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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Retractions in mathematical journals

The number of retractions in some scientific fields like medicine, life and material related science seems rising in the past years. However, retractions in mathematics seem rare because of its ...
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Advice for a new journal editor

I was recently appointed to the editorial board of an academic math journal. I'm excited about this position, and I want to do the best job I can. I have no experience with the role however, other ...
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Publishing research using outdated methods

I'm currently an Economics MA student doing a referee report on a paper that employs a dated empirical method. This particular method was originally created in 1980 but then improved upon in 1998 by ...
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Are literature reviews necessary for journal articles?

A journal states that literature reviews should be 5000-8000 words, but mine is 10k. Should I omit the literature review and only state the problem?
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Are some typos permissible if submitting a manuscript for potential publication?

As the title states are some typos expected if submitting a manuscript for potential publication? I recently submitted an article to a journal and after re-reading it just now (2 weeks later) realized ...
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What makes papers publishable in top-tier journals?

What are some factors that enable some papers to be published in top-tier journals while others (apparently similar) cannot? For example, in the field of control theory, there are so many papers with ...
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accepting and online first publish date [duplicate]

Is there any difference between accepting date and First Online date? For example in the journal Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series , I see this Received, Revised, First Online 03 ...
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How to find publications from a particular institution in a journal?

Suppose now I am interested in University A and a Journal B. I want to know how many people from University A published a paper in Journal B, and what are these papers. How to do this?
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What is the meaning of the terms “bimonthly”, “semimonthly” and “quarterly”?

I don't understand the following terms in a journal where I am going to publish. This is in reference to this series of journals. What is the meaning of the terms bimonthly, semimonthly and ...
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Issues frequency in Volume of the journal

My doubt is about the number of issues per Volume in a journal and also please let me know about the number of issues of a journal correlates to its indexing frequency in databases. it would be very ...
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I was given to review a journal paper that overlaps with a submitted paper of ours [duplicate]

I was recently given to review a journal paper that significantly overlaps with a work that we recently submitted to a conference (about half of the contributions are the same). Any advice on what to ...
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Withdraw my published paper from open access journal [closed]

Because the journal is not recognized by UGC. Kindly please suggest how to withdraw my paper in an open access journal.
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Difference between a letter/short article and a full length article?

After 3 weeks from submission, I recieved the below email from the editor in chief of an applied math journal, asking whether I would consider changing my manuscript from full length article to a ...
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Publishing paper after graduation without advisor's name

I recently submitted a paper derived from my masters thesis to a journal. Before submission, I sent an email to my masters adviser but did not get any reply. I guess he might have forgotten my name or ...
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Reviews are in but incomplete. Is it preferable to send manuscript for revision, or wait till complete?

Let's say I'm handling a paper which has been reviewed, but the reviews are incomplete. For example: The journal needs N reviews as a policy and I only have N-1 reviews. The journal needs at least ...
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Why would the editor in chief add a new reviewer after the first round of revision?

I have a manuscript submitted in a journal, and there is a newly-added reviewer after the first round of revision, which is surprising for me. The three other reviewers remain the same in the second ...
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The name of academic journals that ask for money to review or publish papers?

In academic life you need to publish papers. Some journals publish papers merely based on peer review; they don't ask for money. For some other journals, you have to pay certain amount of money for ...
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How can I force a journal to withdraw a paper?

I submitted a research paper to a reputed journal (open access). Later, after getting the first reviews, most of the authors are refusing to pay the publication fees even though we all previously ...
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Should I reply to Editor of a journal after acceptance?

One of my papers got accepted yesterday. We had received conflicting opinions from the reviewers even after three rounds of revisions. We also had written a rebuttal directly to the Editor in response ...
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

I am considering developing a new journal, with an innovative publishing method, and would love to hear some insights. The main concept is to change the review process. I would like to have a extra ...
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Has a journal ever switched between being a predatory journal and a reputable one?

There are a lot of questions here on what predatory journals are, and how to tell if a journal is one or not. Are there known cases where a journal has "switched" camps, or where substantial evidence ...
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Resubmitting a Paper to a Mathematics Journal After Questionable Rejection

Summary I have recently submitted a paper to a fairly prestigious journal in my subfield of mathematics, along with a co-author. I am a junior author, but my co-author is well-established. It's not ...
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Why won't good journals retract papers that were proven wrong?

I saw some research papers still present in good and reputed journals even though they were proven wrong by other papers. The subject is cryptography. If a paper is proven wrong, it does not ...
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How to effectively locate older studies and papers?

Finding studies referenced in books can be nearly impossible. I was struggling very much to find the original paper by Liebmann (1927) on the, well, Liebmann effect. Is there a better method to look ...
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Are not published workshop papers considered in similarity check for an extended journal paper?

I am going to submit my journal paper in 2 weeks. Besides, there is a workshop whose deadline is in a couple of days. I am going to submit a brief version of my potential journal paper (12 pages) in ...
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How many papers accepted in Special issue call For paper?

