Suppose I had a professor X Y who was prominent in my field. May I include the dedication "To my teacher professor X Y" in a submission, for a journal which practices blind submissions?

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    I would wait until the paper is accepted. (Or you could ask the editor.) Sep 26, 2023 at 18:26

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You can probably edit that in after review when/if the paper is accepted. Very few papers are published in the form originally submitted. But, as Ethan Bolker notes in a comment, you can also ask the editor.

You could also obfuscate it in the original submission: Dedicated to "omitted", perhaps.

  • Thank you very much for the obfuscation suggestion!
    – Sapiens
    Sep 26, 2023 at 19:39

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