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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 do you find most difficult about reading journal articles? [closed]

What do you find most difficult about reading journal articles
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For Physics researcher, what is your personal journal ranking? [closed]

Researchers publish most of their work on journals. While a research work should never be judged by where it get published, some journals are, of course, more influential and selective than the others(...
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Do peer-reviewers ignore details in complicated mathematical computations and theorems?

Upon reading many papers in my field, which is Mathematics. I have come across many complicated theorems and proofs in which long overwhelming computations have been done. While paying attention to ...
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I can not submit my paper again because the previous journal is not confirming the withdrawal request

I am in a desperate situation. Nine months ago, I submitted a manuscript to journal. In the first five months, the manuscript remained with the editor without being sent for a review. During that time,...
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New Journals on Springer Nature?

Springer Nature contains a large number of journals. It seems that the entry and the exit (or the archiving) of journals are dynamic. How can I know about the recently added or new journals added to ...
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Is it acceptable to use non-English references in a paper? [duplicate]

I have a paper extracted from my thesis. Since English is not my first language, a few of references are non-English. I have also designed a model based on those non-English references. Now, I want to ...
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Is MDPI a reputable publisher? [duplicate]

I have received an invite from MDPI to guest edit a special issue journal. I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts on how reputable they are? This question has been asked on this forum before but ...
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How did journal editors find peer reviewers before the internet?

How did journal editors find peer reviewers before the internet? I personally find Google (& Web of Science and similar internet resources) such an invaluable tool that I can't imagine how editors ...
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Correspondence piece in Nature

I recently had an opportunity to publish a "correspondence piece" in Nature journal. The piece is still under development. I just wanted to ask, if publishing a piece in Nature journal is ...
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My co authors backed out after paper acceptance, how to proceed

My paper was accepted in an open access journal, I am the corresponding author, but soon after acceptance my co-authors refused to pay their part of the article processing charges (APC) and sent me ...
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Can published papers from non-international journals decrease the level of a CV?

Consider a PhD candidate that still does not have publications in international journals but has some papers in local journals (peer reviewed but non-listed in international rankings) from their ...
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Is it normal for a revised submission, which is reviewed by the same reviewers, to take a longer review-time than the initial submission? [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. Five months after the initial submission, I have received the decision, which was a major revision. After submitting the revised manuscript three weeks ...
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Where can I find the editors of Machine Learning conferences proceedings?

I am in the process of publishing an article in a journal. The editorial team is asking me to add editors to many references coming from the proceedings of conferences such as AISTATS, MICCAI, ICLR, ...
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Can I use the same words in my manuscript in writing my accessible summaries?

I am drafting an accessible summary for my article almost ready to be published in a top-tier peer-review journal. I wonder if I can directly use what is in my article without the concern of self-...
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Where can I find the double-blind math journals? [closed]

At the moment, I am aware the American Mathematical Monthly and Mathematics Magazine (from several years) and Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society (from one year, approximately) are using ...
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Is there a difference in "quality" between a paper published in a special issue and one in a regular issue?

A journal is issuing a new issue which is related to my research area. I was planning on submitting my paper to this issue, but my advisor told me instead to submit the paper in a regular issue, due ...
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Are there examples of journals with an explicit policy on GPT-3 and equivalent language models?

In the question Is it OK to use GPT-3+ to rewrite your own paper to have better English? @gerrit mentions that: Check the rules of the journal. Chances are they allow automated spelling, grammar, and ...
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On scientific questions and proofs [closed]

For what purposes do scientists make questions and prove them? What questions are allowed in sciences? If a person proves a question and they want to publish it, what are the criteria for the ...
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How to handle a 7 days time limit for major revisions over Christmas?

I am in an uncomfortable situation: Last week, shortly prior to Christmas, I submitted my (me as first-author) manuscript. The journal replied on Dec 23rd, saying that the manuscript needs major ...
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Can I post my article publicly on researchgate?

My article which was just published in the subscription model by a Springer journal, yet it was made freely available by the publisher in the journal website. However, on Researchgate, no public file ...
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What would be right course of actions to get both — publication and admission?

I'm in a situation that I've never faced before: I believe that I've found the solution to a classical mathematical problem and would like to get the solution published in a reputed journal. The ...
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The name on my article doesn't match my national ID name, and it has already gone into production [duplicate]

I have submitted an article to the International Journal of Surgery, and it has gone into production. Just as I was signing the licensing agreement, it caught my eye that the name I had put in as the ...
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Number of pages for journals?

I am aiming to publish my masters thesis in psychology and found some journals fitting my topic. Is there a recommended number of pages for the parts introductions, methods, results, discussion and ...
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Why aren't systematic reviews present in electrical engineering journals?

I am an electrical engineering PhD student (computational electromagnetics) and recently I learned about systematics reviews, which seem to be the norm in the health sciences. I tried to search for ...
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Is it better for a PhD student not to publish than to publish in non-Q1 journals (as I've been advised)?

I've completed 2 years of my PhD and now have a few ideas which I would really like to work on and publish, but though they are novel, their scope is quite limited (i.e. they aren't ground-breaking). ...
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Is it normal to reject a peer-reviewed paper and then reject it after accepting it without specifying the exact reasons?

It seems that a paper has been peer-reviewed and then rejected again, which is weird: An "independent, internal review" had "identified a number of issues with the peer-review and ...
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Is there any other chance for looking to the paper after rejection?

