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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How long usually the status of 'with editor' lasts in the submission of paper? [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript to the journal of 'Image and Vision Computing' of Elsevier on April 16. And the status changed to 'with editor' on April 20. Two weeks later, the status is still 'with ...
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from editor assignment pending to “Reviews Completed” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 2 months back. The status changed from "editor assignment pending" to "Reviews Completed" since past three days. ...
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Should technical research papers contain a 'Proposed solution' in them?

I want to publish a paper for the literature study that I have performed instead of the way I have implemented it (Planning to do this in another research paper). I have, however, evaluated different ...
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Cite a paper currently under review [duplicate]

I wrote a paper a few months ago, which I submitted to a journal and is currently under review. My field is mathematics. Lately I have been thinking about a few things with a colleague and we came ...
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Can a professor force me to submit my incomplete paper to a journal?

I am taking a graduate class requiring that I submit a paper to a journal at the end of the semester. The professor sent out an email informing us that we can either hand off a copy of the paper in ...
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How important is it to submit papers early to a conference?

Does the submission number in any way influence the way a paper is treated? For instance, is it likely that an early submission will be picked up by a member of the program committee, rather than ...
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What is considered “completed work” for a conference submission

I was looking at submitting to a conference where the call says: completed work only Q1: Now what exactly is considered completed work here? That I have already submitted that paper to ...
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What do this status on ScholorOne Manuscripts mean? [duplicate]

Its my first research paper under review by IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing Previously the status was Under Review since March 1 2016 and now it is With Associate Editor I come to know ...
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Research in Progress papers

What exactly is demanded in a Research-In-Progress (RIP) paper? Specifically, how do they differ from other types of paper submission? A sample call can be found here: ...
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Referring a paper which is still under publication

My domain is Image Processing and Computer Vision. I've written a follow-up paper for my previous paper which is still not available in IEEE Xplore. I am submitting the new paper in a conference. I ...
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What is the effect of choosing the wrong topic(s) during conference paper submission?

My domain is Image processing. While submitting papers to conferences, authors are usually asked to select a primary and secondary topic for there paper. What is the actual purpose of this? What ...
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What to do if I discover that someone is repeating my published work? [duplicate]

It was really a sorry news when I discover that some guys took my lonely paper that I published so far, and send it to some journal and get it published. They just make few changes, like changing the ...
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Timing and length of 'author response phase'

I've submitted my first scientific paper to KDD, an academic conference with a decision deadline of May 12, 2016. However, before decisions there is an "author response phase" (see below). I'm a bit ...
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Is it normal for the manuscript submission date to change from the original submission date to the revisions submission date?

I submitted a paper to an ISI journal almost a year ago. The submission date of the manuscript was May 20, 2015. I received a referee report on January 15, 2016. The report was quite positive but ...
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Can a phd student publish a paper outside phd topic without supervisor approval only by its own?

I am a theoretical chemist phd student. It is possible to submit and to publish papers in journals without supervisor approval?I am asking also from legal point of view, as well. I have talked to many ...
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Do the top journals actually read papers? [closed]

(None of this scenario is related to me and thus entirely hypothetical, I am only curious on what were to happen if such an event was to indeed take place.) Let there be a physicist X. He is a most ...
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Performing minor corrections in a paper after camera-ready deadline

I have an accepted paper at a computer science conference. Before the camera-ready deadline was over, I submitted an updated version addressing some issues. Now, I got some other minor suggestions ...
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No word on papers in IEEEXplore from IEEE conference in Sep, 2015?

We submitted and presented a set of papers in a IEEE conference last September in 2015. However, we still can't find ours or any other papers present in this conference accessible via IEEEXplore ...
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What to do when you do not get an answer after 1 year [duplicate]

I am in the situation where I submitted an article 1 year and 4 months ago (Nov 2014). I already asked to editors about the status nearly five months ago and they replied they are still waiting for ...
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Can I submit the anonymous referee report from a previous submission to another journal together with my manuscript?

I sent an article to Annals of Mathematics and after 4 months of review process it was rejected. I received a report from an anonymous expert. Could I send this report, together with the manuscript, ...
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Will publishing a paper hinder graduate admissions if errors are discovered?

I believe I have developed a formal proof for an unsolved conjecture in mathematics; however, I'm not yet enrolled in university and I know maybe one individual who could check my proof. Should I ...
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Related follow-up paper

I have published a paper earlier in a journal and would like to submit a continuation of research paper to build on the earlier paper's results. I was wondering how is the second paper identified as a ...
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I submitted a paper five months ago. Should I wait a little bit more for a response?

I submitted a paper to a journal five months ago. The status of the paper was 'With Editor' for the first three months. After three months from my submission, I sent the journal a polite enquiry about ...
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Change title to arXiv paper

I have a preprint in arXiv, which I submitted at the same time I submitted to a journal. This was a couple of months ago. It was rejected by the journal, and after talking to some experts and getting ...
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Uncertainty in Essay Writing: How do I know I will find a good argument?

I have a few things that I would like to explore for my Masters thesis. However, I don't know yet whether I am good at this kind of topic, its more historical than what I am used to etc. But my ...
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Is it typical to use an uncertain affiliation within a paper?

