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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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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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Definitions of IEEE RAS review “dimensions”

When reviewing for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, you are asked to rate the submission on the following qualities: Originality of concepts Theoretical contribution Technological ...
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Question regarding the review process in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia [duplicate]

I looked over previous questions similar to this topic but did not find any answers I appreciate if anyone has a similar experience: I submitted my paper to IEEE transactions on multimedia more than ...
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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 ...
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Typo errors in a submitted paper

I have submitted a paper 3 weeks ago for a good journal + conference and I just figured out that there are small typo mistakes. It is very disappointing as I have made a great effort (who does not) to ...
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How can I maintain my anonymity for double-blind review when building upon prior work? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of preparing a manuscript for a double-blind peer review journal that builds significantly upon prior work. Currently the manuscript is written along the lines of, ... ...
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Paper status changed from under review to Awaiting Decision [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript to a journal from 1 month ago in scholar one. The status changed to admin check to under review after one week. Now, it shows Awaiting Decision. Does this mean that the ...
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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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How to tell if a Journal is peer reviewed and/or legitimate? [duplicate]

I am working through my dissertation and was just wondering, how would you know if a journal is peer reviewed or actually legitimate? If a journal etc has an ISSN number on them, does this mean the ...
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Awaiting AE assignment to Under Review? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to a very reputed publication of electrical engineering via ScholarOne.The status of my paper changed from "Awaiting AE assignment" to "Under Review" directly. Does it mean ...
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Manuscript status shows 'With Editor' after only 4 days in peer review [duplicate]

I am a novice in academic publishing, and submitting my 2nd ever manuscript. Four days ago, the submitted manuscript went from 'With Editor' to 'In peer review'. Now the status has gone back to 'With ...
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Are there potential negative repercussions for reviewing articles submitted to dubious or predatory journals? [duplicate]

I received a request to review a paper for Scientia Iranica. The request came in cold; I have no idea how. But I am trying to be a good citizen and am contemplating if I should do the review. My ...
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How to complain about a paper? [duplicate]

Recently, I read an article. The article had a simple but good idea. I realized that they introduced some formula in a wrong way. I also noticed that their formula, which is well known, does not have ...
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How to be a reviewer? [duplicate]

I am looking to review manuscripts for peer review journals. But I don't know how to get them. Any help will be appreciated.
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Conference acceptance process is “random” — is it any less so for journals? [duplicate]

A recent experiment at the NIPS conference in computer science basically shows that more than half of the papers appearing at the conference would be rejected if the review process were rerun. Is the ...
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During a manuscript submission, what to fill in the oppose reviewers? [duplicate]

During a manuscript submission, what to fill in the oppose reviewers? I am trying to submit a manuscript and the journal ask me for an oppose reviewers.
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Being in “Reviewer invited” state for 3 months, What could it say? [duplicate]

For a math journal, after 4 weeks of submission, the status went from "with editor" to "reviewer invited", and its been in that particular state for the past 3 months. If you have any editorial ...
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Is it rude to ask the associate editor about manuscript status for second time?

About six months ago I submitted a paper in one of the very reputed IEEE Transactions. I have observed from different papers published in that journal that the average time for receiving the first ...
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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Time delay in papers peer-review process

I submitted a paper to a high impact Elsevier journal. However, the problem is things going very slowly. In fact the first reviewer submitted his comments after 30 days exactly which is today but the ...
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What is the meaning of the terms “bimonthly”, “semimonthly” and “quarterly”?

I don't understand the following terms in a journal where I am going to publish. This is in reference to this series of journals. What is the meaning of the terms bimonthly, semimonthly and ...
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Do you believe that all the papers which are published do really deserve to be published? [closed]

Have you ever felt that the paper you are reading from a reputable journal did not deserve to be published?
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A question about reviewer's comment [closed]

I have recieved a comment from a reviewer as 'You had less than 100 cases per division in Table 3, so you should only report with less than three significant " . I could not understand what she/he ...
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how to make the structure of an opinion article? [closed]

I have seen a lot of information about the structure of an academic paper; and in summary the structure is as follows: Title Abstract Introduction State of the Art or Background Methodology Results ...
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What is the difference between “methodology” vs. “originality of approach” when reviewing a paper

I was asked to review a paper with many attributes I should consider. More specifically, I was asked to review the “methodology” and “originality of approach and presentation”. What is the difference ...
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Experimental results summarized in a single large table OR smaller tables with subset of results?

