Questions related to Academic Journals
Hi respected seniors and experts, I recently submitted a paper on the Caputo-Fabrizio operator but the paper was rejected with the comment "The Caputo-Fabrizio is not a fractional operator". But thousands of papers have already been published on the mentioned-above operator, does that mean all those articles are wrong???
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We 're planning to produce and publish reviews/meta-analysis on medicinal plants/alternative medicines/nutrition and cancer (all types of cancers) in reputed journals.
To do that, we're looking for scientists to join this project.
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I am looking for a journal that publishes a clinical trial protocol for free. Could you please suggest some medium to high-quality indexed journals? Please do not suggest a predatory one!
When I upload the data I downloaded from Science Direct to the SciMAT program, the citation information does not appear. Thanks for your help.
Currently, I am looking for free-to-publish journals with an impact factor of more than 4 or 5 in food science and nutrition. It would be very helpful if anyone could suggest some good journals with free or low-cost publication processes. Thanks, anyone in advance if you provide any information or guidance.
If we look closely to scientific works, interviews and speeches of Stephen Hawking, we may see many points unacceptable to norms of science. I myself have identified questionable statements by him that may need to be clarified. I share you several examples:
1- As far as I have seen and read his books, I did not find any referencing styles, bibliography...
2- Strange Statements, for example about Black Holes, rejecting other sciences such as Philosophy,
3- Changing his views constantly, with no reference, talking about Big Crunch, then reject it, talking about Big Bang and then reject it.
4- Advertising "The theory of everything" and then giving it up silently...
5- Did not talk about opposite ideas by others, eg, those who don't accept Big Bang...
6- Changing his ideas about our fate constantly, for example saying we have 1000 years time to leave earth, 600 years, 200 years, 100 years...
7- The reasons he talks about for leaving the earth (such as possible nuclear wars, Viruses, climate change, ... ) could be easily challenged, as humans (if ever according to him ) leave the Earth, wont take with themselves their behavior, culture, tools, systems, policies, attitudes, understanding ideology, beliefs, systems, doctrines? just to name a few.
8- Alien invasion
9- other issues... we talk about later
- I think we as scientists, have to work in accepted norms and frameworks of science and academic research. I partially have spoken about those norms in other discussions, you might like to have a look at... for example:
Please share your ideas on points mentioned above, or other points you know
- the questionable behaviors and actions of some researchers and faculty members in the world of academia are gaining momentum. most of them in the forms of publications, (there might be more, but not In front of eyes)
- we clearly see that many journals, even top ones allow their EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS publish astonishing number of articles in where they edit.
- take it into consideration that journals are autonomous, outsiders can not ask the reasons
- but yet an alarming issue is that if we seek the names of those people in other journals that they don't serve (in the same field) , we almost fail to find any articles from them...
- how is it possible? what could be the value of such papers? how to trust them? what could be their aim(s)?
What are the best journals to submit short pieces in economics? Best in terms of readership, fairness, and review time.
There is an older blog on the World Bank's website that lists 10: https://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/10-journals-publishing-short-economics-paper
A lot has changed in the last few years with the growth of open access and predatory journals. I assume there are new ones to be considered. Some journals offer different categories of submissions, e.g., health economics. There's also VoxEU...
Thanks for your help. Cheers, Kelsey
I am looking for a valid reference to cite in my article. I need to know how many weeks a male mouse has to age to be considered as mature and can be included in mating.
In my recent manuscript submission to a Springer Nature journal, I have come across Research Square (Preprint service provider associated with Springer Nature) which is allowing & encouraging me to publish the manuscript under consideration as a Preprint. My question is, If I publish it as Preprint, in the event of rejection of my manuscript from the journal, will it affect my subsequent submission to a different journal? (i.e. will my own preprint be caught and counted for determining the similarity index by the next journal house)
Is it okay to publish article based on previous same methodology used by another researcher? I wanted to use that method but on different machine and with different experimental data?
I meant, I have used the same methodology, but I have developed my own simulation model and even new code for our purpose. Only thing is that I am using the same software as that researcher used in his article with the same steps. However, our machine is different than him and sample used in experimental campaign are different (Of course, our simulation model is different). What do you think ? is it okay to publish article in Journal?
Because i am afraid that he is expert on that article and if he selected as reviewers then he will reject my paper. Please let me know your opinions.
