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Is MDPI a reputable Academic Publisher? [duplicate]

I was recently asked to review for an MDPI open access journal. Is this a reputable publishing company? Their website suggests that they are 15 years old, and only do open-access publishing. The ...
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Is the “Journal of Advances in Mathematics” a real journal? [duplicate]

While looking for a journal to publish my paper I noticed that one of the people I follow on ResearchGate has published his paper in Journal of Advances in Mathematics I never heard of this ...
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Anyone dealt with “KEI Journals”? What about the journal “Quarterly Physics Review”? [duplicate]

I received an email from Dr. Naonori Ko wondering if I'd be interested in writing up a review article for a journal called "Quarterly Physics Review". I'm skeptical of new journals, but I also want to ...
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How to assess an unknown journal's quality? [duplicate]

[I apologize if it has been asked, I think it must have been but I couldn't find a similar question.] I often receive invitations / calls for papers to write papers in journals. 95% of these cases ...
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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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Is a journal that is on Beall's list but is also in Scopus a predatory journal? [duplicate]

I have seen a journal, in the Computer Science field, that is predatory according to the Beall list (sorry if its not well written), but I see that this journal appears indexed in Scopus and Scimago; ...
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How reputable is the online journal scientific.net: Materials Science and Engineering [duplicate]

How reputable is the online journal "Scientific.Net: Materials Science and Engineering" http://www.scientific.net/
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How to evaluate an open access journal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you judge the quality of a journal? How to evaluate the genuineness/authenticity, impact, significance & reputation of an open access journal? The prestigious ...
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How can I tell if a journal is reputable? [duplicate]

In a lot of research you have to site sources from a "reputable" journal. I've seen journals that have opened simply to post that bigfoot exists and won't take anything other than more or less garbage ...
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How good are journal papers which ask you to pay x00$ to get published [duplicate]

I am looking to this journal -International Journal of Information and Education Technology and it seems they need 700$ to get my work included ,once it is approved.But is it a scammy journal .Has ...
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how to evaluate the quality of scientific journal? [duplicate]

Hope that the question is not a duplicate, I could not find anything similar. I am doing a PhD in mathematical economics but I usually look at math journals and I am trying to adapt some technical ...
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How do faculty search committees evaluate candidates for faculty or post-doc positions? [duplicate]

How do faculty search committees evaluate candidates for faculty or post-doc positions? I am a PhD student I found that there is no fixed algorithm to judge a journal. But candidates publish in ...
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Is Hindawi journal credible and valuable publication? [duplicate]

I have received several times an email from the Hindawi journal to invite me for submitting my article to this journal. However, I do not know this journal and I afraid if this journal a credible, ...
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Journal of Literature and Art Studies (JLAS) reputable? Have to pay for my article to be published? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student that recently presented my research at the International Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) conference in Seoul. Two weeks later, I am contacted via email by the "Journal of ...
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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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How do I know that journal is good apart from the impact factor? [duplicate]

My boss asked me to submit my research to a journal I've never heard of. How do I know that journal is good for my career apart from the impact factor? I would like to have my own criteria without ...
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How do I know the impact factor of a certain journal is true? [duplicate]

I am new in publishing, I have never published a paper, and nowaday there are too many online journals. That made me suspicious about their reputation, and it is not easy for me as a beginner in ...
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Submit in journal with no DOIs? [duplicate]

My professor and I have been trying to publish a paper, but it keeps being rejected. A journal emailed my professor asking her to submit the paper to them, but I am not sure it is legitimate. None ...
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What is the general consensus about World Scientific journals? [duplicate]

I'm having a bit of an issue with a journal, and one of my colleagues has connections with the editor of a World Scientific journal. It was proposed that we withdraw from the first journal and submit ...
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How are Peer-reviewed Journals ranked? [duplicate]

I would like to know how peer-reviewed journals are ranked, and if I can access that information. I've heard about some impact factors, but I don't remember their name, or where to find info on them. ...
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With Beall's List gone, how can I tell if a journal is spam?

Jeffrey Beall removed his list of predatory journals from the internet this past Sunday. While the reasons for his doing this are not yet public, this is a real loss of a valuable service. Does anyone ...
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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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Does Impact Factor reflect the quality of a journal?

Is the impact factor really useful for judging the quality of a journal article?
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How to choose between very good journals in mathematics?

I finished preparing a math paper, and am now trying to decide where to submit it. I read How do you judge the quality of a journal?, but it seems that the answers there mostly deal with how to judge ...
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Is there any general consensus that either Elsevier or Springer is viewed as more prestigious for publishing in engineering?

