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 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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Selection of a suitable journal [on hold]

I have two of my PhD research papers got published in a prestigious physics journal. My research is based on quantum mechanical theories. I have drafted my third paper, and am wondering where to ...
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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 ...
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Advisor likes MS Word, I like LaTeX

I have an issue with my Supervisor: he likes to write papers on MS Word and I like to write in LaTeX. We have had issues with editing and formating since it is dificult to do it while working on ...
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Can I submit a paper to an IEEE/ACM journal even if a similar paper is already published by someone else recently?

I'm an undergrad computer science student who has been working on a paper for the past few months, and quite recently I saw a similar paper already published by someone on IEEE. Can I still publish ...
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Should I submit a paper to a venue that is unlikely to accept it?

Here's the situation I am in: I have written a paper. I need to decide whether to submit it to GREAT [insert conference/journal name here] or to GOOD [ditto]. I would prefer to have a GREAT ...
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Does announcing the submission of a paper on social networks violate the double-blind review?

I sometimes see researchers who announce the submission of a paper to a conference on social networks, often tagging the post with the conference name and year, and from time to time mentioning the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask an editor to have double blind peer review even if journal does not offer such an option?

The journal that I have chosen for submitting my paper doesn't use double-blind review (double blind review means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and ...
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Submit a new version of my paper if my supervisor only commented on an old, very different version?

As a PhD student, I face the requirement to publish at least one of my papers at one conference from a defined list of conference. In late November, I submitted a "draft version" of my work to my ...
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Why are “Graphical abstracts” advantageous?

Although it is optional, many publishers recommend creating a graphical abstract. According to some, this can provide greater exposure of your article: its use is encouraged as it draws more ...
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Why do some conferences with double blind review ask for author names when submitting the paper for review?

I wonder why some conferences with double blind review ask for author names when submitting the paper for review. Why not asking for author information once the paper has been accepted?
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Reference-style in the cover letter for resubmission of a manuscript

I'm going to resubmit a 'major revisions'-paper to a journal. In the cover letter I describe changes I've made. Obviously, I mention some other papers in the debate: "I developed and strengthened my ...
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What is a referee in the manuscript submission process?

Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses (including countries), and e-mail addresses of five potential referees who are outside the authors' institutions and must not have ...
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Is it normal that journals strongly suggest a professional English editing service?

It is quite common for me to receive emails from the editors of a journal asking me, before or after the referees have given their approval, to review and improve my English. Then, the editor suggests ...
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I submitted my paper in a hijacked journal [duplicate]

I encountered a huge problem, I submited my paper in a faked journal. I sent them several times about the result of reviewing process. The email answer was: Dear Author Please clarify what ...
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Could I submit a paper that I'm not sure about its proof?

We (including my teacher) designed a new algorithm in computer science and my teacher proved that it is good enough about its time complexity, but I'm not sure about that and worry that the proof be ...
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Why do some conferences ask authors whether a paper they are submitting to the conference was published in arXiv?

Why do some conferences ask authors whether a paper they are submitting to the conference was published in arXiv? Example: Submitted elsewhere or arxiv? Is the paper being submitted, or has it ...
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Request an extension of revision deadline over the holidays

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. They sent the first decision on my paper as a major revision on October 28 and gave me two months to revise the manuscript. Currently, the deadline is ...
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What can I do if I submitted a paper believing a journal to be free for authors, and after acceptance I'm asked to pay a fee?

Reading about a journal A, I understood that authors can submit papers free of charge to this journal. I have submitted a paper and received a letter of acceptence with a bill. The editor said that I ...
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Can I withdraw an accepted paper if the fees are higher than expected because the proof is longer?

I have received the acceptance of my paper from Editor board. However, the print charges is much higher than I expected. My original manuscript contained only 12 pages but the proof (final version), ...
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What does it means figures are in contents?

I am going to submit the paper to a journal. They required that the figures and tables are in contents. That means I will write text and add the figure after text, Is it right? Thanks
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Should I ask the Editor for a third Referee when the answer of first two Referees do not agree?

I submitted a theoretical paper to Physical Review Letters, and the editor answered that it can be published in Physical Review but it seems not suitable for a Letter given the Referee responses. ...
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Slightly revised version of submitted paper two days afterwards: will the editor be annoyed? [closed]

so, I submitted a paper to a reasonably good journal, last week. The journal requires that the paper is formatted in a specific way (.tex class style provided by them). I did this, and saved the file ...
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Using home address when submitting an article with no affiliation?

