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 there an affordable way for non-students to subscribe to multi-journals/archives?

As a student I had free access to thousands of scholarly articles through my universities in databases/archives such as JSTOR, EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, Econlit, PubMed, etc, etc. With no ...
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Publishing in the lower quartile journals: better than nothing?

Having a realistic option of publishing a minor study in a 4th quartile journal, is this better than nothing? The articles of many, but not all, authors are kind of pretentious and unremarkable (not ...
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Question of under review -situation

I apologize if my question is familiar here and handled here before, I just would be happy to have a short comment by somebody on following simple situation: I submitted my paper in beginning of ...
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Are reviewers chosen from among the editorial board of a journal?

If, in a certain international journal where I have submitted, the journal webpage lists the editorial board, should I expect that the possible reviewers of my paper are selected from among the ...
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Are there any journals or conferences that take into account the availability of the source code when selecting the papers to publish?

Quite too many times I have read in a research article claiming that the source code will be made available, and, when I look for it, it turns out that the source code still hasn't been released. Are ...
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What do IEEE journal prefixes mean

I found that IEEE journal names have prefixes, the most prominent I observed: IEEE Transactions on... IEEE Reviews in... none specific (starting with IEEE) Do those prefixes suggest the eminence of ...
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How do I find a journal's type (e.g. SCI, EI)?

I'm filling out a form with information about my publications, and one of the fields is "Type of Journal." I'm not sure what this means, except that SCI and EI are possible values. I'm guessing the ...
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How should an undergrad pick a journal to submit to?

I am an undergraduate who has been doing research in a lab since my freshmen year, and I have usually just worked on projects with a PhD student. That being said, as of now I have co-authored two ...
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How long do editor decisions take at Science/Nature?

What does the distribution of wait times for a editor decision look like for a manuscript submitted to Science or Nature? (You are not allowed to say "Gamma" unless you give a shape and scale ...
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Is it okay to inquire about the status of a paper when the online submission system shows no update three months after submission?

Around 3 months ago, I submitted a paper to a Math journal for peer-review through an online submission system. The same day I received in my e-mail an acknowledgement saying that the paper had been ...
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Is it acceptable to use MS Equation 3.0 for a journal paper?

The title sums it up pretty well. I'm using MS Word to write a paper I intend to publish in a SCI journal. It will contain ~15 equations (non-trivial ones: integrals, sums, fractions, special ...
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Is it a good idea to get involved with journals as an associate editor prior to getting tenure?

Is it a good idea to get involved with a relatively good journal (yes subjective -lets assume an impact factor +2 and good editors) as an associate editor prior to getting tenure? Does it have a net ...
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Are there any aggregators/online resources for finding calls for papers, conferences, or journals? [duplicate]

Are there any good aggregators or online resources where I can find calls for papers, past proceedings of conferences, or journal deadlines that may interest me? If there aren't general resources, ...
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Providing comments to approve or reject journal “Special Issues”

As an editorial board member for a low impact journal, I've been approached to provide comments on whether I think a proposal for a special issue is acceptable or not. I'm quite inexperienced in this ...
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Do journals hold rejections against authors?

I am BSc student. When I was in the fourth semester (end of the second year), I did my course project and submitted it to my professor. His efforts in order to publish it really shocked me. It was ...
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Doubt regarding uploading Tables and Figures for the accepted manuscript

The instructions of the engineering journal I submitted to (IEEE transactions on wireless communications) says this regarding the final submission of figures and tables Please upload the Originals ...
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List of reputable open access journals

I found a list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers" here. I am just wondering if there is a similar list of reputable open-access journals in the social ...
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Is it okay to send a paper to a journal as well as for conference

Few months back I presented a paper in conference and sent the same for possible publication in the conference proceedings. I got no response for a long time and with the consent of my supervisor sent ...
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How to write a letter to an editor for pointing out needed corrections in my submitted journal manuscript

Few days back I communicated a paper in a journal and some silly mistakes are there. While citing some other author's paper in my paper, instead of reference number it is showing a sign of question ...
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Is there a tool for visualizing the geographic locations of research?

Many e-journals search tools contain much metadata in their database. For example, they have the "location" entry required for some citation formats, which at least shows the location of the journal, ...
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Accomplished researchers listed as editors of shady journal

I recently got an unsolicited email advertising a questionable-looking mathematics journal. Upon investigation, it looks pretty shady: page charges, manuscripts to be submitted in Microsoft Word ...
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I found out that I have plagiarism in my published journal papers, what should I do now?

I published some research papers in an ISI Journal during the past years. But due to the lack of precise knowledge of the correct referencing, and particularly due to attending an “unintentional ...
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Publishing a table that was published earlier in a different journal

I need to a include a table which contains the basic characteristics of study participants. However, in a related previous publication that dealt with a different hypothesis, the table was published. ...
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Is it permissible to request a new reviewing editor?

I submitted a manuscript to an established ecology journal and received reasonable reviews. The reviewing editor requested a revision. However, the comments from the reviewing editor were abysmal. ...
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Comparative quality of articles in questionable journals

This question on citing from publications on Beall's list got me thinking... The list itself details predatory publishers, who follow bad practices or bad business models. However, is there any ...
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Is it ethical to withdraw a paper after acceptance in order to resubmit to a better journal?

