I got my manuscript transferred to another journal by mistake. Can I withdraw the transfer?
We understand your confusion and dilemma on having transferred the manuscript to a different journal. Many journals have a direct transfer window through which the manuscript is transferred to another journal with a single click. This can sometimes be confusing for authors who are using it for the first time, as may be your case. However, since you have already transferred your paper to the other journal, there is no immediate method or click button to stop it. Also, you cannot submit it elsewhere at the moment as it would be considered duplicate publication. Therefore you need to check first with the editor of the previous journal, informing them about the transfer. Besides this, you should also write to the editor of the journal where you have transferred your paper. State it clearly that the paper was transferred by mistake and that you would like to withdraw it. Request a confirmation of withdrawal from the second journal. Once you receive this confirmation, you can submit the paper to the previous or another journal.
To ease your manuscript submission, let us complete this tedious process on your behalf. Check through Enago’s Journal Submission service will help you in this above process. Good luck with your manuscript submission!