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As you know, verification the results is an important step of the paper. sometimes the results of the paper and references are not coincident. What would you do if the results of your paper were not match with the results of the references?
Prof. Mohsen Rahmani: I think that there are at least three possible answers:
• Your results are not correct.
• Some of the research papers tampered with the results.
• There are some missing variables values that are used by the other researchers.
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Hi everyone,
Could you kindly give your professional opinions on the question:
Could Synthesis skills be regarded as one of the sub-variables of writing performance of review articles writing?
Dear Professor Len Leonid Mizrah,
Great thanks for your kind and professional help.
Do appreciate it!
Best regards.
Sincerely,
Xiuwen
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I'm looking to purchase premium plagiarism detection software. Which one is the most reliable and accurate on the market?
Dear RG colleagues,
This respected portal (i.e. RG) defines plagiarism as: The term “plagiarism” has different meanings, but it usually includes copying somebody else’s work without permission.
I may be somewhat old-fashioned, but please have the following golden rules on how to avoid plagiarism, especially Self-Plagiarism:
1. Use your own words instead of copying the words of others. Needless to say that if you are using your own words, then there is no chance of plagiarism accusing.
2. If you have co-authors, just trust your words.
3. If you use your own words, there should be no plagiarism issue. In turn, there is no need for the tools of plagiarism checking. Since there is no guarantee that the original content of your manuscript might not be copied and sold to others before it is published by you, I discourage using any free-software checkers for plagiarism; some of them are betrayers. Despite that offline ones are rare and if you are insisting to use anti-plagiarism software, offline checker programs are safer than online ones.
4. In some cases, you can paraphrase the sentences in the original document. But don't forget to write a reference.
5. You must always insist on honesty.
6. You must always insist on doing real research, not "Wikipedia" research.
7. Do not put any of your research work anywhere until it is published and tagged with your name. Please wait until the paper is accepted and then published in that journal. Then, upload that research item on any platform you wish.
8. Despite that offline ones are rare and if you are insisting to use anti-plagiarism software, offline checker programs are safer than online ones.
9. In my opinion, most of the free-software-checkers for plagiarism don't work effectively. Unfortunately, you have to pay for the sake of getting good results.
Finally, believe me, or not: If you make one plagiarizing, you may solve one problem and fall into many others where some of which may be described as a knockout. Again and again, please always remember that if there were accusations of plagiarism, it is not well for any researcher's reputation, in any meaning.
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With the advances in community review and Web3 on the horizon, I've been starting to wonder if the way in which traditional peer-review works is outdated. Have y'all found any systems out there that feel like the future of peer-review?
That is the matter of reality. We have to face it. In recent years the number of retractions in journals, even top journals has increased.
Even when an article had been retracted many years ago, other authors were or are still citing them as a part of their literature review. For example lets have a look at this paper:
• "Regression of human metastatic renal cell carcinoma after vaccination with tumor cell–dendritic cell hybrids" published in: Nature Medicine volume 6, pages332–336 (2000).
But in this URL we find the retraction note
Retraction date is sept 2003.
But a Google Scholar search shows, it has been cited 59 times, by different researchers, from 2018 up to now. Now let's ask ourselves where were/are peer reviewers? (in such a case)
After start of Covid 19 a "Paper Rush" began, every one wanted to be the first or among the first ones to have it in his field of teaching, expertise. So now there are a huge number of retracted papers just on Covid 19.
The problem so tense, some researchers addressed it in this article with a term "PAPERDEMIC" to attract concerns
• "COVID-19 research: pandemic versus “paperdemic”, integrity, values and risks of the “speed science”" DOI 10.1080/20961790.2020.1767754
and then among too many other articles about the problems with peer review, these two articles by the New York Times:
• "Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms"
and this one
"The Pandemic Claims New Victims: Prestigious Medical Journals: Two major study retractions in one month have left researchers wondering if the peer review process is broken"
• When we follow the cases of retractions in different journals, the role of whistleblowers is great. Now they have become gatekeepers of science . So it is a kind of "Post peer review" that is of great help. I firmly believe peer review in scientific research is gatekeeper of our health, life, nature, future and other good things, but we need new methods, as far as I have been thinking about and testing, post peer review could be a valuable option. Let me quote a sentence from the above mentioned article. "The truth is that the “scientific research has changed the world” but now, and more than ever, “it needs to change itself” (Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira, 2020) DOI: 10.1080/20961790.2020.1767754
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What happens if we upload the preprint of our work shortly after submitting the manuscript to the journal?  Does our manuscript get plagiarised owing to matching contents with our own preprint? Or the Editor will consider it? I am extremely curious to know what occurs next if such happens. If so, the correct time to post a preprint is soon after the acceptance of the manuscript, right?
One of my friends was accused of plagiarism; do you know why?
