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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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Review process of revised journal paper

A few months ago, I was asked to review a paper. The result of the review process was a "Revise". So now I was asked again to read the revised version of the paper. But now I can only select "Accept ...
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Time for journal reviewing / referring in mathematics - Is there a recent study?

In the question: Lengths of review process of mathematical journals a nice question was asked and answered: how to compare journals in terms of time for the review processing. The article cited in the ...
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Under peer review

Hi I have a paper submitted to a journal. The manuscript has been under review for 2 years now. I made 2 attempts at contact with one of the editors at separate times last year but with no success at ...
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Seemingly Irrelevant Papers, All with Author in Common, Suggested by Reviewer

I recently received a decision letter calling for minor revisions prior to acceptance. One anonymous reviewer was extremely knowledgeable and provided many helpful suggestions to better explain and ...
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Why do some authors seem to ignore reviewer comments? [closed]

For example a review might say: This paper is acceptable if the following comments are addressed: In section two, change "this is a topy" into "this is a typo" Instead of writing "Log" ...
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Receiving a reviewer comments of the wrong paper from editor

I have received a revesion in which one reviewer comments is related to my paper but the other reviewer comment is not related it is may be mistakenly copy other paper coments. What can i do now? Is ...
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The paper I reviewed got worse in parts, due to poor advice from another reviewer

I reviewing a paper and now getting the revised paper for the next round. Although it has improved overall, in some parts, the paper has become worse when the authors followed (in my opinion) poor ...
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Should I accept this invitation to conference PC?

I have received an e-mail inviting me to join the program committee (PC) of a well-established and renowned conference in computer science. The e-mail looks genuine, based on the sender address and ...
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Counting the number of peer reviews in the CV

Sometimes I review papers that require more than one round of referee reports (e.g., first round was a "major revision", second round a "minor revision", and ultimately acceptance in third round). ...
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How do I respond to a review report provided as an annotated PDF?

Often, one gets a notification email with, typically 2 to 5, review reports compiled together and one would respond to each of these reviews with a list of "quote/response" items (if needed, referring ...
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How to request other researchers to read one's paper for suggestions?

Suppose a researcher uses the application of another researcher's idea in his domain. Given that original researcher knows basics of his idea better, he may help correct any mistakes and give valuable ...
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Shall I review a paper for my advisor?

I am a research scholar who published a paper in an Elsevier journal recently. My advisor had almost no contribution in the paper, but since it is mandatory to put the advisor’s name in the paper, I ...
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Is it unethical to have a possible future coauthor to review my current paper?

Many think it is unethical to have your coauthor to review the paper; many think it is not. In my situation, I am discussing possible collaboration opportunities with researcher A. He knows the ...
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To Understand Transition from Awaiting Referee Selection to Awaiting Decision [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a respectable philosophical journal with the scholarone tool. And, it stayed under the AE assignment word during five days. Later, the word changed as the "Awaiting referee ...
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How to deal with this type of rejection without review report?

After being in "Under Review" status for 4.5 months (before that it stayed in "Reviewing" status for 3 weeks), I get the following cold rejection without any review report or review comments. How to ...
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Posting peer reviewed but not yet accepted papers to arXiv

Here Elsevier say that authors may put preprints on arXiv, and that they may put accepted versions on arXiv. They define a preprint as something that has not been peer reviewed, nor had any other ...
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Changing p-value adjustment method during major revising [closed]

I want to ask whether changing p-values adjustment method after I receive major revision is acceptable. I have performed some statistical test for like thousands of elements in the manuscript, and ...
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Do reviews happen more in Holiday season?

When I recently inquired about the status of my paper which is currently in the "under review" status, the editorial assistant informed me that they are still awaiting referee reports, and the Editor ...
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Presubmission inquiry sent to multiple co-editors in the same journals

Those editors are from different institutes with different interests. I am not sure who would be interested. I can only send presubmission inquiries directly to the co-editors' institutional emails. ...
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How to review a manuscript where the software is difficult to install?

I'm reviewing a manuscript that is protocol focussed. This protocol is a bioinformatics workflow that uses the author's own software that has already been published. Part of the peer review ...
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Reviewer noticed a significant overlap of my submitted draft with an earlier paper of mine [closed]

in a single-blind paper reviewer one of the reviewer comments In total, 12% of the paper contains text from X et al. (2019) which is not properly cited. this cited article, is one of my works. in ...
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Was I wrong to rebutt unjustified rewiewer comments in the review?

Recently submitted a manuscript which got a decision of Reject & Resubmit, i.e. the editor invited a resubmission provided we can address the reviewer's comments. In my previous experience, all my ...
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Should I appeal my paper's rejection in PRL?

My manuscript in PRL was rejected after two rounds, although apparently quite narrowly. First round the paper was sent to two referees. One was very supportive to accept, and the other provisionally ...
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Declining a paper review after accepting it and seeing the manuscript

Most of the time, when I am invited to review a paper, I am only provided with the title and abstract. The full manuscript becomes available only after I have agreed to review the paper. As per this ...
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Whether to add co-author who helped in modifying a journal paper based on a peer-review feedback?

