Dear Prof. Jonathan Scott,
I very much appreciate your submission of the paper 09-1838-TIE,Robust Lead-Acid Battery State-of-Charge Meter Designed for Simple Field Installation to the Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
It seems that your manuscript is weak on the current state-of-the-art description and it does not have enough current journal references.
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Thank you for your understanding. I look forward to your contribution, and hope to work with you again.
With my best wishes for your success,
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics