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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Historical impact factors of journals

Is there any database/resource/website providing the full historical impact factors of a journal? Scimago gives graphs of citations (kinda IF), but it only backs to 1999. I look for a database having ...
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Uploading latex files to the Editorial Manager

A few days ago I have uploaded my article to the EM system. Next, I downloaded the generated PDF and everything was seen perfect. However, yesterday the Elsevier support team sent an email to me ...
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A taxonomy for keywords in the field of education research

I am looking for a standard list of keywords that can be used in journals dealing with the field of education, something like "A taxonomy for the field of engineering education research" or &...
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Is time complexity for training a model not significant in deep learning publications? [closed]

In computer science, in general, the time complexity is one of the important features to be checked before publishing a research paper in a journal. I am confused about this in deep learning. If I am ...
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How to know the ranking of the scientific journal (class A, B or C)? [closed]

I want a website that gives me the recent ranking (according to classes A, B or C) for journals. Thanks
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The status "pending editor assignment" after "undergoing initial checking" [duplicate]

I submitted an article to one of Wiley's journals. One week later, the status was changed from "undergoing initial checking", to "pending editor assignment". For the first status ...
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Help me find the ISSN number of the journal or book and its publisher URL

I have been trying locate an article/Journal from one of the citations. I am in need of the article to complete my literature search for project. Help me locate ISSN number of the book or Journal and ...
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Confused about ISSN number in Researchgate

We've recently published a paper in Physical Review D and then I just wanted to add this to my Researchgate profile. And when I was filling the journal's name, I got three options: I'm a little bit ...
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How can I find articles in my university library via exaly?

exaly.com allows searching in 63 million articles linked to university libraries. The official instruction says If you want to redirect the articles found to your institutions library instead of the ...
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Are there unfair rejections in reputed journals?

I submitted manuscript to a reputed journal(computer science field). It was desk rejected after 6 weeks. Summary of reason given by the editor are It is purely a paper applicable in the field of &...
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Deciding factors for publishing in a good journal

While going through the literature survey for my project, I found that some papers have been published in reputed journals while some are not. But the study area, data used are very much similar in ...
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What should an academic disclosure statement look like [duplicate]

Nowadays journals require people to disclose conflicts of interest by submitting a disclosure statement. I wonder how this statement should be written. I found a lot of examples of disclosure ...
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Reply of journal manager and actions of handling editor doesn't match [closed]

I have submitted my manuscript (computer science field) to an Elsevier-published journal. It has been "with editor" for a month (after getting the manuscript number). Two weeks after ...
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How to get an updated list of SCI journals? [duplicate]

The Science Citation Index(SCI) is a citation index originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Currently, the indexing is done by by Clarivate Analytics. But, currently ...
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Will publishing papers on multiple subjects produce a negative impression on the board members of an interview?

Suppose a researcher holds PhD and is an aspiring lecturer in a particular subject but he has sound knowledge in other areas of studies. Should he try publish research papers on the unrelated areas? ...
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Manuscript Preparation Format and Rules for Current Science Journal

I am interested in submitting my research work in the Current Science journal. I'm looking for the format of the manuscript. The details are there in the "Instruction to Authors" section of ...
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As an independent researcher with a PhD, Can one publish papers on both humanities and science in reputed journals? Will it be bad or good? [closed]

As an Indian scholar with a PhD in literature, will it be viewed negatively for an independent researcher to publish some collaborative papers in science and engineering domains? Even though I'm ...
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Former colleagues listed me as a coauthor on a paper without consulting me. Should I make an issue of it, or let it go?

Google Scholar notified me this morning that I had a new paper in my profile, which I was not expecting. The work in question was published by a collection of former colleagues and regards work done a ...
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general outline of the mail for querying with editor/journal manager about the status update of our manuscript [duplicate]

I have submitted my manuscript(computer science field) to a elsvier published journal. Its "with editor" from a month(after getting manuscript number). Two weeks into submission i had mailed ...
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Requirement on referees for a peer-reivew

I'd like to know if there are any requirements for referees to review a paper in a peer-review journal. For example, for an editor in another journal, is it OK to be a referee for the paper? I think ...
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Will journals publish research that is already published in a PhD thesis?

At many European universities (I don't know how it is in other countries), you still have to write a proper PhD thesis, while others allow for writing a summary and attach three published articles. ...
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Why do most journals use separate manuscript submission systems?

As you all are familiar, most journals use manuscripts submission systems hosted on some separate domain. Why is that so, are there some other benefits except separation of the presentation layer and ...
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Can submission to a journal be considered as a proof that the work was carried out first?

I understand Arxiv preprints are the way to go. But, I submitted a paper to an elsevier journal 2 months back. I am still to receive any review for it. I made a mistake of not putting in Arxiv before ...
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Main results vs ablation study in a journal paper (deep learning)

I ran a number of experiments (object classification/segmentation), and got some good results vs a range of benchmark models. The paper progressed to major revision, and most criticism concerned the ...
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Can I submit a manuscript to arxiv while it is under review in a journal?

My paper is under review in an Elsevier journal. It has been over a month and it's still in review stage. It might take another month for the reviews to come back. I should have submitted it to arxiv ...
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Is a nomenclature section really necessary in a scientific paper?

