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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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How to find out the impact factor of a journal? [duplicate]

My paper was accepted in "International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence". It has been indexed in notable websites like DBLP, ACM, .... However, I can't find any impact factor on the website ...
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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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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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