Questions tagged [publishers]

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

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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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What does non-exclusive publishing rights mean?

I have read on open-access journals that some of them allow non-exclusive publishing rights. What does this mean exactly? Is there a general open access policy or consensus about what these publishing ...
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Minor correction of In Press article

I noticed an obvious minor mistake in an in-press article. It is related to the description of symbols in an equation, but it does not alter the rest of the manuscript in any way (they were used ...
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referencing published materials in journal paper

Hi I am writing a paper that I will be submitting to a journal for publication. I wanted to know if it is possible to reference online articles and reports for journal papers. I have looked at the ...
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What is the responsibility of a publication board in relation to ethical subject studies?

While journals are in large part the main venue for academic publishing, conferences are heavily utilized in some other venues. It seems from the venues I have been around, there is a separation ...
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Can I upload a pre-print during peer review that includes changes suggested by reviewers? [duplicate]

My paper is in the late stage of peer-review and probably will be accepted once I complete the last minor revisions, but it is not formally accepted yet. During peer-review the manuscript changed ...
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What are the motivations for publishing new editions of an existing textbook, beyond new discoveries in a field?

In many of my undergraduate classes, professors required up to date editions of textbooks. This was across a number of subjects from Computer Science to Accounting and across introductory and more ...
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Manuscript was accepted for publication but recommended with “Major revision”

Recently my invited manuscript submission was finally recommended by the Editors and reviewers for publication after one round of revision and changing the manuscript type. However, I am both ...
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can't reach book editor

For the last 5 years (delayed partly by teaching, a parent's death and caregiving for another parent), I've been writing a textbook that examines a famous 18th-century political work. The proposal was ...
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Has anybody received any solicitation from Nova Press? Are they a scam? [closed]

My advisor received an email from Nova Press if we were interested in publishing to one of their books and I was asked to summarize my dissertation for publication as a book chapter. They didn’t ask ...
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The Real “Cost” of Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER's) are seeing a rise in popularity in institutions of higher ed, as both colleges and state-and-local governments strive to address textbook affordability and other ...
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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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Production team ignored me for over 30 days and went ahead to publish article (online, not yet in print) - what are my options?

Summary: My paper was accepted to a journal; I realized they missed a handful of edits (which do not alter the findings or conclusion) and emailed them right after to change these things. They ghosted ...
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Editor wants to change Full Article to Short Communication

I received a review from a journal (life sciences) for an invited manuscript. The reviewer has requested minor revision and edits. However, the editor of the journal requested me to change my paper ...
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is David Publishing Company legit? [duplicate]

I have an abstract presented by my colleague at a local conference. I got an email from a company called David Publishing Company claiming that they are interested in publishing our paper in the ...
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Do editors really follow suggested reviewers?

I was wondering if the editors really follow the list of reviewers the author/s suggested upon the manuscript submission in the journal?
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Should I accept review requests from dubious journals?

I'm a graduate student with, so far, one published article in a peer-reviewed journal. Since the article came out, I've been receiving increasing amounts of "academic e-mail spam" from people wanting ...
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Why do academics seem to view open access as some kind of panacea?

This is a parallel question to Open Access Success Stories? and is something I've been thinking about for a while. If one reads the linked question, Spark makes the following statements about ...
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Open Access Success Stories?

A lot of academics like to complain about the academic publishing industry and its questionable practices (e.g. not paying reviewers for their work, overcharging universities for subscriptions, ...
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Is there anything inherently wrong with publishing in a bad journal?

There's a journal I read a paper in I wanted to respond to. The journal is open access, has no fee, and I have enough for a short paper (less than like 5 pages, there are no size limits). Writing this ...
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Emerging science citation index (ESCI) listed vs SCI listed journals - worthyness to publish

As I know 'Emerging science citation index (ESCI) listed journals' will not receive an impact factor from 'Thompson Reuters'. Further, Science citation indexed (SCI) and Science citation index ...
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How to identify predatory publishers/journals

What are the best strategies for assessing if a journal is a "vanity" or "predatory" journal that should be avoided (both for publishing in and reviewing for)? For example, how would one go about ...
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Republishing an article on a second journal (with permission)

I have recently published an article (written in English) in a Finnish scientific magazine (for outreach mostly). This magazine reaches only a few thousand people in Finland. Most of the articles are ...
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Will Potential Publishers View an MA Dissertation as Plagiarized?

I recently completed my MA, and I was hoping to upload my dissertation to Academia.edu, and then perhaps submit it to some publishers later on. Although I made some changes to my paper after ...
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Can i submit a revised version of a retracted paper to another journal

One of my paper was retracted die to honest error (statistical error). is it possible to submit the revised version of the paper to another journal for consideration of publication. Thank you
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Is applying existing methods to known problems a novel contribution? [closed]

I am a new PhD student. If I use existing methods to solve existing problems, but no one has applied these methods to solve these problems, is such a procedure a sufficiently new contribution for a ...
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I believe a publisher is infringing copyright when reproducing a figure I created. What can I do?

