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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Can I ask the editor for rapid processing (rapid peer review) in the cover letter of my paper submission?

I'm a PhD student and I need to (almost desperately) squeeze in another paper for my dissertation in the next 6 months. Is it acceptable to explain my situation to the editor and ask to set a tighter ...
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Is there a more positive term for “desk rejection”?

I wish to ask a journal's editor if my manuscript will be "desk rejected" (for, if not, it will be peer-reviewed). He and I both know what that means, but I'd rather say it without prejudicing my ...
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Is it common that my work is wasted since a collaborator who is the first author does not submit the manuscript that I have worked on?

I am a postgraduate student at a research-oriented university. I had spent about 2 months to work on a project. I collaborated with another postgraduate student who is the first author. In the ...
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What time can be considered enough to withdraw my submission? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an ESCI journal. It has been over 1 month since I submitted but the status shows "with editor". I mailed the editor to check the status of my manuscript. The editor ...
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Acknowledgment to a referee of a different journal who previously rejected an article

I received a referee report on one of my articles. The report is amazing and gives me wonderful directions to improve my work however he rejected the article. Now I rewrote the article considering his ...
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Same problem solved in a totally different way

If I solved a already solved recent problem with a totally different method, can I communicate my solution in a journal? How likely is the acceptance of my paper?
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Not grammatically strong [closed]

I am an undergraduate student from India. English is my third language and I am not grammatically sound in it. How bad could it be for my career (in academia) and how can I improve on it.
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What is the probability of rejection for a long-time-review in the revised version of a manuscript?

At the January of the current year, I have submitted a paper to a high-rank math journal. After around 10 weeks review time and 4 weeks editorial time, a decision of reject-and-resubmit was made (1 ...
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No reviews after 7 months of paper submission [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to IEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering (TKDE). Until now, it has been 7 months and the status of my paper is still "Under Review". It has stayed in the same ...
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When asking for an extension to submit revisions, should I mention that I am no longer in academia?

I submitted a paper to a journal 6 months ago. I finally heard back from them now, and they would like revisions in 6 weeks; for another round of review. Since submitting that paper, I've submitted ...
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Is it appropriate to send the abstract to the editor and ask him if my paper is a good fit with the journal?

There is a very good journal in my area, but I have never submitted any paper there. Now I have a new study, which I think might be a fit with the journal but I'm not sure. So I want to send the ...
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Elsevier Journal waiting time after review process [duplicate]

I have submitted a revised manuscript that has been "under review" again for the past 7 months. After a long wait, I have written a polite email to editor inquiring about a long delay in the revised ...
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Do all authors have the right to access LaTeX source code of the PDF manuscript uploaded to a journal's portal by the corresponding author?

I am a PhD student about to graduate (finished defense/Viva, pending final thesis corrections and final upload before conferral of degree). I am a co-author on a manuscript for a journal article. ...
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How to validate and submit for publication a paper as a graduate student?

While attending a graduate course on an engineering subject (reliability of complex systems) I had an idea about a different approach to a known problem. The application of this different method to a ...
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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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How to get the address of a journal's editorial department and use it in a cover letter

I am writing a cover letter for submitting a manuscript to Computers & Graphics (Elsevier) journal. I saw a template for a cover letter of a different journal (AJPS), which goes as: December 26,...
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What is the chance of an 'invited manuscript submission' to be accepted?

I recently submitted a manuscript in a reliable journal in my field through 'invited manuscript' scheme. This is my first time to do such a thing since I mostly publish my paper on a regular ...
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Authors' names and links while submitting for a double-blind review

I am about to make a submission to a computer science conference which adopts a double-blind policy. The submission is through EasyChair portal. My questions are as follows: Should I remove all ...
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We have a multi-author conference paper. What to do if one co-author does not respond when extending it to a journal paper?

We have a multi-author conference paper. However, when we try to extend it to a journal paper, one co-author does not respond (and thus we cannot obtain permission of the submission). The extended ...
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What is the benefit of submitting to a special conference session instead of the regular track?

Assuming that I want to submit a paper related to the topic X to conference Y in CS, and there is a special session in that conference which covers the topic X; in that case, is the best choice to ...
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Permissions to reproduce an image while writing review papers

I've seen some review papers use images from other articles under the 'adapted from [ref]' description while most others use the standard 'reproduced with permission from [ref]'. Does the former not ...
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How to evaluate conference applicants (presentations, panels, etc.) for a small conference? [closed]

I am assisting in arranging a small conference in a highly mixed topic. There will be hard scientists, soft scientists, makers/creators/artists, researchers from many different fields etc. I'm ...
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Question regarding papers under review [duplicate]

After submitting a paper to a journal, the paper will be sent to a reviewer by editor in such a way the name of authors will be hidden for referee. In some cases in the list of references, sometimes ...
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Can I pay a professor for revising my paper?

I have written a manuscript but cannot find someone to help edit it, but I want to submit to a good conference. So can I pay an unacquainted professor to help revising my paper? Thanks!
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How to handle unprofessional negative reviews from a journal? [duplicate]

My problem is similar to this this and this question, but still slightly different. I am facing the problem that my paper was rejected form a journal (with the option to resubmit to the same journal ...
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Any possible solution for this submision mistake?

