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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Is it okay if I provide my personal email address on my paper instead of my institutional one? [duplicate]

I'm going to submit a paper with my name as the "corresponding author". I am going to be using my personal email address instead of my university one. This is because I am an undergrad and ...
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Page limit for IEEE JBHI (including reference or not)

On the page of IEEE JBHI (https://www.embs.org/jbhi/prepare-and-submit-your-manuscript/), it says: PAGE CHARGES. Review papers that exceed ten (10) pages incur mandatory page charges. Regular papers ...
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Can I trust new articles in a high-impact journal with abnormal number of corrections for older ones?

Currently I survey new literature by subscribing to the RSS feed of high-impact journals. Especially for the journal nature communications (IP > 12) I see much much higher number of correction ...
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How often should an editor ask for reviews from the same referee?

There is a journal editor who keeps sending me review requests. He sends a new one shortly (a couple of weeks) after I return the previous one. I tend to accept because they align quite well with my ...
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Why do big companies ask for conference instead of journal publications?

It is generalized that journal publications are normally more complete research papers than those in conference proceedings. However, when applying for a job in the industry, most companies (e.g. ...
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Paper was accepted for publication 6 months ago without any updates since then, how should I proceed?

About a year ago a paper, that me and my coauthors prepared and presented at a conference, has been selected to be published in a revised and extended form in a special issue of a reputable journal. ...
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In-text citations - First and subsequent citations - AMA

Am new to writing research article. While I am following the guidelines here Am I right to understand that whenever we refer to a source, we cite them in-text. Let's say my paragraph has 100 lines. I ...
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19 months and no decision: At what point should I withdraw my paper? [duplicate]

I submitted a mathematical paper to a good journal specialized in geometry and topology. By good I mean that there is no doubt whatsoever about its scientific standing (e.g. Scimago places it ...
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Is publishing paper containing information acquired from sites such as Sci-Hub illegal?

There are already some discussions on whether it's illegal to use Sci-Hub for research purposes, such as in this Academia SE thread. But one answer and comments there open up another question: Is it ...
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duplicate published data figure

I read two papers just published online (paper no.1 accepted about 1 month before paper no.2) in the same journal by the same authors. Two papers have the same topic, using the same numerical method, ...
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What level of math does one usually require before being able to publish a paper of their own

At what level does someone become skilled enough in math to publish their work? I am an undergrad student currently in calculus 2. My dream is to publish work of my own, but I know that will come to ...
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Papers on IEEE Xplore or ACM DL

Background: I am an undergrad student who took a CS elective. My software engineering professor has asked us to review a bunch of research papers on certain topics in software development. He ...
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Mendeley iOS alternative 2021?

I have been using Mendeley to mange and annotate articles for quite a few years, I have built up a big library which I use everyday. Unfortunately Elsevier has stopped support for the iOS app and it ...
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How normal is it to get email replies in ungrammatical English by a high indexed journal (in the context of lack of communication)?

I submitted a brief report (2,000 words) to a high-indexed journal and after some five days sent an email stating that a preprint for the manuscript had been uploaded. A journal assistant replied he ...
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When should one publish code publicly on GitHub: during or after journal review?

Similar to the following question, I have developed a code to produce results in a manuscript that I've written which I wish to now share with the community. But this manuscript, which is currently on ...
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Timeline of “Quick opinions” in math journal refereeing

Some years ago a fair number of mathematics journals started to ask for one or more "quick opinions" by experts on a received manuscript before sending it out for peer-review (with the ...
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how do i determine whether “ International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER)” is reputable or not? [duplicate]

how do i determine whether " International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER)" is reputable or not ?
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Can I tell the authors I was a referee for the same paper for another journal?

I have reviewed a paper for a journal, which I rejected. I wrote a 3 page report with major and minor comments. A week later, I received an invitation to review the same paper in another journal. The ...
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Why is the “citation/reference page” counted towards the maximum limit of pages in many journals and conferences?

In recent years the number of authors working on a paper is growing to be quite large, the titles are getting more and more lengthier and intricate to distinguish between the state of the art while ...
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A journal published my private home address alongside my publication. Can I get it removed?

Some years ago, I published an article in a Springer journal. However, when I accessed its online version today, I found out that the publisher has swapped my residential address for my correspondence ...
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Cautions while writing non-specialist/lay versions of scientific articles

I would like to write engaging summaries/discussions of research papers in my field for non-specialists. These summaries/discussions would be posted on my personal website. The original article, ...
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How to handle reviewer who is unhappy their recommendation wasn't followed?

Inspired by this incident. The story is a long one, and it’s a bit complicated. The peer reviewer, based at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, had served as a peer-reviewer for a poorly-handled ...
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How is publishing in PLoS One perceived by peers and hiring committees? [closed]

I am a final year doctoral candidate and have three other publications in decent field-specific journals. Will an addition of a first authored plos one article make my cv or publication record thus ...
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Letter for journal's editor about the importance of the paper under review

I have sent one of the Ph.D. (2019) chapters to a journal two months ago. Today, I found a preprint (Feb 2021) of one of the strongest key authors of my field. Her preprint talking about a similar ...
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Could giving an alternative approach to proving an established result be worthy of publication? [duplicate]

(I don't believe this is a duplicate to Can I publish a paper with new proof but the same result?, because not only am I using a different proof, but also an axiomatisation that could perhaps be seen ...
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Confusion regarding manuscript status in IOP's article tracking system and ScholarOne Manuscript System [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript in an IOP journal a month back. In the IOP's article tracking system, the status changed from "1st reviewer agreed to report" to "Editorial Assessment" ...
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Word “believe” in scientific context

I am trying to write a paper. We have done certain experiments and results from it are good. So, I feel that if our idea can be implemented in other sites, it can benefit those sites. Now my question ...
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How does one go about finding an obscure journal and paper?

