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I need a proposal about scientific journals in financial and banking sciences that are easy to deal with in terms of speed of response and answer, reliable and not classified within Scopus or Elsevier?
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All the research community clearly notice that a classification has been going on for scientifc journals into quartiles; as Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4. What do you think about this classification and criteria of categorization in terms of paper quality?
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The researchers have to know where to submit and with whom to go for communication before they can act. The same is when you are deciding about the papers.
All around us are communications and everyone gets easily information about everything. It's good that this classification exists, but you should use it by crossing several sets of data (out of Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 classification, you check also (1) who wrote a paper – including the team, (2) with using Scopus Author Search (https://www.scopus.com/), (3) Publons (https://publons.com), (4) Research Gate rankings and finally (5) Google Scholar.
Use this classification (Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 classification) as a starting point as it is straightforward to approach the web page: Scimago Journal & Country Rank, https://www.scimagojr.com/.
That is a simple and universal comparison and you don't just compare the journals from the next door of your neighbourhood but compare to journals all over the world and with what is being presented as proper to some extent. All of us know that there is no complete and/or perfect classification for all purposes. If the journal is strong, statistically the paper, in principle should follow the quality of the journal.
Using this approach (quartiles Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4) you are not comparing only the journal with the other journals; but also comparing the same journal with what was the journal yesterday (evolution, continuity). And then, you check the year in the quartile when the paper is published…
Whatever we do in relation to this has to be a bit subjective and with speculations.
In conclusion: I have high respect for this classification (Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 classification and Journal Impact factor). The paper should follow more or less the quality of the Journal.
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The Soviet Soil Science (SSS) journal seems to be defunct. Vladimir Volobuev published numerous articles in that journal that I'd like to read. It appears that the Eurasian Soil Science journal supplanted SSS but there is no record of Volobuev's publications on their website.
Does anyone have access to Volobuev's work published in the SSS and mind sharing, or perhaps can advise on how to obtain the articles specifically published in the SSS?
Thanks,
Eron
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Thanks Jonathan Phillips. What I've seen published in SSS is all in Russian but I've not searched beyond Volobuev. From my experience thus far, it seems interlibrary loans may be the best way to proceed. I hope that this a workable solution for anyone reading.
For anyone interested in a possible solution, software exists that can convert a scanned document (that you may have obtained via an interlibrary loan) into a digital format. Once digitized, other software exists that can then attempt a translation of the document. I won't post specific software names publicly but what software to use is easy enough to figure out with a quick web search for how to do those two processes. Alternatively, there are smartphone apps that similarly attempt a translation on the fly (that are also super helpful when travelling).
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Thoughts of such a question for a while as a beginner medical/scientific writer and interested in what the responses would be. Thank you!
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I used to author books and articles on "scientific writing", "academic writing", "peer review" and similar subjects in my native language some 15 to 9 years ago. Some of them are on my RG profile. For example these ones:
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But for years I have focused my research on new possible methods to do science and research to be meaningful for society not just citation. One important step is moving from ordinary peer review to post peer review and let readers decide about the reliability of a research.
Why this could help? there are several reasons, for example the number of article retractions in journals all over the world is going up and many questions have been raised about efficiency of "peer review" for example see these ones:
"Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms"
OR 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"
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The great difference about science is that, it is important for our life, and future, like researches done in MEDICINE. So Thumbs Up, OR Thumbs down can not help. As you have written "a beginner medical/scientific writer...
it is good to read the discussion below, as a part is mainly focused on what is happening in the world of Medicine research
Also in what I had in mind about post peer review , some two years ago I started doing a research in English (Medicine Scientometrics) one year ago I finished part one of it and then uploaded it in a form of article/presentation, available on my RG page it is here,
May be what I did, will become a form of publications in future. We should work and wait to see, but the current system is not efficient any more. A study published 2021 shows researchers mainly do research aimed at scientific progress, which is more cited.
also my other discussions in RG that is related to this discussion
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Please suggest me how to get a link or an invitation for contributing book chapters related to the topics like Agricultural Science, Agricultural Meteorology, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Conservational Agriculture, Food Security etc. for the books published by well-respected science journals with high impact factor (as for example, Springer, Elsevier, MDPI etc.)
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Mewa Singh Dhanoa Thank you vey much, I'll review this.
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My paper has been under review for more than two years, but the journal can't decide whether to accept or reject it.
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Q: Is it normal for a peer-reviewed scientific journal to take more than 2 years to review a paper?
A: Of course, it is not normal. The person responsible for that peer-reviewed maybe died.
Q: Should we be wary of this type of journal?
A: Is the scientific world closed to that journal?
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I am looking for relevant scientific journals for the publication of policy briefs (especially for sub-Saharan Africa).
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Thank you dear Dominique for your guidance!
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So, I am a PhD student and I am just getting to know about the so-called h-index, q-index, etc. The thing is, there are other scores that get attributed to a scientific journal and I can't seem to get my head wrapped around those metrics... As a matter of fact, I need to know how to actually understand those scores (potentially, an explaining source?), whether the scores are universal, or if there is a conflict between the scores and, eventually, the impact those scores have on one's academic career?
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I had a quick look at your RG Page and your introduction, you have written:" … approaching mathematical problems originating from the real world".
