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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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Which license to choose for article publication?

My editor is giving me the option to choose between: The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) The Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 ...
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Reasons to publish in a “Letters” journal?

I am a researcher in computer science. I have seen few research papers in a journal called Information Processing Letters, which seems to cover a very broad subject area. I am not getting what ...
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Introduction to how journals and other research publications work? [on hold]

I need a comprehensive introduction to how research journals work and conferences relevant to the point of view of a student, and as a researcher. Although I have read many research papers, I think I ...
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How do SJR and Web of Science journal rankings and quartiles differ?

I want to know about how journal quartiles (i.e., Q1 to Q4) calculations differ. Web of Science (WoS) uses Journal Impact Factor Quartile the journal’s rank in category (X) is based on where the ...
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Does it makes sense to publish new math whose primary significance is its applicability to another field?

I have come up with a new mathematical method that has applications in a field outside mathematics. I have described the mathematics of it, and proved relevant theorems to show how it works. The sole ...
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Reviewer comments are in complete contrast about research article

Recently my research article has been reviewed after first round of revision and has been sent back to me by editor. In addition, editor has written in a very clear manner that a thorough response and ...
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How to interpret this rejection email from Journal of American Math Society? Anything to read between the lines?

I had submitted a paper manuscript to JAMS (J. of Amer. Math Soc) and recieved the following email 2 months after the submission. Can you help me interpret this email, as to what the situation is and ...
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Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
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Rights of authors who withdraw peer reviewed manuscript due to refusal to transfer copyright

Many (traditional) journals request copyright transfer upon acceptance. A group of librarians suggested that authors negotiate the copyright transfer and prepare to walk away if the journal insists ...
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Should I accept review requests from dubious journals?

I'm a graduate student with, so far, one published article in a peer-reviewed journal. Since the article came out, I've been receiving increasing amounts of "academic e-mail spam" from people wanting ...
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What does “Reviews Completed” status mean in Springer? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 5 months back. The status changed from Editor Assigned to Under Review and now it is showing "Reviews Completed" ...
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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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How relevant is it, if updates to a journal paper are not reflected on third party websites?

My friend published a paper. After few months he found some error present. He asked the journal editor for a correction, made the changes and replaced the old version with the new one. The old journal ...
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Can work documented within a manual be published in a journal?

I work on an actively developed collaborative project. The project is a simulation package. The model has various manuals and guides. These guides are non-peer reviewed collaborative documents self ...
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How to get the address of a journal's editorial department and use it in a cover letter

I am writing a cover letter for submitting a manuscript to Computers & Graphics (Elsevier) journal. I saw a template for a cover letter of a different journal (AJPS), which goes as: December 26,...
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Do academic journals check plagiarism against papers in student repositories?

I was recently checking one of my paper for similarity. However, TURNITIN checked the similarity against the papers present in student repository in its database. Surprisingly, the paper which matched ...
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Should an editor ask his own graduate (PhD) students to review papers in his journal?

If a professor is an editor of a journal, then should he ask his graduate students (PhD) to review articles? What do you think, good or bad on what points? Different from "Is it common to review ...
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What are the “acceptance rate” for journals in computer science?

While conferences seem to be the norm in the field, I am interested in the fraction of papers that are accepted to CS journals. It seems (to me) that due to the fact that unlike conferences journals ...
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How should I withdraw a paper from a predatory journal? [duplicate]

My Co-author made the mistake of sending a research article to a predatory publisher(OMICS), which got accepted after 2 months of review. On the same day of their acceptance email, we sent a ...
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Is there a more positive term for “desk rejection”?

I wish to ask a journal's editor if my manuscript will be "desk rejected" (for, if not, it will be peer-reviewed). He and I both know what that means, but I'd rather say it without prejudicing my ...
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issue with discontinued or missing journal

I published a couple of papers for the International Journal of Security and Its Applications which was run by a publisher called SERSC (Science and Engineering Research Support Society). The link in ...
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Should a graduate student accept random offer to be a reviewer for IEEE Transactions paper?

I have been asked by a well-established professor to review a regular paper submitted to IEEE Transactions, however, I am concerned as in the email, he titled me "Dr. Monkia" although I am still being ...
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Difference between special issues and regular ones

What the difference between special issues and regular ones from scientific journal publication point of view?
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Acknowledgment to a referee of a different journal who previously rejected an article

I received a referee report on one of my articles. The report is amazing and gives me wonderful directions to improve my work however he rejected the article. Now I rewrote the article considering his ...
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Cite a paper by DOI

I would like to cite a paper in the reference of my paper. However, the paper I want to cite is online published by a journal for the time being, and has not been assigned to an issue yet. If I cite ...
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No reviews after 7 months of paper submission

I have submitted a paper to IEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering (TKDE). Until now, it has been 7 months and the status of my paper is still "Under Review". It has stayed in the same ...
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does a database containing list of all journals and related meta-data exist? [closed]

Is there any database where I can find a list of all the journals and filter the database based on the Impact factor, publisher and category (Open access or commercial)?
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When asking for an extension to submit revisions, should I mention that I am no longer in academia?

