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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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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Are there any online journals where i can submit my research paper for free on quantitative finance [closed]

I have done research in mathematical finance and wanted to submit a research paper on it. I have searched for online journals and conferences to submit paper.I found that all conferences have pretty ...
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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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Manuscript under review after seven months [duplicate]

I have a question about getting back from journal editor. I have submitted my manuscript for a journal for seven months. The status is still under review now. I asked the handling editor he never got ...
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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 ...
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What does the “re-review” mean?

We have written a revised manuscript since the original version is received a decision of "major revision." Since the status remained "reviewer assigned," we sent a mail with requesting clarification. ...
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Is it ethical to explicitly or implicitly bias against student papers unless co-authored with senior researcher(s)?

A few days ago I was browsing open-access social-science journals and I found one ‘author guideline’ explicitly saying that they are accepting student submissions if and only if the manuscript is ...
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What is the point of journals nowadays?

I'm not sure if this question is too broad or opinion-based, but I have been wondering about it for sometime. In the old days when communication was not as abundant as is today, periodicals were a ...
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Acceptance to online publication – Why is everybody I know faster than average?

I recently attended an editiorial panel at a conference where editors of several journals in my field advertised their journals and to this purpose listed, amongst others, the time difference between ...
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Academic or non Academic Journal as a professional?

I'm a professional game developer looking to write up and attempt to publish some graphics & game development related items and I've found two journals but am having trouble trying to decide which ...
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Can you gain admissions to a top UK Engineering PhD program with limited research?

Background. I completed both a BS and MS degree in Engineering, from a decent US University. My Masters GPA was 3.75/4.00. I have since left the program and began working. I want to enter a top UK ...
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what to do when the acceptance deadline has passed with no notification from the reviewers? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper for an Elsevier journal in which the acceptance deadline appears as the 5 of may. The problem is that when I enter into the author´s menu it appears that my paper is with the ...
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Can I ask a journal editor about an invited review paper?

I would like to know whether I can place an inquiry to a journal editor about writing an invited review paper. In particular, I would like to write a review paper on a particular topic which is ...
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Reproducible Studies? [closed]

I'm not an academic, but I notice a trend in the top journals where replication studies aren't taken with the same glamour as original studies. Considering mountains of recent research show the ...
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Question on “Awaiting Production Checklist” Status for Manuscript

After my paper was accepted, the status in the ScholarOne manuscript center changed from accepted to "accept" with the additional "awaiting production checklist". Now it has been about 3-4 weeks ...
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Online publication system for a journal

I'm looking for solutions to help modernizing the publication of a scientific journal on the web. Since 2004 we are using a simple but cumbersome method of publication, by crafting html/css files from ...
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Do I need to check references of the paper with cross checking softwares?

I've finished writing a paper with 2 co-authors. As everyone participated in the writing, I thought there might be some ( maybe unexpected) plagiarism in the paper. So I checked the paper with Cross ...
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Should I choose the same editor for two papers?

If I submit two papers in the same area at the same time to the same journal, and the journal allows me to choose from a list of editors, should I choose the same editor or different editors? What are ...
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Author wants to withdraw or insist on re-reviewing at proof stage of publication

I am editing a small scholarly journal published by a learned society. One of our authors, after his manuscript was finally accepted for publication and he had signed and returned the publishing ...
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Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD and get it accepted?

Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD? More specifically, what would be the bare minimum qualifications that would grant one the possibility of the paper ...
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Consult on the submiting format of PNAS

I am now learning about the submitting process of PNAS. The instruction says that the authors are encouraged to submit the article in a single PDF file. However, I am wondering how could I create this ...
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In which case does PLOS ONE use a third reviewer?

We have submitted our manuscript 10 weeks ago to PLOS ONE and are still waiting for a first decision. We sent an inquiry, and they replied that the paper is under review with a 3rd reviewer. Does it ...
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An invitation from a not-so-famous journal called “world biomedical frontiers” to feature my paper on their website

I received an email from world biomedical frontiers journal: Your recent paper “XXXXXX” (published in “YYYYYY”) has been selected to be featured in our next issue of World Biomedical Frontiers, ...
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Is it appropriate to use active and passive voice together in abstract?

I am writing an abstract for my manuscript (with my mentor), and the abstract includes active and passive voices together, as below: "In the present paper, we have proved theorems dealing with matrix ...
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What to do if a discussion letter/paper is rejected because it's not an original research article?

A while ago, we read a paper published in a quite credible journal (impact factor around 3), which we believed had a few very basic but significant mistakes in the methods and final results. The ...
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How can I find journals in my field that do not charge author fees? [closed]

I am in search of an algorithms journal that does not ask for publication fee. It doesn't matter to me whether it is an open-access journal or not. I have been searching for journals with no ...