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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How to reply to editor's comment such as 'Such a revised paper may be refereed and there would be no guarantee of acceptance'? Is it necessary?

I am preparing a detailed explanation of how I have dealt with all of the reviewers' and Editor's comments for a manuscript. The editor's comments are as follows: I regret I am unable to accept ...
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“Official” journal abbreviation of MAGMA

I am struck by the use of "Magn Reson Mater Phy" as an abbreviation by the journal "Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine" (a.k.a. "MAGMA"). See here for an example. Their ...
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Should I still submit a manuscript to a journal if a member of the editorial board is advancing a competing theory that is incompatible with my work?

I have completed (my first) manuscript, which falls well within the scope of a particular journal. However, a member of that journal's editorial board (or, to be precise, the editor's student) is ...
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Harvard citation of original journals but accessed online?

I want to cite an idea found in a journal accessed via the web and uploaded as a PDF file (or whatever mean). When I want to reference it at the end of my paper, should I cite it as if I've read the ...
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How do I write a cover letter for a journal that has a double blind review process when I need to reference my previous conference paper?

My research area is in Computer Science. I am going to submit a paper to a journal, that has a double blind review process. The paper builds upon our previously published work in a conference paper. ...
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Selection of a suitable journal [closed]

I have two of my PhD research papers got published in a prestigious physics journal. My research is based on quantum mechanical theories. I have drafted my third paper, and am wondering where to ...
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Need suggestion on simultaneous submission in journal and conference

Is it correct to submit a revised version of a paper to the same journal while some application part of the paper is under review in a conference? I have received a request for revisions on a ...
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How to find the money for an Open Access publication fee, if you're a postdoc and you don't have any funds?

Last year I finished my PhD in Europe and now I'm a postdoc in North America. I work on computer science. An year ago I wrote a paper with my former Europen supervisor and a former colleague, and ...
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How to know whether my submission to a mathematics journal is significant enough?

I have received the following referee comment: This paper is well-written and the results appear to be correct. But I don't think the research is significant enough to warrant publication in ...
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No response from journal after submission

I submitted a paper to a journal just before Christmas time last year. The journal didn't send any note whether they have received the paper or not. Mid of January this year, I sent again an email ...
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Change in “under review” date

I submitted a research paper to a journal on 30th July 2015 and its status went 'under review' on 19th August 2015. I did not receive any communication from the journal, so I sent a gentle reminder on ...
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What is the meaning of h-index for a journal?

What is the meaning of h-index for journals, especially those recognized Journals?
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Identifying reputable journal indexing services

I am part of a committee tasked to create a policy on creating incentives for publications of university employees. Right now, the highest incentive award is given to publications in journals ...
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How to create an editorial board for a new journal

I want to start a new scientific journal. After doing all he initial work about setting up a journal now I want to know how will I be able to create an editorial board?
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Will publisher waive fee if currently unaffiliated?

I am in between jobs and want to send a quick note to a journal. However, I do not have any lab to pay the ridiculous publishing fees, is there any way I can ask the journal to waive the publishing ...
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Probability of acceptance when editor requests “major revisions” but one reviewer recommended “full rejection”

I recently received reviews on a paper that I submitted to an Elsevier journal, with 2 reviewers. One had some minor comments and recommended minor revisions, while the second reviewer recommended ...
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How to find the list of relevant IEEE journals to publish a paper in?

If one has research findings in a topic X, and wishes to publish it in one of the many IEEE journals, which is the best way to list the journals that includes X within its scope? Note that the ...
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Plagiarism of my work

My classmate (now a lecturer at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria) published my entire masters thesis’ work in an internal journal (IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE)) without my ...
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Does inclusion on the ARC ERA 2010 journal ranking list imply the journal is not predatory?

Leading up to 2010, the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative categorized journals (and conferences) into four categories A*, A, B, and C (see this ...
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Why do academic journals usually have continuous page numbering?

In a normal magazines, page numbers restart counting from 1 at every issue. Most academic journals, however, count continuously, perhaps per year or per quarter, leading to articles covering pages ...
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Confusing article status for journals of American Mathematical Society: “reviewing” AND “being handled by an editor”

The web page of my article in the AMS editorial system for some three months says "Article status: Reviewing" and in the next line "Your paper is being handled by an editor". I find this confusing as ...
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Is it appropriate to ask an editor to have double blind peer review even if journal does not offer such an option?

The journal that I have chosen for submitting my paper doesn't use double-blind review (double blind review means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and ...
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How to publish a paper that does not seem to be within the scope of any journal?

I have written a paper on applying a mathematical theory to a linguistic problem. I privately submitted it to several renowned professors (some of them very famous indeed) in the field of linguistics, ...
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When should we use publication list for peer evaluation?

This is a second attempt to ask about peer evaluation, after a pretty unsuccessful one which was probably much too broad. Let me start again, with a more precise subquestion. The point is commonly ...
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Which authority dictates/regulates that in Computer Science a journal paper cannot be presented in a conference?