A few months ago an Elsevier representative contacted me asking for permission to reproduce one of my thesis figures in one of their books. Since this figure is only in my thesis (introduction section)...
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What should I do when my work has been published by my supervisor without my knowledge?

I had worked on a project for my bachelor thesis in 2012 and in 2013, I moved to Germany for further study. Now when I am facing several interviews for Ph.D. and the supervisors ask if I have ...
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What to do if my paper is incorrectly cited in a journal?

Recently I got a cite in a research paper where the author cited my work as [first name] et al, where it should have been [last name] et al. Is there any problem for indexing purpose? should I contact ...
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Article got accepted into PRL — do I pay the costs?

Last week we got an article accepted into PRL (Physical Review Letters). As is standard, they afterwards sent out an email saying To help defray editorial and production expenses, APS, a not-for-...
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Correct typo in paper title?

One of my published papers has a typo in the title. I have found errors of various kinds in my other papers (who hasn't) and never cared to make corrections, but I often refer people to this ...
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Why is it acceptable that publishers sell papers they didn’t pay for?

I am curious about the worldwide accepted ethics in publishing. I have never seen any other economic sector in which someone legally sold someone else's product for their own profit, apparently ...
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What can a publisher offer to its best reviewers?

As a publisher, every now and then I saw reviews which are so good, I thought I should thank the reviewer with something more than "thanks". What can a publisher offer that will actually be useful? ...
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How to Reference three authors and their papers in a stretch

Scenario: My own version: The authors in [5,6,7] focused on the problems associated with the production of X. [5] ABC et al 2018 [6] DEF et al 2018 [7] GHI et al 2019 A corrected version from ...
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Who is the publisher of the SpringerOpen journals?

This question is closely related to this one and is also about the (at least for me) confusing aggregation of publishers around the term "Springer". In particular, I am asking about the journals ...
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Is there any way to find changes between two revisions of a book?

I want to find how much it differs between Pocket Medicine 6th edition and the previous 5th one in scale of percent of words or something similar. I've revised the translation of the book for a ...
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Is MDPI a reputable Academic Publisher? [duplicate]

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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What is the difference between a “electronic preprint server” and a “subject repository”?

In the following licence to publish: 6.b) preprints (before referee) can be posted to electronic preprint servers 6.c) postprints (after referee) can be posted to subject repositories Now I am ...
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Is it considered okay to mention all the correction in an accepted article which is typeset by the press

Let's say that I got a paper accepted to a nice journal (feels so good!), in fact of a very reputed publisher. Then, the press / editorial office asks me to submit all the source files for preparing ...
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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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How do I determine which of two International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018) is genuine?

International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) is one of the top conferences for web service researchers. But this year (2018), I find there are two ICWS websites: http://icws.org/2018 (this one is ...
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How can I post my own version of a published SPIE paper on arXiv?

SPIE policy for web posting of papers states the following: SPIE grants to authors (and their employers) of papers, posters, and presentation recordings published in SPIE Proceedings or SPIE ...
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Is increasing the DPI of a low resolution image a good idea?

Today after a paper of mine got accepted I received this from the publisher (Elsevier): We have received the above article for publication, unfortunately figures x1, x2 and x3 are of low ...
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How far should you go in compromising your work to get it published?

To get my first paper published I carefully followed all reviewers’ instructions as I was convinced that reviewers are experienced researchers and reviewers. After major revision my first paper was ...
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What are the profit margins of academic publishers?

With an eye to finding the reasons behind high journal subscription costs: do journals / publishers make outrageous margins, or are prices truly justified by the costs to run journals? In other words, ...
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Is this journal a scam: Requires payment, invited to submit via email, no comments from reviewers, journal not listed on scimagojr rankings

After having presented a paper of mine at a conference last summer, I received an email from someone claiming to be part of an editorial team of a journal, to whom my paper was recommended. I sent my ...
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Why do publishers still print a 'Half title' page?

Isn't a Half Title redundant, when the Title page already states the full half Title? See Wikipedia: I know why books must have blank pages, but why not leave this page blank? I instance The ...
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How to politely request to magazine editor for the following issue?

I have one article accepted in the magazine and the editorial team has send me the proof-read version. I have a little issue that I need to change the name of the article as the requirement of my ...
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Why are footnotes expensive for publishers to reproduce?

According to the Purdue OWL APA guide: APA does not recommend the use of footnotes and endnotes because they are often expensive for publishers to reproduce. Perhaps this question belongs on a ...