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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Co-author responds to email by mistake cc'ing the EiC

I (first author) received a decision on a manuscript recently (minor revision). All my co-authors were cc'ed in the decision email and some of them replied to the decision email saying "...
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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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A question about reviewer's comment [on hold]

I have recieved a comment from a reviewer as 'You had less than 100 cases per division in Table 3, so you should only report with less than three significant " . I could not understand what she/he ...
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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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How to escalate a complaint about errors produced by a journal from the Nature publishing group when Editor doesn't respond

We have a scientific paper that was published at the beginning of this year in "Scientific Reports", an open-access journal by the Nature publishing group. However, upon publication, as authors we ...
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During copyediting, journal disagrees about spelling of paper's main topic

Let's suppose my paper is about icebergs. The paper is accepted to a quite well known journal on a broader topic. The copy editor has changed the word "iceberg" to "ice-berg" everywhere in the paper....
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What makes a paper publishable? [closed]

I wonder what makes a paper publishable? Is it because it provides a better solution to an existing problem? Or is it because it identified a new problem that no one has found? Thanks. UPDATE: My ...
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Who decide about a journals Impact Factor? What are the measurements? [closed]

Dears, I am wondering on who decides the Impact Factor of a journal? I am a writer, reader, and editor myself and consequently come across several papers. What surprises me though has to do with the ...
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Submitting a new paper just after another was accepted by the same journal

In my subfield, there is a highly regarded journal. I just finished a manuscript, which I thought would be suitable and ‘good enough’ for this journal. Coincidentally, another manuscript that I had ...
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Should I highlight one of my old papers in my last 5 years research achievements, if the old paper got printed recently?

It is general that most of the journals now a days publish article in online first and later give the volume and year name when they print it. I have many papers in such case. However, I am confused ...
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Cite a website for Nature journal [duplicate]

I would like to cite this webpage as I am going to submit to Nature genetics journal: http://www.nealelab.is/blog/2017/9/15/heritability-of-2000-traits-and-disorders-in-the-uk-biobank. Does anyone ...
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Can we submit comment paper to some other journal other than the paper's journal on which we are commenting?

Can we submit comment paper to some other journal other than the paper's journal on which we are commenting ?
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Editor Assignment Pending, what is the situation?Ask for guidance!Thank you! [duplicate]

Submitted revised manuscript in the springer with minor revision the status for 18 days are Editor Assignment Pending, what is the situation?Ask for guidance!Thank you!
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A way to search for journals that are in a similar area to a given journal

Does anyone know a website or application that can be used to search for similar journals to a given journal? There are many ways to search for journals based on keywords from your title or abstract, ...
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How to tell whether invitation to special issue of a journal is worth being accepted?

I have been invited to participate to a special issue of Entropy for some work that I have done in statistical physics. I received from other journals many such invitations which looked like spam, ...
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What steps would an amateur scientist have to take in order to get a scientific breakthrough published? [duplicate]

I would like to know from an academic standpoint on what steps that an amateur scientist would have to take in order to get his/her scientific breakthrough published in a major academic journal/...
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Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD and get it accepted?

Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD? More specifically, what would be the bare minimum qualifications that would grant one the possibility of the paper ...
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choosing workshops/conferences to attend and publish research

I have been able to attend a few different conferences and workshops during my limited time being a masters and PhD student. Some to present my research and some just to watch presentations. I have ...
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Limited number of displays (figure + table) according to the journal [closed]

I just wonder according to Nature journal, we are allow to have 6 displays including figures and tables. However, my paper has 8 displays (1 table + 7 figures). Is that fine to have 8 displays for an ...
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editor assignment pending springer [duplicate]

Submitted one of my article to springier journal then i got major vision after few weeks submitted revised manuscript, then again i got minor comments just changes some figure style then submitted my ...
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Asking a journal for extended payment period

I am in this situation where I have submitted an article to a journal and it is likely that, after the minor revision that they asked me to do, the paper will be accepted for publication (I hope so...)...
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Communicate Author or Publisher for asking detail?

I have trouble finding out an expression in a theorem (click here to the problem)of a paper by Yann Bugeaud (page 12) , and I tried to contact the author through his e-mail but he didn't reply (don't ...
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Do npj and Nature-branded journals have the same reputation such that I can say I published “in a Nature journal” after publishing in npj?

In 2014, Nature collaborated with parters and launched npj, and they state "Nature Partner Journals adopt a modified set of Nature editorial standards". In fact, relatively high impact factors are ...
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Published paper containing well-known results

I recently found a paper published in an high-impact journal containing as a main contribution a result which is rather well-known among the people working in the field. (In fact, this result has been ...
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What does “ADM” stand for on an article submission information page?

