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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How do I get a professor at a different institution to read my essay draft?

I would like to send a draft of mine to a specific professor. I would be very interested in his comments, however, I am not a student at the moment, so I am not at his institution nor at any other. ...
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Order of authors in the paper, elsevier

I wrote a paper, and my supervisor is the corresponding author of the paper, but in the PDF of the manuscript the order of authors is different (not the text we wrote as the paper, the first page of ...
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Reproduction and comparison with baseline in paper

I plan to submit an article to a top tier conference in the field of computer science. However, I have certain doubts about the right procedure to compare with state-of-the-art methods in my field. I ...
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Cheapest journal to publish in? [on hold]

I went to Statistics and Public Policy journal of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and they told me if my paper were accepted, they would charge $1500 because I have at least 14 pages. Is ...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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Where to draw the line between preprint and author-submitted paper?

I read on https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/ (mirror): Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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How I do politely indicate that I am expecting my name to be added to the paper

I am composing this question on behalf of someone but as a first person. I am a postdoc at a top university in the US. I had recently been requested by my PI to help with setting up experiments and ...
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Is my PhD adviser being unethical?

My PhD adviser and I decided to publish in Physical Review Letters. After nearly finishing the manuscript, he realized the publication cost was $800 and now instead wants to publish in a significantly ...
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Economic Reviews/Journals for High School students [closed]

I am a 10th grader and I am looking for a journal/review to publish my paper in the subject of macroeconomics. Is anyone aware of any journal/review that would allow me as a highschooler to publish ...
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Short rejection after two years [closed]

I've submitted a short paper to a well-known cs journal. It got rejected after two years with the below one para explanation. While I admit that the submission was not strong, I feel cheated because ...
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How to cite a work in a manuscript that is under review? [duplicate]

I have two manuscripts that I am ready to submit in two different journals. In the first manuscript, I have developed two models to be used for my research. Both of them are new and are an upgrade ...
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First author added random co-authors to our paper without informing me (second author)

Our paper in the computer science area has been accepted to a well-known conference and we are getting ready to submit our final draft. This is our first publication and I'm an undergraduate student. ...
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How will be determined the format of manuscript before submission to journal?

I would like to submit my paper to a math journal. In the section of instructions for authors there is the following statement which I am confused of its meaning, may you please help me to sort out of ...
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Can I include a Table/Figure which is mentioned on the “discussion” section, after the Conclusion section? [closed]

Can I include a Table/Figure which is mentioned on the "discussion" section, after the Conclusion section? I have a large figure, which is causing a big blank gap as I have to put it in a whole page.
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Sending a manuscript to editor of journal before submission to journal

I submitted my manuscript to two journals online (not at the same time). During the process of submissions I was asked to determine the editor and I selected the same editor in both journals. Need to ...
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How to participate in a remote IEEE Conference, due to politics problems in my country?

Today I study in Chile, and I have an accepted paper at an international conference of the IEEE of good level. I need that participation since it will help me in my Postgraduate program, but I'm ...
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how to format computer code in APA style

If a psychological methods journal only specifies that the entire manuscript has to be in APA style, how should I format computer code snippets in the manuscript to be submitted? I see nothing ...
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Is it possible to submit to Nature Toolbox?

Recently, I found this list of journals that accept articles describing open-source software. In the list, Nature Toolbox is mentioned. I looked it up and found that it is a category within Nature, ...
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Uploading paper drafts before first-time publication

I am half-way through a Masters degree in Logic and Philosophy of Science following a BSc in Astrophysics. Although I've dreamed for years about getting a paper published, I still haven't submitted ...
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How to Present an (Essentially) The Same Proof, in a Different, Earlier Working Paper, in a Present Paper?

I was requested to provide a simple proof for a side assertion made in one of my submissions. Regarding feasibility, it can be done; but the simplest proof that I came up with is already present in ...
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Publishing a second paper which is an extension of the first paper- same methodology, problem formulation and literature review

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal and it is currently under review. I have also written a second manuscript which is essentially an extension of the first manuscript. The first manuscript ...
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Why would a conference ask for a title page if the submitted paper has been submitted somewhere else?

I am in the process of submitting a paper to a conference. In the submission page I read: Title Page (Mandatory if multiple submissions, submitted to a pre-print archive, or substantial overlap ...
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Received comments from reviewers with major revision. Is it worth pursuing? [closed]

I recently received the reviewer comments for the work submitted to a decent journal. In the comments, the reviewers advised me to revise the manuscript. The editor noted that "If you are prepared to ...
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Major fallacy in accepted manuscript

I have submitted a manuscript around two months ago. The reviewers gave me generally good comments, and the editor suggested "minor revision". Problem is, I think the main part of my manuscript have ...
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Paper status “Accept with Shepherd”. What does it really mean?

