generally, at the proof stage revisions are very expensive and the only changes that can be made are corrections of errors; some publishers will charge authors for changes made this late in the game, even those that both author and editor deem absolutely necessary, and such changes can quickly become very expensive. All requests from the journal whether major or minor should be dealt with in a timely fashion and all deadlines (for reading and correcting PARt III: commUnIcAtIng wItH JoURnAl edItoRs: sUBmIssIon, AccePtAnce, RevIsIon And ReJectIon