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Questions about the roles and responsibilities of editors, who decide what papers are accepted into peer reviewed journals.

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How would you cite in your CV a “Meet Our Editorial Board Member”?

How would you cite in your CV a "Meet Our Editorial Board Member"? For instance: http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-bioinformatics/volume/10/issue/3/page/241/ It has DOI, therefore it must ...
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Tough Editor, How to handle?

I have got the first revision of my paper from a journal in Elsiver. Despite, all 3 reviewers' comment are very positive and accepted the paper the editor is so tough. He is questioning the ...
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What happens if there are conflicting opinions on a specific paper under review? [closed]

In ScholarOne, if there are conflicting opinions on a specific paper under review, would several other members of the editorial board (not just the assigned reviewers) converse on the given article? ...
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Should a full manuscript be available for a book proposal?

I've been given some conflicting advice about preparing book proposals and manuscripts for academic presses. I'm aware that writing books is a lengthy process etc; however, I've also been told by a ...
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What options do I have when a journal refuses my paper based on 1/3 review by a non-relevant referee?

We submitted a paper to a fairly average journal and received a major revision decision. We made the suggested changes and resubmitted. The revision was reviewed by three referees and two of them ...
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Use of “we have a large backlog” euphemism by journal editors when rejecting articles without sending them out for review

Several times now I've had desk rejections from journals in pure mathematics that are variations on the theme of 'we have a large backlog of very good articles, so unfortunately we won't even be ...
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Should I correct a single trivial typo in a submitted manuscript after they rejected the first submission for having too many typos?

I sent a paper to a journal and they replied that there were many typos that needed to be corrected. I tried my best to fix these errors, and, after reading the paper numerous times, I resubmitted the ...
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Acknowledgement of Submission of a Paper

I submitted a paper to a journal several months ago (less than six months). That journal does not have an electronic submission systeem. I sent an email to one of the editors of that journal and I ...
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Does a present-day editor tend to sieve out submissions before sending them out for review?

Out of curiosity, I would like to get a feeling of what is the attitude in general for a present-day editor of a prestigious (not an objective modifier, of course) journal to deal with a new ...
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How to complain about a paper? [duplicate]

Recently, I read an article. The article had a simple but good idea. I realized that they introduced some formula in a wrong way. I also noticed that their formula, which is well known, does not have ...
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What is the typical time period between peer reviews being completed and editorial decision? [duplicate]

My question pertains to article submission waiting times. How long, your experiences, is the period of time between a journal receiving completed peer reviews back on a paper (as indicated by the ...
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Journal unsatisfied with revisions after acceptance, author proofs and copyright

We recently had a c.s. theory / networks paper accepted at a special issue after addressing a major revision. After we got the letter of acceptance, author proofs, signed the copyright release, etc., ...
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What should I do if I believe my former advisor is alleging to journal editors that I have copied his study?

I have been through many different things with my previous advisor. He wrote publications with my research proposal with his former female student after forcing me to give up the topic. Also, as ...
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Received no confirmation from editor of article receipt

I submitted an article to an academic journal about a week ago (not through a website but directly to an editor's email) but received no confirmation of receipt. What is proper protocol -- time wise ...
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Do I ask the editor of the rejecting journal where to submit next?

I got a rejection after one review cycle, with a comment that reviewer comments are useful and will help you in submission to another journal. Can I ask the editor's opinion on which journal to target?...
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How Scopus CSAB plan to evaluate a submitted journal's citedness in Scopus?

Our journal applied to Scopus for inclusion a few months ago and I, as an editor, would like to clarify some citations to our journal from articles already indexed in this database (as far as I know, ...
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Timely review process by reviewers

As a guest editor of an international journal, I was supposed to handle the review process of submitted articles. Two of the reviewers do not respond even after sending couple of reminders. I had ...
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Is choosing a journal editor in submitting a paper an important step?

I just submitted a paper. The journal asked me to choose an editor to handle the paper. I chose the first editor and didn't think much about it. Is this step of the submission process important?
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Why would a “poorly written” paper get a reject and resubmit decision rather than major revision?

Recently, I got a reject and resubmit decision from a reputed mathematics journal. I received two referee reports: the first referee suggested improving the presentation, with no recommendation of ...
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Do editors of other journals get asked to review papers?

If editor of Journal A finds that the speciality of the editor of journal B is very close to the subject of a paper submitted to Journal A. Would the editor of journal A ask the editor of journal B to ...
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First paper published, follow-up paper rejected by editor as out of scope? [duplicate]

I published an article few months ago in a journal. I sent another article to the same journal, in which I improved the design idea and enhanced the computation. I was told that my second article was ...
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Why journals ask for potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript?

I am wondering the reason why most of the jounals ask for 4-5 potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript? Whether does the editor really send the manuscript to the suggested ...
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“Awaiting EE Decision” in Manuscript Central – what does it mean?

I submitted my paper to a journal twelve days ago. In Manuscript Central, there were some changes of the paper’s status during the first two days, and as far as I can remember, these were Awaiting ADM ...
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Duplicate content in multi-volume monograph

A scientist writes a multi-volume monograph reflecting his latest research results. In the first volume a certain topic is presented but incompletely because at the time of writing the research on ...
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Send book right before the deadline or now? [closed]

I have written a research monograph. I think that the work on the first volume is finished except that it is not yet checked for errors. Well, I am not 100% sure that I won't make any changes, ...
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Open Access for journals : extent of the content remix (CC-BY) license?

