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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Are these responses from top journals just boiler plate? or anything atleast miniscule to salvage from them? [duplicate]

thanks for submitting your paper to XXXXX Journal. It is an explicit and interesting analysis of a natural problem. However, in my opinion, it does not reach the level of XXXXX Journal. I therefore ...
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Checking research paper plagiarism in Turnitin [duplicate]

I want to check my paper plagiarism in Turnitin before submitting it to journal.(Just I want to be sure plagiarism percentage is low) What is the disadvantage using Turnitin before submitting the ...
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Can I ask the Associate Editor of a journal for an update on a paper I refereed?

I wrote a referee report for a paper and recommended a minor revision. This was in December 2019 and I have not heard from the associate editor regarding the fate of this paper. Is it inappropriate ...
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Why isn't it common for papers in pure and applied math (and other related fields) to be modified/corrected after it has been published?

As research grows even more intricate in fields such as pure and applied math (and other technical areas), very few reviewers now have a complete picture of any single field. Thus it should be common ...
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Manuscript status changed from “Under review” to “Required reviews completed” and again to “Under review” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal where the status changes from "Under review" to "Required reviews completed". The status "Required reviews completed" was there for 2 ...
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Listing preprints on CV (undergrad) [duplicate]

I'm now a second year math student at a top uni, and in the summer of my first year, I was a part of a small research team where we proved various new results related to Random Matrix Theory and wrote ...
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Coauthor is not submitting reviewed manuscript

After receiving minor reviews for a paper I recently submitted, that paper disappeared from my profile on the submission system website. I am first author and did most of the job, coauthor having done ...
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Can one write a research paper on a engineering project idea that one cannot execute due to financial constraints?

We have a project idea of making a few processes in farming automatic. As it includes much of robotics the budget required is high, which we cannot afford. So, can I write a detailed research paper on ...
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Minor revision changed to major revision

I submitted to a journal, in which I got a minor revision. In the minor revision, I was asked to do nothing other than to include a future research direction in the end after the conclusion. I ...
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Advantages or disadvantages of submitting to the new APS open access PRResearch journal? [closed]

In the decision about where to submit a physics manuscript, which are the advantages or disadvantages of the new open access PRResearch as a better choice over PRA/B/C/D/E? PRResearch is rather new ...
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Is it really legal to submit a work to a venue although we already uploaded it as a reprint somewhere like Arxiv or researchgate? [duplicate]

I am wondering if it is legal to submit a work as fresh manuscript to a journal although we have already uploaded it somewhere else as a preprint? Most of the journals/publishers require that the ...
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How should I cite something that I saw in a famous internet forum (not Stack Exchange)?

Let me tell you the story. I am a researcher in Mathematics and I have been the past months developing an idea that seems simple but potentially fruitful. The idea is so simple and straightforward ...
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Not authorized to submit in ArXiv

I'm a Research Scientist and I want to submit a new paper to ArXiv. First off, I logged in and I found no "submit" button in the website. Then I directly tried https://arxiv.org/submit and ...
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What to do when paper is under review in two journals, because first journal did not act on request to withdraw?

I want your opinion on this issue. I submitted a paper to Journal A. It had been with the editor for two months without being sent to peer review. So, I sent a withdrawal email to the editor. I waited ...
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Is the English-version of a paper previously published in a different language considered an “original contribution”?

I am an academic in a Portuguese-speaking country, so there is some incentive for me to write in Portuguese. However, much of the literature I deal with is in English, so I would like to publish in ...
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Transfer article to better Physical Review journal

I submitted a paper to PRA: Rapid Communications. I was asked to resubmit because my supplemental material was too long and contained material that should be in the main text. In the meantime, however,...
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How do I publish the work of my elderly father, a “fringe” scientist? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out the best way to publish my elderly father's life work. He says he would be considered a "fringe" scientist or an independent researcher. Should we self-publish? The ...
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Is it possible to resubmit a corrected manuscript when the manuscript is under review?

About 10 days ago, I submitted a revised manuscript based on the comments of Referee. But I just found out that I made a mistake in the newly added appendix. Now, the revised manuscript is under ...
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How often to cite / back-up claims?

Good morning all, I have recently embarked on an MSc programme in CompSci, on which the first module is Critical Reading/Writing. So far, I have written two "introductory" paper assessments. ...
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What does the paper submission status “to advisor” mean? [duplicate]

I have recently transferred a paper in the AAAS (Science journals) submission system after a quick initial desk rejection at the first journal after only 3 days. It now says "to advisor" for ...
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Using a github code for my journal paper

I'm conducting research on cyber bullying classification. I recently found a github repository containing code on sentiment analysis which looked at different machine learning algorithms, doc2vec + ml ...
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Am I breaking any law by digitalizing a curve from a plot on a scientific Journal if I cite the source and I mention the tool I used?

Am I breaking any law or etiquette/guideline by: digitalizing a curve from a plot published on a scientific Journal using the data (the curve) on a paper I am submitting to another journal. I to ...
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Can I predict the fate of my manuscript (from information other than a decision letter)?

On this site we often get questions along the lines of: I submitted my manuscript to a journal. X happened. Does this indicate that my manuscript is about to be rejected/accepted? Here X is ...
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Which could be considered an appropriate number of self-citations?