What (if any) is the general consensus out there regarding publishing in one of these journals vs the other? I am a mechanical engineer, specialising in fluid flow and heat transfer, so would it be ...
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How can I determine whether a conference is reputable?

I recently received an invitation to a conference and I'm trying to determine how reputable it is. Is there a good way to go about this?
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Is it ethical for a journal to request substantial payment for publishing a paper?

A while ago, I spoke with a colleague of mine who advised me to beware of journals that require you to pay to publish your work, as they may be predatory. Today, I spoke with my advisor who informed ...
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When does one go for an invited paper?

I have little understanding about invited papers, but as far as I know, I think these are non-peer-reviewed papers presented at a conference. Now why and when does one go for an invited paper? Is it ...
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Would a legitimate journal send unsolicited email to an author offering to feature an article in their own publication, for a fee?

I have received an email from a journal in the field of engineering saying that they found an article of mine and want to feature it in their own publications for a fee. I cannot tell if this is ...
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How do you judge the potential of a newer journal?

I'm in a fairly niche field that is still in the process of organizing itself. As such, there are a number of existing professional societies that are spinning off journals along with newer societies ...
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How to respond to an unsolicited offer to publish work I have posted on arXiv?

Approximately one year ago, I submitted some of my research work to arXiv. Recently, I got an email from Lambert Academic Publishing saying that they are interested in publishing this work and ...
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How can I tell whether a mathematics journal seems reputable?

There are some general questions on this site about judging the reputability of journals in general: How do you judge the quality of a journal? and How to identify predatory publishers/journals I ...
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Is there any world-wide ranking of conferences/journals?

I know it's rather difficult to establish a ranking of publications, especially because the ones in charge of establishing values for venues might be biased by their field, and several other aspects. ...
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How can I judge whether an alternative “impact factor” is from an accepted and genuine source?

So I was wondering whether the SJIF (Scientific Journal Impact Factor) calculation was authentic and accepted. How can someone identify whether an alternative impact factor is generally accepted and ...
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How can I assess the quality of a paper outside my field?

As per the title, I would like to determine whether a paper cited by a student comes from a reputable source or not, given that the paper's content lies outside my field. My first thought was to check ...
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How to judge the reputability of a journal that seems to be of poor quality, but has a distinguished editorial board?

I happened to visit the website of the IJDEA (International Journal of Differential Equations and Applications) and was wondering – how good is this journal? There was a question here on Academia. SE ...
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How to interpret reviews that focus only on grammar mistakes but a decision of “consider after major changes”?

I recently received the reviews for an article I submitted a few months back to a journal. Reviewers did not comment on the results proved; i.e., they did not indicate the presence of any errors in ...
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Can I reliably determine the quality of a journal by checking citation numbers in Google Scholar?

I have recently come across this journal International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA) The journal provides acceptance notification within 15 days. This raised red flags,...
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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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is David Publishing Company legit? [duplicate]

I have an abstract presented by my colleague at a local conference. I got an email from a company called David Publishing Company claiming that they are interested in publishing our paper in the ...
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My revised paper was accepted surprisingly quickly; should I worry?

In February I submitted a paper that was sent back asking for minor revisions. I revised and re-submitted the paper (with rather significant changes) much later, in October, and it was accepted for ...
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Are there publicly agreed-on standards or definitions of what constitutes peer review?

It seems like a very difficult problem to discern whether a "peer-reviewed" journal is reputable. When a journal claims to be peer-reviewed, is there a commonly-agreed-on definition of what this means?...
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Which discrete math journal should I choose to publish my findings? [closed]

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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Can being free of publication charge be an indication of being a non-predatory journal?

Though some serious journals charge publication fee as well, to a certain extent, can being free of publication charge be an indication, albeit not a sure indication, of being a non-predatory journal?...
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How do i find top journals in my area of interest?

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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First Publication as a PhD student [closed]

I'm in the process of writing my first paper as a PhD student and was wondering if I could get some general advice regarding the following: How many Journals to consider submitting a manuscript to ...
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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Is Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List 2013 a good metric to ascertain journal quality?

I found some discussion on how one should avoid journals on Beall's list. Related: How do you judge the quality of a journal? I wish to know about other such lists to ascertain good journals. ...
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How are journals evaluated? [closed]

How are journals evaluated? A researcher is evaluated on the basis of his/her publications. If a researcher has good publications in his/her PhD he/she is offered a Post-Doc position and eventually a ...
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How can I get my papers published formally?

I have posted majority of my academic work from MA program on Academia.edu. This past week I had the time to look into the Analytics section and I have tons of followers, readers, downloads, student ...

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