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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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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, ...
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Why is there so much need for hybrid journals which have the option to publish it for free or publish it with a fee

This is in reference to my previous question Do the papers go through the same process when submitted through open access The answer suggested that the papers go through the same process in both ...
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Do the papers go through the same process when submitted through open access

This question is in reference to my question here How to know which journal is open access? I came to know from my previous question that there are journals which are hybrid journals i.e. they ...
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Paper's status update says they have one review back and are awaiting another. Can I ask to see report they have? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a reputable journal in computer science a while back. The review process has been taking a long time - almost twice the usual amount stated on their site. Three months ago I ...
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How to know which journal is open access?

How to know which journal is open access? I have searched many journals homepage which give an option "Supports Open Access" But I know open access journals after accepting papers charge huge amount ...
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What does it mean for a paper to be “under review” [duplicate]

I dont know much about paper submission as I am not that matured enough. Can someone kindly say what does it mean for a paper to be "under review"? First I was informed that it was "Initial version" ...
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What does “Peer review in process” mean in ScholarOne submission? [duplicate]

I have submitted my manuscript to a journal that uses ScholarOne system. After 20 days, the status is still "Peer review in process". I don't know this means the Reviewers are reviewing my manuscript, ...
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Should I include a professor's name in my paper to get it published?

I am a master's student and want to publish a paper in a specific subfield in mathematics. I have written the paper all by myself. The problem is my advisor won't check my draft. He says he is busy ...
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Meet with another professor in our university to discuss a paper that I wrote and her student is co-author with me

Recently, I wrote a draft paper based on the results, which I prepared for final project of one my courses (I'm a PhD student). In fact, I had a project partner in that course and I thought I should ...
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Should article submissions be formatted in draft format, or in the format of a particular journal? [duplicate]

Some journals do not require article submissions to be in any particular format. Would it still be better to try and copy that journals usual format, or use a generic draft format? Would you as an ...
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Publishing elementary results

As the title suggests, I am interested to know the chances of a middle-ranking journal's acceptance of a paper by an unknown author, detailing comparatively elementary results. By elementary, I mean ...
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Awaiting editorial office processing for more than 22 days, Is it appropriate to contact? [duplicate]

I have recently submitted an article to a tylor & francis journal which uses ScholarOne. My co-author submitted the article 22 days ago, and since then, the status has remained as "Awaiting ...
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Discovered that my research was not so original after it was complete. Is there a policy I should follow here?

I'm a student researcher in high school. Over the summer, I did some research on a rather obscure math topic, so there was not much research done on it. I found some decent results on the topic, and ...
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Should I include my thesis supervisor as an author for new derived work?

I would like to make a variation of one question already answered here. I have also submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library and I have verified that there is no conflict of ...
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Is it a good idea to protest for a paper rejection?

Say that you submitted a journal paper and after some time you received a rejection. The comments of the reviewers were not that bad. Some of them are demanding minor revisions, some are demanding ...
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Should table format follow text format in submitted manuscript when no format specified?

I am currently writting my first manuscript and there is no specifications about tables format in the author guidelines of the journal. If I follow the text format (double spaced, Times New Roman 12 ...
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Decision Pending | Send a Reminder?

I am a 2nd year PhD student (starting my third year soon). For the past 7 months, I've been struggling with finding an appropriate journal for my (hopefully) first article. I had to deal with many ...
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Paper rejected based on “informal review” - any point in appealing?

I've recently been trying to get one of my papers published, and have come across the following issue. I started by submitting it to a fairly high-impact journal. It got three reviews, two of which ...
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R Code attachment

Hello academia community, I'm writing a paper in Finance on Portfolio optimization and stock returns. For this, I'm using R code to compute optimal portfolio allocation, histograms, boxplots etc. My ...
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Is it possible/convenient to reply to the conference PCs regarding the meta-review result of a paper?

