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Questions related to publisher, the one who publishes academic journals or books.

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Uploading a preliminary version of a book/monograph to arXiv

Suppose you're working on a lengthy text that you would like to publish as a book or a "research monograph". For example in mathematics stuff like Springer Lecture Notes, Memoirs of the AMS, ...
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Why can it take longer for a new journal from a prestigious publisher to receive and impact factor?

The question is motivated by the fact, that Physical Review Research still did not get its first impact factor and a date it happens given on their internet page: "We are hopeful that Physical ...
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What should I do when someone publishes a paper based on results I already posted on the internet?

I posted new theorems and proofs on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Weeks later, someone else submitted the same results to a Springer journal and the paper was accepted. How can a publisher like Springer ...
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Are niche topic textbooks normally published by vanity presses or traditional ones?

My understanding is that while a traditional publisher invests its own resources to market and publish a book with the hope of getting enough revenue to cover their costs, vanity publishers charge the ...
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How much do for-profit companies pay for journal subscriptions?

We have these figures for universities: Reference for annual journal subscription costs paid per university? Do we have similar figures for companies (in theory, the ultimate end user)? For example, ...
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Confusion regarding status of CEUR-WS proceedings and dual submission policy?

This question is specific to the dual submission policy of computer science conferences. Obviously conferences strictly bar dual submission. But all most all conferences allow simultaneous submissions ...
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Is there a list of the largest academic journal publishers, ordered by the number of journals they publish?

One can manually browse through scholarly publishers' websites and see the number of journals they publish, such as: Elsevier: ca. 4.330 journals SAGE: ca. 1.200 journals Inderscience: ca. 430 ...
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Has there ever been a discussion about the nationalization of academic publishing?

I have read a few articles in the last couple days about several problems with academic publishing. To me, the primary critique is that oftentimes, research is funded with public money, in public ...
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How much does it cost the publisher to publish an academic article?

I am interested to know the cost of publishing an academic article. I do not mean in the simple sense of "what does a given journal charge an author to publish?" or "what does an association or ...
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Should I contact journal editor?

I submitted an article to a journal last year in July. It took some months for it to be processed and peer reviewer to be assigned. I received the first decision in March (major revisions). The ...
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How do you think academic publishing companies can improve the publishing experience of researchers? [closed]

Academic publishing are here to stay and keeping the discussions about already well voiced topics (ethics, open access charges, paying reviewers) aside, as an academic, what changes would you like to ...
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Is it normal for a journal to offer to transfer a rejected manuscript to another (more expensive) journal?

Recently, a submission of mine was declined as not suitable for the journal, but with the rejection came a request to transfer the manuscript to another journal owned by the same company. However, the ...
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Is MDPI a reputable Academic Publisher?

I was recently asked to review for an MDPI open access journal. Is this a reputable publishing company? Their website suggests that they are 15 years old, and only do open-access publishing. The ...
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Does Springer publish conference proceedings for free?

Does Springer publish conference proceedings for free? It does seem very unlikely given the significant amount of work they do to publish the proceedings. However, I have spent hours reading through ...
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How do you release a previously published, copyrighted work as open access?

I am working on an open-access textbook. I have the permission of an author to use material from a previously published book from 20 years ago which the publisher returned the rights to digital ...
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How long does it usually take for journals to resolve 'expressions of concern'?

The 'expression of concern' in question is this one. It says: The journal and publisher have been alerted to concerns about this article, and an investigation is in progress. In the interim, we alert ...
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Citation count from a book published by a mid-size publisher

My PhD dissertation has been published years ago as a book by a mid-size publisher and it is partially available on google books. However, the pages of the reference section are hidden, which means ...
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Making latex sourcefiles publicly available by default

Question: where can I find (legal/pragmatic) information about having latex source files for scientific articles publicly available on github? Or, how would you deal with it? Problem description: I ...
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Can a company employee become an associate editor of a scientific journal?

I am wondering whether a company employee can take a role of associate editor of a scientific journal. Let's take the following example. Suppose I am a university professor, and my role is teaching ...
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Submitting two related manuscripts at the same time to two journals

I have two ideas (manuscripts) that I am working on, both in the field of physics. The first is theoretical, mathy and generalized. It is steered toward computer vision. Probably if finished, would ...
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Help Me Evaluate A Conference [duplicate]

I am now trying to get my article published before the end of the year. My advisor suggests me to submit my full paper to ICISE-IE 2022, a international conference on information technology and ...
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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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The status of my manuscript changed from Undergoing Initial Checking to Under review but the ED: not assigned? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to one of the weliy journals. The status was “Undergoing Initial Checking” on Scholarone system. After 3 days, the status changed to “Under Review” along with "Ed: not ...
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Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts papers quickly?

Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts quickly? One of my batch-mate got accepted in a journal within 1 month. The journal was also listed on predatory journal's list. Please advise.
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How much percentage royalty do I get from Springer (as the paper's author) and how I can apply for royalty payment?

