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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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Does an author have to submit an article to Math databases once it has been published in a journal?

Let us suppose one publishes an article in a peer-reviewed journal that is archived, indexed, etc. in databases such as Zentralblatt, ResearchBib, etc. Does the author have to manually submit his/her ...
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Can I write an article in a reputable CS journal not with results but conjecture?

I work in industry and some interesting idea has struck me. This is a conjecture which will take a year or two of full time research work to confirm it although it looks very realistic. Unfortunately ...
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My paper was accepted in Springer International Conference and National conference. What to do? [duplicate]

We had prepared the paper and applied for National Conference. After some days came to know about the International Conference and improved the paper and applied for it. After a month we got an accept ...
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Strategy for submission of articles to highly ranked journals

I am working on a research project that all total will probably end up lasting about two years. As the research progresses, I am writing articles about each new discovery/study, with each article ...
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Favoring citations in the same journal

I have once, some time ago, received a rejection notice in which the journal editor made what I thought was a peculiar comment. The reviewers all found that the work was good, but one emitted a doubt ...
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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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Publishing a conference version of a journal paper at the same time ? (copyright issues) [duplicate]

This may be a question repeated many times, but I want to know your opinion. I submitted a journal paper for an algorithm (Computer Science). Fearing that the review process take too long, I decided ...
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Why become a journal editor?

I know peer-reviewing research papers is a lot of work, but it is something that as a scientist in academia you must do. However, you are not required to become an editor of a journal. It seems to be ...
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Why does the copy editor want Nature to be “Nature (London)”?

I have noticed that the copy editors of at least two publishers (the American Institute for Physics and American Physical Society) do something weird when they copy-edit my submitted papers. For all ...
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Are law review publications helpful for gaining acceptance into a PhD program?

I'm currently finishing up my J.D., and I plan on practicing law for at least a few years. However, I'm also considering returning to school to study CS. In the meantime, I plan on researching and ...
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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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Legal or duplicate to publish results in both dissertation and journal [duplicate]

Suppose one has published his results in a journal, then uses them in his dissertation, is it legal or duplicate? Conversely, if one tend to publish some important results in his dissertation to a ...
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What can/should be done about journals that spam potential contributors?

I'm a very early stage researcher and my first two conference papers could have been better, but that doesn't stop new journals spamming me with offers to publish my work. This morning I received two ...
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Why don't all disciplines follow a double-blind review system?

I'm new to the journal publishing world, and I can't but help wonder why the review process isn't completely blind? By blind, I mean the reviewers don't know who performed the research or (more ...
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Is a IEEE student member counted as a member in a submission to a transaction?

I am going to submit a paper to a IEEE transaction. I am a student member of IEEE. In the auther line of the paper, do I append "IEEE, Member", "IEEE, Student Member" or nothing after my name?
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What proportion of papers submitted to Nature are actually sent for review?

From Nature's "Getting Published with Nature" guidelines: Nature has space to publish only 8% or so of the 200 papers submitted each week, hence its selection criteria are rigorous. Many ...
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How is a new academic journal born?

We have witnessed (heard or read) about the birth of new academic journals many times. I have a vague idea how that happens: A scientist or a group of scientists recognize the need for an academic ...
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Is it necessary to include and update the status of a paper on arXiv once it has been accepted for publication in a journal?

Let's suppose you write a paper and you post it on arXiv. If a paper is sent to a journal for peer-review, should you always include this information in the paper comments (including the name of the ...
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Shrink the paper or pay for extra page charges?

A PhD student has started his research about two year ago by research scholarship from university. His supervisor won a huge grant on a topic very close to his research project couple of months ...
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Who am I? A “Copy Editor”?

I help with typesetting of one scientific journal: I recieve the articles in the form in which they were finally accepted, and I re-format them etc. to make them ready for publication. Currently, my ...
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How do I recognise a peer-reviewed journal article?

I have lots of research papers, but can I tell which of them are peer-reviewed. Also, on Google Scholar, is there any way of finding only peer-reviewed articles?
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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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why is the impact factor of mathematical journals “often” lower than the impact factor of journals in other disciplines

I was always wondering why is the impact factor of mathematical journals "often" lower than the impact factor of journals in other disciplines? I come up with some guesses that I would like to know ...
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Academic journals aimed at publishing work by high school students

I'm a sixth form student, and one day I would like to call myself an academic. Do you know of any academic journals that are specifically for students, or would accept work from a student? I would be ...
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What are potential downsides of (universal) author IDs pushed for by publishers etc.?

In recent years, several organizations (publishers, arXiv, universities) started pushing for systems of a reliable author identification, gaining considerable traction with the recent launch of ORCID. ...
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Where to find journal impact factors stripped of self-citation?

Where can I find a database of impact factors where self-citation has been removed? A journal's self-citations are defined as those citations by that journal's papers towards other papers in the same ...
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What to do if reviewers reject a paper without understanding the content?

