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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Ramifications of withdrawing publication offer (question from student editor)?

I am the editor of a student-edited journal at a graduate school. We extended a publication offer to an author that has published with the journal in the past, and with whom I do not wish to burn any ...
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Resubmission of paper has been “under consideration” for 30 days. Request update?

I (re)submitted my paper to a Nature related journal (after revisions) and it has been "under consideration" for about 30 days. Should I ask for an update? If yes, is this too rude? : Dear editor, ...
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Computer science central source for CFPs

In the field of computer science, is there somewhere out there a central database containing a complete list (or at least most of the important one) of conferences and Call For Papers (CFP) to browse ...
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Taylor and Francis Manuscript Status “Under Review”

Does this status mean it has been sent to referees? Or is could it still be desk rejected?
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Prior thesis examiners as potential future journal article referees?

I'm in the process of preparing a manuscript submission for consideration with a particular journal. The article is an adaption of a portion of one of my thesis chapters. My thesis has not been ...
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Submitting paper to IEEE journal using the standard `article`/`proc` LaTeX class

Do IEEE Journals accept LaTeX-formatted manuscripts using the standard article or proc class provided by LaTeX? It is not made clear to me, if I should stick with the IEEETrans class IEEE has ...
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Authorship change on conference paper after conference program is printed

I am a coauthor on a psychology conference paper that was accepted based on a short abstract. The first author became unable to attend the conference and offered the opportunity to present to the ...
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How to find out if a conference submission deadline is likely to be extended?

I am writing a paper for a conference. I have finished the paper, but I must review some experimental results and this requires some additional days. How can I find out the probability that the ...
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How to cite a new journal in abbreviation form which is not found in existing abbreviation list?

Recently, I want to submitted a paper to IEEE, I encounter a problem when I want to cite a paper from a new journal, for example, Systems Science & Control Engineering . According to IEEE ...
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How to reply to reviewer's positive comment more naturally?

I want to reply to the reviewer's comment (see below) on my paper, My concerns have been addressed satisfactorily and the paper is acceptable. My own reply would be like: Your recognition ...
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Do I need to add answers to the reviewers’ comments to a conference paper?

We submitted a paper to a conference and received a mail containing this clause Please see the reviewers’ comments below on your paper. These comments are intended to help you to improve your ...
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What do these article submission dates really mean?

I want to submit a paper to a conference in the field of Computer Science, but I am a little bit doubtful of what information to submit. The dates are the following: Abstract Submission Deadline: ...
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What does “The references in general are not current” mean?

I submitted a paper recently and one of the major revisions that they ask for was this: "The references in general are not current." What does the reviewer mean by this?
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What should someone who works at a tech company that isn't associated with the work list as affiliation?

I am preparing to submit a paper with a friend who is working at a tech company. The company that he is working with is in no way associated with our research work. Is it appropriate to list his ...
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Is it of academic value to submit two papers describing two different but somewhat similar architectures?

I'm going to submit two papers within the coming weeks. I'll be proposing two new architectures (one new architecture in every paper). To sum up, the first paper surpasses the current state of the ...
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Is there any way to avoid wasting a long time in review process for mathematics journals?

I sent two different articles to two different mathematics journal. The fist one review process is 6 months(accepted). The second one is still under review(14 months ago) and it may be rejected. A ...
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Does a low page limit (3 pages) indicate anything about the quality of a conference?

I'm concerned about a scientific & tech. conference which has set the page limit to 3! I'm wondering if that means the quality of submitted paper in this conference is considered low. What do ...
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Submission of two papers in one conference?

I wanted to know whether it is allowed and also plausible to submit two papers at the same conference? Does the acceptance or rejection of one affect the acceptance or rejection of the other paper?
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What does “30 pp” mean for manuscript submissions?

A journal I'm planning on submitting an article to has not listed a word count, but rather, has listed this: There is a requirement of up to 30 pp. per manuscript, including references; each ...
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Is it OK to add extra paragraph to a paper during the proof stage?

My math paper recently got accepted and I was told that I will be sent a proof soon. It's just four lines I want to add.. is it OK to add it to my paper? It's additional explanation of something, and ...
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How to select a publishing venue for interdisciplinary research?

I am curious to hear some words of advice on how to select a publishing community for multi-disciplinary topics. Your contribution is that methods in area A, which is your main area, can solve ...
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Do references, notes, and tables count towards journal word count restrictions?

I'm preparing a manuscript to be submitted to a journal, but I'm struggling with the language used regarding the word count for this specific journal: The ___________is a peer-reviewed ...
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Acceptance criteria for short papers

I feel overwhelmed for the acceptance rate of some conferences. If I submit a "short paper" rather than a regular one, Will that make easier to get accepted? I don't have any JCR* at the moment (nor ...
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Should I revise and resubmit?

