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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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My potential supervisor told me that she could not support my MSc unless I have a scholarship [closed]

Could you please advise on: how to reply to her and find the options for funding my studies (I don't want to lose this opportunity) whether it is mandatory for foreign students in Canada to have a ...
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Status changes from under review by AE to submitted [duplicate]

I am submitting a paper to a journal that uses ScholarOne tracking system. It is more than 3 months now. The status changes: Submitted -> Under review by AE (one week) -> Under review by referee (2 ...
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Under what option should i upload a revised main document when using manuscriptcentral?

[please edit this question or propose a better title, English is not my native language] Recently my paper was accepted with major revisions in a journal using mc.manuscriptcentral in its submission ...
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How to avoid the “you didn't consider this” review in a scientific publication?

I am a 5th year PhD student, and I have been writing scientific papers for conferences for a few years now. One constant in the feedback that we get from reviewers is what I call, for lack of a better ...
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How to respond to reviewer's comment that “magnitude of effect too small”?

We received a decision letter of major revision recently. One of the four reviewers raised many comments like "Fig. XX, magnitude of effect too small." or "Fig. XX, scale condensed, magnitude of ...
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Can I correct a mistake that the reviewers didn't spot in a paper that has not been accepted yet?

Recently my paper was accepted pending major revisions (i.e., not yet accepted), and while following the reviewers' comments and revising my paper, I realized that both reviewers missed a mistake that ...
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Can I ask reviewers (via the editor) whether they lost track halfway through the paper?

I submitted a paper to a journal in linguistics. It was accepted pending some minor revisions w.r.t. typesetting and a few sentences that had to be reformulated. The reviewers gave eight comments on ...
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Inviting a likely reviewer of a rejected manuscript as a co-author

Researcher X is well known in area Y for the past five years. He finished his PhD about 4 years ago and now has over 1600 citations. In area Y, he has been the first author of all published survey and ...
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Changing a graph during a review?

I am writing a machine learning manuscript for publication. In a figure I had two learning curves for parameter 1 (P1) and parameter 2 (P2). Now, the reviewer asked to incorporate parameter 3 (P3) ...
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Reply to reviewers

I recently submitted a manuscript and and a reviewer asked about sample size: The sample size is low to draw a strong conclusion to change the national policy, it is better to assess this trial as ...
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What are the chances of a paper being accepted after [duplicate]

I got minor revision in the first round of review. The main concern of the reviewer was to add the details in methods section and some amendments in the text. I re-submitted the paper after ...
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How to tell if a Journal is peer reviewed and/or legitimate? [duplicate]

I am working through my dissertation and was just wondering, how would you know if a journal is peer reviewed or actually legitimate? If a journal etc has an ISSN number on them, does this mean the ...
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When is it acceptable to issue an update to a manuscript that is still under review?

16 months ago, I finished a paper A and submitted it to a journal X. It is currently still under review. (For the journal's defence, it must be said that the paper is quite long - 89 pages). This ...
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A reviewer of my paper told me that “TABLES & FIGURES: too many and difficult to follow in text” What does this mean?

A reviewer of my paper told me that "TABLES & FIGURES: To many and difficult to follow in text. Not optimized for readers" What does this mean? What should I work on to improve my paper?
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What does it mean when someone says a discussion section is not “well-developed”? [closed]

A reviewer of my paper told me that the discussion section is not well developed. What does this mean? What should I work on to improve my discussion section?
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Response to a reviewer for a duplicated paragraph

I had a mistake in my paper and I had a duplicated paragraph in my paper. Now, reviewer told me that it is duplicated and ask me for a description for the problem. I have deleted the paragraph but I ...
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What if your reviewer told you need to cite author A and Author A is you?

It is common practice in my field to remove self-citations completely in a manuscript for consideration. Even if you use neutral language like: “Author A said XYZ” (with Author A being myself), it is ...
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Suggesting reviewers for a very sectorial double-blind submission

The topic of suggesting reviewers to a journal has been covered here multiple times, for example on how to pick them or whether it is (always) good practice to actually follow the suggestion. I have ...
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Can I disclose a conflict of interest with some professors from a particular university in responding to comments?

I have been given comments for a major revision from a respected journal. But suddenly, I guessed with a high probability that a person who is a long time adversary of my supervisor may be behind this ...
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What should I do if someone submit a review of a manuscript in journal system sooner than I know and I already prepared a detailed review?

I am a Ph.D. student. My supervisor frequently tells me if you want to do a review for journals, login into my account and perform the review. He never reviews any paper. He is very lazy and I have to ...
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How serious can this review invitation be?

I published my first article a while ago, nothing special, just rigorous formalization of some well-known facts. Now I got a mail writing We have read about your published precious paper in ...
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Who( editor or reviewer) reviews a revised manuscript? [duplicate]

I sent an article to a top journal. It was reviewed by 2 reviewers. The decision made was 'revision'. I revised the manuscript and sent a detailed point by point response to reviewer comments. During ...
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could a manuscript be under review even if AE not assigned?

