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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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Is this journal a scam: Requires payment, invited to submit via email, no comments from reviewers, journal not listed on scimagojr rankings

After having presented a paper of mine at a conference last summer, I received an email from someone claiming to be part of an editorial team of a journal, to whom my paper was recommended. I sent my ...
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What to do when the tools I am supposed to compare my work with are no longer maintained and functional?

Recently I got a review asking me to compare my work with a few more works in the same domain. Now in my work, I developed a tool, and have made it publicly available. I have been asked by the ...
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Should I mention my university name when publishing a paper if I'm tenured teacher but not researcher?

I'm teacher in a French university (I don't know if the right english term is 'tenured', I mean I'm hired permanently in this university, not temporarily), but I don't have any research role and I'm ...
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Will journals care if I post a “collected works” on my homepage?

I am considering posting a "collected works" which incorporates all of my papers (up to this point) on a particular subject. This way, someone new to my work can get it all in one document. I plan to ...
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Associate Editorship in a high-impact journal

Is an Associate Editorship in a good journal a very busy position? Should junior faculties at the very early stage (i.e. at the time of joining the department as a faculty) put an effort of being an ...
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Can PhD Thesis be converted into Three IEEE Journal Papers (same as they are in Thesis)?

The students of the laboratory in which I worked for follows the below rule: 1) In four to five years, they publish three-four IEEE papers. 2) Merge all those papers into a single document and ...
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Can nice pictures be a deciding factor?

Let's say Paper A was recently accepted by a fairly prestigious journal (the top in my subfield). Now, there is a new Paper B, half of which gives a more detailed description of an object in Paper A ...
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Shoud I accept an offer as editor of a journal as an undergraduate?

I’ve recently received an offer from a reputable (but not top-tier) journal in my field asking if I would like to serve on the editorial board. I believe they reached out to me based on my ...
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Journal review failure

I submitted a review paper to a well-regarded A* journal 9 months ago. After about 6 weeks, I received a request for revisions. The email contained general comments from 3 reviewers and an attached ...
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Can a student write their undergraduate thesis on the main result of a paper under review for a journal?

I think it's fairly common practice to isolate some parts of a thesis, if interesting enough, and publish them as a paper after properly changing structure and style. Is the opposite possible, if ...
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Are there journals in science communication (STEM field) that allow technical notes? [closed]

I've written a small piece of software which allows users to gain easy access to nice visualization of computed chemical reactions. It's great having such videos in a presentation in a professional ...
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How often do publishers change/tweak articles to achieve visually appealing results?

When reading this question it seems the theoretical answer is that LaTeX is not perfect and manual/human intervention is required. In the TeX Book Knuth says: But the problem of page make-up is ...
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Why do journals reformat your submissions?

When submitting to (computer science) conferences, you usually have full control over the layout and are able to submit a camera-ready version that will be published as submitted. For journals, ...
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Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts papers quickly?

Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts quickly? One of my batch-mate got accepted in a journal within 1 month. The journal was also listed on predatory journal's list. Please advise.
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Which LaTeX template to pick if I want to write a paper that will stay unpublished?

I'd like to choose a scientific paper template in LaTeX for a Deep Learning (Artificial Intelligence) project. I think the AAAI or the IEEE are interesting, however, I'd like to know under which terms ...
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Reputation of Frontiers Journals (Received Invitation Chemistry)

A few years ago, the Frontiers family was listed in Beall’s List of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers. At the time, there was a lot of backlash by them and a ...
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Is it ethical/legal to publish Master thesis manuscript as a journal paper?

I have submitted my Master thesis manuscript to the university library. It is completely new work (never published before to any journal or conference). Now, I want to submit my Master thesis to a ...
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Do prestigious mathematics journals discriminate against young (undergraduate) authors?

I am an undergraduate mathematics major. I have made a draft of a paper on group theory. My paper is not a breakthrough. After scanning through a lot of journals I have come down to Journal of Group ...
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Extensive introduction in an incremental paper?

Suppose I'm writting a (mathematics) paper proving that a famous conjecture is true in yet another special case. Should the introduction to the paper include extensive background explaining why this ...
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Can my co-author remove my name from our paper because I am leaving my current institution

My professor and I have an accepted paper in a journal. The journal will publish it online very soon. However, I have decided to leave my current school and continue my education somewhere else. My ...
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How to Proceed: Journal Agreed to Publish, 6 Months Later Reneges

I would like request some advice regarding my situation. Here is a summary: I submitted an article for review for publication in an upper-tier academic journal. I have been published in this journal ...
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How can I know if there is any journal interested in my proposed topic? [duplicate]

After doing research for a while, I figured out a topic (1) that nobody has done it before (2) and I think It's pretty cool and valuable (3) to the community in my field. So, I proposed the idea to my ...
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How to tell if a Journal is peer reviewed and/or legitimate? [duplicate]

I am working through my dissertation and was just wondering, how would you know if a journal is peer reviewed or actually legitimate? If a journal etc has an ISSN number on them, does this mean the ...
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Paper by different authors published same method as a previous paper

My colleagues and I published a new method in a journal last year. A week ago, another group published a nearly-identical method in the same journal. The approach is the same, just with different ...
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Can a scientific article (of an non-tested idea) in computer science be accepted in a high-ranked journal?

