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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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Is the journal's country important when choosing a journal for your article?

I noticed that many journals' rankings include the country. And also, I found that some journals are called "International ...". I start wondering if the country is important when choosing a ...
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Submitting two articles to the same journal at the same time similar ideas but different surgeries?

I am part of two different labs that are studying very similar things. One is the impact of smoking on elbow or shoulder replacement, and the other is the impact of smoking on wrist replacement. They ...
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Can I use text from my conference poster in my manuscript?

I presented a poster at a conference last year to gain some feedback on my research. Since then, I have made significant findings and am beginning to write a manuscript. I would like to use some of ...
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How are academic writing conventions decided?

Suppose one would like to propose a new way of performing a specific task in academic writing, for example, a different/new way of citing. I realise this example is vague, but the example is not the ...
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What is the meaning when the editor says a paper is "provocative"?

Here is a letter of rejection sent by Quarter Journal of Economics, to a big name professor. This letter is publicly available online. Many thanks for your interesting and provocative paper. I have ...
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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

I'm currently an undergrad without much experience in publishing scientific papers. Due to the pressure of many of my teachers and peers, I felt the need to get something published so I contacted an ...
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Submitting to Call for Submissions After Deadline

I have an unpublished manuscript. A journal I would have liked to submit the manuscript to as a regular submission has a call for submissions for a special issue of the journal on XYZ with a target ...
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How can I withdraw a published paper?

When I submitted my paper to a journal in November 2021, I saw that it was indexed by SCOPUS, but in 2022 I noticed that it is no longer indexed by SCOPUS. Therefore, I want to withdraw my published ...
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Potential Internet blackout in Russia: could academics in Russia submit a manuscript to an international journal by postmail?

Researchers in Russia may face a blackout on the internet and may only surf on national websites (ref). Then they could not submit any paper to non-Russian journals anymore. I was wondering whether ...
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How long does it usually take for journals to resolve 'expressions of concern'?

The 'expression of concern' in question is this one. It says: The journal and publisher have been alerted to concerns about this article, and an investigation is in progress. In the interim, we alert ...
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open access vs journal meaning for authors

I'm planning to publish my first paper, and while choosing a journal, I noticed that the journals can be open access or not. As far as I understand it, open-access journals can be read for free (i.e. ...
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Unexpected email from Computational and Applied Mathematics registering me as an editor and then sending me a paper to review - thoughts?

A few days ago I received an email from the journal Computational and Applied Mathematics Please be informed you have been registered by our editorial team as a user on the Editorial Manager site for ...
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Are there any good math journals where the editors are champions of publishing short mathematical discoveries? [closed]

My preprint is on a topic that is based on high-school math and yet contains a fundamental discovery, but it is getting desk rejected from journal to journal because it does not fit the mould of ...
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Same sample have two different data in a conference and journal paper (experimental research)

I published two papers one is the conference and other is journal paper. The problem is that For same same sample I have to measure same characteristics at two different times. Time gap between ...
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How to check the duplication of the extended version of the paper?

One of my papers was accepted by the conference. I now want to write an extended version of the paper for submission to the journal. The journal requirements are: Extended versions of published ...
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What happens if a manuscript gets rejected for a special issue?

Is it possible to re-submit or re-consider a manuscript for a normal issue of the same journal that has rejected it for a special issue? I am concerned about it since the subject of my manuscript ...
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Is there a website that compares both Scopus and WoS (SCI/E)' ranks of a journal/publication altogether?

Something like Resurchify, but contains both Scopus and Web of Science, perhaps? I usually just browse separately on https://www.scimagojr.com/ (for Scopus) and https://jcr.clarivate.com (for SCI/E / ...
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Chance of publication in top combinatorics journals after complicated submission history

(First appeared in Mathoverflow) In May 2020, I submitted a paper to a notable Combinatorics journal where a couple of earlier papers in the topic of my paper had been published. It was one of my ...
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Where can I publish a parody (but not hoax) paper with a serious message?

I have written a short paper (six pages) in which I empirically analyse publicly available data. Both the data and my analysis are genuine and without (intentional) errors. Still, by using statistical ...
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Is there any way to reduce similarity in reference section/bibliography?

I am preparing my article to submit to a journal. The journal requires a maximum of 15% similarity including bibliography. My paper has 6% similarity without bibliography but 18% with bibliography ...
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Do short surveys belong in conference papers? Or just survey journals?

I was just wondering if a short survey on the literature belongs on a conference paper (10 pages max). Is it an option to submit the short survey (focuses specifically on an area) to a conference and ...
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Why are so many working papers "killed/buried" in Finance/Economics?

My training is in another discipline but my work has brought me to the finance/fin-econ literature. Recently, I came across a line of work (regarding Executive Compensation) where most of the authors ...
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Appeal filed -- what does it mean?

I recently submitted to a journal a manuscript that raises issues about a previous paper published before by the same journal. My submission got rejected but made no mention of our concerns about the ...
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Are there censored editions of academic journals?

