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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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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Journal that rejected paper to disclose identity of referee to the next journal?

I've just had a paper rejected by a certain math journal -- nothing new so far, but the journal made a (rather unusual?) offer in the rejection email, and I'm not sure what to make of it. They said ...
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Are journals allowed to publish papers without a final approval from a reviewer?

Is it true that in most peer-reviewed journals the editorial office can decide to publish a paper without at least one reviewer approving some version to be published as is? I am asking whether they ...
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Could putting a manuscript onto arXiv affect the probability of a journal accepting it (even if the journal explicitly allows pre-prints)?

I am wondering if anyone knows, thinks or has measured whether putting a paper on arXiv before submitting to a journal has any impact on the paper reviewing process and on it being accepted or ...
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Submission to OA journals when you can't pay the fees

As a person from a developing country, we (most of the times) do not have funding to pay for publishing papers. As more and more journals in the field (neuroimaging) become open-access, I find myself ...
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Is it acceptable to directly email the Editor-in-Chief if the editorial staff are not responding?

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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Can scientific research be accepted with grammatical errors?

I am an Arab, and I am not fluent in English, not even my mother tongue, and I am sure that my scientific research will have many serious linguistic errors. Can the magazine accept the research or ask ...
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What is the difference between 'declarations of interest' and 'disclosure statement'

In a journal application, there are two fields need to be filled but I can not tell what is the difference between the two: Declarations of interest Disclosure statement Is there anyone of them where ...
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What to do if the article is rejected due to misunderstanding [duplicate]

I had my paper returned from several journals saying that it does not match their subjects areas, no reviewer agreed to review it etc. even though I had checked properly regarding the subject scope of ...
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Can I submit the next paper before a previous base paper gets published?

I wanted to publish an algorithm in a journal and submitted the paper to be published within the next 6-months. Meanwhile, before the publication of the submitted paper, I optimized the algorithm. Can ...
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How do you write an acknowledgement section without having anything to acknowledge?

If a journal requires an acknowledgement section, but you have nothing to acknowledge, how is this put best? "The authors have nothing to acknowledge."? This sounds a bit arrogant to me. The ...
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Reply to desk rejection? [closed]

I recently got a desk rejection for a paper submitted to a journal. It was about as generic as a desk rejection form response can get: an "outside the scope of this journal" response; no ...
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Is there difference in the target audience addressed via a conference paper and via a journal paper in field of Computer Science?

As per my understanding in both scenarios we write our research addressing the research community. Yet at what point we decide to write a conference paper or a journal paper? Is it via looking at the ...
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Is it true that a conference paper is considered more valueable than a journal paper in the field of Computer Science? If so why is it so? [duplicate]

I have heard that journal papers are more valuable than conference papers generally in other fields. Yet I read that in Computer Science field that conference papers are more valuable. Hence I want ...
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Is it possible to publish scientific research without deep and scientific terms that are very accurate?

I am a very beginner and I want to publish my first research in theoretical physics. I do not yet have the terminology of experts in this field. Is it possible to accept a research in physics without ...
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Editor Declined Invitation is a bad thing?

I recently submitted an article to an Elsevier journal and under the current status, it says: "Editor Declined Invitation". What does this mean? Will this result in a rejection or is there ...
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Do scientific journals accept non-specialized research?

I have a new idea in physics and I used simple equations that I learned in high school and YouTube. Can journals accept scientific research with clear information and its owner is not a specialist in ...
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What is an impact score? Is it different from an impact factor?

This journal has an impact score and impact factor: Impact Score 5.94 Impact Factor 6.714 (2019) The journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in ...
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How can a new researcher judge the veracity of a paper's methodology and results?

I've been wanting to do some research on some quite controversial topics for a while now to stay educated on the common talking points of today, but every time I want to look at a research paper, I ...
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How long should I wait for review of minor revision? [duplicate]

I received an email form AE that "your manuscript will be accepted under the condition that revisions are made". Two of the reviewer's comments were not seriuos, suggesting minor revision ...
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Is it normal that a managing editor handles a paper instead of an associate editor?

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal. The status changed in 2 days from Editor Invited to under review and I got an email saying that "your paper will be handled by X (editor's name)&...
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What are the potential pitfalls of using non-Greek/non-European characters as symbol in scientific writing?

So I am in a dilemma in that a recent publication literally has used up every (legible) character on this page. We have checked thoroughly and every single character is necessary and this many ...
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Why do top conferences/journals between different research fields sometimes have a large difference in h5-index?

Example: the top conferences/journals for computer vision have an h5-index almost twice higher than the top conferences/journals for natural language processing: https://scholar.google.com/citations?...
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What happens to rejected papers?

I am a Masters student in math and thus new to academia and publishing in general. I am a coauthor on a number of recently submitted papers and had the (somewhat intrusive) thought, what happens to ...
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About Plagiarism checking for two academic paper which have been published on conference and journal

I and my friend have had one paper via a journal(link) and conference (link), so as i have seen we have some mistake in not adding the desired change on the journal version of that paper based of the ...
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Too long review process due to editor: withdraw and re-upload?

