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 to politely ask a co-author to remove his/her name from my manuscript?

Just found one of my very old written manuscript in my backup folder and interested to submit it to some journal. I had written a Manuscript with 7 co-authors in 2008 just 10 years before. The entire ...
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Pen name similar with real name: Zu Yangzu instead of Zu Yang for papers

East Asian countries have some very common last name. This is so common that there are 10s of millions people with the same last name. In the western tradition of citing papers by authors' last name, ...
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How to submit two separate works simultaneously to two conferences when the works are similar in a few parts?

I want to submit two separate works to two different conferences in CS field. The conference deadlines differ only by 3 weeks and one of them would be held in November while the other in September. ...
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I submitted a paper five months ago. Should I wait a little bit more for a response?

I submitted a paper to a journal five months ago. The status of the paper was 'With Editor' for the first three months. After three months from my submission, I sent the journal a polite enquiry about ...
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Slow Response from Journal: Should I withdraw a paper?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal in August and the status has been "with editor" ever since. I was concerned that it had not been sent for review for 4 months and I sent inquiries twice ...
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Finding Mistake After a Conference Proceedings

Do conferences such as IEEE allow authors to change/update a published conference paper due to some minor issues and mistakes such as equation caption errors or footnote mistakes that do not alter or ...
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Is it better to publish a few papers in one journal, or one paper each in several (equally good) journals? [duplicate]

Suppose there are several journals with the same impact factor. Is it better to submit my papers to one of them or each time I finished a manuscript it is better to submit to an equally good journal ...
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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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What is a referee in the manuscript submission process?

Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses (including countries), and e-mail addresses of five potential referees who are outside the authors' institutions and must not have conflict ...
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Are there resources for learning how to write a scientific paper?

I have very little formal training, but I believe I have some ideas to share. I have surveyed the terrain of ideas I need and have the complete picture in some haphazard form in my head. It is seeming ...
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I found a nontrivial mistake in my currently-under-review paper. Should I send a correction to the editor?

I submitted the paper to a respectable journal about five months ago. My field is mathematics, and I'm at the postdoc stage of my career. The proof of one of my theorems is more or less completely ...
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My paper was too revolutionary - reviewers at a top journal rejected it “by simply reading the title”. What now? [duplicate]

Some days earlier, in the hour of contemplation, I made an extremely critical and paradigm-shifting breakthrough in my field and then, I started writing on it for a publishing and many times checked ...
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Strategy for submission of articles to highly ranked journals

I am working on a research project that all total will probably end up lasting about two years. As the research progresses, I am writing articles about each new discovery/study, with each article ...
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Is it normal that a peer reviewer would ask for an executable file in order to check my results?

I have just received a decision letter for my submitted manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was a revise and resubmit. However one of the reviewer asked for an executable file in order to check my ...
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What's the expected level of paper for top conferences in Computer Science [closed]

What's the expected level of paper to be submitted to top level conferences in theoretical computer science (FOCS/SODA/STOC)? I think there should be four main concern: Is it a novel results? How ...
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Cover letter for journal submission (math)

I'm preparing to submit a math paper to a good general-interest journal. The page asks for a cover letter. What should this include, beyond "here's a paper for consideration"? Should there be, for ...
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What does “Awaiting Reviewer Scores” mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system?

I submitted a paper to a Taylor and Francis journal that uses the ScholarOne submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "Under Review" to "Awaiting Reviewer Scores". What does this ...
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How can I best edit a paper to help get it published?

My friend wrote a fantastic paper in their scientific field. I believe it is truly ground-breaking but it calls a lot of existing theory into question. If he's correct it will force many accepted ...
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A frequent reviewer seems to have a grudge against me. What to do?

(Asking on behalf of a friend.) I work in math, in a field where reviews are not double-blind: reviewers are anonymous, but review copies of papers include attribution. I’ve received several reviews ...
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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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Is it normal that journals strongly suggest a professional English editing service?

It is quite common for me to receive emails from the editors of a journal asking me, before or after the referees have given their approval, to review and improve my English. Then, the editor suggests ...
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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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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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Why is it forbidden by the IEEE to post 'author-submitted' papers on ArXiv?

I am reading IEEE's policy on uploading a conference paper to other venues such as arxiv. Here is the current policy: https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/. What ...
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Should I supply code along with my paper submission?

I am submitting a paper to a machine learning/computer vision conference. Is it worthwhile to include some source code of my implementation so that the reviewers can test it themselves or gain a ...
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Is it reasonable to submit a paper to a journal that I have uploaded to the Arxiv 4 years ago?

I have a paper submitted to the Arxiv 4 years ago (with another co-author). At that time, the only reason that we put the article online was that someone asked us to do that in order to cite it. ...
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How does one figure out which journals to submit a paper to?

