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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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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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What happens if a reviewer withdraws himself from peer review process?

I submitted my manuscript to one of the journal of frontiers groups, It has been 3 months now since the submission, in the first round of the peer review process, One reviewer gave me minor revision ...
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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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Can I have ResearchGate organize peer review of my paper?

I've uploaded an article to ResearchGate, and ResearchGate asks me whether it has been peer reviewed. It hasn't, and I'm wondering whether ResearchGate can get it peer reviewed for me. Is this ...
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Is there a free (as in freedom) alternative to Publons

I have just reviewed for a journal that allows me to transfer my information to Publons. It seems Publons is a relatively new thing with limited uptake. It also seems like the type of thing that would ...
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Awaiting Associate Editor decision MEAN? [duplicate]

I had submitted a paper in a reputed journal in more than 2 months back. Upto one month the status was " manuscript is assigned to the editor" Now, the status of the paper is showing "Awaiting ...
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Should I review differently when the review itself will be public?

Some journals, such as many of the EGU Copernicus publications, publish the initial manuscript and the (anonymous) peer reviews and author replies along with the full manuscript. When reviewing for ...
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Why and how commonly are scientists concerned about open peer review?

Some years ago I published an article in a Copernicus Open Access Journal. They have a peer review process called Interactive Public Peer Review, i.e. the pre-print and the reviews are open access. ...
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Is it OK to refuse to cite paywalled papers?

I wonder how reviewers would react if authors of a submitted paper refuse to cite paywalled papers. Is it a valid reason to refuse citing some papers? I am mostly interested in the field of computer ...
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Are there potential negative repercussions for reviewing articles submitted to dubious or predatory journals? [duplicate]

I received a request to review a paper for Scientia Iranica. The request came in cold; I have no idea how. But I am trying to be a good citizen and am contemplating if I should do the review. My ...
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Finding all communication related to any research paper

Is there any resource (blog or website) where one can find all communication related to any published scientific paper? For example I found some advise on how to write a "rebuttal letters" but not a "...
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Should I review for a new journal whose publisher is unjustifiably listed in Beall's list of predatory publishers?

I received a review request from an open access journal, which is brand new. It has published about 10 articles so far. The articles seem to be of mediocre quality but do not seem to plagiarize other ...
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Pros and cons on commenting on public review papers

Journals such as AMTD and ACPD contain an open discussion where anybody can comment on papers under review. The peer-reviewers are still anonymous, but other people commenting are not. If I'm reading ...