Questions tagged [paper-submission]

On the process of submitting a paper for review or publication by a conference or journal. Typical questions with this tag relate to selection of preferred or conflicted reviewers, timeline of the submission process, and typesetting or compilation by the publisher.

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Is it unethical to submit a paper extending the results of a previously submitted, yet not published paper, without giving proper reference?

A while ago, I have submitted a first paper and it has been Under Review for a while. After submitting the paper, I was already working on another paper, related to the first one and requires giving ...
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When should I be notified for the first decision on a submission?

I submitted a paper in a special issue that is listed final manuscripts are due on 10 November 2022, but didn't get any notification yet. The deadline was on 31 July and I submitted it on 6 July. I ...
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Is it normal to be given two weeks to accomplish major revisions?

I have recently received a decision on a manuscript in the field of mathematics, which I have submitted to a journal a while ago. The reviewers comments were typical: modifying the abstract, ...
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I submitted a manuscript to a Wiley journal via ScholarOne and I'm not sure if this means that a desk rejection is imminent [duplicate]

This was 3 weeks ago. Upon submission, the status was "Manuscript received," and an ADM was already assigned. After 4 days, the status changed to "Under review," still with the ...
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Can a paper be submitted to a journal first and then to a conference?

We have finished the work and are now planning to submit it. We are targeting a journal. But then we found the journal is only six pages. Six pages only allow us to write down our brief idea and some ...
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Is it okay to send the same article to be reviewed by two different journals at the same time? [duplicate]

Is it okay to send the same article to be reviewed by two different journals at the same time? Or this is considered to be dishonesty? If so what are the consequences?
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Can results of conference paper be improved or modified when submitted to special issue of journal

I've been received from email about "Call for Papers to a special issue of: XXX conference" for some journal. I'd attended and presented paper in XXX conference about two months ago. In that ...
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Submitting revised manuscript long before due date

I have submitted a manuscript five months ago and received the first decision of the journal which was "Major revision". The first reviewer recommended accept after major revision. His ...
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After I chose a preferred referee for a submitted paper, is it un ethical to drop an email to the referee saying that I suggested their name?

I journal I recently submitted a paper to asked me to suggest two referees, which I did, with explanation of why I picked them as referees. While I was writing the paper, I had informal email ...
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As a currently unaffiliated author, what option should I choose for submission with Journal of Multivariate Analysis? [closed]

I'm currently unaffiliated (but soon will be). I'm submitting a manuscript at the Journal of Multivariate Analysis (JMVA), and it shows me these two options: I think the first option is out of the ...
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Former advisor/coauthor not answering emails

I am a PhD student and my masters advisor is not replying to my emails. Why is he not replying? When I was in the masters program he and I published a paper on a big journal. I am the first author. ...
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Technical questions about submitting a revised manuscript

I have recently submitted my first (math) manuscript to a Springer's journal, and received an answer that major revisions are needed, together with two reviewer reports. I revised my manuscript ...
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Re-submission to another journal - should I include old review reports in light of the editorial board

I am new to this forum and although I have found comparable questions (Can I submit the anonymous referee report from a previous submission to another journal together with my manuscript?), none seem ...
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Editor deems my paper not suitable in present form; what should I do next?

After a few months of wait, I received a brief response from a high-ranked physics journal regarding my manuscript: "The [Referee's] comments suggest that the present manuscript is not suitable ...
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How many revisions are too much for a submitted manuscripts?

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. The journal can let me revise the manuscript. In total, I have revise it 5-6 times. I am wondering, will too much revision hurt my chance of being accepted? ...
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What is happening in this review process? [duplicate]

This is in reference to my recent submission I made on Theoretical and Mathematical Physics journal published by the Russian Academy of Sciences. A screenshot of the status terminal is as follows. If ...
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Is it good courtesy to reply and express gratitude to an editor's long letter of rejection?

I think the editor's generic decision letter will be about one page or less. However, I received an editor's decision letter that is longer than two pages, single-space, with small fonts and small ...
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Which journals accept articles already out as preprints?

I want to send our preprint, that we put online around three months ago, to a journal. How can I know which journals accept articles previously put online as a preprint? Many of them do not mention ...
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Passing meta-info to future anonymous reviewers of my paper

I have meta-info (about a paper I'm submitting) that could help reviewers but can't go into the paper itself. For example, it may preempt questions like Why didn't you address the cutting-edge topic X?...
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Is there a direct relationship between response time from journal and the quality of the paper?

I have submitted a journal paper in a reputed journal. It says on their website that the normal response time is 12 weeks. I have seen in other websites that the response time from this particular ...
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What font is Frontiers journal using? [closed]

I am looking for the name of the font used in the body of published articles of Frontiers journal, as shown in the downloadable article here. I tried Helvetica Neue, MinionPro, and Times. Please note ...
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Contacting previous authors instead of contacting the associate editor/editor in chief

Is it okay to contact authors (in the same research area) who published in a journal to which I submitted lately, in order to get information about the peer-review process, or will this be considered ...
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How to deal with an inadequate paper reviewer

We have submitted a paper to a peer-reviewed journal. The paper was accepted subject to revision. Reviewer A gave superficial, general comments without any specifics. Reviewer B was slightly more ...
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Can I use tables to contain my figures in word, while submitting it as a manuscript?

