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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Why would a professor assign more grades to a presentation than a report in a software engineering subject?

I am doing my master's in Software Engineering at a German university. I had been told that the seminar presentation influences the final grade more than the contents of the seminar paper. But the ...
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How to cite a paragraph from a paper with a citation in it

In my paper, I wanna cite a paragraph from another paper that looks like this : Universities are an ideal target for attackers because they have high bandwidth and open systems.“A university is ...
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Withdrawing a paper after 14 months

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal, but after 14 months they have not given me any answer while I have sent email to them many times. Now, What can I do? (I only received a revision 12 ...
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Conference presentation as an advertisement for a paper

I have read in a few places, for example here, that a 20-minute presentation (or indeed, any presentation at a conference) is an advertisement for the paper or research program in question. I had ...
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How to search for upcoming conferences for Hardware Architecture?

How to find upcoming conferences in a specific field? I can get some references from answers to this question. I had already tried WikiCFP but it deosn't have the option to filter CFP's according to ...
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Resubmitted paper is rejected by editor after two months, what should I do?

About one year ago, I submitted a paper to a top journal in my field. After waiting for 4 months, the manuscript is rejected with one positive, one negative, and a neutral (including many revise ...
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What if the typesetting process puts a paper overlength?

What usually happens if the typesetting process for a paper puts it overlength? I imagine if the conference has an extra page charge, this will be applied; but if the conference has a hard maximum ...
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What does “Awaiting Reviewer Scores” mean within the context of a prosemanager submission system? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems that uses the prosemanager submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "Awaiting Reviewer Assign" to "Awaiting Reviews(8 ...
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What is expected when submitting to a conference

I am planning to submit an abstract to a conference (pure mathematics). In the webpage they have the options of filling in the title, providing a pdf file of abstract and an option of providing a "...
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How important is good English for publishing in ISI Web of Science listed journals? [duplicate]

I have worked as a translator (Spanish -> English) with clients primarily in Spain. As such, I have seen repeatedly that Spanish academics choose to submit their articles to journals without any ...
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Submit paper to both conference and journal [duplicate]

Is it ok to submit my paper to a conference for presentation only and then submit it to another journal ? The conference says that submission to another journal will not rule out the presentation ...
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Level of detail when reviewing the language of a low quality paper

I am currently reviewing a computer science conference paper. I like to give constructive feedback both related to the content as well as for language issues, such as typos or grammatical mistakes. ...
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How to cancel an article submission?

My article submission is in first 'Under Review' status since more than 6 months. The journal editor did not answer on my request for submission. Can I cancel my submission of the journal or must I ...
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Want to add new data to my recently submitted paper

I recently submitted my manuscript to Journal of optics (IOP Publishing). Unfortunately,I noticed that I forgot to add one specific figure to the paper. The general quality of the manuscript is good. ...
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Is conflict of interest applicable for independent research?

How should I answer the conflict of interest question during submission of paper if I have worked independently without any funding agencies and as a sole author?
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Whom to suggest as an editor when submitting a paper?

Some journals let authors to suggest who should handle their submission. How should one choose the suggested editors? In my particular case, I struggled with selection because One of the possible ...
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Submission to arXiv of PAMS submitted paper

I've recently submitted a paper to Proceedings of American Mathematical Society (PAMS) and it is being handled by an editor. I also want to have it on arXiv. PAMS allows this if you put it on arXiv ...
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Can one 'wear out' an editor with bad papers?

Should the fact that a journal's editor is 'human' be a factor in submitting manuscripts? Example - say I'm writing 4 manuscripts. The first three are 'bad' and the fourth is good. Then I submit them ...
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My advisor wants to co-author a paper on my thesis work, but drags out the submission, claiming it isn't ready. Should I submit without him?

I have just finished my PhD thesis defense in applied mathematics. My supervisor suggested me the initial problem. He was not an expert in the small area that I was working, and thus the assistance ...
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Using acronyms as paper keywords

I know that keywords do not matter that much any more, however they are still required by some conferences and journals. Is it a good idea to include acronyms in the keyword field that are not self-...
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Consequences for not attending an academic conference/forum in which your paper was already accepted?

BACKGROUND I was previously an engineering PhD student but I left the program. I was really too inexperienced for the commitment of a PhD. Further, my wife wanted me to leave and pursue an ...
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Advisor forcing to publish paper in high profile journal

One of my graduate students, doing their PhD in another university, is doing quite well. Recently, he told me that he is having a tussle with his supervisor on communication of his work to a specific ...
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Double blind review: anonymise data source?

Apologies if this has already been answered: but I could only find questions relating to paper citations and grants in relation to double-blind reviews on academia. If you are submitting a paper to a ...
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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: http://www.ecis2016.eu/en/...
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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 PhD student. Is it 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 people ...
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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 ...