On the information page of my article submission, there's a column titled "ADM", listing the name of two persons that I can email. What does this stand for?
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What should I do, as my submitted paper is still under review after 1 year?

I'd just submitted a manuscript to Robotics & Autonomous Systems Journal on Mar. 1st, 2015. Right after 1 month, its status changed to Under Review. I just waited up to Jan. 2016 and send a letter ...
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Elsevier open-access fee waived for subscribers?

I have recently been comparing publishers regarding their policies on double dipping (charging an open-access fee for publishing in a hybrid journal and then charging again a subscription fee). Many ...
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What is the purpose of the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)?

I was searching for journals in my field and recently found this link, where I can find journals subjectwise and also journals listed for each topic in mathematics. Journals are already categorized ...
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Awaiting EIC Decision for more than 1 month

I have submitted a paper in a journal's special issue. In the first notification, I got a major revision. After submitting the revision it goes through (awaiting for reviewer selection -> awaiting for ...
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Manuscript submitted average time of its status [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal about 2 month ago but its status does not change and it still shows "Manuscript submitted". Shall I wait more or send a tracking email. Need to say, the journal ...
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Journals with fast response? [closed]

Are there any other impact factor journals for electrical, electronics, communication engineering (or multi-disciplinary) with a very fast response like mdpi journals? I know it is not wise to ask for ...
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What are the consequences of using Sci-Hub?

A student of mine has told me about Sci-Hub, where people can download copyrighted scholarly articles for free. I have cautioned him that it is illegal, but he challenged me asking me what would be ...
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What do camera ready figures mean nowadays?

A journal I am submitting to requires camera-ready figures. What does this term mean nowadays? Does it imply high resolution? My figures are in png format and have 96 dpi. Enlarging it can produce ...
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Central dot as decimal point in top journal

The Lancet, one of the top medical journals in the world, requires 'Type decimal points midline (ie, 23·4, not 23.4)'. Does anyone know why this is? As a mathematician, I'll always read 23·4 as 92. ...
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Does ScholarOne really force you to have multiple logins?

Why can't I have a single ScholarOne login for every journal I submit or review for? Is there some way to copy over the address, keywords & password for all my accounts so I don't have to waste ...
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Can an editor review manuscript without sending to reviewers?

I submitted my manuscript to a journal one month ago and the status is "with editor" up to now. As the editor of my paper is one of the leading scientists in the field of my research paper (...
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Updating sci-hub manuscript version

The manuscripts version made online in journals are often updated. For example, from the "Accepted" to "Final" version. Many times the version retrieved by sci-hub is outdated, is there any way to ...
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Really short articles in good journals?

I wonder in some good journals, there are articles that are quite short. Maximum 10 pages. How come such papers, with quite a short introduction with a brief lit-rewiew, are published? They are ...
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Can I submit a paper to two or more journals at the same time? [duplicate]

Assume I am submitting my paper to Journal X, which rejected the paper. After making modifications I am going to submit the paper to Journal X again. At the same time can I also submit the paper to ...
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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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Journal standards vs. personal standards

I am currently reviewing an applied math paper that I don't think is great; indeed, I am hesitant to accept it even with major revisions. The language is poor, I'm not convinced by the arguments, and ...
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My research work is published before me

My project work which i was planning to publish somebody else published just 1 month before. what should i do? Is my total research work of 8 months going to be a waste? I was working for a novel ...
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How to calculate/decide impact factor of a new journal

I have published my paper in a new journal in our field. The reason for submitting for this journal was the editorial board which consists of some of the top professors from best global universities (...
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accepted, rejected, or requests for changes in special issue

Recently, I have gone through a special issue of a journal and in the special issue, in notification to the author section, it's mentioned that Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either ...
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Where can I find information about upcoming special issues in a field of study?

How can I find information about upcoming special issues related to a special field of study? There are good websites for upcoming conferences but I could not find any place to search for special ...
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Sharing referee/AE report online to point out a grievous error in refereeing

I submitted a short note to a math journal providing a counterexample to a result in literature that had first appeared in that very journal. After eight months, I heard from the journal. It was a ...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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Should a paper of exactly 15 pages be submitted to Transactions or Proceedings of the AMS?

I would like to submit a paper which is exactly 15 pages. The journal overview of Transactions of the AMS says: Papers of less than 15 printed pages that meet the above criteria should be submitted ...
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Is my paper under review (or similar) for too long and if yes, how should I react?

I submitted a paper to a journal, and I suspect that it is handled too slowly. How can I decide whether my suspicion is correct? What handling times should I expect? Given some expected handling ...
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How long does the usual initial journal review process usually take place? [duplicate]

I'm currently submitting my article on an open-access, free-submission and publishing journal. I decided to submit to that journal since it's has a good impact factor and I didn't have any funding ...