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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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What should you do if you don't hear anything back from editor after a whole year from first submission?

I have submitted a paper more than a year ago, but still I haven't heard anything back from the editor. As of today I have no idea whether my paper has been accepted/rejected or is in a review stage. ...
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Abbreviations (abbrv.) in journal (jrn) articles (artcs)

As we all know, you typically abbreviate something the first time that particular term shows up in a paper. However, I've been told in the past that certain things in a paper should be written in ...
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Removing some citations between initial and final submission of paper

Is it considered bad practice or unethical to remove some references/citations between the initial paper submission and the final one? I submitted an 8-page conference paper, it got peer-reviewed, it ...
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Should an errata contain header and footer text and a page number?

When writing a paper and adding an errata list (spelling out some mistakes that were made in previous versions of the paper), should that list contain the same meta-information as other pages, i.e. ...
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Can I put my accepted-but-not-yet-on-IEEEXplore paper online?

I am currently hunting for research internships and going to apply for several positions. To make the admission officers accessible to my stories and experiences in further detail, I have created a ...
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What are the super cool tricks to getting published in high impact journals?

I am starting a post-doc in Cognitive Neuroscience and I am interested in publishing my work in high impact journals (e.g., Nature, Science, Behavioral and Brain Science). I have already published ...
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Are prefaces common in academic papers?

I know that sometimes (in a thesis for instance) one can thank his supervisor, family or whoever and give a small reflection on the work. A good place would be a preface, I think, though I am not sure ...
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Can I publish an article or thesis about my research without supervisor?

I am a bachelor student majoring on computer engineering and working on robotics. Last year as a part of my research, I worked together with a student and one teacher as a supervisor, so we published ...
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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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Publishing paper as a PhD student without advisor's name

I'm a Computer Science PhD student in a US university. Recently, I worked on a problem and wrote a paper. When I asked my advisor to submit the paper to a good journal (such as IEEE Trans. on ...
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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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Paper on project without any result - how to conclude

I'm reporting on an engineering project that is in its early phases. Therefore, there are no results, but there is already a quite detailed plan on how the problems in the project can be conquered. ...
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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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Using BibTeX when submitting an article

Some journals have their own bibliography styles (bst) for BibTeX. If a journal does not have its own bibliography style, am I supposed to include the content of the bbl-file into the tex-file I am ...
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Publishing large papers

I recently came across this query on a LinkedIn group. The exact query was: "Does anyone know if there are journals in image/signal processing, CV or related ares, which have no page limitation and ...
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How to withdraw my submitted paper before it has passed screen?

I submitted my paper to a reputed journal two days ago. I got a mail from the editor saying that I need to complete other forms (copyright etc) after he finishes screening. However,I hadn't received ...
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What to do when manuscript is in latex but journal requires submission in MS Word

I wrote an article containing quite a lot of maths using latex. I want to submit this paper to a given journal. However, submission guideline explicitly states that all submissions must be done in ...
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Is there a standard system example for writing papers which introduce a newly developed programming language?

I am writing a paper that describes a programming language that I am developing as part of my PhD. I think that writing the paper using an example can greatly improve how the paper is understood. Is ...
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Publishing with Elsevier - Does the manuscript have the author info?

I am uploading a paper for an Elsevier journal. The system indicates that a Manuscript should be uploaded. I don't have previous experience with this system. My question is: should the Manuscript ...
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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?

I'm applying to graduate school (CS MS/PhD) this year and I wanted to put up a copy of my papers online so that admission committees would be able to see them. The problem is one of the papers is ...
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Paper contributions and first authorship

Twelve months ago I started working on a project (which began at that time) with my advisor. Six months ago another student (refered to as A in the following) joined the project. We are now ...
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Should I resubmit a rejected paper to the same journal?

Suppose you submit a paper and it is rejected with no suggestion of resubmission, but there is substantial feedback. Do you fix up the paper, based on the feedback and resubmit? Or fix it up and ...
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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 there such thing as too many references for one paper?

I'm currently reviewing a paper that has an uncommonly large number of references compared to the average number for that particular venue (more than 60 versus around 30). This is a regular paper, not ...
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Is there a difference between an "update" to a scientific paper vs. a "new" paper in a scientific journal?

I have been doing research with a professor of mine pertaining to the topic of a well-received paper he wrote several years ago. The original paper discussed a computer program that the professor ...
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Which email address should a student use in a publication?