I was taught as an undergraduate to be very careful when using and citing reprints of older books because they were frequently edited, abridged, or even censored. I was specifically warned not to use ...
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Why did the status of my paper change from "awaiting reviewer scores" back to "under review"? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal that uses the ScholarOne submission system. The manuscript status has changed from "awaiting reviewer scores" back to "under review". What does ...
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What is the difference between Awaiting Reviewer Confirmation and Awaiting Reviewer Invitation? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, and the status changed from Awaiting Reviewer Selection to Awaiting Reviewer Confirmation. It has been 1.5 months with no change in status. I'm curious if we are ...
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Is scientific progress hindered by page limit and page format? [closed]

There is a trend in STEM: things get more and more complicated over time. There seems to be two things that are not matching up with the pace of our time: page limit, and page format. Page limit: for ...
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Incorrect citation in a published paper: can I ask the journal to correct it?

I found an (already published) paper that cites a paper of mine, but without inserting even the arXiv link (the paper is still in press). In this way, I lose one citation. Is it possible for me to ...
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What to do after a paper gets accepted in a Springer journal?

I recently got my paper accepted in an SCI indexed journal published by Springer. The acceptance letter reached me 10 days back. However, the acceptance letter does not contain any information on what ...
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Submitting two articles to the same publisher (but not the same journal)

A bit similar to Submitting two articles to the same journal at the same time but not exactly. I was wondering about the strategy for publishing two related, but separate papers. Could there be a ...
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I have a written original research (Genetics) from my PhD. My thesis advisor has since retired and my lab has closed (in 2016). How do I publish this?

CALLING OUT to the scientific community for your advice: I have a well-written original article that has yet to be published. I had it drafted (manuscript for submission) along with my Ph.D. thesis ...
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Documenting and publishing an algorithm with zero experience

Apologies if this is a loaded question, the closest thing I can find is this post and while some of the answers were helpful, I feel I'm not close to solving my problem, hopefully this thread can ...
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Is Scimago or Scopus more reliable in terms of quartile classification?

I have seen that, for example, a journal X appears in the Q3 quartile according to Scimago, but when I do a search using the sources and quartile from Scopus, this situation changes; putting the same ...
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The status of my manuscript changed from Undergoing Initial Checking to Under review but the ED: not assigned? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to one of the weliy journals. The status was “Undergoing Initial Checking” on Scholarone system. After 3 days, the status changed to “Under Review” along with "Ed: not ...
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Copyright Rules Regarding Figure Reproduction

A paper I wrote was recently accepted for publication. In one of our figures, we report our results juxtaposed against results from another paper published in a different journal. To perform a ...
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Correction after sending definitive proof of article to journal

I have recently replied the copy-editor of a journal with a version of the article's proof, stating that they should proceed to publication after I checked all the comments for this last proof. ...
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How long does it take to reach a decision after "Pending Decision Approval" status? [duplicate]

I have a paper that was under review with one of Wiley's journals. The paper received an R&R last summer and a revised version was provided. The status of the paper has since changed from "...
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Non-responsive co-author

I have written a paper together with a co-author. The co-author is a former assistant of mine. The paper is based on my idea but they have done quite a bit of work on it. We had a generally good ...
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Is it common for a journal to reject (or accept) a paper before all reviewers have submitted their reports?

Suppose that a paper is submitted to a journal and that the editor decides to sent it out to two reviewers. Each reviewer agrees to return the report in X months; however, it turns out that one of ...
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What would be the next step after revising a manuscript? [duplicate]

After receiving a report on a manuscript from the referee, then the revised version must be submitted to the editor. In this step, will the revised version be sent to referee again to check that or ...
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Should I mail to the journal to request to submit the revised version?

Recently I have got a rejection from a journal in mathematics. But I am sceptical about the journal decision. The reason is that the referee has written a full 1 page report. The first line of the ...
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Submission not visible anymore after 4 months with the journal [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal and after four months, the status changed to "decision in progress". After 2 days, I cannot see my submission anymore. I am co-author. What happend?
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If a journal is not listed in Journal Citation Reports, is that a bad sign with respect to its quality and/or legitimacy? [duplicate]

The journal Advances in Applied Energy is not listed in Journal Citation Reports (at least as far as I can tell), although its sister journal, Applied Energy, is. Should I be concerned about the ...
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How to choose very good journals in mathematics

I am a junior researcher in mathematics. My paper is accepted in the Journal of Statistical Physics, which I am the only author. When I submitted the paper, I considered the journal as an upper good ...
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Duplicate submission issue since first journal never responded to submission or withdrawal

I submitted my research article to journal A earlier. They neither responded to my submission nor sent me any confirmation of my submission. I mailed them for the withdrawal of our submission. They ...
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How to find the newest mathematics journals promoted from ESCI to SCI-Expanded list?

ESCI indexed journals which maintain qualtity publications are migrated to the SCi-Expanded list. Where and how can I find the new mathematics journals that have been promoted to the SCI-Expanded list ...
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Is there a catalogue of fixed DOI patterns per journal?

Some journals use DOI prefixes/suffixes that remain the same for every work they publish. For instance, every article in the journal British Politics carries a DOI based on the pattern 10.1057/bp.****....
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What's the meaning of *abs* in URLs of arxiv.org [closed]

On every paper I read, the URL-path contains abs before the ID of the paper. I mostly read about machine learning if that matters. Does it mean abstract? Or absolute path? See the example: .
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How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? [closed]

How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? Some older posts: How accurate are published papers? Why ...
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What does it mean to change the required status of completed reviews from to review each week? [closed]

I submitted my article to a journal from Springer in September, two months later it changed the status to "Required Reviews Completed". Then within a week, it became "Under Review",...
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