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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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I submitted a paper for Springer Journal and it said "editor invited," then after one month it said "editor assigned," and now it says “Under Review". Does "Under Review" mean that the paper has passed the editorial check and been given to the external reviewer?
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I submitted a paper and it was assigned to the Assistant Editor. Again after two days I got an email saying that the paper is being handled by the Editor-in-Chief. Now the staus is Under Review. Why was the paper assigned to two editors before review? What does that indicate? Could you please clarify this for me?
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Hi Dr. Eddy, I have submitted a paper in one of SIAM journals. The paper is under review for 8.5 months. I asked the editor 1 month ago about it, I was told that one review report has come and they are waiting for the other. Will it be ok if I politely inquire about it now (I have inquired 3 times till now after submission). How frequently I should inquire from now on so that it is not rude. Another question is that, is it the usual time taken for review in SIAM journals?
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Dear Dr. Eddy, I came up with a really good scientific study idea last year which had never been published before. It was a prospective study and I gathered all the required data throughout the year after the ethical approval. However, statistical analyses results turned out to be all negative and did not support any of my hypotheses. I feel very disappointed and I don't know if my paper will ever be published if I wrote the manuscript. What should I do now?
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Dr. Eddy, My article has been accepted by an Elsevier journal. While proofing, what is the minimum number of comments (with tables and graphs) that should be included? Thank you so much
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Dear Sir Eddy, I submitted two research papers in two peer reviewed journals. One says that there is a need for further revision and that the editor "would do the revision himself " and e-mail me for endorsement in July 2017 for possible publication in the September 2017 issue. The other says that my paper has passed the pre-evaluation stage and would be sent for review that will take 6 months to 1 year. Under the circumstances, is there a higher probability that the article would be published...
Difference between a thesis and a journal article
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This infographic lists nine ways in which a thesis is different from a journal article. The idea is to help you understand how the two are completely different types of academic writing, meant for different audiences and written for different purposes. 
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Does Scopus have any rapid publication journals? Are there any Scopus indexed journals that give a decision within 3 weeks?
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I am currently working on my PhD. My professor helped me set up plans for materials and decided the topic for my theses But the issue is that although I will be the one who is doing the research,  he (the professor) will be the first author. My professor told me it's okay as he is the one who has decided on the materials and topis but my personal opinion is that it might not be ethical.
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Dear Sir, I had submitted my paper to a journal approximately half a week ago. When I submitted, there was no status; it was only showing article received and ADM (Not assigned). Now today, when I checked the status, it showed ADM along with someone's name. But there was no link to contact or email address. Moreover, the name that is mentioned is that of the journal editor as per the website. What does this mean? Is my paper is going to be rejected or is it something else, maybe an initial test...

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