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Can I drop the “Lond.” in “Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond.”?

Background I would like to cite journal articles published by the Royal Society, specifically in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Apparently, ...
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Why do universities/research agencies allow their employees to do free peer reviewing which financially benefits a third party? [duplicate]

Following up with this question Has there ever been a strike of peer reviewers? and this Why don't researchers request payment for refereeing? I understand that peer reviewing probably started ...
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Finding high quality copyright free icons for computer diagrams in IEEE or ACM submission

I am a new graduate student in computer science and starting to submit papers to IEEE and ACM. I would like the diagrams to look as professional as possible. For example, if I am showing a digital ...
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Has there ever been a strike of peer reviewers?

I know peer reviewing is done freely and voluntarily, at least I think for the most part, so I am not sure strike is the best way of calling it, but it gives the idea. With all the recent discussion ...
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VG Wort – why would I agree to share with the publisher?

Background When I reported my publications from 2017 to the VG Wort today, I could decide whether I wanted the publisher to get a share of my returns from the VG Wort (‘Verlagsbeteiligung”). The ...
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What are the criteria for effective academic journal websites? [closed]

I'm looking for information on the criteria that could be employed in the development of a social sciences (including economics) academic journal open access website. What visible (front-end) ...
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Nature Communications and Nature subject journal differences from Nature

The recent branching of Nature in Nature Communications and all the Nature subject journals is confusing. What is the difference between Nature, Nature Communications, etc. The only clear difference ...
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Is it illegal or unethical for a publishing company to pay in exchange for including a co-author?

Some weeks ago a company contacted me via email. In summary, they offer to pay you if you include a co-author. They also need you to sign an agreement with your University and them. So, from one side, ...
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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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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 ...
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Manuscript status shows 'With Editor' after only 4 days in peer review [duplicate]

I am a novice in academic publishing, and submitting my 2nd ever manuscript. Four days ago, the submitted manuscript went from 'With Editor' to 'In peer review'. Now the status has gone back to 'With ...
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Is IEEE author's version the same as the accepted version which can be put on arXiv?

When a paper is accepted to be published in an IEEE journal, the publishing system sends by email a PDF file of the author's version (for an example of what PDF file I'm referring to, see https://...
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Is asking an editor for soft copy of his book acceptable?

A colleague of mine has recently edited a book whose subject I find very interesting (I know several of the authors personally as well). Unfortunately, like most things published in academia, the ...
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Publishers' request on linking their copy of a paper

Continuing How to satisfy the publisher when making an article available on a personal web page? : Copyright agreements of certain publishers such as Springer and IEEE request that if an author ...
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Do we really need gold open access if publishers permit self-archiving and sharing?

Several well-established journals nowadays allow self-archiving or sharing of articles through an institutional repository. For instance, Elsevier allows immediate sharing of the accepted manuscript ...
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Manuscript accepted date is just one day after revision — How to interpret?

I was reading few journals (in Elsevier) in my field (Biology) and I noticed the time of acceptance period from the revised version is received "Received 8 November 2016; Received in revised form 17 ...
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Is Science Publishing group (http://www.sciencepg.net) a genuine publisher related to the Science journal?

I received an email requesting me to apply for a reviewer/editor position at Science Publishing group (http://www.sciencepg.net). But I found that Science Publications have a different website (http://...
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Publisher didn't make change to paper and now the paper still has the error

I recently published a paper with IEEE. During the publishing stage, I had to provide them the figures named [MyName]FigureX_a, [MyName]FigureX_b etc... By accident, I got two figures wrong and they ...
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What does the typesetting process for a math/science journal using LaTeX look like?

Hopefully this question isn't too broad. Following up on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/99123/what-software-do-publishers-use and Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?...
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May I upload the preprint version of my article to ResearchGate before publication?

Recently, I got an acceptance of a journal paper, where I am allowed to self-archive its preprint version in my own repository/website. My question is whether I am allowed to upload it to RG before ...
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Publishing similar but much longer article “again” in different journal?

I am about to submit a 3.000 words article. It needs to be submitted soon, and I will have to submit it, but I know that I could flesh this out much more, and arrive at something with around 7.000-10....
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Problems in making a submitted paper available to interested fellow researchers

This summer, I present a paper at two conferences. I submitted the paper to the conferences earlier this year, then improved it significantly and submitted it to a journal where it is now under review....
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Can one article be published in two different language journals? [duplicate]

Is it possible to publish the same article in multiple journals published in different languages? For instance, I have a published SCI journal article, but I want to publish the same article in a ...
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Publish collection of papers into a book?

I have a very general question. Say I have written 10 papers, published them independently in different journals over the years - could I then just take these papers and make a book out of them and ...
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Who/what determines the order of articles appearing in an issue of an academic journal?

Who/what determines the order of articles appearing in an issue of an academic journal? Does the editor or the publisher decide this? A few examples reveal that it is not alphabetical by author or ...
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What prevents someone from turning the same idea into multiple papers?

