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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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Writing and publishing a paper with a fake author [duplicate]

This is a hypothetical situation. I am not actually attempting to do this. A colleague and I were discussing the following situation: Suppose that I, for whatever reason, desire to publish a paper ...
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How to know a community of researchers in order to be more successful in research and getting papers accepted? [closed]

Knowledge is what lies between heads of people in a community; This is an idea, I recently learned from a video tutorial on writing research papers in a youtube video. In this video, a professor ...
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What is an “invited submission” to a journal?

The website of the journal Philosophy and Phenomenological Research says: This site only accepts invited submissions. In general, what is an invited submission? Is this how special issues of ...
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What to do if a peer-reviewed journal took so much time to review your paper?

This happened many times, and following are some cases: You submit an article to a good journal with high impact factor. Then after 6 months or sometimes more you dont receive their comments. We ...
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Meaning of journal status is Archived without any notifications [duplicate]

I submitted a paper in journal. After one day status was Archived. What is meaning of it? I did't get any communication. Then i mailed to to editor for communications informations but no reply even ...
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What open access journal can I submit with almost no money [closed]

We are about to finish the development of a bioinformatic tool (plant genomic study) and we want to publish it in an open access journal. The thing is that our institution in Argentina provides no ...
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How can I prove that my article has not been submitted to another journal?

I just submitted a paper to some journal. Since they didn't specify a template, I used the IEEE template. Unfortunately, they immediately rejected my paper because they think I already submitted the ...
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Why do some journals have anonymous editors?

By way of background, there are journals in which the editor - as in, the person who contacts referees, guides the review process, and makes a decision is unknown to the corresponding author. ...
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What happens if the second reviewer for a conference proceeding keeps missing their deadline?

I have submitted a journal article to a conference proceeding which will be held in June this year. Though I submitted it on time in December and the first reviewer accepted it in the first week ...
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Can I upload journal articles to a private git repo?

I have some journal articles that are obviously copyrighted in some form that I am not allowed to share with people who don't have a license. I also have a private student git-repo. I want to know ...
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What should I do when my accepted paper is subsequently rejected?

My paper was accepted for publication in a journal. I have also received an acceptance letter and even I have filled out the copyright form. The corresponding editor first told me "Your paper is ...
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Submitting a rejected paper to the same editor in a different journal

Submitting a rejected paper to the same editor in a different journal. One of my papers was rejected from a top journal in mathematics. ( I submitted it to an editor, say A) Two reviews basically ...
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Conference and Journal Ranking Websites [closed]

I had a hard time deciphering conference and journal rankings in order to find good places to publish. [Disclaimer - I am a computing PhD and this post is intended to have a strong focus in CS] I ...
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Should I add a non-requested work to my major revision of a scientific journal paper?

I am wondering if I should follow the advice of my co-advisor or a relative of mine who is also a researcher and used to write a scientific paper in the same field (but currently with less experience ...
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How to change corresponding author of my published papers?

I have few publications in which my previous supervisor (X) is the corresponding author and I am the first/lead author. However, he passed away few months before. Recently I got to know that a ...
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What to do when bosses want me to publish for a legit journal of a predatory publisher?

Since a year ago my lab group is invested in producing a special issue for a journal of a controversial publisher that is listed as a predatory one in its open access branch. But my compliances about ...
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In the field of programming languages, how reputable is J.ACM compared with flagship conferences such as POPL and the PL-focused journal TOPLAS? [duplicate]

I heard that JACM has a good reputation, but I find its papers are not as cited as those appearing in flagship conferences. In this question, I hope to get some community opinion about the reputation ...
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Filling in details from other papers, is it good or bad?

Say I find a Math Proposition in another paper, which is just stated, and no proof (nor even sketch of proof) is given. If I am writing a paper referencing that paper, is it good or bad (from ...
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Is it plagiarism to copy-paste part of a figure from a cited work?

I'm in the process of reviewing a journal submission and noticed that one of the figures is composed of a cropped out piece of a figure from another work. The authors don't cite the figure as coming ...
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Why subscribe to printed versions of math journals?

This question follows from a MathOverflow question, "Why should one subscribe to print Journals". It seems obvious to me that having print journals in a library is beneficial. Yes, Arxiv, MathSciNet, ...
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Do reviewers usually ask for data? (Computer Science/ Data Science / Data Mining)

I know it's a free process and it depends on reviewer if they want the data and for author if they want to submit it. Questions: What are the chances of a reviewer asking for data? Why might ...
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Four months after resubmition and no reply yet [duplicate]

I submitted a research paper on May 2017, I got a response to do minor corrections on November 2017. I improved the paper according to the referee’s suggestions and then I resubmitted the revised ...
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What if funding info not uploaded while submission but acknowledged?

To the best of my knowledge, when some authors are funded by some industries, they should (or sometimes have to) acknowledge the industry by writing the funding ID. What happens if someone ...
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Do most major math journals not care about a piece of research unless it proves an established result or problem?

And by established, I mean something that of course already exists be it in a textbook or another research text. I ask because I am developing/researching a what could be said to be quite original ...
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What to bear in mind while publishing a research article in SCI journal?

