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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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Should I retract my submission to a CS conference after finding a couple of errors in manuscript?

I spotted two errors in my submission post-deadline for the first round of review (the next and final round is a rebuttal round where we can address the reviewers' comments). The errors are as follows:...
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Sharing the data and code "after" acceptance?

Is it common practice to make data and code available only after manuscript acceptance in academic publishing? Basically, I intend to provide a link to an OSF repo for my data and code, but leave it ...
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My supervisor is promoting my work (that I think has flaws) everywhere - what to do?

I am in a situation that might seems a bit odd. I published my research work in a pretty good journal. However, I believe that peer review wasn’t very strict (in my opinion). And this work is ...
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Review not needed after review

After reviewing a paper 1 month ago, I received the following email: "It has since become clear that I will not need you to review the submitted manuscript at this time." Has anyone ...
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Who has the final say in making revisions to a manuscript after it has been returned by reviewers?

You wrote a paper as first author and submitted to a journal. Months later, you get the paper back with suggested revisions from reviewers. One of your much more senior and accomplished co-authors ...
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How to find journals accepting submissions in literary criticism?

I've been trying to find academic journals looking for submissions, but when I search for literary journals, all I find are journals looking for fiction or poetry submissions, not essays. Additionally,...
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Will submitting an overly long article decrease my chance of acceptance? [closed]

After several months of work, I have almost finished a paper about an alternative axiomatization of quantum mechanics. The work is linked to the quantum reconstruction program. The problem is that the ...
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What happens if two reviewers have incompatible recommendations for a paper?

I submitted a paper to an IOP journal (classical and quantum gravity) two or three months back and two reviewers were assigned. One of them was ok with the paper and recommended it for publication but ...
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Is the approval of a co-author required after submitting a paper to a journal?

After submitting a paper to a journal, usually an email is sent to the corresponding author and the co-authors, wherein it demands the approve of them for their contributions to the paper. If the ...
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What is the proper way to submit a "response" paper without offending the one I am responding to?

I am considering submitting a response to another scholar's paper. While I assume it is always best to first approach the journal in which the original article was published, is there a "best-...
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Can I post my article to an e-print archive (like arXiv) before submitting to an APS online journal?

I have read in some discussion forum that it should be safe, but I did not find any statement about this on the APS site. If the answer is yes, does this rule apply for any e-print archive, other than ...
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Requesting multiple extension for manuscript revision and decision

We have received a major revision for a paper for an Elsevier journal at the end of April this year and initially got the deadline on May 25th. Due to tight marking deadlines and international travel ...
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Should I wait to send a revised manuscript?

We submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal. The first round of reviews came in 6 months later. We revised, resubmitted in about 3 weeks (they gave us two weeks to r&r) and we got a new, ...
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Banned from the Journal Cureus [closed]

Unfortunately, I forgot to correct the ethical approval number of my manuscript and included the approval number of an already published article. I have been informed that my article has been blocked ...
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Should one submit to a workshop and a conference at the same time, typically ACL and EMNLP?

I am currently a PhD student in NLP. Say that I submitted my work to ACL, where my paper was rejected for the main conference. Then I submitted to a workshop attached to ACL, for a deadline of June ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

I recently worked on a paper with some colleagues as second author, and suggested that we publish in an open-access journal with a decent impact factor. Our university also has an agreement with this ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

I have worked on a project for 8 months and am due to submit it in a month. Recently I found a paper (by a professor from a different university) which is very similar to mine and even goes a step ...
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What does this kind of ”Decision Pending“ mean? [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript to Talyor Francis and it went to “Decision Pending” directly after the “With Journal Administrator” stage. Is it likely to be rejected? author dashboard screenshot Thanks a ...
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I want to submit an abstract to a conference. But the results are quite preliminary. What are the chances of acceptance?

I (3 months into a PhD) have been fortunate enough to receive some funding that I must use within the next few months to go to a conference. I found a conference I would like to attend that I ...
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choose target journal, does impact factor matters? [duplicate]

Recently we submited an abstract to a conference. For that conference, publishing a proceeding paper afterwards is optional. I prefer to publish our paper to a 'higher level' conference proceedings ...
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International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research [duplicate]

I am going to publish my research article in above journal. (ISSN: 2455-6939). But when I check impact factor, 2023 is not indexed and 2024 shows as under evaluation https://sjifactor.com/passport.php?...
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What is the reasoning behind putting table and figures at the very end of submitted papers? [duplicate]

Sometimes papers I receive for review will not have the tables and figures placed in the text body where the are referenced, but instead at the very end after the bibliography. I personally find that ...
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How long do you ideally spend on reviewing a journal submission as a reviewer? [duplicate]

I am new to volunteering as a peer reviewer for a journal. I want to be helpful to the authors, but recognise that my time is valuable. I'm just wondering, how do you think about limits to time spent ...
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Time to decision/uncommunicative Journal [duplicate]

My co-authors and I submitted a paper to the Journal of Ichthyology and Herpetology at the end of February. We have not heard anything from them about the stage of our submission in the review process,...
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Can I present an article at a conference, if it has previously been put on arxiv and sent to a journal?

