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How do I determine if a paper has undergone anonymous peer review of its statistical analysis?

I heard on Twitter today about a paper stating that after the Snowden leaks, people looked up terrorism-related topics less on Wikipedia. I'm not worried about deliberate fabrication of data, but I'm ...
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Status still “ Editor Assignment Pending” after 8 weeks [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (springer) The journal says the average time from submission to decision is 1 month, but after 8 weeks the paper status is still ...
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Asking a complete stranger for a subreview for a conference?

This question is about Computer Science firstly, I don't know if it applies to other domains I am a PC member of some international conference in my field. I got a large number of papers to review, ...
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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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Double-blind review: submit a follow-up paper in a very short time

My colleagues and I are planning to submit to a conference which adopts double-blind review. The deadline of the conference is in 3 weeks. The work we plan to submit is built on our previous work that ...
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Academic Journal Article Peer-Review Feedback Tips

I've always been dissapointed in the feedback I receive when submitting articles for publication. Even when my work is accepted the suggest given are often vague and unclear. I know that most ...
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Do reviewers tend to reward or dismiss the use of new languages in scientific computing projects?

In the past I used to use a lot of Python/R/MATLAB which are the standard in many scientific disciplines. However, recently I have dived into Julia and now everything I'm doing is in Julia (including ...
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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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application to be a reviewer

Can anybody post a template letter on how to ask a science journal to serve as a reviewer. Here's what I have.. I would like to serve as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted to your esteemed ...
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Should I do someone else's peer-review work? [duplicate]

My secondary advisor approached me; he is on the program committee of a conference and asked if I were willing to review a research paper that is in my avenue of research. The review is part of the ...
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How to respond a reviewer's reply when he is asking about much more to be discussed?

I got review reply with three reviewers comments. Most of them are workable. I can address them while revising the manuscript. However, one reviewer is asking much more work, and based on my ...
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Are there risks in sharing a paper after submission and before reviews?

After submitting a paper for publication to a computer science conference, authors are excited about their work and want to share it with friends, colleagues. Are there any risks in sharing the paper ...
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Can we ask a journal to assign another reviewer to review our paper if we think that his/her review is not satisfactory?

Can we ask a journal to assign another reviewer to review our paper if we think that his/her review is not satisfactory, for instance if we have reason to believe that s/he is not familiar with the ...
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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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Response article to a flawed paper you reviewed

I recently reviewed an article. I found weaknesses in assumptions that meant none of the conclusions that were made could actually be made; basically they had absolutely no result. As such, I gave a ...
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Level of detail when reviewing a PhD thesis - very picky (draft) reviewer

I am currently finalizing my written PhD thesis. I think in practice it is often the case, that a PhD student has a formal advisor (often head of the lab, very busy) and then an actual advisor who is ...
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Is it ok to write a follow-up paper for a paper which has been accepted but not available online yet?

My field is image processing and computer vision. I wrote a paper and presented it in a conference in November 2015. The paper is yet to be available in IEEE Xplore. Now, I've written a follow-up ...
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What should I do, as my submitted paper is still under review after 1 year?

I'd just submitted a manuscript, corresponding to the "Space Robotics" field, to Robotics & Autonomous Systems Journal, on Mar. 1st 2015. Right after 1 month, its status changed to Under Review. I ...
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Should I disclose to the editor that I am reviewing a similar paper by different authors for a different journal?

About a year ago I received a request to review a paper from author X in journal A. The paper uses a hype tool T to solve a common problem, which is good, but due to some shortcomings in the ...
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Journal requests reviewers' comments from previous submission to other journals

Someone I know is submitting her work to a scientific journal. As part of the submission process she is requested to include in the cover letter the reviewers' comments, should the manuscript had ...
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Why would manuscript status change from “awaiting reviewer decisions” to “evaluation requests sent to reviewers”?

I submitted a manuscript two weeks ago to a journal. I was following the progress of handling my manuscript depending on the status revealed by the journal's website within my account. The status ...
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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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Is this ethical: “I like your paper and if you submit it to Journal X, I will be the reviewer”

Is this ethical? Researcher A asks Researcher B, "Where should I submit my paper?" Researcher B says, "If you submit it to Journal X, I will almost certainly be the reviewer and I think highly of ...
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How can an author get assurance that his work will not be stolen by journal staff or reviewers?

Suppose some author provides his original research article to a journal for publication. In this way, he is disclosing or revealing his confidential research work to that journal. Now, consider the ...
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How to review a paper that is not related to my field, when my advisor has asked me to review it for him and I can't refuse?

