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How to publish independently in top journals?

The short answer is to do the kind of work that these top tier journals respect and publish. There's no easy formula, there's no recipe other than to publish that kind of work. If you want to publish ...
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How to publish independently in top journals?

They accept articles (and are lenient) to manuscripts that are from a lab whose PI has good relations with them. How would you know? Do you have insider information as to how the journal makes ...
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How to publish independently in top journals?

I'm not sure your question is entirely fair. You seem sure that only papers from "friendly" PIs and labs are even considered. I don't doubt that there is some bias at the top, but why are ...
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Gender inclusiveness in academic writing: "they are" or "they is"?

Actually, "they" isn't necessarily plural. And language isn't like a computer program or a math equation, created from first principles. So, if "they are" is pleasant to the ear of ...
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What is a reviewer integrity check in this particular context?

Hindawi and high quality haven't really gone together the past. My assumption (since they were relatively recently absorbed by Wiley) is that there is some effort to clean up the portfolio. It doesn't ...
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How to write review requests that are not classified as spam?

I suggest Do not to use any template at all, Introduce the journal, Use the official journal email with your complete signature, not gmail, Kindly beg for confirmation and feedback even when ...
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How to deal with author's extensive self-citation?

You could just mention as a side comment in the review that the number of self-citations might be interpreted by some as a reflection of the vanity of the author and/or an attempt to game citation ...
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How to write review requests that are not classified as spam?

I'm pretty much guessing here, but perhaps this will help. It is possible for recipients of a mail to mark it as spam and report that back to the email system. If this template you mention is from the ...
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How to deal with author's extensive self-citation?

There are a lot of works done previously in the field. However, the authors only cited their own work and include some irrelevant text in the introduction in order to cite their own work. If this is ...
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What is a reviewer integrity check in this particular context?

Given the information you provided, I think that the integrity check and the message itself does not have any connection to you discovery. You say that it is a high-quality journal. Since you had a ...
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How to deal with author's extensive self-citation?

Present clear arguments in your review that describe which self-citations are irrelevant and why you argue that this is the case. Assuming that this is a reputable journal, this forces the author to ...
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Is there a tool for visualizing the geographic locations of research?

For historical mathematicians: MacTutor (St Andrews) has some map tools.
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Is there a tool for visualizing the geographic locations of research?

It looks like I am a little late, but if this is still an unanswered question, I have built a web application that will extract research locations from a corpus of research titles and abstracts. For ...
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After a plagiarism complaint, the journal is slow to respond and not taking any action. What should be done?

Plagiarism may be copyright infringement (not always, but if I take your material unchanged without your permission then it is). If that is the case and it is in the USA then you can send a DMCA ...
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When is it useful to wait for the resubmission of a revised manuscript?

For most journals this would waste time for nothing, because they'll wait for the original reviewers, even if they have to wait months. The exception is if you're dealing with an MDPI journal, which ...
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What does the Editor-in-chief do with the Associate editor recommendation? How much is him/her involved?

Can't speak for every editor-in-chief, but I can say that based on my observations as a member of a journal staff: The editor-in-chief typically does not check papers very deeply. Not surprising, ...
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When is it useful to wait for the resubmission of a revised manuscript?

As Nobody writes, waiting in this particular situation can go either way. Maybe you get assigned new reviewers, who may be (a) even tougher than the old ones, or (b) are not necessarily tougher, but ...
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What does the Editor-in-chief do with the Associate editor recommendation? How much is him/her involved?

High-throughput journals may have multiple editors "under" the editor in chief, and each such editor will have multiple associate editors. Thus, the workload for every single editor (and AE) ...
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Why is manuscript review in mathematics taking so long (over 8 months)?

The scientific reasons above aside, in my view it takes long also as it is a voluntary job with no credit or immediate gain so it gets deprioritised. In many cases the long wait is waiting for a ...
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ORCID iD Inclusion in SpringNature Manuscript Submission

The submission guidelines for JDSA ask you to include "If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)" in the author information on the title page. I would interpret this as meaning they ...
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Upon resubmission, can I oppose some previous reviewers if I stronly disagree with their comments?

