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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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Publishing articles in not peer-reviewed journals

There are several important journals out there that are not peer-reviewed, such as Network Security.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 ...
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How is the Scimago journal ranking (Q1-Q4) defined?

What does it mean that a journal is ranked Q1 according to Scimago Journal and Country Rank?
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Do journals allow me to modify contents of a paper?

Suppose I sent a research paper to a well reputed journal. I try to prove a novel theorem in my paper using some lemmas. What if the reviewers find that the theorem is correct but some part of the ...
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fix non-significant errors in a manuscript that is not accepted and currently under review after 1st round of revision? [duplicate]

I'm in the field of Psychology. One of my manuscripts is now under review after the 1st round of revision. However, I found one of the variables was calculated in a wrong way, the results are better ...
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Contacting journal editor asking for final decision after all reviews were submitted weeks ago?

Should I email the editor of a journal to ask for a final decision on an article when I know that all reviewers' comments were submitted weeks ago? The online article submission interface shows me ...
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Manuscript Revision: How to include the response to reviewer comments as an attached file?

I have recently received a major revision from a journal. In the manuscript upload portal, I find only one place in the form of a text box where I could include the response to reviewer comments. But ...
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Does IEEE accept a previously rejected paper for peer review?

A few months before, I have submitted a manuscript to an IEEE journal. But, unfortunately, it has been desk-rejected (because the manuscript is written like a report). The editor has mentioned in an ...
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Writing a paper on user interface without empirical evaluation

I am writing a paper proposing an improvement in the design of a specific user interface. However, this improvement is only based on axiomatic and theoretical assumptions and I haven't made an ...
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Is it considered okay to mention all the correction in an accepted article which is typeset by the press

Let's say that I got a paper accepted to a nice journal (feels so good!), in fact of a very reputed publisher. Then, the press / editorial office asks me to submit all the source files for preparing ...
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Are reviewers required to check for originality?

Suppose a person writes a research paper without doing a complete literature survey, and sends it to a peer-reviewed journal. Assume that the results in question have been obtained before by someone ...
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What are all the types of scientific articles?

While doing some research I found some context where scientist A publishes a research article about newly generated progress they made in a field. Another researcher B, skeptical of this paper, ...
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Is it appropriate if my former advisor is editor of a journal I submit to?

I am a young postdoc. I am considering submitting a single-authored paper in a journal. My former advisor is member of the editorial board. Would this be appropriate? Obviously she cannot be the ...
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Can I resubmit a paper published in a low-ranked journal? [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript to a journal (Q4), according to SCIMAGO ranking and unfortunately it got published. I say "Unfortunately" because I think it should be submitted to a better journal. Now, is ...
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Journal misattributes cover image and only offers correction. Is this normal?

My PI was guest-editing a (weak) special issue for a respectable Wiley journal. He asked me if I had "cool cover images" relevant to the subject matter. Indeed I did; I had had acquired them on my own ...
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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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What are omics journals?

My supervisor asked me to do a survey from -omics journals. I am however unsure as to what he means by -omics journals because a google search only gives me information about the predatory publishing ...
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Why do academics perform review for free? [duplicate]

Most of the work involved in producing a journal is done by people paid at rates higher than most academics, but the those with the rarest skills, those able to review specific scientific articles, ...
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How do I handle plagiarism professionally and emotionally?

So I have been trying to get an article accepted since 2016. It is an article dedicated to a machine learning based prediction of a biological dataset. It was rejected 4 times. Today, on searching, I ...
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Publishing a paper - not enrolled in university [duplicate]

I've never delved deeper into this but I'm still curious: do I need to be enrolled in a PhD to publish scientific papers? I have a MSc but I regularly read research papers of not-so-great-a-quality ...
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“Computers & Security” journal latex template? [closed]

The following links explains the "Guide for Authors" for the "Computers & Security" journal: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-security/0167-4048/guide-for-authors However, I ...
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Possibility of guessing acceptance rate of a journal using its impact factor?

Usually for the journals we have impact factor and for the conferences we have acceptance rate. Now, is it possible to guess the acceptance rate of a journal using its impact factor ? For example, ...
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How should journal indices be interpreted?

Just wondering: I read the words ‘mediocre journal’ several times by now. When selecting journals I see different types of indices. Sometimes journals have for example higher SJR-scores and lower H-...
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Do proofs count as post-prints for sharing purposes?

Some journals allow post-prints to be shared, but not the publisher's version. In these cases, can I share those proofs that are generated before the paper is published? They are not the final version ...
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Does the academic community perceive letters and short articles differently from longer articles?

There are some journals that accept short articles of 2 to 4 pages. I have submitted (and had accepted) such a letter (Cannot specifically name the letter) which is 2 pages in length but it is a SCI-...
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Are rejections usually quick for papers submitted to journals?