I have submitted my paper to Elsevier journal, got confirmation, ID and status: under review. As months passed by, I have written several emails to: editorial manager, editor-in-chief and handling ...
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Meaning of “ADM: not assigned, Under Review” for IEEE Access

I submitted a paper to IEEE Access (at the website : https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-access) This is a re-submission revised according to reviews (all were accept with minor edits). On the ...
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Submission status changed to “submitted” after “awaiting reviewer scores” [duplicate]

I submitted my article to a SAGE journal roughly six weeks ago. The status of the submission was "awaiting reviewer scores" for four weeks and few days ago it changed to "submitted"...
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Journal articles — Is it okay to break down the introduction in subsections?

I am writing an article for publication in a journal, and I couldn't find the answer here on Stack Exchange or in the journal guidelines. The field in question is electrical engineering. As I'm ...
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Can I submit a paper that I uploaded Academia.edu to a journal?

Will journals accept a paper that I have already put up on Academia.edu? It has more than 800 views and has been cited more than 10 times. Does uploading my paper on an open source website nullify my ...
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“A revised version of this preprint was accepted” Meaning?

I would like to know what does "a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal ESD." mean? Does it mean that there is 100 percent chance that the revised version of this ...
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How to approach an academic journal [closed]

To begin with, suppose I want to get up-to-date with the content of Journal of Financial Economics. The specific journal has published several volumes in the period 1974-2020. So far, I 've ...
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Where can one find old journals/papers/articles

So this question is heavily related to the questions here and here. Specifically I would like to know if any academics out there (especially in the fields of Maths, Physics, and Engineering) know of ...
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Disagreement with advisor regarding journal choice

I have currently a disagreement with my advisor regarding the journal we should send our paper. My advisor wants to send it to a very specialized journal with low impact factor, and to add a lot of ...
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Advice needed – I can't reach my collaborator, but there's a short deadline for revising our journal article submission

My collaborator and I submitted an article to a special issue of a journal. He did most of the writing of the article, while I did the technical work such as running simulations, generating plots, and ...
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How does publication of a society journal by a for-profit publisher work?

I have observed that, sometimes, non-profit academic societies have journals. Usually, the journal is published by the society, or by a partnership between societies. But sometimes, the society's ...
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Can I include new experiment results in a Camera Ready submission?

I have a paper accepted at a X conference. I have been working on changes for the camera ready version. I have some results from experiments that I ran after the paper's initial submission. Questions: ...
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What does it mean when a journal is asking for declarations?

I want to submit my first paper as a Ph.D. student to this journal and in the guidelines section, the journal ask for a declarations section to be included in the paper. I don't know how this section ...
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Is it common practice for book reviews editors to be excluded from chief editor(s) meetings?

I'm a book reviews editor (volunteer role) for a newly established journal (running just for the last couple of years). The journal has a couple of chief editors, myself as the book reviews editor, ...
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When siblings contribute to a research paper, do they need to declare their relationship in the competing interest form?

Siblings contributed to a research paper. The publisher asks to fill no competing interest form. Citing the journal in question, it contains the following check box: ☐ The authors declare that they ...
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Can I opt for traditional manuscript submission instead of open access in a journal that offers open access?

I am a Ph.D. student and I wrote my first paper. The term open access is a new concept for me. I already watched YouTube videos about the subject, so I now understand that you have to pay a fee to the ...
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Why do math journals' aim and scope provide so little information?

When one encounters a journal one does not know, one way to obtain some information about it is via the journal's "aim and scope" in the journal web site. However, I noticed that for many ...
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Would using 'they/them' in publication biographies stand out?

Some journals require authors to submit a photograph and a short biography to go along with the publication. The question I have is: Would it strike you as weird if said biography had a gender neutral ...
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How to deal with journals requesting incomplete / incorrect attribution for images taken from other sources?

I recently submitted an article containing several images from other publications. I made sure to give the appropriate attribution both for open access images (including stating e.g. CC BY 4.0), as ...
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How to formulate a REVIEW paper in true sense? [closed]

Many thanks in advance for taking time to read this question. Recently, as a group of students, we reviewed a certain topic in Machine Learning. The supervisor asked us to prepare a survey paper on ...
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If my papers are always accepted, should I submit future papers to journals more diffficult to get published in?

I have written several papers, all of them got accepted (by different journals) with only minor (or even very minor) revisions. Naturally, I am happy about having my research published, especially ...
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Should you email a journal after 3 weeks kindly asking why a manuscript hasn't been sent for review, or is this too soon? [duplicate]

Am I simply being impatient? It's a computer science/biomedical journal. Don't want to seem pushy, yet it seems like it shouldn't take 3 weeks to see if a manuscript is within scope and decide whether ...
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Is it possible to resubmit a manuscript to the same journal by a different author?

I received a response from the editor in chief saying that he cannot recommend my manuscript for publication. But he encourages me to address all the 4 reviewers' comments and resubmit a substantial ...
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Converting URL to DOI

I'm currently trying to get published journal information (author, title, date published etc) automatically from webpages. I'm trying to avoid scraping since this is against most publishers ToS. The ...

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