The process of preparing a scientific manuscript, finding suitable journal or conference and submitting the manuscript for publication.

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Word limit for paper after addressing reviewer's comments

After submitting a paper, receiving comments back from reviewers and revising, the paper manuscript may be longer than the given word limit due to the additional content added (even if it was at or ...
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How to find someone online to collaborate on a joint paper?

I would like to know where (a website) I can find anyone to publish some joint papers? I thought such cooperation can be shaped as the following: We could share some ideas for papers through email ...
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Do I need to wait for a journal to “consent” to paper withdrawal before submitting elsewhere?

I have a question about submission elsewhere and journal's "consent" of paper withdrawing. Recently I have withdrawn a paper of mine from a journal, which I want to submit elsewhere. Since I knew ...
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Is there any paper submission deadline timezone convention?

Conference papers and special issues of Journals usually have deadlines for submission. However, it is sometimes not clearly stated what timezone the deadline is in. Is there any convention for this? ...
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Do manuscripts sent for submission in Word format need to be already in two column or a specific font?

I am reading the guidelines for authors on a research journal which is part of Wiley. In the guidelines for authors it is only mentioned it should be submitted in Word format but nothing about font, ...
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During a manuscript submission, what to fill in the oppose reviewers? [duplicate]

During a manuscript submission, what to fill in the oppose reviewers? I am trying to submit a manuscript and the journal ask me for an oppose reviewers.
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How is it in my best interest not to submit a paper to two journals simultaneously?

The two journals I am considering for my paper each demand that the paper be submitted exclusively to their journal for consideration. What do I win if I don’t keep this rule? If I get rejected by ...
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When is it prudent to argue against a suggested revision to a journal paper?

Most journals have a peer review process, where there are several rounds of reviews and modifications over a single paper. In my particular case, one of these reviews was, in my opinion, a bit over ...
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How to respond to an editor's post-review comments suggesting major changes I'm not willing to make?

I submitted a paper (in applied mathematics) to a journal about a year and a half ago. I received the first feedback from the Editor in Chief about a year later (the reviewing process for this journal ...
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Splitting a relatively long paper into two shorter papers

I have recently submitted a 40 pages paper to a journal, say (A). After about 6 months, the editor let me know that several reviewers have declined to review my paper, and so he decided to reject the ...
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What to do when you spot a paper on arXiv with the same essential material as yours?

What do you do when you've sent a paper on your fancy new algorithm to a conference, and before the conference has replied to you, you spot a newly submitted paper on arXiv on the same algorithm? ...
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On a Conflict of Interest disclosure, what's the difference between 'ongoing' and 'current'?

For an upcoming publication, the corresponding author has forwarded me the copyright release and conflict of interest disclosure form. On this form is a table to be completed regarding "Did you or ...
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Is it okay to resend an email to a journal asking for the status of a submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

This question is related to the question asked here: Is it okay to inquire about the status of a paper when the online submission system shows no update three months after submission?. Around 4 ...
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What typesetters do with the submitted paper?

I am informed that submitted paper supposed to be sent to the typesetters today. I am advised to check the mails. Until now there is no acknowledgement except the first mail. I am curious about the ...
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Exact results found, but not reported

I am writing a physics paper, and I have decided not to write down explicit equations I have found since they are incredibly long. Instead I just report plots showing the behaviour resulting from ...
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How to include advisor’s name onto research paper [duplicate]

My advisor helped me with my year-long research project. Should I list him as an author or under ”contributor” and do you have a link to a format for how I should do this?
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Should all subsections of a paper start on a new page?

I am finalising a paper that is around 85 pages long. It consists of six main sections with a bunch of subsections. Should every subsection start on a new page? What is the convention concerning this? ...
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How to decide whether a mistake is sufficiently relevant to publish about it?

How do I know my results are significant enough to be published? I am a physicist and I have found a very common mistake that appears in every paper in my area of interest. I thought it would be ...
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Mechanical Engineering undergrad aspiring to publish [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering, now closing my third year of studies. Throughout the years however, I've always went a bit off coursework to study and research the area. By now ...
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Is it a good idea to submit paper which is shorter than conference's page limit

I'm writing up a paper for an upcoming CS conference. The problem is my paper is 1 page shorter than the conference's page limit. This conference doesn't have any workshop to accept a short paper. ...
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Acknowledgement of submission to the Annals of Mathematics

Does the Annals of Mathematics always to reply every submission within a few days? I submitted a few times to them before, and every time I hear back from the editorial office very soon (within three ...
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Is it advisable to hand in a thesis by visiting my supervisor's house?

I have to hand in the thesis to my supervisor, but I could neither find him in the faculty nor contact him, but I know his house. Is it advisable to hand in a thesis by visiting my supervisor's ...
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Is it okay to inquire about the status of a paper when the online submission system shows no update three months after submission?

Around 3 months ago, I submitted a paper to a Math journal for peer-review through an online submission system. The same day I received in my e-mail an acknowledgement saying that the paper had been ...
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Adding co-author for a revised manuscript

Is it possible to add a new co-author when requested for a second revision? Another co-author would help improve the quality of the manuscript, but I am not sure if this is possible.
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How can I best edit a paper to help get it published?

My friend wrote a fantastic paper in their scientific field. I believe it is truly ground-breaking but it calls a lot of existing theory into question. If he's correct it will force many accepted ...
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Do journals hold rejections against authors?