Because it is difficult to make a figure description stick to the figure in word (slightest motion of figure within the document messes-up a lot of text, especially near the figure) I decided to ...
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What are the reasons that keep manuscript status as 'manuscript submitted' over five months? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal five months ago. And the status has remained 'manuscript submitted' since then. I wrote two letters to politely ask EIC about my manuscript but there's no ...
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Is it ethical for a referee to recommend rejection after many months from receiving the manuscript?

I am an early-career researcher in mathematics. In general, after submitting a paper to a journal, it is advised to wait six months before requesting information about the status of the review process....
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Does not receiving an Initial Decision in the time estimated by the journal's editor indicate rejection? [duplicate]

I submitted a cover letter through the journal's website contact form (which has no option to upload a file) and recieved an email confirming receipt by the editor who stated their interest to read ...
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I found some typos in the proof of the main theorem after submission. Shall I contact the editor?

I find a few typos a few days after submitting a paper in the field of applied math (mathematical social science). The typos are in the proof to the main theorem: I've wrongly written some variables &...
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What can one infer if more number of reviewers were assigned compared to the standard? [duplicate]

If we submit a research paper to a journal in Elsevier, then the status will be 'with editor' for some time. Later, the editor invites reviewers. The number of reviewers depends on the manuscript and ...
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I received a referee report that was not properly redacted

Recently I had a paper sent back to me (rejected) with two referee reports. This is not that surprising as this was a very good journal. The problem is that the identity of one of the referees is ...
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Manuscript sent back to author, now status 'Incomplete submission'

this is maybe a silly question. But my original submission was sent back for technical corrections. I went to check the status in Editorial Manager and clicked 'Edit Submission' just to see the files ...
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About the use of the same lemmas in two different papers

I proved two lemmas that I need both in two different papers. The two papers will be submitted in the same period. Is it justifiable to include the SAME proofs of the two lemmas in the two different ...
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Should I contact the original authors before submission if my paper is heavily built on a series of previous papers (and does not invalid it)?

Here is what I learned from this site: If a researcher learned that somebody found a serious mistake in one of their papers, published a counterexample and a corrected version of the result, and did ...
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What to do about a dubious competing publication in the same journal I'm submitting to?

Before submitting my predictions paper, I spotted a paper with alternative methods for the same predictions. It appeared two weeks ago online-first in the same journal I'm submitting to. Digging into ...
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How to submit one paper to many journals, to maximise chance of publishing? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper, and I found several journals (from high to mid impact factor) that publish similar papers. There's always a chance of rejection, so instead of submitting to journals one at a time (...
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No financial advice disclaimer in a research paper

I'm about to submit my research paper to a journal concerning finance and investments. In the work, I say something like: The results show that fields/industries/companies "A", "B"...
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Resubmitting a paper after rejection with changed data

I submitted a paper last month in a reputable high ranking journal, the paper was rejected with a chance of resubmission, the reviewer pointed out some anomalies in my data analysis and stated that my ...
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What is "reference checking"?

I recently submitted a manuscript to the Indian journal of pure and applied mathematics. The submission was successful and the manuscript is under review (As per the shown status). But beside there a ...
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Query regarding manuscript submission [duplicate]

I recently submitted a manuscript to the Journal of Number theory following all its norms. But after submission I noticed a small mistake I made while writing a formula. The proof isn't wrong but I ...
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Publication on hold

I am working in the field of HCI. My relationship with my advisor turned sour due to difference of opinion and eventually I changed my advisor. Now I am stuck in a situation where my paper as a first ...
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Can I submit research with my surname being modified for English readers?

Is it acceptable in cases when your last name changes based on your gender, to change the name to make it simpler for English language readers? This is common in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc. ...
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Circulation and submission

Are there professional standards which discourage the circulation of a submitted scientific work, in order to get feedback from colleagues?
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How should I thank the professor who let me know of something?

I have recently submitted the abstract for a journal. After a couple of months, its editor emailed me and told me that my email was in her junk folder. Also, she asked me to resend the abstract. Is it ...
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Can i submit paper that result's not expected?

my results were not expected which was control was lower than treatment and it's supposed to be lower than control according to other papers. I used the data and finished the paper and was trying to ...
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Paper publishing as a regular software engineer

I have a strange request - I am looking for ways to get started on publishing a few papers in a couple of years. Ideally looking to collaborate with researchers/professors to contribute to their work ...
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Recommendation for a journal for an amateur to publish a biblical archaeology article in [closed]

I have a theory about the chronology of the Exodus. I am in retrospect neither a Minimalist, a Maximalist, nor a supporter of the New Chronology. I'm not a believer in actual miracles, but nonetheless ...
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Peer-review duration and journal quartiles

Does the journal's quartile have anything to do with the peer-review duration? While reading papers in my discipline, which is Mathematics, I found out that often Q1 ranked journals take about a year, ...
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My paper got accepted at all three journals I sent it to. How can I publish it at only one of them without being unethical?

I have submitted my review paper for publication to more than two journals. I was unaware of the consequences. The paper got accepted at al three journals. They asked for payment and copyright etc. I ...
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How do you think academic publishing companies can improve the publishing experience of researchers? [closed]

Academic publishing are here to stay and keeping the discussions about already well voiced topics (ethics, open access charges, paying reviewers) aside, as an academic, what changes would you like to ...
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How to handle a plagiarism report commented by arxiv?

I wrote an article in mathematics (number theory) and submitted it in arxiv in January 2020. I did check plagiarism at my institute which was less than 10%. (Edit: Why do I check ? Because it is 2016 ...
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