I have a query :
I had written a paper few months ago and its prepreint is floating online.
Query: I want to add more additional results along with modeling in that paper and submit it to some other journal. Can I do the same because a preprint is already floating online? Won't it count in the plagiarism count by the detector? I mean I know preprint is also my earlier version of the same paper but software dont.
Kindly help me with this.
I welcome reviewers who are willing to review the article based on designing and development of robots submitted to the Journal of Computers, Mechanical and Management, an emerging open access journal. Please message me back here with your email id so that i can request a review from you.
Journal Website: https://www.jcmm.co.in
Kindly discuss your any sort of experience or familiarity with the Scopus indexed journal titled NeuroQuantology. It will be a great deal of help for novel researcher. Thanking you in advance.
As Editorial member of peer reviewed journals, I have been alerted to a new malpractice in the area of scientific publications. Currently, an increasing number of journals have been targeted by some organisations that aim to manipulate the peer review process, known as paper mills. What’s a paper mill? A paper mill is an organisation that offers services to individuals that include: - Writing a manuscript on their behalf and submitting to a journal of their choice; - Writing a manuscript which the paper mill submits to a journal, which when accepted, they sell the authorship of (with varying fees depending on the order of the author); - Writing an article which an individual will pay to add superfluous references to, in order to boost their citation score; - Installing reviewers into a journal site, who commit reviewer fraud. Paper mills operate globally, and there are academics from across the world involved. Papers can be perfectly acceptable research papers, or they may be research papers where the research was never conducted, or they do not make sense to the reader. There are procedures to prevent paper mill activities; however, it is our responsibility, as member of the research community, to engage in ethical behavior, and to promote fairness and rigor in research and dissemination activities.
How can one export records from Science Direct to excel sheet for systematic literature review purpose?
Some editorial board members have been seen to use the influence of their journals to develop & enhance their own profiles. And some people do the reverse efforts.
What are you doing being an editorial board member? Please provide some instances.
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It is common these days that authors show the increasing number of publications about a special case for example a special material during a decade using a graph. How can we understand the number of publications per year?
Could you please help me know?
Before submitting a paper work to a journal, knowing its reputability is important.
What we look at to identify whether a journal is reputable or not? If two journals are reputable, is/are there way/s of selecting the better one?
I'm using some words in my research paper's introduction like "task compilation time," "fixation," "fixation duration," etc. I define those variables or terms in the methodology, but readers may not be able to understand them in the first place. So, how does the researcher deal with such a problem? They are not new terms or variables. In eye-tracking research, they're common terms. So, should I mention these kinds of terms in my introduction?
N.B: They're not acronym.
Dear researchers. If we want to publish a paper in a hybrid-type journal and choose the non-open access option (for subscribers only), is it literally free, or is there still a possibility of paying a less charge than APC in their open access option? How can we identify it?
Please suggest some "easier" non-open-access journal/s, other than IEEE-TED, for publication in the field of device modeling and simulation of CMOS image sensors.
I have submitted my research article to Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer) 3 weeks ago. It took five days for getting the "Editor assigned" status after my submission and still it remains as same for more than 2 weeks. The article has not yet been sent for review yet.
Could anybody suggest me that,
1) Is it a normal case of being in "Editor Assigned" status for more than 2 weeks?
2) how long it takes in Springer journals for an article to be sent for review?
I would like to welcome your responses.
We are looking for journals, where should we publish our research, indexed by WOS or SCOPUS.
We will be very thankful for every recommendations or advice.
Recently, I found an article that has been published in IEEE Access (DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3045008), which is directly copied from a research article of ours (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-019-04213-z). A lot of figures and tables, and the text in body of the paper are same as our published paper. Moreover, most of the data are the same or have been only slightly changed and the text in the finding and discussion section is also mostly identical. We can see the same text with the same references (see the attached file).
Regarding this essential problem we sent an email to the editor handling of the paper. Then, the first author of the paper sent us an email, in which he tried to persuade us to forgive him. In fact, he confessed to committed plagiarism and asked us for mercy. Following reporting the problem to the EIC we received an email from IEEE Access as an investigation outcome as follow. "In the present case, we performed an investigation and discussed the case with the EIC, IEEE Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and myself. We believe that the article overlap is small enough that it does not warrant any further investigation."
