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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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What are examples of trustworthy no-fees open access scientific journals where serious scientists have published? [closed]

I sometimes hear the claim there are no no-fee open access journals available in some fields. An example on this website was recently for the case of Bio Informatics / Computational Biology. What are ...
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Banned from the Journal Cureus [closed]

Unfortunately, I forgot to correct the ethical approval number of my manuscript and included the approval number of an already published article. I have been informed that my article has been blocked ...
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Pages and lines in a paper. What does the reviewer mean?

Recently the editor of the American Mathematical Monthly informed me that I should revise my paper according to suggestions of the reviewers. The problem is that the second reviewer suggests something ...
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International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research [duplicate]

I am going to publish my research article in above journal. (ISSN: 2455-6939). But when I check impact factor, 2023 is not indexed and 2024 shows as under evaluation https://sjifactor.com/passport.php?...
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Is it acceptable and ethical to access journals via my previous university's account?

I switched universities for my master's, but I still have access to my old bachelor's university accounts. Now, sometimes it happens that I can only access a journal via my old university account, ...
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What is the reasoning behind putting table and figures at the very end of submitted papers? [duplicate]

Sometimes papers I receive for review will not have the tables and figures placed in the text body where the are referenced, but instead at the very end after the bibliography. I personally find that ...
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How long do you ideally spend on reviewing a journal submission as a reviewer? [duplicate]

I am new to volunteering as a peer reviewer for a journal. I want to be helpful to the authors, but recognise that my time is valuable. I'm just wondering, how do you think about limits to time spent ...
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Time to decision/uncommunicative Journal [duplicate]

My co-authors and I submitted a paper to the Journal of Ichthyology and Herpetology at the end of February. We have not heard anything from them about the stage of our submission in the review process,...
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How often are articles rejected after bona fide/non-accidental acceptance?

I recently submitted my first paper to a journal. It was recommended for minor revisions and ultimately accepted after they were done, but about a week after the acceptance, I received a new email ...
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Should we act as gatekeepers of the journals based on their reputation?

Initially in my career, when I was sent an article to referee my decision to reject/approve used to be influenced on how "good" the journal was (IF, SciMago's Q). I.e.: if the article was ok ...
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Confused by formatting requirements of a journal

I intend to submit my first research paper to European Sport Management Quarterly but I'm really confused about the instructions. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; ...
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Journal forces me to provide figures in .pdf format, what can I do?

Approximately one year ago, I submitted my manuscript to a Wiley Journal. The submission was in full adherence with the submission guidelines. Upon submission, the journal requested color figures in ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

I have observed that in rebuttals (conference and journals) the author-side is usually very polite, positive, and submissive. Some phrases I commonly read are "Thank you for the detailed ...
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Revision without reviewer comments [duplicate]

Last year october, i have submitted one of my review paper to a reputed journal in springer.On march i received a mail saying that a minor revision is required along with reviewers comments.I have ...
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What do you think of some journals with high IF, but not famous?

As a PhD student, I always go through many journals and found out that some journals have a high IF, but mostly they achieved it because they do not publish many papers per year. One example in my ...
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Authorship issues and postdoc [closed]

My supervisor and I wrote an article and submitted to xyz journal. At that time she didn't give me first authorship. I discussed this with other faculty members in my institute who also agreed that ...
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Submitting a paper to a journal and then the system breaks

I've submited a paper to a journal and was able to see the peer review process of the submited paper on the system of the journal. However, after some time it looks like the system has broken! If I ...
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What to do when a math paper “under review” contains a true but not clear step in a proof?

A few weeks ago, I submitted a mathematical paper in which the main proof contains a sentence that says: “by X and by Y, then Z is true”. It turns out that, luckily, the sentence is true. However, it ...
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How to react being the 6th reviewer of a first submission to a renowned journal? [duplicate]

Recently I was asked to review a paper for a renowned engineering journal of IExx. After all reviewers submitted their comments, I downloaded the review PDF with all commments and learned the ...
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Should the first editorial board position be a "big shot"?

I was recently invited to join the editorial board of a Wolters Kluwer journal. The journal is decent and publishes 4 issues per year. It has been in the field for about 15 years. The journal is China-...
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Should there be consequences or penalty when such mistakes published?

These days many people use GPT, but to what extent should it be used, and how come journals and many authors do not check the papers they publish? I am having a really hard time publishing my papers ...
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A typo made it through the process of one of my publications, and it's bothering me [duplicate]

It's a very simple typo (a misspelling of the word "frequently", one letter off), but it still bothers me that it made it into the final version. Not sure if the copy writer introduced the ...
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Why does my submission to a journal remain in review but without an associate editor being assigned? [duplicate]

My submission to a journal remains in "review" status but no associate editor has been assigned? However, EIA and an editorial assistant have been assigned. Do I need to send an email to the ...
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what does this status mean please? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal and it was under review for 2 months but now the status changed to reviewers assigned then it became under review .. what does that mean please
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How to get a single issue of a print journal

My friend recently published in a big journal, and his article was also chosen to feature in the print version. However, he doesn't have a print subscription so he was not able to get a copy of the ...
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Should I review for a journal that charges authors excessively? [closed]

This is a follow-up/correction of this previous question (which I cannot alter since it has been answered, but was advised to ask a new question instead). Of course, journal publication has its costs, ...
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

Several weeks ago, I submitted a comment paper/policy brief of about 800 words to a journal. The paper critiques frequent reports published by major international organizations, which I believe ...
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Can academics make a living solely out of publishing?

