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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How to stop being obsessed with manuscripts status [closed]

I have two manuscripts with status under review (and a third with ``ready for decision" status). I can't stop refreshing the journals homepage especially the one in the decision status. I know there ...
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Are summarized reviewer comments a thing?

I recently got a rejection from an Elsevier journal. What struck me as odd was that each reviewer comment was three sentences each. To me they look clearly summarized, possibly by the editor. This is ...
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Weird changes to status of paper

Last november I submitted a paper to a journal. I have been tracking the status of the review rather regularly (quite obsessively actually) and I have noticed that 3 weeks ago it went from awaiting AE ...
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How to address an Editor if I have new proof techniques of old results?

I read an article published in a High Impact Factor journal and on reading I find that almost all of the proofs could have been done in an easy way. I devised easy techniques myself and I find that ...
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What are the publication options for academic contributions that don't lend themselves to a journal article?

What are the publication options for academic contributions that don't lend themselves to the journal article format? In the case of datasets, there are some suggestions here, but I'm also wondering ...
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What is a systematic review? [duplicate]

Let us say that you are working on a review in order to investigate some research question and you decided to cover all literature written at specific period. However, for some reasons, you cannot ...
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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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Peer review prior to beginning a study?

In scientific research there are a number of problems today: Studies that aren't reproducible. Studies and papers that are criticized for their methods, conclusions, or bias. Industry-funded studies ...
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Can open-source software be peer-reviewed and published?

My colleague and I have developed a software tool and intend to release it open-source. This tool is specifically for tasks in my field but we think it would be helpful for the wider community. Our ...
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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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Existence of regional bias in peer review and how to deal with it

Background information: Field: Neuroscience; Country: India Premise: I am a graduate student. I have not published many articles. Over the past 5 or so years, I have been hearing from colleagues, my ...
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How to politely explain editor is wrong

We have a paper that is a second round R&R at a Journal that is a cognate field which is less technical than ours. The editor has been extremely conscientious and supportive through the process, ...
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Received an incorrect review from a conference (a review for a different paper). What should I do?

I've submitted a paper to a computer vision conference (a top one), and recently recieved reviews from the reviewers. An issue was that one of the reviewers provided an incorrect review (i.e., a ...
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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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I have submitted a manuscript by ScholarOne a month and a half ago [duplicate]

Since then, the status is "Under Review", no changes. I would like to know if it is already with reviewers (peer review) or can still be rejected by the editor (desk reject)? Thank you for your help.
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What should I do if I am asked to review a paper that should have been reviewed by an ethics committee, but was not?

What should I do if I am asked to review a paper that should have been reviewed by an ethics committee, but was not? Assuming the paper is missing the statement that it was reviewed, and the paper ...
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Can a published well-received research paper contain misprints?

I have been reading a research paper for my university course. The paper is the PhD thesis of a student of Berkeley mentored by a reputed engineer. I strongly feel that an expression mentioned in the ...
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Extent of “unscientific” or wrong papers in research mathematics [closed]

Kevin Buzzard's slides (PDF version) at a recent conference have really unsettled me. In it, he mentions several examples in what one would imagine as very rigorous areas (e.g., algebraic geometry) ...
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Editor rejected paper because of insufficient reviews

I received a decision notice on a paper this morning. Reviewer 1 gave a positive review, suggesting relatively minor cosmetic adjustments, etc. However, the editor was apparently unable to obtain a ...
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ScholarOne manuscript (Taylor and Francis): what the status under review mean? [duplicate]

I have submitted one month ago a manuscript, and since then the status is under review. I would like to know if it is already with reviewers.
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Review process of revised journal paper

A few months ago, I was asked to review a paper. The result of the review process was a "Revise". So now I was asked again to read the revised version of the paper. But now I can only select "Accept ...
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Time for journal reviewing / referring in mathematics - Is there a recent study?

