On the process of submitting a paper for review or publication by a conference or journal. Typical questions with this tag relate to selection of preferred or conflicted reviewers, timeline of the submission process, and typesetting or compilation by the publisher.

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Should I submit my revised workshop paper to a journal if I don't think it will meet the “30% new material” requirement?

Let me explain my case first. I submitted an article to a Computer Science Conferece, and it got one rejection, and two qualifications as a borderline paper. The reviewer that rejected the paper only ...
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If an editor appoints a non-expert reviewer by mistake, is there any way to convey this to the editor?

What to do if somebody is suspicious after reading the review report of a research paper that one of the reviewers may be his ex-coworker, who is not an expert in the subject of the paper?
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Who can submit papers to peer-reviewed journals?

Financial terms, content quality, etc, is not a problem. The author has a contribution that will significantly impact the advancement of human knowledge about a particular topic. Can anyone submit a ...
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Slow Response from Journal: Should I withdraw a paper?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal in August and the status has been "with editor" ever since. I was concerned that it had not been sent for review for 4 months and I sent inquiries twice ...
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Number of reviewers

What is general rule regarding the number of reviewers? Date under manuscript status "under review" has now changed for third time within two months. What could this implicate?
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Finding appropriate journal for submitting a modest paper in mathematics [duplicate]

I've finished master studies in mathematics. Now I'm working on some papers, but I'm not so familiar with journals. I've submitted papers in some journals with impact factor, but it was rejected, ...
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Template for Mathematics Research Paper

I've recently typed up a mathematics research paper, but I would like to make it appear more formal when I submit it to be peer-reviewed. Also, how would I be able to incorporate LATEX into my paper? ...
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What are the differences between Peer Reviewed Journals and Refereed Journals?

I would be interested to know the differences between peer reviewed journals and refereed journals in these aspects: Conditions for the acceptance of papers for publications. The time length of ...
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I submitted a paper to two journals, and the first published it, but I agreed to publish in the other; what can I do?

I submitted my research paper in journal X on 7th July, 2014. Journal sent me one thanks email immediately. After that I waited for one month for any response from editor but nothing came from editor ...
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For a math journal, how long can a paper stay in the “decision in process” state?

Can anyone tell me how long a paper submitted to a mathematics journal is likely to stay in the "decision in process" state after leaving the "under review" state? And if it passes from "under ...
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Paper rejection, what should i do? [closed]

i would like some guidance about a paper i submitted so i can improve it: The main comments i got are the following: the paper doesn’t meet the current publication standards. It's an interesting ...
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Get field/branch of science by keywords [duplicate]

In hindsight of my MSc Thesis, I realize that a majority of my time was wasted on trying to fit my problem in some subfield, only to realize it was often not a good fit. An underlying cause is the ...
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Placing a paper under review on my website?

I am wondering if it would be fine for me to place my paper that is currently under review on my website? Since I did not see there is any specific instruction on this issue in the journal's website, ...
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What to do with papers after misconduct allegation was resolved?

I was alleged in scientific misconduct in form of authorship abuse. More details are in my previous questions How to respond to allegations of misconduct in authorship dispute? Should I put my ...
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What should I use as my “scientific name?” [duplicate]

Can I choose my Father's name as my last name when publishing a paper or participating in a conference, as I am already well known by this name, not by my actual last name?
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If the status of a paper under review changes, should schools I applied to be notified?

I am applying to doctoral programs in the US. I have a paper currently under review, and, it seems that the status will remain under review after I submit my application packages. My question is: If ...
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Is it appropriate to submit a previously presented workshop paper to a peer-reviewed journal?

I have a paper that was presented at an NRC workshop and was not peer reviewed. Moreover, although this work is accessible at an NRC website, it is clear from reading the literature that search ...
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Submit to arXiv with a different order of authors

Recently I have published a paper with my adviser and, although I was the main contributor, for some issues with our university my adviser became the first author (Seemingly, he couldn't get any ...
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Cite paper under review on a paper that is going to double-blind review? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper to a journal, which is still under review. Now I need to cite it in another paper that is double-blinded. Is this a problem?
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Can a rejection be appealed after reviewer says comments were addressed, but paper is not original enough for the journal?

I received a rejection letter from an Editor after I revised and resubmitted my paper by addressing all comments from two reviewers. The first reviewer has no feedback meaning that he accepted all ...
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Does a supervisor have right to submit paper without consents of coauthor students?

Me and another PhD student, we are first two authors in a paper. We had a disagreement with our supervisor about submitting our paper to conference. We both opposed the submission as we think it's too ...
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What does it mean to be offered waived-fee OA publishing?

I submitted a manuscript to a journal for non-open-access publication and the editor came back and said that they want to publish the article as open-access (same journal) and waive the fee for this. ...
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Can frequent messages to an editor about the status of a paper under review be a cause for rejection?

I have submitted a paper on mathematics to a journal and it was there for more than one year. I asked the editor many times about the reason of the review delay. At the end the paper was rejected with ...
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Why is the review of my paper taking so long?

I have submitted my paper on mathematics to a journal for 8 months ago but there is not any reports or comments yet. I sent a mail to the editor asking him about the manuscript, he just replied that ...
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Should I contact the journal after “with editor” for two months? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal two months ago. I checked the status today and it was "with editor". I understand the reviewing process may take a while, but apparently it is not under ...
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Making additional changes to manuscript after the refereeing process is completed [duplicate]

After doing some revision to my paper to include changes suggested by the referee (who will not see the paper again, having recommended the paper for publication), is it OK for me to make a minor ...
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How to respond after co-authors revise rejected paper without informing first author?

As we all know, it is common to re-work a rejected paper to improve the shortfalls of the paper. Suppose one is first author on a paper, and it is rejected. Following this, the other co-authors ...
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What is (S’73-M’76-SM’81-F’87) in author biography?

What does (S’73-M’76-SM’81-F’87) mean in author biography. I am writing a paper and the format given for author biography also include a must fill entry: (S’73-M’76-SM’81-F’87). I tried to Google it ...
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Are conferences organized by IACT like ICKE fake? [duplicate]

I have heard a lot about fake journals and conferences. I came across this conference (ICKE, International Conference on Knowledge Engineering) which is to be held in Singapore next year organized by ...
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Is it bad to ask the editor about the status of a submission on seeing that referees' reports were submitted a week ago?

This question is about inquiring regarding paper status. I had submitted a paper, and recently I just discovered that the manuscript tracking system shows that the editorial committee has received ...
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Is an automatic copyright transfer clause in publisher's instructions to authors typically enforced/enforceable?

Some publishers have a clause like the following in their author instructions: Submission of a manuscript implies... that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree ...
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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 ...