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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Does Responding Quickly to Rebuttal Questions in Peer Review Benefit the Review Process? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the midst of the peer review process for a paper I've submitted. Recently, I received a set of rebuttal questions from the reviewers. I am able to provide answers to these questions ...
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Mistakes in calculation found after submission of a manuscript

I submitted a paper recently to a journal. In that paper I showed some calculations and compared some experimental results with the calculations. The calculations show good agreement with the ...
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Editorial manager system and Firefox password manager

This is maybe a rather special specialist question... I review and hold Associate Editor positions for various Elsevier and Springer journals that use editorialmanager.com (actually I believe both ...
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Is It advisable to release a manuscript as a preprint while it is under submission at a conference

It is common, especially in Computer Science fields, to see papers that are under review at conferences and are also available as preprints (e.g. arXiv). However, I am uncertain about the potential ...
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How do I write the referee report for a paper where the main result is a very complicated formula?

I am currently reviewing a mathematical paper that presents its main and sole result as an extensive formula. This formula relies on the notation defined in another paper, and the formula itself spans ...
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How to handle simultaneous peer review for two papers that build on each other?

I have simultaneously received 2 papers for review from the same journal from what I can only assume are the same authors (although the process is double blind). The papers build on each other, here ...
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Is it a bad sign if a review of a revised manuscript completed within few hours? [duplicate]

Has anyone had a similar experience? My revised manuscript was sent out for a new round of peer review yesterday. This morning, I found one of the reviewers had already finished the review, which is ...
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Politely suggesting to the editor that they should invite more reviewers

Elsevier provides a tracking system through which authors can see how many reviewers have been invited, how many have accepted to review the paper, and how many have completed the review. If more than ...
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Are there major non-APS/AIP journals that do not practice confidential peer review?

One of the things that I think is particularly notable about the Physical Review journals (and other journals published by the American Physical Society and/or American Institute of Physics) is that ...
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Is writing papers with a complex statistical methodology worth it? [closed]

I published several medical meta-analysis papers in high-profile journals using advanced methodology that, to my eye, should be most interesting to many people in my field. However, I noticed that: ...
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How to decide when I'm too busy to accept a request to review a manuscript? [closed]

Does anybody have advice on how you draw a line in the sand of when you're "too busy" to review a manuscript that an editor has requested you to review? We're all busy all the time. How do ...
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Is LibreTexts allowable as a reference for formal research?

I am currently writing a paper that has a potential to be published. It is mathematics-heavy, so a lot of the sources I encountered are something like libretexts, paul's online notes, etc. My main ...
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Does Adding Curriculum Vitae to Personal Webpage Breach Double-Blind Peer Review?

Recently, I nearly made a mistake: I was building my personal webpage, and I added a paper which we submitted to CVPR (a conference) in "publications", marking it as "submitted to CVPR&...
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In ACM reviews, a reviewer has a rating like "expert". How is this rating assigned?

In the papers I've submitted to ACM conferences, in the reviews there is typically a field next to the reviewer that appears to give the reviewer's level of proficiency in the topic. For example, it ...
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Citing articles while writing a reply to the referee/editor's reports: do I need to do that?

The reviewers send me comments through the editor. While writing a reply, do I have to cite sources to back my points up? If so, how to cite them? Do I need to cite them formally, with a dedicated &...
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Covering application fees for peer review, when your university declines to proceed, but expert in the field consider the work excellent

Situation - I produced a MSc thesis in applied data science (I mean, using data science but applied on a certain domain X), which was A-graded. An expert in the field X said it is excellent and worthy ...
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What should I do if I cannot understand a peer reviewer's comment?

I have submitted a paper to a journal in the field of computer science. My paper was accepted with major revisions. However, a reviewer asked : " Give more mathematical treatment of the proposed ...
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The status "Required Reviews Completed”

I submitted a paper twenty days ago, and now its status has changed to 'Required Reviews Completed.' I'm wondering if such a quick review turnaround indicates a high likelihood of my paper being ...
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What should I do if I suspect one of the journal reviews I got is AI-generated?

I’ve submitted a paper to a reputable journal and received two reviews asking for a revision. One of the reviews is on-topic and helpful. The other, however, I suspect was generated by an AI based on ...
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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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Questionable peer review practice in top-tier journal

I am a tenured professor of engineering at a major research university. Recently, I was asked to review a manuscript for a top-tier multidisciplinary scientific journal. The authors were all grad ...
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Do editors pretend that someone asked for you to review to make acceptance of review requests more likely?

I received a review request from a journal I have previously reviewed for. In the request, they stated that the authors suggested me to be one of the reviewers, which I found slightly odd as the topic ...
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Secret-Santa-like informal peer reviewing in a small community

I've been thinking about a way that researchers in a small community could stay informed about each other's work and commit to give each other feedback on preprints independently from formal ...
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How to write review requests that are not classified as spam?

I'm the editor of a statistical journal (currently it doesn't have an Impact Factor but will have one soon as far as our information goes). I have experienced that it is very hard to find reviewers ...
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How to deal with author's extensive self-citation? [duplicate]

As a scientific journal reviewer, how can I deal with a manuscript where the authors cited their own works extensively (14 times) in the manuscript?
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What is a reviewer integrity check in this particular context?