After about three months, his research paper was rejected because of plagiarism. When he checked the journal report, he found that his paper was accused of plagiarism with a 61% percentage. The reason is that his manuscript was previously uploaded as a preprint. It took him another two months to solve the problem and remove the manuscript from the database of the preprint.
So, in order to solve this type of issue, it may take several months of following up to remove the manuscript from the database of the preprint. Anyhow, If there were accusations of plagiarism, it is not well for any researcher's reputation, in any meaning.
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Is there anyone using Linktree ? Do you think it is good for the researcher to promote research work. What are the other platforms to share your research work?
Linktree used as a tool to support education by connection between teachers ,students and community
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Do you think pre-printing an article in scientific research is the right thing to do?
Dear honorable researchers,
Preprints are defined as an author’s version of a research manuscript prior to formal peer review at a journal, which is deposited on a public server. ResearchGate (RG) said about "Preprints" an early-stage research.
Before answering this valuable question of Prof. Yashar Salami, please let me give my own opinion about preprint:
• Your manuscript may be copied and then published by others before you can do that. This stealing of your paper might be happening. So, you must wait until the paper is accepted and then published by that journal. Then, upload that research item on any platform you wish.
• A journal may have automated plagiarism software to check the paper before admitting it to the reviewing process. There are chances that your paper can get a rejection at any point. Thus, to avoid this problem. Publish the preprint after you got the paper as "ACCEPTED".
Finally, for the coming future, do not upload any paper anywhere until it is published with your name. Even if it is a "preprint"! For the time being, If you had done something like that as a "preprint", for instance, I advise you to delete the preprint from any elsewhere and wait for two months before sending the paper to any journal.
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Hi everyone,
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?
It is not fixed . Regards .
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Let's face it, cultivation in greenhouse is often afflicted by pests, from powdery mildew to aphids.
We still use plants that don't appear affected, but they're still subjected to phytosanitary treatment and there might be effects that are not noticeable or considered.
How important is to mention phytosanitary treatments in publications? Should we always plan our experimental design with controls for possible effects of phytosanitary treatments?
Yes it was much important to mention phytosanitary treatments in publications. Other wise there will be huge biodiversity loss to countries by invasive pests, diseases and weeds. That's why we should plan our experiments with proper care and follow all phytosanitary verifications.
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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.
Here it is
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When I look at the comments for interesting-looking articles, I hope to see remarks that address aspects of the contents of the articles, that aid understanding, or make useful suggestions. Instead I typically find scores of mere "congratulations" and no further information. This is completely useless and irritating, and what few informative comments there might be are buried and hidden in the mass of useless comments.
Dear Prof. Karl Pfeifer ,
I agree with your point, though I understand people reluctance to make any unprofessional statements, judgements, or allegations as an instinctive healthy prudence. If people like the study but afraid to say anything to the substance of the study, they can Recommend or Follow the article without any related comments.
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Hello dear researcher,
I am very eager to participate in writing part of your research, if possible, and do whatever my scientific ability allows. My favorite topics are plant nutrition, environmental stresses and other aspects of crop physiology. Thank you very much.
Ph.D in Agronomy.
How to Find a Research Collaborator
Authorea is the leading collaborative platform to read, write, and publish research.
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Which tool do you think is easier and more practical when writing your articles? What are your recommendations?
Hi all, In my opinion Zotero is working well with all the browsers, and specially with Mozilla. Integration with MS Word is easy and intuitive. In any case, the few miskakes working with these softwares are related with the structure and fields included in the databases (authors´names and surnames, initiales, use of Caps,...). Best regards
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Dear researched,
I read a paper from one well known publisher. Paper is about gestational diabetees. At the age 45+ they found 35 cases of diabetes and 90 women without it. They wrote: ''Te incidence of GDM at age≥45years was as high as 38.89%.'' I would suggest 28%? What do you think?
In addition, I have some question. If something increase from 50 to 200, that is 4 times increase?
What about folds? In my opinion, folds are not same as times? The next article stated in abstract: ''neutralizing antibodies were increased by 10.3–28.9 times at 4 weeks after the booster'' and than in results ''eutralizing antibody GMTs then increased during the 4 weeks after the booster dose until day 237 by 28.9, 10.3, and 11.9-fold". Was this written correctly?
38% comes if we divide 35/90 . it should be 28% (90/125).
"fold change" i think synonymous with "times", as in "3-fold larger" = "3 times larger"..
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There are various criteria such as high citation, high co-authorship, author reputation, high download or related factors such as publisher reputation, database credibility, journal credibility, and so on. Therefore, what is the most crucial criterion when choosing a scientific paper?