I am an international graduate student, recently-admitted to a Canadian university. My admission has been finalized and I am just within the visa processing to acquire required study permit. Now, I ...
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Conference with very few submissions

I have submitted a paper to a conference in theoretical computer science in China, whose deadline was today 06/Mar/2016, 11:59 EST. It is not one of the mainstream conferences, but I have heard some ...
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Is it ethical to withdraw a conference long version paper after being accepted as a short paper?

Is it ethical to withdraw a conference long version paper after being accepted as a short paper? Just recently we got an accepted short paper at a decent Computer Science conference. However, we ...
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Not publishing an author photo on Elsevier journals

This is related to Co-author does not want biography+photo in paper submission but specific to Elsevier journals. In the mentioned question, answers showed that for IEEE they have a policy where a ...
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How to handle non-published thesis work from previous co-workers in a publication?

Im doing a MSc thesis and I need to write an article, and eventually submit it by the summer. My work is actually based on two theses that were written past years by other students. However, they ...
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To which point is a paper considered as a “student contribution”?

I am a PhD student, in the process of submitting a paper and I was asked to check (or not check) a box to state if : This contribution was solely written by students and/or doctoral candidates. ...
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Can we modify some part of a standard benchmark? Will the results be accepted by the community?

I am researching on spinlock synchronization method used in parallel applications. Unfortunately most of the standard benchmarks in the parallel computing area use another type of synchronization ...
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Co-author does not want biography+photo in paper submission

Some journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (randomly picked) require a biography and sometimes also a photo of the paper authors. Currently I have the case that a ...
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Is copy-editing/typesetting the only step in the publishing process where someone other than the author makes changes to the manuscript?

I have not published a scientific paper before. I am trying to understand the publishing process. As far as I understand, no changes are made to the manuscript by anyone other than the author(s) ...
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Is it OK to add citations from low impact factor journals?

For example, let us consider that I write a manuscript which is to be submitted to one of the prestigious journals such as PRL, PRB, etc. In this manuscript, is it OK to cite from some journals which ...
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Should I choose a journal for submission from the journals I have cited and should I cite papers from the journal I intend to submit to?

Manuscripts should provide new contribution in the particular field which is listed as the scope of the journal. But is it necessary to cite papers from the particular journal for which I am going to ...
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My research work is published before me

My project work which i was planning to publish somebody else published just 1 month before. what should i do? Is my total research work of 8 months going to be a waste? I was working for a novel ...
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Separating academic identity from social identity

I would like to start publishing scientific papers soon. This issue pertains to the name I will use when publishing. Basically, I would like to keep my personal and academic life separate and my ...
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How to find a math conference accepting papers? [closed]

I have written a short math paper which may be suitable for a conference proceeding. However, I don't know how to find an appropriate (mathematical) conference which accepting papers. Is there any ...
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How good of a conference can I realistically submit my first paper to? How can I figure out which conferences I'm good enough to submit to?

I'm working on finishing up my thesis in wireless security and I'd like to publish the results of my work in a conference, obviously the best conference that I can realistically get published in. ...
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How to anonymize self-citation of source code repository in IEEE double blind peer review?

I am going to submit a paper IEEE Communications letters. In the paper, I cited my source code repository to provide an open access: ... For more detail, please refer [1] ... Reference ...
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Finding conferences in subject area (Medical Informatics)

I am struggling to find conferences in my subject area, preferably in Western Europe. My supervisor tends to be otherwise very busy and is poor at actually providing this information in practice. My ...
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What is the affiliation of an industry author that works for a consulting company?

If I am correct, (co)authors from industry are mentioned with their current employer as compared to PhD students that mention their university. I know a case of an engineer that just started working ...
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How to publish my PhD as a monograph when examiners are unable to oversee the process?

Before my viva (as they call it in the UK) one of my supervisors strongly hinted that one of my examiners would likely be interested in supervising me with the writing of a monograph. Three months ...
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Need suggestion on simultaneous submission in journal and conference

Is it correct to submit a revised version of a paper to the same journal while some application part of the paper is under review in a conference? I have received a request for revisions on a ...
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Is it ethical for a journal editor to use a generic rejection response when desk rejecting a manuscript?

Is it ethical for a journal editor to provide the same response to many authors? Here is an example generic rejection comment made by a journal editor: All manuscripts are initially assessed by ...
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No response from journal after submission

I submitted a paper to a journal just before Christmas time last year. The journal didn't send any note whether they have received the paper or not. Mid of January this year, I sent again an email ...
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What is the normal total time for Peer Review for a general paper submission (Not a Special Issue) in IETE Journal of Research Taylor Francis? [closed]

I have submitted a paper in IETE Journal of Research (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tijr20#.VrL0xvl97IW) on 22/09/15. Still the status is under review. Is it usual for this journal or I should make a ...
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How deal with an innovation from outside academia

I am self-educated software developer, and I believe I stumbled across something that is both novel and useful. I'm not talking anything large or groundbreaking, but still novel and potentially useful ...
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Revising timely submitted paper after hard deadline

I have submitted a paper to the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2016. The submission and revision deadline has passed yesterday, but the system is still accepting new ...