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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 'unemployed data' (synonym of not used) academically acceptable? [migrated]

I am sorry if it is not the right place to ask the question. I am trying to figure out if I can use the "unemployed data" (synonym of "not used data") in a postgraduate course assignment. Is the ...
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My legal/moral rights against editors [on hold]

And no, it is not ok as it works. One year to review a 10 pages paper is not ok. The process is just not working and authors should have legal rights against editors/journals. I submitted a paper to ...
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What is the best journals to publish AI Paper for non-academics? [on hold]

I work in Telecomm market , i have written a white paper about AI , although it needs review , and journal to be published, how can i proceed with this paper ?
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What to do if your editor does not reply and there is no one else to contact?

The situation is like this. I made a new submission to a journal via their website; I am under the impression that an author would automatically receive a copy of the generated PDF file for review and ...
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Publishing figures without embedding them?

I am preparing my first article to be published in a journal. According to the journals guidlines: Figures should be high quality (600 dpi for black& white art and 300 dpi for color). Figures ...
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Asking for Editor comments even before submitting to the journal, Is it ethical?

I had written a manuscript and had got it verified by a Professor (as it was closely related to some of his work) who said it was correct. I later came to know that he is also an editor of a reputed ...
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Publishing paper in journal

Am doing phd in computer science can I publish my paper in international journal of pure and applied mathematics.
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I created a new title for already created title in IEEE pdf express. Will this cause problems? [closed]

In IEEE Pdf express, I created new title thrice for checking if my revised pdf is compatible for the same paper. When I tried to click 'Try Again' in any of those paper IDs, Im seeing the status '...
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Ready for decision status

I published an article in the journal IJAR, the status of the article has changed to Ready for decision for two months and a few days and until today I have not received any response. normal or not.
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Is it okay to submit article to Journal B despite contacting editors of Journals A & C?

I've been trying to find a suitable journal for my manuscript. There are many journals that seem to be acceptable homes for my paper, but their aims and scopes do not overlap with my paper 100%. I've ...
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Submitting a paper, and presenting it at a conference - conflicts?

So, sorry if this is a daft question... I've recently completed a paper that I'm hoping to submit to a journal later this week. I think we have something important to say, and I want to ...
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I received an acceptance letter. Before publication the EIC rejected!

March 2018: I submitted my paper in a Q2 journal. The Editor in Chief (EIC) approved for peer review. He sent it to Editor for Europe. April 2018: I was asked by the Editor for Europe to re-submit it ...
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Examples of harmless mistakes (on purpose) in submitted papers [closed]

Some paper reviewers feel the pressure to criticize something in order to appear competent. Sometimes they feel this pressure due to huge blank form fields for criticism in the reviewing system. As a ...
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What is the meaning of “To appear” for submitted papers

In some C.V. I see the statement "To appear in X Journal" in front of some papers. What is the exact meaning of that? Does it mean that the paper has been submitted to X journal?
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Writing High-Quality Research Papers [closed]

I have submitted a manuscript to a reputable journal, the article was rejected because it didn't pass the grammar check. The journal editor also mentioned the low quality of the figures. My ex-...
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How can I ask an unacquainted professor to collaborate with me?

I have read several papers written by the professor and want to ask for him to collaborate with me, that is, to help revise my paper and finally make it publish. I'm concerning with: 1) is it okay ...
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Could I submit an abstract for a conference prior asking my supervisor permission about it?

I would like to submit an abstract for a poster presentation, I'm just worried that if I tell my supervisor before submitting, she might say I shouldn't do it, because she rarely wants me to be away ...
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What should I do when my work has been published by my supervisor without my knowledge?

I had worked on a project for my bachelor thesis in 2012 and in 2013, I moved to Germany for further study. Now when I am facing several interviews for Ph.D. and the supervisors ask if I have ...
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How do conferences / journals select reviewers?

When you submit a paper / manuscript to a peer-reviewed venue, the organizers usually forward your work to 2-3 other "experts in your field" to assess your work. I'm curious how this process of ...
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Suitable avenues (repositories) for self-publishing own figures (illustrations) under CC-BY-NC-ND prior to journal's final acceptance

My colleague and I are planning to submit a manuscript to an academic journal. As per the journal's policy, the publisher retains the copyright for all content. However, the journal is happy to ...
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Submitting a paper to a new journal with responses for the rejection to the first journal

I submitted my paper in IEEE Transcations of XXX and got a rejection. But the comments were really helpful and has helped me a lot in improving the paper. But, unfortunately, I cannot resubmit that ...
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Quoting instrument prices in a scientific paper

I’m writing my first scientific paper as a PhD student and it’s a comparison of 6 different instruments that measure precipitation. The instruments differ massively in terms of cost, and their ...
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What exactly the reviewers mean by saying “the contribution/novelty is limited”?

I sometimes receive a comment from 1-2 of my reviewers saying something similar to "the contributions and novelty of the work/method is limited". Consider it in the context of CS where you develop ...
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Should papers peer reviews be done publicly? [duplicate]

Three reviewers assessed my paper and all of them rejected it (weak reject), and to be honest I am not so mad about the rejection. One of the reviewers gave really good feedback and his arguments ...
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How to prepare a good response to referee reports when I have a weak reject and two accepts?