I'm a co-editor for an open-access journal (in geography), which is listed on the DOAJ. The scientific committee is somewhat doubtful about the recent change of prerequisites of the DOAJ, especially ...
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How to ask the editor of a journal whether our manuscript fits the scope or not

I am interested in submitting a manuscript to a certain scientific journal, because it is well ranked. The problem is that I am not sure if my manuscript totally meets the topics and requirements (e.g....
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How to deal with editors who abuse their position?

I have the impression that the two main editors of a prestigious journal published by a well known publishing house have “confiscated” the journal for their own interests. In brief, they publish ...
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Contact the editor on the acceptance chances of my article

I submitted a paper to a journal about two months ago and now the article has been under review for a month. It is my first article out for publication ever, so I am not the best at judging my chances ...
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When should an editor use reviewers recommended by authors of a submitted manuscript?

I am a newly appointed editor to a top journal. I have received my first manuscript assignment. I see in the journal system that the authors have provided preferences for reviewers for their paper. I ...
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What are the pros and cons of being a volunteer editor for ACM XRDS?

I am a senior undergraduate student, and I received a mail from ACM about the openings for ACM XRDS student volunteer editors. What do these editors do? And what are the pros and cons for how would it ...
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How do journal editors and reviewers view previously published conference paper?

I am submitting my paper to a journal, but a very small part of the work was previously presented in a quite prestigious international conference (although not the top). The journal policy allows for ...
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Editor rejected for small reasons

The reviewers comments are so simple that I can correct them and send them immediately. But the editor says cannot accept the manuscript. Is there any chance that if we justify the comments, there can ...
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Do you believe that all the papers which are published do really deserve to be published? [closed]

Have you ever felt that the paper you are reading from a reputable journal did not deserve to be published?
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Why do editors sometimes reject manuscripts for being out of scope even though they cite references from the same journal?

I wonder why editors sometimes do reject submitted manuscripts for being out of the journal's scopes while the authors have utilized published papers from the same journals. Is it just a polite way ...
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Should I choose the same editor for two papers?

If I submit two papers in the same area at the same time to the same journal, and the journal allows me to choose from a list of editors, should I choose the same editor or different editors? What are ...
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Author wants to withdraw or insist on re-reviewing at proof stage of publication

I am editing a small scholarly journal published by a learned society. One of our authors, after his manuscript was finally accepted for publication and he had signed and returned the publishing ...
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Submitting a paper to a journal: is it OK to indicate the Editor of that journal as a reviewer?

I have quite good experience in submitting papers, but I have never met in journals' guidelines any statements about the possibility of indicating editors themselves as reviewers. I think the implicit ...
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Is it OK to select an editor if I solved his conjecture?

I am about to submit a paper to a respected math journal. In this paper I solved a conjecture that was raised by a member of the editorial board (and this is one of the main reasons I chose this ...
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Is it bad to join the editorial board of a journal on Beall’s list?

These days, many scholarly journals are emerging. Since they are not famous or high impact, they look for less famous scientists to fill their editorial board. This scheme fits many mid-level ...
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“Authors Response” or “Authors’ Response”?

Recently, I received a decission letter from an IEEE journal. When I prepared my response, I became confused. The demand from editor is as follows: Please start your paper file with an authors ...
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When is it appropriate to contact the editor before submission to avoid rejection without review?

Manuscripts submitted to a journal are often directly rejected by the editor without going out for review. I find this acceptable with the caveat that it's a huge waste of time having to reformat and ...
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How much is an editor paid?

How much is an editor of a typical research journal (e.g., with annual 12 issues and 5,000 pages) paid? I talked with a book editor, and he said he received less than $3,000 of the book sales for a ...
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Technical editor changed author order of the paper

Recently, I attended a conference as a corresponding author of a paper with five authors. After the paper was published in the conference proceedings, I realized that the technical editor changed the ...
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Should I contact the editor-in-chief about a senior editor's lack of communication?

I submitted a paper to the top journal in my field. The journal's home page sets 120 days for a decision as a goal. Recent stats suggest 60 days to initial decision is more typical. It has now been ...
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Editor's mail with no reviewer's comment

Recently I submitted second revision of my manuscript in a highly reputed mathematics journal. My first revision was a major revision while the second one was a minor (with some terms like paper is ...
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How much reputational value is added to a journal by being indexed in various abstracting and indexing (A&I) databases?

I'm co-editing a small communication and media-focused OA journal published by a regional scholarly association. We are in the process of being indexed in selected research databases of EBSCO (just ...
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Should I review a paper that violates the maximum length limitation?

I am reviewing a conference paper that violates the maximum number of pages by more than 10%. I believe that this is enough reason to outright reject the paper. However, maybe the authors would ...
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How to approach a Book Review Editor

I would like to build up my publication profile, including the writing of book reviews. I am not well-known by any means having just completed my PhD, though I am now working full time (contract) as a ...
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How to target possible authors? Ethics of increasing the visibility of open access journals

My colleague and I work at an Open Access journal, published by a regional scholarly association. The field is Communication and Media Studies. Recently we started to encounter problems with reaching ...