Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs in Fall 2022 in the US.

The question "Should papers under review be listed in CV?" talks about multiple "under review" papers being put on the CV.

Do answers there apply for undergrads applying for PhD programs as well?

Context: I have 7 papers under review while I send out my applications but all the papers will be backed by my letter writers. I also have a few publications before this which have been published.

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    You have seven papers under review plus some already published?! I don't think having any papers under review matters in this particular instance. It's field dependent of course, but I got a postdoc with only two papers to my name, never mind a PhD. Are the papers under review on arXiv or similar? Jul 22, 2021 at 18:18
  • Oh alright, thank you for that! They are all under review and part of grants so I am not allowed to post them on arXiv because the grants are technically not under my name!
    – Academic
    Jul 23, 2021 at 11:23

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"Under review" is better than "Pending" or "In progress".

I would include them, but be clear. In some cases, it is appropriate to list the journal because there was a review and there are comments to address, in other cases, if you submit and have gotten nothing back, I'd recommend just listing "Under review".

  • Thank you for this answer, I just listed all the papers under review in a separate section and the published papers in a separate section.
    – Academic
    Jul 23, 2021 at 11:24

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