I think the question is fairly clear. Someone could have idea A, and write paper A, but then instead of submitting paper A to multiple journals, he or she might re-write the thing into a paper B, but ...
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Can I ask the journal to publish my paper in a later issue?

Say I have submitted a paper, it got accepted, but for whatever reason I would like to publish this not in the next issue, but in a future issue. Could I ask the publisher to do this, or would this ...
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After having published a paper, am I still free to use & distribute it as I wish?

Do I lose copyright if a journal accepts my paper and publishes it? Can I send my paper to colleagues, or is this technically illegal if they do not have access to the journal via their institution (...
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How to submit a paper to Bulletin of Number Theory and Related Topics

The journal Bulletin of Number Theory and Related Topics (Boletín de teoría de números y temas conexos) does not seem to have its own website, from where one can obtain article/paper submission ...
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Authorised agent for joint authors in publication agreement

For the publication of a paper each of the joint authors needs to sign a publication agreement with the publisher. Instead, only one author can sign as an 'authorised agent for joint authors'. ...
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What is the meaning of “honorable speaker”?

I have an email from the 2nd World Congress on Wind & Renewable Energy 2017 as an "Honorable Speaker" .... does that mean presenting a new paper and paying any fees?
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If a journal has optional costs, is it bad form not to pay them?

I've noticed that some of the journals I submit to, most of which are top tier, have optional costs. For instance, there is an optional page cost that I could pay even though my paper is not open ...
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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 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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What to do when there is 'full-text request' in ResearchGate.net

I am a member of ResearchGate.net and I sometimes receive this 'full-text request' for some of my publications. Thus far, I generally provide them an access to my publication. However, I am not sure ...
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Publishing a book based on long journal article

Recently my article has been accepted for future issue in a prestigious journal published by Jhon Wiley and sons. After accceptance of article I received an email from an other publisher based in ...
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What could be incentives for publishers to waive fees for reusing figures?

I'm in charge to obtain permissions to reuse figures from previous publications for our future work. Our publisher is a STM-signatory so for most journals there is little problem as their publisher ...
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Is SCI Impact Factor valid for a year? And, my PhD publication dilemma regarding it

My advisor asked me to publish in an SCI-indexed journal with better impact factor (say more than 1). I found a journal with impact factor as 1.2. But the journal says that its present impact factor ...
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Author states that he is owner of his photographs but they have been published in various journals

I'm editing a volume and I am responsible to obtain permissions for figures and photographs the authors wish to use in their respective chapters. Now I have an author A who included several of his ...
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Seeking publishing advice for an academic textbook

I have written a new academic mathematics textbook that I think can become popular, perhaps even very popular, as far as math books are concerned (which I recognize in the broader scheme, alas, is ...
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How does Google Search know which paper you have cited?

Pick a random paper using Google Search, for instance Click on the Cited By link, and you will see: a list of writings, ranging from thesis, conference paper, arXiv paper, etc. etc.... published on ...
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How to obtain a copy of my own article from an APS (American Physical Society) journal?

I recently published an article in one of the journals of the American Physical Society (APS). Our university library does not have a subscription to this particular journal, so I don't have access to ...
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How to deal with bogus and unethical journals?how to stop unethical journals? [closed]

In research and publications there are database maintains good quality list of journals, Maintaining a reliable good impact factor too. But on the other side there are list of journals who publish ...
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Publication charges are not sent to the right address?

I am disappointed that I can not get an answer about a submitted article for publication in a journal. I receved the acceptation for final publication, then I paid the publication fees by Western ...
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What can be done about a terrible galley proof of my accepted paper, which would be a lot of effort to correct? [duplicate]

Recently my paper was accepted in one of the best computer science journals in Elsevier. In less than 12 hours, I received the galley proof of the paper. Initially, I was surprised at the speed of ...
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What are the steps for republishing imagery held in archives?

I want to reuse, in a new work, some period drawings and paintings that are held in various libraries and archives. Presumably this means paying for their time spent helping me. To make the process go ...
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What effect does a journal having multiple ISSN codes have on reporting citations?

Recently, I submitted a paper into a general whose name also appears on the SCIE list of web of science. My paper got accepted. The journal actually has two ISSN numbers (one for print and the other ...
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Is there an equivalent to journal impact factor for scholarly book publishers?

I am considering writing a monograph or editing a multi-authored book. Before proceeding further, I would like to pick a suitable publisher to show them the book proposal. To choose, I would like to ...
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A scam publisher offers me to publish, but it seems that I lose nothing if agree

I've received an email from Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP Publishing), offering to publish my manuscript. I heard that they are a scam, but is there any reason to refrain from publishing with them?...
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Scientific Research Publishing - Unspoken Rules [closed]

I would like to know more about some (unspoken) rules in scientific research publishing. More precisely, i am interested in computer science field. Can someone expect his papers to be published in ...