Here’s a trend that I’ve noticed over the past 10 days as our article approval turn around for BASIC level members is about 7-10 days instead of the normal 1-3 day target:
An author that submitted an article 7 days ago will think that we are rejecting their article by not approving or rejecting it, so they log in and EDIT the article to improve it somehow, make it less of a sales pitch or fix an unimportant sentence structure or grammar error in their article…to try and make it more perfect and when they do that… Guess what happens?
The article submission date becomes today’s date and their article goes to the back of the line instead of the front of the line.
What to do instead: When we’re under an unusually high incoming load, it’s best to just not edit the article and let us accept or reject it. Know that we are actively hiring more full-time article approval and quality control Associate Editors and we will return back to our target of 1-3 days for BASIC level article submission reviews.
If you’re a Platinum member, I bet you haven’t even noticed that we’re backlogged?…one of the many benefits of earning Platinum level membership. ;-)