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 academia in (mathematics, logic, physics and philosophy) ever aware or concerned about true public discoveries by armatures? [duplicate]

Addition on Dec. 7th, 2019, for more clarifications of this distinct case in order to recognize the elementary proven facts generally by any academics (strictly, not necessarily mathematicians and ...
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How often is “too often” for emailing journal editors?

Context: I submitted a paper for initial review May 2018, and not long after received a "revise and resubmit" response. I never got a confirmation regarding my resubmission, and the email I sent ...
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I have published my thesis in scholars press as a book as adviced by my collegue. Can I publish papers now? Or should I cite it?

I was unaware that scholar press have a bad reputation. I wanted to gain the copyright as I was afraid it will be misused. So I published it as book. Now I came to know they are not genuine publishers....
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List of reputable open access journals

I found a list of "potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers" here. I am just wondering if there is a similar list of reputable open-access journals in the social ...
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can repeated submission of papers omitting main contributor considered as plagiarism?will the journals retract such articles?

I have completed my MTech in an elite institute in India. During my tenure, my professor forced me to collaborate with a Part-time Phd student, hence the work had to be shared data, analysis & ...
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Preprint on CV - should I include journal I submitted to? [duplicate]

I'm in a discipline where it is common to make preprints publicly available on arXiv as soon as they're ready to be submitted to a journal, so naturally I list them on my CV. Before the review comes ...
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High IF Journal From Another Field vs. Low IF Journal In My Field

I will be submitting a manuscript I have, but I am having a hard time deciding between two journals that are both suitable for my paper's topic. Journal A has an impact factor of 5.6 but is a field-...
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What are the super cool tricks to getting published in high impact journals?

I am starting a post-doc in Cognitive Neuroscience and I am interested in publishing my work in high impact journals (e.g., Nature, Science, Behavioral and Brain Science). I have already published ...
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How should my name and affiliation appear in a scientific journal publication as a student?

I am an undergraduate student who is co-authoring a publication for a scientific journal for the first time. My advisor has asked what I want my name and affiliation to be but I need some guidance. ...
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What was the first online appendix?

In my field it is common for papers to have an online appendix as well as, potentially, a `for-publication' appendix. These online appendices are routinely as long as the paper if not longer. I would ...
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Is a “professional journal” a “scholary journal”?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a professional journal and a scholarly journal? I have done some research, and from what I gather, a professional journal is a type of ...
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Date of publication vs. date of current version

Date of publication and date of current version printed on the journal papers are usually different. What's the difference between the date of publication and date of current version printed on the ...
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Choosing a short title for citing a journal article (humanities)

When citing a journal article using footnotes in the humanities (where of course particular journal styles will vary but in general Chicago Manual of Style is used), the proper format is to give the ...
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Referees ask for more content but this lengthens the paper dramatically

So, my situation is as follows: I submitted a paper to a journal and continued to work on that line of research, specifically on the open problems I mentioned in the submitted paper. Now, in the ...
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When and how often is an associate editor not starting review process?

Very simple question. Reading some Q&A here and experience from my own papers and reviews I'm actually wondering when and how often the associate editor managing a possible review process of a ...
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Making the most of writing a review paper

I am currently employed as a postdoc in Europe. I am writing a survey paper reviewing the literature on the topic I am investigating as part of the project I am working on. A member of faculty in ...
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Can I Publish Research if I work for the company?

I will be doing some research for a company I am about to start working for. The company is small and provides animal assisted interventions in schools. They want and need ways to measure the children'...
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Major revision and re-submit as a Technical Note

I submitted a manuscript as a Research Paper last May 12 to Journal A. Now, 6 months later, I have received a decision letter recommending "... undertake a major revision, and re-submit a revised ...
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What is the advantage of m·s^(-1) over m/s? [closed]

It's everywhere, but no matter who I ask I can never get a straight answer, only "I don't know"s. What is the advantage of using multiplication and negative powers over just using division when ...
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Should I tell an editor that I believe an article I'm reviewing is not good enough for the journal?

Here's the scenario: I was asked to review an article for a given journal. I did, the authors addressed my comments/corrections, and now the manuscript is back with me for a second time to review the ...
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Interpreting recommendations for a rejected paper [closed]

In 2016 I submitted an image processing paper to IEEE TSP The reviewer rejected the paper, but recommended I try IEEE TIP. The reviewer at TIP said: While TIP is an appropriate venue for this ...
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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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Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals?

Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? I am suspicious that it may violate the double blind review requirements and I couldn't find ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Order of authors in the paper, elsevier

I wrote a paper, and my supervisor is the corresponding author of the paper, but in the PDF of the manuscript the order of authors is different (not the text we wrote as the paper, the first page of ...
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How to react once you discover someone plagiarized your call for papers?

I am editing a special issue for the reputable Journal A. My special issue is now closed and I am still running the paper reviews. Much to my surprise, I discovered my CFP is plagiarised word-by-word ...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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What is the relationship between impact factor and journal ranking

As a second year graduate student, it's become increasingly difficult for me to figure out what journals are the most prestigious. My research is very interdisciplinary, and so journals from many ...
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Conflict of interests and the assignment of referee for a very narrow field

Consider a very small scientific field with three major contributors and a total of 15 authors, all of them had coauthored with everyone else. In this field how could the editor choose referee for ...
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When a work on machine learning has enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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How many articles should a PhD candidate in applied linguistics /humanities optimally publish during their PhD? [closed]

I'm just wondering of how many publications /articles a phd student in applied linguistics /humanities should optimally publish during the course of their studies? I'm talking about what would ...
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Ethics questions concerning a referee assignment

Asking this question here as it was suggested in one of the comments from MO. I recently refereed a paper that I returned to the author(s) for revision. The thrust of their argument relied on a claim ...
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Conference claims they have indexed proceedings and publisher denies it

There is a conference which says that the proceedings will by published in Springer. Normally, Springer conferences mention the series of the volume that the proceedings will be published (LNCS, CCIS ...
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Short rejection after two years [closed]

I've submitted a short paper to a well-known cs journal. It got rejected after two years with the below one para explanation. While I admit that the submission was not strong, I feel cheated because ...
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Sending a manuscript to editor of journal before submission to journal

I submitted my manuscript to two journals online (not at the same time). During the process of submissions I was asked to determine the editor and I selected the same editor in both journals. Need to ...
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Can I select any of my published paper in journal for book chapter

I have been invited to submit a book chapter. The invitation email says: Due to your involvement in the field, and the research you published in your paper, 'X', publisher 'Y' invites you to extend ...
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What are “executive members” of a conference or journal?

I am working in the Computer Science field and when working on one internal review of our department, I am asked to fill in the following items: List of important committees of which you were an ...
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Is it necessary to get permission if an article is to be summarized?

I would like to open a blog on my company's website in which I would create posts to talk about different research related to a particular topic. The blog would be educational, however the company is ...
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What is the motivation to start a new journal in a crowded field?

I've recently noticed a trend of big names in my sub-field starting new journals whose scopes substantially or fully overlap with pre-existing journals, and the motivation is not very obvious to me. ...
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Is Notes and Queries peer-reviewed?

Notes and Queries is a very famous and very long-running humanities journal, noted for its pioneering question-and-answer format. It's spun off a number of regional editions, a series of anthologies, ...
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What are the NCS journals?

I have seen people mentioning special group of journal, namely NCS journals, but what does it stand for? When people say that "faculty has to publish in NCS to get a shot at tenure", what does it mean?...
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What is the best repository for Engineering research work in pre-print format?

I'm a civil engineer myself and found no options for depositing engineering related pre-print papers in any online repositories. Is there any easy solution to this? For example, academia.edu lets one ...
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How do journals gain and lose reputation?

This is something I've been curious about for a while, and there's little public or explicit information about it. It's obvious that some journals are considered very prestigious and other journals ...
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Is it possible to submit to Nature Toolbox?

Recently, I found this list of journals that accept articles describing open-source software. In the list, Nature Toolbox is mentioned. I looked it up and found that it is a category within Nature, ...
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Fairness of assigning different reviewers for final decision on paper

I recently submitted a paper to a journal. My paper came back with a reject and resubmission allowed decision. When I resubmitted the paper it went to other reviewers. Under the journal's rules, this ...
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Contradiction on indexing between the journal and MJL

Parallel Computing journal, according to their website, indexed in SCI. However, master journal list (MJL) indicates that the journal is indexed in SCI expanded. Is it possible that the journal moved ...
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Are translation journals still a thing?

In the second half of the 20th century there were a large number of English-language journals published in the West that carried only translations by Western academics of Russian-language articles. ...
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What is the reasoning behind the publication of poems in academic journals?

It came to my attention that some journals in the humanities started publishing poems written by academics. Here are two examples: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077800417736333 https:/...