One of my friends submitted a paper to a reputable communications journal and received some reviews a week back. The paper was rejected, but the review comments were abysmal: The language was so bad ...
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Do journal editors disallow paper from college X to be reviewed by someone from college X?

What is the general opinion among editors about whether my paper should be submitted to review to academics from the same University/department? Will this ever happen? If it does happen, isn't this ...
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Why they do not send my work to referees while they are unable to conclude that the work provides the sort of firm advance?

Thank you for submitting your manuscript "Article title" which we are regretfully unable to offer to publish. It is YYY' policy to return a substantial proportion of manuscripts without ...
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Publishing similar/same paper twice? (regarding Economics Letters journal)

I've always been under the impression that you're only allowed to publish 1 result in 1 journal. However, Economics Letters states: For instance, a theorist could submit to Economics Letters a ...
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What does this mean, “We recommend that you consider submission to an alternative venue”?

Recently, after submitting a manuscript for publication, I received the following response: Your manuscript, referenced below, has been considered for publication in XXX: "Article Title" ...
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How to build research paper based on a unpublished paper?

A few days ago, I read an article that I found through Google. I analyzed it and find that article is correct, and then I prepared a paper of my own built on the basis of that article. But when I ...
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Is it ethical to use another university's journal subscription if yours doesn't have access?

As a graduate student, sometimes I really could use access to journals or databases of tables that for some reason my university doesn't subscribe to. I have friends at other Universities that do ...
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Does the eigenfactor ranking depend on number of articles in a journal?

The eigenfactor is offered by ISI Web of Knowledge as an alternative journal score compared to the impact factor. It is explained on their site as follows: The Eigenfactor Score calculation is ...
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How do I respond to a review of the wrong version of my paper?

I have just had the revised version of a paper rejected from a well respected journal. However, one of the reviews is clearly a review of the original draft of the paper, rather than the revised ...
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Wordiness of paper titles in life and medical science journals

I do research in the life and medical sciences. If I want to publish in one of the major journals (Cell, Nature *, etc.), would I have to confine a title to something short and snappy, or can I be ...
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Is it reasonable to cite published computational results rather than reproduce them yourself?

In computer science, when we write an academic paper, we often have to include comparative results that our method has some kind of quantitative advantage against some other state of the art results. ...
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What is IRDAM Journal?

I was reading Clinical Chemistry Guide to Scientific Writing Series. One of the articles is titled: “If an IRDAM Journal Is What You Choose, Then Sequential Results Are What You Use”. I have ...
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How to cite conference contribution that appears later in a Journal Supplement

People from our group attended some important conferences (Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, etc) and sent abstracts that were accepted as posters or talks. Later, the abstract appears in a ...
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Are the referees of a journal allowed to reveal the title of the papers they review after the review process?

I am wondering if a referee can reveal the title of the papers he/she has refereed for a journal (either by talking about it in the pub, posting it on facebook or another mean) after the decision has ...
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How to prepare a Journal Club (or Methods) presentation?

I recently gave a presentation that was poorly received by my PI. I presented a technique that I have been trying to master (Patch Clamp). My PI thought I was not adequately prepared but gave no ...
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What is the closest alternative journal to journal X?

Does anyone know of a website or resource that identifies the nearest journal neighbours to journal X (any specific journal) in terms of content (perhaps defined by some distance metric defined on ...
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Do you list journals you have reviewed for on your CV?

Is it acceptable to list the journals you have reviewed papers for on your CV? Is it common? Do you think it’s recommended? On the one hand, it shows that you are engaged in this necessary part of ...
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How does one try to make a journal cover?

Though fewer and fewer scientists actually read dead-tree editions of journals, being featured on a journal cover is still a nice way to highlight your paper to a large community, and is usually ...
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What should/can I do on finding an error in a published article?

Recently I found a paper that has a number of typographical errors, esp in equations. Should one notify the authors or the publishers on such issues? How do the approach change if the article is ...
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What is the average number of articles written per author in a year and has it increased recently?

Did anyone research the data about scientific productivity? I.e. what is the average number of articles written by author in a year in a specific field? I am referring to average, since this is maybe ...
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Should one update a manuscript to current state-of-art when re-submitting?

Publishing in a journal is a long process that might take a lot of time (> 1 year), and is possibly involved of several phases (submit, re-submit, re-re-submit...) As the time passes, things change. ...
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Is there a journal that publishes slides together with the text?

I mainly refer to applied mathematics when describing my experience Often I find that it is easier to grasp a concept from the author's slides than from the description in a paper. When one has to ...
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Can I publish parts of the Ph.D thesis as a paper in a journal?

I recently finished my PhD thesis which will be published as a book soon. Now I'm wondering if it's possible or allowed to submit parts to a journal? Normally the process would be the other way round ...
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Ethics of a journal requiring that submissions cite existing articles in the journal

Recently, I became aware by own experiences and friend's stories that some international statistical journals (whose names I prefer to omit) are rejecting papers because they do not include a ...