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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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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Request to provide the Data Availability statement and Conflict Of Interest statement in the manuscript file error

I have submitted a scientific paper to a Springer journal, but unfortunately I am always receiving this Manuscript Sent Back email: Dear MY NYME, Your submission entitled "TITLE OF PAPER" ...
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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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IEEE submission vs ArXiv Version with missing IEEE-statement

I've just got and corrected my revised paper. I submitted the revision to IEEE and I uploaded a newer version to ArXiv. BUT I made a mistake and the IEEE-disclaimer statement was regretfully missing ...
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Include cover letter when it is not required?

I am considering a paper submission to a journal. In the submission platform, it is possible to upload a cover letter but it is not required. (In the past, I 've submitted to other journals where the ...
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Is it collusion?

Is it collusion to discuss your assignment after you and the other party have both submitted it? A friend of mine and I want to discuss our assignment after we have both submitted it. The assessment ...
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# as abbreviation of "Number of"/"Count of"

I'm writing a scientific paper, and I seen a lot of times the abbreviation # for 'number of' or similar, for example if we are counting events, I seen expressed the results as, # type1 = 100, # ...
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Is the journal's country important when choosing a journal for your article?

I noticed that many journals' rankings include the country. And also, I found that some journals are called "International ...". I start wondering if the country is important when choosing a ...
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Is a professor allowed to take off points for an assignment they messed up?

This is my final week in this class and our final project included an essay, presentation, and discussion board responses to the presentations. This is an online class so we depend on the availability ...
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Can I use text from my conference poster in my manuscript?

I presented a poster at a conference last year to gain some feedback on my research. Since then, I have made significant findings and am beginning to write a manuscript. I would like to use some of ...
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What is the meaning when the editor says a paper is "provocative"?

Here is a letter of rejection sent by Quarter Journal of Economics, to a big name professor. This letter is publicly available online. Many thanks for your interesting and provocative paper. I have ...
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Submission requirements for tables and figures in separate files

I am considering a submission to The European Journal of Finance. The manuscript is written in LaTeX and according to the Guide for Authors some changes have to be made. Yet, the instructions do not ...
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Submit papers without the affiliation to any university/research center [duplicate]

Recently I moved from university (3y Ph.D. and 6y PostDoc position in Information Engineering) to a teacher position in a high school in Italy (sad destiny due to the Education Ministry Gelmini under ...
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If you made a minor error in publishing the experimental protocol of an experiment, what would happen?

If you were to publish a paper but you made an error in publishing the experimental protocol or parameters, what would happen to the paper? Let's say in this instance that the results of the ...
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How can an old research paper published before the Internet be made available online to prevent plagiarism?

I want to upload a scanned copy of a research paper that isn't accessible online to demonstrate someone else's significant contribution to a field. Internet was not widely available when the study was ...
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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

I'm currently an undergrad without much experience in publishing scientific papers. Due to the pressure of many of my teachers and peers, I felt the need to get something published so I contacted an ...
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How to protect ourselves from predatory reviewers?

When authors submit paper to a journal, the paper will go through the peer review process. When a reviewer accepts to review a paper, the reviewer is then given the power to delay the publication of ...
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Submitting to Call for Submissions After Deadline

I have an unpublished manuscript. A journal I would have liked to submit the manuscript to as a regular submission has a call for submissions for a special issue of the journal on XYZ with a target ...
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Where are historical research papers stored?

I have been reading some historical papers in the field of computer science, economics and game theory. I have noticed that some of the really old ones such as Equilibrium points in n-person games by ...
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Potential Internet blackout in Russia: could academics in Russia submit a manuscript to an international journal by postmail?

Researchers in Russia may face a blackout on the internet and may only surf on national websites (ref). Then they could not submit any paper to non-Russian journals anymore. I was wondering whether ...
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open access vs journal meaning for authors

I'm planning to publish my first paper, and while choosing a journal, I noticed that the journals can be open access or not. As far as I understand it, open-access journals can be read for free (i.e. ...
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Unexpected email from Computational and Applied Mathematics registering me as an editor and then sending me a paper to review - thoughts?

A few days ago I received an email from the journal Computational and Applied Mathematics Please be informed you have been registered by our editorial team as a user on the Editorial Manager site for ...
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Are there any good math journals where the editors are champions of publishing short mathematical discoveries? [closed]

My preprint is on a topic that is based on high-school math and yet contains a fundamental discovery, but it is getting desk rejected from journal to journal because it does not fit the mould of ...
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Should I send an email to the journal to ask about a submission 4 months ago? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript in December, and it was assigned to an editor in March. It went under review and one reviewer report was ready in late March. I have been waiting for the last two months for ...
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Referring in pre-print some unpublished note or some stuff well-known to the experts

I am a middle-year Ph.D. student, and my problem is related to generalizing some classical results. I got some positive stuff in this direction and am writing it as a paper (if published, this will be ...
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Whose contact information should I provide in the cover letter when submitting a paper to a journal?

I am planning to submit a paper to a journal. Journals require a cover letter. So, I wrote a brief introduction to my paper and some reasons for its publication. After I looked at a few templates, I ...
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My research supervisor has asked if he can submit a paper on my work to a journal, should I be named as an author?

My research supervisor has asked me if he can submit a paper on my work to a journal. I just want to know how that works. Do I get authorship if he is the sole writer of the paper, even though it is ...
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Conference optionally requests prior versions and reviews - should I submit this info?

Besides the anonymized manuscript of the paper, a conference in my field (HCI) "highly encourages" to also submit the venue and ID where the paper was previously submitted (and rejected) a ...
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Submitting material to PhilPapers without a university affiliation

I am not currently affiliated with a university. Can I submit a paper to PhilPapers? When I started to create an account with a personal email address, I got this message: The email address that you ...
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Wiley journal submission status question - "Pending editor assignment" [duplicate]

I have recently submitted a manuscript to a Wiley journal. I submitted it approximately 11 days ago. From then until now, my manuscript status was as follows: Undergoing initial checking Awaiting ...
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Do short surveys belong in conference papers? Or just survey journals?

I was just wondering if a short survey on the literature belongs on a conference paper (10 pages max). Is it an option to submit the short survey (focuses specifically on an area) to a conference and ...
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Why are so many working papers "killed/buried" in Finance/Economics?

My training is in another discipline but my work has brought me to the finance/fin-econ literature. Recently, I came across a line of work (regarding Executive Compensation) where most of the authors ...
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Appeal filed -- what does it mean?

I recently submitted to a journal a manuscript that raises issues about a previous paper published before by the same journal. My submission got rejected but made no mention of our concerns about the ...
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Why did the status of my paper change from "awaiting reviewer scores" back to "under review"? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal that uses the ScholarOne submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "awaiting reviewer scores" back to "under review". What does ...
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