Question is in the title. I'm not in computer science but I have a paper that I think is a novel application of machine learning. It's now in review.
I'm not sure how competitive I'll be, but I think that it's worth sending to NIPS. Most of the conferences in my field don't publish the papers that comprise them, but NIPS does. If my paper is published in the NIPS proceedings, would that constitute prior publication?
Does it depend on the journal? If so, what about the top interdisciplinary journals, like Science/Nature/PNAS?