Is is possible for me to contest the "reject and resubmission" decision, or request the editor to re-invite Reviewer #1 for another round of review? I just really do not understand why they ...
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Request for Changes to the Author List

This form doesn't seem to apply, as the list of authors is the same. Being corresponding author has no direct connection to how much you have contributed, so you don't normally need to justify the ...
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What is "educ times"? A journal?

This link should take you to an image of the relevant page https://archive.org/details/educationaltimes58educ/page/534/mode/2up
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Status "Reviewed by all reviewers" hasn't changed in 20 days

There are different scenarios that would explain this, many of which would not benefit from contacting the editor. First, you should be aware that your average journal is run on the academic side by ...
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What are Honarary Editors?

As Maarten says, the official function could be almost anything. I've seen this title used to mean "a former editor who was really awesome" but I think it could also mean "someone who ...
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What is "educ times"? A journal?

The Educational Times. Specifically, Volume LVIII, Dec. 1 1905, p. 534: enter image description here
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What are Honarary Editors?

The official function will be what is negotiated between the journal and the honorary editor. It could be anything from nothing to being a full editor.
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

If you feel uncomfortable to call, another approach would be sending a letter via the ordinary mail. Stop using E mail. Spam is very abundant now and some filters may be aggressive enough to drop your ...
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What is "educ times"? A journal?

(Some general information about the periodical to supplement Stephan Kolassa's answer) Some useful information about the Educational Times can be found in Grattan-Guinness's 1992 paper A note on The ...
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What is "educ times"? A journal?

The Educational Times was a British journal published in the nineteenth century that addressed a wide variety of topics including a section in which readers can propose mathematical questions and ...
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

Call the editor. Quit using email and call. Be polite and just ask to trace the submission. Nothing beats having direct communication and getting as many facts as possible.
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Collatz conjecture proof

Sounds like you're unfamiliar with how the peer review process works. You submit the paper. The journal will have editors, who will usually send your paper to peer reviewers, who are often professors....
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

I would send an email to the editor in chief of the journal or the publication team. Depending on the amount of back processing required, publication in a journal can take years, based on what I've ...
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How long do I give my supervisor to read my paper?

You are asking the wrong question. You need to ask yourself how long you are going to give him before you start explaining the situation to the department chair. I'd say about 3 months, maybe a bit ...
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

Seems to me that the most probable explanation of this is that the editorial board member who made the 'accept' decision is unfamiliar with the system, hence the 'accept' decision did not actually go ...
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How long do I give my supervisor to read my paper?

I got this suggestion from a professor who is really successful and sharing it with you here. Email/meet and politely tell them that you are waiting to receive their feedback soon. You may give them a ...
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How long do I give my supervisor to read my paper?

Set timeline expectations with your supervisor and send calendar prompts/meetings As a general rule, in a supervisor-student relationship, it is a good idea to have some conversations around timelines ...
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How long do I give my supervisor to read my paper?

If you have asked your supervisor for help and advice then I suggest that you wait until you receive it. That may mean you dealing with their schedule rather than them dealing with yours. They ...
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Choosing a short title for citing a journal article (humanities)

Christian Saucier is correct. In the example you gave, the shortened title would be "What Disease Was Plague?"
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Invitation for science outreach - any downsides?

My field is not in the hard sciences, so this will be somewhat different. It is, I think, helpful as a recommendation since The Science Break seems to present themselves as a new ideal cooperation of ...
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Adding More Empirics During "Revise and Resubmit" Process?

If it improves the paper, especially its reliability, then I see no reason not to add the new material. As you suggest, giving the editor a heads up is correct, though it might slow down acceptance if ...
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Should I referee for MDPI journal Mathematics?

Personally, I have denylisted MDPI as a publisher I will not review for. They consistently sent me terrible manuscripts to review and ignored the information I provided about my area of expertise. ...
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Choosing a short title for citing a journal article (humanities)

When citing a source for the first time in your work, make sure the accompanying note has all the pertinent details. You only need to use a condensed version of that citation when using that source ...
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Publishing funding issues and collaboration after PhD graduation

ACM does not charge fees to publish in their journals other than Open Access, which does require funding from authors. I doubt that other academic contributors can contribute to your attending ...
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