Questions tagged [peer-review]

On the evaluation of work (typically, a publication or grant proposal) by the author's peers. This includes: refereeing, which is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication in a journal or conference; peer evaluation of teaching skills; peer review of research grant proposals; and post-publication review of a book or article, as is common in the field of mathematics.

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How can my 'Statement of Purpose' be improved? [closed]

Google Doc - Statement of Purpose Hey there, Is it okay to get some feedback on my latest 'Statement of Purpose' draft for my MSc application? I am wanting to pursue an MSc for Advanced Computing / ...
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I got a very bad review, but the paper is not rejected

Some time ago, I submitted my paper to a reputable journal (but far from being one of the best in my field) and have recently received two reviews. One review was positive overall and the reviewer ...
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Asking for help in refereeing a paper?

I was asked to referee a paper. The topic is within my field but not in my exact area of research. The paper seems all good and fine, but I struggle to judge the originality or whether they miss ...
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Review claims reference was omitted, but it was not

In a review to a manuscript I wrote one of the reviewers claimed in strong words that two important references were omitted. In fact, both references were cited in the text. I suspect the reviewer is ...
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There is an uncommon icon for my submission on EasyChair

I have submitted a manuscript via EasyChair. I assume that iIt is still under review because I had no notifications of any sort. When I click on my role on the main page, there is a link which allows ...
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My paper was rejected, and some colleagues say this is due to the “reviewer's mindset.” What does this mean?

I'm pursuing my PhD (fourth year). My institute has the following rule: At least Two SCI papers is mandatory for awarding doctorate degree. I tried for publishing an SCI paper recently and got ...
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Does the authors opinions or solutions to the reviewed problem have to be inculded in a review paper?

I have submitted a review article and one reviewer stated "Authors should propose their solution(s) in this topic based on the analysis of different literatures." So my question is: it is ...
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Reviewer asks to add more references to already many references

For a submitted review paper, I got a response from one of the reviewers: "More related references should be added". The thing is, I already have around 70 references, and as the topic is ...
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In academic papers, is it always necessary to show the full mathematical description of well-accepted norms?

For example, let's say you use a well-excepted data normalization method like z-normalization. To avoid clutter and help the flow of the paper, can you simply cite a source for z-normalization and ...
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Handling collaboration requests from the authors of double-blind reviewed papers (after submitting the review)

(I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I was not able to find any similar case on AcademiaSE) I am finding myself in a very odd and unpleasant situation. The subject is "ethical" peer ...
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What does it mean to go directly from “under review” to “decision in process”? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal in mathematics, which is right now in "decision in process". The status changed in the following manner: Submitted to journal----(after 1 day)---&...
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Concurrent workers independently published part of my results. How to convince the referees that I got the results independently?

In my primary research project (not coauthoring with advisor), I got two results, say result A and result B, back in 2020. I wanted to submit it in 2020, but my advisor says that I need a further ...
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How does author-initiated peer review differ from double blind peer review?

Some journals (example) today ask the authors to initiate a peer review rather than initiating a blind peer review themselves. Are these articles different in terms of quality and bias? Are these ...
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What happen if the reviewer reject, but the editor give major revision? [duplicate]

Dears I submitted a paper, after 4 months I received major revisions from 2 reviewers. I made all the required amendments and submit again. One reviewer suggested to accepts it as is, the second didn'...
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Do reviewers really not know the identity of authors in fields that frequently use arXiv?

The point of peer review is anonymity but since most authors upload their papers to arxiv long before the paper is published (at least for math, stats, computer science etc), the reviewers should see ...
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My paper status has changed from “Undergoing Initial Checking” to “Under Review”. What does this mean? [duplicate]

When I submitted my manuscript, the status was “Undergoing Initial Checking” on ScholarOne. A day later, the status changed to “Under Review”. What does it mean?
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Is it good to leave hyperref activated on a conference paper?

It is recommended to send a copy to an IEEE conference with the hyper-references activated? This includes hyperlinks to sections, equations, tables, references, etc. The paper was written using LaTeX.
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Can I trust new articles in a high-impact journal with abnormal number of corrections for older ones?

Currently I survey new literature by subscribing to the RSS feed of high-impact journals. Especially for the journal nature communications (IP > 12) I see much much higher number of correction ...
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How often should an editor ask for reviews from the same referee?

There is a journal editor who keeps sending me review requests. He sends a new one shortly (a couple of weeks) after I return the previous one. I tend to accept because they align quite well with my ...
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Research Summary Article Published. Can I Submit the Full Research Paper Elsewhere?

Last year, I submitted an original research paper (approx 3000 words) to a public health journal (USA). The editors advised me that they were unable to assign it sufficient priority to allow ...
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START v2 (Softconf): what markup is allowed in reviews? [closed]

Softconf's START Conference Manager v2 is a web-based conference management system that is widely used, at least in the field of computational linguistics. Academics using the site enter plain-text ...
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Reviewer changed their mind after positive earlier feedback

I find myself in a very unusual situation. After sending the paper to a top journal, we received two positive feedbacks after 12 months, asking only for minor revisions. We promptly did the revision ...
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Why would the conference organizers ban the inclusion of new links (e.g. to datasets or repositories) in the text of the rebuttal?

