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 edit the pre uploaded full text article on ResearchGate

I found my article pre uploaded on ResearchGate. But the fact is, I updated it and republished it in the same journal and it has same DOI. I want to delete the older version of the article from ...
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Waiting for one more reviewer due to being unresponsive - what to expect? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to an Economics journal in September 2019. It was assigned to reviewers in October of the same year. When being assigned, I was told by the journal office, that the review ...
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Is it a good idea to add cross references in conclusion

Is it a good idea to add cross references in Conclusion section of a research article? For example, can we refer to results described in previous section of paper in the conclusion section? Any ...
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Reviewers had questions about why my supervisor wasn't on manuscript

I completed my MS by research under a supervisor. There was considerable delay in completing because my supervisor suddenly lost interest in research midway through my program. I had sent him a ...
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What are some reasons to get your work rejected? [duplicate]

I have submitted one of my work in a good journal (impact factor 6) and I got rejection after a few weeks. Though I was pretty sure that I covered all the experiments or stuff they can ask for. The ...
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Reviewer questioned credibility of paper and results after first revision, which led to us finding a major error. Should we revise or withdraw?

I and my team members worked on a machine learning paper to predict pass and fail on a standard academic test. The paper was submitted to a reputable journal. The first review came-back with a lot of ...
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What to do when I’m not affiliated with an academic institution and submitting a manuscript? [duplicate]

I am seeking to re-establish my research career after a 7-year career break. The first step involves submitting a paper to a peer reviewed journal which reports a study that was conducted 7 years ago. ...
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How can I submit to Springer? What is the format [closed]

I already published in Arxiv one article, and now I want to submit to springer's journal "International Journal of Computer Vision". In the section 'about' they provide a Latex macro.. I don'...
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What to write in journal cover letter when research was conducted several years ago

I am in the process of submitting a paper to a peer reviewed journal. The paper reports a study that was conducted 7 years ago. In the cover letter to editors that I have prepared, I point out that ...
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About writing to editor of a journal to identify serious mistake in a published article

I am reading a paper published in a SCI-core journal. After a very careful and tedious evaluation, I have come to the conclusion that the authors have made serious mistakes. Should I write to the ...
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How to cite a journal paper which do not have a page number?

I was very annoyed with the Elsevier's journals. Many of them do not provide the page number of the paper. For example, see, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165168420302176 You can ...
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How does the CRediT system work?

I'm preparing a submission to Royal Society Biology Letters, and they also require that each author's CRediT contribution is provided. I'm not familiar with this (I usually publish in engineering ...
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Participants had to be rejected - where and how do I explain that in my paper?

I recruited N participants for an eye tracking study and had to reject the data of 3 participants because of bad recording quality or technical issues. Where should I report that the data for 3 of ...
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Is the Octogon Mathematical Magazine still accepting paper submissions?

Is the Octogon Mathematical Magazine still accepting paper submissions? The latest contents in the Archive section is Volume 20. No. 1 April, 2012, though I am not particularly sure if this website ...
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Second revision, one of the reviewers said I should completely rewrite paper with new ideas and methods, because it is not innovative

I have revised my initial manuscript with a major revision after the first decision. After long months of waiting, I received reviewing results with another major revision. Two reviewers were ...
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Can I send an email to the journal editorial board explaining a specific situation about the status of my paper?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal, and the status is "Submitted to Journal". That was a week and a half ago. I know it's not a long time, but I have an additional issue. I just need the ...
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Acknowledging Someone in a Research Paper [duplicate]

We finished preparing a manuscript and there is a researcher who helped and advised us on many aspects of the research. I know this may sound trivial but I would like to ask if it is required from me ...
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Are the IEEE Standardized Keywords Madatory For The Index Terms Section?

In an IEEE paper template, it has been mentioned that "Keywords should be taken from the taxonomy" and they gave a list of keywords, they have also mentioned elsewhere that these keywords can make an ...
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Is it ethical to withdraw paper that received poor reviews in first phase of reviewing and resubmit it without significant revisions?

Many conferences in my field use two-phase reviewing: in the first phase, 2-3 reviewers review the paper; their reviews are made available to the authors; the authors are given a chance to respond; ...
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Is it worth submitting a paper to journal-first track of a conference?

Some of the prestigious conferences in Computer Science and Engineering have a "journal first" track. In that track they accept recent papers from selected journals. An example is https://2020.esec-...
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Remove author identifying information and resubmit. Is it too much time 2 weeks later?

I submitted a manuscript to a Taylor & Francis journal. Three days later they asked me to remove author identifying information from the anonymous manuscript before they could send it for review, ...
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Will similarity index in an unpublished yet accepted conference paper count after its journal version appeared online [closed]

I submitted my conference paper to IEEE ICC. It took nearly 4 months in decision. During waiting time, I also submitted its 2 extended versions to 2 different journals. The conference paper met ...
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Asking name to be taken off a paper

I am asking about the etiquette for getting my name taken off a paper. In grad school I did a collaboration with a PI and the results were limited but okay and I used a very specific microscope to ...
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Ethicality of submitting a manuscript without a peer's name on it if they didn't contribute and you didn't pursue their edits?

I work at a very large institution with multidisciplinary faculty and staff, and I was acquainted with someone (we'll call him Dr. StackExchange) by a close friend of mine for a collaboration prospect,...
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Difference between a research paper and technical note

What is the difference between "Research Article" and "Technical Note"? What purpose do they serve?
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Should I suggest my sources as reviewers?