I have submitted a paper to a Springer conference and it has been published. The publisher will charge 24.95$ to anyone who would eventually download my paper and 201 copies of my research sold by ...
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Is it fine to ask for a deadline extension from an academic publisher

I have signed a book contract with a reputable academic publisher a while back. I have finished half of the work and so far it's right on schedule. Now I'm about to give birth and after a discussion ...
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Editorial Board Members and EBM Agreement [closed]

I have to know about recruiting editorial board members (EBMs). How to find EBM agreement (for free-charge members)?
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Can a journal prohibit an author from releasing the article after the embargo in a public repository/website, such as ResearchGate?

A few days ago, I received an email from the IEEE copyright team informing me that one of my articles had been removed from my researchgate account due to a copyright violation. However, after the ...
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Why don't high-ranking journals go solo?

There are so many debates and criticisms around the topic of publishers, who are accused of charging excessive fees for access when all the work of the journal is done for free by academics. But why ...
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Prepositions in article attribution: meaning of "and" versus "with"

I recently found an article cited as "McCleary with Degering, Ind. Eng. Chem. 30, 64 (1938)" so of course I had to look up the original source. Sure enough, that article clearly says "...
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How is perceived an open access academic book without a publisher among academics

I am currently working on my second book and I want to make it open access this time. I know there is many way to put the book online (github, bookdown, etc.), but I am worried on how it will be ...
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What is included in Springer 'Accesses'?

What kind of accesses are included in the Springer 'Accesses' number? Opening the Abstract Page / Opening Full Text HTML / Downloading Full Text PDF / Opening Full Text SharedIt Link
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How to become a researcher?

I would like to follow a line of investigation but I have some doubts. I'm mathematician and currently finishing my master's degree in Latin America. I know that I have a lot to learn to make impact ...
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Can you quote peer-reviews in papers?

I'm writing a commentary-ish paper on what NOT to do on peer-reviews. Like many of you here, I've received numerous reviews ranging from very good and constructive to absolute garbage. Some background:...
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Why don't journal publishers ask for proof of affiliation?

It seems like journal publishers do not require credentials for proof of your affiliation and identity. There are many places where such credentials are important, but even the most popular journal ...
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Making already published papers open-access: is it and could it be an option?

Currently, there are plenty of options to publish an open-access paper. From using purely open-access journals (free of charge or for a fee) to opting-in for an open-access license in the traditional ...
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What's the career progression of associate scientific editor at a major publishing house?

As someone who has been offered a position with Springer Nature as an associate scientific editor, I am unclear about the career progression in such an industry? I am currently a 2 year postdoc in ...
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What do you think of scientific editors for different publishing houses as a career path after a STEM PhD? Is it a rewarding career path? [duplicate]

After PhD and/or postdoc, one usually have three directions to go to. One leads to a tenure track position, other industry related to the field or third where one changes the field completely. However,...
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Help me find the ISSN number of the journal or book and its publisher URL

I have been trying locate an article/Journal from one of the citations. I am in need of the article to complete my literature search for project. Help me locate ISSN number of the book or Journal and ...
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Effects of having a few publications in predatory journals in the beginning of my research journey?

The question might feel a little common out here, but allow me to explain more. I am a Junior Year CS Student and in my early days of getting involved in publishing conference papers, research ...
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Do associate editors or editors in chief get any monetary compensation, and to what extent?

I'm aware that academic editorial work is to a good extent a voluntary service to the community. Peer reviewing, to my knowledge, is always a voluntary service, for a whole number of good reasons, e.g....
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Etiquette on contacting publisher of a multi-author book after one co-author passed away [closed]

I am asking this question on behalf of someone who does not want to create a stackexchange account. Suppose one author on a multi-author textbook that is used regularly in college courses has passed ...
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Finding an editor for my book

I am going to publish my second book (a technical book on Einstein's relativity), probably with a UK publisher. I am trying to find an editor for it, and I would be very pleased if someone guides me ...
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Why do many LNCS conference proceedings limit their pages to exactly 12 while the guideline says it should be about 12 to 15+?

I found that many conferences strictly limit their submission and camera-ready LNCS page to 12 pages, such as source1, source2, and source3 (without the possibility of extension) whereas some offers ...
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Does the word limit for Physical Review Letters include references etc.?

I'm preparing a manuscript to submit to Physical Review Letters. On their website it says that the word limit is 3750 words. Does this word limit count every word in the whole manuscript, including ...
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How to identify a legitimate journal from a fake journal? [duplicate]

I know using Google Scholar metrics we can get an awareness about legitimate journals, but there are some journals or conferences papers not stated in the Google metrics. Hence I want to know how to ...
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Is SpringerLink published under Springer?

I would like to clarify is SpringerLink published under Springer? I want to make sure its a legitimate publisher, given that plenty of fake journals are out there.
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Does McGraw Hill Connect improve student learning outcomes?

I am debating if I should adopt the McGraw-Hill Connect system for my course next semester. On one hand, I am worried about the students' backslash because of the cost. On the other hand, after the ...
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Copyrights on epigrams in a commercial publication of academic work [closed]

An acquaintance of mine - let's call him Robert - is having a book published based on his academic research. The book targets the general public, and the publication is commercial, albeit with a ...
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Is Web of Science the same as ISI?

My institute requires us to publish our articles by ISI journals as the first priority, and Scopus as the second option. My question is: Is Web of Science the same as ISI?

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