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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Looking for conferences / journals with non blind peer review in computer science

I was wondering if there are any computer science related conferences or journals that review their submissions publicly. So everyone can see what the authors submitted and what the reviewers ...
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As a referee, is it appropiate to ask for further details on a model extracted from another work?

I'm reviewing a work in applied mathematics, and on it, the authors work on an equation that is derived from a previous work. There is a parameter that has been chosen in a way I would like to be ...
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Potential referee for a journal submission

I have a paper to be submitted and most of the journals in my field would like to have a "potential reviewer" list (3-4 potential reviewer) by the author. Of course, the last decision to send to paper ...
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Is it acceptable for a referee to reject a paper for superficial reasons?

I recently got a short referee’s report on a paper I submitted. They made superficial remarks concerning notation and writing style, and then admitted that they did not even read the main result. Is ...
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Fairness of assigning different reviewers for final decision on paper

I recently submitted a paper to a journal. My paper came back with a reject and resubmission allowed decision. When I resubmitted the paper it went to other reviewers. Under the journal's rules, this ...
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Interaction with peer- reviewer

I received a peer review of my research paper. I answered the question arises there in comments. I didn't find such details of the reviewer to give information about some question arises in peer ...
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Can an article published in a non-peer reviewed venue later undergo peer review?

As we all know, once a paper has been published in some form (whether or not in a peer-reviewed format), most journals will balk at the idea of publishing it again. Does this apply solely to ...
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Peer-review in ‘fully peer-review journals’ [duplicate]

If, after 28 months of waiting and the third request, I within a few hours receive “Reviewer # 1: Sorry that this review took so long. However, this paper does not contain any results of value”, I ...
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Is there away to know who has published several high quality papers in a specific academic field/area during the last 5 years for example

I am trying to submit a paper for publication. The journal is asking to provide a list of experts who have published several high quality papers in the field of interest. Is there away to find this ...
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Manuscript was returned by the Editor to include more data, should I prepare “Response to Editor”?

I have submitted a manuscript that was returned by the Editor mainly because there is "no enough data" on the manuscript. The manuscript is a bit shorter and to-the-point. Of course, I have been also ...
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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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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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Correcting a paper that just came back from review, what should I do? [duplicate]

After this one paper came back with minor revisions requested, I'm revisiting my data and making sure to check that everything stated in the paper is factual. Finally, I found a few errors that were ...
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What does “awaiting reviewer reply” mean? [closed]

What does "awaiting reviewer reply" mean? Is it same as "under review" and "awaiting reviewer scores"?"
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When would they reject a paper in case of violating the double-blind review policy?

a month ago i submitted my paper to double-blind review conference, and their notification date is one month from now. However, i had presented the work (in an abstract way) 3 months ago in a small ...
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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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Can a conference paper with all weak reject get accepted at the end?

Those who have experience in setting in conference program committees: can a paper with all "weak reject" reviews get accepted for publication at the end?
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Review asks me to demonstrate “what is the new thing done”; what should I write? [closed]

The referee has asked to demonstrate ' what is the new thing done" so that the paper will be accepted. I feel, though the fundamental theory is same for the work, the experiment at various machine is ...
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Should I address an EiC by his given name after he undersigned an email with it?

An EiC very politely answered an enquire of mine via e-mail. He signed with his given name. In case I write to him again, should I keep greeting him as "Prof. [His surname]"? That strikes me as ...
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What is the minimum one can communicate with coauthors

What are the minimal communication points with coauthors necessary for peer-review? I am faced with a slightly hostile and poorly trained group of coauthors (the latter is not their fault: they are ...
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Substantial changes to manuscript in the revision process [duplicate]

Is this acceptable to revise a manuscript more than what reviewers suggested? In fact, due to some issue, the authors may find out that there are some issues even reviewers could not address, so they ...
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Meaning of draft status? [duplicate]

I would like to ask a question about the meaning of the status "Draft" of my submitted article in a Taylor and Francis journal?
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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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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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Review time after third submission

We have submitted a manuscript in a Finance journal. Within 1.5 months, they gave us the comments of two reviewers. The Reviewers gave positive remarks but wanted some correction. We carefully ...
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Rebuttal in a journal

Recently our paper was rejected in an journal. Now, after two resubmissions a Reviewer was not satisfied and the editor sent it to an independent reviewer, who was satisfied with our previous ...
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Revised manuscript take too long to process

I send out my first article to be reviewed on 12 Jun 2018 and received comment from reviewer from Journal of international quantum chemistry on 13 July 1018. Problem is, I have sent in revised ...
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How to cite a technical report for a double blind review process?

