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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Is there a "blind" e-print service?

Motivated by questions such as Double blind review allowing arXiv submissions : is there a respectable e-print website (ideally Arxiv itself) that allows me to submit a "blind preprint", i.e....
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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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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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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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Direct quotation vs indirect quotation

I submitted a manuscript to IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which is a journal for computer science applications and automotive/mechanical engineering. A reviewer of my ...
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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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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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What should be done if a paper's decision is accept, but the copyeditor identifies a potential technical issue?

This question has been in the back of my mind since it happened many years ago. A paper was submitted to a not-very-good journal, and the process was: Paper shown to editorial board member, who says ...
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There is an uncommon icon for my submission on EasyChair

I have submitted a manuscript via EasyChair. I assume that iIt is still under review because I had no notifications of any sort. When I click on my role on the main page, there is a link which allows ...
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How does author-initiated peer review differ from double blind peer review?

Some journals (example) today ask the authors to initiate a peer review rather than initiating a blind peer review themselves. Are these articles different in terms of quality and bias? Are these ...
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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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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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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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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 to see submitted manuscript status as co-author for the IEEE Access journal?

The IEEE Access journal's submission has been changed to https://ieee.atyponrex.com. However, I cannot see the co-author's submitted manuscript in this new system. I would appreciate it if someone ...
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How to mark paper as mainly my work before moving institutions

I have a paper that has some important work. I recently graduated and am about to work at a top 5 tech firm's AI research division. As part of the interview, they seemed really excited about this work ...
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Can authors see changes in NeurIPS reviewer scores after the rebuttal period ends? (openreview platform)

Reviewers can change their score during the rebuttal phase and these changes are visible to the authors, other reviewers, ACs SACs, and PCs. I know that the reviewers can also change their scores ...
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Can published papers from non-international journals decrease the level of a CV?

Consider a PhD candidate that still does not have publications in international journals but has some papers in local journals (peer reviewed but non-listed in international rankings) from their ...
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Multiple proposals assigned to the same study section in NIH

I would like to know everybody's ideas about having multiple NIH proposals being reviewed in one study section/scientific review group (group of peer reviewers that evaluate proposals on a particular ...
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Is it possible to re-submit the manuscript again without being restricted to a specific time?

My manuscript was submitted to a reputable magazine. During the revision process, I revised the manuscript again. When the reviewers finished making changes, the comments I received matched the ones I ...
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Can I trust new articles in a high-impact journal with abnormal number of corrections for older ones?

Currently I survey new literature by subscribing to the RSS feed of high-impact journals. Especially for the journal nature communications (IP > 12) I see much much higher number of correction ...
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In Economics, should I submit first and arxiv second?

I'm working outside academia, and have a background in applied maths. In the past few years I've studied economics in some depth, and have nearly finished writing a paper. I have a good idea to which ...
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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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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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How are the effects of published errors accounted for?

Imagine a researcher publishing a paper that contains a key error in some fact or figure. This error slips through review and ends up being cited in future papers. Later, the original researcher ...
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Is it a normal process if all results by the "Track Change" function in MS-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 ...
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How long does Springer give reviewers to peer-review an original book?

It can take months for articles in journals. But a proportional amount of time would make it years for a book, so that cannot be it. Does anyone have a ballpark recent figure for a 90,000 word ...
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Awaiting AE recommendation before "acceptance or rejection"

Is it ok to ask the journal about the status of my manuscript or it will affect their decision about it?
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Meaning of "ADM: not assigned, Under Review" for IEEE Access

I submitted a paper to IEEE Access (at the website : https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-access) This is a re-submission revised according to reviews (all were accept with minor edits). On the ...
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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 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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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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