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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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Deadline for resubmission in Physical Review E [on hold]

As the title suggests, does anyone what is a typical deadline for the resubmission in the mentioned journal? As it was not specified anywhere.
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I got the same referee report from two different journals

My coauthor and I submitted our article for publication to one of the best journals in our field. After a long time of review, we got a rejection decision by the editor based on the referee report ...
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What are the top n reputable psychology journals/conferences? [on hold]

My question is as per the title. Perhaps sharing about my situation would give some context to help shave off variance in answers: My background is in computer science. I'm currently working in the ...
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What to do if your editor does not reply and there is no one else to contact?

The situation is like this. I made a new submission to a journal via their website; I am under the impression that an author would automatically receive a copy of the generated PDF file for review and ...
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Asking for Editor comments even before submitting to the journal, Is it ethical?

I had written a manuscript and had got it verified by a Professor (as it was closely related to some of his work) who said it was correct. I later came to know that he is also an editor of a reputed ...
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APIs for titles and abstracts for most or all published articles? [closed]

Are there any APIs that index and capture the titles and abstracts most or all published scientific journals? If not, what about only for pharmaceutical or health fields? ////// Edits: I came ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which “warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies”?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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Is it okay to submit article to Journal B despite contacting editors of Journals A & C?

I've been trying to find a suitable journal for my manuscript. There are many journals that seem to be acceptable homes for my paper, but their aims and scopes do not overlap with my paper 100%. I've ...
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How to think about journal-hosted preprints, or “Just-IN” manuscripts?

The NRC Research Press (or Canadian Science Publishing) offers a, at least to me, peculiar option they call "Just-IN" manuscripts. This seems to be an extreme version of an online-first article. Note: ...
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Are all Elsevier journals legitimate

I have seen a lot of negative reviews and even boycotts of some Elsevier journals. I do not want to jeopardize the future of my academic career by publishing in illegitimate journals. Am I correct in ...
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The unfortunate case of a paper with extremely slow review process

One of the first papers I ever wrote has a rather unfortunate history. Mistakes were made, especially by me, and after around 3+ years the paper remains unpublished. Below is a rough timeline of how ...
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Submitting a paper, and presenting it at a conference - conflicts?

So, sorry if this is a daft question... I've recently completed a paper that I'm hoping to submit to a journal later this week. I think we have something important to say, and I want to ...
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What is the meaning of “To appear” for submitted papers

In some C.V. I see the statement "To appear in X Journal" in front of some papers. What is the exact meaning of that? Does it mean that the paper has been submitted to X journal?
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What can be done to possibly avoid corrupt practices in the blind peer review process?

During my short career as a researcher I observed a few seemingly unethical behaviors by Editors and Associate Editors: being asked to include a particular new author in order to be accepted being ...
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Writing High-Quality Research Papers [closed]

I have submitted a manuscript to a reputable journal, the article was rejected because it didn't pass the grammar check. The journal editor also mentioned the low quality of the figures. My ex-...
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Cite a paper by DOI

I would like to cite a paper in the reference of my paper. However, the paper I want to cite is online published by a journal for the time being, and has not been assigned to an issue yet. If I cite ...
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Looking for conferences / journals with non blind peer review in computer science

I was wondering if there are any computer science related conferences or journals that review their submissions publicly. So everyone can see what the authors submitted and what the reviewers ...
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How do conferences / journals select reviewers?

When you submit a paper / manuscript to a peer-reviewed venue, the organizers usually forward your work to 2-3 other "experts in your field" to assess your work. I'm curious how this process of ...
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Submitting a paper to a new journal with responses for the rejection to the first journal

I submitted my paper in IEEE Transcations of XXX and got a rejection. But the comments were really helpful and has helped me a lot in improving the paper. But, unfortunately, I cannot resubmit that ...
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How can I prove that I did a review for a journal?

About two years ago, I did a review for a journal (Engineering Failure Analysis, which is published by Elsevier). At that time my affiliation was different from today and I used my institutional email ...
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Taylor and Francis Manuscript Status “Manuscript submitted” [duplicate]

Does anyone have experience with a submission through the Taylor and Francis Manuscript portal? What are the different steps the status goes through? I've had the status "Manuscript submitted" for ...
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Is it ethical to withdraw a paper after reviews?

I have a submitted a paper to a IEEE letter. Unfortunately, at a later stage I noticed that letter is still in process to have an impact factor. I already received reviews from reviewers and the ...
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Why did the editor give my peer review to another peer reviewer before their review was written?

When the editor of a paper I recently reviewed circulated the final decision letter to myself and the other reviewer, I was surprised to see that the other reviewer had apparently had access to my ...
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Central dot as decimal point in top journal

The Lancet, one of the top medical journals in the world, requires 'Type decimal points midline (ie, 23·4, not 23.4)'. Does anyone know why this is? As a mathematician, I'll always read 23·4 as 92. ...
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What can I do if the reviewers' comments on my manuscript are not correct? [duplicate]

I sent my paper to one journal, which took about 3 months to respond to me. They decided to reject my paper, and gave me some comments and reasons why my paper was rejected. The first reviewer said ...
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Are journal back covers, inside covers (i.e. not front covers) worth the cost?

