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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Sending a math paper to a journal and to experts

I have written a math paper myself, and wonder whether I have errors or not (I have not found ones.. but maybe there are). Now I wish to send it to a math journal, and simultaneously send it to ...
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Conference states that “only original material should be submitted”, does that mean I shouldn't publish it separately?

A photonics industry (field is physics/electrical engineering) conference has the following submission guideline: Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no ...
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Can I send just the abstract before sending the full paper?

First time here, I hope I do well asking this question. I didn't any answer. This is my situation: I presented a research in a colloquium last June. Now I want to publish it as an article. Is it OK if ...
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Submit to journal when another paper already in review

This question is about broad-topic and highly cited journals such as Nature or Science in which papers submitted from different subsets of authors could cover slightly overlapping subjects. Would a ...
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Dealing with the inevitable presence of mistakes in paper submissions

When writing a paper, there are inevitably mistakes. Many of these can be caught by careful revision, and the more time spend revising, the more mistakes which will be caught. However, clearly a draft ...
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“Pending Decision Approval” - Wiley Journal [duplicate]

I have submitted a article to a journal that is published by Wiley. The status of the article has been on Decision Pending for the last 2 and a half months. Just recently - probably couple of days ...
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Could putting a manuscript onto arXiv affect the probability of a journal accepting it (even if the journal explicitly allows pre-prints)?

I am wondering if anyone knows, thinks or has measured whether putting a paper on arXiv before submitting to a journal has any impact on the paper reviewing process and on it being accepted or ...
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Submission to OA journals when you can't pay the fees

As a person from a developing country, we (most of the times) do not have funding to pay for publishing papers. As more and more journals in the field (neuroimaging) become open-access, I find myself ...
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First, last, or corresponding authorship for PhD without a PI

My PI left academia 3 years ago, leaving me as an exchange-PhD student behind. I made 1/4 of the work in his lab. when he left I had to make an agreement with the institute to stay here and finish my ...
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What is the meaning of the two numbers in the paper identifier of EDAS?

I have submitted a paper to a conference via EDAS. The conference asked me for the "paper number" in its own registration form (independent from EDAS). On EDAS my paper has an identifier ...
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What is the difference between 'declarations of interest' and 'disclosure statement'

In a journal application, there are two fields need to be filled but I can not tell what is the difference between the two: Declarations of interest Disclosure statement Is there anyone of them where ...
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What to do if the article is rejected due to misunderstanding [duplicate]

I had my paper returned from several journals saying that it does not match their subjects areas, no reviewer agreed to review it etc. even though I had checked properly regarding the subject scope of ...
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Can I submit the next paper before a previous base paper gets published?

I wanted to publish an algorithm in a journal and submitted the paper to be published within the next 6-months. Meanwhile, before the publication of the submitted paper, I optimized the algorithm. Can ...
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How do you write an acknowledgement section without having anything to acknowledge?

If a journal requires an acknowledgement section, but you have nothing to acknowledge, how is this put best? "The authors have nothing to acknowledge."? This sounds a bit arrogant to me. The ...
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Is there difference in the target audience addressed via a conference paper and via a journal paper in field of Computer Science?

As per my understanding in both scenarios we write our research addressing the research community. Yet at what point we decide to write a conference paper or a journal paper? Is it via looking at the ...
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The status of ScholarOne has always been “ADM: WOA, Admin Evaluating Recommendation” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a wiley journal on May 13, 2021. The status of the previous month has always been "ADM: WOA, Admin, under review". By around June 6, the status changed to "ADM: ...
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How should one choose a journal when making their first attempt (ever) to be published? [closed]

I am looking for the best place to publish a paper that I am preparing. It will be my first, and there aren't many clear and concise sources of information as to who is to be sought for the research I ...
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Is it possible to publish scientific research without deep and scientific terms that are very accurate?

I am a very beginner and I want to publish my first research in theoretical physics. I do not yet have the terminology of experts in this field. Is it possible to accept a research in physics without ...
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Editor Declined Invitation is a bad thing?

I recently submitted an article to an Elsevier journal and under the current status, it says: "Editor Declined Invitation". What does this mean? Will this result in a rejection or is there ...
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Status of the paper [duplicate]

What does it mean if the status changes from "awaiting reviewer selection" to "awaiting GE Decision" after one day? Does it mean it is a rejection?
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Using same text in different papers sent same time?

I study on a topic with different algorithms. Can I send two papers to different journals that include same texts. Same paragraphs in introduction or literature review? You can think first paper: &...
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Should I publish my working papers before they are accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in Economics?

I am currently doing my PhD in Economics in a UK university and have a couple of working papers —one of them almost finished—. Each of these working papers corresponds to one chapter in my PhD Thesis, ...
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Is it normal that a managing editor handles a paper instead of an associate editor?

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal. The status changed in 2 days from Editor Invited to under review and I got an email saying that "your paper will be handled by X (editor's name)&...
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Author biography information when submitting papers to IEEE Access

I'm about to submit a paper to IEE Access. Since the journal requires author bios at the end of the paper, I have added all the bio information of co-authors. However, when I was preparing the ...
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Answers to Reviewers

We submitted a manuscript, received the reviews, and answered them all. We answered all of their comments, every single one, but my simple question is that if we are obliged to mention every minor ...
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Is it justifiable to submit two research papers of Mathematics in two different journals simultaneously on the same problem but in different methods?

