Questions tagged [journals]

Online or printed academic periodicals in specific subjects to which the research papers in various topics are sent by the authors and are published after being reviewed and accepted by the editorial board.

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How can I publish my computer algorithm where it will get recognition?

I did not attend university, I left school 4 years ago and and I am not affiliated with any but I have an extremely useful compression program which I've created and I want to publish it but have ...
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What version is published online under “ahead of print” for an accepted paper?

Some journals publish the article online much before the publication, under the "ahead of print" section. My question is, will they send the proofs (to the author) before putting it in "ahead of print"...
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Time for journal reviewing / referring in mathematics - Is there a recent study?

In the question: Lengths of review process of mathematical journals a nice question was asked and answered: how to compare journals in terms of time for the review processing. The article cited in the ...
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Is being featured on the front cover of a scientific journal an academic milestone?

I am a PhD candidate now writing my thesis. I have recently submitted an article to a very good journal (for a particular yearly issue). Along with the article, authors were encouraged to send "...
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What is an Ad-Hoc Acting Editor for Journal of Finance and/or PNAS?

What is an Ad-Hoc Acting Editor for the Journal of Finance and/or PNAS? Is it similar to the special-issue editor? How to select that editor in paper submission?
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License selection when submitting a paper and uploading it to arxiv at the same time

I am a PhD candidate and I'm going to submit a paper to a journal (let's say to one of top-10 journals related to my topic) and at the same time I'd like to upload that paper to arxiv. I know that ...
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How to search the publication fee of a journal [closed]

What's the correct place on a journal webpage to show the publication fee?
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Pre-submission enquiry taking a long time

Following the journals' protocol, I have sent a pre-submission enquiry to a few journals regarding a manuscript, and have received answers rather quickly (max 1 week). I have always waited for an ...
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What do legit journal/conference/review invitations look like?

As everyone else here probably does, I receive a lot of unsolicited emails. I don't like it, but I've gotten used to it and can just ignore them with a friendly smile on my face, because at least ...
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Journal Editor does not respond about status of paper ~1 year [duplicate]

I submitted a paper with my co-author to a Springer Journal in the area of computational Mathematics. It has been nearly a year now and we have not heard from the editor. There was no response for ...
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Shall I review a paper for my advisor?

I am a research scholar who published a paper in an Elsevier journal recently. My advisor had almost no contribution in the paper, but since it is mandatory to put the advisor’s name in the paper, I ...
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Possible decision on an article in 13 days [duplicate]

I have submitted an article to a journal. the next day, I could see it turned into "under review". After 13 days, it became "in process". Could the peer review be that quick? Or what does that mean?
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Is it unethical to have a possible future coauthor to review my current paper?

Many think it is unethical to have your coauthor to review the paper; many think it is not. In my situation, I am discussing possible collaboration opportunities with researcher A. He knows the ...
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How to deal with this type of rejection without review report?

After being in "Under Review" status for 4.5 months (before that it stayed in "Reviewing" status for 3 weeks), I get the following cold rejection without any review report or review comments. How to ...
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Pros and cons of publishing in a journal not indexed in SCI but under ESCI?

A Journal is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. But under Web of science it is under Emerging sources citation index and not under SCI or SCI expanded. What are the pros and cons of publishing in ...
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Should I quit PhD after 4 years? [closed]

I am at the end of my fourth-year in the Ph.D. program at an average university and I am trying to decide if it's the right decision to leave without getting Ph.D. degree. I have an M.Sc. degree and ...
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Modify the submitted manuscript to journal

I submitted my manuscript to journal. one week after submission I found out that 2 references must be added and a little modification is needed. we sent them an email,but any answer have not been ...
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Importance between the American Mathematical Monthly and Research Journals [closed]

I am an undergraduate and have been working with one of my math professors over the past year on proving some new results. These results are interesting and are approachable enough to be understood ...
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What are the arguments for and against Open Access?

As a relative newbie in academia, I understand that there is a rather controversial debate raging about the benefits and negatives of Open Access policies. Is it possible to summarize some of the ...
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Presubmission inquiry sent to multiple co-editors in the same journals

Those editors are from different institutes with different interests. I am not sure who would be interested. I can only send presubmission inquiries directly to the co-editors' institutional emails. ...
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Can I negotiate an acceptance to print delay, post acceptance?

Update: My withdrawal request was accepted and I was also offered to be published in the immediate issue of the Journal. I took back my withdrawal request. Edit : Mentioning Journal I have an ...
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How are copyright transfers for a journal article done?

Almost a year back, I have submitted a manuscript for a Journal as a research article, and after almost 11 months and after undergoing two rounds of peer review and referee suggested revisions, I ...
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Beall's List of Potential Predatory Publishers on Weebly shutdown?

