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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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Submitting a paper to a new journal with responses for the rejection to the first journal

I submitted my paper in IEEE Transcations of XXX and got a rejection. But the comments were really helpful and has helped me a lot in improving the paper. But, unfortunately, I cannot resubmit that ...
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How can I prove that I did a review for a journal?

About two years ago, I did a review for a journal (Engineering Failure Analysis, which is published by Elsevier). At that time my affiliation was different from today and I used my institutional email ...
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Is it ethical to withdraw a paper after reviews?

I have a submitted a paper to a IEEE letter. Unfortunately, at a later stage I noticed that letter is still in process to have an impact factor. I already received reviews from reviewers and the ...
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Why did the editor give my peer review to another peer reviewer before their review was written?

When the editor of a paper I recently reviewed circulated the final decision letter to myself and the other reviewer, I was surprised to see that the other reviewer had apparently had access to my ...
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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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What can I do if the reviewers' comments on my manuscript are not correct? [duplicate]

I sent my paper to one journal, which took about 3 months to respond to me. They decided to reject my paper, and gave me some comments and reasons why my paper was rejected. The first reviewer said ...
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Are journal back covers, inside covers (i.e. not front covers) worth the cost?

In two recent submissions, after acceptance the journal contacted me to see if I was interested in submitting an image for consideration as back cover, inside back cover, or inside front cover. The ...
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How to balance looking for fast journals and avoiding predatory journals?

I found a question (What are "fake", "shady", and/or "predatory" journals?) regarding a list of predatory journals (https://web.archive.org/web/20170111172309/https://...
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On Submitting to the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters

On their "guide for authors," they state the following regarding referees: (1) Please prepare a list of 8 (eight) proposed reviewers. You MUST include Full Names, Department, University, Country ...
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Difference between ACM's print and online memberships

I would like to inquire about the difference between ACM's SIGACT online membership and print membership. The group's main page showing both of the membership choices https://www.acm.org/special-...
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal?

If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal (different from the earlier two)?
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Is it ethical to share a controversial reason for declining to review with other editors/journals?

This question is a follow up to How to handle a paper by a reviewer who wants to be paid? Most actions by a reviewer are logged in the editorial management system, such as: Whenever a reviewer agrees ...
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should I publish in journal that has no IF

I have written an article in the field of Information Systems and Security and I would like to publish it in a journal. From downloading the Scimago journal rank, I decided to publish in a journal ...
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Is there a correlation between how enthusiastic reviewers are and how much impact a paper has?

If I have a paper which five reviewers agree is good, does that mean it'll probably also have high impact? Both reviewer enthusiasm and impact can be difficult to measure objectively, so I'm thinking ...
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What happens if an author acknowledges a potential anonymous referee in the paper?

Let's say that you thank Professor X in your paper that you will submit to a Journal Y for providing you some insightful comments. It is never possible to know but let's assume that Professor X is the ...
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Are Prior Publications allowed in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory?

I have a paper written that is about 17 pages. I plan to submit a shortened version of it of only the main ideas to a conference with a 10 page limit next month, but I also want to submit the full ...
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Publishing into journals as an independent undergraduate researcher

I'm an undergraduate student looking to publish 2 papers in materials physics on novel research. I've lead the project on my own as an independent research, but have worked with the departments and ...
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How long does it take for the first round review of physical review letters?

I am wondering how long it takes for the first round review for physical review letters (PRL) on average. I have three referees. One of the referees returned the report in 4 weeks. But the other two ...
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Pay for journal cover image?

Wiley journals request payment from authors who want an image to appear on the journal cover. Is this a common practice followed by many publishers? Why do authors pay the fee?
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Should I include the proposed method name in manuscript Keywords section?

The JASA manuscript template contains the Keywords section to insert 3-6 keywords. Is it appropriate to insert there the proposed method name as one of the Keywords? If yes, should I use method's ...
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How to mail the editor asking to withdraw my submission?

How do I say to the editor that I want to withdraw my paper from his journal? I had submitted a paper to a journal 10 days back. When I checked recently, the status was showing "Under Review". But ...
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Should I withdraw my paper from a journal which even didn't give me the manuscript number after one week?

I submitted an article to Elsevier which even after one week its status is still "submitted to journal" and they didn't give me even the manuscript number. I have several past experiences with this ...
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How to handle a paper by a reviewer who wants to be paid?

A reviewer declines to review a paper because he wants to be paid. Some time later, this reviewer submits a paper to the journal (or to another journal who's aware of what happened – very possible ...
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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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What if someone else published an article on the same topic as my accepted unpublished article

I submitted my paper to a journal in July 2017 and I received an email of acceptance on May 2018 but it hasn't been published yet. Suddenly, while I am searching on my topic I found that someone else ...
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Is the following publishing strategy convenient?

