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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

If the authors did not change their paper in response to your review (which I assume you mean by "I was assigned the exact same paper"), then: Your review is still as relevant as it was ...
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Reviewer's Concerns about Excessive Simulation Results

Think of the reviewer as a reader who will more carefully read your article than the average reader. (Notice that I haven't said that the reviewer reads your article carefully, but only that they are ...
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Revision took way too long to finish - how do I handle the situation?

Nevermind about the depression for this. It isn't actually relevant other than to yourself and your well-being. Yes, submit the revision, with an apology for the delay. You don't need to mention ...
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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

This is becoming incredibly common in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Too many papers, too much interest in the area, not enough good reviewers, and no good second-tier or third-tier conferences ...
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Reviewer's Concerns about Excessive Simulation Results

My first impression is that the reviewer thinks you've presented a lot of results, but not all of them are interesting. So either explain why it's important to run the simulation for all the different ...
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Reviewer's Concerns about Excessive Simulation Results

Of course, I do not know the concrete paper you talk about, and might be completely off. But there is a phenomenon that I sometimes call an "experimental desert" (or, in your case, a "...
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Revision took way too long to finish - how do I handle the situation?

If your publisher is anything like the publishers I've worked for, they care far less about the delay than the fact that your manuscript is arriving after all. So yes: submit the revision with an ...
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Review request for DFG (German Research Foundation)

If you don't accept it, there is really nothing to put on your CV. Only if you complete a review is it an "accomplishment". Reviewing grants is beneficial in two ways. It is a service and ...
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6 votes
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Conflict of interests of reviewing paper if I have talked to the author

Knowing the author whose paper you are reviewing does not imply any conflict. You have no reason to do anything other than what you should do in reviewing the paper, giving advice to the author and to ...
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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

I had this exact same situation happen to me (also in the same field, ML/CV): I reviewed a paper at conference A, recommended rejection, the authors withdrew with no rebuttal, and I was again assigned ...
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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

I certainly do not think it would be unethical to review it but my inclination, mostly in the interests of transparency, would be to tell the Area Chair and ask them to assign it to a different person....
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection?

Every editor is different and will react differently. I suggest that you don't flood them with information they might not need or want. You could, alternatively, offer to send them prior reviews on ...
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Reviewer's Concerns about Excessive Simulation Results

You do not say say anything about the nature of your "results". My guess is that the problem is neither that there are too many experiments (simulations), nor that the results somewhat ...
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Conflict of interests of reviewing paper if I have talked to the author

No, I do not think that having a conversation about someone else's science with them creates a conflict of interest. If you were collaborating with them or seeking to collaborate that might be a ...
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How is the “quality scale” defined in the journal Frontiers in Oncology?

I have a paper published in Frontiers in Oncology. Each reviewer provided a Quality Assessment like this: They use a 5-level scale which is ordered from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) quality, inferred ...
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Review request for DFG (German Research Foundation)

As a postdoc you need to learn how to write grants. One of the best ways to do this is to read other grant applications. In particular being involved in the reviewing process can teach you about the ...
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection?

Anyone can get rejected from a prestigious academic journal, but getting to referee review requires that you at least got past the desk review, which is something. You are correct that a paper that ...
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The electrical engineering journal editor decided on a "major revision." Do I still have hope?

You ask, "Do I still have hope?". It's a question frequently asked, in all sorts of different guises, on this forum. The real issue, I think, is what are you really looking for? Additional ...
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The electrical engineering journal editor decided on a "major revision." Do I still have hope?

Your paper is not rejected, so the answer is 'yes you still have a chance'; but as you can see from the review comments you have serious work to do if you want to get accepted. There's nothing unusual ...
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The electrical engineering journal editor decided on a "major revision." Do I still have hope?

There is some hope, but the revisions asked for are very extensive and the time is short. But "major revision" isn't rejection. Start with the organization of the paper and make sure you can ...
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A paper with two ADMs

I assume that "ADM" is the administrator role. It would simply mean that there may be two people who can do the administrator checklist. One of them will take care of your paper. In general: ...
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection?

Here is some anecdotal personal experience: On several occasions I received "flattering" reviews that basically agreed that my paper was very good but still ended with a rejection for ...
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