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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 your own paper in Mathematics

I sent a paper to a good journal with other coauthors. Some days ago, one of my coauthors was sent an invitation to review this paper. Is this logical? I mean, has anybody of you ever received an ...
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Is your peer-reviewing service ever important for career advancement?

Recently, there have been a couple of active questions on Publons (e.g., Publons - is it a serious thing? and Is it worth creating a profile with Publons?). One of the supposed selling points is that ...
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Case Study or Program Description Paper?

I spent two years running a digital literacy/computer skills business hired by the Department of Human Services' Vocational Rehabilitation Program. My business was quite novel - as far as my knowledge ...
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Is it worth creating a profile with Publons?

I had a look at the publons webpage, a website for tracking academics such as peer review, editorial contributions etc. They claim that it could be used for promotions and funding. Being a Ph.D. ...
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How to evaluate the research level of a paper before any publication?

There are three differents cases when the research level of a paper must be evaluated before any publication: for author: to choose the most appropriate journal, for referee: to recommend ...
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Is there a free (as in freedom) alternative to Publons

I have just reviewed for a journal that allows me to transfer my information to Publons. It seems Publons is a relatively new thing with limited uptake. It also seems like the type of thing that would ...
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How to become a peer-reviewer?

I am in an interesting situation, I have a masters degree in electrical engineering but have been working as a software engineer for about 10 years. I have a lot of interest in doing peer reviews and ...
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Delayed conference review notifications

We recently submitted a paper to a large IEEE conference (ISIT 2019). We have not yet heard back from our reviewers and the dates for the same have passed (it has been a week since). Is this anomalous ...
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How should I state my peer review experience in the CV?

I've been invited to review manuscripts for two journals in my field frequently. I noticed in the first couple of cases my supervisor was the associate editor which has selected me in the process, but ...
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Can I compare my research work with another work published many years ago?

In scientific research and publishing (as I have been told ), one should compare his work with previous published works. I am intended to compare my results (working on now in 2019) to another ...
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How can I maintain my anonymity for double-blind review when building upon prior work? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of preparing a manuscript for a double-blind peer review journal that builds significantly upon prior work. Currently the manuscript is written along the lines of, ... ...
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What to do for a paper with a very long review process?

I have a paper submitted in an Elsevier journal. The review process has been quite long. I submitted the paper on the 20th of December 2017. After 7 months, I have received first-round reviews. It was ...
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Is it ok to include an epilogue dedicated to colleagues who passed away in the end of the manuscript?

We are writing a dedication in the form of an epilogue to honour our colleagues who recently passed away. Both colleagues have substantially changed our field and we believe they deserve to be ...
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Changing some part of the paper after getting accepted for a conference

My paper got accepted in an A* CS conference, however, the reviewers criticized several points and suggested many others. They suggested improving the method by adopting and involving other approaches ...
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How to resolve: Reviewer #1 says remove section X vs. Reviewer #2 says expand section X

I am experiencing conflicting reviews with my manuscript that recently received its reviews. The reviewer #1 wants me to delete the analysis X for the clarity and focus of my MS, while reviewer #2 ...
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How to effectively address conflicting suggestions from reviewers

A bit of background, I am doing research in atmospheric physics and detection systems Recently, I received a paper submission back with revisions suggested by a couple of reviewers. For the most ...
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What does the typical workflow of a journal look like?

What steps does a manuscript typically go through from submission to publication (or rejection) in a typical journal? How are these steps referred to, in particular by editorial systems, and how long ...
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What makes papers publishable in top-tier journals?

What are some factors that enable some papers to be published in top-tier journals while others (apparently similar) cannot? For example, in the field of control theory, there are so many papers with ...
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Being asked to review a paper in conference one has submitted to

As stated in the title (an IEEE conference). Does this create a conflict of interest antithetical to the reviewing process? Is it possible that accepting or refusing to review could jeopardise the ...
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Editor decision OJS system

After 3 days of sending my paper to the reviewers by the editor i have a new status saying that "New reviews have been submitted and are being considered by the editor". and 1/4 Assigned reviews ...
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Citing contemporaneous (interlaced?) preprints

In my area of research distributing preprints of results is very common. Consider the following seqence of events: Group A finishes paper P, distributes it as a preprint and submits to a journal ...
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How do I response “accept (minor edits)” without suggestions? (IEEE ACCESS)

I just received a decision letter from IEEE ACCESS. The recommendation of reviewer1 is "Accept (minor edits)" and the recommendation of reviewer2 is "Reject (update and resubmit encouraged)". While ...
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How to properly claim credit for peer review?

I acted as a reviewer for a paper this year and would like to mention this in my CV. However, I would like the authors not to know that I was the reviewer before some time. At the moment, I have ...
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Zero or blank space in a table

For an article that I want to publish, I would like to report the results from a survey in a table format but I do not know if I should put Zero or just a blank space/dash (-) whenever the score/...
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Do journals allow authors to bring their own reviewers [duplicate]

Some papers are published under category "communicated by ...". Do this mean the author contact this person to review the paper instead of editorial board? My question is: do journals generally allow ...
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Is it reasonable for authors and editor to ignore review comments without explanation?