I want to submit my article in a reputed journal indexed in the science citation index (SCI). Is it necessary to read and cite only articles from journals indexed by SCI when submitting your article ...
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Please ensure that you refer to Figure 3 in your text as, if accepted, production will need this reference to link the reader to the figure [closed]

I have submitted revisions to a journal. The editor asked that: Please ensure that you refer to Figure 3 in your text as, if accepted, production will need this reference to link the reader to ...
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What are the benefits and purpose of presenting a paper in an academic conference? [duplicate]

If i have completed all the research work and compiled a research article then why should I present that paper in a conference and not submit it to a good journal for publication ?
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Why do even prominent institutions hire publishing houses (Springer / Elsevier etc.) for their journals?

The Institution of Engineers (India) is a prestigious organisation with more than one million members in 15 engineering disciplines in 114 centers or chapters in India and overseas. Yet, it doesn't ...
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Distinguish starting journals from predatory ones

As you know, there are journals -predatory journals- which are just publishing scams, without actual peer review, etc. but look like genuine ones, and it is a problem for the honest researcher to ...
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Can I drop the “Lond.” in “Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond.”?

Background I would like to cite journal articles published by the Royal Society, specifically in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Apparently, ...
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How to decide between submitting to a conference and a Journal?

I have a work ready to publish with good results and proper mathematical arguments to justify it. I liked to try top conferences like ICML, IJCAI, CVPR, ICCV ... which are related to my field (machine ...
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What needs to be done if an editor requires “very thorough editing”?

The Editor's and the reviewers' comments are as follows: [...] Eic a very thorough editing is a must What does the last line mean? What kinds of things do I need to do? I think I ...
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As a student, can I publish a paper without including the head of the lab as co-author, against his wishes?

My question is, how can I publish my results without name of my supervisor as a co-author? Do I need their name in my paper? Is it suspicious if I submit an article without his name? I have a problem ...
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Delayed manuscript publication by publishers

I am a PhD candidate in biology. I have a paper that I need to be published for me to graduate. It was accepted for publication in November 2017. I returned corrected proofs in December. In January ...
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What is the impact factor of EPJ Web of Conference? [closed]

The journal EPJ Web of Conference is indexed in many databases: DOAJ, EBSCO, CAS, SCOPUS, etc., but I cannot find its impact factor. Does anyone know it?
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Benefits of being a guest editor of a journal?

In recent months, I've begun receiving invitations to serve as a "guest editor" for various journals from publishers I've worked with in the past that I believe are reputable. I recognize that there'...
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Potential referee for a journal submission

I have a paper to be submitted and most of the journals in my field would like to have a "potential reviewer" list (3-4 potential reviewer) by the author. Of course, the last decision to send to paper ...
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My previous supervisor keeps asking me to review her papers. How to deal with this?

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at some institute. My Ph.D. supervisor, from my former institute, keeps asking me to review papers that come to her for review. I am pretty sure that this is ...
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Is there a website for rating and reviewing journals openly?

I always found remarkable that whilst the job of all my colleagues boils down to publishing papers, everyone seems so reserved and hesitant when it comes to discussing journals openly. For instance, ...
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Putting both research report and research brief on CV?

I was recently a co-author on my first ever publication, which was very exciting. My research is in the social sciences (this one particularly was in the education field) and it was published through ...
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Has anyone here tried this alternative peer review platform 'Peerage of Science'?

I have just learnt about the details of this platform, located below: https://www.peerageofscience.org I am interested in trying out but none of my colleagues has experimented this platform. I am ...
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What does it meant “ assignment of paper with decision in prosess ” in the same time? [duplicate]

I have submitted the paper to JFA journal after the stage "submitted to the journal" (14 days ) ,I have received the message that paper is assigned with current stage " Decision in process " in the ...
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Can a journal article contain a personal circumstance description as motive for justifying the literature approach?

I was recently invited to have a paper published. Unfortunately, a similar paper is about to be published on the practical/fun aspect of the project so I've had to re-frame the topic to focus on ...
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Can I write a template just like the Elsevier LaTeX template?

A scientific institute wants me to write a LaTeX template just like the articles which are published on the ScienceDirect website, in other words, the institute wants a template like the following: ...
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Editor refuses to handle my paper for “lack of expertise”

Let’s say a journal has many editors. I tried submitting to one editor (the journal uses an email submission) and he replied: Dear Authors, This submission is not in my area of expertise. ...
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How should I handle reviewer comments when grammar makes the meaning unclear?

I have received reviewer comments on a paper that I had sent to a journal. Now although the reviews look good, there are lot of grammar mistakes in it making it difficult to understand some of them. ...
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What are the criteria for effective academic journal websites? [closed]

I'm looking for information on the criteria that could be employed in the development of a social sciences (including economics) academic journal open access website. What visible (front-end) ...
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Read latest journal articles on your phone? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right stackexchange. But i was wondering if there is a way to select a number of journals in your field, and have the latest articles of those journals on your phone, so ...
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Does a Meta-Study contribute to the Body-of-Research and how?

The website sciencealert writes the following in one of their entries: The new meta-analysis of 20 studies updates the body of research regarding the phenomenon by including studies conducted more ...
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Number of Papers published in area of work [closed]

I'm looking for some statistics related to the amount of papers published per year in an specific area. Some papers about Superconductivity said there was like 15000 papers published about ...