I finished a research paper 2 years ago, and it was related to the covid pandemic. I didn't try to publish it because my father passed away and I stopped research work for a long time. Is it possible to do backdate publication for that paper?

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    Why do you want to do that? Commented Nov 30, 2022 at 4:40
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    Seems likely to be an XY problem question - what's the problem you're trying to solve with this solution? (echoing Azor Ahai)
    – Bryan Krause
    Commented Nov 30, 2022 at 6:20
  • No, you submit now and see how it goes.
    – Jon Custer
    Commented Dec 3, 2022 at 16:12

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The journal provides the date received, the date revised, and the date published. Since your paper was not received two years ago, the journal cannot say it was.

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