I have just received a decision letter for my submitted manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was a revise and resubmit (R&R). Two reviewers comments were included in the decision letter. One of ...
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How does one figure out which journals to submit a paper to?

I ask because I am finishing a paper and need to decide on which journals I'm going to submit it to, and I have never done a paper before. I know very little about this, but my general sense is that ...
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Asking the Editor-in-Chief about the reason of the review delay [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript to one of the top-tier journal of my field at six month ago. The recent status of the paper is "under review" which status is there for last four months. My question ...
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What does it mean when an editor needs additional reviews despite a status of “reviews completed”?

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. After two weeks of required reviews completed status I have sent and E-mail to the editor. He replied: Your paper is still under review. We need 1 or 2 ...
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Is it reasonable to submit a paper to a journal that I have uploaded to the Arxiv 4 years ago?

I have a paper submitted to the Arxiv 4 years ago (with another co-author). At that time, the only reason that we put the article online was that someone asked us to do that in order to cite it. ...
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Is it acceptable to submit papers anonymously to Computer Science conferences that don't ask for anonymity?

Normally, a CS conference will give a clear indication in its Call For Paper (or in its submittion instruction) if the peer review of the conference is blind. However, if an author forget the ...
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Would successive rejections of different papers by the same journal lower the probability of acceptance of the next submission to the same journal?

I have tried to submit some of my papers on unrelated topics to a journal and gotten rejected, either desk rejection or rejection after peer review, by the journal. Recently I worked out a new paper ...
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Is it necessary for a journal submission to include the names of the authors' departments?

I would like to know if it is an unwritten rule to include the names of the departments of the authors' of a journal submission?
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Should you conform to journal formatting requirements for the initial submission?

In my past experiences, I have almost never typeset my manuscripts according to the formats required by the journals to which I would like to submit. I leave my manuscripts as produced by the LaTeX ...
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What's the meaning of “first-page-first order”?

Recently I prepared to submit to a conference of IEEE. In the requirements of submission, it indicated that: PDF and Postscript files: must not have Adobe Document Protection or Document ...
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Sending M.Sc. dissertation to a big conference

I am a very recent Ph.D. student (since October 2014), and the deadline date of the conference in which I want to participate is quite near. I don't want to miss the conference, but as I am so new in ...
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Will I be paid a percentage of the fee that readers pay to download my article? [duplicate]

I am a fresh PhD student and I have a question regarding the scientific publication process. Let's say that I have submitted a paper to a certain journal in Springer, Elsevier etc... and it has been ...
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Can I include an Author URL as part of the Paper Document's Author block, for an IEEE Conference Paper?

I have an OrcId. When I publish papers, for example to IEEE conferences, I'd like to include my OrcId URL, in addition to my email (in case my email changes and for collecting search results). Is is ...
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Does mathematical sophistication play a role during paper review?

I am currently in the process of writing a paper for an international conference in image-processing area. One thing that bothers me somewhat is that the mathematical formulation I use is ...
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Sign copyright agreement before paper acceptance?

I am submitting a research paper to a journal and they asked me to sign the copyright agreement in favour of the editor before the paper is accepted. Is this right? And what happens in this case is ...
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Release software before the accompanying publication gets reviewed or accepted?

Is common practice to release an academic software before the publication of the accompanying paper in a scientific journal? What are the pros and cons of a prior release? Edit: I am not concerned ...
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How long should I wait for the receipt acknowledgement?

I submitted my paper by e-mail one week ago. How long is it reasonable to wait for the receipt acknowledgement? What to do if they won't acknowledge receipt of the paper?
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In Elsevier Editorial System, how do I resend a paper with “Submission needing revisions” status?

I've received a letter from the editor about minor revision to my paper and, if I want, that I can resend revised manuscript. The paper is currently under "Submissions needing revision" in Elsevier ...
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Should I mention in my manuscript's cover letter that I am a PhD student?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. My adviser told me that I can submit our manuscript to some journal. So I am writing a cover letter and I am just wondering if I should mention in the cover letter ...
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Is arXiv a good path for very young researchers?

I am 15 years of age and I have studied Computer Science and developed strong programming skills (specializing in security and simulations). I have also done a few programming projects and made money ...
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Publishing as sole author on politically charged topic

I have been working on a manuscript on a politically charged topic, I will be able to complete this work mostly on my own so I should be able to submit as the sole author. However I am concerned to ...
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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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Correct Academic Title, Necessity of Adding All Emails, Necessity of Adding Authors Photo in IEEE Transaction Journal?

I should provide a concise biography of myself for IEEE transactions journal. We received the paper proof and this biography goes at the end of our accepted paper. At one point in my biography I ...
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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 [closed]

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?