But as a scientometrican, with some books and articles covering many aspects of Metric studies, (browse my publications, if you like) I encourage you to learn about dark sides of H index, IF … or other biblio/sciento/infor/webo metrics. These you talked about and many other indicators show the surface. Show for example a so called researcher has several hundred or even several thousand published papers and several thousand to several hundred thousand citations and rocket sky H Index... are they good? we don't know unless we understand how these scores have been gained. Like "Money laundering" we can say we have "research laundering".
It seems you are looking for realities,
SO I kindly encourage you and other students, researchers to read these discussions first, then decide what you want to do or ask new questions here
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Ideentifying Quality of scientific journal
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Predatory journals: How to identify them?
Beall's List of Potential Predatory Journals and Publishers
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Please suggest me how to get a link or an invitation for contributing book chapters related to the topics like Agricultural Science, Agricultural Meteorology, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Conservational Agriculture, Food Security etc. for the books published by well-respected science journals with high impact factor (as for example, Springer, Elsevier, MDPI etc.)
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The goal is to publish the results in reputable scientific journals.
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I am interested
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Publication related
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Waivers for publication fees are available for the following:
1. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics
2. Tropical Animal Health and Production
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hello, could you recommend me scientific journals touching on the subject of venture capital whose publication time of a scientific article is not very long.
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hi, i have several reviews in my head. however for time constraints, I would like to have recommendations about journals with a reasonable time/quality ratio
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I want to know about the soil science journal names. Impact factor should be above 6. Thank you.
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You can check Google. Regards
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How can we stop receiving thousands of emails from journals that have nothing to do with our scientific specialization? As a mycotoxicologist, what is the relation of my research activities with journals of mechanical engineering, robotics, obstetrics or bones surgery as example...🤔🤔
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Some emails have an option or link at the bottom for “unsubscribe” but often they do not and I keep receiving irrelevant emails - I totally understand this problem!
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I would like to discuss corruption and abuse within research and academia. I think many of us have suffered some kind of abuse or have been victims of corruption in research.
I would specifically like to share my experience with my master's thesis guide. She forced me to issue fee slips, where she told me to keep a fifth of the value and to deposit the rest of the money to her personal bank account. This money corresponded to the financial item destined to a research assistant, which in this case would be me. I found this practice very dubious, so I discussed this matter with her in person. When I discussed the matter with her, she got angry and told me that she had had to do that because there were some GPS that she had not been able to submit this expense for the project, because she had to buy them abroad. This seemed very strange to me, because after talking to colleagues who have worked on research projects in Chile, they told me that it is possible to submit expenses of this type of items. In spite of all this, I continued with my thesis, since I had already had two previous thesis themes that I could not continue to develop, for different reasons.
To my surprise, my guiding professor did not show up neither to my preliminary project defense, nor to my thesis defense. In addition, she told me that I should write my thesis in English (my native language is Spanish), since we had reached an agreement to publish my thesis in a scientific journal, and that if I did not write my thesis in English she would no longer be my thesis advisor. After I graduated from my master's degree, she told me that I had to do some extra analysis of my data in order to be able to publish my thesis. I told her that it was complicated for me, because I did not have a scholarship, and I had to start working to pay bills and other expenses. However, she threatened me that if I did not agree to do these new analyses, she would be obliged to publish my thesis by herself, and that we would have to "discuss later" the order of the co-authors of the manuscript, and it was likely that I would not be the main author. After this, I did not want to give away my work to her, so I did the extra analyses and worked as hard as possible to be able to publish the manuscript, working in parallel as an environmental consultant in order to finance my living expenses.
After publishing my thesis in a scientific journal, I reported my thesis advisor to the National Agency for Research and Development of Chile (ANID), because after talking to a friend that is a lawyer, he told me that what my thesis advisor was committing a crime: the illegal appropriation of public funds. Since the research project of which she was Principal Investigator was funded by the ANID (a Chilean government agency).
After this, I was contacted by a professor from the Universidad de Magallanes, which is the university where this professor who was my thesis advisor works. They did an online interview with me, and told me that they were conducting an investigation regarding my thesis advisor's complaint, and that if there was sufficient background, they would do a summary.
In January 2022, I wrote an email to find out if anything had happened regarding the investigation they have done on my thesis advisor, to which they replied that the process is not yet concluded. It has been 11 months since I was interviewed and more than a year since I made the complaint, and there is still no clear answer about the status of the investigation. This is really frustrating, as I had to go through both financial and emotional hardship due to this situation. It is unfortunate that these things happen in research and academia. However, I think it is very important that we begin to report these unethical and downright illegal practices, so that they do not happen again. I hope that my experience will help someone who is in the same situation and help them to make the decision to report this type of bad practices.
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Does your university has an ethics commission or an ombudsperson? You should consult with them.
Here are two general discussions about scientific misconduct:
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Some scientific journals are publishing their articles in very small letter size, thus many of old readers or those with difficulty in their vision can't see well. I think they should avoid that.
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My research domain is management sciences So I can't comment about quality of scientific journals...But, in management sciences, I havent' observed such issues.
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I have written a paper addressing the issue of automatic colorization of black and white photographs. The perspective is an ethical one that addresses both pros and cons. Now I am searching for a peer-reviewed paper to publish my essay.
If you have any recommendations, I would be more than happy to see them.