Some conference organizers recently emailed authors who submitted a paper to the conference the following rebuttal policy change: You are not allowed to include new links (e.g. to datasets or ...
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Consequences of lack of honesty in editorial review

A journal claims to have a policy that if a paper is rejected then any later improved version of the paper is unwelcome. A quick editorial review happens before the paper is sent to a referee, and ...
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Resubmission after Rejection

My manuscript is rejected by the editor after receiving the reviewer's comments. The rejection is based on the comments from the reviewers. Two reviewers rated my manuscript as important. I received a ...
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How normal is it to get email replies in ungrammatical English by a high indexed journal (in the context of lack of communication)?

I submitted a brief report (2,000 words) to a high-indexed journal and after some five days sent an email stating that a preprint for the manuscript had been uploaded. A journal assistant replied he ...
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Is it common for Chinese nationals to turn down review requests?

I am an associate editor for some international scientific journals. Unsurprisingly, I receive a number of submissions from Chinese scholars (working in China), which go through the standard peer ...
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In Economics, should I submit first and arxiv second?

I'm working outside academia, and have a background in applied maths. In the past few years I've studied economics in some depth, and have nearly finished writing a paper. I have a good idea to which ...
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Should I take consent before listing referee names? [duplicate]

I am about to submit my research article in a Mathematics journal and the online system is asking to mention three Referee/Reviewer names. Should I take the consent of a few experts in my topic before ...
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Timeline of “Quick opinions” in math journal refereeing

Some years ago a fair number of mathematics journals started to ask for one or more "quick opinions" by experts on a received manuscript before sending it out for peer-review (with the ...
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how do i determine whether “ International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER)” is reputable or not? [duplicate]

how do i determine whether " International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER)" is reputable or not ?
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would it sound weird to ask for a professor to be as a permanent reviewer of a journal or conference?

In my current work, we organize a CS conference every year, and we also have a journal in the CS field. However, we are currently facing a problem with some reviewers. On few occasions, we have a ...
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My paper is in R&R but I have concerns about the data quality. What should I do?

I am co-authoring a paper and I am the 2nd author on this paper. We submitted the paper and it got generally positive reviews. The reviewer comments were not difficult to address. I have put a lot of ...
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Can I tell the authors I was a referee for the same paper for another journal?

I have reviewed a paper for a journal, which I rejected. I wrote a 3 page report with major and minor comments. A week later, I received an invitation to review the same paper in another journal. The ...
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The editor cannot find a referee to my paper after one year

I submitted a manuscript to a journal one year ago. The journal is well known and has already published papers on the same subject including one of my previous papers. The paper I submitted went under ...
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TVT Transactions - time to decision [duplicate]

I have submitted a major revision to TVT (Transactions on Vehicular Technology). It has been 10 days with the Associate Editor. How much time does it usually take to receive a decision?
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Can I submit a previously published paper in a journal to an international conference

I'm currently a Phd student in mathematics and one of the requirements for me get my diplomat is to give a talk in an international conference. I have one previously published paper and I submitted ...
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Do MDPI reviewers have access to each other's reviews?

Follow-up question to discussion in comments of this question. Summary is that in 2015, there was a MDPI reviewer who was unhappy because their recommendation wasn't followed. The reviewer complained ...
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How to handle reviewer who is unhappy their recommendation wasn't followed?

Inspired by this incident. The story is a long one, and it’s a bit complicated. The peer reviewer, based at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, had served as a peer-reviewer for a poorly-handled ...
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How does Clarivate incentivise journals to market Publons?

I've observed that MDPI sends out an awful lot of emails marketing Publons to me as a peer reviewer. I think they are not the only publisher to do so. It seems to me that Clarivate/Publons is an ...
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Confusion regarding manuscript status in IOP's article tracking system and ScholarOne Manuscript System [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript in an IOP journal a month back. In the IOP's article tracking system, the status changed from "1st reviewer agreed to report" to "Editorial Assessment" ...
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Complaining about a published paper

I have seen a paper recently published in a reputable IEEE journal but this paper is completely wrong, using other algorithms and making false statements. This is degrading the complete research ...
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'Awaiting recommendation' on Scholar One before any review process [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to ScholarOne about 10 weeks ago. I'm aware of the typical workflow of a journal. There are two bullet points that have remained unchanged for about 8 weeks now - one saying '...
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Word “believe” in scientific context

I am trying to write a paper. We have done certain experiments and results from it are good. So, I feel that if our idea can be implemented in other sites, it can benefit those sites. Now my question ...
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“With Editor” for more than forty days [duplicate]

Is it normal for a journal submission to show “With Editor” for more than forty days?
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Is publishing in open access journal a good impression? [duplicate]

Is publishing in open access journal a good impression ? I mean publishing in such journals (where one has to pay money), will it be valuable compared to other journals ?
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How do you become a referee for a math journal? [duplicate]

I am in the early stages of my career (post PhD) and I would like to referee papers to (1) get the experience and (2) be exposed to unpublished writing to learn to improve upon my own writing. How do ...
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Awaiting AE recommendation - Can be rejected? [duplicate]

I already referred to this post, post, post I recently submitted my paper to a journal 40-45 days back. For the first 10 days, it was reviewed by the managing editor and sent to us for some format ...
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How to learn the language writing requirements for a specific Journal before submitting a paper for reviewing [duplicate]

Recently I received this comment from an Elsevier editor "The manuscript does not reach the required quality standard of this journal.". Since then have been found some answers but also ...
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IEEE Reviewer Comment Abbreviations

In the reviewer comments of an IEEE journal, I noticed that the comments were preceded by a two-letter abbreviation such as OP, MA, MI, etc. What do these abbreviations stand for? Can you point me to ...

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