Tag: peer-review

231 A paper I received to review has (independently) duplicated work that we are writing up. How to proceed in light of peer-review confidentiality? 2016-11-28T16:12:59.107

121 What to do if a referee plagiarises the result after rejecting a paper? 2012-09-07T07:09:02.153

119 I am an editor for a lousy paper and I found a better algorithm than theirs. Must I share it with them? 2017-11-27T05:27:12.163

110 If I request a paper through my university library, must they pay a substantial amount of money? 2017-07-18T23:04:04.427

96 Asked again to review a paper, when the authors don't wish to modify it 2013-01-14T15:37:37.770

93 What does the typical workflow of a journal look like? 2015-10-07T20:15:32.670

92 Is it OK to refuse to cite paywalled papers? 2016-02-08T19:52:05.437

81 Can I, as a reviewer, tell authors to get a native English speaker to proofread their paper? 2015-12-24T03:52:49.050

81 Referee says the proof is wrong, but it is not, what to do? 2016-08-25T17:02:34.923

78 Is it acceptable to use non-English references in a computer science paper? 2017-10-06T08:33:42.697

77 What to answer an author asking me if I reviewed his/her paper? 2017-03-31T12:01:44.313

72 Is it okay for a reviewer to share an under review manuscript with their colleagues? 2017-06-27T13:49:23.757

71 A manuscript I refereed gave me an idea for a paper, not sure how to proceed 2014-06-13T12:49:04.423

71 Why don't researchers request payment for refereeing? 2016-05-04T13:47:48.697

68 How can I obfuscate my writing style when I review papers? 2016-05-06T02:26:35.133

67 Should a paper be reviewed in entirety, if the introduction contains plagiarized passages? 2015-06-21T05:45:03.927

66 Do you list journals you have reviewed for on your CV? 2012-10-02T20:16:59.600

65 I got a paper to review from a journal that had rejected my earlier works, how to respond? 2016-11-23T19:36:02.370

64 Is it common to review papers assigned to your supervisor? 2012-12-10T19:42:46.757

63 Colleague stole my work and is publishing it as his own; my PhD supervisor supports him; I got the paper to review. How to proceed? 2016-12-03T08:43:25.297

62 How should I handle poor English in reviewing an article that claims to be proofread by two native English speakers? 2015-06-19T02:22:56.447

62 During review, I found a superior solution. What now? 2015-06-30T03:21:20.737

61 What should raise red flags to detect fabricated data 2013-01-30T05:45:56.907

56 Reject a paper based on relevant but pointless research direction 2018-03-03T12:31:44.493

55 Handling unsolicited proofs of famous mathematical problems 2014-05-12T07:02:51.023

55 How to discourage irrelevant self-citation? 2014-06-01T21:16:13.847

55 Is it normal that a peer reviewer would ask for an executable file in order to check my results? 2017-04-27T21:24:56.537

54 How to handle plagiarism on method that does not affect outcome results when reviewing a paper? 2017-12-07T13:13:58.527

53 Why does editor reject when reviewers recommend acceptance? 2013-07-24T12:35:39.503

53 I found a nontrivial mistake in my currently-under-review paper. Should I send a correction to the editor? 2014-05-01T15:44:07.473

53 When reviewing a manuscript for the second time, is it fair to comment on aspects I did not realise the first time? 2016-03-04T11:48:34.090

53 Should I continue reviewing a paper after having discovered plagiarised content in it? 2017-07-01T14:00:38.527

52 Should I accept review requests from dubious journals? 2013-03-28T20:57:29.030

52 Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD and get it accepted? 2015-05-10T19:24:37.627

52 When refereeing a paper, stating I am not an author of suggested literature 2016-09-26T06:57:43.247

52 How do people peer-review many papers? 2017-11-21T15:16:41.563

51 What prevents reviewers from providing biased and very negative reviews? 2016-03-14T07:40:18.327

51 If a reviewer makes significant contributions to improving a paper, may he/she suggest becoming a coauthor? 2016-11-03T14:19:07.757

51 What to do when you notice that a value in your paper is wrong, once it is accepted but before it is published? 2017-06-12T12:19:00.697

49 How detailed should my review of a very poorly-written manuscript be? 2015-04-25T19:46:08.607

49 What to do if a colleague is reviewing an unchanged paper that has been rejected before on my recommendation? 2016-03-08T15:30:05.333

49 How should I interpret "English is poor" review when I used a language check service before submission? 2016-10-14T07:09:02.777

48 What to do if reviewers reject a paper without understanding the content? 2012-12-19T11:12:07.870

48 How to offer a reviewer to be co-author? 2013-10-31T13:57:56.063

48 Discovered a serious error in a reviewed paper after submitting the review, what to do? 2014-10-30T12:05:06.567

48 A frequent reviewer seems to have a grudge against me. What to do? 2015-11-22T00:43:31.467

47 What does a "major revision" mean? 2012-10-01T20:38:32.337

47 I have a strong suspicion and weak proof that the data in the paper are fake. What to do? 2017-12-08T15:06:52.350

46 Why don't all disciplines follow a double-blind review system? 2013-03-26T19:47:04.030

46 Should I agree to review papers as a postdoc? 2013-11-25T11:09:44.207

45 Referee made a mistake but recommended acceptance, what to do? 2017-01-11T13:40:06.443

44 why do academics write peer reviews? 2013-01-29T10:21:45.633

44 How to react to a reviewer’s comment when he is completely right, but you do not like the consequences? 2014-07-27T19:15:37.407

