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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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Journal for publishing COVID-19 research [closed]

I got some really good results, put papers on medrXiv and code on github, it's getting attention. The solution is prediction of COVID-19 vs Common Pneumonia vs Control from chest CT scans using ...
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Appropriate chemical journal for the synthesis and biological activities of only one (novel) compound with promising antioxidant activities [closed]

I have designed and prepared one compound by organic synthesis (one reaction - routine synthesis). The compound was prepared as a "model" compound to prepare more derivatives or use it as a ...
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What is the difference between a journal whose name ends with “Letters” versus “Reviews”?

What is the difference between a journal named "Letters" & "Reviews" in the end? e.g. journal named - "Neural Processing Letters", "Machine Learning Reviews"...
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Is it appropriate for peer-reviewer to look for possible plagiarism?

I'm in the second year of a post-doc, and currently participating in my first experience as a peer-reviewer (my lab PI recommended me to the editor because he's too busy to do it right now). I noticed ...
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How is it possible to buy and publish a Q1 paper?

A few days ago I saw an advertisement that claimed that they could write and publish Q1-Q4 (Q: Quartile) Research paper (with various prices e.g. 200$-500$) in less than 6 months and sell it to anyone ...
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What’s the current state of the art in searching for journal articles? [closed]

I haven’t been a student for many years. When I was in school at first we used portals like JSTOR Science Direct Elsevier Galileo Next, Google Scholar came out and seemed to be a superset of all of ...
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“Unlinked References” issue on submitting manuscript in evise

recently I have submitted a manuscript in a journal via Evise. After the competition of submission, I found out some of the references I have attached are suggested unlinked references. So what will ...
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How to submit to ACM Transactions? [closed]

Suppose I would like to submit my paper to ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems. How does the process go? Do I just upload everything to the portal and wait? I don't find any dates or ...
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Should I include a title page and abstract if the journal does not specify anything at all?

Novice here. I am looking to submit a manuscript to a journal, Monthly Review. The journal website does not specify any template whatsoever except for the instruction to use Chicago Style, 16th ...
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Citing a Book in Projects/ Research Papers?

I am Currently Working on Writing my Undergraduate Minor Project Report. For that I need to Study Various Topics from Various Books. Now, My Process is to Read the Chapters Thoroughly and then write ...
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Awaiting recommendation, but before any sort of peer review

I submitted a paper through ScholarOne Manuscripts 3 days ago. The first status that I am getting is "ADM: Awaiting Recommendation" , just after the initial status which was "ADM: ...
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Publishing datasets as a journal articles

We have created an NLP dataset out of written texts of a certain group of people. I thought perhaps we can publish the dataset as a journal paper (the data is an external appendix to the article and ...
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Are there any positives/negatives in this rejection email ? or, it is just a desk rejection?

I received the following rejection email today : Dear Prof. XXX, This message concerns the manuscript XXXX by XXX submitted to XXXXX journal. Informal consultations with possible reviewers have ...
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I recently enrolled in masters in AI after doing my bachelor in CS, I'm overwhelmed how to start research

So as someone who started aiming for PhD and enrolled in masters , I'm really confused with how someone could move in the AI/ML research domain... I see outstanding papers published round the clock ...
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Can I share our AIAA journal article on ResearchGate?

This website contains information about sharing but it’s not clear for ResearchGate. Can I share our publication which is published on AIAA journal and costs money for reading? I understand I can’t ...
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Are wordcount limits only for first submission, or also for revised submissions?

Are wordcount limits only for first submission, or also for revised submissions? I know that I could ask every individual journal, but is there any general understanding? My discipline is philosophy.
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Payment for articles in journals [closed]

The mainstream academic publishing model assumes that authors are somehow paid by third parties (typically universities or industry) for the time spent on research. With increasing casualisation of ...
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Posting an open access IEEE paper to Researchgate

I am wondering if I can upload my accepted early access IEEE paper to Researchgate for public viewing? The paper has the following "This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 ...
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Should I send an addendum/erratum due to single error in sign?

I was reading my own paper published in 2018 and I noticed that in one of the sections I wrote "<" instead ">" to indicate greater than or greater value, although the ...
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Can I contact the referee if I know their identity after a double-blind reviewing process?

The referee process is technically double blind but I managed to figure out the identity of the referee by writing style. I am 100% sure about this finding. The referee rejected my paper and I cannot ...
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How can a comparative study be novel?

I can see several published research papers in SCI journals, even written by undergraduates, that perform a comparative study. Many of the research papers published under this category evaluate ...
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What does publishing a paper in a journal mean? [closed]

Many times I have heard of paper publishing from some PhD students. But I don't understand what that means. I want to know some of the basics of it, i.e, how and why is it done? And what do the words ...
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Does IEEE provide an ISSN or ISBN list for searching on a specific journal?

Does IEEE provide an ISSN or ISBN list for searching a specific journal? There is this link from here but it is not active anymore.
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Are these responses from top journals just boiler plate? or anything atleast miniscule to salvage from them? [duplicate]

thanks for submitting your paper to XXXXX Journal. It is an explicit and interesting analysis of a natural problem. However, in my opinion, it does not reach the level of XXXXX Journal. I therefore ...
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A predatory journal? [duplicate]

I sent my manuscript to a journal which they accepted for publication without peer review. They asked for a 1000 euro service fee. I requested a withdrawal instead, to which they replied asking ...
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Finding math articles of small length in a given journal

For some reason, I sometimes enjoy reading very short articles in math. Question: Is there a way to filter the articles of a journal (such as Journal of algebra) by their length (from smallest to ...
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Why isn't it common for papers in pure and applied math (and other related fields) to be modified/corrected after it has been published?

