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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 ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to an important journal without the supervisor name or to a less important journal with the supervisor name?

I am PhD student in computer engineering and visiting a foreign university. My project is near to the end and, since my colleague and I got excellent results, we are writing a scientific paper about ...
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What happens if your manuscript is accepted as a filler?

I just got a responce from a journal of the MAA that my manuscript is accepted as a filler. The email says : "The Editorial Board likes your submission and has asked me to move it to the ...
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When is the best time to get permission for putting others figures in the paper? (Conference vs. Journal)

My basic question is, should I get copyright permission for a figure before submitting a paper? However I realize there may be two different situations, and I'm not sure if they are different. ...
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What are examples of journals that allow submission of articles via arXiv identifier? [closed]

I've heard that for some journals it is not necessary for you to send them a file for peer-review. If you have an article posted on arXiv, you can just send them the arXiv identifier. Can you tell me ...
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Why do some Elsevier journals use a single column format?

I believe that the majority of Elsevier journals use a standard dual column document class. However, some journals that are owned by Elsevier use an alternative single column format (e.g. J. Comput. ...
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Do Springer, IEEE, Elsevier charge a fee for non-open-access journals?

My PhD advisor and lab colleagues think that Springer, IEEE and Elsevier journals non-open-access charge authors for submitting a paper. (They usually only publish in local journals.) All the info ...
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Article awaiting reviewer invitation 6 months after submission

I submitted a paper to an internationally reputed journal. 2 months after submission I was asked to suggest possible reviewers which i did in a couple of days. Since then it has been 4 months and the ...
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What is the differences between purchasing Harvard Business Review PDF and reading the article?

I was reading this Harvard Business Review article, The Making of an Expert and they were offering a PDF purchase. Are there major differences between the content of the PDF and the free article?
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What is “research-based intervention program”?

I received the following comment from a journal reviewer: There is a need to conduct a research-based intervention program which compare between other solutions and your solution. Such research ...
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Video links in journal

I have a video from my simulation and would like to add the link to my journal article. However, I do not want to post it on YouTube since I do not want my video next to some random video. Are there ...
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Is It a Common Practice to Contact the Reviewers?

I am about to submit my article in a peer reviewed journal which requires the contacts of three potential reviewers of my work. I can think of a few names whose works I have cited in the paper (who, I ...
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Should the editor share the names / institution information of authors with the reviewers

For most journals, the reviewer is aware of the names and the institution that the paper is coming from. IMO, if the paper is from a top institution, the reviewer might judge it differently than the ...
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what steps to take when research result is patentable

I'm working on a nearly completed paper in CS. It deals with a memory module design, which, apart from being a novel idea, turned out to be of potentially commercial value. Now I was thinking of ...
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Does ACM have a style guide for authors?

I am writing a paper for an ACM transactions publication precisely using the acmsmall format. However, I am yet to find a comprehensive Do's and Don'ts for writers with regards to style. For example, ...
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Which discrete math journal should I choose to publish my findings?

I have some results, related to imposing group structures on subspaces of finite fields with a metric, and I would like to publish my work. My advisor asked me to choose a journal, but I have no idea ...
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Should references in the supplementary information be included in the main text?

I have been cutting some sections out of my article and moving them into the supplementary information section so my paper will fit within the journal's length requirements. However, some of the ...
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How do Academic Journals protect against empirical results given by bugs?

As the title says. My background is in Economics/Finance(mostly), many topics in those fields (and I am sure other fields) require fairly complicated programming, enough to where one can easily screw ...
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Are there usually consequences for attempted duplicate publication?

I recently reviewed a paper for a (reasonably reputable) journal and found that it was already published (verbatim, by the same authors) in another journal (a fake one). I wrote the following review: ...
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Is IJCA a valid open access journal? [duplicate]

Can someone let me know whether IJCA (http://www.ijcaonline.org/) is a valid open access journal to publish our research work? BR, Tharindu from Sri Lanka
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Lengths of review process of mathematical journals

Do you have any file containing the information of peer-review process lengths of mathematical journals?If yes, It will be very helpful for me. Thanks for your helps.
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How can I tell whether it is the volume or the issue number that is given?

If I'm reading a journal article for which the reference for example is stated as "Journal of Examples 3, 74-78 (2014)", how can I tell whether it's the volume or issue number that is given? In many ...
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Have most journals recently stopped providing off-prints to authors?

I've recently obtained my PhD in mathematics and started a post-doc this year. I have 5 published papers, across a wide spectrum of journals (in terms of quality, from very good to mediocre). However ...
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How and why did the top journals become top journals?

Journals like Nature and Science have impressive impact factors. How and why did these top journals become top journals? Why are they able to sustain their statuses?
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In journals submissions, what does “Confirmation of Intent” mean?

I am planning to submit a manuscript for a special issue in a journal. The guest editor puts a deadline for Confirmation of Intent. What does this mean? What the editor expects from the authors at ...
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What are “fake”, “shady”, and/or “predatory” journals?