In two recent submissions, after acceptance the journal contacted me to see if I was interested in submitting an image for consideration as back cover, inside back cover, or inside front cover. The ...
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How to balance looking for fast journals and avoiding predatory journals?

I found a question (What are "fake", "shady", and/or "predatory" journals?) regarding a list of predatory journals (https://web.archive.org/web/20170111172309/https://...
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The Journal of Mathematics of Computation: Time and Pre-prints

Im sorry if this question is too vague or general. I ask solely because the information provided on the site was unclear or simply not present. Firstly, they state: No paper that has been ...
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On Submitting to the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters

On their "guide for authors," they state the following regarding referees: (1) Please prepare a list of 8 (eight) proposed reviewers. You MUST include Full Names, Department, University, Country ...
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Difference between ACM's print and online memberships

I would like to inquire about the difference between ACM's SIGACT online membership and print membership. The group's main page showing both of the membership choices https://www.acm.org/special-...
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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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If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal?

If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal (different from the earlier two)?
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Is it ethical to share a controversial reason for declining to review with other editors/journals?

This question is a follow up to How to handle a paper by a reviewer who wants to be paid? Most actions by a reviewer are logged in the editorial management system, such as: Whenever a reviewer agrees ...
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should I publish in journal that has no IF

I have written an article in the field of Information Systems and Security and I would like to publish it in a journal. From downloading the Scimago journal rank, I decided to publish in a journal ...
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Is there a correlation between how enthusiastic reviewers are and how much impact a paper has?

If I have a paper which five reviewers agree is good, does that mean it'll probably also have high impact? Both reviewer enthusiasm and impact can be difficult to measure objectively, so I'm thinking ...
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What happens if an author acknowledges a potential anonymous referee in the paper?

Let's say that you thank Professor X in your paper that you will submit to a Journal Y for providing you some insightful comments. It is never possible to know but let's assume that Professor X is the ...
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Are Prior Publications allowed in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory?

I have a paper written that is about 17 pages. I plan to submit a shortened version of it of only the main ideas to a conference with a 10 page limit next month, but I also want to submit the full ...
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Publishing into journals as an independent undergraduate researcher

I'm an undergraduate student looking to publish 2 papers in materials physics on novel research. I've lead the project on my own as an independent research, but have worked with the departments and ...
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How long does it take for the first round review of physical review letters?

I am wondering how long it takes for the first round review for physical review letters (PRL) on average. I have three referees. One of the referees returned the report in 4 weeks. But the other two ...
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Pay for journal cover image?

Wiley journals request payment from authors who want an image to appear on the journal cover. Is this a common practice followed by many publishers? Why do authors pay the fee?
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Should I include the proposed method name in manuscript Keywords section?

The JASA manuscript template contains the Keywords section to insert 3-6 keywords. Is it appropriate to insert there the proposed method name as one of the Keywords? If yes, should I use method's ...
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How to mail the editor asking to withdraw my submission?

How do I say to the editor that I want to withdraw my paper from his journal? I had submitted a paper to a journal 10 days back. When I checked recently, the status was showing "Under Review". But ...
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Should I withdraw my paper from a journal which even didn't give me the manuscript number after one week?

I submitted an article to Elsevier which even after one week its status is still "submitted to journal" and they didn't give me even the manuscript number. I have several past experiences with this ...
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How to handle a paper by a reviewer who wants to be paid?

A reviewer declines to review a paper because he wants to be paid. Some time later, this reviewer submits a paper to the journal (or to another journal who's aware of what happened – very possible ...
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How do SJR and Web of Science journal rankings and quartiles differ?

I want to know about how journal quartiles (i.e., Q1 to Q4) calculations differ. Web of Science (WoS) uses Journal Impact Factor Quartile the journal’s rank in category (X) is based on where the ...
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What if someone else published an article on the same topic as my accepted unpublished article

I submitted my paper to a journal in July 2017 and I received an email of acceptance on May 2018 but it hasn't been published yet. Suddenly, while I am searching on my topic I found that someone else ...
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Is the following publishing strategy convenient?

I work in the field of CS, and recently published one of my works (Algorithm A) in arXiv (not peer-reviewed), as a short technical report which introduces a new method along with relevant mathematical ...
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What does it mean when a paper gets rejected stating “poor typesetting” as one of the reasons?

What does it mean when a paper gets rejected stating "poor typesetting" as one of the reasons? I downloaded a latex template of a journal and used it to write the paper. When I submitted the paper to ...
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What is the advantage of the two-column journal format?

I am a mathematician whose work often connects with physics, so I often have to read papers in physics journals. I find that the two-column format popular with physics journals annoying, and based on ...
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When can I know the updated status from reviewer or editor after i submit a revised manuscript to that publisher? [duplicate]

I have submitted a revised manuscript to an international journal of quantum chemistry at 8 August. My articles status still remain under review, I also don't know my article get accepted or rejected, ...