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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Status of paper changed from “Awaiting Recommendation” back to “In Peer Review” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology on Aug. 6th. Two days ago after about 40 days the status changed from "In Peer Review" to "Awaiting ...
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What to do if the corresponding authors do not share the referees' response?

My PhD advisers and I have an under review paper in a top tier journal. Recently, I received an email from the chief editor of the journal informing us that the paper has been reviewed and they ...
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Can I ask the Associate Editor of a journal for an update on a paper I refereed?

I wrote a referee report for a paper and recommended a minor revision. This was in December 2019 and I have not heard from the associate editor regarding the fate of this paper. Is it inappropriate ...
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Why do errors exist in peer reviewed publications?

I found a mistake (not a misprint) in an article which has been published in a very good math journal. According the available data, the article was in peer-review process for more than 8 months. But ...
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Failed the preliminary PhD exam because the committee members rejected my already accepted publication

My paper got accepted in a very high-ranking peer-reviewed conference and will be published in the proceedings. However, my university PhD committee members are saying it is ‘weak’ and they did not ...
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Manuscript status changed from “Under review” to “Required reviews completed” and again to “Under review” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal where the status changes from "Under review" to "Required reviews completed". The status "Required reviews completed" was there for 2 ...
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Is a scholar whose work contributes substantially to my proposed project a suitable arm's length referee?

I am submitting a postdoctoral application that requires an external arm's length referee to write an evaluation of the proposal to be submitted with the application. The referee should be an ...
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What is the difference between “Author Rebuttal” and “Paper Discussion” in Academic Conferences?

In academic conferences and their important dates, I know what "Author Rebuttal Period" is but it is not particularly clear to me what is meant by "Paper Discussion Period"? Are ...
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Minor revision changed to major revision

I submitted to a journal, in which I got a minor revision. In the minor revision, I was asked to do nothing other than to include a future research direction in the end after the conclusion. I ...
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Minor revision: I haven't deleted the original file

I submitted an article to an emerald journal a month ago and 4 days back, I received a decision mail stating this, 'The reviewer(s) have recommended publication, but also suggest some minor revisions ...
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No mention of previous work = reject?

I am asked to review a paper for a fairly highly regarded conference. The paper presents some 'novel' algorithms to do a particular job, but it fails to mention any of the various related previous ...
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Supervisor has suprevisees do peer reviews for them – what are the ethics of this? [duplicate]

From Jan van Deursen’s bullying: lab members speak out: Not everything in Jan’s lab was bad and I think it’s also important to point out that my relationship with Jan was often professionally ...
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My submission stay with “required reviews completed” for 3 months [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript by the end of March. The status changed to "required reviews completed" on May 06th. However, no reply or any comments from editor. Being anxious now. I sent an ...
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Importance of peer-reviewed proceedings in particle physics

How important can be peer-reviewed proceedings based on talks on work-in-progress? Do they carry equal importance like a publication in a journal and count as an independent publication even though ...
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Reviewers’ comments are not sufficient to reject my paper, what to do?

Recently I received a rejection letter from a journal editor (including some comments). However, when I checked the reviewers comments (from two reviewers), I found that their comments do not seem to ...
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Should peer review invitations be accepted if one is unemployed?

My colleague lost his job in academia due to COVID-19. He has zero income at the moment and there is little to no funding or employment opportunity in his field (invertebrate taxonomy) in his region (...
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What to do when paper is under review in two journals, because first journal did not act on request to withdraw?

I want your opinion on this issue. I submitted a paper to Journal A. It had been with the editor for two months without being sent to peer review. So, I sent a withdrawal email to the editor. I waited ...
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Transfer article to better Physical Review journal

I submitted a paper to PRA: Rapid Communications. I was asked to resubmit because my supplemental material was too long and contained material that should be in the main text. In the meantime, however,...
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Is it acceptable to ask for a first review midway through the review process?

I have written a paper on COVID-19 with data that goes up to the 31st of July. I would say that the interest in this paper will reduce significantly as time goes on. I submitted the paper to a fast-...
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What is considered a standard time for asking a status update from the editor for various stages of peer-review?

What is considered a standard time for asking a status update from the editor for various stages of peer-review? I have heard that editors get irritated for asking a status update for the manuscript. ...
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How do I publish the work of my elderly father, a “fringe” scientist? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out the best way to publish my elderly father's life work. He says he would be considered a "fringe" scientist or an independent researcher. Should we self-publish? The ...
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What is the correct time to contact the Editor for a decision when the revisions are elementary

I received a review for my manuscript 6 months after submission. The reviewer pointed some minor corrections like grammatical errors, missing brackets and so on. Though I submitted by revisions to the ...
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What does it mean when the reviewer says “the results are rather straightforward”?

We submitted a manuscript to a reputed journal and we are asked for a revision. One of the reviewer commented The results are rather straight forward and would be useful to the community of ...
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Is it possible to resubmit a corrected manuscript when the manuscript is under review?

About 10 days ago, I submitted a revised manuscript based on the comments of Referee. But I just found out that I made a mistake in the newly added appendix. Now, the revised manuscript is under ...
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Is it usual to write referee reports in the first person?

It is common to write papers in the third person, using sentences such as "The author(s) did this", "the author(s) thank XYZ" etc. Is the same convention true for referee reports? ...
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When can a thesis get rejected or asked for a major revision?

