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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Spatial Economic Analysis Turn Around Time [on hold]

Does anyone know what the typical turn-around time for review is for article submissions in Spatial Economic Analysis?
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Should I contact the editor-in-chief about a senior editor's lack of communication?

I submitted a paper to the top journal in my field. The journal's home page sets 120 days for a decision as a goal. Recent stats suggest 60 days to initial decision is more typical. It has now been ...
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Journal rejects my conference-to-journal extension, saying it's copied from previous publication. What should I do?

My understanding of short conference papers being extended to journals was that I should have at least 30% fresh results and content (read that in answers to this question here). I had a short 4-page ...
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Elsevier open-access fee waived for subscribers?

I have recently been comparing publishers regarding their policies on double dipping (charging an open-access fee for publishing in a hybrid journal and then charging again a subscription fee). Many ...
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How can I be a good reviewer?

Someday, as strange as it feels to me right now, I might be asked to review an article for publication. A while ago my advisor and I were talking about this, and it hit me that I don't really know how ...
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Are there any trustworthy Mathematics fee-based open access journals?

Some open access journals, like Integers for example, don't charge the author any fee for publishing their article. Other open access journals do charge the author a fee and the author has to pay the ...
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high school students' journals [duplicate]

I am looking for journals dealing with high school students and freshman/sophomore college students. The contents of the journal should be written by those students... Please let me know if anybody ...
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The review results for my journal paper submitted to the special issue of a reputed journal is 45 days overdue. Is it normal and what should I do?

I submitted a research paper to a special issue of a reputed computer science journal (SCI indexed) and the results were due on January 31st. However, the results have not been announced to date, and ...
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Programming languages in computer science / applied math academic journals

I am working on documenting a new algorithm to solve a discrete mathematics problem, hopefully to publish academically. In this article, I will need to provide code samples and attach or link to a ...
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How accurate are published papers?

I'm an undergrad trying to publish findings on the accuracy of consumer-grade motion sensors for IEEE. I've searched for existing literature on this topic, and I've found some interesting articles. ...
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Extracting the list of journal quarters in my field, as a worksheet file, from Web of Science

In Scimagojr website, when you go to "journal rankings" and select your intended area and category, you can press "download data (Excel .xlsx)" and download the entire list. In Web of Science, when ...
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Is publishing a journal article covering failed attempts a good idea?

I am currently doing some research on an algorithm that may (or may not) end up being slower than other similar algorithms. The idea behind it seems solid although it will probably not be as fast as ...
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Should I resubmit a modified computer science conference paper to a journal?

Here is the situation; I made an article that got published in a Computer Science conference; the final decision was that it was considered a borderline paper. After a while I got an email from the ...
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Can my PhD thesis supervisor be a reviewer for my paper?

I want to know whether my PhD thesis supervisor (with whom I have co-authored many papers) is allowed to be a reviewer for one of my journal submissions?
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When should I publish in interdisciplinary versus subject-specific scientific journals?

Most science research is published in subject-specific journals, of which there are many. However, there are a relatively small number of interdisciplinary journals, some of which are the most highly ...
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Submission paper to a journal with no reply

I submitted a paper ten day ago, respecting the dead line. Precisely, I submitted the paper two days before the dead line indicated by the Journal on its web site. The Journal had different editions ...
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How much reputational value is added to a journal by being indexed in various abstracting and indexing (A&I) databases?

I'm co-editing a small communication and media-focused OA journal published by a regional scholarly association. We are in the process of being indexed in selected research databases of EBSCO (just ...
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What does “Awaiting Reviewer Scores” mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system?

I submitted a paper to a Taylor and Francis journal that uses the ScholarOne submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "Under Review" to "Awaiting Reviewer Scores". What does this ...
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how to find highly cited articles in journals with low impact factor?

Journals with high IF get more attention, so might get "better" articles. However I am interested in finding papers published in minor journals that have a high number of citations, say >100. I can't ...
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Why are some good math journals not indexed by Thomson Reuters?

I observed some very good math journals are not indexed by Thomson Reuters. The basis of my evaluation is the composition of the editorial board, the university or press that house the journals and ...
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When does it make sense to send more inquiries asking about review progress to PLoS ONE?

My paper has been under review for 2.5 months now at PLoS ONE. I am still waiting for the first review result. I have sent three inquiries to ask about the progress, and all the responses were ...
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How to target possible authors? Ethics of increasing the visibility of open access journals

My colleague and I work at an Open Access journal, published by a regional scholarly association. The field is Communication and Media Studies. Recently we started to encounter problems with reaching ...
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'Read before The Royal Statistical Society ' What does it mean?

In the header of several journal articles, I have seen this: Read before The Royal Statistical Society at a meeting organized by the Research Section on Wednesday, May 5th, 2004, Professor J. T. Kent ...
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Is the status of conference publications in Computer Science really absolutely unique?

It has been discussed and explained many times that in (at least some subdisciplines of) Computer Science, conference publications have a special status compared to many other fields - where in other ...
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What should I do if I uploaded my manuscript in arxiv and plan to pass it on a peer reviewed journal?