We spent so much time on our paper, and they have just looked at our paper, modified it, and written another one. This is not fair at all. What can we do now? I would appreciate any kind of help.
Hello friends, my article has been published in AIJRPreprint online and it is also available on Google Scholar. Would it be count as a publication in my CV?
What are all the merits and demerits of pre-print?
- Is it cause plagiarism?
- Whether someone stole and publish our work in journals?
- How to get a doi for pre-print?
- What are all the best pre-print platforms?
- Whether you pre-preprint. Why?
- Whether you not prefer pre-print. Why?
The Dolos list has started to work well, but I do not think this opposition to predatory publishing is enough. From what I have seen, there is no collective or institute (consisting of researchers) of reference that denounces this sector. It could be a collective whose objective would be to establish regular reports and publish statements about this sector. The collective aspect would give more weight to this opposition. For the moment, I have the impression that these are mostly isolated actions from researchers. What do you think about this idea ?
I just have to warn you of one thing: A researcher who publicly opposes this sector would have to assume unpleasant consequences. For my part, a few days after launching the Dolos list, I was already receiving threatening messages.
About two weeks ago, i had submitted my article to an Elsevier journal. However, several days later, my article rejected because according to its editor-in-chief, it was not related to the journal. In addition, they told that shortly, i will receive an email from Elsevier which will include the suitable journals for my article. Now, after a week, i have not received such an email from Elsevier, yet. Is this normal or there may be a problem? How many days usually does it take to receive such an email?
I am in search of journals or peer reviewed conferences where I can submit my paper on antenna. The paper has section like simulation, fabrication and testing results. I know of IEEE OJAP and IEEE antenna and propagation letters. But if I can get suggestions for other journals or peer reviewed conference on antennas ?
We have created https://www.wos-journal.info to allow you to check information about 21,430 journals on the Web of Science (released on June 29, 2022). Note that these journals are in the Web of Science core (in SCIE, SSCI, AHCI, and ESCI). Some helpful information that you may want to know:
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I’m often asked to suggest academic Design Journals, but find it hard to find a 'one-stop' list so researchers/ students can review and select. I’ve started a rough list in no particular order (link below). Any Design related journal suggestions would be welcome, from Innovation to engineering, education to ergonomics, UX to Design history, etc. Discipline-specific or Interdisciplinary.
Please offer some suggestions and Il add them to the list. Looking for quality, peer-reviewed offerings.
The 2022 Journal Citation Report (JCR) is set to be released around the end of June (based on past experience).
For researchers and publishers, an increase in the journal impact factor is usually exciting. However, the impact factor of most journals (though not all) has shown a positive trend in recent years, while the journal ranking and quartile have remained nearly constant in most cases (again, not all) (or have minor change). Do you believe it has any bearing on the author's profile or research?
Your opinion and experiences are welcome.
I'm doing a LINAC simulation using the Monte Carlo code TOPAS. I've read somewhere that the NRC LINAC specifications are not propriety and are in the public domain, but I failed to find them.
Can someone point me in the right direction where I should look. I tried google patents, science direct and web of science but came up empty handed.
I've found this paper (https://doi.org/10.1118/1.1290714) with the geometrical specifications but for the same component it was given two different distances form central axes can someone help me understand it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi experts. I am conducting my thesis project. I wonder if I should only conclude my whole thesis and give answers to the main research question in my Conclusion chapter? And have my sub-conclusion to sub-research questions in the Research Results chapter (previous chapter)?
Or should the Research Results chapter only discuss the findings and all sub and main research questions must be answered and concluded in the Conclusion chapter?
Dear scholar, I am wondering as I could not see the article citations in my google scholar for this article. I found other my article published in this journal have google citations. I have also self cited this article as it was my first article related to Covid-19.
"Hom Nath Chalise (2020). COVID-19 situation in Nepal, Archives of Psychiatry and Mental Health.4, 033-034. doi:10.29328/journal.apmh.1001015 "
I found this article has 0 citations in google scholar, but it has more than 30 citations.