Recently, one of my works have received the status of Accept with Shepherd. We have received many suggestions from the reviewers. I'd like to know in more detail in which real status is my paper and ...
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Graduation paper submitted to conference, suddenly demoted to third author?

I submitted a thesis to graduate as a Master's student at a European university approximately half a year ago. With my verbal approval, my uni submitted my work to a leading conference in the field of ...
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Would it be weird to give a github version of a paper to a reviewer?

And, would there be an appropriate way to do this? Basically, I have a paper in a mathematical field that has gone back and forth a few times with a reviewer. Since the document is in TeX, it is ...
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Is copy-editing/typesetting the only step in the publishing process where someone other than the author makes changes to the manuscript?

I have not published a scientific paper before. I am trying to understand the publishing process. As far as I understand, no changes are made to the manuscript by anyone other than the author(s) ...
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Does journal access significantly influence choice in which journal to publish in? [closed]

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier this year following disputes on higher costs and reduced rights to a number of journals. My lab has published numerous papers in ...
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What can I do if I don’t completely understand a paper?

Our team finished a paper 3 months ago. However, we use a result from another paper in a very top journal (one of the best). There are quite a lot misprints and somewhat mistakes. We can fix most of ...
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Is it appropriate to send out a manuscript under review to a professor?

I have a MPhil and planning to start my PhD soon. I sumbitted a manuscript to a popular journal in the field. After two rounds of major revisions, the editor is requesting a minor revision now. I ...
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About a problem with finding potential referee for my manuscript

I asked this question About withdrawing manuscript in academia about one month ago. At that time, I decided to wait more and sent the editor in chief the name of three potential referees. Today I sent ...
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As an Undergraduate student can Join at conference with Full research paper? [closed]

I am Hasnain Imtiaz Sakib. Under graduate student (2nd year) from University of Dhaka. I have been selected and my abstract has been selected for "6th World media and mass communication conference ...
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Should I be an author on another PhD student's paper if I went to their meetings and gave advice?

My PhD supervisor (in the field of artificial intelligence) invited me to several meetings with another PhD student. Since I have more knowledge than my supervisor in some topics, I made many ...
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How to write a letter to an editor for pointing out needed corrections in my submitted journal manuscript

Few days back I communicated a paper in a journal and some silly mistakes are there. While citing some other author's paper in my paper, instead of reference number it is showing a sign of question ...
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Balanced number of sections in paper?

Longer monographs should have an odd number of chapters [the Internet,1700-xxxx]. Does this rule also apply for papers? I've got a paper with four chapters and I'm wondering if I should make it ...
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Submit to arxiv prior to a conference or journal [duplicate]

I'm about to apply for phd soon. I have several papers that I'm currently working on that are almost finished. That said, there is probably not enough to publish them on time. I think it might be a ...
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Springer special issue status

I submitted a paper to a special issue of a Springer journal. The notification was supposed to be few days ago. On that day, the current status became "review completed" and "Submissions with ...
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Editor reviews paper directly

Is it possible for an editor to review the paper directly without inviting another reviewer if the editor feels familiar with the content studied in the paper?
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can my paper be excluded from the conference proceedings after attending and presenting? [closed]

I received a very weird email from an international conference committee, stating that their society (who organised the conference) reviewed the content of my paper and finally decided to exclude it ...
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My paper was under review for two days and now is 'Awaiting AE Recommendation'. What does this indicate?

I submitted a research paper to a journal. After one day the status was EA assignment pending and after two more days it was under review. But only after two days under review the status changed to “...
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Transactions journal with impact 2.5 or IEEE internet of things journal with 9 [closed]

I have to choose between a transaction journal on Network science and engineering with impact factor ( 2.5) and IEEE internet of things journal with 9 impact. I know that people prefer transactions ...
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How do I cite sources in a math paper

I've written a paper that [still] seems original to me and feedback tells me it needs work. The paper is about Pythagorean triples which has been done for ages but I've yet to find prior art on the [...
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What are the steps and resources I can use to publish a math paper? [duplicate]

I've spent years writing a math paper I call "A study of Pythagorean Triples" and I would like to publish. I've written and re-written for accuracy and clarity and I ported it from Word to TexShop ...
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What are examples of epic refereeing? [closed]

From time to time a paper is submitted that has (at least) one of the following characteristics : extreme length technical tour de force obfuscated/confusing wording What are examples in your area ...
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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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What is the industry standard for the level of technical detail when writing about machine learning for a paper in a science journal?

I am writing a paper which utilizes machine learning to guide clinical decisions regarding a certain disease. This paper will be submitted to some neonatology journals in the next couple months, but I ...
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Using large parts of a research paper

I am writing a (maths) paper that generalises an earlier work, and aplies it to something slightly different. The problem is, I am literally having to step through the previous paper, and point out ...