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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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How are journals evaluated? [on hold]

How are journals evaluated? A researcher is evaluated on the basis of his/her publications. If a researcher has good publications in his/her PhD he/she is offered a Post-Doc position and eventually a ...
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What to do if you spot error after it has been sent for publication? [duplicate]

My article has been sent for publication. I have also given the consent to publish my article to the journal. The status of my article is showing “Article in Press”. It has also been given a DOI ...
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What to do if I notice an error in a manuscript which is accepted for publication [duplicate]

My manuscript has been accepted and the status of my manuscript is showing "Article in Press". Today as was going through it again,I found that there is a calculation error on my part in my ...
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How is the H-Index of a journal related to its grouping in SJR?

How is the H-Index of a journal related to its grouping in SJR? I was searching for journals for submitting my first manuscript. I came across this site https://www.scimagojr.com which very well ...
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How do faculty search committees evaluate candidates for faculty or post-doc positions?

How do faculty search committees evaluate candidates for faculty or post-doc positions? I am a PhD student I found that there is no fixed algorithm to judge a journal. But candidates publish in ...
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How to search for articles from a specific journal in Google Scholar when the journal name is a subset of other journal names (e.g., Science)?

A bit of an odd question, but I would like to search for a phrase in articles from Science (the journal). Yet I cannot do this on Google Scholar--if I specify in the advanced search that the source is ...
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Review time for IEEE transactions on image processing

Apologies if this is not in keeping with ASE, but I wondered if anyone knows? I have a paper I submitted nearly 5 months ago that is still in peer review. I'm not sure if this is an appropriate time ...
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Does anybody know why some journals have “Topical Collections”?

What does it mean "Topical collection" within a journal? Are the papers published under "Topical Collections" better promoted?
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How to evaluate the research level of a paper before any publication?

There are three differents cases when the research level of a paper must be evaluated before any publication: for author: to choose the most appropriate journal, for referee: to recommend ...
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How to become a peer-reviewer?

I am in an interesting situation, I have a masters degree in electrical engineering but have been working as a software engineer for about 10 years. I have a lot of interest in doing peer reviews and ...
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Should I push for my paper to be published as an undergraduate?

I've been doing a research attachment as an undergraduate in a malaria culture lab and my project involves the screening and hit prioritisation of anti-cancer drugs for repurposing use against malaria....
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How should I state my peer review experience in the CV?

I've been invited to review manuscripts for two journals in my field frequently. I noticed in the first couple of cases my supervisor was the associate editor which has selected me in the process, but ...
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Can I compare my research work with another work published many years ago?

In scientific research and publishing (as I have been told ), one should compare his work with previous published works. I am intended to compare my results (working on now in 2019) to another ...
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Will publishing in the new Graduate Journal of Mathematics hurt one's chances of landing in academia? [closed]

The Graduate Journal of Mathematics is a new refereed journal, started up in 2016, which particularly encourages grad student contributions, expository write-ups, lecture-note formats, or full papers. ...
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Can someone explain what is being said here in color publishing in the American Mathematical Monthly?

Under "Information for Authors" at the American Mathematical Monthly, there is this statement for color charges in publishing: Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no ...
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What does the typical workflow of a journal look like?

What steps does a manuscript typically go through from submission to publication (or rejection) in a typical journal? How are these steps referred to, in particular by editorial systems, and how long ...
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Is a request to publish an article in Research Features scam or a real thing?

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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Advice for a new journal editor

I was recently appointed to the editorial board of an academic math journal. I'm excited about this position, and I want to do the best job I can. I have no experience with the role however, other ...
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What makes papers publishable in top-tier journals?

What are some factors that enable some papers to be published in top-tier journals while others (apparently similar) cannot? For example, in the field of control theory, there are so many papers with ...
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How is the Journal for an annual Review Chosen

The review in question that got me thinking about this the The Review of Particle Physics by the Particle Data Group. It's a biannual review of all particle physics results and meant to be the central ...
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Volume 00, issue 0

I have met this in a few articles already: the volume and issue number of the Journal are 00(0). What does it mean? How should I use it in my reference list?
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Retractions in mathematical journals

The number of retractions in some scientific fields like medicine, life and material related science seems rising in the past years. However, retractions in mathematics seem rare because of its ...
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Publishing research using outdated methods

I'm currently an Economics MA student doing a referee report on a paper that employs a dated empirical method. This particular method was originally created in 1980 but then improved upon in 1998 by ...
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How do I get published in Nature or Science?

I'm a fairly new chemical engineering graduate student. I've been doing research for one semester so far (in molecular dynamics) and in the process have learned about journals and "impact factor" (a ...
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Are literature reviews necessary for journal articles?

A journal states that literature reviews should be 5000-8000 words, but mine is 10k. Should I omit the literature review and only state the problem?
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Are some typos permissible if submitting a manuscript for potential publication?

