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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Guide to reviewing a scientific article [duplicate]

I'll be reviewing a scientific article soon and I've not done this before. It'll be reviewing a popular article on an astrophysical topic. Undergraduate level but I'm open to any level of guidance. ...
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My R01 application was re-assigned to a study section that doesn't seem like a good fit (NIH)

I submitted my first ever R01 application a few weeks ago and indicated that it be assigned to a specific study section (let's call it study section A). Yesterday, I received an email from the chief ...
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How can I quickly sort what is peer-reviewed and what isn't in a wide body of literature?

I have long list of literature to review that I have inserted in Excel (title, authors, year, journal, etc.). I would like to quickly sort out which journals are peer-reviewed and which aren't. I ...
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citing from figure in a review

I found an interesting figure in a review which has no reference ( i assumed that it belongs to the review author if i am wrong kindly correct my idea) , can i paraphrase the caption or use the figure ...
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Awaiting EIC Decision for more than 1 month

I have submitted a paper in a journal's special issue. In the first notification, I got a major revision. After submitting the revision it goes through (awaiting for reviewer selection -> awaiting for ...
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Using sentences verbatim from a referee report without attribution

Two part question Part I For a revised paper following a review by referees, to what extent is each of the following acceptable or unacceptable: Use the exact sentence from a report without ...
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Who get rebuttal in conference submission?

When a conference has a date for Rebuttal, does this mean they send the reviews to all submitted papers including accepted papers? Or is it just sent to borderline/rejected papers?
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Matters Arising: Nature Communications post-publication commentary

Nature and Nature Communications recently started publishing post-publication commentary in specially published peer-reviewed comments called as "Matters Arising" https://www.nature.com/ncomms/submit/...
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What is the chance of an 'invited manuscript submission' to be accepted?

I recently submitted a manuscript in a reliable journal in my field through 'invited manuscript' scheme. This is my first time to do such a thing since I mostly publish my paper on a regular ...
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The status of my paper is “Ready for Decision (30 days)”. Should I write an email and ask?

I submitted my paper in Elsevier, the status of my paper is "Ready for Decision (30 days). Should I write an email and ask why does it takes so long? Thanks
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Manuscript status changed from Review in progress to Ready for review [duplicate]

After two months the status of the manuscript under review changed from review in progres to ready for review. I dont understand is my paper yet to be reviewed? Dont know the workflow of River Valley ...
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How do journal editors check word count on pdfs?

I've read posts from journal editors on Academia Stack Exchange that the first thing they do is check the word count of submitted articles. How do journal editors check the word count of submitted ...
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Contacting EiC on social media

I am in a very frustrating situation. My article is under review for almost 8 months and I didn't hear any response. The average review time for the journal is 3 months. The journal is highly reputed ...
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How to contact EiC when his emails seems like auto computer generated reply

One of my article is under review in reputable IEEE journal. The average time of first decision for this journal is 3 months. However, my article is under review for 6.5 months and upon my inquiry I ...
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Changing manuscript title

My manuscript Biology/Ecology) was accepted in a journal with minor revisions to do. The reviewers have no comment and suggestion to the title, but would it be ok if I change it?
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Decision after first round of peer review

I submitted an article, after the first round of peer review, i received a letter from the editor saying "Your paper should become acceptable for publication pending suitable minor revision and ...
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How to find double blind peer review journals in physics? [closed]

I have tried googling but couldn't get a definitive answer. Could anyone suggest/list Journals that allow a double blind peer review for physics, preferably, particle physics.
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Reviewers asked me to make my conclusion more “analytical” - how?

The editors of my peer-reviewed article asked me to write a more analytical conclusion, one that is more conclusive...Any pointers on how I can make it more analytical and less of just a synthesis? ...
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Can I have external people proof-read texts from teammates in a group project?

I'm attending a seminar, where we've been tasked to read some papers, extract information for them, and write an essay about our findings. The lecturer has teamed me up with two other students for ...
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How to deal with blinding when the new paper is a continuation of one's own prior research? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper (P1) which went through peer review and got published. The paper introduced a new graphical user interface (GUI) primitive. I then wrote P2, which extends P1, turning it into a new ...
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What is the usual/acceptable ratio of accepted/declined review invitations? [closed]

I am asking because I feel I might be declining more reviews than my fair share. On the other hand, for every single one of those papers, I felt I was not in a place to judge them, because reading ...
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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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Which funding agencies pay their reviewers? [closed]

