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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What is the difference between publications directly in journals and through conferences?

I'm working on mathematical finance research paper. I want to send my work for publication. The top journal in finance is Journal of Finance. I have also got information about many conferences which ...
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Using Wikipedia definitions in research paper [duplicate]

I'm writing a research paper in finance. I'm taking help of Wikipedia definitions for the introduction part. Do I have to mention it in the Appendix part?
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Is it normal to reject a paper based on the review of a single referee?

I just received the answer for my first submitted paper. It was rejected but they annexed the answer of just one referee. Is it normal to reject a paper based on the review of a single referee? Can I ...
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When I should submit previous published version(s)?

I'm going to send manuscript for publication in IEEE Transactions. Some parts of this manuscript were published earlier in little-known journals (in Russian). But in general manuscript is ...
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How to make improvements to an already-published paper?

I have written a paper for an IEEE Transactions journal. But now I have several improvements to the original paper. Can I publish the paper again with a slightly different approach? The introduction, ...
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AAAI review criteria

I am submitting my first paper ever to AAAI and I really would like it to be accepted, but I feel like it is not good enough. Can anyone tell me the criteria they use so I can tweak my paper to ...
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Paper or doctorate thesis?

I have completed some work that I believe could well be worth a Ph.D. I have been working completely in private, with no affiliation with any academic institution. I would like to use this work to ...
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ScholarOne Manuscripts File Designations

When uploading files in SCHOLARONE Manuscripts (IEEE journals), I can pick an appropriate file designation for each. What is the file designations 'Summary of changes' and 'Summary of differences'?
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How to React to Incorrect Claims by Reviewers?

As this has happened to me several times for different papers now, I am not describing a specific case here, but the abstract aspects that were common to all situations. Occasionally, in the "Tasks" ...
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Will a journal reject my paper just because a grad student is the sole author?

I have been working on a topic(numerical analysis) for several years, and I discovered something new which can be verified by numerical experiments. But my supervisor doesn't allow me to publish it, ...
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What is appropriate number of keywords for conference paper?

What is appropriate or reasonable number of keywords in a conference paper (in computer network/security topics)?
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What is the decision on my paper? [duplicate]

I submitted the revised version of my paper to a journal. after two weeks the paper status changed from under review to reviews completed. and still remains in this state about 10 days. What do you ...
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Change a graph of an accepted conference paper (before submitting the camera-ready version)

My paper has been accepted to an IEEE conference. But recently, I found some minor errors in my simulation data (using matlab software), and I would like to modify the existing graph before submitting ...
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Submitting paper to journals and/or conferences in different fields

I know there have been numerous questions on this site discussing the submission of papers to a conference and a journal (simultaneously and subsequently), but I'm curious about a slightly different ...
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Can I cite a paper published after the initial submission of my paper?

I wonder if it is allowed to cite a recent paper, published after the initial submission of my paper. In the revision phase I am adding some missing references and I would also like to refer to some ...
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How much should I adapt a paper to fit an alternative conference?

Me and my research buddies have written this paper, summarizing and drawing conclusions from a proof-of-concept we've coded and tested. This paper regards several fields or subjects in (applied) ...
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What is a System paper

As I was going to submit a paper in one of the Elsevier's journal (Web Semantics), it asked me to select the type of paper. The types include "research paper", "system paper!", "ontology paper", ...
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How to ask the editor of a journal whether our manuscript fits the scope or not

I am interested in submitting a manuscript to a certain scientific journal, because it is well ranked. The problem is that I am not sure if my manuscript totally meets the topics and requirements ...
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Almost 14 months after submission the associate editor informed me they still did not start with the review process

Few days ago I received an email from the associate editor. He apologized for my paper has mistakenly been left outside of the normal review process. This happened almost 14 months after my ...
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Show accepted (but not published) paper to potential advisor

It is time for me to apply for graduate studies. I am wondering, if I have a paper accepted at a journal or conference, is it OK for me to show this accepted paper to others (such as potential ...
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When can I withdraw a paper accepted by a conference?

I recently got my paper accepted by a "look-descent" conference (indexed by ACM, a leading association in CS). Now, I am considering to withdraw the paper for some considerations, yet, need to know ...
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Is possible cite an internet site (of an academical project) with the authors

I am writing a paper about a project. I must cite the internet site of the project with the results. Question: can I cite, not only the site, but also the authors in the references? NOTE The site ...
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Am I missing something or is submitting from the ArXiv really that unfeasible?

Some publishers, such as the APS, allow to submit papers from the ArXiv instead of from your computer. While this seemed somewhat reasonable to me at first glance, I noticed one problem with this that ...
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Computer Science Original Position Paper Questions

I am submitting a research paper to a conference for the first time. I will be submitting an 'original position paper'. I believe this is what the paper should consist of: 50% background research ...
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Can I still submit my work to a journal if a very similar paper was just posted on arXiv?

I am from an engineering field (EE, specifically signal processing), and I have been working on a paper since March 2014. Back then, I spent a significant amount of time reviewing the literature and ...
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Is it a terrible idea to aim for a lower journal for a paper?