I live in the developing world where most of the population cannot afford to go to university. Unable to pay tuition, I relied on online material to study. However now even that is difficult because a ...
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publishing a paper in a journal with different scope

Several times I have read papers published by the journals where the scope of the publishing journal is totally different (if you consider the scope of the journal as it is explained in their homepage....
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Should I review for a journal charging authors?

One of the main journals in my field has recently switched to 100% open access, and charges an article processing charge (APC) of about 2500 ($/€/£). For some researchers this is automatically covered ...
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What should I do if I haven't received acknowlegement of submission

I submitted a manuscript to a moderately ranked journal three days ago, which has both an online submission system (OJS) and an email address for submission (this caused my initial confusion). I made ...
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Is it appropriate to provide editorial oversight for a paper authored by someone who plans to move to your institution?

I see some journal editors handle the papers authored by their colleagues. It is usually not allowed to handle papers authored by colleagues in the same institution. After a deeper check of one paper, ...
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MSc paper accepted in highest impact journal in my field - what next?

As part of my MSc I wrote a dissertation on a topic that interested me (clinical medicine - focused) and I got a good grade for it - my supervisor suggested sending it off to a journal for publication ...
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How long is the usual time for an article in production checklist phase at Springer? [duplicate]

I sent an article to Springer. After two months, it is in the checklist phase for production. How long does it take for the article to be printed and do I need to email the editor?
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Conflict of interests of reviewing paper if I have talked to the author

I found an interesting poster during a workshop, and I had an engaging communication with the authors (even in a banquet). They told me that their work was just submitted to a journal. Quite ...
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Reviewer's Concerns about Excessive Simulation Results [closed]

I am currently in the process of addressing the feedback received from a reviewer regarding a manuscript I've submitted. The primary concern raised is that there are "Too many simulation results ...
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A paper with two ADMs [closed]

Is it normal for ACM journals to assign two ADMs? What does it mean? In what situation this can happen? Does it mean that the journal accepted to review the paper? Does it means that the journal is in ...
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Publishing two papers at the same time

I wrote two political science papers with a similar premise but with different case studies conducted in countries A and B. I sent the 'A' one out to a journal last summer, and it took a while to get ...
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Asking editors for similar journals

This is a straighforward question. I have written a paper specifically for a particular journal which has rejected it and wished me luck publishing this elsewhere (reviewers also expressed interest in ...
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How many days unofficially does a publisher wait after the minor/major revisions deadline for a journal? Can they take actions against authors? [duplicate]

I have very limited time the current period and I need more time in order to address all the changes I get as feedback for my submitted journal paper, from the reviewers. The problem is that I need a ...
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Are editors of top-tier journals biased in their decisions by the authors names and affiliations?

Are editors of top-tier journals biased in their decisions by the authors names and affiliations? Once the editors receive a manuscript for a potential publication, they obviously read the names of ...
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Status still “Pending decision” but date has changed [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a Taylor & Francis journal. It was peer reviewed and the status has been “Pending decision” since January 30. On January 31, the status stayed the same but the date had ...
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Why do statistics journals generally have low impact factors, long publication times, and low acceptance rates?

I've been investigating statistics journals to submit my work to (specifically, an application paper). Many journals are specialized, others quite general. However, I've noticed that top journals in ...
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How to recognize research paper from a literature review in the article missing headings?

In certain humanity fields articles are published without headings like Introduction, Methods, or Results. They usually do not describe literature research methodology (as it is probably always the ...
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If someone upload their submitted journal both for peer-review and as a pre-print, how they are sure that their work will not be copied?

If someone upload their submitted journal both for peer-review and as a pre-print, how they are sure that their work will not be copied from random readers that have downloaded the pre-print in order ...
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Submitting code from my R package to a conference

I'm submitting a paper to a conference. The conference encourages also submitting code for reproducibility. My paper builds upon a previous paper, which had a corresponding R package. Therefore, for ...
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Do university staff (in the US) usually have access to the university resources needed to do research?

Naturally, no one expects university staff (administrative or otherwise) to carry out research, but it was recently suggested to me that having such a job gives you access to the university resources ...
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Which humanities journals publish original research? [closed]

I was recommended to publish the results of my research, but the recommended articles include only review articles and if I asked them, whether I could send an original research paper, the answer was ...
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Author of main paper vs author of appendix

I'm a PhD student, more specifically in the field of geometric analysis and physics. Recently, I solved a problem that was suggested to me by my advisor. The problem is to sharpen some nontrivial ...
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Can reviewers and authors of a submitted journal paper (for peer-review), be from the same country? [duplicate]

Does the nationality of the authors has to do with the chosen reviewers? What I mean is this: if two authors submit a journal paper, and their nationality is from country "A", can the ...
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