A bang after all
Tue 24 Feb 2015 06:18 AM
I posted last Friday about my paper which had been accepted by Synthese. I filled out the on-line permissions form, I looked over page proofs yesterday, and today I was going to send back some corrections. But this morning I got this e-mail:
Dear Dr. Magnus,
I would like to let you know that the manuscript has been inadvertently accepted and you were notified on the same.
Kindly ignore the acceptance letter as the editor wants to initiate the review process on your paper once again.
Thank you very much.
My department keeps a news feed which announces, among other things, faculty publications. I had sent along the news item of my acceptance but fortunately it hadn't been posted yet. So I was able to hold the presses on it.
There are jokes which could be made here and mad fits which I might throw. But errors inevitably happen in an office. I'm not too horrified about getting an acceptance letter when I wasn't supposed to. I am perplexed that their system can go so far as to send typeset page proofs without anyone noticing until a day later, though.