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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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My co-supervisor wants authorship in a paper he didn't contribute

I have two supervisors, in different countries, one in home institute who sent me as an exchange student to the host institute, where I closely worked with another co-supervisor who significantly ...
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How do I get my paper sent to the right editor?

Suppose I have found the perfect journal for my manuscript. That journal has 50 editors. Editor A is an expert in the subject of my manuscript. What can I do to get my paper handled by Editor A, ...
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Is it possible to work on independent research project with a professor from previous university?

My Undergraduate education will be ending soon, and I want to work on an independent project with one of the professor even after my graduation before joining another university for my masters. Is ...
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How to change the affiliated authors?

I received an email from a journal to confirm my contribution to a manuscript that was submitted by my colleague, and I am the first author in that paper. In this email, there were two links; one for (...
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Can we start a page with an equation on top left side, then an image and then other content

Can we start a page with an equation on the left side, then an image and then other content in IEEE format. Is it not compulsory to start the column with an image only?
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Publishing an article in a journal without a related degree [duplicate]

Are their any requirements to publish an article in a journal without a degree in the field? If so, what are they? I was curious if people in general can publish in an journal when they have not ...
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Identity of a supposed anonymous referee revealed through “Description” of the report

I received a referee report from a journal (with single blind peer review policy). If that matters, the journal uses "Editorial Manager" system. By clicking on "View Attachments", one can see 5 ...
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Can I ask for a manuscript status after I submitted a revised version?

I submitted a major revision of my manuscript on March 12th and the manuscript's status changed to "Editor Assigned" on March 19th. The journal does not allow a second "major revision," so I'm ...
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How to force a journal to address an associate editor's scientific misconduct?

My manuscript, submitted to a high-rank and very respectable journal, has been rejected by a referee. From the referee's report one could make a conjecture that the referee is one of my competitors, ...
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No response from Journal editor after misinformed rejection

I recently submitted an article to a journal, which was later rejected. But the grounds for rejection were completely unfounded. Also, a few oddities stand out with regards to the rejection. ...
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What is the difference between graphical abstract and graphical table of contents?

I was curious about Wiley's manuscript submission process. It says to upload an image and graphical abstract for the graphical table of contents. In the drop-down menu of file uploads, there are three ...
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When does “distributing the submissions” process usually start for conferences?

For a conference, when do the chairs distribute the papers to referees for review? I have submitted a paper and discovered an error in the paper. Now, I want to withdraw before the submission ...
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ESCI Journals vs SCI & SCIE Journals

Three years ago I published 2 papers in the open access journals with APC that are indexed in Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus. This was ...
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Editor not responding. Should I withdraw my submission? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper in October 2018. After 2 months, the status changed to "awaiting CE decision" and stayed it ever since. I waited a month and sent an email to CE in February 2019. I did not receive ...
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How should I mention my affiliation while sending a paper to a journal?

This is my first experience in sending a paper to a journal and I'm not sure how I should mention my affiliation. In the guide for authors of the journal, it is stated that: Please clearly ...
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Regarding withdrawal of a paper which has not been registered for conference

I had submitted a paper for an IEEE conference. My paper has been accepted for presentation and potential publication. However, I have not paid the registration fees and do not wish to register the ...
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A friend helped me with a presentation – plagiarism or not?

My friend helped me with my assignment. I was having a bit of trouble and he showed me what he did. The assignment was a speech with a powerpoint in the background. I did not receive any help in the ...
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Waiting for an overdue review?

I have submitted my paper on 12-Jan-2019. The journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts for online submission. The status has been changed to Awaiting Reviewer Scores in the same week I created the ...
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Is it ethical to upload an automatically generated paper to a non peer-reviewed site as part of a larger research?

I'm doing some research on my own as a side-project. In fact, I want no one from my research center to be involved in this research as I feel that they will take credit for my idea, like in past times....
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I clicked 'Approved for Collection' in PDF Express multiple times

Recently, One of my papers has been accepted at a conference. In order to check the IEEE Explore compatibility, I uploaded the file in PDF express and found not compatible. However, I clicked '...
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Severely overtime on my PhD

I am currently a CS PhD student in an East Asian institution, in my fifth year, one year overtime over the normative period. I have passed all my qualification and thesis proposal exams and just need ...
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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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Minor(?) error introduced during typesetting

I recently had a paper accepted by a journal which doesn't provide author proofs. Unfortunately, a typographical error was introduced during typesetting, but I had no way to know this until the paper ...
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Re-submission of rejected manuscript without informing co-authors

A paper we submitted was rejected without a review because of journal scope issues. After the rejection, I decided to send the same manuscript content (changed formats only according to the journal's ...
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Manuscript was “unsubmitted” because the manuscript was deposited in Arxiv Preprints

One of my manuscripts was "unsubmitted" and potentially rejected by the journal for the reason that it was submitted to a preprint server. Is it normal for the journal to reject a paper that was ...
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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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Mistake in uploaded file type after revision

I have revised my manuscript in Elsevier's journal and uploaded it along with the point-by-point reviewer comments responding. I found I have made a mistake in uploading the file. There is the list ...
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Is a conference paper whose proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore counted as a publication?

