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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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Order of authors in the paper, elsevier

I wrote a paper, and my supervisor is the corresponding author of the paper, but in the PDF of the manuscript the order of authors is different (not the text we wrote as the paper, the first page of ...
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Cheapest journal to publish in?

I went to Statistics and Public Policy journal of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and they told me if my paper were accepted, they would charge $1500 because I have at least 14 pages. Is ...
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How to react once you discover someone plagiarized your call for papers?

I am editing a special issue for the reputable Journal A. My special issue is now closed and I am still running the paper reviews. Much to my surprise, I discovered my CFP is plagiarised word-by-word ...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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When a work on machine learning has enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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Conflict of interests and the assignment of referee for a very narrow field

Consider a very small scientific field with three major contributors and a total of 15 authors, all of them had coauthored with everyone else. In this field how could the editor choose referee for ...
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How many articles should a PhD candidate in applied linguistics /humanities optimally publish during their PhD? [closed]

I'm just wondering of how many publications /articles a phd student in applied linguistics /humanities should optimally publish during the course of their studies? I'm talking about what would ...
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Ethics questions concerning a referee assignment

Asking this question here as it was suggested in one of the comments from MO. I recently refereed a paper that I returned to the author(s) for revision. The thrust of their argument relied on a claim ...
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Conference claims they have indexed proceedings and publisher denies it

There is a conference which says that the proceedings will by published in Springer. Normally, Springer conferences mention the series of the volume that the proceedings will be published (LNCS, CCIS ...
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Short rejection after two years [closed]

I've submitted a short paper to a well-known cs journal. It got rejected after two years with the below one para explanation. While I admit that the submission was not strong, I feel cheated because ...
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Sending a manuscript to editor of journal before submission to journal

I submitted my manuscript to two journals online (not at the same time). During the process of submissions I was asked to determine the editor and I selected the same editor in both journals. Need to ...
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Can I select any of my published paper in journal for book chapter

I have been invited to submit a book chapter. The invitation email says: Due to your involvement in the field, and the research you published in your paper, 'X', publisher 'Y' invites you to extend ...
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What are “executive members” of a conference or journal?

I am working in the Computer Science field and when working on one internal review of our department, I am asked to fill in the following items: List of important committees of which you were an ...
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Is it necessary to get permission if an article is to be summarized?

I would like to open a blog on my company's website in which I would create posts to talk about different research related to a particular topic. The blog would be educational, however the company is ...
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Is Notes and Queries peer-reviewed?

Notes and Queries is a very famous and very long-running humanities journal, noted for its pioneering question-and-answer format. It's spun off a number of regional editions, a series of anthologies, ...
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What is the motivation to start a new journal in a crowded field?

I've recently noticed a trend of big names in my sub-field starting new journals whose scopes substantially or fully overlap with pre-existing journals, and the motivation is not very obvious to me. ...
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What are the NCS journals?

I have seen people mentioning special group of journal, namely NCS journals, but what does it stand for? When people say that "faculty has to publish in NCS to get a shot at tenure", what does it mean?...
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Is it possible to submit to Nature Toolbox?

Recently, I found this list of journals that accept articles describing open-source software. In the list, Nature Toolbox is mentioned. I looked it up and found that it is a category within Nature, ...
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How do journals gain and lose reputation?

This is something I've been curious about for a while, and there's little public or explicit information about it. It's obvious that some journals are considered very prestigious and other journals ...
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Are translation journals still a thing?

In the second half of the 20th century there were a large number of English-language journals published in the West that carried only translations by Western academics of Russian-language articles. ...
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What is the reasoning behind the publication of poems in academic journals?

It came to my attention that some journals in the humanities started publishing poems written by academics. Here are two examples: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077800417736333 https:/...
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Fairness of assigning different reviewers for final decision on paper

I recently submitted a paper to a journal. My paper came back with a reject and resubmission allowed decision. When I resubmitted the paper it went to other reviewers. Under the journal's rules, this ...
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Can I submit an extended version of a conference paper or a journal, if a better algorithm exists?

We published a paper in a theoretical CS conference last year, and were hoping to submit it to a journal when we found out that our result was improved in a followup work. While it's clear that there ...
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How to “become familiar with the literature”, inter alia to find appropriate method to publish independent research?

This is a more basic question than, and not a duplicate of, this question. That question was answered, basically, with "become familiar with the literature in that field" and read that literature. So ...
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What do Q# rankings say about journals?

