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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Failed the preliminary PhD exam because the committee members rejected my already accepted publication

My paper got accepted in a very high-ranking peer-reviewed conference and will be published in the proceedings. However, my university PhD committee members are saying it is ‘weak’ and they did not ...
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When bidding for papers on softconf.com as a reviewer, does it make any difference between answering no or not bidding for a paper?

When bidding for papers on softconf.com as a reviewer, does it make any difference between answering no or not answering for a paper? I.e., is there difference between: and ? Answering some ...
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To what extent are reviewers influenced by other reviews?

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at to what extent reviewers are influenced by other reviews? For example, ICLR 2019 published reviews publicly before all reviewers had written the ...
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Should I list my work as a frequent journal reviewer as a volunteer work in LinkedIn?

I am a frequent reviewer for a particular (computer science) journal, and I wonder if the review work I do counts as a "volunteer" work? I do already list this work in my CV under (PROFESSIONAL ...
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Inderscience peer-Review Process

I submitted my paper two months ago to an Inderscience journal. Well, this is my first experience with Inderscience publisher, so while checking my paper updates, I can not understand the meaning of “...
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Are there guidelines that say if post-submission publications must be cited?

I can see from this question Can I cite a paper published after the initial submission of my paper? asking if it is okay to cite papers after submission is answered as, yes- and sometimes you need to. ...
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What to do if the corresponding authors do not share the referees' response?

My PhD advisers and I have an under review paper in a top tier journal. Recently, I received an email from the chief editor of the journal informing us that the paper has been reviewed and they ...
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How to convince co-authors it is unethical to include false research citations in “working paper” being submitted to a conference?

I'm third co-author on a paper that was re-submitted for publication after primary author redid data analyses when I discovered that our original data had been significantly flawed. A month or so ...
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How can the reader verify the validity of the claims in a published clinical trial paper?

I am from the field of Mathematics. If you find some published articles in a mathematical journal, you can check the validity of the claimed results just by reading the proof or provide a ...
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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

The scenario: in an article, found a point/claim/fact that would fit/support perfectly a broader point I'm trying to construct (@Related works section) The dilemma: Whom to cite? a) only the ...
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Choosing a journal to offer services for review

I'm a Master's level statistician working in academics research, public health policy, and so on. The area itself is marginally interesting to me. I'm interested in professional development, but my ...
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Does suggesting potential reviewers for one's submitted paper increase the likelihood of the paper being accepted?

Some journals propose authors to suggest potential reviewers for their submitted papers. Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify to what extent suggesting potential reviewers for ...
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Contacting editor-in-chief regarding delay ?

I have a paper in review in a prestigious applied math journal. The average time from first submission to final decision in that journal is about 8 months. The first round of reviews took 7 months. ...
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Is it OK to invite PhD scientists (Bio and Pharma) to peer review manuscripts?

I recently joined the editorial board of a decent OA journal. I got requests to handle quite some manuscripts very soon. I accepted to handle the first 2 and soon I saw another two and then another ...
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How can reviewers validate work that does not include source code or raw experiment data?

FYI, I am in CS and EE field. Relevant journals and conferences are organized by IEEE, ACM, USENIX and so on. I've noticed that many paper submission system don't require neither source code nor ...
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Registering systematic review in Prospero

I have recently submitted a systematic review (SR) to a journal. One of the reviewers pointed out, that my SR was not registered in Prospero, an international prospective register of systematic ...
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What is scholarship score in paper review?

I got paper reviews and I found there is an item scholarship, Can anyone tell what is scholarship score mean in paper review?
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How does Clarivate incentivise journals to market Publons?

I've observed that MDPI sends out an awful lot of emails marketing Publons to me as a peer reviewer. I think they are not the only publisher to do so. It seems to me that Clarivate/Publons is an ...
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What is the difference between “Author Rebuttal” and “Paper Discussion” in Academic Conferences?

In academic conferences and their important dates, I know what "Author Rebuttal Period" is but it is not particularly clear to me what is meant by "Paper Discussion Period"? Are ...
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reviews of a submitted paper after payment

I have submitted an article to a CS conference that its proceedings are indexed by Springer in its series entitled Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, the link is: https://www.springer.com/...
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How to cite (unpublished) data set during peer review?

In the move towards open science, it is becoming common practice to deposit the data accompanying a publication in a dedicated data repository. Often, authors prefer to delay the publication of the ...
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Are contributions to the American Political Science Review labeled “Letter” peer reviewed?

I suspect that in general, they are not, but perhaps someone who knows better could clarify. However, I am looking specifically at the American Political Science Review, where contributions labeled "...
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Counting journal reviews (when reviewing revisions)

We've discussed how many papers we should review, but how do we count reviews? Sometimes I review 2-3 versions of a manuscript before it is finally accepted/rejected. Should I count each version that ...
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Reject after major revision, reason is that the journal is not suitable for this kind of work

I submitted a paper in a renowned journal. The first decision was a major revision (revise and resubmit) asking questions. I answered them all and the reviewers were happy with the answers. The second ...
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Changing the method after first peer review round

I have submitted a paper and got a R&R. After the submission, I have learned new method techniques for my research and I found those very compelling. Now, I would like to use them and I was ...
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public opinion about published articles

As a young scientist I find it increasingly difficult to filter out the good vs not-so-good research publications. Especially given the number of publications that get published every day. Reports on ...
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What are turnaround times like in Finance, Financial Economics, Economics / Econometrics journals?

What are turnaround times like in Finance, Financial Economics, Economics / Econometrics journals? I would be among at least a 1000 other aspirants looking to publish in quality journals. There ...
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Very long duration for the first round of review

I submitted my paper to a prestigious journal of Taylor and Francis publisher. I get my first response after three months (which is average for the first response). The comments were around adding a ...
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How does a researcher disassociate him or herself from the Openreview conference management system?

I submitted a paper to openreview almost 3 years ago. It was never my intention to publish anything to the conferences on there, and I only did it because I was pushed by my then supervisor. It was an ...
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Dealing with burnout from long review process

There are a number of other questions about dealing with non-response or the length of the review process and some here about burnout in academia. I'm in the end of getting a paper accepted, but (...
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Finding time for the associate editor job – should one ask institute's management?

An early career researcher (ECR) is asked to become an associate editor for a reputable classical journal. Of course, no renumeration is offered. Based on the experience of other ECRs in a similar ...
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how to answer to some suggestions made over an article submitted to a review process?

I have sent an article to a journal in CS and the editor-in-chief had send me the reviews. Some of them are comments and also suggestions from which I should send a letter telling them if I have ...
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About listing papers under review in your CV

I'm a PhD student and recently submitted my first paper to a journal. I listed this paper as under review in my CV with its title, but not with the journal name. (My CV is available on my personal ...
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Adding relevant example in later draft

I am currently reviewing a paper for a conference, where the authors present a new method to study a class of physical systems. While the main ideas are general, their formulation specifically ...
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How to prepare a good response to referee reports when I have a weak reject and two accepts?

I received a weak reject, an accept and a strong accept from a top-tier conference in CS. So, I need to prepare a careful rebuttal response! The problem is that the weak-reject reviewer did not ask ...
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How to cite a published review report of a journal article?

I found an interesting idea that was discussed in detail in a published reviewer report on an article in journal X (an open peer review journal) and I want to mention it in my manuscript. How to ...
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Is it a normal process if all changes by “Track Change” function in Word of my revised manuscript are visible after being built in Elsevier?

I got a revision reply and the editor wanted me to use "track change" in Word to do changes in manuscript. I completed the revision for manuscript and responses to reviewers file. I re-submitted and ...