As the title states are some typos expected if submitting a manuscript for potential publication? I recently submitted an article to a journal and after re-reading it just now (2 weeks later) realized ...
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How to find publications from a particular institution in a journal?

Suppose now I am interested in University A and a Journal B. I want to know how many people from University A published a paper in Journal B, and what are these papers. How to do this?
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accepting and online first publish date [duplicate]

Is there any difference between accepting date and First Online date? For example in the journal Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series , I see this Received, Revised, First Online 03 ...
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Difference between a letter/short article and a full length article?

After 3 weeks from submission, I recieved the below email from the editor in chief of an applied math journal, asking whether I would consider changing my manuscript from full length article to a ...
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What is the meaning of the terms “bimonthly”, “semimonthly” and “quarterly”?

I don't understand the following terms in a journal where I am going to publish. This is in reference to this series of journals. What is the meaning of the terms bimonthly, semimonthly and ...
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Issues frequency in Volume of the journal

My doubt is about the number of issues per Volume in a journal and also please let me know about the number of issues of a journal correlates to its indexing frequency in databases. it would be very ...
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I was given to review a journal paper that overlaps with a submitted paper of ours [duplicate]

I was recently given to review a journal paper that significantly overlaps with a work that we recently submitted to a conference (about half of the contributions are the same). Any advice on what to ...
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Misleading statement on duration of review process and withdrawal of under-review article

We submitted an article to a SCI Elsevier journal. The Elsevier website has clearly mentioned that submission to first decision takes 4.5 weeks, submission to final decision takes 4.7 weeks and ...
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Withdraw my published paper from open access journal [closed]

Because the journal is not recognized by UGC. Kindly please suggest how to withdraw my paper in an open access journal.
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Publishing paper after graduation without advisor's name

I recently submitted a paper derived from my masters thesis to a journal. Before submission, I sent an email to my masters adviser but did not get any reply. I guess he might have forgotten my name or ...
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Reviews are in but incomplete. Is it preferable to send manuscript for revision, or wait till complete?

Let's say I'm handling a paper which has been reviewed, but the reviews are incomplete. For example: The journal needs N reviews as a policy and I only have N-1 reviews. The journal needs at least ...
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Has a journal ever switched between being a predatory journal and a reputable one?

There are a lot of questions here on what predatory journals are, and how to tell if a journal is one or not. Are there known cases where a journal has "switched" camps, or where substantial evidence ...
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Why would the editor in chief add a new reviewer after the first round of revision?

I have a manuscript submitted in a journal, and there is a newly-added reviewer after the first round of revision, which is surprising for me. The three other reviewers remain the same in the second ...
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Where to search for conferences and workshops in computer science? [closed]

I'm a master student in computer science. I'm still working on my thesis and probably I will publish a paper, however I really have no idea where to look for workshops and conferences. I often hear my ...
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How can I force a journal to withdraw a paper?

I submitted a research paper to a reputed journal (open access). Later, after getting the first reviews, most of the authors are refusing to pay the publication fees even though we all previously ...
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The name of academic journals that ask for money to review or publish papers?

In academic life you need to publish papers. Some journals publish papers merely based on peer review; they don't ask for money. For some other journals, you have to pay certain amount of money for ...
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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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Should I reply to Editor of a journal after acceptance?

One of my papers got accepted yesterday. We had received conflicting opinions from the reviewers even after three rounds of revisions. We also had written a rebuttal directly to the Editor in response ...
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How to search for upcoming conferences for Hardware Architecture? [closed]

How to find upcoming conferences in a specific field? I can get some references from answers to this question. I had already tried WikiCFP but it deosn't have the option to filter CFP's according to ...
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Resubmitting a Paper to a Mathematics Journal After Questionable Rejection

Summary I have recently submitted a paper to a fairly prestigious journal in my subfield of mathematics, along with a co-author. I am a junior author, but my co-author is well-established. It's not ...
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Why won't good journals retract papers that were proven wrong?

I saw some research papers still present in good and reputed journals even though they were proven wrong by other papers. The subject is cryptography. If a paper is proven wrong, it does not ...
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submission review is taking too long

I have submitted an article for a journal in which it was stated that the review time was from 80 to 120 days, that is approximately 4 months at most. The submission of my article was approximately 13 ...
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How to effectively locate older studies and papers?

Finding studies referenced in books can be nearly impossible. I was struggling very much to find the original paper by Liebmann (1927) on the, well, Liebmann effect. Is there a better method to look ...
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Elsevier journal finder

I am looking for proper journals to publish my paper. I took a look at journals of references I used in my paper. Since the scope of my paper is the same as those references, I thought I should also ...
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Are not published workshop papers considered in similarity check for an extended journal paper?

I am going to submit my journal paper in 2 weeks. Besides, there is a workshop whose deadline is in a couple of days. I am going to submit a brief version of my potential journal paper (12 pages) in ...