I am planning to submit my thesis next month. I have 4 published SCI-indexed journals (Elsevier, Springer, IEEE transaction, World Scientific) and 2 more journals communicated (all first authors). My ...
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What to do if a conference rebuttal is closed before the specified deadline?

My paper was submitted to a conference, and they sent me a rebuttal email specifying the deadline in UTC-12 time zone. However, when I prepared my rebuttal and tried to submit it into the system, I ...
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Can I suggest the authors to hire professional writer for scientific paper as a reviewer during second review? [duplicate]

I have reviewed a scientific paper and suggested a major revision. They corrected it but still, I think the language quality is not standard. In this case, can I ask the authors to hire a professional ...
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How to deal with this rejection email from the journal Mathematics of Computation?

I am an undergraduate student, and i had submitted a paper manuscript to Mathematics of Computation, I choose this journal because of my supervisor, who advised me to submit my paper to this journal, ...
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Journal sent review request to my supervisor but the email was addressed to me

My PhD supervisor received an email from a journal asking for review of an article. However, the email was addressed as "Dear {my name}". Even the journal office created an account in my ...
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Dealing with rejection anxiety as a reviewer

I am not very experienced as a reviewer, and I often find myself stressing over recommending rejection, even for the articles which I think are clearly low-quality and unsuitable for publication in a ...
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Can I predict the fate of my manuscript (from information other than a decision letter)?

On this site we often get questions along the lines of: I submitted my manuscript to a journal. X happened. Does this indicate that my manuscript is about to be rejected/accepted? Here X is ...
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Submitted wrong file while submitting the revision

My paper has been accepted in a journal with minor revision. However, while submitting the revision I mistakenly submitted a wrong file. What to do in this case ? Should I inform the editor ? Thanks
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When should we contact the editor to follow up on our submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

We have submitted our manuscript for publication on June 18, 2020. Until now, we haven't heard any decision from the journal. The status of the manuscript on the online system is 'under review' since ...
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Do reviewers get a deadline for reviewing a Paper, if yes, how much? [duplicate]

Do reviewers/editors receive a deadline for reviewing a paper? I wanted to know that whether reviewers/editors receive any kind of deadline for reviewing a manuscript for a journal or they are allowed ...
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How appropriate or common is it to recommend referees for your paper?

I sometimes receive review requests that says the authors have recommended me, and I know them in person but I have no COI, so I do my best to objectively evaluate their paper. Also, I do suspect some ...
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What to do when the reviewer is wrong about your paper's scope, technically inaccurate, and clearly haven't read your rebuttals [duplicate]

You might think the title is a bit of an exaggeration, however this is exactly what has happened. Note: No, I can't find my answer on How to React to Incorrect Claims by Reviewers? as it addresses the ...
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How to deal with blinding when the new paper is a continuation of one's own prior research? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper (P1) which went through peer review and got published. The paper introduced a new graphical user interface (GUI) primitive. I then wrote P2, which extends P1, turning it into a new ...
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Cannot publish my research as I am a sole author

I am a Dr in Statistic. At my PhD journey, I developed four new ideas. During my study, I tried to publish my first paper. Therefore, I sent it to three different high-quality journals. They all ...
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Are the peer-reviewers of papers submitted to a conference that took a place in location X from X too?

Generally speaking, are the papers submitted to a conference (Scientific conference, say) that took place in region/country X reviewed by peer-reviewers in region/country X?
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How to perform quality checks on a conference? [duplicate]

I want to present my paper to a conference which is related to graph and combinatorics. The problem is I don't understand the quality/reputation of the conference. The conference has a section "...
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Finding time for the associate editor job – should one ask institute's management?

An early career researcher (ECR) is asked to become an associate editor for a reputable classical journal. Of course, no renumeration is offered. Based on the experience of other ECRs in a similar ...
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What might be some reasons to ask to stop reviewing an article by the editor?

Recently I have been asked by a journal to review an article as a referee. I did it within 3 days, and the very next day another mail came asking me to review another article. I was reviewing it when, ...
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Is it acceptable, as a Reviewer, to ask the Editor about another reviewer?

I recently reviewed a manuscript submitted to a Journal. Today, I received the editor's response to the authors, which included all the reviews made by the (anonymous) reviewers. I was particularly (...
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What is the benefit of review a scientific paper as a referee? [duplicate]

I got an invitation to review a scientific paper from a journal. I accepted the offer to review but was wondering what benefits I might get if I review a paper? Can I write it in my CV as I will be ...
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As someone outside academia, how can I get my math paper peer reviewed?

I have written a math paper and I think/hope it is ready for peer review. I am 40+ years removed from academia and have no access to 'publications' but I have learned from my many re-writes and I have ...
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I put a paper on arXiv and now I want to send it to a double-blind journal. What can I do?

Several months ago, I wrote a working paper and put it on arXiv. Now, the paper has improved considerably, and I would like to submit it to the American Mathematical Monthly. Their author instructions ...
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Overly long review process (>2 years) without feedback [duplicate]

We submitted a paper to a journal more than 2 years ago. After 1 year had passed without any news, I asked the editors for an update on the status of our paper, and they mentioned they were still ...
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With editor status changes to Submitted to Journal After 5 weeks [duplicate]

May I please ask what does this mean. I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal, for 5 weeks it had "with editor" status, now it has changed to "Submitted to Journal". What ...
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How to address contradictory comments from two reviewers? [duplicate]

I have got reviews for a Survey paper in IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. I have got contradictory comments from two reviewers (R-I and R-II) The first reviewer R-I says that the tutorial ...

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