I recently submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal in my field. It is published by Wiley and Hindawi. I received a "major revision" decision based on two reviews. One of the reviewers ...
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Publishing in a field that I am not an expert in

To give you some backstory, there is a particular publically-available hospital dataset that has been published about by other groups. I have recently come up with a novel machine learning method for ...
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Is it typical for one review to be made by multiple reviewers?

I recently got a review back from consideration. One review was a little odd in that the reviewer(s?) consistently referred to themselves using "We" and "Our". It seems highly ...
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What does the Editor-in-chief do with the Associate editor recommendation? How much is him/her involved?

I am aware about the typical workflow of a journal. Still, I am very curious about the "last steps" before an article is accepted. Let's assume one successfully passed peer review and the ...
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"Awaiting Referee Assignment" Does that mean my submission passed the first decision? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper yesterday to a SAGE journal, and it went very quickly from with journal administrator (or something like that) to Awaiting Referee Assignment. There is an editor attached to it as ...
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Do I need to let the editor know of my first peer-review?

As an incoming physics PhD student, I've recently been offered an opportunity to review a manuscript for a journal, it's a paper that builds upon a prior work I've co-authored. While I'm familiar with ...
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Upon resubmission, can I oppose some previous reviewers if I stronly disagree with their comments?

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal. I was given a major revision after a two-month review period. The comments from the two reviewers are positive and constructive. It took me a month to ...
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Being in "1 Reviewer(s) invited" state for 4 months, What should I do? [duplicate]

I have submitted an article in a math journal, the status has remained at "1 Reviewer(s) invited" for the past 4 months. In an attempt to understand the reasons behind this delay and seek an ...
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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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Submitted paper without part of methodology

I submitted a paper but I realized we accidentally commented out a couple paragraphs of the methodology. These are relatively important paragraphs, without which, I don't think the paper's results ...
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Status "Reviewed by all reviewers" hasn't changed in 20 days [duplicate]

On the journal website my research papers' status is “Reviewed by all reviewers”. It has been almost 20 days without a change in status. Should I mail the editor/the journal? What should I write?
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Can I publish a paper based on already published dataset? [duplicate]

I published a dataset for an experiment on a data repository. The dataset is available online and includes all the authors' names. Can I still send a research paper to a peer-reviewed journal based on ...
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After a successful appeal and resubmission, the same reviewer rejected our paper again, what can we do?

The last time I submitted my manuscript in 2022, it was rejected by the newly added reviewer x after major and minor revisions. The reason was that the method of one of the sections was questioned ...
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Adding More Empirics During "Revise and Resubmit" Process?

So, I (an early career researcher) have an article submitted to a journal in Political Science. In the article, I use several interviews with very specific and very busy people from my related field. ...
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What are the different acceptance scores for AAAI'24?

What are the different options of the reviewers for "OVERALL EVALUATION" for the 38th Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Association for the Advancement of Artificial)? I ...
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Can i define a new problem other than existing problems in a field and propose a novel method to solve it?

I am putting my effort into proposing a novel method to solve a set of new problems in my field which have never been defined and solved before. These problems are almost similar to existing problems ...
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Requesting an extension for revision due to being on holiday

I submitted an article on the first of May, and just got the comments from the reviewers today (31st of October). The editor specified that I have 2 weeks to address the comments, but I am going on a ...
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How to recommend an alternative journal in a (negative) referee report

I have been asked by a top journal in my field (mathematics) to referee a paper. The paper is very strong, but I feel that it falls slightly short of making the cut for this (very prestigious) journal....
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Should I referee for MDPI journal Mathematics? [duplicate]

As a general rule, when I receive a request to referee a paper from a journal, I do my best to accept it unless I have a strong reason not to. One possible reason is that the journal in question is ...
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Ask Area Chair/Editor to reveal one of the reviewers of my paper [duplicate]

We submitted a paper to a venue and got accepted. The venue is single-blind, reviewers know our names, but we don't know who they are. During the review process one reviewer made very good suggestions ...
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Benefits of being a journal referee from an individual's perspective and its hidden dynamics [closed]

What are the benefits of being a journal referee from an individual's perspective? What hidden dynamics serves as the undercurrent for referees to be tough or lenient? The dynamics could be academic ...
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Does a research paper of a Phd student get equal attention in top category math. journal?

I am a PhD student in pure mathematics from a lower-developed or developing country in the Asia region. I have two published articles in average-category peer-reviewed journals (one is in the Q2 ...
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Reviewing a potentially interesting, albeit unreadable paper

I am reviewing a paper for a major journal with very high impact factor. Some of the authors are very well known in the field and have several other papers published in this particular journal, such ...
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How likely is it to get a second chance in this context? [closed]

I am currently pursuing a PhD degree and I do not yet have a lot of experience submitting journal articles. I recently submitted an article to an IEEE journal in my field. Around two months ago I got ...
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Can an author choose the reviewer of their book?

I suspect the answer is no. The problem is, there is a group of scholars who would invariably trash the works of young scholars from a certain school of thought (they already did). My book was ...
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