I tried forming chitosan films using some methodologies I read from certain journals. I used 1% (v/v) acetic acid to form a 1% (w/v) chitosan solution which was stirred overnight and was filtered through a cheesecloth. After filtration, I sterilized the solution at 121 deg C for 15 mins, cooled and then added 0.50 mL/g glycerol as plasticizer. I poured the solution on open glass petri dishes and dried it at 40 deg C for more or less 4 hours. The films were too adhered on the glass plates that when I tried peeling them off immediately after drying, I only got a little film. Some wouldn't peel off. I tried scratching the surface of the plates just to make sure films were formed and that the chitosan solution didn't evaporate at all. Did I do something wrong? What methods can you suggest to improve my solution preparation and casting method? I am currently trying casting on disposable plastic plates with the same chitosan solution and hoping this time will be successful. Thank you so much!
- Which one is the most eminent and most reachable academic book publisher?
- Also, which ones provide the best royalty?
- Oxford publisher or Elsevier publisher, which one is the best?
#book #publisher #research
One of my research papers was rejected without being sent for peer review but I have just found a highly similar paper published by the same journal. Now can I request for an explanation from the journal for this double standard policy?
I am writing a review paper. In my paper, can I use figures from "open access" journals/articles etc provided I cite them properly? (i.e. without have to go for requesting permission for using). Also, is there any way to obtain permission to use already published figures without incurring cost?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria does provide clarity on who qualifies to be an author but I have not been able to find any guidelines about the last author.
1. What is the main senior supervisor's correct position (order of authorship)?
2. Is the second position more valuable than the last one?
3. Do the first and last authors have the same value?
4. In case an author does qualify the ICJME criteria but contributes the least, would it be ideal to place the author last or as the penultimate author to the main senior author?
5. What value does being a corresponding author hold? Since its often used as an important criterion for promotions.
Hello Dear All,
How to write a review article?
What is the difference between a review article and a research article?
Is a review article accredited the same as a research article?
Sometimes I see comments which are added in the end of a paper(e.g. I've seen comments and their replies from the author in the end of the paper in Elsevier's journals). The question is that how can we make such a comments to get answer from the author(s) formally?
I have several questions on a paper that should ask them to the authors. I've tried to have a conversation with the authors via E-Mail but nobody answered me then decided to ask my questions formally from the journal. May I use LTE (Letter to the editor) to do this? have you ever done such a thing so far?
I, like probably all of you whose email address is out there on a mass mailing list, get daily requests to submit a paper to a journal. Before deleting them, I like to see if there is something to laugh at (in the nicest possible way). I am not implying there is anything wrong with the journals. All strength to them, but they should try a bit harder to target their potential customers. I have three recent examples:
1) We have read your worthy paper etc ....“Do mollusks use vertebrate sex steroids as reproductive hormones? Part I: Critical appraisal of the evidence for the presence, biosynthesis and uptake of steroids.” and would like to invite you to submit a paper to the Integrative Gynaecology and Obstetrics Journal [!!]
2) We had a glance at your published article “Out-of-season production of 17,20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one in the roach Rutilus rutilus”. Being impressed by your quality work, we are contacting you to know if you can associate with us by submitting your upcoming research to SOJ Materials Science and Engineering
3) We had a glance at your published article 'Out-of-season production of 17,20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one in the roach Rutilus rutilus.'
With the theme of ‘Serving Scientific Community for a better mankind’, International Journal of Poultry and Fisheries Sciences is publishing articles dealing with all aspects of etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of liver diseases. Being impressed by your quality work, we are contacting you to know if you can associate with us by submitting your upcoming research.
[I also had a request from a journal dealing with neonatal nursing, but that got junked a long time ago]
I submitted my manuscript to one of the Lancet Journals. The status remained as “submitted to Journal” till mid February.After that it changed to “Decision in Process”. The status has remained so till April. I have also written to the journal thrice but did not receive any reply from them. I am very confused about the status of my manuscript. There seems to be no option to retract the manuscript too. My mentor is not allowing me to contact the Ombudsman.
I have previously submitted manuscripts twice to Lancet journals but they Would make an editorial decision within 3 days.
Is the current case just a technical glitch or are they pondering over my manuscript? What are the chances of a positive response from the journal based on my case? Also how do I go about the situation?
What is the highest amount of rounds of peer review one of your publications has gone through with a single journal before receiving a final decision? Also, how long did it take to go through all those rounds of peer review? I'm trying to get a sense of what is typical.
