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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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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Is reviewing papers moving away from voluntary community service?

I recently came across reviewing policies which make it a requirement for authors submitting a paper to a conference to also accept reviewing for it. Here is an example: In order to submit paper(s) ...
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A bad feeling about first published papers

I was taking a look at my first published papers, which are published in (peer-reviewed) A*/A/B level proceedings. Thanks to these papers, I finished my PhD a few years ago. I was surprised by the ...
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Is it acceptable to ask the editor for feedback about a review I wrote?

I am a graduate student. I recently completed the review of a submission and its subsequent revision for a journal in my field, in the peer review process. My comments were taken into account by the ...
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Being incorrectly assigned as a thesis reviewer? [closed]

I am 3rd year PhD student now. Today I was approached by a master student from my lab asking me to be his external reviewer. There are several things that bother me in that situation: To my great ...
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Can I appeal against an editor-in-chief? [closed]

"I believe that a journal is not the editors' property, and their decisions should be based on clear and transparent criteria and duly justified when disputed". Recently I submitted a manuscript to a ...
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Advisor wants me to send manuscript to a potentially shady journal

I have a paper that has never been submitted elsewhere. Now my advisor thinks that this Elsevier journal called Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (CSF) is a good fit. A cursory search shows that this ...
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Why do some journals ask if there is someone who you do not wish to use as a referee? [duplicate]

I have noticed that sometimes when you submit an article to a journal it will ask if there is someone in particular who you do not want to referee the paper. I was wondering what the reason for this ...
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Would a manuscript be rejected if the cover letter is missing?

Recently, I have submitted a manuscript for publication consideration into a journal (impact factor: 2). However, I realized that in the final PDF proof the cover letter is missing. I think I have ...
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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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Erroneous paper published and reviewed on MathSciNet

An article claiming to solve a great long-standing mathematical open problem was published in a conference proceedings, and was refereed on MathSciNet positively, i.e. the reviewer makes an impression ...
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Is it ok to enquire the editor about the accceptance chance of a paper which is under review for 1.5 years [duplicate]

I have submitted two papers in a top-tier applied mathematics journal. The first one is a short paper and the second one is a full paper. After 7 months the short paper and after 8 month the full ...
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Funding for new faculty [closed]

looking for advice on what factors do granting agencies such as NIH takes into account while funding new researchers. I am set to start as a new faculty soon. My Post-doc was short because of the ...
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Should I make my code and data avaiable online when the article is not accepted yet?

We have received a set of reviews for an article that we had submitted to a journal. The decision by the journal editor is a Major Revision. That means, there is a possibility that the article could ...
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Do reviewers go over the calculations (i.e do the calculations themselves) when reviewing?

The question is clear: Do reviewers go over the calculations (i.e do the calculations themselves) in the paper? For example, it can be the derivation of an equation, or some numerical calculations. ...
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How do I rearrange a response letter after acceptance?

The editor has accepted our manuscript after major revision. Although I sent a detailed response letter to the reviewer, the editor has written: "Please include with your revision, a detailed response ...
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How long a status “Submitted to journal” lasts in Taylor & Francis? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to Taylor & Francis, three days later they asked me to remove author information from the anonymous manuscript, I think they were referring to a self-citation. I resubmit two ...
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Can I write a referee report too fast?

As a math postdoc, I received my first invitation to referee a journal article today, and I accepted the invitation. I've already read a preprint of the submitted article (which has been available on ...
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how to answer to some suggestions made over an article submitted to a review process?

I have sent an article to a journal in CS and the editor-in-chief had send me the reviews. Some of them are comments and also suggestions from which I should send a letter telling them if I have ...
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What is the usual/acceptable ratio of accepted/declined review invitations? [closed]

I am asking because I feel I might be declining more reviews than my fair share. On the other hand, for every single one of those papers, I felt I was not in a place to judge them, because reading ...
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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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Verbatim self-plagiarism in introductory sections

I'm reviewing an article where the authors are kind of experts of a particular subject and published several similar studies in the field, some even in the same journal. This apparently leads them to ...
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If you were an editor-in-chief, would you appreciate to be informed that an associate editor has published sloppy information in his journal?

(Edited with thanks after the early comments helped gauge the perception of the post.) This is the situation I came across an article published in a reputable journal in the field of physics and ...
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Why has the status date changed while the status remains unchanged at “Editor Assigned”?

