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Questions tagged [paper-submission]

On the process of submitting a paper for review or publication by a conference or journal. Typical questions with this tag relate to selection of preferred or conflicted reviewers, timeline of the submission process, and typesetting or compilation by the publisher.

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Should I pay for a certificate showing the quality of my manuscript before I submit it to a journal?

Some commercial services sell certificates to manuscript authors. Frequently these certificates are marketed to authors in developing countries where English is not widely spoken. These services ...
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Is it unethical writing two papers addressing two aspects of the same research project

I am currently a master student working in robotics. In my research project, I have been building up a systematic framework for my research problem. I have collected a dataset in the process and ...
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Is it fine to submit a paper with acknowledgements in it? [duplicate]

My friend who is a senior lecturer says it is wrong to submit a paper with acknowledgements and you should add them once the paper is accepted, not to interfere with the review process. Is this ...
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Is the journal indexing by SCOPUS meaningless? [closed]

A journal that I want to submit my manuscript is SCOPUS and WoS indexed (Q3, impact factor: 1.89, SJR 0.264, Fee: around 1000$). But my Professor said SCOPUS indexed journals are MEANINGLESS!(two ...
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Is it a requirement that at least one of the authors of a paper holds a PhD?

The editor of a journal asked me “Please confirm the title of XXX XX, Mr. or Dr.?” His title is Mr., as the manuscript was written by two students alone, without a supervisor or anyone with the title ...
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Are one journal editor able to see decision of other journal editor in same publisher? [closed]

My manuscript rejected by the editor of Journal A (MDPI publisher). Then I submit my manuscript to Journal B (MDPI publisher), it rejected again by the editor of Journal B. My question is editor of ...
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Would my paper get rejected if the related work section takes up too many pages, and what would the optimal maximum length for this section be? [closed]

I have recently submitted my paper to the journal of IEEE Access. They wanted me to only expand the related work section, so I have additionally included dozens of papers, most of which were suggested ...
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What to do immediately after informing the journal's managing editor that you are withdrawing your paper submission in their journal?

After waiting for 7 months (and counting), I decided to withdraw my paper submission to a particular journal. The reasons are as follows: The review decision for a particular paper is to be made ...
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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 ...
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Why is it forbidden by the IEEE to post 'author-submitted' papers on ArXiv?

I am reading IEEE's policy on uploading a conference paper to other venues such as arxiv. Here is the current policy: https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/. What ...
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Publishing a paper on research with a previous employer, funded by my current employer

I will be an author or co-author on a few papers at an upcoming conference. The papers are on work that I did as a government contractor. As of a few months ago, I accepted a position with the ...
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Can you upload an appendix externally for referencing?

I am submitting an article to an IEEE transactions journal with a strict page limit. We have already scrapped heaps of text, but can't shorten the appendix (or do without) since this would prevent ...
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Is it possible to write publication with a BSc student co-author?

I am an associate professor in a department, mostly focusing on progressive topics related to spatial applications of artificial intelligence. Besides my research projects, I have innovative and ...
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“Please enter any comments you would like to send to the Journal Office”

I'm submitting a paper to an Elsevier journal. One of the submission steps says that: Please enter any comments you would like to send to the Journal Office. What does it mean? What should I ...
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How to start a cover letter during submission?

I'm submitting a paper to an Elsevier journal. One of the submission steps seems to be writing a cover letter to the journal office. They say that: Please enter any comments you would like to send ...
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Is it important who submits the paper to the journal?

I'm a PhD student in computer engineering and I have recently finished writing and editing a paper under the supervision of my professor. Now it is ready to be submitted to a journal. We have chosen ...
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Publication from PhD thesis [closed]

my PhD thesis is very comprehensive and contains a lot of data. My advisor says that we need to publish this thesis in 2 parts. (two interconnected articles, different findings but the same material). ...
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Uploading incomplete paper on ArXiv [duplicate]

We are working on a math paper. Almost 80 percent of the work has been done. In this case, can we put the paper on ArXiv?
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When should one go for a double blind peer review?

Field of interest: Astronomy and Astrophysics (please do share your knowledge and experiences for other fields as well) Many journals allow the author to request for a double blind peer review. When ...
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Is there a deadline for journal submission?

I wonder if there is a deadline for submission to a journal? So far, I only know that submission to conferences has a deadline, but I'm not sure about journals. I've looked at several journals of ...
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How to respond to receiving a duplicate list of corrections

Two weeks ago I have done and I have submitted the corrections that a journal had asked me to do, but today thay asked me to do the same corrections. I am looking for a good letter cover to let them ...
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Can a co-author cut the whole paper?

Once upon a time... A paper was submitted to a journal with the consent and knowledge of all co-authors. During the revision process, one of the co-authors (X) demanded co-authorship in the articles ...
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A question about the “Required reviews completed” and “under review” [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a very good journal. After two months and in the first round of revision, I received comments from four reviewers requesting major revisions. I edited my manuscript as they ...
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What should be included in the Multimedia Attachment of a Journal Submission?

