PVLDB vol 14 - Submission guidelines
Papers are to be formatted according to the conference’s camera-ready format, as embodied in the document templates. There are four categories of papers in the research track, as described in the contributions section:
- Regular Research Papers (up to 12 pages excluding references)
- Scalable Data Science Papers (up to 8 pages excluding references)
- Experiment, Analysis & Benchmark Papers (up to 12 pages excluding references)
- Vision Papers (up to 6 pages excluding references)
For Experiment, Analysis & Benchmark Papers, Vision Papers, and Scalable Data Science Papers you need to append the category tag as a suffix to the title of the paper such as “Data Management in the Year 3000 [Vision]”. All the content, including any appendices but excluding the references, must fit on the given number of pages. Only the references can extend a paper beyond the page limit, and there is no limit on the number of pages used for them. The conference management tool for the submission of abstracts, papers, and supplemental material is accessible at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/PVLDBv14_2021.
PVLDB uses a novel review process designed to promote timely submission, review, and revision of scholarly results. The process will be carried out over 12 submission deadlines during the year preceding the VLDB 2021 conference. The basic cycle will operate as follows:
- A Rolling Deadline occurs on the 1st of each month, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (Daylight Savings observed according to US calendar). This deadline is strict and no extensions will be granted.
- The first monthly submission deadline for PVLDB Volume 14 is 1 April 2020. The final deadline is 1 March 2021.
- For each submission cycle, the CMT site will be open for submissions from the 20th of the previous month. For example, the submissions for February 2021 will be accepted from January 20th onwards.
- Initial reviews will usually be available on the 15th of the next month following the submission deadline, and they will include notice of acceptance, rejection, minor revision, or revision requests.
- For minor revision and revision requests, the reviews will be specific with regard to the expectations from the revision, and only one revision is permitted.
- Authors may take up to three months to produce a revised submission. The last three revisions deadlines will be May 15th, June 1st, and July 15th. Note that the June 15th deadline for revisions has been moved to June 1st. June 1, 2021 is the final revision deadline for consideration to present at VLDB 2021; submissions received after this deadline will roll over to VLDB 2022.
- The final reviews of revised papers will usually be available by the 15th of the month following the revision submission. Minor revisions will be reviewed only by the meta-reviewer.
- While all attempts will be made to adhere to the schedule mentioned above, authors are advised that reviewing turnaround times may be subject to fluctuations.
- For research track papers that belong to a special category (“Vision”, “Experiments, Analyses & Benchmarks”, “Scalable Data Science”), authors MUST append the category tag as a SUFFIX to the title of the paper. For example, “Data Management in the Year 3000 [Vision]”. This must be done both in the paper file and in the CMT submission title. The suffix will not be part of the camera-ready-copy if the paper is accepted.
- VLDB is a single-blind conference. Therefore, authors MUST include their names and affiliations on the first page of the manuscript.
- IMPORTANT CHANGE: A change to the style file has been recently implemented. Please strictly follow the formatting guidelines and use the provided style file.
Important Dates for Research Papers
- Submission Open: 20th of each month
- Submission Deadline: 1st of every month 5 p.m. PT, until March 2020
- Notification: 15th of the next month following the deadline
- Camera-ready Copy: Proceeding chairs will contact the authors by the 5th of the next month with CRC instructions
- Revision Submission Deadline: 15th of each month for the next three months after the notification date. The last three revision submission deadlines will be May 15th, June 1st, and July 15th (submissions received after the June 1st deadline will be presented at VLDB 2022)
Conflict and Authorship
To minimize biases in the evaluation process, we use CMT’s conflict management system, through which authors should flag conflicts with Associate Editors and/or PLDB Review Board members. All authors of a submission must declare conflicts on CMT prior to the submission deadline. You have a conflict with X:
- if you and X have worked in the same university or company in the past two years, or will be doing so in the next six months on account of an accepted job offer. Different campuses do not count as the same university for this purpose – UC Berkeley does not have a conflict with UC Santa Barbara.
- if you and X have collaborated recently, as evidenced in a joint publication, joint research project, or jointly organized event in the past two years, or are collaborating now.
- if you are the PhD thesis advisor of X or vice versa, irrespective of how long ago this was.
- if X is a relative or close personal friend.
Submissions with undeclared conflicts or spurious conflicts will be desk-rejected. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
After a paper is accepted, the set of authors cannot be changed.
Resubmission, Originality and Duplicate Submissions
Authors are not allowed to resubmit work that was previously rejected from the research tracks of PVLDB, within one year of the original submission date. A paper withdrawn by the authors after a revision decision will be considered as rejected and the 12-month resubmission ban applies to such papers as well. A submission rejected from the research track may not be resubmitted within 12 months to the PVLDB research track.
Note that the resubmission embargo does not apply, in either direction, to papers submitted to the VLDB conference that do not go through the PVLDB review process, including tracks such as industrial papers and demos.
A paper submitted to PVLDB must present original work not described in any prior publication that is more than 4 double-column VLDB-style pages in length. A prior publication is a paper that has been accepted for presentation at a refereed conference or workshop with proceedings; or an article that has been accepted for publication in a refereed journal. If a PVLDB submission has overlap with a prior publication, the submission must cite the prior publication, along with all other relevant published work, even if this prior publication is at or below the 4-page length threshold.
A paper submitted to PVLDB cannot be under review for any other publishing forum or presentation venue, including conferences, workshops, and journals, during the time it is being considered for PVLDB. After you submit a paper to PVLDB volume 14, you must await the response from PVLDB and only re-submit elsewhere if your paper is rejected, or withdrawn at your request, from PVLDB.
Extended Journal Articles
Because PVLDB accepts conference-length papers, authors are encouraged to develop longer versions of PVLDB papers and submit them to traditional journal venues. The Editors-in-Chief of the VLDB Journal (VLDBJ) have formally agreed that extended versions of papers published in PVLDB may be considered for publication in VLDBJ. Other journals have informally encouraged this as well. More information on this topic is available in the PVLDB FAQ at:http://vldb.org/pvldb/pvldb-faq.html