I have a paper that I am working on . I found a special issue on the area I am working on. My advisor told me special section have a good chance for acceptance. What is good about special issue call ...
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Why some papers are free while the other are not, even in the same journal/publication?

I am accessing this journal from university. So, I assume the university subscribes to this publication/journal (Sciencedirect/Microelectronic Engineering). But why some papers are free while the ...
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Which license to choose for article publication? [duplicate]

My editor is giving me the option to choose between: The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) The Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 ...
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Reasons to publish in a “Letters” journal?

I am a researcher in computer science. I have seen few research papers in a journal called Information Processing Letters, which seems to cover a very broad subject area. I am not getting what ...
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Introduction to how journals and other research publications work? [closed]

I need a comprehensive introduction to how research journals work and conferences relevant to the point of view of a student, and as a researcher. Although I have read many research papers, I think I ...
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Does it makes sense to publish new math whose primary significance is its applicability to another field?

I have come up with a new mathematical method that has applications in a field outside mathematics. I have described the mathematics of it, and proved relevant theorems to show how it works. The sole ...
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Reviewer comments are in complete contrast about research article

Recently my research article has been reviewed after first round of revision and has been sent back to me by editor. In addition, editor has written in a very clear manner that a thorough response and ...
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Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
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Rights of authors who withdraw peer reviewed manuscript due to refusal to transfer copyright

Many (traditional) journals request copyright transfer upon acceptance. A group of librarians suggested that authors negotiate the copyright transfer and prepare to walk away if the journal insists ...
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How relevant is it, if updates to a journal paper are not reflected on third party websites?

My friend published a paper. After few months he found some error present. He asked the journal editor for a correction, made the changes and replaced the old version with the new one. The old journal ...
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Elsevier journal finder

I am looking for proper journals to publish my paper. I took a look at journals of references I used in my paper. Since the scope of my paper is the same as those references, I thought I should also ...
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How to interpret this rejection email from Journal of American Math Society? Anything to read between the lines?

I had submitted a paper manuscript to JAMS (J. of Amer. Math Soc) and recieved the following email 2 months after the submission. Can you help me interpret this email, as to what the situation is and ...
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Can work documented within a manual be published in a journal?

I work on an actively developed collaborative project. The project is a simulation package. The model has various manuals and guides. These guides are non-peer reviewed collaborative documents self ...
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How should I withdraw a paper from a predatory journal? [duplicate]

My Co-author made the mistake of sending a research article to a predatory publisher(OMICS), which got accepted after 2 months of review. On the same day of their acceptance email, we sent a ...
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What are the “acceptance rate” for journals in computer science?

While conferences seem to be the norm in the field, I am interested in the fraction of papers that are accepted to CS journals. It seems (to me) that due to the fact that unlike conferences journals ...
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Is there a more positive term for “desk rejection”?

I wish to ask a journal's editor if my manuscript will be "desk rejected" (for, if not, it will be peer-reviewed). He and I both know what that means, but I'd rather say it without prejudicing my ...
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issue with discontinued or missing journal

I published a couple of papers for the International Journal of Security and Its Applications which was run by a publisher called SERSC (Science and Engineering Research Support Society). The link in ...
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Acknowledgment to a referee of a different journal who previously rejected an article

I received a referee report on one of my articles. The report is amazing and gives me wonderful directions to improve my work however he rejected the article. Now I rewrote the article considering his ...
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Should a graduate student accept random offer to be a reviewer for IEEE Transactions paper?

I have been asked by a well-established professor to review a regular paper submitted to IEEE Transactions, however, I am concerned as in the email, he titled me "Dr. Monkia" although I am still being ...
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No reviews after 7 months of paper submission [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to IEEE transactions on knowledge and data engineering (TKDE). Until now, it has been 7 months and the status of my paper is still "Under Review". It has stayed in the same ...
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When asking for an extension to submit revisions, should I mention that I am no longer in academia?

I submitted a paper to a journal 6 months ago. I finally heard back from them now, and they would like revisions in 6 weeks; for another round of review. Since submitting that paper, I've submitted ...
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does a database containing list of all journals and related meta-data exist? [closed]

Is there any database where I can find a list of all the journals and filter the database based on the Impact factor, publisher and category (Open access or commercial)?
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Do all authors have the right to access LaTeX source code of the PDF manuscript uploaded to a journal's portal by the corresponding author?

I am a PhD student about to graduate (finished defense/Viva, pending final thesis corrections and final upload before conferral of degree). I am a co-author on a manuscript for a journal article. ...
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Is it possible to ask the identity of a particular reviewer to oppose for future submission?

I am in an embarrassing situation. I have submitted my article three times, to three different journals, and always I get the same reviewer who copies and pastes the same reviews which actually make ...
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Publishing several research papers in the same journal [duplicate]

In some cases a specific journal is one of the most important and relevant places for a research topic. So, is this normal and acceptable (for a pre-Ph.D. researcher) to have several papers published ...

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