I received a weak reject, an accept and a strong accept from a top-tier conference in CS. So, I need to prepare a careful rebuttal response! The problem is that the weak-reject reviewer did not ask ...
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How to respond in the rebuttal phase when the reviewer's concern is a blind review issue?

I recently received the reviewers' feedback for my paper and I need to respond them in their questions in the rebuttal phase. One reviewer (who also gave me a weak reject) mentioned that one of my ...
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When writing about something done in another paper, should I write referring to the study itself or to the author?

Should I write: Click et al. (2018) through a linear regression analysis for the period 2000 - 3000 , carried out an analysis of the relationship between x and y. In the presence of structural breaks,...
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Why do journals ask authors to classify their submissions using taxonomy or a list of topics?

I am submitting a paper and the submission requires a taxonomy or topics . I am not sure about this requirement. Taxonomy with respect to a research paper
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Submit the same paper to several journals/conferences [duplicate]

(N.B.: This isn't a duplicate of Submitting the same research to multiple conferences, though the question is related.) I've written a paper and am looking for journals or conferences where I could ...
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The Journal of Mathematics of Computation: Time and Pre-prints

Im sorry if this question is too vague or general. I ask solely because the information provided on the site was unclear or simply not present. Firstly, they state: No paper that has been ...
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On Submitting to the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters

On their "guide for authors," they state the following regarding referees: (1) Please prepare a list of 8 (eight) proposed reviewers. You MUST include Full Names, Department, University, Country ...
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Submit a Paper in a Journal with Email Address

I want to submit a paper in the following springer journal Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing In its page, I could not find its editorial manager to submit my paper. Just ...
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What should I do with a workshop paper which is peer reviewed, but only available on the workshop website?

I presented a paper in a workshop in CS. The workshop was related to a good conference, and they had a peer review system for evaluating the papers. But they do not have a proceeding and only made the ...
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Can we submit (an updated version) of a work previously submitted to arXiv to a conference?

Is this possible to submit a newer verion of a paper submitted on arXiv (which was never submited to any conferences before), to a new conference and then update arXiv with the new version?
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal?

If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal (different from the earlier two)?
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Submitting to Journal: General prestige Versus Localized Focus

I am a Ph.D. student in applied math (graduating) with the following difficulty. I have recently completed a work by myself where I think it has decent potential impact. But the work is in a niche in ...
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Publishing editorial work on arXiv

I have made an edition of handwritten notes of a physicist X (of the past century). What's the best way to submit it to arXiv? I have seen two examples of editorial work in arXiv: On one hand, the ...
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What happens if an author acknowledges a potential anonymous referee in the paper?

Let's say that you thank Professor X in your paper that you will submit to a Journal Y for providing you some insightful comments. It is never possible to know but let's assume that Professor X is the ...
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How long does it take for the first round review of physical review letters?

I am wondering how long it takes for the first round review for physical review letters (PRL) on average. I have three referees. One of the referees returned the report in 4 weeks. But the other two ...
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What does EE processing in peer review process mean? [duplicate]

I sent a technical paper for peer review at Manuscript Central and after 5 days the status is Awaiting EE Processing. What does this mean?
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What to do if the Editor is not responding to my repeated e-mails?

This is in reference to my previous question: How to mail the editor asking to withdraw my submission? I wrote to the editor regarding my problem for 2 consecutive days. I sent 4 mails to him ...
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How to withdraw a paper when advisor insists on having his name

I have written a paper all by myself,the research problem and its solution all were formulated by me. As a result I wrote the paper and submitted to a journal citing only my name. As I told my ...
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What does “communicated” mean in a CV?

I often see in a CV that certain papers are labelled as ‘communicated’. What does that mean? (Not ‘communicated by’.) E.g. this document which is a list of papers including entries like: "On ...
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Should I withdraw my paper from a journal which even didn't give me the manuscript number after one week?

I submitted an article to Elsevier which even after one week its status is still "submitted to journal" and they didn't give me even the manuscript number. I have several past experiences with this ...
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How to handle a paper by a reviewer who wants to be paid?

A reviewer declines to review a paper because he wants to be paid. Some time later, this reviewer submits a paper to the journal (or to another journal who's aware of what happened – very possible ...
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Is the following publishing strategy convenient?

I work in the field of CS, and recently published one of my works (Algorithm A) in arXiv (not peer-reviewed), as a short technical report which introduces a new method along with relevant mathematical ...
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How to include text intended only for reviewers in main manuscript submission?

When I submit papers using blind review, I sometimes need to include text to reviewers that is not intended for the actual publication. For example, Sometimes I include a URL to the OSF that has ...
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What does it mean when a paper gets rejected stating “poor typesetting” as one of the reasons?

What does it mean when a paper gets rejected stating "poor typesetting" as one of the reasons? I downloaded a latex template of a journal and used it to write the paper. When I submitted the paper to ...
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Is Hindawi journal credible and valuable publication? [duplicate]

I have received several times an email from the Hindawi journal to invite me for submitting my article to this journal. However, I do not know this journal and I afraid if this journal a credible, ...