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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Is it okay to submit a paper from a master's thesis without informing the advisor?

I would like to submit a part of my master's thesis which is more or less close to an end. I wrote the entire thesis without having much feedback from my advisor as he's in a different city and we had ...
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How to change corresponing author during review process

I recently graduated my PhD and will take on a new opportunity next month. To follow up two papers that I have submitted a couple of months ago, which are still under review (during a very lengthly ...
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Submitting a paper to a conference whose scientific committee includes an academic from a grad school you want to enroll

I am planning to submit my paper to an international conference. The level of the conference might be high considering my paper and for my academic background at the moment. My paper can fit in one of ...
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My research work is published before me

My project work which i was planning to publish somebody else published just 1 month before. what should i do? Is my total research work of 8 months going to be a waste? I was working for a novel ...
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Can an editor review manuscript without sending to reviewers?

I submitted my manuscript to a journal one month ago and the status is "with editor" up to now. As the editor of my paper is one of the leading scientists in the field of my research paper (...
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Should a paper of exactly 15 pages be submitted to Transactions or Proceedings of the AMS?

I would like to submit a paper which is exactly 15 pages. The journal overview of Transactions of the AMS says: Papers of less than 15 printed pages that meet the above criteria should be submitted ...
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How long does the usual initial journal review process usually take place? [duplicate]

I'm currently submitting my article on an open-access, free-submission and publishing journal. I decided to submit to that journal since it's has a good impact factor and I didn't have any funding ...
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Is there such thing as too many follow-up emails to a professor?

I worked with my professor on a project for two months at the beginning of this year. After a while, I finished writing up the paper and sent it to him to check. He didn't reply. I've sent 5 follow-up ...
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Declining an offer to present a poster instead of a paper

I have submitted a paper to a conference which defined several submission categories: papers, posters, etc. I submitted my abstract in the paper category, but was asked to present a poster instead. I ...
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Substantial changes to manuscript in the revision process [duplicate]

Is this acceptable to revise a manuscript more than what reviewers suggested? In fact, due to some issue, the authors may find out that there are some issues even reviewers could not address, so they ...
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Cite only by DOI in rebuttal

I have to write a rebuttal for a machine learning conference in which I included a lot of new references (to prove broad interest). The rebuttal has a page limit of one, and my reference list is too ...
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Rebuttal limited to one page

I recently submitted to a machine learning conference, and got 3 weak accepts. One concern was, that the work may be of limited interest. Therefore I went ahead and collected more example in the ...
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Preprints conflicts between Research Gate and Journal

I uploaded a preprint paper to Research Gate. Then I realized that it is not allowed for the Journal I submitted my paper. I removed the paper from RG, but it was around two days available. Will I ...
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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 to choose a journal to publish research? [closed]

I have done a research in Textile Process Technology field and wish to publish my finding. I have done a product development based research in flat bed knitting and is in the process of applying for a ...
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What does it mean when a paper is rejected but encourages resubmission without a suggestion of new experiments?

My paper has been rejected but encouraged re-submission. The reviewers were overall positive said it was well written and that all the analyses were correct. The problems pointed out were changes to ...
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Is it ethical to cite a reviewer's papers even if they are rather irrelevant?

We have just received reviews on a paper, and in reading through one of the "borderline" reviews, I recognized that the "voice" of the review sounded like a researcher I associated with at a ...
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When editor does not respond to the request for withdrawal

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, but due to some issue with that I asked the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to withdraw the manuscript from further consideration. Despite several emails, ...
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How Much Weight does a Conference Paper carry compared to a Journal Publication? [duplicate]

I am working on some stuff for a paper. I have recently seen an advert for a conference calling for papers and I feel like I currently have enough stuff that I could submit it to this conference and ...
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Slow peer-review process for a Major Revision

I have submitted a paper to a journal in which the reviewers have suggested some major revisions. I have submitted the revised manuscript on 27-May-2019. After the two days the status changed to ...
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Is it okay to submit a modified journal paper that is still under review to a conference?

I have a paper submitted to a journal that is currently under review. My research supervisor now wants to then submit a similar paper to an upcoming conference, by taking an older version of this ...
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As first author, what should be included in the first formal communication [email] with other coathours

I am in the process of writing a paper ( public health/ policy) for submission collaborating with two professors. Both are supportive and interested in my project. separate meeting with both were ...
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How can co-authors check the status of a submitted manuscript in Elsevier Editorial System?

I know that after submitting a paper through Elsevier Editorial System, the corresponding author can check the status of the submitted paper online. But how about co-authors? Can the corresponding ...
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How to recognize a “Journal” paper and a “Conference ” paper, easily by superficial reading? (EE, CS) [closed]

I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: Journal are longer than conference, conferences are easier to get accepted but ...
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Publishing independent proofs of a theorem in the same journal?

In the comments here, a user suggested that when two proofs of the same theorem are obtained independently, it is a common practice (at least in physics) to submit them to the same journal. I was ...
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Major revision: is it faster to revise or to submit elsewhere? [closed]

The style of the manuscript was reviewed as being inappropriate for the style of this journal (not widely known), though the results and contents weren't attacked. A major revision is needed to change ...
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Conflict of Interest statement for journal submission

Does anyone know what "Conflict of Interest" is? I am submitting a paper to a journal, and they ask me to attach a Conflict of Interest. Is it the same as Cover Letter? Thanks in advance for any help!...
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do references count towards page limit of journal paper [closed]

I am writing a paper and the journal recommends it be 8 pages and 6000 words. I have almost 1 page of references making it difficult to cut the paper down further. Therefore do the references ...
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No reviews after 7 months of paper submission [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to IEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering (TKDE). Until now, it has been 7 months and the status of my paper is still "Under Review". It has stayed in the same ...
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About similarity Index [closed]

Regarding similarity index of research mathematics papers, I would like to know what is the acceptable similarity index for journals in average?
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Permissions to reproduce an image while writing review papers

I've seen some review papers use images from other articles under the 'adapted from [ref]' description while most others use the standard 'reproduced with permission from [ref]'. Does the former not ...
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PhD supervisor stalling research paper submission

I am currently trying to submit a research paper to a Journal, I am a PhD student in his final year. My supervisor, who provided the data for the research paper and has overseen the whole process, is ...
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What does it mean when an editor needs additional reviews despite a status of “reviews completed”?

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. After two weeks of required reviews completed status I have sent and E-mail to the editor. He replied: Your paper is still under review. We need 1 or 2 ...
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Editor not replying to emails long time after submission

My problem is the following. I submitted a paper to a journal of Elsevier almost a year ago. Although I have written many times asking about the status of the submission, my emails have been ...
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What to do when journal comments to rewrite the article?

What to do when a journal editor comments to rewrite (revise and resubmit) the article to remove similarities from another paper published in the same journal by our group. The works are different but ...
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Extended Abstract Publication

I am an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, and I presented my research as a poster at a reputable IEEE conference. In addition to this, my 2-page extended abstract was fully peer-...
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What should I do if wrong version of manuscript was uploaded and submitted to journal?

I think I may have uploaded a version of the manuscript which was loaded with markups and typos. I can’t see what was submitted now. I sent an email to the editorial staff telling them I was concerned ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...