For me, it is the relevance and impact of the journal
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I want to give the meanings of the used symbols in the appendix, and those symbols consist of a variety of sources: English alphabets, Latin characters, Greek characters, and all of these consist of subscript and superscript. The mathematical symbols are implemented through a LaTeX command that is compatible with the MathType equation editor in Word, such as ${R_x^{y}}$, ${\gamma}$, $P_{0,0}$ (these symbols are given as an example).
The list of symbols is a quite long list.
Do you know anybody, how to handle sorting these types of symbols, preferably the genetic source (English/Latin/Greek symbols) are together?
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The is a new "fashion" on publishing the protocols of research. I have already published the protocol, including the full description of the materials and methods. Now, I'm preparing the paper with the results but I would like to know if I should rewrite the M&M section, write a short description of the methods, or just simply refer the readers to the previously published protocol. I don´t know what would think of a potential editor or referee if I send them to read another paper. Would you mind giving me some advice?
You just refer to the methodology previously published but you can provide a summary and any updated information :)
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• how long did the longest study you've co-authored last ?
• How long did it take you to finish the quickest study you've done ?
( excluding submission phase)
Mine were 7 months in a systematic review
2 weeks in a commentary
Sharing the scores.
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Hello,
my name is Athanasios Paraskevopoulos, a MSc. student in Mathematics from the Hellenic Open University. I am looking for partners, who work (or used to work) in the field of Didactics of Mathematics.
If you're interested helping me with my study please feel free to contact me via Research Gate or mail: at.paraskevopoulos@protonmail.ch
Thank you and kind regards,
Athanasios
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In your opinion, Why big name journals (high impact) develop companion or sister journals?
I have noticed this situation developing as well and think that the reasons are:
1. excess number of articles
Often, it seems, they want to keep those articles but it might be slightly below the level they want to put in their "top" journal
2. excess number of editors
This is a good problem to have because it is hard to fill these positions sometimes
3. The field is growing so much and it is not possible to put all the articles in for all the subsections so they turn each of those subsections into a whole journal by itself
This situation reminds me of television shows which are really successful so they develop a "spin off" show from that which is not really directly related. All of these points (1-3, TV shows) all comes back to (or is unified by) one point for me - they see the opportunity to make more money!!
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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!
You can check if "Microbiology resource announcement" will be good
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I have noticed several online postings criticizing reviewers but haven’t seen a post appreciating them. Talking more about bad reviewers can give a wrong impression to the young researchers that the majority of the reviewers are bad. Therefore, I thought of sharing my experience.
We have published over 20 papers, and of course, got several rejections. However, I haven’t encountered an unreasonable reviewer yet. A reviewer can occasionally miss a point in a manuscript, but the reviewers repeatedly asked us fair questions and provided meaningful comments.
For example, I have attached one of our recent responses to a reviewer. It can be clearly seen that the reviewer’s comments helped us to significantly improve the quality of the manuscript. That was not an isolated incident. In 3 out of our 5 latest publications, we included a statement like “The insightful comments of the reviewer are gratefully acknowledged” because we believe that the reviewers helped us to improve our manuscripts significantly.
Thank you, reviewers.
Sometimes I feel some of them deserve to be added to the list of authors. I hope the publication policies change one day to allow that to happen.
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I am facing problem to integrate Mendeley with MS Word. Is there any other good free/open source citation management application apart from Mendeley?
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My question is: In many cases, we have seen that the published articles have a DOI link so is it necessary for a Published article? suppose we can just use the journal link or a site link where it is saved so why it is necessary for an article.
Because in some cases the mostly DOI links cannot work properly.
A DOI is not assigned to every published publication or resource.
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please I am working on a pre and post-survey on which I found the results shown in the attachments (Test of normality and paired sample T-test) can you help me write the interpretations of these results to add them to my scientific article.
Thank you very much in advance.
The confidence interval provides a range of likely values for the population mean difference. For example, a 95% confidence level indicates that if you take 100 random samples from the population, you could expect approximately 95 of the samples to produce intervals that contain the population mean difference. The confidence interval helps you assess the practical significance of your results. Use your specialized knowledge to determine whether the confidence interval includes values that have practical significance for your situation. If the interval is too wide to be useful, consider increasing your sample size. For more information, go to Ways to get a more precise confidence interval.
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Does book Reviews written for scholarly journals or in a magazine count as a publication?
can a book review get equal importance in scopus indexing
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Peer-reviewed (refereed or scholarly) journals - Articles are authored by specialists and vetted by numerous other experts in the subject before being published in the journal to assure the quality of the article. (The paper has a better chance of being scientifically sound, reaching reasonable findings, and so on.)
Because they have gone through the most rigorous review process, articles from scientific, peer-reviewed, academic, and refereed publications are more reputable than those from popular or trade journals ('magazines'). They also have the highest number of references or citations.