I don't know if this was already asked or not, but I thought I'd give it a try. How do you guarantee your research reaches more audience? What if it is not a generic topic that has similar previous applications? How do citations work (Other than keyword-ing and finding similar topics online and in journals)? What constitutes a great work if the audience of the paper(s) is only a handful of people? Does it have to be one of the very well-known journals to get highly cited (from your experience)?
I would like to publish my Scientific Preprint Paper free-of-charge in an international Astrophysics journal with a satisfactory Impact Factor. Can you please suggest such a journal?
I have published my Research Results on a New Orbital Model for Moving Bodies in the Universe that I am asserting as a result of my scientific analysis, which can be found below:
"Everything Is A Circle: A New Model For Orbits Of Bodies In The Universe"
(Paperback Book) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NYG14X8
(Kindle eBook) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PVS2FBW
I will be presenting this work to the general scientific community at #COSPAR in Sydney, Australia, which will be broadcast Live according to Congress schedule on February 2, 2021
and will be available as Video-On-Demand in more detail.
To provide an introductory idea for readers and scientific community in general, here is a short video giving an overview description of the main and most significant findings:
The longer we are in the field and do sufficient reading, the easier it is to know the key journals in the field.
However, there are more and more journals merging into bigger aglomerates as well as the new ones arising, so I try using AI-based tools to upload your abstract and keyword and to find out a list of journals suitable for it.
This list will narrow down the journals examination on their credibility, indexing and impact factor:
- Elsevier Journal Finder - http://journalfinder.elsevier.com/
- EndNote Match: Find the Best Fit Journals for Your Manuscript - http://endnote.com/product-details/manuscript-matcher
- Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE) - http://jane.biosemantics.org/
- European Directory of Academic Journals -https://europub.co.uk/
- Springer Journal Suggester - http://journalsuggester.springer.com/
- Think. Check. Submit - https://thinkchecksubmit.org/
- Web of Science Master List - https://mjl.clarivate.com/home
- Edanz Journal Selector - http://www.edanzediting.com/journal_selector
- Enago Open Access Journal Finder - https://www.enago.com/academy/journal-finder/
- Smart finder - Global Journal Database - by Researcher.Life - https://researcher.life/journal
My research team and I, at Iuav University in Venice, are creating a list of scientific journals as complete as possible most representative for design.
Editors may claim that due to increased flows of papers and given that there is limited space in their journals, they may reject papers that they would have probably processed in the past. I understand that “space“ was an issue in the past at times of printed volumes. Why is this still an issue in today’s digital world?
I am looking for a 2021 SJR ranking. When it will be available for the public? Have you any idea regarding this? I need a tentative time for my admission purpose. Please help.
I have been doing research on different issues in the Finance and Accounting discipline for about 5 years. It becomes difficult for me to find some topics which may lead me to do projects, a series of research articles, working papers in the next 5-10 years. There are few journals which have updated research articles in line with the current and future research demand. Therefore, I am looking for such journal(s) that can help me as a guide to design research project that can contribute in the next 5-10 years.
Wouldn‘t it be great if there was a centralized platform to submit our studies and multiple journals to make an offer to accept it (to be sent for review)? This would have save us so much time and effort, waiting for one journal to reply and then move to the next one.
How could you judge someone by publication and impact factor of journal or publisher?
What you think it’s easy to publish work in a high impact factor journal without funding? Nature and MDPI and Hindwai and PlosOne and other good journals are open access...and having Article processing charges...
Do you know research on the use of random stimulation to enhance creativity?
Currently, I am conducting (for my master thesis) a meta-narrative review on aleatory (reliance on chance) creativity techniques, that is
~~CREATIVITY TECHNIQUES USING SOME FORM of RANDOM INPUT/STIMULATION to FOSTER CREATIVITY and IDEA GENERATION~~.
Some instances of random stimuli techniques would be the random word technique, some bisociation techniques, improv comedy/ (…).
To ensure a high-quality conclusion for the meta-narrative review I am in search of grey literature (studies/… that have not been published in academic journals for whatever reason).
Do you have any such grey literature that would fit my search?
If not, could you refer me to people/forums/websites that might be able to help me?
Thank you for your help and attention
I'm looking for journals in the field of biology/ecology or on the topic of plastic pollution that publish short article types: a short communication or a natural history note for example. I have a few of these spin-off stories from my main research, which are interesting enough to publish but don't come close to a full research article. All suggestions would be welcome!