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Responding to Peer Reviewers

Academic review process was different in Einstein’s time. In his brilliant career, the only time his work was subjected to blind peer review – the authors don’t know the…
In this article, Dr. Ben Britton - a Senior Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Imperial College London - shares a few tips and tricks to try to…
Dr. Bahar Mehmani is the Reviewer Experience Lead in the Global Publishing Development department at Elsevier. Dr. Mehmani has been part of several industry workshops,…
Most new authors find it challenging to deal with peer reviewer comments and respond to them. This article focuses on coaching new authors through the process so that…
Whenever we think about predation in the context of scholarly publishing, we habitually point a finger at publishers and journals that are willing to publish any piece…
Who are the real predators in predatory publishing – journals or authors?
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After months of working on your research paper, receiving a "revise and resubmit" decision from the journal can be very disheartening. The key is to remain calm and…
Some journal editors ask authors to include inappropriate or irrelevant citations in their papers in an effort to artificially inflate the journal's impact factor. If…
Some journal editors ask authors to include inappropriate or irrelevant citations in their papers in an effort to artificially inflate the journal's impact factor. If…
Journal editors sometimes ask authors to cite a few relevant articles from the journal to increase their citation count. But what if the editor hands over a whole list…
The unpredictable nature of the journal decision-making process and the delays involved make it a stressful experience for authors. In this article, an experienced…