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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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Submitting to a conference without my advisor's input or approval?

I am a PhD in CS student in USA. I will be submitting 2 manuscripts in September to a computer science conference (ACM CHI). I have been working on one of the papers with my advisor and the other ...
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Publishing a paper - not enrolled in university [duplicate]

I've never delved deeper into this but I'm still curious: do I need to be enrolled in a PhD to publish scientific papers? I have a MSc but I regularly read research papers of not-so-great-a-quality ...
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What does 'substantial similarity' really mean?

I got puzzled by the definition of 'substantial similarity'. Here is the case. I dealt with two related problems, say P1 and P2, that could be treated in the same mathematical framework. I aimed to ...
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What should I do if wrongfully approved a manuscript while references were incorrect?

I submitted a manuscript to a Springer journal four days ago. After the system built PDF of the manuscript from the latex and image files, I checked the images but due to my tiredness, I forgot to ...
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Can I ask conference chair to give me an early result?

I have submitted a paper in one of the top conferences in our field (IEEE Globecom 2018). Now, since this was my first time, I submitted to the symposium and now I realize that there are Workshops ...
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Why there isn't provision for writing comment on published articles like social media? [closed]

Although there is system for writing comments on an article by proper submission through editorial system. But sometime, we feel need of commenting on article like; the content is very good or content ...
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submission of paper to journal/ conf containing confidential data after leaving an institution

Please refer to the link Prelude My research paper is almost completed and I have submitted a draft to my boss recently. My research tenure ends on the end of July. I was told (today) that I would ...
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Should I upload my conference paper to extended (but entirely novel) Journal submission?

I am submitting my journal article to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. This is a completely new work. However, initial results have been submitted to IEEE Globecom 2018 (the result will be ...
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Selecting a journal for a review: Generalist or specilized journal? [closed]

I am writing a review about statistical methods used in community ecology and I have to submit it to a peer-reviewed journal. This is my first publication and I really don't know which journal to ...
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Should I write a paper describing my comparisons and user guides for free tools? [closed]

I have already done a project for an organization about android non-functional testing and now they've forced me to write a paper about that. I have read many scientific papers but I've not written ...
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When would they reject a paper in case of violating the double-blind review policy?

a month ago i submitted my paper to double-blind review conference, and their notification date is one month from now. However, i had presented the work (in an abstract way) 3 months ago in a small ...
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Copyright and Plagairism Policy for Reviewers of a Rejected Paper

I've read today a paper about my research field that seems similar to my submission (rejected) to a conference. It includes ideas, some scientific elements, and concepts but is not exactly a word-to-...
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What does it mean when APS editors ask us to “list first page” for some refferences?

Basically the title. I don't understand what the editors are asking from us? Are they asking us to make a list out of the first page of these references, e.g. by copying and pasting them into a file ...
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All Reviewers Assigned : Nature Communications revised manuscript: What does it means? [duplicate]

I have a revised manuscript which I submitted to Nature Communications. The status of the manuscript says 'Reviewers Assigned' for about 24 days. What does it mean? Is it under review by the reviewers?...
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Copyright issue regarding creating an image by using other images taken from a website

I need to use images related to "cricket umpire signals" in my paper. I want to create a new image by putting some of these small images together along with graphs and comments next to them. But my ...
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Ethics of/rules regarding submitting multiple presubmission inquiries

It is well-established (and typically spelled-out in journals' instructions to authors) that is unacceptable to submit a single manuscript to multiple journals for peer review simultaneously. However, ...
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Is increasing the DPI of a low resolution image a good idea?

Today after a paper of mine got accepted I received this from the publisher (Elsevier): We have received the above article for publication, unfortunately figures x1, x2 and x3 are of low ...
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Is it necessary to add experiment to my designed framework for a journal

I'm working a framework X and trying to publish it in IEEE Communication Magazine. But, due to its limitation on the number of text and figures, I wonder it is necessary to add any experiment or proof-...
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Manuscript transferred from editor to editor [duplicate]

I recently submitted a manuscript for publication, and soon after received a message saying that it was "with Editor". A few days later, I received a message saying it was "transferred to Associate ...
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I forgot to add preprint submission (BioRxiv) before the actual journal submission, what can I do now?

I was entrusted to do the entire submission process on my own (previously done by the PI) as a learning process, so I am learning by trial and error. I was supposed to initiate and complete all the ...
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What does a managing editor do in scientific journal editorial board?

I need to contact the editorial board of a journal I recently submitted an article to about an issue, and I am having some thoughts as to who would be the appropriate person to contact. I know that ...
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How do I modify the abstract in Arxiv (without changing the paper)

I recently changed the location of a link to be in the abstract part. While it works perfectly in the paper, the link doesn't work of Arxiv (the main page) because it's in the end of a sentence and ...
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How to inform the editorial office that a special discount has been received?

I just submitted an article in a special issue. This article is based on a talk given in a conference, and we received a discount. So after I submitted the article, the website told me to contact the ...
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Whether to share at thesis defense where I have submitted pertaining papers to

I have submitted journal articles that come from my thesis. When defending the thesis, is it a good idea to give the names of the journals to which those pertaining papers were submitted to?
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Is it okay to ask a journal for review reports as they are available?

