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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 found an appropriate conference that meets my topic, however, I don't know how this conference is good and I am worried about whether it is ok to submit my conference paper.IEEE Conference is somewhat reliable, but this conference name is a little bit different. The name is IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES 2018). The conference homepage is https://www.iecbes.org. Could you give me a tip on choosing a right conference?
  • Anonymous
  • May 16, 2018
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I submitted my manuscript to an Elsevier journal. Review for the manuscript was completed within a month and the status showed “Ready for decision” for the past 2 months. It is a paid journal but they sent incorrect bank details (different from that mentioned on the journal's website). I requested them twice to send the correct details but received no reply from them. Can I withdraw my manuscript or should I wait for their response? If I withdraw my manuscript, will it have any bad effect on my...
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I submitted a manuscript to a journal hosted by Elsevier and after four days, the status changed to "With editor". However, it took 6 weeks before the status changed to "Under editor evaluation" directly. It seems like the editor skipped the "Under review" process which seems very weird to me. Has anyone else experienced such a situation before?
  • Anonymous
  • May 10, 2018
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My paper has been accepted and the status has changed to "send to production." Do I need to do anything? There is no mail from the journal. I just saw this on the submission system and there are no instructions from the editor. What should I do?
  • Anonymous
  • May 10, 2018
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I first submitted an article to BMC Public Health on July 24th, 2017. The associate editor (this journal has open peer review system; thus, I could know who was the reviewer) requested revisions twice, which I complied with, but the final decision was a rejection. I received the decision by mail on March 20th, 2018. It took almost 8 months.According to the reviewer, the paper did not contain the right message and needed a significant overhaul to be published. I fully respect the reviewer's...
  • Anonymous
  • May 10, 2018
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I have published some articles and now I'm working on a textbook (not a textbook chapter). Will it be considered self-plagiarism if I use these articles in the textbook? For the figures, I have the permission of the publishers to re-use them. For the text, I don't know what to do. Of course, I will cite the articles but to which extent can I include the content from the articles in the textbook?
  • Anonymous
  • May 9, 2018
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We submitted a research article in October 2017. The corresponding author told me that the manuscript was rejected; but actually, the Chief Editor and reviewers had asked for revision and resubmission. Usually in ScholarOne, there are two months for revision as per the journal website. However, I resubmitted the article on April 13, 2018. After resubmission, if I remember correctly, the status changes were – “Admin processing,” “Assigning AE” and “Selecting reviewers.” I wonder if the article...
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Graduate student A is going to graduate soon, but some of the data presented in his dissertation is not published in an SCI paper yet. Supervisor B is very unhappy. He thinks that it is a shameful waste of lab resources if the paper is not completed. But supervisor B is also very busy and does not have the time to check this paper in detail. Student A discussed this with PhD colleague C and wants to give this incomplete paper to him to revise. C will be first author and B will be the...
  • Anonymous
  • May 2, 2018
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Tips for writing your first scientific paper [Download Publication Planner]
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You have been working hard on your research project for months and the data it has generated are promising. You feel now is the right time to start writing your first research paper, but you have been putting the task off. You don’t know where or how to begin writing your manuscript. Sounds familiar? If you are embarking on the task of writing your very first paper, here are a few tips to start you off.
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I should have published only the data in Figshare to submit to PLOS ONE, but I have, by mistake, published the figure & table also in Figshare. If I submit the same figure & table to PLOS ONE, will that regarded as a duplicate submission?

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