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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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In the past, I tried to submit to an SCI journal an article with a part of my Ph.D. thesis but gave up. Now, I would like to write a new paper to the SCI journal because this topic has recently become an issue. The results of my thesis regarding this topic would the main results and the additional experiment will be included in a comparison. At this time, how should I indicate acknowledging part?    
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 15, 2018
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I didn't notice that I am listed as both first author and corresponding author when I submitted the paper. I want to change it now and move my supervisor who is second author to corresponding author. But right now paper is still under revision and not accepted yet. It seems impolite to change it suddenly. When can I mail journal to explain this situation which won't be impolite nor offending to editor? Do you have any mail template regarding this matter to share?
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2018
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I have clicked on "Agree to review" based on your reply, and then the page went to the page to submit revised manuscript. However, I have not finished revision, so I closed it. Then the status changed to "Submit Revision", and there is a "resume" button on left bottom of the page. But the "Revision Due Date" has changed: it got pushed around 10 days and is 26th Feb now. Is it normal? I should submit before Feb 26th instead of Feb18th, right? Thank you. 
  • Anonymous
  • Jan 11, 2018
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What a corresponding author should do after journal submission
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The previous post explained the main duties of the corresponding author before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. This post talks about what a corresponding author should do after manuscript submission and who should be the corresponding author for a manuscript.
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Is it possible to publish a case report with a review of literature in the original research category?
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I want to know how to convert my thesis into a journal article.
What a corresponding author should do before manuscript submission
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The role of a corresponding author is an important one in the publication process. This post gives you a brief idea of what it means to be a corresponding author of a study and what you need to do before submitting the paper to the journal.
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I have two questions: 1.  Is it appropriate to alert potential reviewers whom I suggest as preferred reviewers for my paper, that the journal ( a very reputable one) might ask him or her to review my paper?  2.  I’m a retired and independent researcher in behavioral sciences in the area of psychology and philosophy. Would being free of institutional affiliation diminish acceptability of my product? 
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 31, 2017
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It's my case study research with findings from a school context from Pakistan. Any ideas which journals are out there to value qualitative research? Journals option would be helpful. Thanks.
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One of my friends and I have co-authored a paper which is related with frogs and the title is "Effects of the environment on habitat preferences of four frog species in Bangladesh." How can I find a suitable journal for this paper?

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