Okay, I'll try to explain what I mean quickly. My research on a topic kind of strayed from its original purpose, and for some reason (bad choice, lack of experience, lack of guidance, etc) I stayed ...
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Cover letter for journal submission (math)

I'm preparing to submit a math paper to a good general-interest journal. The page asks for a cover letter. What should this include, beyond "here's a paper for consideration"? Should there be, for ...
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Can I ask a journal editor about an invited review paper?

I would like to know whether I can place an inquiry to a journal editor about writing an invited review paper. In particular, I would like to write a review paper on a particular topic which is ...
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Do I need to check references of the paper with cross checking softwares?

I've finished writing a paper with 2 co-authors. As everyone participated in the writing, I thought there might be some ( maybe unexpected) plagiarism in the paper. So I checked the paper with Cross ...
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Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD and get it accepted?

Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD? More specifically, what would be the bare minimum qualifications that would grant one the possibility of the paper ...
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Consult on the submiting format of PNAS

I am now learning about the submitting process of PNAS. The instruction says that the authors are encouraged to submit the article in a single PDF file. However, I am wondering how could I create this ...
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How can I find journals in my field that do not charge author fees? [closed]

I am in search of an algorithms journal that does not ask for publication fee. It doesn't matter to me whether it is an open-access journal or not. I have been searching for journals with no ...
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Is it OK to select an editor if I solved his conjecture?

I am about to submit a paper to a respected math journal. In this paper I solved a conjecture that was raised by a member of the editorial board (and this is one of the main reasons I chose this ...
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Are lower case sub-headings a common formatting convention?

I recently presented a poster at an undergraduate research conference, and they are now soliciting write-ups for the conference proceedings. I was surprised at their formatting guidelines, ...
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Vague paper submission guidelines - can I use double column if not specified?

I'm writing a paper for an upcoming congress and there are no author guidelines except for: "... Articles must be single-spaced, with figures and tables included... References should be double-spaced ...
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Should I submit a mixed theory-experimental paper to a computer science conference where most papers do not appear to include experimental results?

I am considering submitting a (Computer Science) research paper to a conference. The paper contains both theoretical and experimental results. The call for papers of the conference that I am ...
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Can I put my accepted paper on arXiv before it appears on the proceedings

I have a paper accepted to appear in a CS conference proceedings, Is it possible to put it on an on-line archive, such as "arXiv" before the conference date? Could I at least publish the pre-print? ...
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When is it appropriate to contact the editor before submission to avoid rejection without review?

Manuscripts submitted to a journal are often directly rejected by the editor without going out for review. I find this acceptable with the caveat that it's a huge waste of time having to reformat and ...
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Are co-authors able to view the submissions and status updates in the Evise paper submission system?

Elsevier is developing a new paper submission system called Evise. Has anyone used this NEW system before? Are co-authors able to view the submissions and status updates? This doesn't seem to be ...
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The triangle problem

I am planning to publish a research paper based on my internship and don't know in what order I must include the author names or whom to include in the paper. Professor A was the primary reason for me ...
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Submitting a paper to an international conference [closed]

I had submitted my master's dissertation (it was not too long and like a paper, around 25 pages.) to an international conference which holds every year once and gathers all experts of the field. I was ...
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Can an extended journal version consist of more than a conference paper?

Can an extended version contains 2-3 conference papers? If yes, should all authors be listed or only the key contributors?
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Can an extended journal version of a conference paper include different list of co-authors?

If a conference accepted a paper with 3 authors, and the 2 co-authors were mainly reviewers. When submitting an extended version to a journal, should the co-authors be included or they can be removed? ...
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Can research papers postulate a theory without proof or assurance of correctness?

What I mean is, can research papers be written on a problem for which there is a solution postulated but without any actual proof or working model to show that it does work? To give context, the ...
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One of the coauthors withdraws their authorship after submitting a paper

Is there a problem to change (reduce) list of authors of a paper after it has been submitted to a journal? I am one of the (ten) co-authors of this paper. After the review and changes we made in the ...
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Standard method for showing changes made to a LaTeX manuscript [closed]

I am about to resubmit a manuscript to a journal, having now addressed the reviewers' feedback. The instructions say to submit my final manuscript along with a "marked-up manuscript", which is "the ...
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My paper was under review for two days and now is 'Awaiting AE Recommendation'. What does this indicate?

I submitted a research paper to a journal. After one day the status was EA assignment pending and after two more days it was under review. But only after two days under review the status changed to ...
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Will the origin of anecdote in paper violate double-blind policy?

A paper I am writing utilizes a short story from Japan to make a point. In the paper, I have written the punch-line in Japanese, with a translation added. I am not from Japan, but would such an ...
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How do you acknowledge the useful comments left by the reviewers invited by a journal that rejected your paper? [duplicate]

Sometimes a paper is rejected but you obtain some useful suggestions or remarks on improving your paper, directly or indirectly. When you improve your paper per the suggestions to a certain degree ...
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Elsevier open-access fee waived for subscribers?

I have recently been comparing publishers regarding their policies on double dipping (charging an open-access fee for publishing in a hybrid journal and then charging again a subscription fee). Many ...