I'm doing a PhD in computer science. I've been working in my research question for a year and a half now and I still didn't publish any article yet. Lately, I found out an idea that can improve the ...
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Suggesting reviewers for a very sectorial double-blind submission

The topic of suggesting reviewers to a journal has been covered here multiple times, for example on how to pick them or whether it is (always) good practice to actually follow the suggestion. I have ...
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Why people put the details of publication process like revise and resubmit in their CVs?

In my field (economics), I see lots of scholars (some of them are famous in their field) putting their papers with the information (R&R at Journal X.). I understand the fact that they try to ...
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Awaiting EIC Decision: Computational mechanics a springer journal [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what is the meaning of Awaiting EIC Decision?. Just after three days of the submission of my paper the "Author Dashboard" turned from "under review " to "Awaiting EiC Decision". It ...
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How serious can this review invitation be?

I published my first article a while ago, nothing special, just rigorous formalization of some well-known facts. Now I got a mail writing We have read about your published precious paper in ...
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How to find Special Issue of Journals?

I was exploring IEEE and Springer to find their special issues but there is no specific link or option to track special issue articles. How can I find them for my specific domain?
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Manuscript went from 'awaiting referee selection' to 'awaiting decision'. What does this mean? [duplicate]

I wonder if anyone has any answers to this? I am quite worried! I submitted my manuscript to a top international relations journal and it went through the usual admin checks and one day went to '...
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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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What would be a good strategy to avoid being scooped? [duplicate]

A few classmates and I are worried about the time lag between submitting a research paper to a conference or journal and the further time lag between rejections and re-submissions during which someone ...
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How should one cite the entirety of a journal?

I want to cite a journal itself, not an article in it, the publication. I think the same would hold for a magazine, not an issue of that magazine. The specific citation information will be enough. ...
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Paper rejection probability after two round of major revision. [closed]

I would like to know the paper rejection probability (very rough) after two round of major revision. At the 1st and 2nd revision, I have revised the paper properly according to the reviewer's comments....
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In what order should existing inter-related research be cited in a journal paper?

In a given field, the initial breakthroughs were made by A in 1951. This was developed by B in 1960, further developed by C in 1965. I am, in 2018, using equations from C's 1965 paper. In that paper, ...
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In a journal, what's the difference between an “article” and a “monograph”?

This journal issue has contents that are grouped as "article" or "monographic section". What's the difference between these two sections? I checked the dictionary definition of monograph: "a highly ...
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Are editors OK if the publisher invites reviewers?

In my experience maintaining reviewers was the most time-intensive part of handling journals. That is, inviting reviewers for every submission, inviting more reviewers if none of the initial batch ...
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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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What to do on a desk reject of a revised paper?

Since this is a longer story, let me first give some background: We submitted a publication to a journal in the field of engineering. The article remained on the status “with editor” for more than ...
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Is it a good idea to submit to a single-blind journal when I have no affiliation?

I am looking to publish a paper in computational biology. However, I have no affiliation (I have been affiliated with some institutions in the past, but am not currently affiliated with anyone now). I ...
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Can I update my research paper before the camera ready date? [duplicate]

I am trying to finalize the last version of my accepted paper. I have followed the suggestions that I got from the reviewers. While I am editing, I found that a relevant research paper that could ...
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How are non-academic (eg. industrial) reports cited in publications?

This question pertains to peer reviewed journal articles in materials science/metallurgy. In my upcoming research article, I wish to use some statistics from an industrial report to highlight the ...
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How to find the Endnote template for CJPH submission?

I have been searching and trying out to find the Endnote citation style to match the one required for the Canadian Journal of Public Health submission for hours, with no success. It demonstrated that ...
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Increasing the chance of being accepted by keeping a Ph.D. Co-Author

As a final year student (B.Sc.) I wrote a paper, but didn't keep my supervisor as co-author since he hadn't contributed at all (in research and paper-writing). I am about to submit my paper to a ...
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How do journal editors check word count on pdfs?

I've read posts from journal editors on Academia Stack Exchange that the first thing they do is check the word count of submitted articles. How do journal editors check the word count of submitted ...
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Is 15 sections too many for a journal article?

I am planning to write a journal article about real-world algorithms solving a practical problem for an IEEE Computer Society transactions journal. The section outline currently is as follows: ...
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What is the difference between IEEE transactions, magazines, conferences and journals

IEEE Repository has various types of documents including transactions, magazines, conferences and journals. What is the difference between the above four?
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What to do if the editor's decision is not in your favor?

I had recently developed a method and submitted as a manuscript to a journal. Out of four reviewers, three accepted the method and asked for some clarifications about the method:- 2 with major ...
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Where can I donate print academic journals?

Like many people, I have a lot of print journals that I got over time with association memberships. However, I never use them, given online access at my institution. Does anyone know where I can ...