Online or printed academic periodicals in specific subjects to which the research papers in various topics are sent by the authors and are published after being reviewed and accepted by the editorial board.

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Is it legal to add your publications to ResearchGate?

I recently created a profile on ResearchGate. And to add your publications list it requires you to upload the paper. Is it legal to upload published journal articles on public servers, where everyone ...
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Proper timing for submitting a paper

Is there any general advise on when better to submit a paper? I mean, should one consider the seasonal differences in the way journals work. Let's say, I have a manuscript ready to submit at the ...
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Ways to get free and legal access to research papers as a researcher

I’ve discovered that website like ResearchGate offer the possibility to ask the paper editor to provide his paper for free. Many are collaborating. Are there any other ways for researchers to obtain ...
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Why journals ask for potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript?

I am wondering the reason why most of the jounals ask for 4-5 potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript? Whether does the editor really send the manuscript to the suggested ...
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Percentage of the world population with subscription journal access?

Many scientists are under the impression that the majority of interested readers for their work have subscription journal access. I find this unlikely as a very small percentage of the global ...
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“Awaiting EE Decision” in Manuscript Central – what does it mean?

I submitted my paper to a journal twelve days ago. In Manuscript Central, there were some changes of the paper’s status during the first two days, and as far as I can remember, these were Awaiting ADM ...
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Publishing (and being cited) in youtube, twitter, or facebook

This question here left me thinking that maybe I am too old and intolerant towards those things young people are doing. I always think that academic publishing is peer-reviewed articles, or ...
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Is it appropriate to promote my article to a professor related to the article's field?

Pardon but I couldn't find a better title for my question. I am one of the editors of an undergraduate journal, created alongside 2 other undergrads of the same school, in which we publish ...
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If the arXiv had referees, would conventional journal publications still make sense? [closed]

In the last decade, more and more researchers read the scientific literature on electronic copies or on printed copies, but not anymore directly from the printed journal. Nowadays, I think the most ...
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Can I re-submit a rejected manuscript to same Journal after 2 years

I had submitted a manuscript to a Journal in December 2012, which got rejected in February 2013 with some comments and advising to re-submit as a new manuscript along with reply to the comments. But I ...
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How much does video broadcasting on youtube benefit you academic life?

Recently, I was working on implementing a new optimization approach to publish a paper. Additionally, I've also implemented the other famous existed methods in the area in order to demonstrate the ...
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Is it okay to upload the PDF of my non-open access papers in academia.edu or research gate?

Is it legal to upload a PDF of my non-open-access papers to research networks, such as ResearchGATE and Academia.edu? I am pretty sure that it could cause some problems, because normally people ...
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Resubmitting manuscript somewhere else after rejection: Should I change who I list as my preferred reviewers?

Suppose I submitted a manuscript to Journal A which allows me to provide a listing of preferred reviewers. Further, suppose that Journal A rejected my manuscript based on feedback from two reviewers ...
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Does the American Mathematical Monthly allow ArXiv posting?

This is a follow-up to the question Posting to ArXiv a longer version of a submitted journal paper. The general consensus on that thread was that it is probably okay to do what I proposed, but that I ...
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Do references count towards the word limit for Science Magazine?

Quoting from Science Magazine's General Information for Authors, Reports (up to ~2500 words including references, notes and captions or ~3 printed pages) ... This seems to suggest that ...
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Does Journal of finance accept paper submissions done only in latex?

I have written my manuscript in template from the sharelatex website https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/journal-of-finance . I'm new to latex. Does the journal accept manuscripts in .pdf ...
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Should a conference paper in a journal be considered a journal article?

I have recently been doing a revision in my CV. I organized my publications into "Peer-reviewed journal articles", "Peer-reviewed conference papers", "Other published papers" ... My dilema is which ...
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Paid publication fee and now no contact from journal: what should I do?

My situation is the following: I submitted an article to a journal which appeared in Scimago, the article got accepted, and they charged a fee for publication costs. I have now paid this fee from ...
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Supervisor wants my paper in another conference but i have paid for travel for the current one

My supervisor want the paper in a another huge conference where all the funding are given and its more valid than the current accepted one. But I have paid all my air fares and hotel fares for the ...
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Is the “Journal of Advances in Mathematics” a real journal? [duplicate]

While looking for a journal to publish my paper I noticed that one of the people I follow on ResearchGate has published his paper in Journal of Advances in Mathematics I never heard of this ...
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Accepted subject to minor revisions. How should I list this in my CV?

I submitted a paper to a good journal in theoretical computer science. Today I received an email from the editor stating that the status of the paper is: "Accepted subject to minor revisions". The ...
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Is it wise (and common) to publish in a peer-reviewed journal without an impact factor to prevent impairement of one's own mean impact factor?

I recently found out that a team of colleagues published in a journal without impact factor, though peer-reviewed. According to my supervisor this happens sometimes when the study cannot be published ...
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How to revoke my old paper from a fake journal (waset.org)?

It was like more than 6 years ago, I was an undergrad senior in a south asian university, we did not have much internet connectivity back then. I wanted to publish something on a journal/conference ...
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When I should submit previous published version(s)?