I have submitted a research article on a particular research problem in a Mathematics journal few days ago. But now I have been abled to answer the same research problem in a different method and ...
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What are the potential pitfalls of using non-Greek/non-European characters as symbol in scientific writing?

So I am in a dilemma in that a recent publication literally has used up every (legible) character on this page. We have checked thoroughly and every single character is necessary and this many ...
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What is meant by “paper outline (summary)”?

For a research competition, I am asked to upload a "paper outline (summary)". This seems a bit vague. Does a paper outline usually mean a table-of-contents-esque section like this? Or is it ...
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About Plagiarism checking for two academic paper which have been published on conference and journal

I and my friend have had one paper via a journal(link) and conference (link), so as i have seen we have some mistake in not adding the desired change on the journal version of that paper based of the ...
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Does it look odd not to acknowledge any funding in a paper?

Speaking pragmatically, does it look odd or amateurish to write "this work was not supported by any funding" or something like that on a paper? Would it seem to suggest the author is, as I ...
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IEEE TRANS 'with associate editor' This state has lasteded for a long time, what does this mean? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to TC. I received a major revision in January, and another one in March. I resubmitted the revised paper again on May 6. After ten days, the status changed from 'Under Review' to '...
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Submitting two related papers to two journals simultaneously [duplicate]

I have spent 2+ years working on a project in computational neuroscience that has interest for clinicians and now I am starting to write the paper text. I want to submit it to one of neurology-related ...
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Submission status changed to “submitted” after “awaiting reviewer scores” [duplicate]

I submitted my article to a SAGE journal roughly six weeks ago. The status of the submission was "awaiting reviewer scores" for four weeks and few days ago it changed to "submitted"...
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Can I submit a paper that I uploaded Academia.edu to a journal?

Will journals accept a paper that I have already put up on Academia.edu? It has more than 800 views and has been cited more than 10 times. Does uploading my paper on an open source website nullify my ...
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The editor can't find additional reviewers [duplicate]

I received this message form the editor "Thanks for note. We have tried 11 potential reviewers to date and have one review at hand and another that is promised. We will be in touch once the ...
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Transfer of manuscript+reviews from one journal to another: why was it offered in these seemingly unsuitable cases?

Many philosophy journals have begun to use an alternative to accepting or rejecting a manuscript: offering the author the option of transferring the manuscript together with the reviewer reports to ...
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“Awaiting Reviewer Scores”after “Minor Revision” [duplicate]

I have submitted an article (media and communication studies) to a ScholarOne journal. The paper was accepted with minor revision (two reviewers both recommended 'minor revision'). I revised the paper ...
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“A revised version of this preprint was accepted” Meaning?

I would like to know what does "a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal ESD." mean? Does it mean that there is 100 percent chance that the revised version of this ...
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Is it weird that a journal spend two weeks to evaluate for suitability of the manuscript before assigning it to the editor? [duplicate]

Usually when I send a manuscript to a journal, in about 1 or 2 days, the status changes to "with editor" and after a maximum of 3 weeks the status changes to "with referee". This ...
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Disagreement with advisor regarding journal choice

I have currently a disagreement with my advisor regarding the journal we should send our paper. My advisor wants to send it to a very specialized journal with low impact factor, and to add a lot of ...
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How to improve my graphical abstracts?

I am about to submit my third first author paper in the field of chemistry. Every journal we submitted to required to submit a graphical abstract along with the paper. I have some basic Photoshop ...
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Advice needed – I can't reach my collaborator, but there's a short deadline for revising our journal article submission

My collaborator and I submitted an article to a special issue of a journal. He did most of the writing of the article, while I did the technical work such as running simulations, generating plots, and ...
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What does it mean when a journal is asking for declarations?

I want to submit my first paper as a Ph.D. student to this journal and in the guidelines section, the journal ask for a declarations section to be included in the paper. I don't know how this section ...
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Disclosing employment in acknowledgement of conference paper

I'm a part time PhD student in computer science and work full time at an asset management firm. My paper was accepted into an IEEE conference. However, I have not used any of my work's resource for ...
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When siblings contribute to a research paper, do they need to declare their relationship in the competing interest form?

Siblings contributed to a research paper. The publisher asks to fill no competing interest form. Citing the journal in question, it contains the following check box: ☐ The authors declare that they ...
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Decision between time or high-rank try [closed]

Suppose you have a well-written paper that, in your supervisor's opinion,deserves a bit more of a Tier 2 journal, but it is difficult to get published in a Tier 1 journal. Would you suggest, in ...
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Can I opt for traditional manuscript submission instead of open access in a journal that offers open access?

I am a Ph.D. student and I wrote my first paper. The term open access is a new concept for me. I already watched YouTube videos about the subject, so I now understand that you have to pay a fee to the ...
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What does “Your submission will be handled by Receiving Editor” mean? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal and after 20 days I got an email which states Your submission entitled "X" will be handled by Receiving Editor. What does this mean?
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Why do math journals' aim and scope provide so little information?

When one encounters a journal one does not know, one way to obtain some information about it is via the journal's "aim and scope" in the journal web site. However, I noticed that for many ...
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Elsevier's confusing guide for authors

I am trying to submit a manuscript to an Elsevier journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) and found the author guidelines most confusing. For example, under author guidelines, it is ...

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