I am currently writing a paper that cites other works authored by me. I was wondering which percentage of self-citations is recommendable in a journal paper.
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Submitted wrong file while submitting the revision

My paper has been accepted in a journal with minor revision. However, while submitting the revision I mistakenly submitted a wrong file. What to do in this case ? Should I inform the editor ? Thanks
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When should we contact the editor to follow up on our submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

We have submitted our manuscript for publication on June 18, 2020. Until now, we haven't heard any decision from the journal. The status of the manuscript on the online system is 'under review' since ...
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Can I submit a paper to a journal that is already on arXiv under a public domain license? [duplicate]

Is there any problem in submitting a preprint to a journal while this preprint is already on arXiv with the public domain license (which was selected by mistake)? If so, how can I solve this knowing ...
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Is it bad to withdraw a manuscript one day after it has been submitted?

I submitted it yesterday, after sending it to a repository. Then, a colleague gave a quick read and found some narrative issues, i.e., our abstract seems to be claiming something we did not do and we ...
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Should I still submit if my final results are not good?

Firstly, I am aware of this question, but: 1) there is no accepted answer there and 2) my situation is not as good as the OP's in that question. Being new to research, I have always thought it is ...
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Completed writing a first author paper, not submitted

Hello so i completed a first author paper that has been revised with my PI. I have left for grad school without the final version submitted to a journal. What happens now? Can the paper be submitted? ...
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What does the status “editor discussion period” in editorial manager mean? [duplicate]

I have this on editorial manager, but I can't find any information about what it is/means anywhere! It's been this way for 15 odd days, and before that, it was "under review" (I may have ...
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How appropriate or common is it to recommend referees for your paper?

I sometimes receive review requests that says the authors have recommended me, and I know them in person but I have no COI, so I do my best to objectively evaluate their paper. Also, I do suspect some ...
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How should an independent researcher introduce him/herself in his/her to be submitted articles? [duplicate]

As we all know, all academic professors or students who want to submit an article (research or review) to a journal should write their affiliations (their institute name and job there) on the first ...
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What to do when the reviewer is wrong about your paper's scope, technically inaccurate, and clearly haven't read your rebuttals [duplicate]

You might think the title is a bit of an exaggeration, however this is exactly what has happened. Note: No, I can't find my answer on How to React to Incorrect Claims by Reviewers? as it addresses the ...
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Can one without a single paper on a topic write a review paper about it?

I am faculty in a technical field, and I started exploring a new research direction that I could work on in the coming years. I have not worked yet on this particular topic I am exploring, but after ...
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Can a co-author prevent me from submitting our joint paper to any journal except the one he prefers?

I‘ve been told (by a PI who is a co-author of the paper) that I cannot submit a jointly authored paper to any journal in my field except Frontiers because anything else is “politically incorrect” or “...
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Cannot publish my research as I am a sole author

I am a Dr in Statistic. At my PhD journey, I developed four new ideas. During my study, I tried to publish my first paper. Therefore, I sent it to three different high-quality journals. They all ...
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Should I include a paper presented at a conference of which only the abstract was published under publications in my CV?

I participated in a conference in which I submitted and presented a Paper. It didn't get published in their journal, but the Abstract and the Title of it got published in the "Book of Abstracts&...
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What to mention as funding source as a graduate student funded by the school?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I will be submitting my first paper soon. Part of the guideline is to denote whether I’m being funded (“supported”) and by whom. I know that papers acknowledge ...
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Formalities for video submitted with paper?

A conference mentions "Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, must be submitted as a single zip file and be no larger than 100MB.". So along ...
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How “edited” should a paper be before submission

I am preparing to submit my first paper to an applied math journal and I am wondering how important it is to find all the typos in a paper before submission? Of course I would always strive for there ...
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Cover letter for journal submission

I'm submitting to a journal. There is a drop down menu to choose your area, and each area has a specified editor with his name readily found on the journal instructions. So the assigned editor is ...
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How important is journal prestige when researchers publish a paper?

I know that certain journals are often lauded by academics as being highly prestigious (e.g. Nature/Science/etc). However, how important is journal prestige really? Is it absolutely life changing? Is ...
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Is it common to include author without any contribution in a paper? [duplicate]

I have recently finished a paper and send it to my supervisor for review. He corrected it and before submission, he added some authors (some labmates, collaborators) who have no idea about my project. ...
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Formatting paper for submission

I'm submitting my paper to Quantitative Finance (instruction to authors here). The structure of the paper should be: Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page (including ...
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How can submit my paper to Elsevier when not affiliated? [duplicate]

I have obtained my master a couple years ago and am looking into pursuing a PhD. I currently have a part time job completely irrelevant to academia. For applying for a PhD, I figured that I need a ...
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As someone outside academia, how can I get my math paper peer reviewed?

I have written a math paper and I think/hope it is ready for peer review. I am 40+ years removed from academia and have no access to 'publications' but I have learned from my many re-writes and I have ...
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Writing a short paper pointing to a mistake in a 2012 journal paper that got significant citations, while discussion with the author not successful

I've very convinced that an author made a serious error in the main theorem in one of her 2012 papers in Statistics and Computing, which is a reputed journal in machine learning. I contacted the ...
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How to cite a github repository that I used for data collection (research paper) [duplicate]

I am working on a research paper where I work with large amounts of data. The data was collected using a python code that I found on someone's Github repository. I was wondering how I would go about ...
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What is the impact factor of my short communication paper?

Recently I published a paper in as a short communication in a Springer Journal in Natural Science discipline (Impact Factor 3.56). It was a short paper within 2500 words and 3 figures although the ...

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