I submitted an accepted paper after a second revision to a springer journal on 24th Avril and the status stayed at "Revisions Being Processed " for two days. The status changed to "Editor Assigned" on ...
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What should be included as part of a comment paper?

I intend to submit a comment paper. In the base paper the "basic assumption" made for justifying the result is wrong. I intend to cite some reference books which support my argument about ...
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About listing papers under review in your CV

I'm a PhD student and recently submitted my first paper to a journal. I listed this paper as under review in my CV with its title, but not with the journal name. (My CV is available on my personal ...
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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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Tips for starting a new research direction

My research group started a new research direction in a somewhat of a classical engineering field (which heavily relays on experiments/tests). I noticed that reviewers who review our work seem to be ...
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How to indicate deleted text in manuscript when using highlighted text as opposed to tracked changes

I have the chance to submit a revised manuscript to a journal, and they have specifically asked to highlight the changes using highlighted text, as opposed to tracked changes. I am using Microsoft ...
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Strategy to avoid duplication when my paper is under-review

I am a Research Scholar in Mathematics in my initial days. I wrote an article and submitted it to a good journal recently. I am confused with the following inquiry of mine: If my article gets ...
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reviews of a submitted paper after payment

I have submitted an article to a CS conference that its proceedings are indexed by Springer in its series entitled Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, the link is: https://www.springer.com/...
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“Editor invited” to “Decision in Process” [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to World Scientific journal for a week ago. The "Editor invited" status stayed since the submission, and then it changed to "Decision in Process" directly. It seems strange. ...
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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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Should I resubmit? [duplicate]

I received the following rejection letter from the journal editor. It does not look like “rejection and resubmission” to me. Should I revise and resubmit? Is there any chance of acceptance? ... I ...
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Is peer review process totally theoretical?

Does the peer review process involve only theoretical analysis or it contains some practical components?
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Reviewers Conflict of interest: failing manuscript to possibly keep dominance

A biomedical research area is led worldwide by a certain research group in a particular famous university. They are very productive and advanced, with numerous postgraduate students worldwide, with ...
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Why is peer review anonymous?

There have been a number of questions asked here, such as this question, or this question. The first question asked about how to find the authors of peer reviews. The second discussed the benefits of ...
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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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On balance, is it more valuable to review for a journal you haven't yet reviewed a paper for?

I'm a grad student, and over the weekend, received two review requests from very good journals in my field, one of which I have already reviewed for. I declined one because it was out of my area, ...
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Effective reviewing in top tier Computer Science conferences

Most top conferences in Computer Science receive a record number of submissions every year, like AAAI received almost 9000 submissions this year, while CVPR 2020 received 6600 submissions. That would ...
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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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How should I interpret a suggestion to “synthesize” two sections of a paper?

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. After some months, the submission is in the revised statute. One of the referees suggested the following to me. Sections 2 and 3 should be synthetized ...
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When bidding for papers on softconf.com as a reviewer, does it make any difference between answering no or not bidding for a paper?

When bidding for papers on softconf.com as a reviewer, does it make any difference between answering no or not answering for a paper? I.e., is there difference between: and ? Answering some ...
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What to do when a reviewer is late while daily posting about other activities on social media?

I am an associate editor for a journal. I have asked an academician to perform a review for the journal, to which they agreed. The reviewer is already 6 weeks late (6 weeks after the deadline), not ...
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Which funding agencies pay their reviewers? [closed]

As in the title of the post... I am interested in engineering or closely related. Note this is a request for information/facts not an invitation to an intellectual/ethical debate. Pierrot
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Reivsion in ScholarOne: Where to upload the response to reviewers as a attached file? [closed]

For the revision, I found there are two possible attachment places for the response document. I don't know which one is the appropriate place for attaching the document. Please help me! One is in '...
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Asking to review my research paper

I recently wrote a research paper and want to submit it to a journal but as I wrote it on my own and it's my first paper, I would like someone (a faculty member or a PhD student) to review my paper ...
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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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What care do reviewers take when writing a review for a published paper in mathematics? [closed]

Question is as in the title: What care do reviewers take when writing a review for a published paper in mathematics? I have seen some reviews from MathSciNet. These reviews slightly overlap with ...
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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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