As research grows even more intricate in fields such as pure and applied math (and other technical areas), very few reviewers now have a complete picture of any single field. Thus it should be common ...
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What niche is PRResearch supposed to fill that the other APS journals don’t already cover?

I read the description of the new journal PRResearch on the APS website, but I am still confused. APS publishes specialized journals, including PRA/B/C/D/E, for each major branch of physics, and ...
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How to search for journals that accept shared first authorship?

My group member and I have equally contributed on a paper that's ready to submit to a materials science and/or surface engineering journal. However, I don't know how to search for a journal that ...
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How to not repeat the “Related work” section when splitting a paper into multiple papers?

I wrote a 10 page paper on various facts and anomalies that need to be considered for building an artificial intelligence. The paper is a meta-analysis of various other research from biological ...
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Is it possible to publish a research paper using an alias? [duplicate]

Say, I want to publish a research paper. But, for some reason, I don't want to expose my identity. Is it possible to publish a research paper using an alias?
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Why do I have access to Springer articles/books using a laptop when I am not logged in?

I have several laptops and I noted that with one laptop (and only this one laptop, and no access at all with other laptops) I have access to all Springer articles (at least in mathematics) and ...
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Minor revision changed to major revision

I submitted to a journal, in which I got a minor revision. In the minor revision, I was asked to do nothing other than to include a future research direction in the end after the conclusion. I ...
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Advantages or disadvantages of submitting to the new APS open access PRResearch journal? [closed]

In the decision about where to submit a physics manuscript, which are the advantages or disadvantages of the new open access PRResearch as a better choice over PRA/B/C/D/E? PRResearch is rather new ...
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Why don’t some PhD students publish their thesis works in a journal? [closed]

I want to know why some PhD students don't publish their works in a journal. For example, I have seen many good, high level German theses which were written around 1970-90, but were not published in ...
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Journals for tutorials [closed]

I've written a paper that describes a system (for encryption), showing step by step how the system was formed. It's not a system I invented. I analyze that system and compare it with similar systems. ...
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Reviewers’ comments are not sufficient to reject my paper, what to do?

Recently I received a rejection letter from a journal editor (including some comments). However, when I checked the reviewers comments (from two reviewers), I found that their comments do not seem to ...
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How to find out if a paper is diamond/gold/green access? [duplicate]

Recently I learned about open access and that there are many ways in which the publishers implement it. How do I find out if a paper is Diamond/Gold/Green access? I guess if the paper is listed in a ...
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Is it possible to publish an erratum in another journal?

If an author published a paper that contains errors and decides to publish an erratum, but the journal where the article was published is inactive (but its website still exists). Could the author ...
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Scimago (Scopus) or Journal Citations Report? Which one is more important?

I am aware that Scrimago and JCR are both authoritative sources. It seems that Scrimajo includes more journals. I was wondering which one of them is more widely used and more important?
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Journal allows me to choose whether to transfer copyright – why would I do so?

I am a mathematics undergraduate in the USA. Recently I had a paper accepted to a math journal, and in the final steps of the process I had to fill out a “consent to publish” form, in which I had the ...
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What is an “un-reproducible result”?

In order to publish a research paper in a journal, one of the requirement may be the reproducibility of results. I'm wondering, in academia, how does an un-reproducible result even exist? Is there any ...
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What is considered a standard time for asking a status update from the editor for various stages of peer-review?

What is considered a standard time for asking a status update from the editor for various stages of peer-review? I have heard that editors get irritated for asking a status update for the manuscript. ...
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Can a Peer-Reviewed Article Claim Novelty in Something Introduced in a Preceding Phd Thesis?

My PhD thesis has been available online on the university website for 3 years, and also listed in my Google Scholar profile. Although I have plans to publish multiple papers from my thesis, I have not ...
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Does ranking of journals matter in Bioinformatics?

Does the rankings Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 by Scimago Journal & Country Rank matter when looking for post-doc? I am interested to know about Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
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How to deal with this rejection email from the journal Mathematics of Computation?

I am an undergraduate student, and i had submitted a paper manuscript to Mathematics of Computation, I choose this journal because of my supervisor, who advised me to submit my paper to this journal, ...
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Journal sent review request to my supervisor but the email was addressed to me

My PhD supervisor received an email from a journal asking for review of an article. However, the email was addressed as "Dear {my name}". Even the journal office created an account in my ...
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Am I breaking any law by digitalizing a curve from a plot on a scientific Journal if I cite the source and I mention the tool I used?

Am I breaking any law or etiquette/guideline by: digitalizing a curve from a plot published on a scientific Journal using the data (the curve) on a paper I am submitting to another journal. I to ...
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Can I predict the fate of my manuscript (from information other than a decision letter)?

On this site we often get questions along the lines of: I submitted my manuscript to a journal. X happened. Does this indicate that my manuscript is about to be rejected/accepted? Here X is ...
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Why did SoftwareX’ impact factor drop from 4.5 SJR to 0.4 last year?

I planned to submit one of my long-developed software pieces to the prestigious journal SoftwareX. I was preparing for this for a while and making my code ready, and was just about to submit and ...

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