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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What's the point of contacting editor during review process?

I have a paper under its second round of review with some minor revisions only since only one of the referees asked for some clarification. Now it's been like 40 days with the referee. Somewhat ...
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Duplicate submission issue since first journal never responded to submission or withdrawal

I submitted my research article to journal A earlier. They neither responded to my submission nor sent me any confirmation of my submission. I mailed them for the withdrawal of our submission. They ...
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Can similarity between a software paper and the software's documentation cause the paper to be rejected? [duplicate]

I am writing an open source software which will be published as a public Github repository (code+binaries) and the accompanying documentation will be available on ReadTheDocs.com platform. I am also ...
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How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? [closed]

How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? Some older posts: How accurate are published papers? Why ...
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I found an error in software implementation in the paper currently under peer review [duplicate]

I found an error in software implementation in the paper currently under peer review. Modifying the software does not change the idea of the paper and does not change the major conclusion and ...
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My PhD supervisor doesn't want to add his name on a paper

Here are the details: I'm a Ph.D. student in mathematics. A year ago, my supervisor ask me to try to generalize some results, saying that this "question" is given by one of the famous ...
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How to fix arxiv primary category

When we submitted a paper, the arxiv recommended math.PR as primary category. I think I have declined that. But somehow it got changed anyway. Now the paper is about to be announced, how to change it? ...
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Is it common for combinatorialists to not publish all their results? If so, why?

My question is whether it is common for researchers in combinatorics to advertise their results, and then not to publish them? I am motivated by 1 particular example which I will state. But first I ...
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I spotted a paper which has six pages worth of plagiarism: should I report it to the editor of the journal?

I spotted a 2019 paper which literally copy-pastes paragraphs from a 2011 paper and doesn't cite them. The author (who is different than the 2011 paper's) claims that as their own research paper. ...
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My co-author mispelled my name while submitting an article to the Arxiv yesterday. How do I get this fixed? [closed]

My co-author submitted our paper to arxiv.org yesterday, and they mispelled my name. My name appears correct on the manuscript itself, but incorrectly spelled on the website. I have claimed authorship ...
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Status date changed while the status remain ``Decision in process" [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper in an Elsevier Journal. Two days after submission, the status changed to with editor. After 15 days, the status date changed with the same status. After ten days, the status ...
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Should I inform my previous supervisor of my paper published?

I was taking a PHD research in engineering at a university and used an advanced method to obtain the results. But my supervisor didn’t accept my results and paper manuscripts. I then used another ...
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Should we count articles (a, an, the) during word count of the abstract of a research paper?

In various peer-reviewed scientific journals, there is usually a word count limit for the abstract, e.g., 250 words in one such journal I am submitting my paper. I am confused whether I need to count ...
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How to write two different proofs for the same theorem?

I am writing a research paper in mathematics. I am proving a theorem. I have two proofs for the same statement i.e., the theorem. I want to embed both proofs. How should I do this? Do I make it two ...
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Status changed directly from "Awaiting Reviewer Assignment" to "Awaiting Editor Recommendation" [duplicate]

I recently submitted my first paper to a bioinformatics journal. At first, the status changed as normal into "Awaiting Reviewer Assignment." However, After five days, the status switched ...
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How to highlight changes made in the manuscript as part of a revise and resubmit?

We have a journal paper that got correction requests and need to be resubmitted. The changes need to be highlighted in the manuscript. How do you mark the changes? Is changing the text color enough? ...
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Are editors biased when evaluating transferred papers?

Certain publishers who manage a large portfolio of journals offer transfer services if a submitted paper is rejected before being reviewed. I have had mixed luck with transferring papers, sometimes I ...
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I submitted a paper over a year ago and have not heard back. What should I do?

I submitted a pure mathematics paper (my first paper!) to a journal in September 2020. It is now December 2021 and I have received zero reports. A few months ago I sent an enquiry. I got a response ...
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The right order of submitting to conferences and journals

I am very much aware of the fact that we shouldn't be submitting the same work to multiple journals or conference venues simultaneously. However, I see that the authors usually first submit to a ...
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Submit a revised manuscript to another journal

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. After submitting it, I found mistakes in the manuscript and corrected them. I tried to send the revised version of the manuscript to the journal, but it is ...
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Academic misconduct [closed]

My professor sent out an email saying he had evidence of me cheating in a Physics class. Exam was done on gradescope. And I don’t really know what evidence he has. He is requesting a zoom meeting with ...
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What does "out for review" mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to a Taylor and Francis journal. The manuscript status has changed from "With Editor" to "Out for review". What does this change mean?
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Send my paper to some mathematicians before putting on arXiv

I am a math postdoc. I have recently finished a good paper, but I want to make sure about it before I put on arXiv. That is why I have sent it to some good and great mathematicians to know their ...
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How to address the reader to visit our supplementary material? (is it okay?)

Because of words limitation, I put many of important things in supplementary material. So, is it okay to ask the reader to visit our supplementary material in manuscript? For example, We encourage ...
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Many referees refused to review my paper

I sent a manuscript five months ago to an APS journal (American Physical Society) and five referees refused to review my paper in this time interval. Some of them responded after about four weeks and ...
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Are there any journals in the area of humanities/media studies willing to publish translated articles? [closed]

Two years ago I have published a scholarly book in Polish, which is my native language. While I'm relatively satisfied with its' reception in Poland, I'd like for it to also reach international ...
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Can I communicate two separate articles that use identical experimental test procedures but use different materials?