I received the reviews related to my recently submitted conference paper and it is selected as a poster, and there is no rebuttal phase provided. So they do not expect the authors to reply the PCs ...
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Oral presentation or poster presentation, is it always our choice? (paper submission)

I submitted a paper for a conference and I was just wondering since it's a paper submission is it sure that it will be an oral presentation or they can still ask for a poster presentation?
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I am interested in retracting my old journal articles. Would it have any negative effects on my academic career?

I managed to successfully publish my old bachelor thesis in a good quality national journal in my country. However, I am thinking of retracting the article due to certain circumstances. First, I felt ...
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Is wrong salutation by editor in email reply considerable?

I sent a research paper to one of the reputed journals through email to the editor. I used the salutation Dear editor and didn't specify anything about my academic position either in email or in my ...
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What is FLA in the Elsevier manuscript submission checklist?

Elsevier Clinical Biomechanics journal requires the submission of a mandatory checklist along with the manuscript. One of its entries include the following. The section heading 'Introduction' ...
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Article submitted and clearly referee cannot understand basic premise-What to do? [closed]

I have submitted a mathematical investment article to a new journal (maybe two years old), based on the suggestion of the editor-in-chief, whom I had sent it to earlier, and who claimed he liked our ...
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Can I publish an algorithm without time complexity? [closed]

There's a problem 'A' and there are already algorithms to solve it but I came up with a totally new algorithm. My doubts are: Should I find time complexity? Where can I publish my algorithm without ...
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Elsevier “Computers & Security” journal latex template [closed]

I am trying to target the Computers & Security journal to publish my research. I opened the journal's page but I didn't find the latex template that is used in the journal such as this paper's ...
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first round submission VS second round submission in academic conferences

I submitted a paper for an academic conference, and I have been accepted but the reviewer asked for modifications. But I am confused on when I should send the final paper (it's not specified on the ...
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Is there anything that has been tried to stop publication shopping

I find it very annoying as a reviewer when I get asked to review a paper several times as it gets submitted to different journals/conferences or, worse still, I help send it to the reject pile only to ...
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fix non-significant errors in a manuscript that is not accepted and currently under review after 1st round of revision? [duplicate]

I'm in the field of Psychology. One of my manuscripts is now under review after the 1st round of revision. However, I found one of the variables was calculated in a wrong way, the results are better ...
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Compressing a huge paper for a double blind review process

Continuing How to cite a technical report for a double blind review process?, how would you proceed if your paper is acutally 53 pages long, most of it occupied by mathematical proofs, but you have to ...
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Do I need to sign the cover letter to the editor?

When submitting a paper to a journal, often a cover letter to the editor is submitted as well. When this letter is sent by mail / uploaded to the journal's website, do I need to sign the cover letter? ...
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Does IEEE accept a previously rejected paper for peer review?

A few months before, I have submitted a manuscript to an IEEE journal. But, unfortunately, it has been desk-rejected (because the manuscript is written like a report). The editor has mentioned in an ...
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Writing a paper on user interface without empirical evaluation

I am writing a paper proposing an improvement in the design of a specific user interface. However, this improvement is only based on axiomatic and theoretical assumptions and I haven't made an ...
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issue with easychair for tracking communications with authors

I have a problem when using easychair that after searching on the web, I was not able to find an answer to it. The thing is that after we sent a review and a notification to the authors, about the ...
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Should I submit a rejected paper as it is in some other place so that publication decision comes quickly?

I am a Phd student (thesis submitted in January 2018, not defended yet) in applied mathematics. My first paper was published in February 2018 in a tier 1 applied math journal, two other papers were ...
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Are reviewers required to check for originality?

Suppose a person writes a research paper without doing a complete literature survey, and sends it to a peer-reviewed journal. Assume that the results in question have been obtained before by someone ...
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What are all the types of scientific articles?

While doing some research I found some context where scientist A publishes a research article about newly generated progress they made in a field. Another researcher B, skeptical of this paper, ...