Dear Linas Balciauskas thank you for your kind response and new question ("but it really matters if review process takes a year, and then you get rejection without any reviews?"). Yes, such a case is certainly a reason to worry, but it shows that the editor / journal / publisher are not doing their job professionally. I think that this varies very much with the different disciplines. In our field of research, chemistry, I did not experience such a case in over 40 years. In my personal experience the editors of all renowned journals are excellent chemists themselves. They are carefully selected by the publishers based on their scientific performance and leading skills. The same is true for the vast majority of reviewers who are selected based on their areas of expertise. Apparently in chemistry we as researchers are lucky that the publishing and reviewing process is largely fair and fact-based.
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When do editors/journals have to neglect them review? do you think editors/journals must notify the reviewers that their review has been neglected for specific reasons? do you know any case journals or editors that notified the reviewers of these issues?
Yes, it is a norm that an editor rejects a review. But have never heard about an editor telling a reviewer that his review has been rejected.
Normally it is when the review is not of good quality.
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Please explain with an example, if possible.
Hi, Md Rezaul Hai Rakib, I've created a table to compare the differences, which I hope will help you understand.
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Hello, Great Researchers,
There is a high growing interest among scientists especially the highly experienced ones (NOBEL PRICE WINNERS) nowadays for publishing their research output as pre-print or e-prints without bothering about the peer-reviewers views of any journal especially the high impact factor journals. They believe that any body is free to give his/her opinion on their research and that is their opinion.
Thanks
Regards
Agree with Nidhal Kamel Taha El-Omari
So, in order to solve such this type of issues, it may take several months of following up to remove the manuscript from the database of the preprint. Anyhow, If there were accusations of plagiarism, it is not well for any researcher's reputation, in any meaning.
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I want to know about the "MONTH in 2021" , When JCR I.F. along with the journal quartile ranking will be released. Pls tell, if you have any idea.
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Theoretically, there should be as few restrictions as possible in such matters in the world of science. Science should develop in an unhampered way. Whether less restrictions and regulations can be developed to a greater extent by innovative solutions.
On the other hand, the more authors who have written a specific publication together, the more difficult it is to objectively evaluate the contribution of individual co-authors to the creation of a specific publication. There are several pages of scientific articles that have been written by over 100 authors. Usually, these are also members of research teams for large-scale research projects.
In addition, in the last dozen or so years, research has shown that the quantitative proportion of single-author scientific texts is falling relative to the total of scientific publications being produced. Therefore, more scientific multi-authorial publications have been created in recent years in comparison to single-author ones. What are the reasons?
In the light of the above, the following questions arise:
Why do more and more scientists prefer to publish in multi-author scientific texts than single-author ones? Is the main determinant of the increase of established research teams, whose members conduct similar or the same research projects and jointly publish research results?
In addition, new questions arise in connection with the development of new information technologies:
What is the importance of using the internet to popularize scientific knowledge? Does online information globalization have its share in this matter? Can publication in multi-author texts increase the scope in terms of popularizing specific scientific knowledge, developed new research concepts, results of research carried out, etc. using new online media, including online science portals? Is this the probability of developing scientific cooperation on a national, but also international and global scale? Are there any opportunities for the citation of scientific publications?
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, I am asking you the following question:
Why do more and more scientists prefer to publish in multi-author scientific texts than single-author ones?
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
Best wishes
In experimental studies of any processes, it is impossible to qualitatively and quickly create an installation, conduct experiments, process them, and generalize the results obtained. Therefore, it is beneficial to work as a team. And you can also write articles together, delimiting responsibility for the paragraphs of the article. This approach speeds up the process and the discussion.
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Respected sir
Now i am working for written review article under the topic of Electro chemical machining process which is most important in UCM. This is my first effort for the preparing review articles so i need procedure for writing review article and
1.what are the ethics must be follow during review article reparation....?
2.source available ways and how to utilize available resources with effective .....
Kindly share your suggestions successfully accomplishing my target....
Greatest Regards
S.Sathishkumar
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Scientific publications are an integral part of the life of any scientist. Taking into account the orientation of modern science towards international, mainly English-language journals, scientists from countries where
(1) English is not the main language and
(2) a different culture of academic writing has been formed, different from the international one,
Could you share some good open academic writing courses in English?
What are other methods of improving academic writing skills?
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Does anyone have experience with Columbus Publishers?
trustworthy or predatory journals?
