Author perspectives on the academic publishing process

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Journal Publication Process

The publication process might seem a bit complicated to researchers, particularly the early career researchers. Most research novices feel pressured to secure a journal publication fairly early in their career. Along with the desire to amass expert recognition in academia, authors also want their research to effectively add to the existing body of literature. Thus, researchers often seek to answer the pivotal question of how to publish a paper. When considering how to publish a journal article, authors need to be strategic, authentic, and fairly innovative. This section covers all aspects researchers need to consider at the pre-publication stage: planning the research paper, selecting the best journal for your manuscript, dealing with peer review, ensuring compliance to guidelines and ethics, and using editorial services to enhance the chances of acceptance of your manuscript.
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Hi, I am a Ph.D. scholar. I want to know about Turnitin plagiarism similarity report. Please can you guide me, I checked my manuscript's plagiarism online from different paid websites. They show a lower percentage of plagiarism. But Turnitin shows 23% similarity. Should I worried about it or is it ok?
Top 10 avoidable mistakes made by authors
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This infographic lists 10 avoidable mistakes that authors make in their manuscripts. If authors are made aware of these mistakes and they make conscious efforts to avoid them, they could indirectly avoid unwarranted delays in the publication process.
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Hello. I submitted a paper to an open access journal. They have been difficult to contact but have finally approved the manuscript and sent me a proof-read with the request to pay $2000. When I saw the proof-read I was shocked at the quality. They had omitted the introduction and changed the tables layout to one that is far worse than the one we submitted. Not only that, half the table was on one column and the other half in the other. Figures slanted, font not standardized. In other words,...
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I got this comment from the journal: "We note that this manuscript is a meta-analysis; our author guidelines therefore require that you use PRISMA guidance to help improve reporting quality of this type of study. Please upload a copy of the completed PRISMA checklist as supporting information." What should I do?
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I am about to submit a medical case report and have no idea about what the cover letter is and how it is different from the title page. In the title page, I have put the title and author information, but I don't know about how I need to compose the cover letter. 
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I have been asked to complete moderate revisions for a journal. I am aware that you have to track changes made to the manuscript in reference to reviewers comments and also for this particular journal provide a (separate) response to reviewer comments detailing all changes made. I therefore have two questions regarding the tracking in the revised manuscript. 1. First, if I observe simple errors that can be corrected, for example using 'that' instead of 'which' or other grammatical errors, do I...
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I have received notification of moderate revision from a journal. In my submitted manuscript I had an error and presented a wrong value for a parameter that I calculated (In other words, my calculation was correct but I used a value from another time period; for example I stated 200 instead of say 400). I did not recognize the error until one of the reviewers highlighted it and asked how was the value so low. So I am wondering how do I proceed to answer to the reviewer comment. Would it create...
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Dear Dr. Eddy, I would like to publish an article. My field of work is protein engineering. I performed some part of my work in another lab. People in the lab technically helped me to do the experiments. but the main idea and proposal was mine. The problem that now I have is that I am not sure to put their name as coauthors since the most important experiment has not yet been performed by them after one year that I requested. They do not have that much contribution on my work. I wrote the...
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Hi, I have studied, generalized and summarized thousands of papers. Now I propose a different aspect compared to the traditional view on tumor pathogenesis: new angle based on gene mutation. It is a hypothesis because it is difficult to test and verify under current medical devices. It involves some quantum level of tiny particles. It might be possible for a physical device to test though. I want to ask which journal can publish this kind of hypothesis paper? Medical hypothesis journal? Thanks!
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A faculty member in the department suggested that we need to revised the old format for thesis and dissertation. One member of the committee suggested that we need to remove the part for "theoretical framework" so that papers may not appear too long and considering that theoretical framework is necessary only when the writer is doing a study on the theory itself. I was not convinced. Besides, I could not see any reason why theoretical framework should be removed in the format for scholarly...

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