I ask because I am finishing a paper and need to decide on which journals I'm going to submit it to, and I have never done a paper before. I know very little about this, but my general sense is that ...
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Will I be paid a percentage of the fee that readers pay to download my article? [duplicate]

I am a fresh PhD student and I have a question regarding the scientific publication process. Let's say that I have submitted a paper to a certain journal in Springer, Elsevier etc... and it has been ...
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What steps would an amateur scientist have to take in order to get a scientific breakthrough published? [duplicate]

I would like to know from an academic standpoint on what steps that an amateur scientist would have to take in order to get his/her scientific breakthrough published in a major academic journal/...
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What should I do now when this conference first sends me an “accept”, then a “reject”?

A little while back I had sent one of my works to an ACM conference -just a National level conference. I knew my work was not one of the best they were going to receive, but given the quality of the ...
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Is it OK to select an editor if I solved his conjecture?

I am about to submit a paper to a respected math journal. In this paper I solved a conjecture that was raised by a member of the editorial board (and this is one of the main reasons I chose this ...
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How to respond to an editor's post-review comments suggesting major changes I'm not willing to make?

I submitted a paper (in applied mathematics) to a journal about a year and a half ago. I received the first feedback from the Editor in Chief about a year later (the reviewing process for this journal ...
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Assume an undergrad has something worth publishing: how might (s)he get it published?

I study undergraduate philosophy. I wrote a paper (beyond the coursework) that presents a solution to one of the unsolved problems facing our conceptions of personal identity. I regard it as worth ...
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When is it appropriate to contact the editor before submission to avoid rejection without review?

Manuscripts submitted to a journal are often directly rejected by the editor without going out for review. I find this acceptable with the caveat that it's a huge waste of time having to reformat and ...
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Almost 14 months after submission the associate editor informed me they still did not start with the review process

Few days ago I received an email from the associate editor. He apologized for my paper has mistakenly been left outside of the normal review process. This happened almost 14 months after my submission....
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Soliciting pre-submission manuscript comments from people who could later be peer reviewers

Before submitting a manuscript to a journal, it is fairly common at least in my field (psychology) to circulate the manuscript in a limited way to a small number of people who are experts in the area ...
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Is there anything that has been tried to stop publication shopping

I find it very annoying as a reviewer when I get asked to review a paper several times as it gets submitted to different journals/conferences or, worse still, I help send it to the reject pile only to ...
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How to decide between sending paper to a specialized journal or to a journal with broader audience?

I work in mathematical physics. Typically, papers in my field are either published either in general math journals (Annals of Math, Transactions of AMS, Proceedings of AMS) or in specialized math ...
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If during revision process an author discovers and corrects errors not detected by reviewers, should the author inform the editor of these changes?

I recently submitted my manuscript to Journal of optics (IOP Publishing). A couple of days ago, I received an email regarding initial decision on my paper. Thankfully, it is a "moderate revision". ...
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Exact results found, but not reported

I am writing a physics paper, and I have decided not to write down explicit equations I have found since they are incredibly long. Instead I just report plots showing the behaviour resulting from ...
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Does submitting a paper in Latex format enhance the chances of acceptance?

If there is an option to submit your paper in either Latex or Word, which format should be given preference? Does it affect the chances of acceptance? My paper relates to computer science & ...
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What are the differences between Peer Reviewed Journals and Refereed Journals?

I would be interested to know the differences between peer reviewed journals and refereed journals in these aspects: Conditions for the acceptance of papers for publications. The time length of paper ...
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Referee suggests to split the paper into two. How is it done?

I recently submitted a paper to a journal. It came back with a "revise and resubmit" recommendation and two referee reports. Both of them were quite positive. One of them suggested that I remove from ...
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Should I pay for a certificate showing the quality of my manuscript before I submit it to a journal?

Some commercial services sell certificates to manuscript authors. Frequently these certificates are marketed to authors in developing countries where English is not widely spoken. These services ...
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Senior co-author is jeopardizing two years of work

I have been working on a certain paper for about two years, the first year funded and the other one pro bono. The data and methods were fixed during the first year. The data has high quality, the ...
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Co-author does not want biography+photo in paper submission

Some journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (randomly picked) require a biography and sometimes also a photo of the paper authors. Currently I have the case that a ...
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Add acknowledgments and self citations to paper only after the blind review?

I am writing a conference paper of the first time, and the conference I am targeting requires anonymized submissions for the peer review. But at the same time, we (as in, my research group) are ...
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One of the coauthors withdraws their authorship after submitting a paper

Is there a problem to change (reduce) list of authors of a paper after it has been submitted to a journal? I am one of the (ten) co-authors of this paper. After the review and changes we made in the ...
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Ramifications of withdrawing publication offer (question from student editor)?

I am the editor of a student-edited journal at a graduate school. We extended a publication offer to an author that has published with the journal in the past, and with whom I do not wish to burn any ...
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How to anonymize self-citation of source code repository in IEEE double blind peer review?

I am going to submit a paper IEEE Communications letters. In the paper, I cited my source code repository to provide an open access: ... For more detail, please refer [1] ... Reference ...