I am working on composite material modification with the combinations X + A + P and X + A + Q (where, X, A, P, Q are different materials). For both works, I used the same testing methodologies (...
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How does the academic community react to Single Author Research Papers

I am working on converting one of my projects to a research paper for a top-tier international conference. I am a bit confused about how people in the academic domain react to a conference paper with ...
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Is there a copyright in researchgate [closed]

If I upload my research to researchgate, will this guarantee me copyright? Because I sent my research there and I added it to the site with ease and no one has reviewed it before sending it.
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Is it okay to mention the previous submission/review history of a manuscript in the cover letter of the target journal?

Few months ago, I had submitted a manuscript to the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters (PRL). The manuscript had undergone two rounds of review at PRL where it was reviewed by a total of ...
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Is it a good idea to cite my own unpublished paper in another paper, an extension of the unpublished paper?

I have submitted a research paper in mathematics to a journal and also uploaded it to Arxiv. Another paper I have written is an extension of this yet unpublished paper. So in the second paper, I have ...
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What should I do if the journal does not withdraw my paper

I have submitted my paper to a journal. I found out the journal is not as good as I expected, so I dropped an email to the editorial office two days after submission that I want to withdraw my paper. ...
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Best practices for listing papers under internal review on CV?

I've done some work at my industry research internship that has led to a draft of a paper. I am currently applying to PhD programs, and the company at which I interned has a lengthy internal review ...
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Is Artifact Evaluation anonymous? [closed]

My paper has just been accepted. This is my first paper. I am going to perform Artifact Evaluation now. But is it anonymous at this stage? If it is, then the path in the code that I open must be ...
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A strange change of status with my submitted paper [duplicate]

I recently submitted a paper on IEEE TEMC. After a couple of idle days the status went to "With Associate Editor" and after three days to "Under Review". Now the strange thing is ...
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how do you make the final decision when choosing what journal to publish in?

I have finished some research work. Now I need to decide where to publish. I have narrowed down my search to a handful of journals, but I am struggling to pick one. I'd like to know other people's ...
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My manuscript status changed from awaiting referee selection to awaiting ED decision [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript on scholar one the manuscript status changed from awaiting Ed assignment to awaiting referee selection then awaiting referee assignment after that the status changed again to ...
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Uploading latex files to the Editorial Manager

A few days ago I have uploaded my article to the EM system. Next, I downloaded the generated PDF and everything was seen perfect. However, yesterday the Elsevier support team sent an email to me ...
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How to ensure multiple papers accepted and published simultaneously (in traditional journals)?

I've made a new discovery. It has prompted me to make new hypotheses in multiple areas - not particularly related to each other. I have already conducted experiments to demonstrate these. I am now ...
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Problems in paper affects my reputation

I am a postdoc in math who defended his Ph.D. a year ago. I have 5 papers where three of them were written by me(only author). I have always made some (minor) problems that the most referees (except ...
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How does the article transfer from biorxiv to peer-reviewed journals work?

Biorxiv offers the possibility to transfer an article uploaded as a preprint to a peer-reviewed journal. An increasing number of journals are available for this transfer service. I tried to find more ...
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Accidental dual submission

I have accidentally found myself in a dual submission situation. I submitted it to one journal over four months ago. A few weeks later I sent another email inquiring about the status of the article. ...
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Publish a short summary of an accepted paper before proceedings

A paper I submitted as part of my PhD to an international conference has been recently accepted and I wish to publish a short translated summary to a national conference (which is allowed by them ...
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Does 'pagination' refer to page numbers only or line numbers as well?

With reference to manuscripts, does 'ensuring pagination' only mean that each page is numbered, or does it mean that lines are numbered as well? Is there an equivalent word/phrase for numbering lines? ...
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Rebuttal stage optionally allows authors to revise their papers. Should I make use of that option?

I am contributing to a top conference. It is now in the rebuttal stage. During the rebuttal stage, it's allowed to revise the submitted papers, in addition to the mandatory rebuttal text of 800 words (...
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What does the status "reviewers invited" mean after minor revision submission? [duplicate]

After a major revision and a minor revision before publication, the statues of my paper turned to "reviewers invited". Does it mean new reviewers were invited? Or this paper was just sent ...
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Would it be acceptable to write a paper in dark mode? [closed]

To those who don't know what dark mode is, it's basically using a black background, and for a paper it would mean that the background is black while the words are white. I noticed that most papers ...
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Could I use colors to distinguish variables in a paper?

Often when distinguishing one variable from another we use different characters or if using the same character different subscripts. For instance we might use x for one variable, and y for another, ...
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How should I write rebuttal?

I contributed to a conference. I just received feedback from reviewers. I need to write a rebuttal. But I am limited to 800 words. Three reviewers pointed out some writing problems. For example, the ...
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Should/can I submit to the same journal and explain the situation asking for another review?

Recently I got a rejection of my research article from a mathematical journal. The referee report says "the results are correct but it has not motivation why should we care such results". ...

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