I am an M.Sc. student in computer science, working on machine learning. Recently my supervisor assigned me a paper on biomedical signals field to review. The review task is assigned to my advisor ...
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Do scholarly journals carry more weight than peer-reviewed ones? [closed]

I've ran across quite a few different types of journal-type publications. I seem to get quite a few more peer-reviewed journals than "traditional" scholarly ones. Considering the editing process ...
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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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I can't access a reference of an article I am reviewing: what shall I do?

From time to time, I cannot access a reference of an article that I am reviewing, either because my university did not subscribe to some journals (and I failed to find it myself on sci-hub, Google, ...
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Asking for a Fourth Review

I have submitted a paper to a conference with a rebuttal phase. I have received the first round of reviews, and should be writing an answer which addresses issues raised by the reviewers. I have ...
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How long take the review process in IJBIC? [duplicate]

I send a paper to IJBIC a year ago, and I get a revision i made it and resubmit the paper 7months ago. Till now it stay under review. when i mail the editor he does not responded to my mails. is it ...
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How much of a paper does a reviewer fact-check?

I'm mainly interested in the level of fact-checking of computer science conference papers. Do reviewers normally read the entire paper and exhaustively check the correctness of proofs, algorithms and ...
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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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Wikileaks-like data publication for anonymous peer review [closed]

One day there will probably be one massive attack on peer-review systems such as Easychair or Nature's submission website, and all past signed reviews, scores and comments will be made publicly ...
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Is post-hoc hypothesis an issue?

I was asked to serve as a reviewer in a peer-review process. I remarked some issues and suggested a minor revision to the editor. Now I received the revision back and generally think the authors did ...
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Can being a reviewer for a top journal improve my chances in PhD admissions?

I have got an email of invitation to review a paper in a best journal of my field. I had a paper there and somewhere else almost in that field. As I must invest serious time and attention to ...
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Wrong proof in a research paper, will the paper be rejected?

We submitted a research paper to a journal for publication and we received the reports of the reviewers. However, the two reviewers pointed out a flaw in one of our proofs. Unfortunately, we cannot ...
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Is it unethical to add same environmental data such as temperature and salinity in two different papers?

I have collected sea water samples from a location to study the microbes. The study is basically divided into 2; one is considering the total community and another one is specific to a particular ...
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What prevents reviewers from providing biased and very negative reviews?

One of the fundamental features of science, maybe even the most important, is that publication of scientific results is peer-reviewed. I want to understand why peer review is effective in the ...
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What tools do you use in academia to jointly review a thesis?

I am giving a thesis for review by several supervisors, who will comment and request changes. It's written in LaTeX, but I don't want to bother the people involved with having to compile that ...
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How to reply to a claim that a paper is “obvious” and “not interesting”?

A month ago I received the referees' comments on a paper: two are positive, but the other one is negative. In particular, there is a very "negative" comment in this report: All of the physical ...
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justify the interview development, and validation or testing methods

Is it common/reasonable for reviewers to ask for including a justification or clarification of interview scrip development, and inquire about piloting, or testing the interviews?
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Personal repercussions for those who actively ignore review requests?

A colleague recently submitted an article to a reputable journal. The article went to 6 reviewers, one of which completed the review and the other 5 of which completely ignored the request. The ...
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What to do if a colleague is reviewing an unchanged paper that has been rejected before on my recommendation?

Around a year ago, I reviewed a paper for a journal. The originality of the paper was questionable, and content and presentation were severly lacking throughout. Consequently, both another reviewer ...
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What should I do, as a reviewer, if I see another reviewer suggesting the authors to cite papers not relevant to the manuscript?

I have just submitted my review of a manuscript to a journal, which allowed me to see other reviewers' comments once I submitted mine. I have points of disagreement with this other reviewer, but I am ...
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Offer to chair a session - how should I decide whether to accept?

I am doing my PhD and presenting a paper at a conference, which I have already done a few times. However, I just saw an email from the organising committee asking if I am willing to chair one or more ...
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What should I do if I discover a paper I rejected because of methodological flaws has been published in another journal?

I recently discovered that a paper I reviewed a while back and rejected as a result of major methodological flaws had been resubmitted to another journal and published without addressing any of the ...
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How to give crtitical feeback without sounding obnoxious?

I'm going to a conference in a few days. Among the presentations I'd like to listen to, there's one paper that is nicely written but is extremely flawed methodologically. In short, the authors violate ...
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How good to publish a paper in an E-Journal compared to printed journals?

I am wondering the qualitative difference between a printed journal publication and E-journal? Whether both have same impacts. I understand that impact varies from journal to journal and publisher to ...
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How can I clear myself of emotional attachment when reading reviewer feedback?

I have received feedback from reviewers on my latest conference paper (this is in Computer Science). It was an acceptance, which is nice. I feel I really need to consider in depth the reviewer ...