Authors are often asked to suggest reviewers for their article. In my own experience, the principal domain experts I can suggest are often the authors whose work I have cited, but suggesting them ...
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What is the “initial screen” for displaying a journal's copyright?

I submitted my first journal paper to IEEE today, and when I considered posting it on ArXiv just to be safe from scooping, I noticed that IEEE has a policy for submitted content, which does not ...
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Paper rejected due to short reference list

Recently I submitted a paper to a journal and I got the following feedback from the Editorial Office: The reference lists of manuscripts submitted to our journal should include a variety of English-...
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What software program do most use in the health sciences for preparing paper for submission to journal? [closed]

I am submiting my first paper for publication without any academic setting or advisor. What software programs do researchers/writers use to submit papers for publication?
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Bad answer to a bad peer-review

I submitted a paper together with other people to an important journal. A couple of days ago we received the answer from the editor and the paper was rejected (I was 3rd author) with very bad comments....
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Acknowledgement in papers

I have helped a scientific(math) author to find a reference and I have corrected several errors in his paper. Should he acknowledges me when he publishes his paper? Will that affect my academic career ...
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Publishing Ethics: not listing Professor's name

I did summer research work with a Professor who is not my adviser. He gave me a big topic (big enough that doesn’t help you to navigate to a specific area) and but didn’t contribute much. Now after ...
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Some co-authors unresponsive when I asked for consent for submission to biorXiv

In short - wrote an article, sent the manuscript to all co-authors and asked for consent for submission and for feedback, if any. After most of the co-authors replied, I made some small tweaks to the ...
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Ethical implications of withdrawing a paper during the rebuttal phase and submitting it somewhere else

I have submitted a paper at a certain conference that has a rebuttal phase (authors are presented with initial reviews and can write a rebuttal, which will be used for the final decision). Based on ...
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Simultaneously submitting, one paper got rejected, other didn’t - what to do?

There is a result R and teams T and U. Team T submitted into a journal result R, but not on Arxiv. Team U then submitted result R to Arxiv, without knowing about the submission of Team T. Team U also ...
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What should you do if coauthor refuses to work on paper and refuses to consent to submit it? [duplicate]

My old PhD adviser and I had a falling out. We wrote a paper together, it is done at this point in my eyes. He "disagrees". Near the end of revisions the edits became more and more banal and even flip ...
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PhD student who should be the correpsonding author [duplicate]

I am a PhD student, should I put my supervisor as the corresponding author, will this increase my chance of publication?
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How can I write a research paper as 'original contribution'?

I have been told by the editor that the paper does not have original contribution to literature development. However the framework is derived from the past literature with complete citations and ...
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What's involved in reviewing an article?

I've just been invited, for the first time, to review an article. The request was somewhat of a surprise to me, as I'm still a PhD student and I'd always thought that reviewers were generally PhD ...
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What does “Awaiting SE Preliminary Decision” mean for IEEE transactions journal? [duplicate]

I have a manuscript with IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology under peer review from early Jan 2020. Today, there has been a status update on the journal's ScholarOne online portal which ...
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Where to submit an incomplete work just for the sake of record

I am an undergraduate student. One day an idea popped up in my mind about some theory. I started working on that and then I have to stop due to my very limited knowledge. I shared my incomplete work ...
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Looking for Mathematics Subject Classification

I'm writing a math paper for submission to some journal or other and section 2.1.10 of https://www.ams.org/publications/authors/AMS-StyleGuide-online.pdf says I need a Subject Classification number in ...
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What's the exact criterion of dual submission?

Does submitting two (substantially different) versions of a same paper count as dual submission? To be specific, let me take this as an example: Say I've done a research and a paper A was written ...
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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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Is it unethical writing two papers addressing two aspects of the same research project

I am currently a master student working in robotics. In my research project, I have been building up a systematic framework for my research problem. I have collected a dataset in the process and ...
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Is it fine to submit a paper with acknowledgements in it? [duplicate]

My friend who is a senior lecturer says it is wrong to submit a paper with acknowledgements and you should add them once the paper is accepted, not to interfere with the review process. Is this ...
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Is the journal indexing by SCOPUS meaningless? [closed]

A journal that I want to submit my manuscript is SCOPUS and WoS indexed (Q3, impact factor: 1.89, SJR 0.264, Fee: around 1000$). But my Professor said SCOPUS indexed journals are MEANINGLESS!(two ...
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Is it a requirement that at least one of the authors of a paper holds a PhD?

The editor of a journal asked me “Please confirm the title of XXX XX, Mr. or Dr.?” His title is Mr., as the manuscript was written by two students alone, without a supervisor or anyone with the title ...
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Are one journal editor able to see decision of other journal editor in same publisher? [closed]

My manuscript rejected by the editor of Journal A (MDPI publisher). Then I submit my manuscript to Journal B (MDPI publisher), it rejected again by the editor of Journal B. My question is editor of ...
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Would my paper get rejected if the related work section takes up too many pages, and what would the optimal maximum length for this section be? [closed]

I have recently submitted my paper to the journal of IEEE Access. They wanted me to only expand the related work section, so I have additionally included dozens of papers, most of which were suggested ...

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