As you know there exists a journal ranking namely, Scimago Journals and Country Ranking. And we see Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 rankings. My question is that whether this ranking is a valid criteria of journal ...
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Is it possible to download nature as a magazine?

So , as i just want to skim over the latest articles in nature photonics , i was wondering if there is anyway to download all of the current issue as a single file , just as when one downloads ...
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Does journal access significantly influence choice in which journal to publish in? [closed]

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier this year following disputes on higher costs and reduced rights to a number of journals. My lab has published numerous papers in ...
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Are there journals that prevent authors from contacting reviewers?

This question stems from a comment to a recent question - "instructions for authors at some journal(s) stating that authors should not contact (potential) reviewers". I was wondering whether ...
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What % of publications should be in top quartile journals?

I've searched the forums but can't find anything specific to this question so I hope someone can help. Recently I've been told that I need to better strategise my publishing as I'm not publishing in ...
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Submission changed to a different status, but with the same explanation as the previous status

(this line is added later ) : The length of the paper is only 3 pages. Soon After Submission Article Status: Reviewing Your paper is being reviewed by the journal’s editors and you will be ...
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Editor reviews paper directly

Is it possible for an editor to review the paper directly without inviting another reviewer if the editor feels familiar with the content studied in the paper?
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A high quality contribution but an annoying error is present in my published article

I have recently published a journal article in the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IEEE TGRS). I can confirm that my contribution in the journal article is really of high quality ...
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Widening the Search-ability of a Journal's Articles

I manage a peer-reviewed and open-access publishing journal for academic research. At the moment, the articles are not viewable in google searches. If someone wants to access the articles, they must ...
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How can I quickly sort what is peer-reviewed and what isn't in a wide body of literature?

I have long list of literature to review that I have inserted in Excel (title, authors, year, journal, etc.). I would like to quickly sort out which journals are peer-reviewed and which aren't. I ...
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Being in “reviewer invited” state for a long time before changing to “under review” : Is this a bad sign

My paper was in "Reviewer invited" state for close to 7 months and recently changed to the status "Under Review". Why did it took 7 months for a reviewer/reviewers to accept to review, or find one who ...
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Transactions journal with impact 2.5 or IEEE internet of things journal with 9 [closed]

I have to choose between a transaction journal on Network science and engineering with impact factor ( 2.5) and IEEE internet of things journal with 9 impact. I know that people prefer transactions ...
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Submitting two articles to the same journal at the same time

I was wondering about the acceptability of submitting two papers to the same journal at the same time. (I see some similar questions here, but they don't quite address my particular situation.) My ...
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Contradiction on indexing between the journal and MJL

Parallel Computing journal, according to their website, indexed in SCI. However, master journal list (MJL) indicates that the journal is indexed in SCI expanded. Is it possible that the journal moved ...
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Springer special issue status

I submitted a paper to a special issue of a Springer journal. The notification was supposed to be few days ago. On that day, the current status became "review completed" and "Submissions with ...
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What is the industry standard for the level of technical detail when writing about machine learning for a paper in a science journal?

I am writing a paper which utilizes machine learning to guide clinical decisions regarding a certain disease. This paper will be submitted to some neonatology journals in the next couple months, but I ...
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In Mathematics, what is the standing of the journal Proc. AMS? [closed]

This is a question specific to mathematics. what is the status of the journal Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society (Proc. AMS)? It seems to be a generalist journal that only ...
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How can I ask author to send me his simulation result?

I am working on my research paper. I read a paper that is related to my works. But I cannot reproduce the results. The information provided in the paper is not sufficient for me. How can I ask him to ...
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Journal published a paper, ignoring my objections as a referee

A few months back I received a request from a reputed journal to review an article. The article was in a fast-track mode because of its assumed importance. I did review it, and found that it makes ...
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Submitting an extension paper of a paper that is currently in review for a considerable amount of time?

I have a paper under review for over 6 months now. Recently I have done some more work which is an extension of paper under review and wrote it as a new paper. As there is dependency on the paper ...
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How do people claim precedence with their unpublished scientific theories?

Say for example a physicist (person A) came up with a theory and sent it to a journal. But it was rejected. (As an example, maybe person A came up with the idea for the Higgs particle). Then 10 years ...
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Does Web of Sciences indexation implies a JCR impact factor for a journal?

Does an indexation of a journal to the Web of Sciences means that it must have a JCR impact factor? JCR = Journal Citation Report
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How to find out the average duration of the peer-review process for a given journal?

I have a mathematics paper ready for publishing, but I can't decide to which journal should I publish it. The main thing based on which I want to publish the paper to a specific journal is its short ...