I got a rejection after minor revisions although I handled all requirements. I got comments from two reviewers: Reviewer #1: Good work. Like the paper. Reviewer #2: I like these kinds of quantitative ...
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What should I do when the review process takes longer than expected? [duplicate]

First case: my paper got minor revisions and is "under review" since 27/10. Is it normal to take all this time for minor revisions? Can I ask the editor to remind the reviewers or can I ask ...
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Can I mention that the article is extremely short in a query to the editor?

Every advice on query letters to editors on the status of a manuscript after months of silence says not to sound demanding, impatient, not to give the editor motive for disliking you, etc. I’ve got a ...
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Back Date publication [closed]

I finished a research paper 2 years ago, and it was related to the covid pandemic. I didn't try to publish it because my father passed away and I stopped research work for a long time. Is it possible ...
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Is it normal that an editor keep the paper for more than six months without sending the paper out for full refereeing

I submitted a paper to a journal X of maths which is one of the best journals in a field Y. After more than six months I sent the handling editor a polite reminder email, in which I requested to ...
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Is there any difference between an extended version of a conference paper submitted to a journal and a brand new paper?

If I extend my paper accepted by the conference and submit it to a new journal. This journal also agrees to accept extended versions of conference papers. https://www.computer.org/digital-library/...
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How long does it take for a manuscript to get accepted in the International Journal of Surgery? [closed]

I sent my short communication almost a month back, but have still not received a response. There's a high chance it might get rejected, and my colleagues are asking me to submit it to another journal. ...
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Asking Editor to remind reviewer about my paper

I have a paper in submission and only managed to revise it after more than 8 months when I emailed the editor a reminder about my paper. I have re-submitted my paper about a month ago but from the ...
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Who should I message for the status of a paper?

I need to check the status of my paper. Should I message the Editor-in-Chief or the Journals Editorial Office (JEO)? While Editor-in-Chief who sent to me the comments of the reviewers. Will it be a ...
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Publishing a paper as an independent researcher, without funds

I have written a small paper that I have written in the field of computer science. I've had several people read it, and one recommended that it's of enough quality they think I should be able to ...
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what does means Paper status: Finished? [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a journal. After 6 mounth with status: under review, yesterday the status changed to "paper status: Finished". I don't understand what does means by this?
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Difference between "Accept" and "Final Decision Accept"

We have submitted a manuscript to a reputable BMC journal. A few days ago, we received a mail stating that our article was accepted. In the Editorial Manager software, it says " accept " ...
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The date that the final manuscript is due is in a few weeks. Should I get response now about if my paper was accepted or not?

I submitted my paper on 1 July for the issue with these dates: deadline for submitting 31/7 final manuscript due 15/11 I got a change in the date at "9/9 under review" then "28/9 with ...
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Springer journal status from "Editor Invited" to "Editor Assignment Pending" [duplicate]

The status for a paper that I have submitted to a Springer journal was "Editor Invited". Now it is "Editor Assignment Pending". What does it mean really? It means that the invited ...
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Reject bad copy edits after acceptance?

I have an accepted paper (yay) going through copy-editing at the journal, and several changes suggested by the editor I disagree with: joined two barely related sentences with a semicolon in the ...
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Who is supposed to message in this situation? [duplicate]

I need to inquire about the expected date for the final decision as I sent the minor revisions since one month . should I message Editor-in-Chief or Journals Editorial Office (JEO). what is the time ...
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Withdrawing a manuscript after reviews - acknowledging reviewers in new submission

My coauthors and I have submitted a paper to a fairly prestigious journal. We have received favorable reviews and were in the process of incorporating the reviewer's suggestions into the final ...
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what should i do in this situation , please? [duplicate]

I got minor revisions for my paper and sent it by 20/9 , in 23/9 I got change in the status to be "with the editor" then I got change in the date in 5/10 and the status is "with the ...
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How do Journals find reviewers and their contact information?

I recently received an email asking to review for a reputable journal (I recognize the journal, and the person listed as Associate Editor is listed as an associate editor on the journal's editorial ...
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I want to cite a theorem from a book written by influential scientists. However the theorem is not proven in the book. Should I add a proof of my own?

I want to cite a theorem from a book written by two computer scientist that I consider to be influential and renowned. If you want the specifics, I want to cite Theorem 11.8 from the book ...
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Extra Charge per page increased after publication

My paper was accepted and published online in a reputed journal who has extra charge per page quoted as Rs.X /per page. I knew that page will exceed and I'll have to pay 5 * X as I can afford it. ...
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Why are there dollar amounts listed near the copyright information for journal articles?

Specifically I am looking at this paper, but I've seen these in other papers too. At the bottom of the first page, it has some metadata and copyright information: © 2019 Copyright held by the owner/...
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Is it possible to re-submit the manuscript again without being restricted to a specific time?

My manuscript was submitted to a reputable magazine. During the revision process, I revised the manuscript again. When the reviewers finished making changes, the comments I received matched the ones I ...
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Is it okay to send a mail to journal's editor for the review's status after four months of submission? [duplicate]

I am a middle-year Ph.d. student in mathematics. I submitted my first paper to a peer-reviewed journal exactly four months ago. For your information, it is a subject journal, not a general math ...
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