I recently have submitted a CVPR conference paper (double blind) and made a horrible mistake! I finished the remaining part of the paper one day before the deadline, and I made a copy of the files ...
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Is applying existing methods to known problems a novel contribution? [closed]

I am a new PhD student. If I use existing methods to solve existing problems, but no one has applied these methods to solve these problems, is such a procedure a sufficiently new contribution for a ...
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My legal/moral rights against editors [closed]

And no, it is not ok as it works. One year to review a 10 pages paper is not ok. The process is just not working and authors should have legal rights against editors/journals. I submitted a paper to ...
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What to do if your editor does not reply and there is no one else to contact?

The situation is like this. I made a new submission to a journal via their website; I am under the impression that an author would automatically receive a copy of the generated PDF file for review and ...
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Publishing figures without embedding them?

I am preparing my first article to be published in a journal. According to the journals guidlines: Figures should be high quality (600 dpi for black& white art and 300 dpi for color). Figures ...
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Asking for Editor comments even before submitting to the journal, Is it ethical?

I had written a manuscript and had got it verified by a Professor (as it was closely related to some of his work) who said it was correct. I later came to know that he is also an editor of a reputed ...
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Publishing paper in a journal from another field

Am doing a PhD in computer science. Can I publish my paper in an international journal of pure and applied mathematics?
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Is it okay to submit article to Journal B despite contacting editors of Journals A & C?

I've been trying to find a suitable journal for my manuscript. There are many journals that seem to be acceptable homes for my paper, but their aims and scopes do not overlap with my paper 100%. I've ...
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Submitting a paper, and presenting it at a conference - conflicts?

So, sorry if this is a daft question... I've recently completed a paper that I'm hoping to submit to a journal later this week. I think we have something important to say, and I want to ...
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I received an acceptance letter. Before publication the EIC rejected!

March 2018: I submitted my paper in a Q2 journal. The Editor in Chief (EIC) approved for peer review. He sent it to Editor for Europe. April 2018: I was asked by the Editor for Europe to re-submit it ...
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Examples of harmless mistakes (on purpose) in submitted papers [closed]

Some paper reviewers feel the pressure to criticize something in order to appear competent. Sometimes they feel this pressure due to huge blank form fields for criticism in the reviewing system. As a ...
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What is the meaning of “To appear” for submitted papers

In some C.V. I see the statement "To appear in X Journal" in front of some papers. What is the exact meaning of that? Does it mean that the paper has been submitted to X journal?
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Writing High-Quality Research Papers [closed]

I have submitted a manuscript to a reputable journal, the article was rejected because it didn't pass the grammar check. The journal editor also mentioned the low quality of the figures. My ex-...
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How can I ask an unacquainted professor to collaborate with me?

I have read several papers written by the professor and want to ask for him to collaborate with me, that is, to help revise my paper and finally make it publish. I'm concerning with: 1) is it okay ...
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Could I submit an abstract for a conference prior asking my supervisor permission about it?

I would like to submit an abstract for a poster presentation, I'm just worried that if I tell my supervisor before submitting, she might say I shouldn't do it, because she rarely wants me to be away ...
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What should I do when my work has been published by my supervisor without my knowledge?

I had worked on a project for my bachelor thesis in 2012 and in 2013, I moved to Germany for further study. Now when I am facing several interviews for Ph.D. and the supervisors ask if I have ...
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How do conferences / journals select reviewers?

When you submit a paper / manuscript to a peer-reviewed venue, the organizers usually forward your work to 2-3 other "experts in your field" to assess your work. I'm curious how this process of ...
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Suitable avenues (repositories) for self-publishing own figures (illustrations) under CC-BY-NC-ND prior to journal's final acceptance

My colleague and I are planning to submit a manuscript to an academic journal. As per the journal's policy, the publisher retains the copyright for all content. However, the journal is happy to ...
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Submitting a paper to a new journal with responses for the rejection to the first journal

I submitted my paper in IEEE Transcations of XXX and got a rejection. But the comments were really helpful and has helped me a lot in improving the paper. But, unfortunately, I cannot resubmit that ...
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Quoting instrument prices in a scientific paper

I’m writing my first scientific paper as a PhD student and it’s a comparison of 6 different instruments that measure precipitation. The instruments differ massively in terms of cost, and their ...
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What exactly the reviewers mean by saying “the contribution/novelty is limited”?

I sometimes receive a comment from 1-2 of my reviewers saying something similar to "the contributions and novelty of the work/method is limited". Consider it in the context of CS where you develop ...
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Should papers peer reviews be done publicly? [duplicate]

Three reviewers assessed my paper and all of them rejected it (weak reject), and to be honest I am not so mad about the rejection. One of the reviewers gave really good feedback and his arguments ...
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How to prepare a good response to referee reports when I have a weak reject and two accepts?

I received a weak reject, an accept and a strong accept from a top-tier conference in CS. So, I need to prepare a careful rebuttal response! The problem is that the weak-reject reviewer did not ask ...
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How to respond in the rebuttal phase when the reviewer's concern is a blind review issue?

I recently received the reviewers' feedback for my paper and I need to respond them in their questions in the rebuttal phase. One reviewer (who also gave me a weak reject) mentioned that one of my ...
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When writing about something done in another paper, should I write referring to the study itself or to the author?

Should I write: Click et al. (2018) through a linear regression analysis for the period 2000 - 3000 , carried out an analysis of the relationship between x and y. In the presence of structural breaks,...