I have recently completed a paper on Humanoid Robot, and I am willing to submit it to the Robotics and Automation Letters(RA-L) journal. What should be submitted as part of the Multimedia attachment? ...
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How to remove my name from submitted paper

I am a co-author for a manuscript. The corresponding author submitted that to a journal which I do not consider that as a good journal, therefore, I would like to ask him to remove my name as a co-...
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About Scopus journals [closed]

I would like to submit an article in IJEAT Indian journal for my thesis but has what is called APC fee Is this journal a scopus journal? Is it a ligible publication for my thesis If i pay the ...
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Is Robotics and Automation Letters Open Access or Traditional Journal?

I recently completed a paper and I am considering applying for the Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). Before submission, the paper plaza had a few guidelines which said IEEE Robotics and ...
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In journal submission guidelines, what is meant by “interventions in contemporary debates”?

In their submission guidelines, the editors of the philosophy journal Philosopher's Imprint write: Submissions to the Imprint are refereed anonymously and selected for publication on the basis of ...
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Does Iran's sanction play a pivotal role in rejecting papers from a journal?

After 1.5 years of hard work on a project, my former supervisor sent our paper to a journal. After about 10 hours, they sent the following response: After careful internal editorial consideration ...
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No reply to the referee report from the author of a manuscript

Let assume that a manuscript needs to be revised after referee's report. If there is no reply from the author of manuscript, what happens? What are the rules and next steps in such cases?
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Uploading articles to Google Scholar

How to upload my journal articles to Google Scholar and get it appeared immediately?
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Do Conferences provide the facility of pre-submission inquiries?

This is my first post here, so kindly pardon any Beginner errors. I noticed that it is common practice among authors to write pre-submission inquiries to different journals when it comes to journal ...
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Is there more prestige publishing in a special or regular issue? [duplicate]

Bit of a random thought, as publishing in either is good of course. I do not intend to demean anyone who has published in special issues. I can think of pros and cons from one to the other: Special ...
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Why should data mining be minimized in research?

According to this paper by the previous editor of Journal of Finance, Campbell R. Harvey, authors of papers should "convince the reader that there has been minimal data mining". Why is it so?
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What are the downsides to a casual format for a research paper?

From point 9 of Google's philosophy "You can be serious without a suit". It revolutionised office culture. It helped put the focus on the content of work, rather than needing to wear a suit or formals ...
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Submit Similar Content to Two Conferences

Assuming that I have some methodology for monitoring ecological behavior that I wish to publish on, how much overlap is acceptable between an ecological paper and a computational algorithm paper, ...
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When the co-author of a potential paper is not responsible

I am a math postdoc and my young mentor is unfortunately a lazy person. I have prepared a manuscript 4 months ago and still no news about revision of that from the mentor. I do not know what can I do. ...
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How long does it take for the final editorial decision for an article? [duplicate]

My case can be explained as below: Day 1: first submission Day 60: I got the first decision suggesting revision. The 3 reviewer’s comments were positive and 2 of them asked to make some minor changes ...
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Responding to reviewer comments that doesn't include facts

During the second revision of a journal paper we received the following comment: However; many studies have discussed {topic of the paper} The reviewer did not list any studies. To the best of our ...
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When Submitting Code To Publisher Must It All Be In The Same Language?

I might have the opportunity to submit a paper to an academic journal and also submit my code for it as well. However, I tend to do my projects across different coding languages because sometimes i'll ...
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Is being featured on the front cover of a scientific journal an academic milestone?

I am a PhD candidate now writing my thesis. I have recently submitted an article to a very good journal (for a particular yearly issue). Along with the article, authors were encouraged to send "...
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How to write an untested hypothesis?

When writing a journal paper, we are expected to write in third person. But when I present some assumptions of other researchers and then want to say that I disagree with that and then present my own ...
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How to have several subjects when submitting an article to arXiv?

I would like to submit an article to arXiv and I have chosen a primary category so that the article is listed in that category. But I also would like to have another category in the list "subjects" ...
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How to cite an old paper?

My first article was accepted with minor revisions, one of them being the correction of a citation. This citation points to the first time the method I am improving was proposed, which was 1962. Here ...
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Pre-submission enquiry taking a long time

Following the journals' protocol, I have sent a pre-submission enquiry to a few journals regarding a manuscript, and have received answers rather quickly (max 1 week). I have always waited for an ...
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Journal Editor does not respond about status of paper ~1 year [duplicate]

I submitted a paper with my co-author to a Springer Journal in the area of computational Mathematics. It has been nearly a year now and we have not heard from the editor. There was no response for ...
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Is it unethical to have a possible future coauthor to review my current paper?

Many think it is unethical to have your coauthor to review the paper; many think it is not. In my situation, I am discussing possible collaboration opportunities with researcher A. He knows the ...
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Presubmission inquiry sent to multiple co-editors in the same journals

Those editors are from different institutes with different interests. I am not sure who would be interested. I can only send presubmission inquiries directly to the co-editors' institutional emails. ...
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Results published by others first in parallel. Is my work still publishable?

I am a college student who worked on a small problem in applied mathematics for two years. I recently get together some results that could be sent to publish. However when I am finishing my draft I ...
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About awaiting assignment status of manuscript

I submitted a short paper to a math journal more that one month ago. The status is still "awaiting assignment" and I checked the online system which shows that even no editor has been assigned to my ...

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