When submitting papers to journals, I understand from experience that acceptance can take quite some time (on the order of several months), even when a reviewer is immediately assigned to the paper. ...
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Are translators of mathematical texts into English in demand?

Are translators of mathematical texts (books or articles or whatever) from a foreign language into English in demand today? Specifically, I'm interested in German and Russian. If they are, then what ...
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Selecting a journal for a review: Generalist or specilized journal? [closed]

I am writing a review about statistical methods used in community ecology and I have to submit it to a peer-reviewed journal. This is my first publication and I really don't know which journal to ...
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Can I publish a survey as an academic article?

I am about to run a survey on large number of engineers in a specific field and ask them about a few specific methods they use for in their industry/research. Like: Are you a researcher/engineer/...
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Preserving ownership of authorship in the period after leaving a position and before journal submission

Background: I am currently working on a paper as a first author with 3 other members. My tenure with the research institute ends on the end of this month and I have no intention to continue any ...
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Publishing something in incremental way or as a single paper by waiting for more time?

I am currently a post-doc student in computer science. I have worked on one research problem and have got small results. I am doing this work independently so my current supervisor is not giving any ...
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All Reviewers Assigned : Nature Communications revised manuscript: What does it means? [duplicate]

I have a revised manuscript which I submitted to Nature Communications. The status of the manuscript says 'Reviewers Assigned' for about 24 days. What does it mean? Is it under review by the reviewers?...
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Applied clinical research clinical trials and regulatory affairs [duplicate]

Is this journal a legitimate one with impact factor or is it a fraud?
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What is SciPost?

The SciPost seems to be a new publishing platform with rather unusual peer review procedure -- fully open. It means that names of authors/editors/referees are known to the public at any stage. My ...
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Is it necessary to add experiment to my designed framework for a journal

I'm working a framework X and trying to publish it in IEEE Communication Magazine. But, due to its limitation on the number of text and figures, I wonder it is necessary to add any experiment or proof-...
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Manuscript transferred from editor to editor [duplicate]

I recently submitted a manuscript for publication, and soon after received a message saying that it was "with Editor". A few days later, I received a message saying it was "transferred to Associate ...
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What does a managing editor do in scientific journal editorial board?

I need to contact the editorial board of a journal I recently submitted an article to about an issue, and I am having some thoughts as to who would be the appropriate person to contact. I know that ...
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Is it legal/possible to apply for a patent based on an already published/submitted journal article?

I want to apply for two patents. The first one is based on a journal article (obviously written by me) which is published a few months before. My first question is: Is it legal/possible to apply for ...
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Do I need to translate Works Cited at the end? [duplicate]

I am translating an academic paper to English. However, most of the sources cited at the end, are in other languages (e.g. Russian). Do I need to translate the list of references into English as well?
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Which approach is better for publishing in good journals?

I am a second year PhD student. At the end of my first year, we (with my supervisor) have prepared a paper which he advised to submit to a leading journal. I was a little bit skeptical about the ...
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Is it okay to ask a journal for review reports as they are available?

The typical review time for a 1st decision in my field is 4-6 weeks. It has been nearly 12 weeks since initial submission of a piece of work by a student who just graduated and will leave the lab in ...
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Suitable venue to gain credibility in computer science in preparation for a PhD?

This question is specific to computer science. I have an MA in three humanities subjects, but conduct computer science research in my current position in a research project (the actual topic of the ...
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Publishing in Open Access journals [closed]

I heard somewhere that publishing in open access (OA) journals is not a good strategy and such papers may be less valuable (specially for who want to apply for a PhD program in EU and North America)! ...
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What is the difference between this “book” and a research paper?

I don't know a lot about the scientific research and its concepts. What is the difference between this book and any research paper? From my understanding of the research world, I know that link....
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Reviewing experiences effects on applying process

Can reviewing experiences for top notch journals in a specific field be considered as a distinguishing and effective factor for the applying process? I've read somewhere that having a fertile record ...
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Major Revision on Experiment Conducted

Context: A paper has been conditionally accepted (subject to my major revision). Main issues that have been raised by two reviewers are: The author should compare the testing times of different ...
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Publish a significant but brief improvement of a Mathematics paper

I am a PhD student and I started studying a recent article of my advisor. During the study, I realized that some of the reasonings and results used in the article could be considerably improved. ...
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Is it unethical to access journal articles from Torrent websites? [duplicate]

Getting access to journal articles can be quite expensive, in particular for those not affiliated with some University (even then, it's still expensive, it's just the uni paying the cost...). A ...
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Translate articles and submit them in other journals

May I do the following? I have published some academic papers in my mother tongue language in not well known academic journals of my country. Can I translate these papers into English and submit them ...
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What is special about the MDPI special issues?

This question is related to this question, but specifically regards the special issues by MDPI. They seem to have a quite high number of special issues for every journal per year and as far as I ...