I'm going to send manuscript for publication in IEEE Transactions. Some parts of this manuscript were published earlier in little-known journals (in Russian). But in general manuscript is ...
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Publicly available extended summary of PhD thesis and manuscript submission

In my country, if a PhD thesis is written in national language, the candidate must also submit an extended summary of the thesis in English, which will be deposited in a national repository and will ...
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ScholarOne Manuscripts File Designations

When uploading files in SCHOLARONE Manuscripts (IEEE journals), I can pick an appropriate file designation for each. What is the file designations 'Summary of changes' and 'Summary of differences'?
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How strict are paper revision deadlines?

I recently received a "revise and resubmit" decision for a submission to an Elsevier journal, and the deadline to resubmit is in about 5 weeks. Since I have to consult with my coauthors for my ...
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what is the common academic way of linking a section of a paper to a previously published paper? [closed]

Assume you have a published paper in journal X. Now, you are writing a manuscript for journal Y. One section of this manuscript is very similar to what you published in X. So how is the common ...
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Is it possible to do research in theoretical physics without going to college? [duplicate]

If one doesn't visit university/college and doesn't even take any courses in theoretical physics and learns PhD-level physics from other resources without stepping foot in college or university; Would ...
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What is the decision on my paper? [duplicate]

I submitted the revised version of my paper to a journal. after two weeks the paper status changed from under review to reviews completed. and still remains in this state about 10 days. What do you ...
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Submitting paper to journals and/or conferences in different fields

I know there have been numerous questions on this site discussing the submission of papers to a conference and a journal (simultaneously and subsequently), but I'm curious about a slightly different ...
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How long and formal should a paper revision letter to the editor be?

I submitted a paper to a journal, they replied saying that they consider it worthy to be published if I corrected a few minor errors, and I have corrected them so it's ready to be sent back. Someone ...
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Open Access for journals : extent of the content remix (CC-BY) license?

I'm a co-editor for an open-access journal (in geography), which is listed on the DOAJ. The scientific committee is somewhat doubtful about the recent change of prerequisites of the DOAJ, especially ...
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Editor assignment pending after “review competed”

I submitted journal in the field of psychometrics about one year ago. Three weeks ago, the status was changed to "review completed". However, today it is changed into "editor assignment pending". I ...
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How to ask the editor of a journal whether our manuscript fits the scope or not

I am interested in submitting a manuscript to a certain scientific journal, because it is well ranked. The problem is that I am not sure if my manuscript totally meets the topics and requirements ...
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What does “Reviews Completed” status mean in Springer? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 5 months back. The status changed from Editor Assigned to Under Review and now it is showing "Reviews Completed" ...
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How to reference original paper in expanded journal version

Many journals allow to submit an extended version of a conference paper as, for example, Springer: Expanded versions of papers which have previously appeared in conference proceedings will be ...
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Does frequency of citations from the same journal increase the odds of paper acceptance? [duplicate]

When I submit a manuscript to the editor, does the number of references from the same journal have any impact on his decision? Should I cite more? I am not talking about the quality of references ...
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Completed a review article based on supervisor's request but then it cannot be published due to lack of funding

Six months ago the PhD supervisor of a friend of mine asked him to write a review article. After a hard work of 4 months he finished an extensive review article. Another two months were wasted ...
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Why do journals have limits on the number of references?

I was rather shocked when hearing in a conversation that journals sometimes have explicit limits on the number of references that can be included in one article. I understand that there are space ...
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Using “et al.” in maths papers

In general, mathematics papers have no first author; instead, authors are listed alphabetically. Therefore, citing “Smith et al.” is at best misleading (it implies that Smith did all the work) and at ...
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What to do when you are suspicious about numerical results in a submitted manuscript that you are reviewing?

I am currently reviewing a paper and feel suspicious about their numerical results. I feel their results have been slightly modified to exhibit their superiority compare to other comparative methods. ...
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How to deal with editors who abuse their position?

I have the impression that the two main editors of a prestigious journal published by a well known publishing house have “confiscated” the journal for their own interests. In brief, they publish ...
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Getting published in Nature or Science [closed]

I am a ninth-grade student in Bangladesh. I am alone in this research who is doing a research in neurophotonics. I have a dream to get published in Nature or Science. Can my age hamper my chances to ...
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Letters in high-end interdisciplinary journals – how much do they weigh in a CV? Are they only for experts?

Some journals, especially some prestigious ones like Science and Nature, have these types of articles called letters which are usually an opinion/argument on a certain topic, e.g., to point out ...
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What are the pros and cons of being a volunteer editor for ACM XRDS?

I am a senior undergraduate student, and I received a mail from ACM about the openings for ACM XRDS student volunteer editors. What do these editors do? And what are the pros and cons for how would it ...
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How do journal editors and reviewers view previously published conference paper?

I am submitting my paper to a journal, but a very small part of the work was previously presented in a quite prestigious international conference (although not the top). The journal policy allows for ...
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Is there some standard protocol to suggesting reviewers/referees for a paper?

I'm submitting to a journal and they require me to suggest several reviewers. Do they mean that I should select from among members of the editorial board, or do they mean that I should recommend from ...
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Is it possible to send an extended version of a low-tier conference paper to a high quality journal?

In Computer Science, it is common for extended version of conference papers to be submitted to journals. In this case, is it relevant which conference the paper was published in, for acceptance to a ...
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How to speed up publishing papers?

In my field, good journals often seem to take around 12-20 weeks to review papers. As was suggested in a previous post, "How is it in my best interest not to submit a paper to two journals ...