I am planning to publish my research as a book containing parts as a biography, then is it possible later to request a journal to peer review the research? or can publish as a peer review in a journal, then publish as a book?

  • What is in it for the journal? The work is already published. – Jon Custer May 4 '20 at 16:45
  • I want to send it to the journal to peer review the paper, it's more for me. – shivan sirdy May 4 '20 at 16:56
  • Right - so why should a journal provide you with a service that they get no return on? – Jon Custer May 4 '20 at 16:57
  • That is right, thanks for your input – shivan sirdy May 4 '20 at 16:59

No, journals want to publish new research, stuff that hasn't been shared before.

  • Thanks, Staniss, can you do the reverse, can publish as a peer review in a journal, then publish as a book – shivan sirdy May 4 '20 at 17:11
  • First the journal, then the book is also unlikely. You normally give up your copyright when you publish in a journal. Sometimes arrangements can be made, but it isn't a common thing. – Buffy May 4 '20 at 17:24
  • Thank you Buffy – shivan sirdy May 4 '20 at 17:44
  • @Buffy: That depends. A lot of journals offer open access options, often for a substantial fee, where the authors retain full copyright, and merely grant the journal a license to distribute the paper. In such cases, subsequent publication as a book is generally possible. – RQM May 4 '20 at 18:50
  • In some fields it is totally standard to publish your work as journal articles first, and later publish it in expanded form as a book. Nobody does that in my field, though. – Anonymous Physicist May 5 '20 at 6:20

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