Most academics would be familiar with Beall's list of Potential Predatory Publishers. His project was shutdown some years ago, with the publicised reason being a "personal decision" (see link above), ...
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Declining a paper review after accepting it and seeing the manuscript

Most of the time, when I am invited to review a paper, I am only provided with the title and abstract. The full manuscript becomes available only after I have agreed to review the paper. As per this ...
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find the right journal to publish my manuscript

I'm about to publish my work in a journal, I'm searching for those having an impact factor, indexed and non-paying. I used Elsevier finder, Springer suggester, DBLP,...tp pick up a list of ...
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How often is “too often” for emailing journal editors?

Context: I submitted a paper for initial review May 2018, and not long after received a "revise and resubmit" response. I never got a confirmation regarding my resubmission, and the email I sent ...
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I have published my thesis in scholars press as a book as adviced by my collegue. Can I publish papers now? Or should I cite it?

I was unaware that scholar press have a bad reputation. I wanted to gain the copyright as I was afraid it will be misused. So I published it as book. Now I came to know they are not genuine publishers....
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can repeated submission of papers omitting main contributor considered as plagiarism?will the journals retract such articles?

I have completed my MTech in an elite institute in India. During my tenure, my professor forced me to collaborate with a Part-time Phd student, hence the work had to be shared data, analysis & ...
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Preprint on CV - should I include journal I submitted to? [duplicate]

I'm in a discipline where it is common to make preprints publicly available on arXiv as soon as they're ready to be submitted to a journal, so naturally I list them on my CV. Before the review comes ...
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High IF Journal From Another Field vs. Low IF Journal In My Field

I will be submitting a manuscript I have, but I am having a hard time deciding between two journals that are both suitable for my paper's topic. Journal A has an impact factor of 5.6 but is a field-...
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How should my name and affiliation appear in a scientific journal publication as a student?

I am an undergraduate student who is co-authoring a publication for a scientific journal for the first time. My advisor has asked what I want my name and affiliation to be but I need some guidance. ...
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Date of publication vs. date of current version

Date of publication and date of current version printed on the journal papers are usually different. What's the difference between the date of publication and date of current version printed on the ...
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Choosing a short title for citing a journal article (humanities)

When citing a journal article using footnotes in the humanities (where of course particular journal styles will vary but in general Chicago Manual of Style is used), the proper format is to give the ...
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Referees ask for more content but this lengthens the paper dramatically

So, my situation is as follows: I submitted a paper to a journal and continued to work on that line of research, specifically on the open problems I mentioned in the submitted paper. Now, in the ...
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When and how often is an associate editor not starting review process?

Very simple question. Reading some Q&A here and experience from my own papers and reviews I'm actually wondering when and how often the associate editor managing a possible review process of a ...
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Can I Publish Research if I work for the company?

I will be doing some research for a company I am about to start working for. The company is small and provides animal assisted interventions in schools. They want and need ways to measure the children'...
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Major revision and re-submit as a Technical Note

I submitted a manuscript as a Research Paper last May 12 to Journal A. Now, 6 months later, I have received a decision letter recommending "... undertake a major revision, and re-submit a revised ...
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Making the most of writing a review paper

I am currently employed as a postdoc in Europe. I am writing a survey paper reviewing the literature on the topic I am investigating as part of the project I am working on. A member of faculty in ...
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What is the advantage of m·s^(-1) over m/s? [closed]

It's everywhere, but no matter who I ask I can never get a straight answer, only "I don't know"s. What is the advantage of using multiplication and negative powers over just using division when ...
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Interpreting recommendations for a rejected paper [closed]

In 2016 I submitted an image processing paper to IEEE TSP The reviewer rejected the paper, but recommended I try IEEE TIP. The reviewer at TIP said: While TIP is an appropriate venue for this ...
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Should I tell an editor that I believe an article I'm reviewing is not good enough for the journal?

Here's the scenario: I was asked to review an article for a given journal. I did, the authors addressed my comments/corrections, and now the manuscript is back with me for a second time to review the ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Order of authors in the paper, elsevier

I wrote a paper, and my supervisor is the corresponding author of the paper, but in the PDF of the manuscript the order of authors is different (not the text we wrote as the paper, the first page of ...
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How to react once you discover someone plagiarized your call for papers?

I am editing a special issue for the reputable Journal A. My special issue is now closed and I am still running the paper reviews. Much to my surprise, I discovered my CFP is plagiarised word-by-word ...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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When a work on machine learning has enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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Conflict of interests and the assignment of referee for a very narrow field

Consider a very small scientific field with three major contributors and a total of 15 authors, all of them had coauthored with everyone else. In this field how could the editor choose referee for ...
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How many articles should a PhD candidate in applied linguistics /humanities optimally publish during their PhD? [closed]

I'm just wondering of how many publications /articles a phd student in applied linguistics /humanities should optimally publish during the course of their studies? I'm talking about what would ...