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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choosing workshops/conferences to attend and publish research

I have been able to attend a few different conferences and workshops during my limited time being a masters and PhD student. Some to present my research and some just to watch presentations. I have ...
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Do npj and Nature-branded journals have the same reputation such that I can say I published “in a Nature journal” after publishing in npj?

In 2014, Nature collaborated with parters and launched npj, and they state "Nature Partner Journals adopt a modified set of Nature editorial standards". In fact, relatively high impact factors are ...
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Published paper containing well-known results

I recently found a paper published in an high-impact journal containing as a main contribution a result which is rather well-known among the people working in the field. (In fact, this result has been ...
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During copyediting, journal disagrees about spelling of paper's main topic

Let's suppose my paper is about icebergs. The paper is accepted to a quite well known journal on a broader topic. The copy editor has changed the word "iceberg" to "ice-berg" everywhere in the paper....
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What does “ADM” stand for on an article submission information page?

On the information page of my article submission, there's a column titled "ADM", listing the name of two persons that I can email. What does this stand for?
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What should I do, as my submitted paper is still under review after 1 year?

I'd just submitted a manuscript to Robotics & Autonomous Systems Journal on Mar. 1st, 2015. Right after 1 month, its status changed to Under Review. I just waited up to Jan. 2016 and send a letter ...
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Elsevier open-access fee waived for subscribers?

I have recently been comparing publishers regarding their policies on double dipping (charging an open-access fee for publishing in a hybrid journal and then charging again a subscription fee). Many ...
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What is the purpose of the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)?

I was searching for journals in my field and recently found this link, where I can find journals subjectwise and also journals listed for each topic in mathematics. Journals are already categorized ...
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Awaiting EIC Decision for more than 1 month

I have submitted a paper in a journal's special issue. In the first notification, I got a major revision. After submitting the revision it goes through (awaiting for reviewer selection -> awaiting for ...
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Manuscript submitted average time of its status [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal about 2 month ago but its status does not change and it still shows "Manuscript submitted". Shall I wait more or send a tracking email. Need to say, the journal ...
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Journals with fast response? [closed]

Are there any other impact factor journals for electrical, electronics, communication engineering (or multi-disciplinary) with a very fast response like mdpi journals? I know it is not wise to ask for ...
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What are the consequences of using Sci-Hub?

A student of mine has told me about Sci-Hub, where people can download copyrighted scholarly articles for free. I have cautioned him that it is illegal, but he challenged me asking me what would be ...
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What do camera ready figures mean nowadays?

A journal I am submitting to requires camera-ready figures. What does this term mean nowadays? Does it imply high resolution? My figures are in png format and have 96 dpi. Enlarging it can produce ...
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Central dot as decimal point in top journal

The Lancet, one of the top medical journals in the world, requires 'Type decimal points midline (ie, 23·4, not 23.4)'. Does anyone know why this is? As a mathematician, I'll always read 23·4 as 92. ...
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Does ScholarOne really force you to have multiple logins?

Why can't I have a single ScholarOne login for every journal I submit or review for? Is there some way to copy over the address, keywords & password for all my accounts so I don't have to waste ...
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Can an editor review manuscript without sending to reviewers?

I submitted my manuscript to a journal one month ago and the status is "with editor" up to now. As the editor of my paper is one of the leading scientists in the field of my research paper (...
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Updating sci-hub manuscript version

The manuscripts version made online in journals are often updated. For example, from the "Accepted" to "Final" version. Many times the version retrieved by sci-hub is outdated, is there any way to ...
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Really short articles in good journals?

I wonder in some good journals, there are articles that are quite short. Maximum 10 pages. How come such papers, with quite a short introduction with a brief lit-rewiew, are published? They are ...
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Can I submit a paper to two or more journals at the same time? [duplicate]

Assume I am submitting my paper to Journal X, which rejected the paper. After making modifications I am going to submit the paper to Journal X again. At the same time can I also submit the paper to ...
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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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Journal standards vs. personal standards

I am currently reviewing an applied math paper that I don't think is great; indeed, I am hesitant to accept it even with major revisions. The language is poor, I'm not convinced by the arguments, and ...
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My research work is published before me

My project work which i was planning to publish somebody else published just 1 month before. what should i do? Is my total research work of 8 months going to be a waste? I was working for a novel ...
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How to calculate/decide impact factor of a new journal

I have published my paper in a new journal in our field. The reason for submitting for this journal was the editorial board which consists of some of the top professors from best global universities (...
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accepted, rejected, or requests for changes in special issue

Recently, I have gone through a special issue of a journal and in the special issue, in notification to the author section, it's mentioned that Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either ...
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Where can I find information about upcoming special issues in a field of study?