I was wondering if a nomenclature section is necessary, especially when you have described parameters in the body of the paper right after the formula. Personally, I don't think it is a good idea to ...
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Paper got rejected and meanwhile a similar paper was submitted to another journal

I have been working for 1-2 years on a manuscript to be submitted to a journal with a relatively high impact factor. The journal has pretty strict rules about the length of the paper which is ...
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Can someone join a journal's editorial board with no academic affiliation

Recently I became aware that a journal is recruiting a board member. The subject matter is very close to my research background and I am very interested in the position. I have a PhD in the field (...
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What does the status "at review" mean? [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a journal 3 days back and it shows the status at review. Is it the same as under review or just means the initial check?
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My paper was rejected but was posted as a preprint with a DOI on Research Square. Can I now publish it in another journal?

My paper has been rejected recently but its content could be seen in the Research Square website. Why has this happened, and why did it also get a DOI link? I asked and they answered: Thank you for ...
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When submitting a major revision, does it matter whether the revised manuscript or the response to reviewers appears first?

I submitted a major revision for an article to a World Scientific journal today. However I am in a confused state. I had to submit two documents: 1. Revised Manuscript, 2. Response to Reviewers, both ...
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Is it wise for a co-author to contact the journal for a correspondence when the corresponding author is not responsive?

I am currently submitting an article to a prestigious journal. However, after about four months, the article still has yet to be assigned to an editor. We contacted the journal two months ago, to ...
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Single system to track status of all journal submissions?

Is there a software or website where I can track the status Editorial Manager system for all, or most, of my journal submissions rather than logging into all of their websites individually? As an ...
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How can we add a missing article in Google Scholar?

We are using OJS 3 and all of our articles are in Google Scholar, except one we published in 2020. How can we add it, is there any solution? We have removed that article one time from the system due ...
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Where should a high schooler target getting their paper published? [closed]

FiveThirtyEight is quite well-regarded in statistics/data analysis circles. I have written a short paper on NBA player ratings that might be of interest to them. I do intend on getting the paper ...
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How to identify a legitimate journal from a fake journal? [duplicate]

I know using Google Scholar metrics we can get an awareness about legitimate journals, but there are some journals or conferences papers not stated in the Google metrics. Hence I want to know how to ...
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Is SpringerLink published under Springer?

I would like to clarify is SpringerLink published under Springer? I want to make sure its a legitimate publisher, given that plenty of fake journals are out there.
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How to politely ask the editor to freeze my submission

I am facing an inconvenient situation that I will try to explain as well as I can. Here is my case: One and a half years ago, I submitted my paper to Journal A. The reviewing process started and I ...
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Submitting as Regular paper in same journal after receiving "revise before review" from special edition of the same journal?

I had submitted my paper to the special edition of the journal (due to relevance of work and faster processing timeline). Now I had received "revise before review" comment (they asked to ...
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How to identify the pronouns to use for a single-author when citing them? [closed]

I am writing a paper and want to cite an author's work. I don't know the authors pronouns and while I could go by pictures I find of the author online, I cannot find their pronouns anywhere. I can ...
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Should an extended version of a Paper contain the existing Paper?

I have a conference paper published in A and now they have invited me to submit an extended version of the Paper in a Journal. Due to page limitations, I had a lot of work that I couldn't present at ...
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Request an extension for revision for a second time

Is it normal to request an extension for the revised version of the article for the second time? I have a manuscript submitted to a journal, and although I have requested an extension for two weeks, ...
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How to deal with large figures in draft of a paper

I am working on a draft of a paper and I have large figure that does not fit into 1 page. I can split the figure into two, but I wonder what is the appropriate way of doing it. Two ways that I ...
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What if the journal reviewer tells you to include his two papers? [duplicate]

I submitted one paper to the journal, and in one of the reviewers' reviews, he said that "some latest references are missing and can be added". He gives two papers that could be added as ...
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MathSciNet is apparently refusing to index my paper. Has this happened to anyone?

Over 6 months ago, I published a paper in a journal that is on MathSciNet's journal list, and has been for a long time. It's not the Annals, but it's a solid and reputable journal. My paper is in ...
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How to handle a seriously unresponsive journal?

I have submitted a paper to a journal that says the time to first decision is generally X months, and that there are strict deadlines for reviewers to complete their review. After X months were up, I ...
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Re-publishing an unavailable old result

In my area of research there is this old PhD thesis cited by everyone, which is inaccessible. Due to this, recent surveys even question its validity. Recently, I contacted the authors and received ...
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Publish short Research letter in high impact vs Research article in normal impact

After making a presubmission inquiry to a journal with a high impact factor (NEJM), I received a reply that a Research Letter could possibly be considered for publication. I am not familiar with ...
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What does it mean if a paper’s status goes from with editor to editor invited? [duplicate]

Is the process moving backwards? Is it a sign the journal is disorganized?
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Posting an author's accepted manuscript on arXiv

Many journals allows one to post an author's accepted manuscript online, provided some embargo period has lapsed and an acknowledgment is included. For example, for Springer Nature journals, an ...

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