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Rejected article submitted to other journal?

Once an article submitted for publication is rejected can I send it to another journal? If so, what are good criteria and tips for doing that?
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Should one apologize in response letters to reviewers? If not, why not?

A student co-author drafted a response letter to the reviewers in which they apologize numerous times. I found this strange, but I can't pinpoint why. Question: Should one apologize in response ...
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Is it normal to reject a paper based on the review of a single referee?

I just received the answer for my first submitted paper. It was rejected but they annexed the answer of just one referee. Is it normal to reject a paper based on the review of a single referee? Can I ...
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reporting power and effect size in a paper [closed]

The editor of the journal have asked me for a major revision which includes reporting of power and effect size. After analyzing i found that not only the effect size are too small(0.009 and 0.016) but ...
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What are the different acceptance levels in peer review?

I'm new to academic writing. I submitted a paper which I co-authored with my supervisor to an upcoming conference. I wasn't too confident that the paper would be up to scratch because I'd never ...
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Is it possible to change something on a research paper between the period of acceptance and publishing?

My paper was accepted in peer reviewed journal last week and is about to be publishing. Last night I thought the solution makes better sense if I change the definition of one of the variables. This is ...
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Extending a paper being peer-reviewed? [duplicate]

I'm currently peer-reviewing a paper (for a computer science conference; review is double-blind). While reading it, I came up with a method for the problem they're solving, somewhat inspired by their ...
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How to write a review for a strong paper?

I was asked by Program Committee members to be a sub-reviewer for some papers related to my research. The PC members are big shots and I really want to impress them. It is easy to write a review if I ...
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Preparing a manuscript for double-blind review, what is meant by “complete manuscript text minus the title page” and “separate title page”?

I want to submit an article to a journal which uses the system of double peer review, the information that I found was the following: Confirm that you have prepared: (a) a complete manuscript text ...
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How to React to Incorrect Claims by Reviewers?

As this has happened to me several times for different papers now, I am not describing a specific case here, but the abstract aspects that were common to all situations. Occasionally, in the "Tasks" ...
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How can I withdraw a manuscript that is placed under-review?

I have a manuscript that is placed under review for a month now and during this month I have discovered that there are a few things I want to change/add in the manuscript and I don't want to publish ...
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What is the decision on my paper? [duplicate]

I submitted the revised version of my paper to a journal. after two weeks the paper status changed from under review to reviews completed. and still remains in this state about 10 days. What do you ...
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I believe a program committee chair committed misconduct by withholding reviews until after registration. Can I report him?

I thought a lot before asking this question until i felt it deserves to be raised and answered. I recently had a bad experience with a conference that is indexed by a leading association in my ...
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How to supply proof that you are a reviewer for a journal?

How can you prove that you are a reviewer for a certain journal. For example, I have been invited to review a paper in a certain journal and on my CV I want to write that I have reviewed in this ...
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How long and formal should a paper revision letter to the editor be?

I submitted a paper to a journal, they replied saying that they consider it worthy to be published if I corrected a few minor errors, and I have corrected them so it's ready to be sent back. Someone ...
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How to see peer review comments when rejection letter does not list them?

I recently had a paper rejected by a peer-reviewed journal, but the rejection notice gave no indication of where to find the reviewers' comments. I gather (from questions like this one) that it is ...
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Should I quote an anonymous review on my CV?

I received an anonymous review from a journal. This journal does not hide the identities of authors from reviewers. Should I quote the reviewer's remark that the work is "impressive" on my CV? Does ...
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Thanking a “shepherd” in acknowledgments

I often find in many conference papers submitted by US research groups that paper writers would thank their "shepherd" in the acknowledgment section. What is the exact contribution of a "shepherd" to ...
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During review, I found a superior solution. What now?

I received a journal paper for a review. The paper suggests a solution to an important problem, but the solution is very complicated and has mediocre performance. While reading the paper, I thought of ...
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Is it ethical for a professor to get a graduate student to complete a manuscript peer review that the professor has been assigned? [duplicate]

Is it ethical to a professor to accept a manuscript for review, and then have a graduate student referee it? What about assisting as a referee? I understand that graduate students can be involved in ...
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What does “Reviews Completed” status mean in Springer? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 5 months back. The status changed from Editor Assigned to Under Review and now it is showing "Reviews Completed" ...
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Does frequency of citations from the same journal increase the odds of paper acceptance? [duplicate]

When I submit a manuscript to the editor, does the number of references from the same journal have any impact on his decision? Should I cite more? I am not talking about the quality of references ...
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Is it ok to list reviewing experience in a resume when you don't have a PhD?

A friend of mine is has an appointment as research staff without any postgraduate degree, let alone a PhD. However, she has years of research experience and has single-handedly reviewed impact factor ...
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My paper was accepted, but I found an error affecting all of the figures. What will happen next?

I submitted a paper to a journal, and the decision was "accept with minor revisions." As I was addressing the reviewer questions to submit a final copy, I realized that I may have misrepresented the ...
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What to do when you are suspicious about numerical results in a submitted manuscript that you are reviewing?