Details about the paper:
Words: 3000
Style: APA 7
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In order to avoid a demand for perfect symmetry in gravitating bodies Newton's law should be applied to small elements in the gravitating body and then integrated. After doing that we see that uniting his law to Fatio's model is possible. Fatio's law implies an ether wind in radial direction to the gravitating body. Therefore, the ether can be falling (perhaps with the same speed as the escape velocity). By doing this assumption we can explain the Pioneer anomaly and the Big Bang as illusions due to ether motions and not motions of bodies.
This explained in the attachment.
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I said: a small amount is missing. Described.
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These journals, especially high-impact ones, submit papers for the purpose of review and comment writing.
We, the auditors, audit and review, follow references and scientific content, study and analyze results, and look at the information sequence and its validity.
These operations take several hours and perhaps days, depending on the search volume.
These high-impact, world-class domains charge a minimum publishing fee of $2,000.
Despite this, our references do not find any financial reward or scientific benefit. Both say thank you and you did a good job.
Or some of them suggest that you add the search you reviewed to a specific site such as publons..
What is the ethical aspect of dealing with these journals, and is their work of scientific ethics?
When do we waste hours and days? What did we gain? What is the return to us?
How do we deal with this research? Are there suggestions to respect and fair reviewers, or to give them discounts for publishing in these magazines or for a specific fee?
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Interesting question that is as indicated by Wolfgang R. Dick asked on numerous occasions here on RG before, so it is something that keeps people wondering.
I miss one thing in this discussion. Do realize that the open access publishing model makes more clear (open if you will…) that the publishing industry is a business. Now the costs involved are charged directly to the researchers and/or research groups.
However, do realize that in the subscription model these costs were there too (but not directly visible for the researchers). As a matter of fact, this has been identified as a serious problem before, see for example:
In other words, scientific publishing has been a lucrative business for already a long time. All the additional services like searchable databases, indexing services (like Clarivate’s indexing of citations and calculation of impact factors, Scopus, ScienceDirect, etc.), editing service, distribution services etc. all cost money and we as scientific community are ‘loving’ all this.
So, my point is that the phenomenon that we as researchers offer our research to the publishers for free and perform peer review for free while the publishing industry charge ‘us’ to either get access to our work (subscription model) or to publish our work (open access model) is not new. How to change this vicious circle is still a matter of debate.
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Kindly, suggest me some SCIE, ESCI or SCOPUS indexed computer science journals which are paid but fast response?
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Most of the paid journals are considered predatory journals. They ask for publication charges after the paper has been accepted.
Below are some reputed ESCI computer science journals:
JOURNAL OF BIG DATA
MULTIMODAL TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERACTION
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Answers in the survey will be analyzed through a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making model, and the data privacy act will be followed. We are willing to have you as our co-authors with your participation in the research. We humbly request your assistance in answering this survey. We would also like to kindly ask that you not share any information about our research with others due to its novelty/uniqueness. We intend to publish this as a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the future.
Feel free to message me to let me know, thanks!
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Peter Broadhurst Thank you peter, sent you a message. Please check. Have a great day!
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The Misr (Egyptian) Journal of Agricultural Engineering (MJAE) missions are to be a distinguished and specialized scientific journal in the field of scientific research and provide applied research in both Arabic and English languages and contribute to the development of the agricultural engineering sector, community service and the environment in order to achieve sustainable development goals at the local, regional and international levels.
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Guide to indexing in Scopus.
Pdf attached
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I have written a comprehensive survey and I wish to communicate it to SCI journal but most of the journals are open access. Kindly suggest some journals.
That would be really helpful..!!
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Dear Dr Diana Nagpal,
I suggest you these journals:
* Journal of Electronic Testing-Theory and Applications (Springer journal).
* Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier journal).
* Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences.
* The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer journal).
Best wishes,
Sabri
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The peer review of manuscripts submitted to scientific journals is currently a basic pillar used to ensure the quality of papers. Besides other problems that the model raises (challenges such as the fact that it is unpaid, without charge to the publishers, or the debate about its relative reliability), I am very concerned about if blind peer review really helps to achieve the desired goal of accuracy and integrity. In many occasions I have received reviews by anonymous reviewers that have been very honest, fair and adequate to the standards of my discipline (Archaeology); however, in a number of cases, I consider that the anonymity of the reviewers has only served to spit poison without consequences, like the anonymous trolls that abound on the internet nowadays, without any intention of helping to improve the manuscript or any desire to ensure that the process serves to maintain the quality of the publication. I am quite sure that many others have experienced this same type of reviews, which are far from the ethical standards that should be considered, and which often have to do with personal vendettas, rivalries, and frustrations that have nothing to do with what the Academy should be. This has happened with journals with a low impact index, but also with others ranked high in international indexes. I consider that peer-reviews should be signed by their authors in all cases, without the option (as is usual nowadays in most journals) of remaining anonymous. If the review should always aim to contribute to the improvement of papers from a constructive perspective, and therefore to the progress of scientific knowledge, there should be nothing to hide about the identity of the reviewers, don't you think?
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Ir is a convention . But time limit should be strictly maintained .
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  1. To start my research, and have more visibility, it is recommended to publish in scientific journals, of great renown, so I wonder, how to find a better way to publish, especially in the scientific field in which I work, which is marked by its transversality and complexity ?
  2. also how to find the best database related to my field of research, and especially to have a rich bibliography (knowing well that the main language of my research is the French language)
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I don't have the necessary knowledge for your planning approach but in the line with my experience & the necessary publication for which i may suggest that you may take recourse to ''google '' for which their kindly suggestion may help a guiding line .With this you may having it but a suggestion rather uncall for , you may kindly take recourse to carry your own blog to present yourself as your identity & contribution . Which may also help you to show the line of your action .