This publisher is new (and certainly too new to be mentioned in for example the Beall’s list (if they turn out to be predatory). I do see some red flags:
-Location is suspect, Google the address and you end up with some pretty nice-looking real estate but a highly unlikely location for an office
-I noticed in literally the first paper that this publisher is not sharp in copyright permissions of images, this is a red flag for the lack of proper peer review and use of well-established scientific standards
-The photo used on their homepage is probably not original since it is already used here https://professionals.hartstichting.nl/samenwerking-en-financiering/samenwerking/talentontwikkeling
-They are new so consequently non-established but still they a membership with ridiculous prices https://www.columbuspublishers.com/membership
-The APC’s are way too high for a basically non-indexed journal https://www.columbuspublishers.com/journal/research-journal-of-gastroenterology-and-hepatology?submenu=article-process-feefor a research/review article they charge 1499 USD
-The journals I checked are empty (no papers and no board members…)
Even if this might turn out to be a genuine and legit initiative I would go for another journal. Looking at your publication list you found way better one’s than this new player.
Best regards.
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I would like to learn from your experience in order to improve the way we write and to facilitate the method of writing in a way understandable and clear to the reader.
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Dear colleagues,
I am in process of preparing a manuscript for an open call for papers in the journal. In the authors guidelines, it is stated that the author should "replace publications by the author by a wild-card at the end of the reference list."
While I understand what does this means I am not sure how to do it correctly in Microsoft Word? Is there some automated function and if not what exactly should I do?
Ivan
P.S. I tried searching for the answer on Google and RG but didn't find it.
I got a definitive answer from the editors and will leave it here for future reference.
It should be marked by "Author 2019" etc. and placed as a wild card as the last entries in the list of references in the same way: "Author 2019", "Author 2020" etc. without any further information.
Wish everyone the best of luck in future research!
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Vancouver? Harvard?
APA is popular however, it depends on journal. So always read "Instruction to Authors" Section.
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I want to write a review article in medicinal plant chemistry...please suggest a good topic to write a review and also please guide me as to how many years research papers i should go through on that topic, and will google scholar be enough for my review article writing,..waiting for your precious suggestions...thank you in advance
I suggest you go through these sites:
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Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing. The peer review system exists to validate academic work, helps to improve the quality of published research, and increases networking possibilities within research communities. Despite criticisms, peer review is still the only widely accepted method for research validation and has continued successfully with relatively minor changes for some 350 years (Elsevier, 2021). If you could change something to improve how the peer-reviewed process is traditionally done, what would you change?
Dear Dr. Hickmann!
I am not a specialist in this topic but I think I can contribute to this discussion by searching for novel resources:
1) Elise M. Smith (2021). Reimagining the peer-review system for translational health science journals, Clinical and Translational Science, Volume 14, Issue 4, July 2021, Open access:
2) Matthew J. Pavlovich, Shawnna Buttery (2021). How peer review and publication can make a good protocol even better, STAR PROTOCOLS, Volume 2, Issue 2, 18 June 2021, Free access:
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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If so, why?
Best wishes
Dear Sunny Chi Lik Au, Madhukar Baburao Deshmukh, Ramiar Refaei,
I am very happy that writing scientific publications is the passion of many of my friends and colleagues from the Research Gate portal.
Thank you very much,
Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Does it really matter?
I agree with you. If article is of good quality means authors presenting novel research then it never takes much time.
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I have seen many questions on papers rejected after for many months of delay.. it could be very frustrating and devalue the paper if it is time sensitive. I know it depends of the reviewers response but I belief that Journal editors can fast track it. My question now is to whether they should be rated on that too?
I think we can consider this however, main key factors are:
1. Citations
2. Cite Score
3. Impact Factor
4. Indexing in which SCI Indexed journals are best
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In your opinion, which one better? experimental research or analytical and numerical research ?
It depends on availability of resources and type of research. Generally we validate the experimental study using numerical analysis.
Regards
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In this modern world technologies are updating too fast. In this scenario many journals take more than a year to publish a research article which may be an obsolete technology/process.
You can contact the handling editor through e-mail by sending reminder.
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How can you decide the judgment on a specific article whether it is good or not, is your judgment depends on the title of the article or the abstract or the publishing journal or something else?
Thanks
I think depends on
1. Quality of Journal which depends on citations, Quartile, Indexing, Impact Factor etc.
2. Novelty
Regards
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Hello Researchers,
I was wondering while writing an article, especially one on topics of social science is it always necessary to write a conclusion? Because in many situations we do not really find a result which we can put in conclusion, rather we see things from different perspectives or analyze phenomena differently in our papers. So, is it more appropriate to write epilogues in those cases? Because by blindly following the rule we sometimes end up just by summarising the whole article in the conclusion.
Let's understand the difference between epilogue and conclusion. Well Epilogues and conclusions work in the same way , however ,conclusions tend to be found in nonfiction books or papers related to science usually accompanied by an introduction chapter at the start of the book, whereas epilogues tend to be found in novels and memoirs. If your work is non fiction and science based then you should consider conclusion over epilogue. Hope this helps
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Nice survey. I am interested in your findings. Let me advise that you revise the survey for some spelling errors.