I presented a paper at a conference last week. The organizer website has mentioned that selected papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Following my initial paper submission, there was a selection ...
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How should I address a possible mistake to co-authors in a submitted paper

I am co-author of a submitted manuscript. I think I found a mistake in a methodological approach in our paper. But I am not sure if I am right. But if that mistake is really there, then some ...
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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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Couldn't attend IEEE Conference and unable to present my paper [closed]

My paper was accepted at an IEEE conference. I paid my registration fees even registered for doing a physical presentation( there was an option for video presentation). But when I will enter the ...
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Is it ethical to remove your co-authorship shortly before submission?

I am in a situation when I am a co-author of a manuscript. I returned back to this manuscript after several months and I don't think it should be published as it is. I am not the main author and my co-...
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Computer science central source for CFPs [closed]

In the field of computer science, is there somewhere out there a central database containing a complete list (or at least most of the important one) of conferences and Call For Papers (CFP) to browse ...
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Thanking people in a journal article

I am soon submitting my first paper to a journal (in the humanities) and am unsure of the proper etiquette/practices of doing this. Some questions I have are: Do I include the acknowledgements in the ...
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What should I do if I don't have a published research paper in during my education?

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Iran. During my masters, I worked on a paper. My adviser made me submit it only to Q1 journals, and it got rejected 3 or 4 times. After starting my Ph.D. I discarded ...
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Can I send my journal article (under review) for a invited Elsevier book (not-to-be-refereed) chapter?

I just got an invitation from an editor of a non-refereed book. Is it considered self plagiarism if I send one of my journal article to the book? The book is hard to define. It is more like a ...
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Does anyone here know what happened to the journal “Indian Journal in Number Theory”?

Does anyone here know what happened to the journal Indian Journal in Number Theory? We recently submitted a paper to this journal via e-mail and asked for an acknowledgment of receipt. However, ...
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what steps do Under Consideration, then under review, next Under Consideration mean in submission Springer journal? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper on the journal in Springer publisher 64 days, in 34 days status is Under Consideration, then next status is Under review in 9 days, then the status is Under Consideration in 17 ...
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Will a journal reject my paper just because a grad student is the sole author?

I have been working on a topic(numerical analysis) for several years, and I discovered something new which can be verified by numerical experiments. But my supervisor doesn't allow me to publish it, ...
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I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank?

I am interested in the situation where you have a very interesting result. For instance, you have solved a very important open problem. However, you are not known in the field and do not have any ...
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More than 2 months with status 'Editor assigned ' ; is it normal? [duplicate]

I'm a bit worried because my paper have been more than 2 months "with editor" status. It's a computer science journal , from a famous editorial. Normally we have the option to send an e-mail to the ...
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Minimal reference content

I'm currently preparing a paper for a conference and I'm struggling a bit to stay within the page limit imposed by the Latex layout of this conference. I'm trying to make some extra space for my ...
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Does every paper in mathematics have Zbl and MR?

I need to insert the Zbl and MR of papers given in the reference of my paper. I can't find Zbl of some the papers. for example the paper On Inverse Eigenvalue Problems for Two Kinds of Special Banded ...
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Citing an accepted manuscript that hasn't yet been published

I'm writing a thesis for the master degree. I'm going to include one of my conference paper in my thesis and I understand that it is common and acceptable for school regulations to include already ...
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List of rejected computer science papers [closed]

I am developing an algorithm (using deep learning) to automatically review computer science papers and decide if they should be accepted or rejected, and I need a list of rejected papers (including ...
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In a peer review system, what does “accepted for first look” mean for a submission?

As the title puts it, what is the real meaning of this stage of a peer reviewing process and how are the odds for having a submitted paper accepted change if it's accepted for this stage? (Does it ...
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Review your own paper in Mathematics

I sent a paper to a good journal with other coauthors. Some days ago, one of my coauthors was sent an invitation to review this paper. Is this logical? I mean, has anybody of you ever received an ...
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Can we add an acknowledgment to a paper after it has been published?

Like it has been mentioned, I wanted to know if it is possible to add an acknowledgment after the paper has been accepted We even attended the conferences a few days back
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Publishable with revisions

I submitted a manuscript to a journal in the social sciences. The response to the initial submission was "accepted with conditions". The only feedback I received related to a few typos and ...
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How to evaluate the research level of a paper before any publication?

There are three differents cases when the research level of a paper must be evaluated before any publication: for author: to choose the most appropriate journal, for referee: to recommend ...