This is my personal opinion
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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.
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It is updated in June, according to https://www.scimagojr.com/help.php?q=FAQand I quote “Every single year SJR is updated on June. Each year Scopus provides us an update database, and according to that new information, indicators are calculated. Annual data updating can modify journal's quartile from other years.”
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Based on 709,577 abstracts published between 1881 and 2015 from 123 scientific journals, a study argues that the readability of research papers in science is steadily decreasing.
I am eager to know what is your take on it and, more importantly, how would you relate it to your own work.
Thanks.
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Concerning your thread, the use of new vocabulary (in my field) makes it sometimes almost impossible to read abstracts and titles in new research articles.
I have to ask someone else or spent weeks trying to guess what some authors mean.
Add that for me is harder since English is not my native language.
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Dear researchers,
I submitted an article in a scientific journal, after verification by the editor the status is changed (Awaiting Reviewer Scores), then after a month and a half, the status is changed again (Awaiting decision), after 2 days, the status is changed again (Awaiting Reviewer Scores). I would like to know why?
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Thanks a lot for the replay.
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I am looking for links of datasets from Latin American countries that can be used in classification tasks in machine learning. Preferably the datasets have been exposed in scientific journals.
Thank you for your attention and valuable support.
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I find rejection — and even negative review comments associated with major revisions — very difficult. I have put months or years of my best work into a project, spent days or weeks writing it up, submitted it to a journal, pinned hopes on it, and waited for months for a response. And then they say it is not good enough! I can totally understand why you are feeling so unhappy.
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We've all been rejected. It happens to the best of us, I guess. However, you're attitude determines whether you're going to use that to your favor or allow it to put you down. Read through the comments and attempt to rectify your article. Also, try avoiding the same mistakes in future papers as well. This way, the likelihood of rejection deceases with time as you get feedback.
The most important thing is to never give up.
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As a student, I can't find good but reliable sources for expanding knowledge on the internet, so I'm looking for something easy to understand and read, not scientific journals and papers.
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- This source #researchgate
- participation in Journalclubs (in your interest field)
- assist in conferences and courses and meet people who present papers.
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Dear researchers, I found a list of Scientific Journals that do not charge APC (Albeit this is an earlier shared list and may not be up to date).
Requesting the research community for a more updated list.
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Dear scientists and researchers. I ask those who have knowledge of the names of Free of charge, indexed scientific journals in the field of biotechnology; gives us links to those Journals.
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There are good free Biotechnology Journals. I suggest you access the following pages below. They are specific tools of the best publishers, which enable authors to find appropriate Journals for their submission. It's easy to use, briefly, you add the title and abstract of the paper and some Journals that publish works within the scope of your work will be suggested.
I hope I helped you.
Journals Elsevier Finder
Wiley Online
Taylor & Francis
Springer
Yours sincerely,
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I have done a genetic association analysis based on SPSS software. The allelic association has come out as a significant association. But when I wanted to compute the odds ratio in both allelic and different genotypic models based on cross-tabulation, the SPSS showed the odds ratio of control/case instead of case/control. Can I report this ratio in scientific journals? For better clarity, one SPSS file is attached below. Any suggestion will be appreciated. The analysis process is mentioned briefly below.
> Denote control 1 and case 2 in SPSS. Also denote AG, GG genotype 1, and AA genotype 2 in SPSS (Dominant model).
> Import the excel sheet in SPSS.
> Go descriptive stat, click crosstab.
> Put population (case and control column) into row and genotype into the column.
> Select chi-square, percentage, and risk.
> Continue
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Further to what Kelvyn Jones said, if one wishes to use CROSSTABS to compute an OR for Cases relative to Controls, then the group variable must be coded such that Case code < Control code.
* Reproduce the result in the original post.
* Denote control 1 and case 2 in SPSS.
* Also denote AG, GG genotype 1, and
* AA genotype 2 in SPSS (Dominant model).
NEW FILE.
DATASET CLOSE ALL.
DATA LIST LIST / Group gtype (2F1) n (F5.0).
BEGIN DATA
1 1 58
1 2 298
2 1 35
2 2 85
END DATA.
VARIABLE LABELS gtype "Genotype".
VALUE LABELS
Group 1 "Control" 2 "Case" /
gtype 1 "AA,GG" 2 "AA".
WEIGHT by n.
CROSSTABS Group by gtype / STATISTICS= RISK.
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* If you want to use CROSSTABS to get the OR for
* Cases relative to Controls, you must recode
* the Group variable so that Case code < Control code.
****************************************************.
RECODE Group (1=2)(2=1) INTO grp.
FORMATS grp (F1).
VALUE LABELS grp 1 "Case" 2 "Control".
CROSSTABS
TABLES Group by gtype /
TABLES grp by gtype / STATISTICS= RISK.
* If you use GENLIN to estimate a logit model,
* you can specify reference categories for both
* the explanatory variable and the outcome variable.
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There are often problems/discussion reagarding authorship of new manuscripts in scientific journals.
In this context, maybe a head of department, institution leader or equals sometimes try to claim senior authorship or "honorary authorships" of those texts. This is sometimes associated without an active participation in experimental / intellectual work and/or any substantial manuscript preparation (thus, beside editorial work or generation of more or less useful additional aspects/ideas).