Some conferences follow the double-blind review process. As such, you cannot reveal your identity to the reviewers. Further, these conferences restrict the number of pages, say to at most 8 pages. I ...
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In how many conferences should I serve as PC member?

Three months ago, I served as a PC (=Program Committee) member in a top conference in my field (CS). Now, I was offered to serve as a PC member in another top conference. Although I found this job ...
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How shall I reply to the editor after a major revision of my paper?

After I received referee's comments, I revised my manuscript a lot. The referee actually made one major comment, and I addressed that in one paragraph. But I also changed other parts of the paper in ...
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Peer review in Computer Science Journals

I work on both in the area of pure Computer Science and in the area of Computational Chemistry/Biology. Till now I have submitted papers to well known venues(journals) of both these fields. I don't ...
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Extending a paper being peer-reviewed? [duplicate]

I'm currently peer-reviewing a paper (for a computer science conference; review is double-blind). While reading it, I came up with a method for the problem they're solving, somewhat inspired by their ...
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Waiting with a lot of uncertainty [closed]

I have to choose between industry and academia (1 year left). I think the success of below two points according to me is a minimum qualification to get accepted for PhD. But I am afraid of total ...
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Journals with fast response? [closed]

Are there any other impact factor journals for electrical, electronics, communication engineering (or multi-disciplinary) with a very fast response like mdpi journals? I know it is not wise to ask for ...
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Submitting a paper that contains the researcher name to a conference that employs double blind reviewing

Me and my co-researchers is submitting a paper regarding speech recognition to a conference that is held by the university where we study. In this study, we, strictly for the purpose of trolling, ...
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Order of authors when publishing bachelor's thesis (CompSci)

Forgive me if this is a duplicate; i found a few somewhat similar questions, but none which matches my situation exactly. I wrote a bachelor's thesis in computer science. After I was done, we (myself,...
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CS Conference paper reviews, decision and supervisor issue [closed]

I have submitted one research paper in a famous Top rank conference, my main supervisor was not happy to submit because he thought it will be rejected and still needs to be improved but my co-...
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Any suggestions for a rapid publish journal in material science? [closed]

I am looking for a rapid publish journal in material science, environmental science or electrochemical science, open access journals are OK. This is so weired that my defense committee requires me 3~...
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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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notification e-mail and invitation letter

I submitted a manuscript to an international conference. Later I'm told to download the invitation letter and attend the conference. The question is I have not recieved a formal e-mail notification, ...
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Accessing previous versions of papers in EasyChair

EasyChair allows authors and chairs to "replace" previous versions of a submission. Is it possible to access previous versions? (Context: I'm interested in the extent to which EasyChair supports a ...
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What should I do with a workshop paper which is peer reviewed, but only available on the workshop website?

I presented a paper in a workshop in CS. The workshop was related to a good conference, and they had a peer review system for evaluating the papers. But they do not have a proceeding and only made the ...
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After Major Revision what is the decision? [duplicate]

I submitted an research paper to Elsevier journal after 4 months i got major revision i submitting my revised paper, After one month i receive comments from reviewers. Editor letter stated that "I am ...
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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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Who assigns paper to reviewers for a conference and what are the challenges?

Note: I'm aware that the reviewing process in a journal has been explained elsewhere on this site. My question is about the process for peer-reviewed conferences. Question 1: In a peer-reviewed ...
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Will they send my paper to the opposed referee?

All journals asked me to name opposed referees. Will they really not send my papers to those whom I opposed? Some journals seems intentionally send to those whom I opposed.
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How long should you wait after submitting a revise and resubmit before you should contact the journal?

It's been six weeks since I have sent paper for a second review after I received revise&resubmit decision from the first round. Is this a typical time period or should I send a query to the ...
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Question regarding the review process in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

I submitted my paper to IEEE transactions on multimedia more than a month ago and the status of the manuscript is still "Submitted" and it hasn't moved forward at all. I was wondering if this is ...
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How to review a paper about a software library [duplicate]

I was asked for the first time to be a reviewer for a journal paper. If it was a normal paper (proposing a new method, proofing something etc.) I would know how to review it roughly. However, it is ...
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Withdrawing paper and submitting to another journal [duplicate]

I decide to withdraw a paper in a journal (biology) which is already almost 3 months in "With Editor" status. The reason for the delay is because of the journal's lack of preprint policy (my paper was ...