I have a question related to this post, Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? What should I do if I uploaded my manuscript on ...
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Are undergraduate journals a good choice for publishing papers?

I am 18 years old (high school undergraduate) but I have had my first scientific paper published by the age of 16 to a regular (non-undergraduate) journal. However, I am preparing some papers for ...
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A single definitive paper, or an initial manuscript and a followup?

Suppose that someone wants to publish his idea and his first successful experiments in a venue and then perform some extra experiments (for a more powerful proof) and publish it in another venue. ...
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The advantage of EPS over PDF? And why so many journals ask for EPS alone?

I have been curious about why so many journals only accept EPS for vector graphs rather than PDF. It is indeed weird because these journals have to convert EPS figures to PDF anyway. Adobe also ...
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Asking about the status of paper you refereed?

I refereed a paper after a skim-through and a careful examination of about (1/3) of it after a couple of weeks, and then sent it back due to expository issues, a few gripes about certain things not ...
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is it ethical to publish the same paper in a conference proceedings and a journal?

The papers for a conference are limited to 3 pages. On the website, however, it says Transactions of the IEEE offers a special feature edition (whatever it means?), so I think it would be good to ...
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Resubmission of paper has been “under consideration” for 30 days. Request update?

I (re)submitted my paper to a Nature related journal (after revisions) and it has been "under consideration" for about 30 days. Should I ask for an update? If yes, is this too rude? : Dear editor, ...
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Taylor and Francis Manuscript Status “Under Review”

Does this status mean it has been sent to referees? Or is could it still be desk rejected?
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Prior thesis examiners as potential future journal article referees?

I'm in the process of preparing a manuscript submission for consideration with a particular journal. The article is an adaption of a portion of one of my thesis chapters. My thesis has not been ...
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When developing a new journal, where can you find a formatting protocol? [closed]

I am trying to compile an academic journal (public administration) for an organization I am in. It'll be typical content; reviews, articles, news, etc. We're going all electronic, so I'd like to ...
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Should I contact the EIC for additional information regarding his decision on my paper?

I just received the feedback from the Editor-In-Chief that my paper has been rejected for publication in this high-ranking journal. There are several concerns raised by one of the reviewers. ...
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I cannot get funding to travel to conferences, is it normal to target journals instead and would it affect my future Computer Science career?

One of my research papers have been accepted to a very prestigious conference (top most in my field of study in Computer Science). Since I am not a full time student, university rules do not allow ...
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Should I retract an article published in a disreputable journal?

I was published by the IJARCS in 2011 (International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science) and was wondering if I should retract my article due to the journal being disreputable. I am ...
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The editor doesn't respond after accepting the manuscript

The journal editor accepted my paper and told me to ask his assistant about the next steps in the publication process. Four months ago I corrected some minor points and sent an updated manuscript to ...
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Understanding a proposed schedule of a journal special issue

For my first time I submitted a manuscript to a journal special issue months ago. The special issue had a proposed schedule as follows: Submission deadline: 1st date Papers reviewed: 2nd date ...
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First Author of a Research Publication/ Journal [duplicate]

This may come as a basic question but can I get a general feel of what most people in the research community think of the contributions made towards fulfilling a 'first author' of a research ...
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What does “The references in general are not current” mean?

I submitted a paper recently and one of the major revisions that they ask for was this: "The references in general are not current." What does the reviewer mean by this?
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Is there a master list of journals?

I'm looking for a repository of journal data. More specifically, a listing of every known journal name and various attributes such as ISSN, rankings, peer review, etc. I know Cabell's offers this ...
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Do journals with double-blind review allow submission with some of the references are yet to appear but already accepted in another journal?

There are journals which employ double-blind review. Suppose I want to submit in such journals but my paper to be submitted depends on another paper of mine which was already accepted in another ...
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How many editors should a journal have?

I am contemplating creating a scientific journal. How many editors should I try to get on board?
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Is there any term that describes the main example that goes through the entire research paper?

One of the comments I received on my journal paper was that it lacks a "running example": the paper would benefit much from a running example that could be used in the introduction to motivate the ...
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Is there any way to avoid wasting a long time in review process for mathematics journals?

I sent two different articles to two different mathematics journal. The fist one review process is 6 months(accepted). The second one is still under review(14 months ago) and it may be rejected. A ...
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What does “30 pp” mean for manuscript submissions?

A journal I'm planning on submitting an article to has not listed a word count, but rather, has listed this: There is a requirement of up to 30 pp. per manuscript, including references; each ...
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What to do when you have small yet additional results to a submitted paper?

Suppose I finished work on a manuscript and submitted it to a journal. After X weeks, I suddenly realized I can prove one of the conjectures I left open in the concluding section. It seems that X is ...
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How to become a journal editor?

Being an editor of a journal can be time-consuming, but has obvious benefits (especially if one enjoys reading and reviewing manuscripts). So I expect many academics have a desire to become an editor. ...
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How to select a publishing venue for interdisciplinary research?

I am curious to hear some words of advice on how to select a publishing community for multi-disciplinary topics. Your contribution is that methods in area A, which is your main area, can solve ...