On the evaluation of work (typically, a publication or grant proposal) by the author's peers. This includes refereeing, which is often used determine an academic paper's suitability for publication in a journal or conference; peer evaluation of teaching skills; peer review of research grant ...

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How to approach a Book Review Editor

I would like to build up my publication profile, including the writing of book reviews. I am not well-known by any means having just completed my PhD, though I am now working full time (contract) as a ...
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When does it make sense to send more inquiries asking about review progress to PLoS ONE?

My paper has been under review for 2.5 months now at PLoS ONE. I am still waiting for the first review result. I have sent three inquiries to ask about the progress, and all the responses were ...
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If one got good feedback from a double-blind review, is it ever possible/ justifiable to find out who the reviewer was?

I got some impressively lengthy, detailed and mostly positive feedback in a double-blind peer review for a paper. Is it ok (or even possible), or is it against best practices (and considered taboo), ...
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Should editors and reviewers be listed alongside authors, to give them credit?

Reviewing an article in your field is an interesting and rewarding experience. Any scientist has, of course, a moral obligation for reviewing other people's work just like he has his/her own work ...
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Do the reviewers ask the authors to send their programming codes for the paper? [duplicate]

I am writing a paper for a Elsevier journal in optimization field. I was curious to ask, Do the reviewers ask the authors to send their Matlab or,.. codes of paper to proof their validness or honesty? ...
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What should I do if I uploaded my manuscript in arxiv and plan to pass it on a peer reviewed journal?

I have a question related to this post, Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? What should I do if I uploaded my manuscript on ...
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What can cause a delay of several weeks between an editor receiving reviews and you receiving a response from the editor?

I had submitted research paper to a journal two and half months ago. It was under review for two months and now the status is showing that the paper is with editor from last ten days. If the paper has ...
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Is it unethical to send unofficial feedback to authors of a paper which I declined to review due to conflict of interest?

I was asked to review a paper which was submitted to a conference. The author of the paper was one of my former professors* and of course I declined to review the submission due to conflict interest. ...
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Asking about the status of paper you refereed?

I refereed a paper after a skim-through and a careful examination of about (1/3) of it after a couple of weeks, and then sent it back due to expository issues, a few gripes about certain things not ...
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Are you permitted to forward the reviews from a rejected manuscript when submitting to a new journal?

Suppose I have a paper rejected from a top tier journal. The anonymous reviews highlight a number of strengths of my paper, but ultimately judge that the paper does not merit publication in that lofty ...
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Is it a standard practice of tenure and promotion committee to ask for review reports of some published papers of the one evaluated?

Is it a standard practice for tenure and promotion committee to ask for referee reports of some published papers of the one evaluated?
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Trying to find Academic papers for item delivery in traditional shopping over 100 years ago [closed]

I am carrying out a research but struggling to find the right paper even after a lot of searches. The research I am carrying out is to find privacy and security issues. I am trying to find academic ...
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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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Difference between “Referee-reviewed articles” and “Referee-reviewed conference contributions”?

I'm a new PhD student. The specific demands on me are for me to agree to do the following, during my PhD: Publish two Referee-reviewed articles and Publish four Referee-reviewed conference ...
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Double-blind review with four references in a row?

I've read a lot of answers here about double-blind reviews and thesis or single articles. My problem comes from having four self-references in my article. I feel that if I include them all, could be ...
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Assigning additional reviewers?

I have submitted a paper that I have written at a well-known journal and the current status is: Assigning additional reviewers. I have just submitted my paper last week. I am wondering why this is the ...
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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 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 exactly does it mean to say that a conference is “peer reviewed”?

I think as a PhD student, you should publish only in high IF journals rather than conferences. But if it is conference, then it should be at least "peer reviewed" one! Some conferences first ask for ...
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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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How to peer-review a conference “Symposium”

I have to do a review of a "symposium" that will take place in a major conference in the business / management field. The document I recieved for review consists of: Abstract + Overview of the ...
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Is it OK to let somebody know I refereed their paper? [duplicate]

It is not uncommon, especially for narrow fields, that you review papers authored by people that you might, at some point, come to interact with more or less closely. This can range from meeting them ...
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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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After revision: the paper is not anonymized - what does it mean?