There are three things written on journal home page. EIC, AE and ADM. EIC is assigned whereas AE and ADM are not assigned. The status is "Under review". In this situation, what I can expect i.e. Has ...
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Should I accept to review a re-submission to a different conference

(My field is Computer Science, where conference publications are the norm.) I reviewed a paper submitted to conference A six months ago. The paper was borderline, and was eventually rejected. I wrote ...
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Peer-review in the year 2000

For a new paper about media archaeology in the context of scientific publication, I found an interesting topic which is not very well researched yet. As far as I know from research, in the year 2000 ...
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Paper rejection probability after two round of major revision. [closed]

I would like to know the paper rejection probability (very rough) after two round of major revision. At the 1st and 2nd revision, I have revised the paper properly according to the reviewer's comments....
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Paper accepted three hours after submission

I have submitted a paper to a conference sponsored by IEEE. After 3 hours, i received an email that said your paper has been accepted and recommend to present paper. Your paper will be recommended ...
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Conference reviews contains the whole range of ratings

We have received reviews for a paper we submitted to a top tier CS related conference, which holds a rebuttal phase. The ratings we got are: strong accept (expert) weak accept (knowledgeable) weak ...
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How far can I go when requesting presentational changes in a review?

First time reviewer for a mathematical journal here. I'm encountering a lot of little presentational flaws, such as typos and grammatical errors, but also LaTeX problems. It doesn't stop there, I ...
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Should startup-company founder accept peer-review requests?

I'm a relatively recent graduate putting together a startup company, and I've just received an offer to peer-review a paper for a reputable journal. As with prior questions on SE.Academia, e.g. As a ...
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Should I agree to referee a paper when I don't feel I can judge its importance?

Background: I am a first-year PhD student in pure mathematics studying subject X. With my supervisors, I recently published on arXiv a paper on a particular example A that explores how X works when ...
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Does correcting the data analysis when replying to a Major Revision make a bad impression on the editors and reviewers?

I received a decision on my manuscript, requiring Major Revisions. One referee thinks one of my result is abnormal and contradictory with previous findings. After checking my raw data and analysis ...
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Can the peer-review process be “emulated” in class?

For graduate students such as Masters by coursework students who may not really pass through the rigour of research, is it possible to have them review the write-ups (e.g articles for assignment) of ...
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Are editors OK if the publisher invites reviewers?

In my experience maintaining reviewers was the most time-intensive part of handling journals. That is, inviting reviewers for every submission, inviting more reviewers if none of the initial batch ...
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How should I highlight extensive changes in a revised manuscript?

I revised and resubmitted my manuscript (rejected with the chance of resubmission) to the same journal. I listed all my answers to the reviewers' comments at the beginning of the document. Later, the ...
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Under review since 9 months. Shall I send another email [duplicate]

First, I would like to mention that I saw that there are similar questions about this topic on this site but this one is very specific whose answer I could not find anywhere. The query is as follows. ...
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From “Review in progress” to “Ready to review” [duplicate]

I understand that this question is related to a workflow of a journal and have tried to look at the answer of this specific query but am not able to find a specific answer anywhere else. The query is ...
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Awaiting Decision Approval - Scholar One (Major revision scenario) [duplicate]

I submitted a revised paper to ScholarOne (major revision) a month or so ago. The status of the paper went from "under review" to "awaiting reviewer selection" back to "under review." Now, the status ...
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Is it a good idea to submit to a single-blind journal when I have no affiliation?

I am looking to publish a paper in computational biology. However, I have no affiliation (I have been affiliated with some institutions in the past, but am not currently affiliated with anyone now). I ...
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Can I update my research paper before the camera ready date? [duplicate]

I am trying to finalize the last version of my accepted paper. I have followed the suggestions that I got from the reviewers. While I am editing, I found that a relevant research paper that could ...
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What the difference between full research paper and WIP?

Recently, I have got a notification from a conference saying that my research paper has been accepted to be published in LNCS proceedings as Work-in-progress paper. Therefore, I am asking if there any ...
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How do journal editors check word count on pdfs?

I've read posts from journal editors on Academia Stack Exchange that the first thing they do is check the word count of submitted articles. How do journal editors check the word count of submitted ...
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How to respond/reply to a reviewer who doesn't seem to “get” the paper

I've receiced double-blind reviews of a paper I submitted a while ago. However, it seems that only one reviewer actually seemed to "get" the point of the paper: They showed flaws in my work but also ...
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What is Awaiting Reviewer Reply? Scholarone journal [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript the current status is "Awaiting Reviewer Reply", does it mean that the reviewers have the manuscript and are reviewing it or is it that the journal is waiting for the ...
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What to do if the editor's decision is not in your favor?

I had recently developed a method and submitted as a manuscript to a journal. Out of four reviewers, three accepted the method and asked for some clarifications about the method:- 2 with major ...
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Editor rejected manuscript claiming it is similar to a not-yet-published manuscript (that I haven't seen). How to proceed?

A few months ago, I submitted a manuscript. After the reviews were completed I received a rejection decision from the Associate Editor (AE). The rejection was based on the basis of a single rejection ...
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Editorial rejection: should I write back?

I recently submitted a paper to one of the Physical Review Journals (not Letters). I think that the result is both novel and important. After I uploaded the preprint to ArXiv, I received several ...
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Math / physics conference with one week review period - reasonable?

I recently received an invitation to review a mathematics paper for a conference called "International Conference on Physics, Mathematics and Statistics". It's not one I'm familiar with, but their ...
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Journal paper submission practices to improve review quality and reduce delay

I'm trying to think of things that can contribute to reducing the review time of a paper, and to get the most relevant reviews. Are there some best practices with regard to submitting a paper to a ...
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Why aren't faculty applications peer-reviewed? [closed]

Research articles are peer-reviewed. Funding is based on peer-review. Academic dissertations are somehow peer-reviewed (external examiner). Everything is based on peer-review in academia. I wonder ...