I was reading a review paper which cited another paper, however for the life of me I cannot seem to find any hits on the cited paper. The author, title and journal return nothing on the usual sources (...
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Is publishing in open access journal a good impression? [duplicate]

Is publishing in open access journal a good impression ? I mean publishing in such journals (where one has to pay money), will it be valuable compared to other journals ?
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Is it ethical for a journal to reject an accepted article because they decided not to publish the issue

I am stuck in an unfortunate situation caused by a journal and its editorial team. I have an accepted article through a special issue of a journal and the article is now in early access. My paper has ...
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Can an advisor use student's data for journal publishing without prior consent?

A master's student did research under an advisor. As part of the research, the student had collected and processed a lot of data and finally published the thesis as well. After a few years, the ...
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How much novelty should I add to my previous paper to get it published in New journal?

I published an article in a journal, then I realized that I Can add two other ideas to it and then get it published in more sophisticated journal than previous one. The question is : Can I publish my ...
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Can I delete figures on accepted manuscript?

I am now in panic. One of my paper got accepted by journal. However, I am stuck with the copyright from two figures I have used in my research paper. These two figures ( these two from open access ...
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Publishing in Mathematics and Computer Science related journals

I have seen Elsevier journals offer Gold open access and Green open access options, when I was checking for journals related to Mathematics and Computer Science. I have understood that Gold open ...
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Awaiting AE recommendation - Can be rejected? [duplicate]

I already referred to this post, post, post I recently submitted my paper to a journal 40-45 days back. For the first 10 days, it was reviewed by the managing editor and sent to us for some format ...
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IEEE Reviewer Comment Abbreviations

In the reviewer comments of an IEEE journal, I noticed that the comments were preceded by a two-letter abbreviation such as OP, MA, MI, etc. What do these abbreviations stand for? Can you point me to ...
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Writing advice for a junior PhD student writing a single-author paper [closed]

I am a second year theoretical physics PhD student authoring a paper on my own in a subfield completely different from my advisor's (in my free time, with his blessing). My question is specifically ...
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Does publishing in multidisciplinary journals undermine perceived work quality or impact?

For example, Heliyon is Elsevier's multidisciplinary journal which I'm considering publishing in. Is publishing in a broad-scope journal such as this one or PLOS necessarily detrimental to one's ...
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Why do some Thomson indexed Journals not have impact factors?

My paper was accepted in a conference, and among their journals there was this one: https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/0974-6455 And this one : http://soeagra.com/abr.html# And while inspecting ...
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What is the difference between all of these impact factors? [duplicate]

While searching a Thomson indexed journal to submit to, I found this one : http://www.bepls.com And they are showing different impact factors : Impact Factor: 0.971 [UIF, Germany] Global Impact ...
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What are journals of pure mathematics with low impact factor [closed]

Please provide list of mathematics journal which accept pure mathematical research snd have a low impact factor as our research is not very big breakthrough.
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How do I cite my own PhD dissertation in a journal article?

I recently finished my PhD, and now I'm in the process of submitting a journal article on the work I did in the final few months of my degree. This work is an extension to some conference papers that ...
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Inderscience peer-Review Process

I submitted my paper two months ago to an Inderscience journal. Well, this is my first experience with Inderscience publisher, so while checking my paper updates, I can not understand the meaning of “...
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Does it make sense to appeal the reject decision made by the journal editor?

A manuscript that my supervisors and a collaborator and I have been working on for so long recently got rejected twice by different journals, the main reason being that the findings are considered as &...
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Who owns an academic journal?

Reputable academic journals have independent editorial boards, but who owns the journal? Are they owned by academic societies, universities, academic publishers? Are there several different ownership ...
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Changing my information in a published paper [closed]

How can I change my position/title that was mistakenly written in a published paper?
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Editorial Board Listings without subject descriptions

I have come across several journals that list only names and affiliations of those on the editorial board. As the system then insists that I select one of those names as the editor to handle my paper,...
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overlapped results in tables for research journal

In research papers (for examples, computer science journals), may I have overlaps between multiple tables containing experiment results? My situation is like this. I have two tables Table A and Table ...
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Crackpot research paper in mathematics

How does a math journal react to a crackpot math research paper? In mathematics (especially in Number Theory) there are many meaningless papers on the web, and possibly a ton of meaningless ...
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If I publish my Master's Thesis in a journal can I still write a book my topic about later?

I've recently completed my Master's Thesis (and I'm a little proud of it). I'm interested in publishing my findings in a journal, but I'd also like to expand on my ideas and write a book for a wider ...

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