I think the title asks the question, but once again in more words: Suppose you submit a paper to a journal and it is accepted by the journal. By this I mean that the journal tells you that they have ...
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Is it good practice/advisable to sum up passages from a reference into a few sentences in my own paper?

Of course, I would retain the for me important points, but omit the details. To the question in the title, I would like to add: If it is, how would it be best to point to that paper? Should I ...
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What changes should be notated in a journal resubmission?

I am currently in the process of submitting a manuscript to a journal. During this process my manuscript has come back for revision, and the journal has asked for an updated manuscript with revisions ...
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Is an algorithm that stitches together various algorithms “good enough” material for IEEE Trans?

I have worked on a paper which utilizes concepts from signal processing and machine learning, and then implements them in a low-cost embedded system. Since the work was more on the implementation ...
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Do all US schools provide the same access to e-journal resources?

I recently took courses from several different schools, with different semesters in different parts of the US. When visiting the schools' library Web sites, I noticed that each offered a similar ...
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Should the title be changed when converting a conference article into a journal article?

Recently, a (Springer) journal invited me to extend a (Springer) conference paper. The conference paper was published in April. After the extensions, I can submit the journal article as ...
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Are there any journals that pay reviewers?

Being a young researcher myself I received a comment from my colleague that some of the journals are paying reviewers for the reviewing process. When I gave it a thought, it started to make more ...
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Personal advantages of being a referee once you quit science?

I previously asked this question in the physics forum (tag soft-question), but was convinced that it better suits in the academia forum. So I deleted it and posted it here. I was recently asked to ...
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Name misspelled in first publication

I am an undergraduate student starting my second year. Last semester, I took part in a research project and earned co-authorship of their paper, which got recently published. However, when adding ...
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Is the Journal of Data Science still alive?

Does anyone one know whether the Journal of Data Science is still working or not? I have noticed that the journal's website (http://jds-online.com/) has not been updated since last year.
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Sending manuscript to a journal that rejected an earlier paper

As a beginner researcher, several years ago, I sent some (2-3) papers to a quality journal (with ISI IF). The papers were rejected. Now I am preparing a manuscript, which is in my opinion much more ...
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How to filter data obtained with practical measurements and simulations to be concisely put into a paper?

I'm a PhD candidate in Computer Science and I'm working on my first paper that should be published in a peer-reviewed journal (until now, I published only papers in conferences). My project is a FPGA ...
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Does anybody receive printed copies of new journal issues nowadays?

Everybody I have met in academia uses recently-published journals entirely through electronic means. They may print out articles for their own use, but they will not receive printed subscriptions. ...
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Prestige of publishing in special vs regular journal issue

Some journals bundle relevant papers on a currently hot topic into special issues. As far as I know, potential manuscripts must be specifically submitted for inclusion in special issues rather than ...
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Is there independent oversight of Journal Impact Factors?

I ask this question more out of curiosity rather than any need for the answer. I have read many question on this site that relate to Journal impact factor in relation to how that affect where to ...
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How to decide between sending paper to a specialized journal or to a journal with broader audience?

I work in mathematical physics. Typically, papers in my field are either published either in general math journals (Annals of Math, Transactions of AMS, Proceedings of AMS) or in specialized math ...
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SCI/other credible journals for low budget authors

I have done some work and I thought of publishing it. This is my first attempt to publish. After searching a lot, I found out that SCI indexed journals are good. But I am seeing publishing price at ...
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Information about a journal

I don't know whether this is the appropriate place to ask my question but since there is no harm in asking, let me ask. My nephew, who is an undergraduate student, has sent a paper to the journal ...
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Where can I find information about upcoming special issues in a field of study?

How can I find information about upcoming special issues related to a special field of study? There are good websites for upcoming conferences but I could not find any place to search for special ...
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What can I do if I am constantly invited as a reviewer, but don't have the time?

I've recently started as a PhD student, but had previous publications in forms of conference papers and various talks, so I consider myself very experienced with my particular field of research. One ...
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Is it true that corporations influence the conclusions of research studies or papers?

I observe media uses health studies or research and come up with conclusions to influence the consumers today with headlines suitable for few corporations New study says caffeine can help strengthen ...
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How ambitious should one be in picking a journal to submit to?

I've finished a mathematics paper with two co-authors, and I need to decide on a journal to submit it to. More so than my other papers, I don't have much of a sense for how "good" it is. It is a ...
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How to explain to my boss where not to publish?

I have some continuing misunderstandings with my advisor. For some time I am actually my research as a one man show, but due to my faults and a lot of work I still did not finished my PhD, and I am ...
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Is there any mechanism to prevent an author from cross-sending a manuscript?

Is there any mechanism to prevent authors from sending a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously ? Is there any internal private mechanism between journals? Is it totally an ethical ...
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Where to include contact details in math paper

I recently submitted a paper to a math journal with standard latex formatting, but they sent an email back saying that the contact details for the corresponding author should be in the document ...