I am currently reviewing a paper and feel suspicious about their numerical results. I feel their results have been slightly modified to exhibit their superiority compare to other comparative methods. ...
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Should a paper be reviewed if the introduction contains plagiarized passages?

I'm very new to being a peer reviewer. I agreed to anonymously review a paper for publication, and while reading it for the first time, I was a little annoyed by the writing style. It sort of reminded ...
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How should I handle poor English in reviewing an article that claims to be proofread by two native English speakers?

I was asked to review an article written by non-native English speakers. I had never seen this before, but the manuscript includes a link to a certificate from a website called Textcheck that says: ...
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Contact the editor on the acceptance chances of my article

I submitted a paper to a journal about two months ago and now the article has been under review for a month. It is my first article out for publication ever, so I am not the best at judging my chances ...
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Open Source Software and Reproducibility in Computer Science

As a PhD researcher in computer science, my scientific results often take the form of algorithms, which in turn come with implementations. I am convinced that releasing these implementations under an ...
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Can I challenge a paper already published in a peer review conference/journal?

I recently came across several papers in the area of Information Extraction and Data Mining which seem to have passed the review process even if they (1) use some new terminology without describing ...
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When should an editor use reviewers recommended by authors of a submitted manuscript?

I am a newly appointed editor to a top journal. I have received my first manuscript assignment. I see in the journal system that the authors have provided preferences for reviewers for their paper. I ...
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Asking to see other reviews

I recently reviewed a paper for a math journals. I recommended to reject the paper but my decision was overridden because of two other positive reviews. Is it a common practice to ask to see the other ...
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How do journal editors and reviewers view previously published conference paper?

I am submitting my paper to a journal, but a very small part of the work was previously presented in a quite prestigious international conference (although not the top). The journal policy allows for ...
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Is there some standard protocol to suggesting reviewers/referees for a paper?

I'm submitting to a journal and they require me to suggest several reviewers. Do they mean that I should select from among members of the editorial board, or do they mean that I should recommend from ...
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How do I referee a paper when the authors may be behaving dishonestly?

This is a follow-up to this question: Should I recommend rejection for a paper I referee if the authors don't make changes that they could have made? To recap: I was sent a paper to referee by ...
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What should a reply to a peer review look like?

Recently I have received a peer-review letter on my article. While preparing an answer I've found that I have no idea what I should include in the answer. There is multiple "idea" notes and few ...
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Received a book review request, how to know if publisher is credible?

I received a book review request from a publishing company called PACKT. How do I know if the company and book is credible and if the effort would be worthy?
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What does the “re-review” mean?

We have written a revised manuscript since the original version is received a decision of "major revision." Since the status remained "reviewer assigned," we sent a mail with requesting clarification. ...
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Is it ethical to explicitly or implicitly bias against student papers unless co-authored with senior researcher(s)?

A few days ago I was browsing open-access social-science journals and I found one ‘author guideline’ explicitly saying that they are accepting student submissions if and only if the manuscript is ...
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Does citing reviewers' papers significantly increase the chance of the submitted paper to be accepted?

A paper submitted to some peer-reviewed venue might cite some of the reviewer's papers. Is there any research/study that looked whether citing reviewers' papers significantly increase the chance of a ...
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Editor rejected for small reasons

The reviewers comments are so simple that I can correct them and send them immediately. But the editor says cannot accept the manuscript. Is there any chance that if we justify the comments, there can ...
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Is it a common practice for reviewers to recommend their own papers in the review?

I am reviewing a paper on a topic on which I have published some work previously as an author. While going through this current paper as a reviewer, I felt I could recommend my paper on the similar ...
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How should I handle reviewing a paper that is very similar to something I am working on?

I was sent a paper to review recently. I decided to review the paper and saw that part of the paper is on a very similar method that I have been working on recently. Not the wording, of course, but ...
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How many papers should a Ph.D. student review for their professor per year?

My professor asks us on a frequent basis to review papers and get together, discuss their merit and come up with a review. This happens in bursts, where I may do 2 one week 2 another and then go for 3 ...
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Should I recommend rejection for a paper I referee if the authors don't make changes that they could have made?

Earlier this year, I received a paper to referee for the top journal in my field of research. I know both of the authors. The first recently completed a Ph.D. working with a friend of mine. My ...
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Can I get inspired from Patented Algorithm?

I read an algorithm that is patented, I was inspired in one part of it and applied something similar (not exact) to my algorithm (e.g one step they applied out of their 10 steps algorithm I used in my ...
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Are reviewers impressed by a quick response to a request to revise and resubmit?

My colleagues believe that if you submit your manuscript revisions quickly, reviewers will be impressed by your confidence about the issues raised. However, I think that a quick response is not ...
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Do you believe that all the papers which are published do really deserve to be published? [closed]

Have you ever felt that the paper you are reading from a reputable journal did not deserve to be published?
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Can I ask a journal editor about an invited review paper?

I would like to know whether I can place an inquiry to a journal editor about writing an invited review paper. In particular, I would like to write a review paper on a particular topic which is ...
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Question on “Awaiting Production Checklist” Status for Manuscript

After my paper was accepted, the status in the ScholarOne manuscript center changed from accepted to "accept" with the additional "awaiting production checklist". Now it has been about 3-4 weeks ...