I recently reviewed an experimental molecular biology paper for a mid-tier journal. I found the work valuable but missing some important controls, and recommended a list of major and minor revisions. ...
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What is the meaning of “review is overdue”?

I have a status for my paper " a review is overdue" after 20 days of reviewing my paper, however it is mentioned in the web site that review takes 1 month. What does this means?
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Does the acceptance rate of a conference influence its reputation or rank?

Top conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, etc. typically have a low acceptance rate, i.e., ratio of accepted to submitted papers. Does this give them a high reputation or rank? For example, this year the ...
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Aggressive stalling of a publication: how do I publish?

I am unable to advance three papers written while I was a postdoc, even to submission. Two coauthors constantly stall. They send 'additional rounds' of edits, pre-submission, with minor changes, stall ...
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Are there apart from single, double-blind… review other common categories focusing choice/number of reviewers [closed]

A current question here reminded me on the Sokal affair/hoax initiated by physicist Alan Sokal in 1996 by publishing a nonsense article in an social journal. I am wondering whether this triggered any ...
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Is there a celebrity culture in academia and should we discourage it? [closed]

I work in STEM, and in recent years I have been troubled by this trend in academia where certain individuals are elevated to the status of celebrities. Their appearances alone draw crowds in the ...
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What is the meaning of the terms “bimonthly”, “semimonthly” and “quarterly”?

I don't understand the following terms in a journal where I am going to publish. This is in reference to this series of journals. What is the meaning of the terms bimonthly, semimonthly and ...
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The variance of peer-review types across research disciplines

While I clearly encounter the fact that the preferred type/types of peer-review varies/vary across research disciplines, like pointed out in this question, I wonder which disciplines prefer which type/...
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I was given to review a journal paper that overlaps with a submitted paper of ours [duplicate]

I was recently given to review a journal paper that significantly overlaps with a work that we recently submitted to a conference (about half of the contributions are the same). Any advice on what to ...
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Misleading statement on duration of review process and withdrawal of under-review article

We submitted an article to a SCI Elsevier journal. The Elsevier website has clearly mentioned that submission to first decision takes 4.5 weeks, submission to final decision takes 4.7 weeks and ...
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What are acceptable citations within a research paper for a peer-review journal?

For a bit of background, I'm a non-academic, so I'm not familiar with the process of submitting a paper for peer-review or anything technical (I have learned that non-academics can submit papers but ...
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Awaiting AE Recommendation to Awaiting AE Assignment

Paper just went to this after review. Any idea what this means in terms of the paper's status at this point?
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Reviews are in but incomplete. Is it preferable to send manuscript for revision, or wait till complete?

Let's say I'm handling a paper which has been reviewed, but the reviews are incomplete. For example: The journal needs N reviews as a policy and I only have N-1 reviews. The journal needs at least ...
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Associate Editor is our faculty member, so he/she will not handle our paper, right?

We submitted to peer-review journal that has several Associate Editors. One of them is a lecturer in our department. Thus, the editor will not assign our paper review to him/her. Do we understand ...
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Why would the editor in chief add a new reviewer after the first round of revision?

I have a manuscript submitted in a journal, and there is a newly-added reviewer after the first round of revision, which is surprising for me. The three other reviewers remain the same in the second ...
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Is it ok to ask professor to read my published article?

I have applied for a position last month and the deadline is on March. But by this time one of my work has been published in a good journal (which I wrote in my CV as under review). The position is ...
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The name of academic journals that ask for money to review or publish papers?

In academic life you need to publish papers. Some journals publish papers merely based on peer review; they don't ask for money. For some other journals, you have to pay certain amount of money for ...
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

I am considering developing a new journal, with an innovative publishing method, and would love to hear some insights. The main concept is to change the review process. I would like to have a extra ...
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submission review is taking too long

I have submitted an article for a journal in which it was stated that the review time was from 80 to 120 days, that is approximately 4 months at most. The submission of my article was approximately 13 ...
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In a camera ready paper (has been accepted), how to cite my own paper that is still under blind review?

Please Note I am asking how to cite a paper under blind-reviewed in an accepted paper, NOT a new paper to be submitted. Chronologically, First, I submitted paper A that requires double-blind review....
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Status of my revised manuscript: editor decision changed to under review [duplicate]

Two monts ago, I submitted a manuscript (Scholarone Manuscripts). I got major revisions and implemented ALL of them. Then I re-submitted my manuscript. After two days the status changed to under ...
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Evidence of Reviewing Scams in Major AI/ML Conferences?

I have recently heard a few independent rumors about massive collusion amongst reviewers in major AI/ML conferences. The way this works is that a large group of program committee (PC) members start a ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of making the review content public?

In websites such as publons, reviewers can declare that they reviewed papers for some journals. In addition, they are encouraged to upload the full text of their review. On one hand, the review ...
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Publons - is it a serious thing?

Recently several different, unrelated publishers suggested on their websites to join Publons, which is meant to acknowledge referees for peer-reviewing submitted manuscripts. Publons even suggests to ...
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With which funding agencies can I register as a reviewer? [closed]

I've attended a few workshops on research management and proposal writing, and one thing they've all stressed is the importance of serving as a reviewer for other people's proposals. Just as peer-...