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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Do references, notes, and tables count towards journal word count restrictions?

I'm preparing a manuscript to be submitted to a journal, but I'm struggling with the language used regarding the word count for this specific journal: The ___________is a peer-reviewed ...
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“Anomalous citation patterns” as exclusion criteria in Journal Citation Reports (aka Impact Factor)

Can someone explain how these "anomalous citation patterns" are identified in JCR and what they mean exactly? They sound like the academic version of link farms that Google has to fight against.
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Are Nature Letters still considered primary articles?

I have an article that I want to link as a primary article. I found a really interesting Nature Letter article and I was wondering if this is categorized as a primary article, since it is a "letter": ...
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What exactly is an embargo for a journal?

I was trying to access this article and was told this journal is "embargoed" for more than a year. This is the first time I have seen the term embargo used in an academic setting. This answer talks a ...
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How does one figure out which journals to submit a paper to?

I ask because I am finishing a paper and need to decide on which journals I'm going to submit it to, and I have never done a paper before. I know very little about this, but my general sense is that ...
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Conference acceptance process is “random” — is it any less so for journals? [duplicate]

A recent experiment at the NIPS conference in computer science basically shows that more than half of the papers appearing at the conference would be rejected if the review process were rerun. Is the ...
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Is there a required number of publications for obtaining a PhD in your country? [closed]

Is there a specific number? Does the type of publications matter: National conference proceeding, International conference proceeding, peer-reviewed journal paper, paper in journal with certain ...
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Can a paper be rejected because another paper (by someone else) based on its arXiv preprint extends the result?

Suppose that I put a paper to Arxiv and submit to a journal at the same time. Someone extends my result and clearly cites my paper. This is totally fine. They submit it to a journal. For whatever ...
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Would a legitimate journal send unsolicited email to an author offering to feature an article in their own publication, for a fee?

I have received an email from a journal in the field of engineering saying that they found an article of mine and want to feature it in their own publications for a fee. I cannot tell if this is ...
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Should I submit a revised version of my paper before hearing back about the first version?

I submitted a paper to a decent mathematical journal more than six months ago. Later, after communicating with several people, I have come to find the notation that I used in the paper very confusing, ...
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Should you conform to journal formatting requirements for the initial submission?

In my past experiences, I have almost never typeset my manuscripts according to the formats required by the journals to which I would like to submit. I leave my manuscripts as produced by the LaTeX ...
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Steps for creating a scientific journal

I have organized several times some international conferences on my field (computational chemistry), where accepted proceedings are afterwards evaluated again for it submission to a special issue of a ...
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Difference between Journal metrics? [closed]

What are the main differences between the following metrics: IF, SJR and h-index? I'm looking for differences in robustness and the usefulness for comparisons, with respect to the quality and prestige ...
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How long should I wait for the receipt acknowledgement?

I submitted my paper by e-mail one week ago. How long is it reasonable to wait for the receipt acknowledgement? What to do if they won't acknowledge receipt of the paper?
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Given a downloaded PDF of a publication, is there any way to detect if it's a journal or conference paper?

I have some downloaded papers and I am going to store journals and conferences in separate folders. My problem is that by having a simple look at the PDF file, I cannot detect if that paper is journal ...
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put the non English conference article on Google Scholar Or Academia edu Or Research Gate profile

Is it OK to put your non English internal conference or journal paper on Google scholar? and also change the title of it to its English title?
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Should I mention in my manuscript's cover letter that I am a PhD student?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. My adviser told me that I can submit our manuscript to some journal. So I am writing a cover letter and I am just wondering if I should mention in the cover letter ...
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3+ month delay in reviewing the revision of paper, Editor doesnt even answer the email

I've submitted a paper in an ISI journal, i.e. in Taylor and Francis. The first submission date of the manuscript was 30-may-2014. We received the first revision result on 27-July-2014. Hopefully, the ...
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Should I rewrite completely an extended paper?

If I submitted a paper on a conference, and now a special journal about that conference has asked for submit extended versions of our previous work; I was wondering if I should rewrite completely the ...
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Is it acceptable to change affiliation to new employer when submitting an updated manuscript when old employer provided limited research support?

Background: I have published a paper with no co-authors in a CS workshop a few months ago. I have put as my affiliation the place in which I was lecturing at that time, say university X. The work was ...
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Tips on how to format a manuscript in marine biology and physiology

I'm working on my first publication on work I did as an undergrad. My adviser from undergrad will be helping me edit and go through multiple drafts, but because I'm now at a different university for ...
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Should I submit my revised workshop paper to a journal if I don't think it will meet the “30% new material” requirement?

Let me explain my case first. I submitted an article to a Computer Science Conferece, and it got one rejection, and two qualifications as a borderline paper. The reviewer that rejected the paper only ...
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Long review time in CS discipline

It has been an year since I submitted my research paper to a journal in Concurrency (Computer Science). The status says it is still under review. Is this typical of journals in this discipline?
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Elsevier Computers and Security “With Editor” status just after 12 hours - what does it mean?

I am very new to research, I work as a research assistant at the University in Sweden for 3 months. Yesterday, at 5 pm (my local time) I submitted a paper to Elsevier's Computers & Security. My ...
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Correct Academic Title, Necessity of Adding All Emails, Necessity of Adding Authors Photo in IEEE Transaction Journal?