I finally got the revision of my paper, but one of the reviewers complained that the paper is not anonymized. Since I'm not the native english speaker, it's quite strange to me. Does it mean that I ...
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Associate editor's dilemma with inconsistent first/second round review

Say I work as an AE for an international journal. I managed to find only two reviewers for a manuscript submitted to the journal lately. Personally, I don't find enough contribution of the manuscript, ...
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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 proper to ask an editor for clarification

In a recent review of a paper, the reviewer suggests several solutions to a flaw, one of which was collecting more data. The other solution was to shorten the paper substantially. The editor said that ...
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How to organize the referee report of a paper?

One part of the work of any researcher is to referee the work of other scientists in his field. This is a time-consuming and volunteer work, that is made with the idea of service for the community. ...
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What does it mean when one month after submitting a paper we receive a request for clarification?

We submitted a paper more than one month ago, today we are asked to clarify one question in our paper. Does that mean the paper is just on the borderline right now?
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How important is a rebuttal for a top conference (CS)?

After the first review process, could the rebuttal totally change the reviewers' minds, i.e. from accept to reject or the other way around?
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Conference acceptance process is “random” — is it any less so for journals? [duplicate]

A recent experiment at the NIPS conference in computer science basically shows that more than half of the papers appearing at the conference would be rejected if the review process were rerun. Is the ...
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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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A new model for publications where papers evolve over time?

In the old days, software was shipped, then used, and eventually replaced or uninstalled. Academic publications are roughly the same: they get published, read and cited, and (for the most part) ...
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Should I submit a revised version of my paper before hearing back about the first version?

I submitted a paper to a decent mathematical journal more than six months ago. Later, after communicating with several people, I have come to find the notation that I used in the paper very confusing, ...
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How thoroughly do referees review papers submitted to theoretical computer science conferences?

Theoretical computer science conferences usually have a review period of about two months. Programming committee members have potentially dozens of papers to review, alongside their regular day jobs. ...
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What to do when a referee wants to criticize someone else through me

A couple of months ago I submitted a paper for which a referee review came back recently, recommending minor corrections. There are two methods to calculate some quantities in the literature which do ...
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Mentioning that my paper extends my project X: compatible with double-blind review?

I am going to submit a paper to a conference that uses double-blind review. The paper extends my project X, which was published somewhere else last year. In order not to break the anonymity, in the ...
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Editor rejected my paper stating that reviewers had refused to review it long after submission; How can I understand what is wrong with my paper?

I am having very frustrated at the turn of events and review process. I had sent a paper to an International Journal. The paper was based on my work and well received by PhD committee of my ...
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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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How to keep track of line numbers in response to reviewers?

I am working on resubmitting a paper to a journal and am working on my response to reviewers. I need to refer to a bunch of line numbers in my response to reviewers and it is frustrating because every ...
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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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3+ month delay in reviewing the revision of paper, Editor doesnt even answer the email

I've submitted a paper in an ISI journal, i.e. in Taylor and Francis. The first submission date of the manuscript was 30-may-2014. We received the first revision result on 27-July-2014. Hopefully, the ...
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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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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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Is it ethical to express thanks and gratitude to a reviewer in the reply to the review text?

I want to know whether is it ethical to express thanks and gratitude to a reviewer in the reply to review text. I feel we should express thanks to reviewers who spent valuable time to review our ...
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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?
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Studies over how noisy is it to accept/reject submissions

This year, The NIPS 2014 conference did an interesting experiment: conference chairs did duplicate 10% of the submissions (170 papers) then send the exact same papers to two different groups of ...
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How to prevent desk rejection when trying to publish papers which are counter to the prevailing view (but still legitimate)?

I wonder if there exists, at least in plans, a centralized system that examines editors' decisions in journals, a kind of "appellate court" in peer-review publishing. Recently I have been trying to ...