In this regard, I would like to ask: "what do you think about ICMJE criteria?" (Especially, in the context of authorship and author rights).
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To answer your question, I totally agree with Emmanuel Kobina Mesi Edzie that the ICMJE criteria are excellent. But, as you point out, it is only good if used according to the way it is designed. In reality, it is often not used "properly".
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A question to journal editors.
I am the editor of a scientific journal. Like everybody else, we publish articles in PDF files. Now we have an opportunity to publish also in the MOBI and EPUB format. It is a format for e-readers e.g. Kindle, inkBook, ONYX etc. Of course, the journal has to pay extra for the service.
Is it a good idea? Do people read academic papers on e-readers? The journal is focused on civil engineering and architecture, so our papers also include equations.
Journal website:
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Szymon Starzonek Thank you. According to site statistics, MOBI and EPUB files are not particularly popular (less than 5% of downloads), but I will continue publishing in these formats.
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Is there a scientific journal concerned with biology, microbiology, biotechnologies or medicinal plants, issued monthly or every two months, and is ifree of charge?
Is there an accredited scientific journal concerned with biology, microbiology, biotechnologies or medicinal plants, issued monthly or every two months, and is it free of charge?
With thanks
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With an Impact Factor of 4.300, the journal is the 5th most cited open-access journal in the Microbiology category . Overall, with journals listed across 20 JCR categories, Frontiers' Impact Factors are consistently ranked among the best performing journals, ranking as high as at the 96th percentile.
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Unfortunately, many of the scientific journals still pursue a boring and unclear policy in delaying the final decision to either accept or to reject the research. The consequences are wasting time and efforts of researcher and perhaps missing the opportunity to improve the research and to apply for the most appropriate Journal.
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If unexpected rejection comes to any body from a scientific journal after waiting for several months ,do not become nervous and resubmit the same to another journal of allied field of research.
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Hello everyone,
I am looking for links of Mexican image datasets that can be used in classification tasks in machine learning. Preferably the datasets have been exposed in scientific journals.
Thank you for your attention and valuable support.
Regards,
Cecilia-Irene Loeza-Mejía
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Is being a reviewer for scientific manuscripts anonymously considered part of scientific achievement?
Recently, there have been requests from scientific journals for assistance in reviewing scientific articles (anonymously). This has never happened before, but after starting to actively write/publish, the requests then come
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Yes, it is an achievement
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I would like to know the names of the best journals and scientific journals for international publishing
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Yes, visit the website of Scopus or scimagojr and use the keywords to search the required journals.
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Hello everyone,
I am looking for links of scientific journals with dataset repositories.
Thank you for your attention and valuable support.
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Dear Cecilia-Irene Loeza-Mejía
I think you should have a look at the site «re3data: Registry of Research Data Repositories» (https://www.re3data.org).
There you will find the following search/browsing options: Browse by content type Browse by subject Browse by country
When you choose "Browse by content type", you will get "Raw data" or "Scientific and statistical data formats" (among others): https://www.re3data.org/browse/by-content-type/.
With best regards Anne-Katharina
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I received an invitation of "Modern Sciences Journal" (www.modernsciences.org) on September 1st in order to evaluate my mathematical article. Now I received the notification of acceptation on December 20th and they ask me a pay of 350 USD in order to be published.
I have searched about this Journal but apparently it isn't recognized as a valid scientific Journal nor is it included in the "white lists" of recognized Journals.
On their web page I have searched something about the editors of the Journal, but it doesn't appear anything.
The person that wrote me is called Don Smith (donsmith@modernsciences.org) but he didn't identify with any other institution like an University.
I hope some info about this Journal and its reliability.
Thanks in advance.
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Hello honorable Victor Leighton Inostroza,
I think the advice of Nadira Khanum and the opinion of Rob Keller are useful in this case.
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(free charges for authors)
In the field of accounting and auditing
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http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/7415 - Science Reporter published by CSIR , India .
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  • 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)?
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Editorial board members should have the same rights like others. Excluding them from the right to publish in the journal they serve would reduce their possibilities to publish. The journals would not find board members if they "punished" them by a ban. Of course, their papers should be reviewed by independent researchers. I reviewed such a paper many years ago, and the paper of the board member was not published. This depends, however, on the ethical behavior of the editors.
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hi researchers
I am looking for scientific journals specialized in the field of ancient Semitic languages and their comparison, especially the ancient Hebrew language
Thank you very much
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To my own understanding, you may not see any journal specifically for the ancient semitic language and comparison. But you can see other journals that can assist carryout your research in such area
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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?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
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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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Recently, one of my papers is rejected by some reasons that are very abnormal from the editor after the first review process, for instance, “the paper is outside the typical scope and Almost all figures are in color, and that would be very expensive to have published in this way...”, in spite of the fact that the reviewer's opinions were positive about the ms. I think these excuses could not be acceptable in this stage by the editor. It could be unfortunate and unprofessional behavior for the valid scientific journal.
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The "accordance" of the theme of your publication with the scope the journal must be taken into account before reviewing.
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How can you share the programs and codes-like MATLAB code- which you have used in your paper. so that you can reference them scientifically? is there any scientific journal to do it for free?
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Mostafa Shabani you can share your coding using GitHub.com. You need to get an account there then upload your code publicly
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What are the main differences between publishing in high-scoring scientific journals and low-scoring or no points?