I am BSc student. When I was in the fourth semester (end of the second year), I did my course project and submitted it to my professor. His efforts in order to publish it really shocked me. It was ...
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Paper rejection based on unfair review

I have seen couple of questions related to rejection of submissions to conferences (CS). Coming to my case, this is my third rejection, I agree that first two were fair decisions as the paper was not ...
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I found another proof of my theorem. Can I present two different proofs in the paper?

My area is mathematics. I have just found another proof of the main theorem in my paper. It is slightly more elegant than the previous proof that I wrote, but the idea is very different. When ...
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Grant from private company - conflict of interest

If a private company provides a grant for some research to be carried out but is hoping for a particular outcome from the research in order to take certain business decisions, should this be described ...
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Is it okay to send a paper to a journal as well as for conference

Few months back I presented a paper in conference and sent the same for possible publication in the conference proceedings. I got no response for a long time and with the consent of my supervisor sent ...
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How to write a letter to an editor for pointing out needed corrections in my submitted journal manuscript

Few days back I communicated a paper in a journal and some silly mistakes are there. While citing some other author's paper in my paper, instead of reference number it is showing a sign of question ...
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Maximum/reasonable number of authors for a (conference) paper

What is a reasonable number of authors a small conference paper should have? In my case, this is an interdisciplinary research paper and several people are linked to this work in one way or another. ...
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How much time is usually left for authors to return page proofs? What happens if I am late?

Recently I was handling submission of a paper to a journal. I was somewhat surprised that I was asked to return the corrections to galley proofs in 48 hours. To ensure fast publication of your ...
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What to do when you have obtained very similar results with two different groups and you want to publish them both

I started a collaboration with some other research group, where the main objective was to model some data. The project was very interesting to me, since I had obtained that data. After some months I ...
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Should I Use the New Term in the Title Which is Introduced in the Paper?

I'm thinking of a title for my conference paper. In the paper, I define a new term, say Hurble Gurble. In the title shall I use itself or the definition of it, which is 8-9 words? Very Good ...
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Can the communicating author remove some of the authors (4 out of 6) when submitting the second revision of a paper describing a database?

Our paper was due submission for second revision at a BMC journal. The communicating author, as I understand is responsible for handling all the communications between all authors and the journal, ...
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Which is more important for PhD applicants — Quality or quantity of research papers?

While applying to a PhD program in computer science, which one is more important? Publishing 4 or 5 medium/low-quality journal or conference papers or publishing only one paper in a top journal? The ...
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What changes should be notated in a journal resubmission?

I am currently in the process of submitting a manuscript to a journal. During this process my manuscript has come back for revision, and the journal has asked for an updated manuscript with revisions ...
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Tips for publishing draft manuscripts on arxiv [duplicate]

Some of you would probably know the website http://arxiv.org/. I am working on some papers and I was wondering if I can publish a draft of them on airxiv in order to receive some feedback and then ...
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Does a tutorial type conference submission differ significantly from a regular submission?

I work mainly with in silico method development and data analysis within biomedical research. For an upcoming conference I intend to go with a tutorial-type of submission instead of a "regular" ...
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What is a reasonable time to resubmit revised papers after they have been peer reviewed?

I'm pondering on how much time I should plan to finalize a paper that has received a 'revise and resubmit' letter from the journal editor. I know that I should return it as soon as possible. However, ...
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How co-authors can check status of a manuscript (after submission) in Elsevier Editorial System

I know that after submitting a paper through Elsevier Editorial System, the corresponding author can check the status of the submitted paper online. But how about co-authors? Can the corresponding ...
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Is it ethical to publish a paper about porting an existing software package to another programming language?

In short: I have ported a package in another programming environment, and I want to write a paper of my ported package. Would it be considered cheating? In details: I have implemented a package in ...
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How to decide between sending paper to a specialized journal or to a journal with broader audience?

I work in mathematical physics. Typically, papers in my field are either published either in general math journals (Annals of Math, Transactions of AMS, Proceedings of AMS) or in specialized math ...
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I found a nontrivial mistake in my currently-under-review paper. Should I send a correction to the editor?

I submitted the paper to a respectable journal about five months ago. My field is mathematics, and I'm at the postdoc stage of my career. The proof of one of my theorems is more or less completely ...
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Does using complex mathematical notation detract the reader from a paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on analysing miRNA targeting in animals. It's principally a statistical analysis involving many graphs. However, to explain the creation of one of the graphs, I've ...
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Is it OK for an MSc Student to Review a Scientific Paper?

I am an MSc Student of Computer Science at a department that is considered to be in the top ten CS departments in the world (QS Rankings here). I am telling this, just to let you know, that I have ...
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Are there resources for learning how to write a scientific paper?

I have very little formal training, but I believe I have some ideas to share. I have surveyed the terrain of ideas I need and have the complete picture in some haphazard form in my head. It is seeming ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to an important journal without the supervisor name or to a less important journal with the supervisor name?

I am PhD student in computer engineering and visiting a foreign university. My project is near to the end and, since my colleague and I got excellent results, we are writing a scientific paper about ...
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Submitting Long Papers versus Short Papers

I am new really to submitting papers for publication. I have an upcoming deadline for a conference. My paper seems to fit the guidelines for a long paper but it is closer to short paper length than ...