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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Soft matter cover page charges [on hold]

What are the charges for the cover image (both outer and inner) in Soft Matter journal after negotiation?
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What's the point of journals? [duplicate]

Academics don't get paid for publishing in journals, but everyone must pay in order to read those journals. So, what's the point of journals? Why does every academic not just publish in some sort of ...
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Fast Track SCI Journal [on hold]

Recently I was looking for fast track/rapid reviewing journals about electronics and computer science. The journal should be indexed in SCI or SCI-E. I scaned ISSN refresh/renew dates like bimonthly, ...
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from editor assignment pending to “Reviews Completed” [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 2 months back. The status changed from "editor assignment pending" to "Reviews Completed" since past three days. ...
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Status still “ Editor Assignment Pending” after 8 weeks [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (springer) The journal says the average time from submission to decision is 1 month, but after 8 weeks the paper status is still ...
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Can a professor force me to submit my incomplete paper to a journal?

I am taking a graduate class requiring that I submit a paper to a journal at the end of the semester. The professor sent out an email informing us that we can either hand off a copy of the paper in ...
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More prestigious for image processing: IEEE conference, or IEEE transactions? [closed]

I know that as a rule, journals are more prestigious than conferences in biology / medicine, and conferences are more prestigious than journals in CS. However, I am not sure which to prefer in image ...
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Where and how to publish research paper as a non-academic independent researcher [duplicate]

I am an independent researcher with out a PhD and because of my curiosity in science in my free time I carries out some minor experiments. Using those experimental data I wrote a paper and I want to ...
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How do I start a new peer-reviewed open access journal?

I'm an academic and would like to start a scholarly journal. My reasons are manyfold: primarily I want an open access journal, and think that my field needs an own journal. How do I start a new open ...
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application to be a reviewer

Can anybody post a template letter on how to ask a science journal to serve as a reviewer. Here's what I have.. I would like to serve as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted to your esteemed ...
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Is there any API service to retrieve abstract of a journal article?

There are some API services to give title, citation and authors of an article by its DOI. I wonder if there is a service to provide abstract of a journal article by providing its DOI.
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Can we ask a journal to assign another reviewer to review our paper if we think that his/her review is not satisfactory?

Can we ask a journal to assign another reviewer to review our paper if we think that his/her review is not satisfactory, for instance if we have reason to believe that s/he is not familiar with the ...
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What to do with what I've learned when writing my research proposal?

During the time to prepare for my application to applying to grad school, I have learned a lot of new knowledge. They are from various sources: scientific papers from insiders in the field, blog posts ...
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Should I cite a statement as coming from in journal article or from the related PhD thesis?

I frequently come across PhD dissertations that have spawned multiple journal papers, either while the author was working towards their Ph.D. or after completion. My field is not one with "stapler" ...
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No response from journal editors

I'm not so sure what to do in this situation. I'm a final year PhD student who submitted a manuscript for publication in a clinical journal (paediatrics) about 5 months ago. I've been tracking the ...
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Someone referenced my work in a journal paper using my first name only, do I contact them or the journal it was published in?

Someone referenced my work in a journal paper but they did not cite it the right way. They only included my first name, my supervisor's first name, the name of the paper and the date. They did not ...
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What should I do, as my submitted paper is still under review after 1 year?

I'd just submitted a manuscript, corresponding to the "Space Robotics" field, to Robotics & Autonomous Systems Journal, on Mar. 1st 2015. Right after 1 month, its status changed to Under Review. I ...
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Journal requests reviewers' comments from previous submission to other journals

Someone I know is submitting her work to a scientific journal. As part of the submission process she is requested to include in the cover letter the reviewers' comments, should the manuscript had ...
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Papers written with the sole purpose of finding flaws in someone else's paper

This question is based on a paper I came across a couple of years ago written by a famous professor who had developed a method to solve a certain problem. His method was not the first or the only ...
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Do the top journals actually read papers? [closed]

(None of this scenario is related to me and thus entirely hypothetical, I am only curious on what were to happen if such an event was to indeed take place.) Let there be a physicist X. He is a most ...
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Unable to complete journal paper by deadline, is this a problem?

Main Question: I submitted an abstract to a well known journal (in the field of Civil, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering) a couple months ago and the abstract was accepted. Due to major changes in ...
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How can an author get assurance that his work will not be stolen by journal staff or reviewers?

Suppose some author provides his original research article to a journal for publication. In this way, he is disclosing or revealing his confidential research work to that journal. Now, consider the ...
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Do scholarly journals carry more weight than peer-reviewed ones? [closed]

I've ran across quite a few different types of journal-type publications. I seem to get quite a few more peer-reviewed journals than "traditional" scholarly ones. Considering the editing process ...
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If Thomson Reuters says it indexes a journal but it's not mentioned on the journal's web site, who should I trust?

On the Thomson Reuters Master Journal list is stated that the given journal is indexed in Science Citation Index and Current Contents. However, on the official journal's web page, there is no such ...
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How long take the review process in IJBIC? [duplicate]

I send a paper to IJBIC a year ago, and I get a revision i made it and resubmit the paper 7months ago. Till now it stay under review. when i mail the editor he does not responded to my mails. is it ...
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Related follow-up paper

I have published a paper earlier in a journal and would like to submit a continuation of research paper to build on the earlier paper's results. I was wondering how is the second paper identified as a ...
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Do journals have legal copyrights to the online supplemental information?