In my experiment, I have obtained a large chunk of results for many different problems being effectively solved by my implemented hypothesis. If I keep my results as subsets for each problem, then I ...
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Can I do research in Nanomedicine provided I am a sophomore in chemical Engineering? [closed]

I want to write a Review Paper on Polymer-Based Nanomedicine, but I’am bit confused weather I should proceed, because much of the terminology used is related to Biology not Engineering.
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How to change corresponing author during review process

I recently graduated my PhD and will take on a new opportunity next month. To follow up two papers that I have submitted a couple of months ago, which are still under review (during a very lengthly ...
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What are the chances of a paper being accepted after [duplicate]

I got minor revision in the first round of review. The main concern of the reviewer was to add the details in methods section and some amendments in the text. I re-submitted the paper after ...
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balancing submitters and reviewers [closed]

Some parts of the research community have a general problem that there are way more researchers who wish to submit a paper that researchers who wish to review a paper: finding a reviewer takes time. ...
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Manuscript status changed from “Reviews completed” to “Editor assigned” [duplicate]

I have been confused with the present status of my manuscript whose status follows the following timeline: Manuscript initially submitted through Editorial Manager (Springer): 25 Jan 2017 Under ...
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There are any website to review my non native english? [duplicate]

as you can guess I'm a non-native english. When I write an scientific paper, my major trouble is the language and I'm worried about the review of my english. There are any website or community, where ...
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“Awaiting Referee Invitation” to “Awaiting Decision Approval” within 2 days!

My paper submitted through Scholar One had the following status for over 2 months: Awaiting Regional Editor's Recommendation. One fine day, the status was changed to Awaiting Referee Invitation. Then, ...
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What does the status “Waiting for reviewer assignment” mean? [duplicate]

I submitted my revised manuscript to a mathematical journal since 12-04-2017. The status is "Waiting for reviewer assignment" since 24-4-2017. What does it mean? Have the reviewers started working on ...
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Why we don't mention the names of reviewers?

When a paper appears in a science journal, why do not mention the names of the reviewers so that we, as readers can get an idea about the seriousness of the paper?
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What if I misunderstood something?

I am writing literature review at the moment I read many papers trying to understand the topic i am writing about and put what I have understood in my literature review. sure i reference every thing ...
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Citing your own published research paper in a submitted manuscript

Is it ethical to cite your own research paper in a submitted manuscript? Are there any issues with this?
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I read online that one should wait at least 1.5 months before submitting a revised article. Is this advisable? [closed]

Otherwise the editor and the reviewers will think that one's work was rushed. Do you concur?
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Is it okay to choose a non-peer reviewed research paper as Master's thesis topic?

I am interested to work and improve on one of the research papers which published on https://www.casact.org/pubs/forum/ but I found out that, research paper published on Casualty Actuarial Society, ...
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Is it ok to write a follow-up paper for a paper which has been accepted but not available online yet?

My field is image processing and computer vision. I wrote a paper and presented it in a conference in November 2015. The paper is yet to be available in IEEE Xplore. Now, I've written a follow-up ...
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My potential supervisor told me that she could not support my MSc unless I have a scholarship [closed]

Could you please advise on: how to reply to her and find the options for funding my studies (I don't want to lose this opportunity) whether it is mandatory for foreign students in Canada to have a ...
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Question about giving feedback to a strict teacher from a student [closed]

How to give a respectfully feedback to a teacher who is strict enough and dont want to take classes but always want positive feedback email from her students ?
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A reviewer of my paper told me that “TABLES & FIGURES: too many and difficult to follow in text” What does this mean?

A reviewer of my paper told me that "TABLES & FIGURES: To many and difficult to follow in text. Not optimized for readers" What does this mean? What should I work on to improve my paper?
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Would peer-reviewed articles of single author give insights into the author's collaborative skills?

I was searching a specific person (scientist) online to seek for potential collaboration. I retrieved his/her peer-reviewed publication list and found out that more than 70% (I just did the ...
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Submitted abstract accepted as Poster. How can I change it to an oral presentation?

I've sent an abstract to a prestigious conference in my field, which has been accepted as a poster presentation. How should I ask them to reconsider my poster as a talk? Related questions: Talks vs. ...
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How can a Paper be sent to “Under Review ”so quickly? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an SCIE indexed journal 1 month ago. I had selected an Associate Editor for my manuscript. The journal website said that if my manuscript is not deemed fit for peer ...