The typical review time for a 1st decision in my field is 4-6 weeks. It has been nearly 12 weeks since initial submission of a piece of work by a student who just graduated and will leave the lab in ...
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Is it considered self-plagiarism if I submit a part of my own paper as another 2-page demo paper for demonstration purposes?

Recently I submitted an IEEE conference paper about an open-source machine learning project/framework related to mobile networks. Now, I also want to demonstrate its features at another IEEE ...
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Suggestions to turn an “accepted, pending revisions” into an “accepted”

As far as I understand "accepted pending revisions" is not the same as "submission accepted". What are some important things to keep in mind while revising the submission in order for it to be ...
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Hesitation about writing a paper

The situation maybe a little bit unusual, and I am asking for your opinion. I have taught an undergraduate course on differential geometry of curves and surfaces last Fall semester. One of the ...
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Minor editorial error during minor revision. Should I notify the editor or just correct it?

I recently submitted a manuscript to a prestigious journal in my field. The manuscript is now under "minor revision" status and the reviewer only asked me to provide percentages in one of the table. ...
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Major Revision on Experiment Conducted

Context: A paper has been conditionally accepted (subject to my major revision). Main issues that have been raised by two reviewers are: The author should compare the testing times of different ...
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Translate articles and submit them in other journals

May I do the following? I have published some academic papers in my mother tongue language in not well known academic journals of my country. Can I translate these papers into English and submit them ...
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What to do when the tools I am supposed to compare my work with are no longer maintained and functional?

Recently I got a review asking me to compare my work with a few more works in the same domain. Now in my work, I developed a tool, and have made it publicly available. I have been asked by the ...
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Should I mention my university name when publishing a paper if I'm tenured teacher but not researcher?

I'm teacher in a French university (I don't know if the right english term is 'tenured', I mean I'm hired permanently in this university, not temporarily), but I don't have any research role and I'm ...
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Research topic already covered, change direction or what?

The previous days i begun with a research project on economic impact of physical disasters, and in the mean time , I found a paper with the same topic published 10 years ago (Sample period 1980-2003). ...
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Can PhD Thesis be converted into Three IEEE Journal Papers (same as they are in Thesis)?

The students of the laboratory in which I worked for follows the below rule: 1) In four to five years, they publish three-four IEEE papers. 2) Merge all those papers into a single document and ...
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How to provide an anonymous copy of work online?

It may seem odd, but I need to put an anonymous part of my work (an algorithm) online. Well, it should be available online as I want to refer to it in a single-blind submission (but not as the ...
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Should a reviewer trust promises made in the rebuttal?

Many Computer Science conferences offer a rebuttal phase, and it often does not require the authors to upload an updated version. Instead, the authors clarify things and many also make promises. What ...
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What happens to draft of a revision in ScholarOne(Forgetting to submit the draft)

Recently I created a revision of my paper in Scholar One. However, because of some circumstances, I just forgot to submit it. How should I proceed? The journal had a revision submit link which became ...
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Can a student write their undergraduate thesis on the main result of a paper under review for a journal?

I think it's fairly common practice to isolate some parts of a thesis, if interesting enough, and publish them as a paper after properly changing structure and style. Is the opposite possible, if ...
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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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First author submits manuscript before final approval of all co-authors

A first and corresponding author has submitted a co-authored manuscript after having circulated a near-final draft. She has freely accepted some comments of her colleagues' and rebutted others, but ...
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Journal submission cover letter: length and references

I wrote a cover letter that takes 2 pages: 1 for the main text explaining the purpose of the research and why it is important, and 1 consisting of my name and institutional details plus references. 1)...
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Publishing working paper before submission to peer-reviewed journal

Could the fact that I publish a working paper in a WP-series at the institution where I am doing my PhD jeopardise my chance to have it accepted in a peer-review journal? Since I know it might depend ...
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Paper status has not changed since first time I submitted it

I submitted a paper recently to an elsevier journal. It has been about 19 days and the paper status is still "With journal". Is it appropriate to email the journal, or shall I wait for a few more days?...
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If my article submission is rejected while my PhD thesis is being examined, do I have to tell the examiners?

Because I submitted two journals, and my scholarship just about to end which I have just finished and approved by my supervisors. So, yep. I wonder if it is necessary to tell the examiners of the ...
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Status changes from under review by AE to submitted [duplicate]

I am submitting a paper to a journal that uses ScholarOne tracking system. It is more than 3 months now. The status changes: Submitted -> Under review by AE (one week) -> Under review by referee (2 ...
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Is it ethical/legal to publish Master thesis manuscript as a journal paper?

I have submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library. It is completely new work (never published before to any journal or conference). Now, I want to submit my Master thesis to a ...
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Is it appropriate if my current affiliation is different from the ending of my email address?

I have a permanent email aliasing from my previous institute. My current academic affiliation (let's pretend it is Horvord University) does NOT give me a permanent email address. Now, I am going to ...
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Can I update my conference paper?

I submitted a conference (one of the best one in the subfield) paper in last minute and it was later accepted a few days ago. While waiting for the final acceptance, I found some errors and a few ...
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A reviewer of my paper told me that “TABLES & FIGURES: too many and difficult to follow in text” What does this mean?

A reviewer of my paper told me that "TABLES & FIGURES: To many and difficult to follow in text. Not optimized for readers" What does this mean? What should I work on to improve my paper?