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I want to know that's it is written on some conference website that paper will be published at Scopus indexed journal. What that means. Is that paper is considered a conference paper or journal paper after publishing.? Thanks

  • Typically this would still be a conference paper, but can you share the web page? It would make it easier to verify what is being offered. – Nathan S. Jun 24 '20 at 6:03
  • Please check this link – Talha Anwar Jun 24 '20 at 6:05
  • The linked website looks rather dubious: Accepted, presented and selected papers will be submitted for uploading to Journal of Physics: Conference Series (IOP Publishing), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Springer Verlag), and Materials Science Forum... Firstly, three venues are listed. Secondly, it mentions only selected papers. Thirdly, the term uploading is used, rather than publishing. – user2768 Jun 24 '20 at 7:00
  • Regarding your question, rather than published at Scopus indexed journal I think you mean indexed by SCOPUS. – user2768 Jun 24 '20 at 7:01
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    @TalhaAnwar Well, submitted for uploading or submitted for publishing are both problematic. The word submitted weakens the notion. Getting back to your question: Published has an understood meaning to academics, uploaded does not. – user2768 Jun 24 '20 at 11:02
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I'll give a specific example of a fairly high-ranking robotics journal (no affiliation). Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) is a recently-started journal of the Robotics and Automation Society, which is coupled with flagship robotics conferences (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), and the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)).

Since it has only started in 2016, the impact factor (JCR Impact Factor of 3.6 for 2019) is so-so amongst established journals, but in my opinion really high for a relatively young journal.

Publication in RA-L when coupled with the above three conferences (IROS, ICRA, CASE) works like this:

  • When submitting to a conference, you have an option to submit the paper for RA-L special issue in addition
  • RA-L special issue deadline tends to be 2-3 weeks prior the conference submission deadline
  • Technically, the journal submission could be rejected while the paper is still accepted for conference presentation and publication in conference proceedings (but I haven't heard of that actually happening)
  • If accepted to RA-L, the paper will still be presented in conference sessions, but will be indexed as part of RA-L special issue associated to that conference.

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