In the question: Lengths of review process of mathematical journals a nice question was asked and answered: how to compare journals in terms of time for the review processing. The article cited in the ...
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Under peer review

Hi I have a paper submitted to a journal. The manuscript has been under review for 2 years now. I made 2 attempts at contact with one of the editors at separate times last year but with no success at ...
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Seemingly-irrelevant papers, all with author in common, suggested by reviewer

I recently received a decision letter calling for minor revisions prior to acceptance. One anonymous reviewer was extremely knowledgeable and provided many helpful suggestions to better explain and ...
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Why do some authors seem to ignore reviewer comments? [closed]

For example a review might say: This paper is acceptable if the following comments are addressed: In section two, change "this is a topy" into "this is a typo" Instead of writing "Log" ...
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Receiving a reviewer comments of the wrong paper from editor

I have received a revesion in which one reviewer comments is related to my paper but the other reviewer comment is not related it is may be mistakenly copy other paper coments. What can i do now? Is ...
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The paper I reviewed got worse in parts, due to poor advice from another reviewer

I reviewing a paper and now getting the revised paper for the next round. Although it has improved overall, in some parts, the paper has become worse when the authors followed (in my opinion) poor ...
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Should I accept this invitation to conference PC?

I have received an e-mail inviting me to join the program committee (PC) of a well-established and renowned conference in computer science. The e-mail looks genuine, based on the sender address and ...
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Counting the number of peer reviews in the CV

Sometimes I review papers that require more than one round of referee reports (e.g., first round was a "major revision", second round a "minor revision", and ultimately acceptance in third round). ...
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How do I respond to a review report provided as an annotated PDF?

Often, one gets a notification email with, typically 2 to 5, review reports compiled together and one would respond to each of these reviews with a list of "quote/response" items (if needed, referring ...
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How to request other researchers to read one's paper for suggestions?

Suppose a researcher uses the application of another researcher's idea in his domain. Given that original researcher knows basics of his idea better, he may help correct any mistakes and give valuable ...
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Shall I review a paper for my advisor?

I am a research scholar who published a paper in an Elsevier journal recently. My advisor had almost no contribution in the paper, but since it is mandatory to put the advisor’s name in the paper, I ...
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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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To Understand Transition from Awaiting Referee Selection to Awaiting Decision [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a respectable philosophical journal with the scholarone tool. And, it stayed under the AE assignment word during five days. Later, the word changed as the "Awaiting referee ...
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How to deal with this type of rejection without review report?

After being in "Under Review" status for 4.5 months (before that it stayed in "Reviewing" status for 3 weeks), I get the following cold rejection without any review report or review comments. How to ...
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Posting peer reviewed but not yet accepted papers to arXiv

Here Elsevier say that authors may put preprints on arXiv, and that they may put accepted versions on arXiv. They define a preprint as something that has not been peer reviewed, nor had any other ...
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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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Do reviews happen more in Holiday season?

When I recently inquired about the status of my paper which is currently in the "under review" status, the editorial assistant informed me that they are still awaiting referee reports, and the Editor ...
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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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How to review a manuscript where the software is difficult to install?

I'm reviewing a manuscript that is protocol focussed. This protocol is a bioinformatics workflow that uses the author's own software that has already been published. Part of the peer review ...
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Reviewer noticed a significant overlap of my submitted draft with an earlier paper of mine [closed]

in a single-blind paper reviewer one of the reviewer comments In total, 12% of the paper contains text from X et al. (2019) which is not properly cited. this cited article, is one of my works. in ...
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Was I wrong to rebutt unjustified rewiewer comments in the review?

Recently submitted a manuscript which got a decision of Reject & Resubmit, i.e. the editor invited a resubmission provided we can address the reviewer's comments. In my previous experience, all my ...
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Should I appeal my paper's rejection in PRL?

My manuscript in PRL was rejected after two rounds, although apparently quite narrowly. First round the paper was sent to two referees. One was very supportive to accept, and the other provisionally ...
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Declining a paper review after accepting it and seeing the manuscript

Most of the time, when I am invited to review a paper, I am only provided with the title and abstract. The full manuscript becomes available only after I have agreed to review the paper. As per this ...
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Whether to add co-author who helped in modifying a journal paper based on a peer-review feedback?

Should I include as co-author someone who helped me in modifying a journal paper based on a peer-review I have received?
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Removing a part of a paper during major revision

I submitted a paper and got it back with a major revision recommendation. There were many revision comments, and to answer some of them, I added appendices. Now I got the paper back with a second ...
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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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Why Elsevier Journals don't change status of a paper?

Why Elsevier Journals don't change status of a paper? I am new to this publishing world and I don't have much knowledge in this field. I am Junior Researcher. I communicated only one paper until ...
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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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resumbitted paper proper citation

For a CV/ grad school application, is there any benefit to noting that after a paper my group submitted to a peer-reviewed journal it was returned with comments from reviewers and we addressed them ...

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