I have a paper in an biology journal (Wiley is the publisher) for which I would like to put a much more mathematical version on ArXiV, mainly the theorems and proofs located in the online supplement ...
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How to deal when submitting an extender paper to a journal from another editorial?

My situation is pretty simple, years ago I submitted a research article to an IEEE workshop and it got accepted. Actually I have made an extended paper of it and I am considering to submit it for a ...
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Is it unethical to add same environmental data such as temperature and salinity in two different papers?

I have collected sea water samples from a location to study the microbes. The study is basically divided into 2; one is considering the total community and another one is specific to a particular ...
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What are the negative effects to the first author when adding coauthors?

There are many questions on this site which involve authorship disputes and ethicality. In fact, there are often people who are greatly distressed when their contributions to a paper are "lesser" ...
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How to interpret quality of computer science journals that charge publication fees?

I usually publish my research work at conferences in the field of Computer Science, I do not have so many papers and the question that I am doing here it might sound foolish for some (or maybe a lot) ...
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What is the backup strategy of online-only journals/repositories on the very long term?

Disseminating printed documents in many places on the planet is a very robust "backup" strategy for scientific literature. Printed documents (and other forms of ink-on-paper documents), or fragments ...
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How can we fight junk science? [closed]

Fake science is hurting academia and society at large in many ways. Legitimate scientific literature is being drowned in an ocean of junk journals and articles. Almost everywhere in the world, there ...
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Complain about an ISI journal to Thompson?

My paper has been accepted in an ISI-indexed open access journal and I paid the required publication fee three months ago. But they have not published my paper yet. My paper is related to a research ...
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Is a journal that is on Beall's list but is also in Scopus a predatory journal? [duplicate]

I have seen a journal, in the Computer Science field, that is predatory according to the Beall list (sorry if its not well written), but I see that this journal appears indexed in Scopus and Scimago; ...
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How good to publish a paper in an E-Journal compared to printed journals?

I am wondering the qualitative difference between a printed journal publication and E-journal? Whether both have same impacts. I understand that impact varies from journal to journal and publisher to ...
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How can writing a Review Paper possibly help in the CV of a undergraduate student?

I'm a student of computer science amd I've written a reseaech review article on Fibonacci Sequence which will be published next month in a math journal. All I wanted to know is how will it help in my ...
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Does it look bad if I publish an IEEE journal article without “Member, IEEE” next to my name?

I am the second author of three, and the only one who does not have an active membership. I have little need for the other services provided by IEEE, as I already have access to XPLORE through my ...
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My research work is published before me

My project work which i was planning to publish somebody else published just 1 month before. what should i do? Is my total research work of 8 months going to be a waste? I was working for a novel ...
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Correct identification of scientific journal?

I'm new to academic writing. From what I read on other posts, would the "133" be the volume number? And the 46-54 be the page in the journal? J Surg Res. 2006 Jun 1;133(1):46-54. Epub 2006 Apr 21. ...
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Why pay a fee to have your article (in a subscription-based journal) made open access when you can just put the preprint on arXiv?

Upon acceptance, some journals offer open access through an optional fee. This model differs from the usual open access model in which all authors pay a fee and all accepted papers are accessible ...
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Manuscript Revision: Is it alright to include the response to reviewer comments as an attached file rather than typing in the text box provided?

I have recently received a minor revision from a journal. In the manuscript upload portal, there are two places where we could include the response to reviewer comments. One is in the form of a text ...
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Can anybody help me in letter sample for a journal asking for permission to use figures in the paper? [closed]

I'm a co-author in one paper and I would like to use some figures from this paper in my thesis, any tips how I can write to journal and what I should write on my letter?Usually, they accept or ...
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Journal papers starting with a famous quotation

I was reading a paper in which a famous quotation appears just after the author name. The paper is: Willems, Jan C. "Paradigms and puzzles in the theory of dynamical systems." Automatic Control, IEEE ...
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Why is Scientific publishing methods at stagnation in this age of internet? [closed]

To be specific, I have a few questions regarding the Review and Publishing methodology. 1) Why are there no comments sections in the Journals where the first reviewers (or anyone who has read the ...
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Can editors review a manuscript and make a decision if they cannot find any reviewers? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an International Journal few months before. It is already 5 months. But the status is still showing "under review". Since it is getting late, so I contacted to the ...
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Why are some journals for research papers called “review”?

There are many journals from different fields feature the word review in their name even though they are mostly featuring research articles – and not review articles, book reviews or similar. Some do ...
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Can I write my PhD thesis based on another student's paper if I'm a co-author?

My supervisor asked me to write my thesis based upon one paper which I'm co-author on. I was told to take results which were not published and extend the figures. I was also told to include some ...
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Is it ethical to obtain journal articles from places other than the publisher's official sites?

When I am at home and looking for journal articles I often find article PDFs through google that have been uploaded to various websites (e.g., universities, institutions, arbitrary websites, etc...). ...
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How to reply to editor's comment such as 'Such a revised paper may be refereed and there would be no guarantee of acceptance'? Is it necessary?

I am preparing a detailed explanation of how I have dealt with all of the reviewers' and Editor's comments for a manuscript. The editor's comments are as follows: I regret I am unable to accept ...