I submitted a paper to a journal 6 months ago. I finally heard back from them now, and they would like revisions in 6 weeks; for another round of review. Since submitting that paper, I've submitted ...
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could a manuscript be under review even if AE not assigned?

There are three things written on journal home page. EIC, AE and ADM. EIC is assigned whereas AE and ADM are not assigned. The status is "Under review". In this situation, what I can expect i.e. Has ...
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Do all authors have the right to access LaTeX source code of the PDF manuscript uploaded to a journal's portal by the corresponding author?

I am a PhD student about to graduate (finished defense/Viva, pending final thesis corrections and final upload before conferral of degree). I am a co-author on a manuscript for a journal article. ...
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Prestige of publishing in special vs regular journal issue

Some journals bundle relevant papers on a currently hot topic into special issues. As far as I know, potential manuscripts must be specifically submitted for inclusion in special issues rather than ...
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Is it possible to ask the identity of a particular reviewer to oppose for future submission?

I am in an embarrassing situation. I have submitted my article three times, to three different journals, and always I get the same reviewer who copies and pastes the same reviews which actually make ...
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Is it better to publish a few papers in one journal, or one paper each in several (equally good) journals? [duplicate]

Suppose there are several journals with the same impact factor. Is it better to submit my papers to one of them or each time I finished a manuscript it is better to submit to an equally good journal ...
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Publishing several research papers in the same journal [duplicate]

In some cases a specific journal is one of the most important and relevant places for a research topic. So, is this normal and acceptable (for a pre-Ph.D. researcher) to have several papers published ...
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Does posting papers on Academia.edu count as publishing?

Does posting papers on websites such as Academia.edu or ResearchGate count as "publishing" for the sake of future journal submission? That is, if I have uploaded my paper to Academia.edu, can I later ...
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What is the chance of an 'invited manuscript submission' to be accepted?

I recently submitted a manuscript in a reliable journal in my field through 'invited manuscript' scheme. This is my first time to do such a thing since I mostly publish my paper on a regular ...
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Confusing article status for journals of American Mathematical Society: “reviewing” AND “being handled by an editor”

The web page of my article in the AMS editorial system for some three months says "Article status: Reviewing" and in the next line "Your paper is being handled by an editor". I find this confusing as ...
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How should I interpret “English is poor” review when I used a language check service before submission?

Recently I submitted a manuscript to an international journal. It was accepted with a minor revision, but I am worried about the reviewers’ comments. The first reviewer commented that the paper is ...
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What is the best approach to find Journal Special Issues with established deadlines [closed]

I proposed to one of my PhD students some work for a first paper. He needs a specific deadline or he will procrastinate forever. A deadline that is external, not for me. In the past I looked for ...
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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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Suggesting Reviewers: How to find institutional affiliations [duplicate]

Many journals recommend that authors suggest potential reviewers. They also often require the institutional affiliation to be listed. However, many researchers who have published in relevant, high-...
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Question regarding papers under review [duplicate]

After submitting a paper to a journal, the paper will be sent to a reviewer by editor in such a way the name of authors will be hidden for referee. In some cases in the list of references, sometimes ...
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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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The differences between AMS research journals

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has quite a few journals titled "(something) of the AMS". The research journals include: Journal of the AMS Proceedings of the AMS Transactions of the AMS ...
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How to handle unprofessional negative reviews from a journal? [duplicate]

My problem is similar to this this and this question, but still slightly different. I am facing the problem that my paper was rejected form a journal (with the option to resubmit to the same journal ...
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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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I got the same referee report from two different journals

My coauthor and I submitted our article for publication to one of the best journals in our field. After a long time of review, we got a rejection decision by the editor based on the referee report ...
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Does country of author influence the rejection of research paper

One of my faculty, during a lecture, told the following lines some good journals and conferences even consider the country of authors and sometimes they think that the research papers from a ...
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what is the impact factor of “npj Precision Oncology” [closed]

How can I know the most recent impact factor of "npj Precision Oncology" journal, as I do not seem to be able to find it online. Other related questions on StackExchange do not answer my question.
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Editorial perception/bias regarding preprints in bioinformatics

The quality of a journal manuscript submission being equal, does posting a preprint on arXiv or bioRxiv hurt your chances of publication in a journal? I'm asking about bioinformatics, for journals ...