43 Reviewer wants me to do x - Should I admit I don't have the resources to do so although I think it's a good idea? 2015-09-06T16:46:18.817

43 As a PhD student, how do I benefit from reviewing a book my adviser is writing? 2017-05-20T18:43:11.923

42 As a Ph.D. student, should I spend time reviewing papers? 2014-05-07T07:22:17.867

42 "Can't" and "don't" in a mathematical paper 2016-01-24T15:40:39.513

42 Responding to an unambiguously wrong referee comment 2017-11-09T11:40:44.137

42 Is there any evidence that double blind peer review systems are beneficial? 2018-03-09T11:42:39.183

41 Can I publish the reviews I write? 2012-03-08T08:28:46.133

41 How do you earn opportunites to review journals or conference papers? 2012-05-09T07:35:46.120

41 Why do reviews of articles often start with a summary of the article? 2015-04-08T04:20:56.170

40 Are you permitted to forward the reviews from a rejected manuscript when submitting to a new journal? 2015-02-24T23:50:57.137

40 How to become a peer-reviewer? 2017-12-08T15:28:44.537

39 When / how should I ask about a manuscript's status in review? 2012-03-27T03:42:25.983

39 How to suggest reviewers for a journal? 2013-06-06T04:05:21.007

39 What are some examples of negative effects on a career for boycotting Elsevier journals? 2015-08-21T15:51:28.680

39 Literature searches in publications when you have limited access to journals 2016-02-14T23:28:06.670

39 Is it fair that a PhD student should be allowed to review a research paper? 2016-06-14T12:10:55.300

39 Is it accepted/common to answer factually inaccurate reviewer comments in case of rejection? 2016-12-08T08:01:11.287

39 Is poor English grammar and writing style overlooked in otherwise strong math paper submissions? 2017-07-13T11:15:04.910

38 How to negotiate with referees of your paper 2013-03-13T14:31:06.263

38 Is it normal to find unknown work during peer-review process? 2015-03-27T23:41:47.453

38 How to review a paper that relies heavily on references to unpublished work? 2015-09-16T04:25:44.993

38 Re-sending a rejected paper to the same conference next year 2016-05-20T13:38:41.500

38 Referee report ignored and not sent to authors 2016-06-22T10:14:09.890

37 Scope for the role of peer reviewer 2012-03-01T17:16:30.317

37 Value of light-to-none peer reviewed pay-to-publish articles 2013-02-10T12:47:38.837

37 How to respond to a perplexing review? 2013-11-17T21:48:10.900

37 Author wants to withdraw or insist on re-reviewing at proof stage of publication 2015-05-11T14:36:42.163

37 How can I clear myself of emotional attachment when reading reviewer feedback? 2016-03-04T14:32:05.713

37 Can I talk about articles I'm refereeing? 2017-06-07T13:26:59.323

37 How to review a revised paper I have already rejected? 2017-12-01T11:59:17.430

36 Attributing contributions to academic work that occur in Stack Exchange 2012-05-16T05:41:47.777

36 Is asking an author I'm reviewing to cite me a conflict of interest? 2013-03-15T18:25:25.777

36 Is it possible for reviewers to mistakenly reject a quality paper? 2014-03-25T23:19:50.033

36 Whose responsibility to detect plagiarism during peer review: editor or referee? 2014-09-10T09:59:16.453

36 Which review recommendation should I give to maximize the likelihood that a manuscript is rejected? 2016-12-08T20:45:14.677

36 How do some researchers consistently get published in venues with low acceptance rates? 2017-02-22T22:25:07.637

36 Twitter changes behavior after submitting a research paper about it to conference. What to do? 2017-03-31T12:04:11.270

36 Being told a conflict of interest is acceptable for paper review 2017-03-31T17:53:09.600

36 Has there ever been a strike of peer reviewers? 2018-02-05T17:30:57.907

35 Should I worry about a referee who recommended rejection being offended if my paper is accepted? 2012-07-06T22:57:56.420

35 How long typically are paper reviews? Is there such a thing as “too long”? 2013-10-30T08:57:43.127

35 Must I decline to review a former colleague's work? 2014-06-10T19:16:40.447

35 Published papers with incorrect solutions of famous problems: how to raise concerns with editors? 2016-09-11T18:02:57.333

34 Is it appropriate to ask colleagues opinions when reviewing a paper? 2014-07-01T14:46:32.307

34 What do you do when you are asked to perform an official review for a journal of a manuscript written by your supervisor? 2016-11-22T22:57:39.500

34 Re-reviewing a previously rejected article but some authors have changed from the previous submission. Should I mention that to the editor? 2017-06-13T11:16:23.303