I often see in a CV that certain papers are labelled as ‘communicated’. What does that mean? (Not ‘communicated by’.)

E.g. this document which is a list of papers including entries like:

  1. "On complicated things and related stuff" (with A. B. Coauthor) (communicated).
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    Using unknown terms in your CV may be a problem.
    – GEdgar
    Sep 14, 2018 at 0:51
  • Can you give an example? Sep 14, 2018 at 2:06
  • @NateEldredge: This tends to get used in journals such as PNAS.
    – aeismail
    Sep 14, 2018 at 3:00
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    @aeismail: It sounds to me like OP is asking about something different from this, since they write "not 'communicated by'" and have a reference to CVs. But I'm not sure exactly what OP really is asking and I hope they will clarify with a specific example. Sep 14, 2018 at 14:02
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    In the example posted no journal names are mentioned with the 'communicated' papers, so my guess would be that it essentially means 'submitted'. Sep 14, 2018 at 14:30

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"Communicated" means the manuscript is submitted to a journal and is currently under review.


I think these are conference papers.


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