I have written a research article in the field of mathematics. This article has been put by me at https://arxiv.org/, which means now it is accessible by anyone, and also this article has been ...
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Should I add my affiliation as an Intern in a paper?

I am a MS student in Physics, and doing a full-time internship in research lab of a company. Recently, I worked on a paper with some of my collaborators -- unrelated to the project that I'm doing with ...
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Co-authors don't answer anymore and we still want them to be authors, what affiliations and emails should I use?

We are 4 co-authors for a paper. The four of us contributed significantly to the article, though, since approximately 6 months, two of them do not reply to the emails. Thus, we are two remaining ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

I have seen many journals that refuse to even see the revision of a manuscript once it was rejected. But here is the thing: Reviewers provide recommendations to what should be changed; editors then ...
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How to proceed when the journal does not provide a template?

I am working on publishing a review article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research or JMIR. However, I cannot find any templates that can be used to format the paper easily. LaTex templates are ...
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Confused by formatting requirements of a journal

I intend to submit my first research paper to European Sport Management Quarterly but I'm really confused about the instructions. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; ...
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Journal forces me to provide figures in .pdf format, what can I do?

Approximately one year ago, I submitted my manuscript to a Wiley Journal. The submission was in full adherence with the submission guidelines. Upon submission, the journal requested color figures in ...
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Concerns after Submitting Abstracts to a Special Issue

I am a PhD student in social sciences, currently based in the UK. I came across a CfA from a special issue published by an esteemed US university Press last month, which was quite relate with the ...
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How to select an editor?

I am about to submit a paper, and in the submission portal, I am asked to request an editor among the pool of available ones. Unfortunately, none of the available ones have worked on the topic my ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

My boss submitted my paper to a journal, but he seemed to make a mistake when he entered the authors' names in the submission form. Another one was registered as the first author, so I'd like him to ...
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How to go about publishing a paper solving a new problem [closed]

I am a computer science student in university, at work I stumbled across what I believe is a NP-Hard problem that I have an active interest to solve in it's complete form. I have no experience in ...
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Submitting a paper to a journal and then the system breaks

I've submited a paper to a journal and was able to see the peer review process of the submited paper on the system of the journal. However, after some time it looks like the system has broken! If I ...
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What to do when a math paper “under review” contains a true but not clear step in a proof?

A few weeks ago, I submitted a mathematical paper in which the main proof contains a sentence that says: “by X and by Y, then Z is true”. It turns out that, luckily, the sentence is true. However, it ...
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Can I connect with the editor on social platforms during manuscript submission or wait until the process is completed?

Suppose that I am an author of a manuscript that was submitted to a journal. During the submission process, I have came across the personal account of the editor handling my manuscript on social ...
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Should there be consequences or penalty when such mistakes published?

These days many people use GPT, but to what extent should it be used, and how come journals and many authors do not check the papers they publish? I am having a really hard time publishing my papers ...
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Why does my submission to a journal remain in review but without an associate editor being assigned? [duplicate]

My submission to a journal remains in "review" status but no associate editor has been assigned? However, EIA and an editorial assistant have been assigned. Do I need to send an email to the ...
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Better to mention a paper as "under review" on the CV, or provide a paper's arXiv link (on the CV) to a selection committee?

I have a research article (a large work that lasted years) that just went "under review", in a well-regarded journal. More or less at the same time, i.e. in around 1 week, there will be the ...
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

Several weeks ago, I submitted a comment paper/policy brief of about 800 words to a journal. The paper critiques frequent reports published by major international organizations, which I believe ...
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Can academics make a living solely out of publishing?

I live in the developing world where most of the population cannot afford to go to university. Unable to pay tuition, I relied on online material to study. However now even that is difficult because a ...
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publishing a paper in a journal with different scope

Several times I have read papers published by the journals where the scope of the publishing journal is totally different (if you consider the scope of the journal as it is explained in their homepage....
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Can we reference teaser images in our papers?

The conference I'm submitting my paper allows for teaser images. I want to reference the teaser image in the text. Is this usually allowed? If it is, what is the standard way of referencing it? I mean,...
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How do you answer questions about previous submissions?

I have always taken "Has this manuscript been submitted previously?" to mean that the journal wants to know whether you have submitted the manuscript previously to the same journal and it ...
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What should I do if I haven't received acknowlegement of submission

I submitted a manuscript to a moderately ranked journal three days ago, which has both an online submission system (OJS) and an email address for submission (this caused my initial confusion). I made ...
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Seek for co-author for motivational theory manuscript [closed]

I am looking for co-authors for my manuscript. I am a sociology student and my dissertation deals with the intersection of sociology and psychology. I have therefore adapted part of it related to ...
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Should we give page numbers to each pages of the research paper?

I had finished writing a research paper for a conference. Should I give page numbers to each of the pages. This question look so dumb. But, I am asking this because, whenever we download any research ...
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Should I include my preprints in Google Scholar after their publication in a journal, if they have been cited?

I published my manuscript on a preprint server (bioRxiv) a few months ago. We then submitted the paper to a journal for peer-review and we are currently at the final stages of it. In the meantime, my ...
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