The scientist tries to publish in high-ranked places but he is not always able to publish in other journals, which are low-scoring or without points. It depends on the field in which it operates scientifically, how many scientific journals are scored in a given field and what are the requirements and limitations.
Please reply
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Thanks for this important question and the valuable answers from the part of researchers' community. In my opinion, the main differences are related to the researcher expectations, perspective, and ability to publish a paper with will determined quality (value). Which is up to his vision for working on its reputation in his research field and to work on the advancement of his carrer.
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Which journals in computer science is free for publish?
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International Journal of Computers and Applications
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Dear Colleagues,
is there anything like an open source database for legit scientific journals? I was thinking about something with a concept like Wikipedia but for science journals - so that everyone can add one or more journals and then the scientific crowd can deside if it is predatory or legit.
The reason I am asking this is because I get a bit annoyed with the common science journal listings and data bases. I have a small, independent plasma physics journal, which is fully peer reviewed, the articles get a DOI, it is open access, there are strict ethics, etc... so I thought that I got the standards right and this should go easily into one of the big journal data bases and I submitted my journal. However, I was accepted nowhere, mostly because there are too few articles, or the journal is not published long enough (we just started the second issue).
My problem is now that it is hard to get good articles when your journal is not listed and you do not get listed if you don't have many articles (which is a problem, if you apply high quality standards).
Please let me know, if there is such an open access data base or if there is none, maybe someone is interested in setting one up with me (since I am just a physicist I am not really qualified to make a good webpage ;)).
thanks for you input
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The main problem with such a database may be to defend it from unqualified, questionable, unreliable and fraudulent entries. If everyone will be able to add something, there will also be positive entries for predatory journals. Also, opinions may be different in special cases. Criteria are necessary to estimate the opinions, and you need personal for this. Therefore I think it would not work.
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My colleagues..
What are the fastest scientific journals that publish research in the field of law or human sciences within Scopus journals and publish quickly (a short period of time) in the English language?
Please Help
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Dear Dr. Abdullah Ali .. you can check this updated list of SCOPUS
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At several instances I found that adding an article published in a scientific journal was far from easy. In particular, I noticed that all scientific journals are not listed even though thay have a registered ISSN. In the following example, my article was published in SOIL ORGANISMS whose ISSN is 2509-9523. Unfortunately the name of this journal, being unknown (?) to RG, cannot be added when I edit the metadata of the article:
Other examples concern journals whose name has changed, and the ISSN by the same token, or journals which are not listed in the Clarivate Web of Science. For the sake of convenience, it would be better to add directly the ISSN in place of selecting the journal name within an incomplete list of pre-selected journal names. If I remember this was possible in the past, why no longer at all?
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Here is my recommendation what to do: When a journal is missing in RG's list, I add the bibliographic details into the abstract field like "Published in: ..." Others add the details to the title field, but this may prevent RG from identifying the paper's citations, I guess.
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I have ready research and have analyzed its data, but I want to publish it with a researcher who helps me publish it in a scientific journal
the article about the great collapse in the world 2021-2023
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Dear Mohamad Qutait,
I am interested in scientific cooperation in this field. Please, specify the research issues and / or topics planned to be published in co-authorship of scientific articles.
Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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After a new taxonomy revision or new classification has been peer-reviewed and published in a scientific journal, is it necessary for the taxonomic status of the species recognized in the article to be re-evaluated by the IUCN? Is the scope of the IUCN to review and assess taxonomy of species?
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It should be critical taxonomists maintain their independence from the conservation community including IUCN.
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There are a lot of scientific journals in different fields. Some journals are tagged as predatory journals and it is often ratiocinated that one should not publish their research on predatory Journals. I want to know the specific criteria by which a journal can be said a predatory one. If possible, provide some in-depth reasons about why a journal becomes predatory?
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How can some predatory scientific journals that are classified in Beall's List have an impact factor and are indexed within Scopus?
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This is as indicated by Wolfgang R. Dick discussed on numerous occasions. It remains a somewhat mysterious and certainly disturbing phenomenon. Roughly speaking it can be explained because:
-Some journals (and publishers) lie about the indexing (say they are Scopus indexed while this was, if ever, the case years ago) or use so-called misleading metrics (including fake impact factors) https://beallslist.net/misleading-metrics/
-Journals ‘behave’ for a couple of years to fulfil the criteria to be included in for example Scopus and after that show their predatory behaviour and publish suspiciously large number of papers. A notorious example can be found here https://www.researchgate.net/post/Are-these-journals-indexed-by-Scopus-IJEAT-IJRTE-and-IJITEE
-(Predatory) Journals manage to fulfil the criteria but most likely will be discontinued within the next 1-3 years. See
for example, where it was shown that roughly 2/3 of the journals listed in the Beall’s list were discontinued in Scopus a few years later
-Last but not least they are included because they are/were wrongfully so included in the Beall’s list, most clear example are the Frontier journals. They are included because the publisher is included in the list of potentially predatory publishers but here the Beall’s list is clearly wrong
It is advisable to check the Beall’s list (https://beallslist.net/) for first indication and then check carefully by checking things like “Scopus content coverage” (do you see sudden increase in number of published papers? Warning sign), check SCImago comments for the particular journal of interest (often when there is something wrong you can find alarming comments), check location etc. etc. Finally, of course check some of the papers (how do you estimate their quality).
