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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Do you believe that all the papers which are published do really deserve to be published? [closed]

Have you ever felt that the paper you are reading from a reputable journal did not deserve to be published?
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how to make the structure of an opinion article? [closed]

I have seen a lot of information about the structure of an academic paper; and in summary the structure is as follows: Title Abstract Introduction State of the Art or Background Methodology Results ...
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What is the difference between “methodology” vs. “originality of approach” when reviewing a paper

I was asked to review a paper with many attributes I should consider. More specifically, I was asked to review the “methodology” and “originality of approach and presentation”. What is the difference ...
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Experimental results summarized in a single large table OR smaller tables with subset of results?

In my experiment, I have obtained a large chunk of results for many different problems being effectively solved by my implemented hypothesis. If I keep my results as subsets for each problem, then I ...
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Can I do research in Nanomedicine provided I am a sophomore in chemical Engineering? [closed]

I want to write a Review Paper on Polymer-Based Nanomedicine, but I’am bit confused weather I should proceed, because much of the terminology used is related to Biology not Engineering.
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How to change corresponing author during review process

I recently graduated my PhD and will take on a new opportunity next month. To follow up two papers that I have submitted a couple of months ago, which are still under review (during a very lengthly ...
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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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balancing submitters and reviewers [closed]

Some parts of the research community have a general problem that there are way more researchers who wish to submit a paper that researchers who wish to review a paper: finding a reviewer takes time. ...
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Manuscript status changed from “Reviews completed” to “Editor assigned” [duplicate]

I have been confused with the present status of my manuscript whose status follows the following timeline: Manuscript initially submitted through Editorial Manager (Springer): 25 Jan 2017 Under ...
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There are any website to review my non native english? [duplicate]

as you can guess I'm a non-native english. When I write an scientific paper, my major trouble is the language and I'm worried about the review of my english. There are any website or community, where ...
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What does the status “Waiting for reviewer assignment” mean? [duplicate]

I submitted my revised manuscript to a mathematical journal since 12-04-2017. The status is "Waiting for reviewer assignment" since 24-4-2017. What does it mean? Have the reviewers started working on ...
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Why we don't mention the names of reviewers?

When a paper appears in a science journal, why do not mention the names of the reviewers so that we, as readers can get an idea about the seriousness of the paper?
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Citing your own published research paper in a submitted manuscript

Is it ethical to cite your own research paper in a submitted manuscript? Are there any issues with this?
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Is it okay to choose a non-peer reviewed research paper as Master's thesis topic?

I am interested to work and improve on one of the research papers which published on https://www.casact.org/pubs/forum/ but I found out that, research paper published on Casualty Actuarial Society, ...
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Is it ok to write a follow-up paper for a paper which has been accepted but not available online yet?

My field is image processing and computer vision. I wrote a paper and presented it in a conference in November 2015. The paper is yet to be available in IEEE Xplore. Now, I've written a follow-up ...
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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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Question about giving feedback to a strict teacher from a student [closed]

How to give a respectfully feedback to a teacher who is strict enough and dont want to take classes but always want positive feedback email from her students ?
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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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Would peer-reviewed articles of single author give insights into the author's collaborative skills?

I was searching a specific person (scientist) online to seek for potential collaboration. I retrieved his/her peer-reviewed publication list and found out that more than 70% (I just did the ...
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Submitted abstract accepted as Poster. How can I change it to an oral presentation?

I've sent an abstract to a prestigious conference in my field, which has been accepted as a poster presentation. How should I ask them to reconsider my poster as a talk? Related questions: Talks vs. ...
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How can a Paper be sent to “Under Review ”so quickly? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an SCIE indexed journal 1 month ago. I had selected an Associate Editor for my manuscript. The journal website said that if my manuscript is not deemed fit for peer ...
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Is BDAS a good conference? [closed]

I find a conference BDAS (bdas.polsl.pl/default.asp). Noticeably, almost all the papers published in the previous conference proceedings are from the host country . Can anyone give some comment on its ...
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Number of reviewers [closed]

What is general rule regarding the number of reviewers? Date under manuscript status "under review" has now changed for third time within two months. What could this implicate?
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The problem of incompetent peer-review

In which fraction of the recent papers is significant incompetence of review(s) observed in natural sciences? In my searching, I've only come across one example of such a review... is anyone familiar ...
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how to reply to a blind reviewer? [closed]

I have a paper under review. Two of the reviewers have accepted the paper. The third reviewer is ......This is the first time that I met such a blind reviewer. Most of his questions are superficial ...
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Why publish in a journal instead of in arXiv or in my blog? [closed]

I don´t know what is exactly the value of publishing a high impact paper in a journal or magazine (electronic or not, open-access or not). I have several doubts about the benefits of publishing on a ...
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Who can help me . I am interested to be a reviwer [closed]

Shall anybody recommend me a journal -in the field of analytical chemistry- that can easily offer me to be a reviewer in it . I am very interested to do so although it will be the first!. I am a ...