This question is in response to this very interesting question. The original post mentioned that they wish to retract their paper from a "fake" journal. I don't know what a fake journal is but better ...
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How to write a technical paper of a not so significant idea?

I am a PhD researcher in my first year. For the first 3 months all my supervisor made me do was read related papers on IEEE, so a LOT of literature review. Recently in trying to recreate the result ...
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Math journal for young mathematicians

I think I have good results for publishing a paper in a math journal, but I've never published one. I need a propose about any good math journal in mathematics for young mathematicians who have never ...
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In a peer review system, what does “accepted for first look” mean for a submission?

As the title puts it, what is the real meaning of this stage of a peer reviewing process and how are the odds for having a submitted paper accepted change if it's accepted for this stage? (Does it ...
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Acknowledgements and reviewer selection

For some reason, I was always under the impression that people that are included in the acknowledgement section of paper are not contacted to review your paper because they would be predisposed to ...
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Which are the best journals for letters in mathematics (bordering with mathematical physics)?

Although in mathematics the letters, i.e., really short articles, just a few pages long, are perhaps less common than in the other fields (see e.g. the comments by Pete L. Clark under his answer to ...
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Acknowledging the discussion with someone in the paper but excluding this person as a reviewer: how to do this?

While writing a paper I discussed its first draft with a certain colleague (he is from a different university, so it is not likely that he will be automatically ruled out as a reviewer as suggested in ...
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An invitation from Frontiers (Frontiers Research Topics)

On 13th August 2013 I received the following email. I have cut and pasted it below. I haven't bothered to insert back any of the links, but can do so if anyone is interested. I would not normally ...
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Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals?

Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? I am suspicious that it may violate the double blind review requirements and I couldn't find ...
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I have been invited to peer review a manuscript for a reputable journal. This is my first so I have a few questions to the more experienced

Are PhD students generally invited for such reviews? I was under the impression they would prefer someone with a Doctorate degree or more experience in the field. What are the ...
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Is it important to publish my article in a journal indexed on Thomson ISI?

If a journal is not indexed this way, is it an academically honorable one?
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Whose name should be first in a scientific journal? [duplicate]

I am a self funded PhD student and have been told by my supervisor that her name should be first on any future journal I will be publishing during my studies under her supervision as "this is the only ...
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IEEE TVCG length of review process

We recently submitted an article to IEEE's Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics journal. It is the first time I submit to a journal so I am a bit unfamiliar with the process, being used ...
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How to cite a conference paper in an “extended” journal version?

I recently presented a paper at a conference which was published in its proceedings. Now it is time to submit an "extended" version with "30% new content". The new content isn't a problem, I've ...
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When citing a journal paper, should I use the online publication year or the print publication year?

I want to cite a paper which was published online (Open Access) in 2012 and later published in a printed journal issue in 2013. Which publication year should be used in the citation?
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Regarding the ranking and reliability of the IASTED biomedical engineering conference

In Australia we follow something known as the ERA ranking, when submitting papers to journals and conferences. My lab stresses publication in venues which are graded as only A or A(star), as per this ...
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Abbreviations (abbrv.) in journal (jrn) articles (artcs)

As we all know, you typically abbreviate something the first time that particular term shows up in a paper. However, I've been told in the past that certain things in a paper should be written in ...
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Can I include under-review content in my PhD Thesis?

In the verge of writing up a PhD thesis, is it fine to include the content of the work which is submitted to a conference and is "under review" at the time of writing up. More specifically if the ...
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How do i find top journals in my area of interest? [duplicate]

How can you find the top journals in a scientific field? I am an HCI graduate student, but I sometimes write to industrial engineering articles if it involves ergonomics. Right now, I'm trying to ...
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Should referencing critical comments on papers that have been referenced be obligatory?

Say a paper submitted for publication in a journal by Prof. Bertie Wooster references a paper by Dr Augustus Fink-Nottle, but that paper was the subject of a critical peer-reviewed comment by Prof. ...
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Is it acceptable for authors of papers in a special issue of a journal to review each others' papers?

A journal publishes a special issue on a controversial area of research studied by a rather limited community of researchers. Would it be acceptable for the editor of the journal to use the authors ...
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What is the work load of a journal reviewing editor?

I was wandering what was the work load of a journal reviewing editor? More precisely, if someone would like to apply for such a position, how much time is required to do the job correctly? I am of ...
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What are the super cool tricks to getting published in high impact journals?

Hello and good day to you all (bow)! I am starting a post-doc in Cognitive Neuroscience and I am interested in publishing my work in high impact journals (Nature, Science, Behavioral and Brain ...
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How to acknowledge funding after the acceptance of the manuscript

We got this accepted article. A preliminary PDF version of the article is available online. The final look shape of the article is still under processing by journal publisher. However, I forgot to ...