All the best
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I am looking for a colleague or a supervisor to write an ISI Article about the area of SCM and Machine learning that I am keen on it
Anyone is interested to help me or colloborate with me just message me here
Thank you
Dear Ms. Ghorbani!
Please let me state you should talk to your Master thesis supervisor (s) first. In addition you can join free of charge to the Elsevier Researcher Academy and network with other professionals via LinkedIn:
Yours sincerely, Bulcsu Szekely
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Dear all,
I'm looking for information about the relative distribution of different article types preferably in education / social science journals but basically anything goes. More precisely, I'm interested in what percentage of published papers are reviews, empirical articles, thoretical articles etc. All tips are highly appreciated.
With kind regards,
Dr. Pekka Mertala
Dear Pekka, this is an interesting and rather unusual technical question. Like Dean Whitehead I don't know of any resource / database that provides this information. It certainly depends to some extent on the different disciplines of research. In our discipline, chemistry, most leading journals have three categories of articles: Communications, full papers, and review articles. Personally I don't see the benefits of knowing the distribution of these article types over the journals in a certain discipline (or even all areas of research). The reason is that, at least in chemistry, there are also renowned journals that publish only review articles or only communications. A good example for the first category is Chemical Reviews which has an impact factor of 60.622 (in 2020). On the other hand, the RSC (= Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK) journal Chemical Communications publishes mostly communications (+ occasional "Feature Articles" and "Highlights"). Thus in chemical journals there is no uniform presence of the different article types.
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Greetings
One of the most major problems of writing an undergraduate article is the lack of access to a laboratory and a professor to check the accuracy of article information in the laboratory.
For example, at my university, only postgraduate, PhD and postdoctoral students are allowed to work in the laboratory. What should an undergraduate student do if he or she wants to write an article and extract the information needed for his or her paper from the lab?
Undergraduate students do not have access to professors and laboratories to verify their ideas, what should they do to write an article?
Can he write another type of article that is published in a valid journal but does not require laboratory information? Or can he collaborate with a foreign professor to write an article?
What is the solution to the problem?
Dear Pejman Rahmani Nejad many thanks for asking this very important technical question, which is certainly of broad general interest to many RG members. I'm afraid that my answer is not what you want to hear, but of course you are absolutely free to ignore it. My initial thought was: Why should an undergraduate student write a scientific article? In my personal opinion (which might be somewhat old-fashioned) the main job of an undergraduate student is to attend lectures, courses, and seminars, collect basic knowledge and pass exams. Especially in your discipline, chemistry, you can only write a scientific article if you have new results to report, and new results can normally be achieved only in the lab (if it is not theoretical chemistry). Moreover, you need to have a supervisor / senior scientist / principal investigator who conceicves the research and acts as corresponding author. Writing of a review article is also not a good idea at the undergraduate stage, as you must be a proven expert in the field covered by the review. Thus, in the end, why don't you just be patient and wait until you worked on an own research project and have sufficient new results to publish?
Good luck and best wishes, Frank Edelmann
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When it comes to choosing a good journal, it has always been debated which one is more important? Impact factor (IF) or journal quartile (Q)?
I give an example, you have three following journals, which one would you choose?
1- IF: 1.3 & Q1
2- IF: 2.5 & Q2
3- IF: 3.9 & Q3
Please select one of the three journals above and give a reason for that.
I extracted impact factor and quartile of all mathematics journals based on new report released by Clarivate 2021.
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Recently, I have written a research article. I want to produce preprint of it. I found various platforms for creating preprints of articles, including arXiv and Researchsquare. Personally, which platform do you prefer?
• Your manuscript may be copied and then published by others before you can do that. This stealing of your paper might be happening. You must wait until the paper is accepted and then published by that journal. Then, upload that research item on any platform you wish.
• You should avoid telling the other researchers about the details of anyone of your papers until it has been published and seeing your name by yourself.
• A journal may have automated plagiarism software to check the paper before admitting it to the reviewing process. There are chances that your paper can get a rejection at any point. Thus, to avoid this problem. Publish the preprint after you got ACCEPTED.
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Hello everyone. Can someone please tell me, is there any database of research projects from where I may get details of various ongoing or completed projects?
Thank you very much!
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I'm using Turnitin Premium, and I'm having trouble with the filtering and settings. I've removed the quotes and bibliography, but how many words should be omitted from excluding sources that are less than...... words to acquire true plagiarised content? Because it can sometimes pick up on two-word scientific words like "Calibration Method," "Air Pollution," and so on. Based on your experience, what values should we set?
It also depends on your university policies, but Nirmala answer is correct. I use 20% similarity with phrases more than 10 words
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Though Self-citation is a trend prevalent among authors across disciplines, the practice is still more prevalent amongst researchers from pure and applied sciences than social and humanistic sciences. It is a proven fact that self-citations help increase h-index and Impact factor of Journals and authors. Should editors and reviewers act as censors to discontinue this practice or should it be allowed (Given the positives and negatives of this practice).