If you're submitting information for an article, and you have no institution affiliation, what should you use? I was asked for an address and all I have is an home address. That seems a bit weird to ...
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Withdrawing an article out for review when another journal posts a call for papers for a special issue that is right on topic?

I've recently sent out an article for review. I've been in email contact with the editor from journal #1 from the start, and was quite up-front that I wasn't sure whether or not my article would be a ...
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Research partner switching authorship before publishing to Arxiv?

We’re currently publishing a preview of a paper we’ve just gotten accepted to a conference and of the five of us, one member started an Arxiv submission application first. This means that the rest of ...
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When is it appropriate to consult with the publisher/editor prior to manuscript submission?

Motivated by the answer written by @ÉbeIsaac to this question: Can I write a paper on a method that is novel but yields similar results compared to existing methods? This participant wrote Also ...
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Is it possible to cancel paper submission after one week?

I submitted my paper one week ago to a journal and I want to cancel my submission. Is it possible?
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Senior co-author is jeopardizing two years of work

I have been working on a certain paper for about two years, the first year funded and the other one pro bono. The data and methods were fixed during the first year. The data has high quality, the ...
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Giving a third party credits for contribution in publishing journal paper

I have done a masters program and three research papers have been composed as the result. During my research, I was a part of two collaborative parties, my university and a private research center ...
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Using standards proposed in another paper

So my situation is as follows: I am writing a paper related to DDoS attacks and part of my paper describes a case study. During my initial background research I looked into other similar work and ...
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Is it appropriate to ask journal review status after not hearing back in quoted timeline?

I submitted a paper to a journal three months ago and was told that the review process could take up to three months but that they aimed to do it faster. Since I haven't heard back within the quoted ...
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My paper was too revolutionary - reviewers at a top journal rejected it “by simply reading the title”. What now? [duplicate]

Some days earlier, in the hour of contemplation, I made an extremely critical and paradigm-shifting breakthrough in my field and then, I started writing on it for a publishing and many times checked ...
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Submitting a manuscript that is not ready yet just to fulfil a contract

I am part (working part time) of a research project that is funded by the government in another European country (not the one I live in). As part of my contract with that project, I'm required to ...
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How, if and where to submit a paper when former co-author cannot be contacted

So I have been on my own completing a paper that I had started with initial discussions with a professor more than an year ago. In the meanwhile I have lost contact with that professor and I haven't ...
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A frequent reviewer seems to have a grudge against me. What to do?

(Asking on behalf of a friend.) I work in math, in a field where reviews are not double-blind: reviewers are anonymous, but review copies of papers include attribution. I’ve received several reviews ...
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Number of accepted papers at conferences

Is the number of accepted papers normally determined before papers are submitted? Or is it determined based on the quality of the papers? I'm primarily interested in CS conferences.
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Submitting an improved result before the acceptance notice of another result

I have submitted RESULT 1 to conference A. The notice of acceptance/rejection of conference A is in 1 month. This is the kind of conference with a rebuttal phase. During the rebuttal phase my paper ...
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Does a present-day editor tend to sieve out submissions before sending them out for review?

Out of curiosity, I would like to get a feeling of what is the attitude in general for a present-day editor of a prestigious (not an objective modifier, of course) journal to deal with a new ...
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Motivation and presentation not explained in the paper

My conference paper got conditionally accepted, but one of the remarks of the reviewer was: "The presentation and motivation are not explained." I'm not sure what to think about this. English is not ...
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Paper get rejected despite positive recommendations from both reviewers

I have submitted a paper to an IEEE conference before this. I received a rejection today despite the fact that, both reviewers recommend to accept my paper. The reason for rejection is not mentioned ...
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I have just started a PhD and my university expects me to present a conference paper, but I don't know what's expected

I have started doing a Ph.D recently. I am working on "Generalized inverse of Matrices and its Applications". And my university is asking me to present a paper in a conference, at least to show the ...
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If a paper is accepted as a poster, must you attend the conference?

I know that submitting a paper to a conference implies a promise to present the paper if it's accepted. However, I have seen conferences where a paper that you submit could be accepted as a poster ...
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How to deal with low quality software project that needs to be evaluated [closed]

I have evaluated a software project which has been created by a consortium of top scientists in the field. However, the project itself it doesn't really work, and has only been developed as a ...
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Can I submit the results of a poster to another conference as a full paper?

If I presented a poster at a conference that contained the results of some research, can I then write a paper using those same results and submit it to another conference as a full paper?