As in the title of the post... I am interested in engineering or closely related. Note this is a request for information/facts not an invitation to an intellectual/ethical debate. Pierrot
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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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Changing p-value adjustment method during major revising [closed]

I want to ask whether changing p-values adjustment method after I receive major revision is acceptable. I have performed some statistical test for like thousands of elements in the manuscript, and ...
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Change the “under review” date after revision [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal in Springer system. After a revision, I resubmitted the revised paper to the system, and the system change the status to "Under review" on Nov 24. After that, the ...
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IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems Review Process [duplicate]

I submitted a journal paper to IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology on June 12th. Today, after 40 days, I checked its status and it went from "In Peer Review" to "Awaiting ...
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How to revise the manuscript (one reject and one accept in first decision) and what could be the final decision? [closed]

I just received a decision letter from IEEE ACCESS with resubmission option(first decision came in one month). The recommendation of reviewer1 is "Accept (minor edits)" and the recommendation of ...
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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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Status of my revised manuscript: editor decision changed to under review [duplicate]

Two monts ago, I submitted a manuscript (Scholarone Manuscripts). I got major revisions and implemented ALL of them. Then I re-submitted my manuscript. After two days the status changed to under ...
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What author changes are acceptable after paper acceptance in the camera-ready [duplicate]

In a conference in the CS field, what sort of changes are acceptable from an author of a paper in the camera-ready version over the submitted version? Can the author add few new related findings?
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Is it normal for referees on a paper see to the names of other referees? [duplicate]

I recently refereed a paper for a journal. There were four referees, which for the field in question(number theory), is a lot, especially for a short paper in a minor journal. I recommended a ...
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Should papers peer reviews be done publicly? [duplicate]

Three reviewers assessed my paper and all of them rejected it (weak reject), and to be honest I am not so mad about the rejection. One of the reviewers gave really good feedback and his arguments ...
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Should article submissions be formatted in draft format, or in the format of a particular journal? [duplicate]

Some journals do not require article submissions to be in any particular format. Would it still be better to try and copy that journals usual format, or use a generic draft format? Would you as an ...
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How can I get an idea on relevance of my data?

I have a lot of data from my PhD, which I believe confuses my supervisor quite a lot. Therefore, he is hesitant to publish them for now. How can I get good academic feedback on this data without ...
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Why do academics perform review for free? [duplicate]

Most of the work involved in producing a journal is done by people paid at rates higher than most academics, but the those with the rarest skills, those able to review specific scientific articles, ...
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Who( editor or reviewer) reviews a revised manuscript? [duplicate]

I sent an article to a top journal. It was reviewed by 2 reviewers. The decision made was 'revision'. I revised the manuscript and sent a detailed point by point response to reviewer comments. During ...
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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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Why do scientists referee papers (what's in it for them)? [duplicate]

I guess this has different answers in different fields of science, but I'm still interested in some good arguments as to why senior scientists would bother reviewing papers. I understand that it is ...
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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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ScholarOne Manuscripts status is 'Awaiting Referee selection' for nearly 3 months [duplicate]

I submitted an article to a journal using ScholarOne manuscripts on 20th February. it is now nearly 3 months and it hasn't got beyond 'awaiting referee selection'. I have emailed to ask, politely, if ...
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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 much assumption relaxation : journal review [closed]

Suppose a theorem in applied probability is true under the assumptions (A1), (A2) and (A3). Suppose, (A1) is relaxed to (A1)' at the cost of strengthening (A2) and (A3) to (A2)' and (A3)' ...
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Editor invited after minor revision submitted [duplicate]

According to editor guideline on springer website "Accept with minor revisions is actually a commitment to ultimately publish the paper, provided the authors answer the remaining concerns (which ...
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May I mention in my CV that I am a reviewer for a journal if I co-refereed? [duplicate]

Recently, a collaborator of mine received a paper to referee from a journal, and he proposed me that we review the paper together. When he submitted the report, he indicated to the journal that he ...
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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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Paper under review in a reputed Math journal for 7 months [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper in a reputed math journal. It is under review for 7 months. 2 month ago I inquired and I was told that one reviewer has sent review and they are waiting for the other review. ...
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Elsevier Review Speed [duplicate]

I've submitted a new paper to Knowledge Based Systems journal for Elsevier. But currently, after about 3 months, its status is still "Under Review" I have to mention that about 6 weeks after the ...
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Protecting unpublished or under review papers from theft [duplicate]

Would you please guide me how can I protect my under review or under revision papers from theft. It is possible that my papers have been stolen and they will be submitted to another journal. maybe a ...

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