I was taught that conference papers in computer science count as publications. Therefore, a journal paper cannot be presented in a conference because of plagiarism reasons, and vice versa. I ...
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Check Robustness of ISI Q1 enlisted Journal? [duplicate]

Recently, I've received an acceptance for publishing my paper in an ISI enlisted Journal called Indian Journal of Science and Technology. Definitely, it's great. How can I check the robustness of ...
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Is it plagiarism if only a short phrase or construct is the same?

Suppose we have some text in a scientific journal article A. It is a verbatim copy of some text published in a related article B which is referenced by A, and this phrase is used to explain the same ...
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Reference-style in the cover letter for resubmission of a manuscript

I'm going to resubmit a 'major revisions'-paper to a journal. In the cover letter I describe changes I've made. Obviously, I mention some other papers in the debate: "I developed and strengthened my ...
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"I noticed an (minor) imperfection in my paper, but it is already under review. What should I do now? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal early last year that was given major corrections. The reviewers were generally positive about the contribution but felt the technical framework needed simplified. I ...
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Is it normal that journals strongly suggest a professional English editing service?

It is quite common for me to receive emails from the editors of a journal asking me, before or after the referees have given their approval, to review and improve my English. Then, the editor suggests ...
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Could I submit a paper that I'm not sure about its proof?

We (including my teacher) designed a new algorithm in computer science and my teacher proved that it is good enough about its time complexity, but I'm not sure about that and worry that the proof be ...
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When do journal invitations for computer science conferences typically come out?

In some computer science conferences, a few top papers are invited to be published in a special issue in a journal. I have a paper to be presented at a conference soon and am thinking of submitting it ...
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How to avoid exceeding normal page limits after revision? [duplicate]

I wrote a manuscript that was the maximum length (without any page charges) and sent it to the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Now the revisions have come. I am in the process of ...
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Asking an editor about supplementary files to avoid journal overlength?

Is it OK to write to the editor of a journal requesting that you be allowed to move some parts of the paper to a supplementary file, in order to incorporate the review comments and not exceeding the ...
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Should I ask for permission from the journal before making available publicly the (anonymised) text of the evaluation I received from peers?

The question says it all. To add some relevant information, I must note that I published some articles in national journals The level and the process of peer review in some of those national ...
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What does “archival quality” mean in the context of journal aims and scope?

What does "archival quality" mean in this context? Is it just a posh way of saying they only want a paper if it describes an important breakthrough? IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation ...
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How to select a journal for publishing?

I am a PhD candidate in a small country. I have two Master degrees, one from an American university. I am also an experienced professional and an expert in the subject of my PhD studies (in my ...
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What are “ad hoc” reviewers/referees for journals?

What are “ad hoc” reviewers/referees for journals? Is this a different role from (regular) reviewers/referees? If yes, how are they different? I see some people use the term ad hoc somewhere in the ...
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What can I do if I submitted a paper believing a journal to be free for authors, and after acceptance I'm asked to pay a fee?

Reading about a journal A, I understood that authors can submit papers free of charge to this journal. I have submitted a paper and received a letter of acceptence with a bill. The editor said that I ...
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What is a “trade journal”?

I often encounter the expression "trade journal", but what is it exactly, and how does it differ from "academic journal" or "scholarly journal" or "scientific journal"?
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Possibilty of acceptance or rejection? [closed]

Recently I got a review report on my manuscript in 32 days (Elsevier journal). One of the reviewers has recommended publication by changing some further improvements(minor) and the other has given ...
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What does it means figures are in contents?

I am going to submit the paper to a journal. They required that the figures and tables are in contents. That means I will write text and add the figure after text, Is it right? Thanks
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Slightly revised version of submitted paper two days afterwards: will the editor be annoyed? [closed]

so, I submitted a paper to a reasonably good journal, last week. The journal requires that the paper is formatted in a specific way (.tex class style provided by them). I did this, and saved the file ...
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Withdrawing an article out for review when another journal posts a call for papers for a special issue that is right on topic?

I've recently sent out an article for review. I've been in email contact with the editor from journal #1 from the start, and was quite up-front that I wasn't sure whether or not my article would be a ...
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Is it possible to cancel paper submission after one week?

I submitted my paper one week ago to a journal and I want to cancel my submission. Is it possible?
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Senior co-author is jeopardizing two years of work

I have been working on a certain paper for about two years, the first year funded and the other one pro bono. The data and methods were fixed during the first year. The data has high quality, the ...
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How to list both journals and conferences on your CV when you have worked in two fields with different publication cultures?

I used to be in a field where journals were much more prestigious than conferences, so I kept journals and conferences in separate sections (assuming that people would care a lot less about the ...
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Can I rewrite sentences after my article has been accepted, when reviewing proofs?

My paper got accepted in AEÜ. I want to make some changes in my article. Can I rewrite some sentences when reviewing the proofs from the journal?
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Informal vs. formal journal acceptance letter

I got a letter from a journal editor telling me that they 'would be happy to accept my paper'; the editor asked me to take care of some minor citation issues (I carelessly misspelled one author's last ...
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Is it appropriate to ask journal review status after not hearing back in quoted timeline?

I submitted a paper to a journal three months ago and was told that the review process could take up to three months but that they aimed to do it faster. Since I haven't heard back within the quoted ...