Hope this answers your question somewhat.
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As a researcher, we appreciate any information that provides light on predatory publications. At the same time, evaluating whether a publication is predatory is a time-consuming procedure that necessitates a thorough examination based on a variety of factors. A predatory journal or publisher has no widely accepted definition. Is there a set of validated parameters for judging scientific journal?
Is it possible that a contentious individual blog called "Beall's list" be used as a only parameter for judging a scientific research journal?
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One correction the Beall’s list continued (https://beallslist.net/) after Jeffrey Beall stopped, last update March 7th 2021 see changelog https://beallslist.net/changelog/ Indeed I see numerous examples that use (or suggest that) checking the Beall’s list (https://beallslist.net/) is enough to ‘judge’ whether a journal (or entire publisher) is predatory or not.
It must be said that the Beall’s list is quite often right. See for example:
One of the findings was that 2/3 of the journals mentioned in the Beall’s list are now a few years later discontinued in Scopus. This might lead to the conclusion that Scopus ‘agree’ with the judgement of the Beall’s list based on their own evaluation system and the Beall’s list was right.
On the other hand, 1/3 is still listed. Is Scopus failing to see that these titles need to be discontinued as well or is/was the Beall’s list wrong? I personally think a little bit of both. Personally, I use the Beall’s list as a first indication to see whether there is ‘something going on’ with that particular journal or publisher. But the Beall’s list is not flawless, because for example:
-It has been demonstrated that 18% of publishers, identified by Beall as predatory, rejected a fake paper suggesting that the Beall’s is wrong in nearly one in five https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2013/10/04/open-access-sting-reveals-deception-missed-opportunities/
-It is a weak point of the Beall’s list that delisting is virtually impossible while there is most likely a substantial portion of journals listed that used to be borderline and, in the meantime, improved their whole operation in the right direction
-There are clear examples of publishers and journals that should not be listed in the Beall’s list (like Frontiers) as indicated in this paper:
Predatory publishing in Scopus: evidence on cross-country differences
So, you are right by stating “evaluating whether a publication is predatory is a time-consuming procedure that necessitates a thorough examination based on a variety of factors” and the Beall’s list can be a useful tool for a first indication, but after that the ‘real’ evaluation starts. See for example (see also enclosed files):
THE PREDATORY JOURNAL: VICTIMIZER OR VICTIM?
Research integrity corner: Special issue on predatory journals
for ways and steps one can/should follow.
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Despite certain disadvantages, peer-review is generally accepted as a quality control of manuscripts submitted to scientific journals. The higher the rank of the journal, the more often manuscripts are rejected by the Editor for various reasons (lack of novelty, routine work, low technical quality etc.). Getting you manuscript back with staggering reviewer comments is a rather frustrating experience. What are your personal tips and tricks to avoid rejection?
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I think this technical report will helps how to write good manuscript and what things should take care in the mind while preparing it.
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The Impact Factor indicators for scientific journals for 2020 have just been published. More journals boast and celebrate that their IF has increased by a few, a dozen or even several dozen percent. I am intentionally not mentioning what kind of magazines they are. Why?
Because the IF grows for everyone. Every year. what does it mean? Isn't that a bit like a credited science bubble? Every year there are more articles, the global number of citations and therefore the IF is growing. Will there be new indicators? For example, the annual growth rate IF : )? If everyone grows, this is how the impact indicator should now be measured.
What are your views on IF inflation?
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IF is not a good metric to evaluate journal quality. Some editors are asking the authors to cite papers published in their journal in the last 5 years, to boost their journal's impact factor. This happened to me twice, from two different journals, with impact factors of 5 and 7, and well-known, respected journals, too. Also, a lot of reviewers are asking the authors to cite their papers, and this happened to me many times, at least a dozen times to be exact. In light of such practices, IF is nothing but a number. Also, when I look at some journals with very high impact factors, I see a lot of low quality articles published there as well, further indication that IF is meaningless.
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One of the most suggested ways for a researcher to broaden their horizons is reading scientific articles.... what I am curious about, is how does one become a reviewer/editor in (non-predatory) scientific journals?
As someone who has just commenced their journey in the world of research, it would be great if you all could share your experiences about how you went to become part of the editorial board and/ editor-in-chief in various scientific journals. Does one need a background in science journalism for the same?
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First you need to be visible as a researcher. I see on your profile that you already have some publications out.
Chances are that journals will contact you and invite you as a peer reviewer.
If you have done a lot of good work as both an author and a reviewer for a particular journal they might consider you as member of the editorial board.
You could check out the Publons.com platform that fosters reviewer recognition.
Some journals allow for self-nominations such as BMC journals from Springer. https://www.biomedcentral.com/p/the-bmc-series-journals
But then again, you need to be a recognized researcher and reviewer first before you can be and should be an editor. Good luck!
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I wish to get my institutional scientific journal indexed in research gate. How would I do this?
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The answer can be found here: https://explore.researchgate.net/display/support/Journalsit says things like “If your journal isn't visible in the drop-down menu, that means it's currently not in our database.” and “At the same time, adding journals to our database is not something we can do on a case-by-case basis. That’s why we currently only import journal information from CrossRef, via its Journal API.” and “Currently, we only import journal data from CrossRef. If your journal is added to CrossRef’s journal database and has a valid ISSN, it should eventually become part of our database. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.”