Should I include as co-author someone who helped me in modifying a journal paper based on a peer-review I have received?
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Removing a part of a paper during major revision

I submitted a paper and got it back with a major revision recommendation. There were many revision comments, and to answer some of them, I added appendices. Now I got the paper back with a second ...
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Change the “under review” date after revision [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal in Springer system. After a revision, I resubmitted the revised paper to the system, and the system change the status to "Under review" on Nov 24. After that, the ...
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Why Elsevier Journals don't change status of a paper?

Why Elsevier Journals don't change status of a paper? I am new to this publishing world and I don't have much knowledge in this field. I am Junior Researcher. I communicated only one paper until ...
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Guide to reviewing a scientific article [duplicate]

I'll be reviewing a scientific article soon and I've not done this before. It'll be reviewing a popular article on an astrophysical topic. Undergraduate level but I'm open to any level of guidance. ...
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resumbitted paper proper citation

For a CV/ grad school application, is there any benefit to noting that after a paper my group submitted to a peer-reviewed journal it was returned with comments from reviewers and we addressed them ...
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Ask clarification to reviewer of paper

I got a review that I cannot understand. It has a number of English grammatical and spelling errors. Also, technically it does not make any sense to me. How should I proceed? Can I somehow ask for ...
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What merits acceptance for rapid publication in letter format?

Ive recently been asked to review for a letter format journal (articles less than 4 pages) for rapid publication. The same standard criteria of original content, novelty and relevant references as for ...
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Referees ask for more content but this lengthens the paper dramatically

So, my situation is as follows: I submitted a paper to a journal and continued to work on that line of research, specifically on the open problems I mentioned in the submitted paper. Now, in the ...
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How to evaluate a paper with concurrent results

As a reviewer suppose you receive a paper (Paper 1) where one of main results is claimed to be concurrent work with another recently published paper (Paper 2). There is sufficient evidence to ...
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How much time to invest in reviewing a paper that is clearly below the bar? [closed]

There have been some discussions here on how long to spend on reviewing a paper (e.g., here). This question is a bit different in that I'm wondering what are your thoughts about reviewing a paper ...
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When and how often is an associate editor not starting review process?

Very simple question. Reading some Q&A here and experience from my own papers and reviews I'm actually wondering when and how often the associate editor managing a possible review process of a ...
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I peer reviewed a paper and found it to be sound - technically and language-wise. How should I write the review report?

I reviewed a research paper and found it to be well-written with no technical or language issues. How should I go about writing the review report for the paper? If I write something on the lines of "...
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What is research misconduct of Xuetao Cao about?

Recently on social media, news broke that Xuetao Cao duplicated or manipulated images in more than 50 papers of his. These accusations were brought to the public by Elisabeth Bik and explained in ...
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Why are authors not made anonymous during the review process? [duplicate]

During the review process of an article, the reviewers are (almost always) anonymous by default for obvious reasons. Why are not authors also made anonymous? It could help remove the weight that ...
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Is it possible to change paper title after send back from reviewers for revising?

Me and my supervisor were written a paper on medical imaging as a part of my master thesis, we sent a paper to a journal for publishing, after a period of time the journal send us back the paper with ...
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Should I tell an editor that I believe an article I'm reviewing is not good enough for the journal?

Here's the scenario: I was asked to review an article for a given journal. I did, the authors addressed my comments/corrections, and now the manuscript is back with me for a second time to review the ...
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Definitions of IEEE RAS review “dimensions”

When reviewing for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, you are asked to rate the submission on the following qualities: Originality of concepts Theoretical contribution Technological ...
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Are there publicly agreed-on standards or definitions of what constitutes peer review?

It seems like a very difficult problem to discern whether a "peer-reviewed" journal is reputable. When a journal claims to be peer-reviewed, is there a commonly-agreed-on definition of what this means?...
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Question regarding the review process in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia [duplicate]

I looked over previous questions similar to this topic but did not find any answers I appreciate if anyone has a similar experience: I submitted my paper to IEEE transactions on multimedia more than ...
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How to react to unfair reviewer comments?

I'm in a situation where my paper is accepted conditionally, thus I need to revise it in some way as stated by the reviewers. While two reviews were encouraging and mostly constructive, the third ...
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Is it safe to use up all the words available in a word count limit when submitting a journal article?

Let's say that a journal article submission wordcount limit is 10,000 words. Does this mean that only really awesome or important submissions should be over 9,500 words? Or any article can be at 9,999 ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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Basic paper outside area of expertise: reject or decline?

It sometimes happens that I receive referee requests for theoretical papers which deals with the same phenomena I do in my research, but from a totally different specific theoretical starting point. I ...
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Conflict of interests and the assignment of referee for a very narrow field

Consider a very small scientific field with three major contributors and a total of 15 authors, all of them had coauthored with everyone else. In this field how could the editor choose referee for ...
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Ethics questions concerning a referee assignment

Asking this question here as it was suggested in one of the comments from MO. I recently refereed a paper that I returned to the author(s) for revision. The thrust of their argument relied on a claim ...