So my student and I are writing a paper, my question is: Among [email protected] vs [email protected] which sounds more professional? I personally submitted ...
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How to cite my own submitted but not yet published work?

I plan to submit part of my current work to conference A. I then wish to submit my whole work to a more prestigious conference B. As for the part submitted to A, there is no point of repeating it ...
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In a submitted manuscript, how (un)usual is a note "will be inserted in the final manuscript", or other meta-information to editor&reviewers?

I'm about to submit a manuscript describing a data product. In the manuscript, I will advertise that the data are available for public use under the ODC Attribution license. After submission, I will ...
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Submitting TeX to ScholarOne

I'm trying to submit a latex document to a SAGE journal using ScholarOne. I'm having a hard time. The (poor) documentation says that it accepts tex files, but the pdf it produces says that it cannot ...
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What affiliation to put on an academic paper for alumni authors?

I finished my B.Sc in CS about 6 month ago and now I am writing a paper for a conference. before when I was a student I put my university and department name below my name as an author. but now I am ...
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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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Why do some journals want figures at the end?

This is one question that probably has an archaic answer. I recently reviewed a paper for a journal that stuck all the figures at the end (with placeholders in-text). Where I publish, we typically ...
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When submitting a research paper as an independent researcher, is it advisable to have a professor look at it first?

Is it advisable to have a professor from a university look at your paper before you submit it to a journal, since they might want partial credit? and would it take the journal a longer time to referee ...
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How do you insert links to a printed report?

I want to write something along the lines of: For this I shall be using the foo library And I wish to insert a link to said library, but I am confused as how to properly write the link. Do I insert ...
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How to make your paper's materials available online? (personal webpages, Institutional server, etc?)

I would like to distribute some of the materials related to my paper (such as source code) available online. I have the option of uploading them to my personal website or to a server in my institution,...
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How to determine similarity score of new manuscript against own yet-to-publish manuscripts? [duplicate]

Considering the ethical and professional implications of self plagiarism, it is very useful to check new manuscript against old ones (which are under review and not yet published) to decrease self ...
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Waiting after a review

Regarding this question on when to ask about a manuscript's status in review I wonder (since it is happening to me): What does it mean when a paper is "with editor" for two months after a first review?...
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What are the reasons for journals to have a policy against publishing material available as a preprint?

As it can be appreciated from this list of journals with varying preprint policies, certain journals consider a preprint to be "prior publication". In other fields like Chemistry, there is a strong ...
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Changing the typeface from the official style in a conference paper

I'm a big fan of the Euler typeface for mathematical typesetting, especially compared with the standard Latin Modern. I feel somewhat justified in changing to Euler for a paper, but Euler doesn't ...
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When a conference has an abstracts and a later papers submission date, is okay to skip the abstract submission and just submit the paper?

I want to submit a paper for an ACM conference and I see that there are two dates like this: Full Papers Abstracts due: May 10, 2013 Papers due: May 17, 2013 The issue is that I am still working in ...
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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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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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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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Is it a bad idea to submit a paper merely to elicit reviewers' comments?

Some days ago I was talking with a friend of mine, who is currently a post-doc at the illustrious Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) working on humanoid robotics. He was quite disgruntled because ...
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How to negotiate with referees of your paper

I have submitted a paper several years ago and its referee process took about three years and I had to revise the paper six times to get the final approval. The paper had two helpful and knowledgable ...
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Submitting the same paper to more than one conference in economics [duplicate]

I am aware of the post relating to this topic here. However, it doesn't say anything for the paper relating to the economics. I would be glad if seasoned econ colleagues could clear out the confusion ...
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How to write a white paper for a non-academic?

I am an apprentice employed to do mechanical engineering but my real passion has always been computing. I recently came up with IMHO a good idea to help mitigate DDoS attacks on web servers. I would ...
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What will happen to my IEEE conference paper if the status of the accepted paper is "AAR"

I have been notified by the IEEE organizing committee that my paper has been accepted for their conference and requested to register. and the status of the paper is AAR. Please see the quotation below....
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Wrong article submission

I submitted an article in a Reputed journal in mathematics. It is in review process. After 4 months, i realized that there are some trivial mistakes... Article is still under review with journal. ...
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Publishing Same Research Paper on a National Conference as well as International IEEE conference

I submitted my final year research paper for a national level conference as well as international level IEEE conference. I was notified that my research paper has been accepted for the national level ...
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