Should be limited and it is your right to do it
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It is well known of the importance of statistics in research to support your answers. Please define
any statistical test, what does it do and where to apply them.
Please explain the difference between test and statistical test.
The tests such as chi square are they normal tests or are statistical? Please give examples of both and explain as much as possible.
(the blood and urine tests are completely different tests and should be considered separately. In the same way as biochemical assays. Is there anything to add to the tests explained, tests, "as chi square" and statistical tests?)
Any kind of contribution will be welcome. I will from time to time add some tests to explain/complete or set names. I think it is an important question.
In the publications how many different kinds of journals/publications are there and please give an explaination to them. I could start by saying predatory, sleeping beauties and what was the name for a "common journal"? If there is another name I can find I will add it in. I would like to make a document with all your answers and load it to the question.
Maybe I will exclude if they are redundant. I might add threads of more questions related to the subject.
Thank you very much
Thank you. I would like to give it a citation. I would read it.
Try this resource:
Bruin, J. 2006. newtest: command to compute new test. UCLA:
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I have written two articles on the same data. One article explores the longitudinal data on toxicity and quality of life in cancer patients. The other article analyzes the associates between them. My co-authors would like to publish these two articles in the same journal at the same time.
How should I go about this? My professor, I am a PhD student, asked me to make up a letter to ask the journal to publish both articles at the same time. Any tips for me?
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Young scientists often think that a long publication list is crucial for an academic career and that obtaining multiple co-authorships are a clever strategy to make their publication list longer.
Is this true?
The number of co-authors on a scientific paper depends on the different scientists that have directly been involved with the work. In a single author paper then it’s clear that the whole work has been carried out by that author. However very often the team leader has also his/her name on the paper in the case the research was sponsored by his/her grant or when the subject of research is part of his/her own project and ideas. Should this research being entirely supported by the grant of the author then it’s quite legitimate that he/she will be the only author of the work to be published.
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Hello dear Professors, Researchers,..
Anyone in the discipline of industrial engineering would like to write an article in the area of SCM and AI? It is my pleasure to collaborate with you. just message me.
I look forward to hearing from you
Best regards
Thank you for your response, I have a plan to do my Ph.D., and also I am interested in applied of AI in SCM. So I want to write an article in this area. And if possible I need someone to instruct me or collaborate with me. About the journal, I haven't chosen yet.
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I aim at proposing a mindset/method as a supporting tool in an emerging filed... what can be the process of proposing:
1) LR: previous "almost" similar projects have used this mindset, and benefited from it
2) decomposing the current field's aspects/sides
3) "debating" how these components can benefit from this mindset
4) "resulting" that this mindset can be a supporting tool
?
is it a rational and reliable process?
if that field's experts disagree, how should I convince them?
If you wish to look at academic discipline development from the theory of academic disciplines I would suggest that the main way disciplines develop is through the influence of new theories and paradigms. Disciplines tend to have more established traditions of argumentation for discussing and establishing new knowledge. In summary I'm not quite sure what you mean by proposing a new mindset. I suggest you look at the work of Craig on the theory of disciplines and Matsuyama on communication between mindscapes.
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Regarding responding to the harsh or negative peer reviewer comments, you should deal with them as you would deal with any other comment. Give a point-by-point response to the comments, mentioning whether you agree or disagree with them. If you disagree with some of the comments, provide your reasons for doing so.
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Does today's western academia encourage Minimalism in academic research? I would argue for yes. It is evident in research limitations and conciseness of writing style. Are PhD theses expected to follow this? What if the researcher was being too broad though making what seems to be like a break through work that is cohesive and well connected with integrated parts?
Would appreciate your views and shared experiences.
How much is too much? And when is less more?
Personally, I think there is a big difference between papers and theses. While conciseness is important for (most) papers, in order to avoid information overload, theses in my opinion should not have the same standards and should be rather comprehensive, to allow the student (or push the student, depending on the situation...) to overview and review the research field with sufficient completeness. The same applies in my opinion to review papers. One minimalist trend that I disagree with, but which is quite mainstream now in several scientific areas especially in Northern Europe, consists in allowing of requiring PhD theses that are simply the collection of all papers-preprints produced by the candidate.
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How can I get involved in writing an article with someone else?
Does anyone want me to participate in writing a review article?
How?
I agree with you Mr. Naimish Kumar Verma.
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Does posting articles to Research gate gives any edge or credit to a student in Phd application?
I think it makes your work more visible and therefore there’s a potential chance of one of your research articles being cited. Which in my opinion is good validation when presenting your work in your viva.
