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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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How to choose very good journals in mathematics

I am a junior researcher working in Mathematics. My manuscript was accepted into the Journal of Statistical Physics, where I am the sole author. When I submitted the paper, I considered it a very good ...
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The rise of LIDSEN Publishing Inc. - how serious is that publisher?

LIDSEN Publishing Inc. is a relatively new publisher that came to my attention a while ago. Their practices (e.g. sending multiple emails per day asking for submissions / special issues / reviews) is ...
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Will submitting an overly long article decrease my chance of acceptance? [closed]

After several months of work, I have almost finished a paper about an alternative axiomatization of quantum mechanics. The work is linked to the quantum reconstruction program. The problem is that the ...
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Is it worth regularly publishing in unknown business & management journals?

I notice some business & management full professors regularly publish in unknown or low rank journals. Yet I have previously been advised to be very careful where I publish. Is there value in the '...
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What happens if two reviewers have incompatible recommendations for a paper?

I submitted a paper to an IOP journal (classical and quantum gravity) two or three months back and two reviewers were assigned. One of them was ok with the paper and recommended it for publication but ...
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Is the approval of a co-author required after submitting a paper to a journal?

After submitting a paper to a journal, usually an email is sent to the corresponding author and the co-authors, wherein it demands the approve of them for their contributions to the paper. If the ...
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Publishing parts of my thesis under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License in journals

I am about to electronically "publish" my PhD thesis under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Some chapters will eventually be published in journals, and I am wondering if that type ...
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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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Can I post my article to an e-print archive (like arXiv) before submitting to an APS online journal?

I have read in some discussion forum that it should be safe, but I did not find any statement about this on the APS site. If the answer is yes, does this rule apply for any e-print archive, other than ...
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Requesting multiple extension for manuscript revision and decision

We have received a major revision for a paper for an Elsevier journal at the end of April this year and initially got the deadline on May 25th. Due to tight marking deadlines and international travel ...
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

I am considering developing a new journal, with an innovative publishing method, and would love to hear some insights. The main concept is to change the review process. I would like to have a extra ...
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Why are mega journals so popular?

I would like to ask why mega journals (large journals designed to be much larger than a traditional journal and with a very broad audience, e.g. Scientific Reports, PlosOne, BMJ Open, Heliyon, ... to ...
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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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About Plagiarism checking for two academic paper which have been published on conference and journal

A friend and I have published one journal paper and one conference paper on the same topic. As I have seen we have made a some mistake in not adding the desired changes to the journal version of that ...
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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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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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Should I list my work as a frequent journal reviewer as a volunteer work in LinkedIn?

I am a frequent reviewer for a particular (computer science) journal, and I wonder if the review work I do counts as a "volunteer" work? I do already list this work in my CV under (PROFESSIONAL ...
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Disadvantage of having only accepted papers but no published papers while applying for a postdoc position

Is there any disadvantage of having only accepted papers but no published papers while applying for a postdoc position? All my papers are in arxiv, where the names of journals where my papers will ...
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Writing abstract

I want to submit an abstract for a call for papers for a good journal in my field. I don't have the paper ready yet, but I have a vague idea for a paper that I would like to propose to the journal ...
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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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Does a Conference Issue of a journal count the same as a journal paper in economics?

I had a working paper accepted for the Royal Economic Society which entitles people who are accepted to submit their paper for consideration for a special "Conference Issue" of the Economic Journal. ...
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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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License selection when submitting a paper and uploading it to arxiv at the same time

I am a PhD candidate and I'm going to submit a paper to a journal (let's say to one of top-10 journals related to my topic) and at the same time I'd like to upload that paper to arxiv. I know that ...
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How to get the published version of my own article?

My article has been published in "Sensor Letters" journal in September 2016. But, we have not yet received the published version of the article. Since that time, we have sent several emails to the ...
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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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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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Why do some journals want figures at the end?

This is one question that probably has an archaic answer. I recently reviewed a paper for a journal that stuck all the figures at the end (with placeholders in-text). Where I publish, we typically ...
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Is it normal that the editor says "the referee report is for editor's eye only so I cannot share it with you"?

I recently receive an editorial letter that is unwilling to share referee reports. The letter explicitly mentions the existence of such report but the editor don't want to send it to me. Is not ...
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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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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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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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Is the Octogon Mathematical Magazine still accepting paper submissions?

Is the Octogon Mathematical Magazine still accepting paper submissions? The latest contents in the Archive section is Volume 20. No. 1 April, 2012, though I am not particularly sure if this website ...
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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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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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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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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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Which license should be chosen in arXiv for a paper to be published in IEEE TPDS?

I would like to know what license needs to be chosen in arXiv for a paper that is to be sent to an IEEE journal, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). Arxiv licenses: non-...
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I have a written original research (Genetics) from my PhD. My thesis advisor has since retired and my lab has closed (in 2016). How do I publish this?

I have a well-written original article that has yet to be published. I had it drafted (manuscript for submission) along with my Ph.D. thesis and since my lab had closed and my thesis advisor retired, ...
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How to select a journal at the intersection of two domains?

My professor has asked me to select a journal to publish the paper I have been working on, which focuses on analysing the performance of NNs, SVMs etc. on existing datasets in the Network Security ...
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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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A journal with higher IF but general scope, or a journal with less IF but specialized scope? [duplicate]

Which one is more valuable to send a paper (in computer science? A journal with a general scope of computer science from Elsevier, with impact factor of around 8. H index around 140. A journal with a ...
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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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Letter for journal's editor about the importance of the paper under review

I have sent one of the Ph.D. (2019) chapters to a journal two months ago. Today, I found a preprint (Feb 2021) of one of the strongest key authors of my field. Her preprint talking about a similar ...
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Where to check free of charge the impact factors of all journals

Where can one check free of charge the impact factors of all journals? jcr.clarivate.com seems to be one but it's not open to those with no subscription. Many other sources only show other metrics but ...
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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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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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Is a request to publish an article in Research Features a scam?

I regularly receive emails from Open Access predatory journals or conferences asking me to publish an article or attend some kind of conference somewhere. Usually, those emails are easy to identify. ...

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