I work in the field of CS, and recently published one of my works (Algorithm A) in arXiv (not peer-reviewed), as a short technical report which introduces a new method along with relevant mathematical ...
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What does it mean when a paper gets rejected stating “poor typesetting” as one of the reasons?

What does it mean when a paper gets rejected stating "poor typesetting" as one of the reasons? I downloaded a latex template of a journal and used it to write the paper. When I submitted the paper to ...
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What is the advantage of the two-column journal format?

I am a mathematician whose work often connects with physics, so I often have to read papers in physics journals. I find that the two-column format popular with physics journals annoying, and based on ...
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When can I know the updated status from reviewer or editor after i submit a revised manuscript to that publisher? [duplicate]

I have submitted a revised manuscript to an international journal of quantum chemistry at 8 August. My articles status still remain under review, I also don't know my article get accepted or rejected, ...
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Is Hindawi journal credible and valuable publication? [duplicate]

I have received several times an email from the Hindawi journal to invite me for submitting my article to this journal. However, I do not know this journal and I afraid if this journal a credible, ...
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Why is there so much need for hybrid journals which have the option to publish it for free or publish it with a fee

This is in reference to my previous question Do the papers go through the same process when submitted through open access The answer suggested that the papers go through the same process in both ...
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What does it mean for a paper to be “under review” [duplicate]

I dont know much about paper submission as I am not that matured enough. Can someone kindly say what does it mean for a paper to be "under review"? First I was informed that it was "Initial version" ...
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What does “Peer review in process” mean in ScholarOne submission? [duplicate]

I have submitted my manuscript to a journal that uses ScholarOne system. After 20 days, the status is still "Peer review in process". I don't know this means the Reviewers are reviewing my manuscript, ...
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Why publish in a journal instead of in arXiv or in my blog? [closed]

I don´t know what is exactly the value of publishing a high impact paper in a journal or magazine (electronic or not, open-access or not). I have several doubts about the benefits of publishing on a ...
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Should article submissions be formatted in draft format, or in the format of a particular journal? [duplicate]

Some journals do not require article submissions to be in any particular format. Would it still be better to try and copy that journals usual format, or use a generic draft format? Would you as an ...
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Should I publish as a master’s student? [duplicate]

I am a master’s student and have done some original research work which may not be that great. I have asked my professor who works in that area where can I publish my work or is it at all publishable....
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Should I include my thesis supervisor as an author for new derived work?

I would like to make a variation of one question already answered here. I have also submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library and I have verified that there is no conflict of ...
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What is “double blind” reviewing?

I have been visiting some journal websites and I found that some of them state that they use a double blind review process. What does it mean?
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Paper rejected based on “informal review” - any point in appealing?

I've recently been trying to get one of my papers published, and have come across the following issue. I started by submitting it to a fairly high-impact journal. It got three reviews, two of which ...
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Possibility of acceptance when the editor clearly states that another revision will likely lead to a rejection

I received reviewers' feedback after the first round of major revision. One reviewer recommended acceptance, but the other is still not satisfied. The unsatisfied reviewer discounted what I have ...
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How valuable is being in an A+ rank CS conference with a short paper?

My paper is accepted in an A-rank conference in computer science as a short paper. I need to reduce it to 6-pages instead of 10-pages. All the reviewers said the paper has all the required elements to ...
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I am interested in retracting my old journal articles. Would it have any negative effects on my academic career?

I managed to successfully publish my old bachelor thesis in a good quality national journal in my country. However, I am thinking of retracting the article due to certain circumstances. First, I felt ...
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Does simple paper take less time for publishing?

Suppose a simple to understand paper is submitted to a peer-review journal and the length of paper is also small. Suppose it takes at most 10 hours for an expert to review the paper. Then, is it ...
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What are the benefits of editing a special issue?

My understanding is that editing a special issue helps encouraging research in a particular area, and gives the special issue editor a higher reputation in the field. But what makes this better than ...
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Novelty of a research paper

Suppose I found out an algorithm/theorem, which is easy to understand and may be easy for the experts in the field to get it (with either same or different language). But after literature survey, If I ...
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What is the recommended level of detail for published mathematical proofs?

Suppose I am writing a Mathematics paper to a peer review reputed journal. I have to go from step 1 to step 2 in the paper which needs the knowledge of some well-established theorem X. Can I go from ...
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Do author name(s) dominate the content of the paper?

Suppose I did not publish any papers till now in reputed journals and I want to publish a paper with a novel idea. Colleagues are suggesting me to ask any expert to proofread the paper and then to ...
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Publishing articles in not peer-reviewed journals

There are several important journals out there that are not peer-reviewed, such as Network Security. Do such papers provide any value for the author(s), especially for whom want to apply for a PhD ...
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Reputed journal publications, yet I have small number of citations

People say that the impact factor and number citations somehow correlated. However; since 2012, I published 7 articles in well reputed top-10% journal, 5 papers in flagship conferences. Yet my total ...