I should provide a concise biography of myself for IEEE transactions journal. We received the paper proof and this biography goes at the end of our accepted paper. At one point in my biography I ...
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Who can submit papers to peer-reviewed journals?

Financial terms, content quality, etc, is not a problem. The author has a contribution that will significantly impact the advancement of human knowledge about a particular topic. Can anyone submit a ...
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How can I get lists of scientific articles for data mining purposes? [closed]

I would like to do some data analysis of journal articles. I really just need the titles of the articles, perhaps the abstracts as well. Essentially, I'm analyzing how citation counts, "trendy ...
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How do I check my work is worthy?

Is there anybody(or journal) which will evaluate our article? And give me some journal for mathematics(free) which will evaluate my articles. How do I check my work is worthy? Is any guide needed ...
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Slow Response from Journal: Should I withdraw a paper?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal in August and the status has been "with editor" ever since. I was concerned that it had not been sent for review for 4 months and I sent inquiries twice ...
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Number of reviewers [closed]

What is general rule regarding the number of reviewers? Date under manuscript status "under review" has now changed for third time within two months. What could this implicate?
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Does posting papers on Academia.edu count as publishing?

Does posting papers on websites such as Academia.edu or ResearchGate count as "publishing" for the sake of future journal submission? That is, if I have uploaded my paper to Academia.edu, can I later ...
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Finding appropriate journal for submitting a modest paper in mathematics [duplicate]

I've finished master studies in mathematics. Now I'm working on some papers, but I'm not so familiar with journals. I've submitted papers in some journals with impact factor, but it was rejected, ...
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Possibly fraudulent journal: cite or not to cite? [duplicate]

When I was doing literature review, I came across a paper published in a journal Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. Now, I can't find this paper anywhere else, no ...
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How to decide whether to publish your paper in conference proceedings, as a journal article, or as a book chapter?

I thought that this simple question has been already asked here on Academia, but it seems to that it did not happen (or, I was not able to find it). So, I will ask it. You have accomplished some good ...
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What is Cumulative Impact Index of a journal?

I recently came across the term "Cumulative Impact Index". I came to know about it here, which includes the statement, "publication of 5 International Journal papers, each Journal having a cumulative ...
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What are the differences between Peer Reviewed Journals and Refereed Journals?

I would be interested to know the differences between peer reviewed journals and refereed journals in these aspects: Conditions for the acceptance of papers for publications. The time length of ...
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I submitted a paper to two journals, and the first published it, but I agreed to publish in the other; what can I do?

I submitted my research paper in journal X on 7th July, 2014. Journal sent me one thanks email immediately. After that I waited for one month for any response from editor but nothing came from editor ...
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Editor said I may apply reviewer's suggestions and resubmit “if I wish”, what are the consequences if I don't?

Few months back I communicated a paper. I got the reviewer's report in a positive direction. But he asked us to add some results if we wish and in the end he wrote: "I leave it to the decision of the ...
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3+ month delay in reviewing the revision of paper, what can we do?

I had submitted a paper in an ISI journal, i.e. in Taylor and Francis. The first submission date of the manuscript was 30-may-2014. We received the first revision result on 27-July-2014. Hopefully, ...
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How to find an appropriate journal to submit to when working in a new, unfamiliar field?

I have developed a new method to form a single-atom chain (break junction) in physics, which so far has results from calculation and simulation but not yet experiment. How can I find out which ...
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How can I tell whether a mathematics journal seems reputable?

There are some general questions on this site about judging the reputability of journals in general: How do you judge the quality of a journal? and How to identify predatory publishers/journals ...
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Journal does not tell me why they rejected my paper, even on request

I submitted my paper to one of Springer’s journals seven months ago. One month ago I received a letter from the editor-in-chief: Following a review of the manuscript by the editorial board, we ...
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Publishing a paper that cites my previous work

How should one cite previous work of his own? If one paper relies on previous work that author already did I suppose that paper should be cited. Given that one paper is a continuation of the one ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to a journal “normal” issue, or wait 4 months and send it to a more focused “special section” of the same journal?

I am a recently PhD graduate student in computer science. In the last months, I wrote a paper about an aspect of my thesis, with the collaboration of my former supervisor. We found a call for papers ...
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What is the next step after received acceptance from the Editor

I received an acceptance from the Editor by email, but when I checked the status of my manuscript in the journal website it is "Editor Decision", even after week of receiving the email. what does ...
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Handling editor sent me a review invitation

From your experience, is it some kind of sign when handling editor of your manuscript (which is under review) sends you a review invitation for other manuscript?
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Is it ethical to merge a set of relative publications in a single journal without additional content?

I have been working on a particular topic for some years and I have 6-7 publications on different aspects of the same topic. My supervisor wants me to write a summary journal paper that would ...
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How to find out who were the reviewers of an article?

I understand the concept of (peer-)reviewing as helpful to guarantee a good quality result. Clearly it makes sense that journal articles are reviewed by someone before publication. Yet, what I am ...
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What should I use as my “scientific name?” [duplicate]

Can I choose my Father's name as my last name when publishing a paper or participating in a conference, as I am already well known by this name, not by my actual last name?
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Why are journal subscriptions so expensive?

What account for such high journal subscription costs? Do journals / publishers make outrageous margins, or are prices truly justified by the cost to run journals? In other words, how do their budget ...