How can I find information about upcoming special issues related to a special field of study? There are good websites for upcoming conferences but I could not find any place to search for special ...
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Sharing referee/AE report online to point out a grievous error in refereeing

I submitted a short note to a math journal providing a counterexample to a result in literature that had first appeared in that very journal. After eight months, I heard from the journal. It was a ...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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Should a paper of exactly 15 pages be submitted to Transactions or Proceedings of the AMS?

I would like to submit a paper which is exactly 15 pages. The journal overview of Transactions of the AMS says: Papers of less than 15 printed pages that meet the above criteria should be submitted ...
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Is my paper under review (or similar) for too long and if yes, how should I react?

I submitted a paper to a journal, and I suspect that it is handled too slowly. How can I decide whether my suspicion is correct? What handling times should I expect? Given some expected handling ...
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How long does the usual initial journal review process usually take place? [duplicate]

I'm currently submitting my article on an open-access, free-submission and publishing journal. I decided to submit to that journal since it's has a good impact factor and I didn't have any funding ...
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Should I always provide my current affilition and address when a paper got accepted?

I had submitted a manuscript in last year (December, 2014) while working in Institute-A. After one month of submission I left Institute-A and joined in Institute-B from January, 2015. Now that paper ...
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How to ask an editor to exclude a reviewer when the reasons are personal

I am submitting a manuscript to a journal. I wish to exclude a colleague from being the reviewer of the manuscript. The journal has a single blind review: authors are known, reviewers are anonymous. ...
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Changing ordering of authorship in a proceeding

In the field of applied math where a paper has been accepted for a conference presentation (talk), is it common for the ordering of the authors to be changed for a proceeding that entails thereafter?
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How do I complain to chair if my advisor regularly writes to scam journals to get tenure?

My advisor and his PHD Students are writing regularly to journals published by a publisher, which is on Beall’s list of Predatory Journals. I emailed Beall and he told me that the journals were ...
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What does non-exclusive publishing rights mean?

I have read on open-access journals that some of them allow non-exclusive publishing rights. What does this mean exactly? Is there a general open access policy or consensus about what these publishing ...
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After how many years since its first issue, does a journal get its impact factor

After how many years since its first issue, does a journal from a good publication get its impact factor?
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Reviewing papers at a journal where your own work is currently submitted

As an editor, how appropriate do you think it is to send a referee request to an author who currently has a paper under review at the same journal (with you as the editor with final say on whether ...
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When editor does not respond to the request for withdrawal

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, but due to some issue with that I asked the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to withdraw the manuscript from further consideration. Despite several emails, ...
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How Much Weight does a Conference Paper carry compared to a Journal Publication? [duplicate]

I am working on some stuff for a paper. I have recently seen an advert for a conference calling for papers and I feel like I currently have enough stuff that I could submit it to this conference and ...
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What is the “books received” section in journals?

What is the "books received" section in journals? Is it the books that will be reviewed later on, or the ones that were not reviewed? Who can send their books to the "books received" section, and what'...
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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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Is it okay to submit a modified journal paper that is still under review to a conference?

I have a paper submitted to a journal that is currently under review. My research supervisor now wants to then submit a similar paper to an upcoming conference, by taking an older version of this ...
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Allowing preprints boosts the impact factor – was this argument ever (prominently) made?

Background The impact factor is a journal metric that rewards citations in the first two years after publication (or five in some flavours). For better or worse, this metric has some importance and ...
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List of reputable open access journals

I found a list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers" here. I am just wondering if there is a similar list of reputable open-access journals in the social ...
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Publishing independent proofs of a theorem in the same journal?

In the comments here, a user suggested that when two proofs of the same theorem are obtained independently, it is a common practice (at least in physics) to submit them to the same journal. I was ...
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Conflict of Interest statement for journal submission

Does anyone know what "Conflict of Interest" is? I am submitting a paper to a journal, and they ask me to attach a Conflict of Interest. Is it the same as Cover Letter? Thanks in advance for any help!...
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Are editorial management systems helpful to journal editors?

In this amusing blog post, Scott Aaronson explains why he is unwilling to deal with editorial management systems as a referee. They make you log in to some complicated system, using a password you've ...
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do references count towards page limit of journal paper [closed]

I am writing a paper and the journal recommends it be 8 pages and 6000 words. I have almost 1 page of references making it difficult to cut the paper down further. Therefore do the references ...
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No reviews after 7 months of paper submission [duplicate]

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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referencing published materials in journal paper

Hi I am writing a paper that I will be submitting to a journal for publication. I wanted to know if it is possible to reference online articles and reports for journal papers. I have looked at the ...