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Dated: 10-June-2020.
Perhaps!
Prefatory, it may be, because this year the radiations and greenhouse gases interaction feedback processes on different timescale (one of the main factor in monsoon dynamics) which makes the monsoon predictability erratic is not expected to add much uncertainty in the prediction system due to the substantial reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions. Implies, may be an upper hand for potential predictive models in the line. Recall that model ability to predict the SW monsoon is higher with initial conditions been used for the month of Feb., March, April (this years these are main lockdown month in the world when atmosphere is not invaded by atmospheric gases) than months closer to the SW monsoon. On other side, can be also be test bed for the models have near accurate long rage forecasting tendency with early months (as mentioned above) initial conditions.
Over all it may be also be manifested that NATURE can be predicted correctly if it is not disturbed. BUT if we keep on disturbing it then predictability may not be that easy and precise.
If yes, then "Commendations" to the accurate predictability of the monsoon system will be higher this year, I think. Good! This may also considered because of Nature natural tendency is higher this year apart from having well resolved and improved interannual and climate systems predictability aspects in the modelling systems, etc...
Nature is in NATURAL swing. Enjoy and try to be safe! But we should also be ready for the monsoon system predictability in the times to come or years to come when emissions will again be dumped in the earth system. It will certainly obstruct the prediction realities. Consistency is the accuracy in the prediction should be addressed responsibly.
What’s your take on that!
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I think yes.
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Are there software that are usable for formatting papers according to scientific journals standards? Can you please help mentioning some of them, and which is better to be used?
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IEEE format
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What is your opinion regarding the valorisation of the reviewers' work? Do you think that the efforts of the reviewers for a significant activity, such as reviewing manuscripts for scientific journals, are properly valorised?
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For centuries, the peer review system has been the bedrock of scientific publishing. Most reputable journals use peer review because they believe it ensures quality control in the scientific literature. Peer reviewers are not paid for their work in the current system, which is an important and often overlooked aspect of peer review. They are instead rewarded non-financially through journal acknowledgment, positions on editorial boards, free journal access, author fee discounts, and so on.
However, an increasing number of reviewers believe that unpaid peer review is unfair for the following reasons: - Reviewers are also researchers who take time away from their research, teaching, and other responsibilities to read scientific papers. They argue that journals should recognize the monetary value of their time.
- Journals make money through subscriptions, article processing fees, and so on. They do not, however, compensate the peer reviewers.
- Researchers are occasionally compensated for reviewing books or other written work. They are not, however, usually compensated for reviewing scientific papers. They are displeased with this disparity, and in my opinion, it needs to be reshaped soon.
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The Qur'anic Thematic Exegetical Analysis (al-Tafsir al-Mawdu'i) is a famous method within Qur'anic Sciences in Islamic Studies as much as the Thematic Analysis method is in researches of Social Sciences. Why it is being discriminated against when applied in Islamic Psychology, which is synonym with Islamization of Social Sciences? Are they apartheid who are rejecting subaltern post-colonial methods?
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RE: "In Islamic divine scripture – the Holy Qur’an - the emphasis is on the heart as being mentioned to be governing (the king for) both the rationality, emotions, intellect, intuition, telepathy [sic], etc."
Locating any kind of mental activity in the heart is just a carry-over from ancient Greek views that regarded the brain as merely an organ for cooling the blood. As it happens, there have numerous cases of individuals kept alive without a heart who continued to experience all kinds of mental activity. Here's a quotation from a news report on one such individual:
« "It was an emotional roller coaster," Larkin said at a news conference, describing what it was like to live with a totally artificial heart, implanted to keep him alive until a donor heart became available. » — from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-lived-555-days-without-a-heart-before-transplant/
Here's another such report:
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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
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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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I want to know is there any AI based software available for windows which can detects image duplications in scientific journals.
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In recent years, authors are increasingly posting their manuscripts to preprint servers before they are officially peer-reviewed in social science journals. How anonymous is the 'anonymous' or double-blind peer review process when referees could easily surmise the identity of authors through preprint servers? The central agenda of the blinding practice is to conceal the identities of the reviewer(s) and author(s) from both parties, throughout the review process. Is the preprint practice in itself to be seen as an 'enemy' of the double-blind review process in social science?
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Considero q la preimpresión es válida para q den criterios los investigadores antes de finalizar un resultado científico o una tesis. No aconsejo subir o reimpresiones de artículos, esto puede afectar el proceso de revisión de las revistas y el artículo puede ser rechazado.
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What are the criteria publishers use to check authenticity of submitted papers?
What are some software they use for authentication of manuscripts?
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Dear Honorable Researchers,
From my point of view, I don't recommend you to use any free software checkers of plagiarism.
I haven't used them before because I am afraid that the original content of my manuscript may be copied and sold to others before I can publish it.
I know that the problem is not easy for us, especially that we haven't enough money to buy enough food and, in turn, to buy such software. Unfortunately, you have to pay for the sake of getting good results. So, I always write using my own words.
In any way, it is not well for your reputation if there were accusations of plagiarism. This is because plagiarism is a sin! If it is, severe action may be taken and/or legal notice may be given.
Kindly, could you please see the following warning that is related to this valuable question of Prof. Milind Daftari?
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social science journal list who are free to publish and don't charge authors.
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What is your area of specialization ? There are a lot of fake journals. So you have to be very careful. Thank you.