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I notice that The number of citations shown in Research Gate is much less than actual. Any reasons behind this phenomenon ?
same article has 10 citations in Google Scholar but only 5 citations in Research Gate !
I think that some articles that cited from you study never been published in research gate
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Slovin’s Formula, n = N / (1+Ne2), is used to calculate the sample size (n)
Whereas the population size (N) and a margin of error (e). This formula is almost 61 years. Any current scholarship available?
It should NOT be used unless your data are for proportions (yes/no responses), only for a 95% confidence, for simple random sampling, and it is for the worst case (largest estimated sample size) when the yes and no responses are about equal (p=q=0.5). (For continuous data the standard deviation has no limit and must be estimated from data or guessed, but for proportions, there is a limit based on p and q.) If all of those conditions are applicable, then it can be used. In most cases, it should not be used.
So ... in most applications, the Slovin formula is irrelevant. First think, is this a yes/no variable? If not. Slovin does not relate to the problem, and you can stop considering it.
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The researchers are always conducting research as well as they are publishing their research findings in the reputed journals. We all are aware that to publish a scientific article in the renowned journal needs more efforts and surely needs more time. However, the researchers need to spend their valuable times when they are writing the manuscript especially when they are unable to publish their desired journal, then, they need to spend more time for the changing of the reference writing style. Therefore, do you agree that the similar reference writing style in different journals is useful for the researchers?
Yes. I agree with that. If you use Mendeley, for instance, you will not face any problem during changing from one stile to another.
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What are the real differences between Open access and subscription journals? have open access journals a rigorous (or less) peer review process? What are the differences in article's quality, validity, and relevance. Also, what relationship would it have with the impact factor? is it relevant? I would like to know your opinion or experience.
Both are perfect for publishing...
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I need a co-author for a scopus article to participate in ІСSF 2021, Innovative Approaches for Solving Environmental Issues Workshop (IASEI-WS'2021), Kyiv. The article has already been written and is ready for publication. I am the main athor of this article. It is is an overview article about means of remote monitoring of air quality, and the possibility of their use for operational monitoring in Ukraine. I place a discreet emphasis on using the UAV.
link to the conference website: https://icsf.ccjournals.eu/2021/index2.html
Requirements for a co-author: student, PhD student, or any other researcher who works in a scientific institution at a given time. The institution should not be located in Ukraine or in the Russian Federation (such co-authors already exist).
Deadline of this offer - 28.12.2020
Anastasiia Turevych,
Thank you!
I am interested and from Kenya. I have PhD in environmental studies. Please count me in.
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Planning to curate a teaching module focussing on article writing in social sciences for adult learners. The students are studying research methodology but have weak foundation when it comes to putting those thoughts down in research terms. What could be the topics/sub-topics I can incorporate?
Ashwathi Muraleedharan Adult learners want to understand what they will gain from learning a specific skill. Thus, I like to present the wider context of publishing in terms of relationship building. I am planning to share a few accounts with my doctoral students of how relationships have aided my getting published and how publications have opened doors to new relationships.
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Please RG members discuss it or any solution of recognig predatory journals...
6 ways to spot a Predatory Journal:
1. Always check the website thoroughly
2. Check if the journal is a member of DOAJ, COPE, OASPA or STM
3. Check the journal’s contact information
4. Research the editorial board
5. Take a look at their peer review process and publication timelines
6. Read through past issues of the journal
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What are some of the differences between a research article and a review article?
"A research article is a primary source...that is, it reports the methods and results of an original study performed by the authors. The kind of study may vary (it could have been an experiment, survey, interview, etc.), but in all cases, raw data have been collected and analyzed by the authors, and conclusions drawn from the results of that analysis.
review article is a secondary source...it is written about other articles and does not report original research of its own.  Review articles are very important, as they draw upon the articles that they review to suggest new research directions, to strengthen support for existing theories, and/or identify patterns among existing research studies.  For student researchers, review articles provide a great overview of the existing literature on a topic.   If you find a literature review that fits your topic, take a look at its references/works cited list for leads on other relevant articles and books!"
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I am looking for advise regarding good professional (not academic) journals that would publish articles in the areas of management and/or entrepreneurship.
Consider the Georgetown Public Policy Review (http://gppreview.com/)
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In every research paper, first author contribution is comparatively high. To tribute their work is there any index number for an author acting as first author in different papers?
Dear Stephen Leon Joseph Leon "nowadays some researchers are forming group and started adding their names among themselves (Just for paper count without contributing anything in that paper)": Fortunately this never happened in our research group. For each of our 400+ research paper I can tell you exactly what the contribution of every co-author was. In our discipline, synthetic chemistry, we heavily rely on team work. Thus every co-author is responsible for a clearly defined task (synthesis, analysis, spectroscopy, crystal structure etc.). We never added any author name without a significant contribution to the published work.
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