I am currently trying to submit a research paper to a Journal, I am a PhD student in his final year. My supervisor, who provided the data for the research paper and has overseen the whole process, is a very difficult person. When I submitted a Conference paper, things were relatively easy, because of the deadline for submission.
But now with the Journal paper, my supervisor seems to be stalling the process just enough time for me to go to my final examination without having the paper accepted. She is that bad of a person unfortunately. The stalling is by the constant need to change the text and edit the paper, and the never ending stream of comments.
What are my options in this case, could I submit it without her as a co-author if she continues stalling.
Update. Yes having accepted research papers is essential for the successful completion of the PhD examination. Update. Yes it is stalling, I cannot tell exactly the specifics, but in case someone might have a similar experience and might get some answers here, please assume that this person is doing this to hurt the student's progress and examination.