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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 manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was rejected with an editorial decision and I was suggested to transfer to other journals. However, the recommended journals are clearly do not match with my manuscript in terms of the field or target. I have a doubt if they are actually suggesting me to transfer. If I do not use the transfer service, do I need to inform them about that?
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 13, 2018
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In Japan, most often, society members submit manuscripts to the journal of the society to which they belong. Are there many rules for becoming a member in international societies? Also, I would like to know some tools if any (other than special field or impact factor), to select a suitable journal to submit a manuscript. It would be helpful if you could advise how to distinguish reputed international journals from predatory journals (with publication fees).
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When the teacher asks questions like "What are the new things in your research?” at that time, can I answer back with my key questions. What kind of things can be called as new things in research?
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I have submitted a paper to a Springer journal. Expected number of days for first decision is 74 days. It's been more than 74 days now. After submitting the paper, statuses changed as follows: Submitted to journal > With editor > Decision in process> With editor. These changes occurred within 10 to 15 days after submission.1) Are there any chances for my paper to get accepted?2) I couldn't find the mail id in my login for sending a query. In that case, what should I do? How can I mail...
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I intend to submit my research (in Japanese), that was previously presented at a conference, to the conference proceedings. I also intend to publish a journal article in English that summarizes the contents of my master’s thesis, to a miscellany issued by a laboratory. These two papers have some duplicate content. Will this be regarded as a duplicate submission?
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 5, 2018
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I submitted a paper to the Journal of Chemistry of American Chemical Society. One of the three reviewers rejected the manuscript, while other two reviewers had favourable response. I resubmitted after revising the manuscript based on the review comments. But the two reviewers whose response was ‘favourable’ were replaced with two new reviewers, and the final decision was “Reject” with almost the same comments received initially from the first reviewer. It took 9 months for the whole process.In...
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 5, 2018
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Two researchers and I meet all of the authorship criteria for a paper on a topic in ecology, with me serving as lead author. We three conceived and designed the study, secured funding, implemented and led data collection, conducted all data analyses, interpreted results, and wrote the entirety of the manuscript. We are all appropriately listed on the by-line as authors, and we have agreed to the contents of the manuscript.Two other researchers (A and B) contributed to data collection for our...
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 4, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript and it is currently under review. In the meantime, I found a troubling matter; the number of people for the survey data was wrong. Specifically, I made a mistake with the number of people and the effective number of people for the survey data. Should I wait for the result of the peer review to correct the mistake?
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 3, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript on April 20, and the status remains unchanged at “Under editorial assessment” till date. Since the date of the status has been unchanged also for 2 months, I sent an inquiry to ask about the status of the manuscript a week ago. Then I got the following reply; “At present, the manuscript is still under editorial assessment. Once a decision has been reached, you will receive a notification. Should you have further concerns or queries, please let me know.”After receipt of...
  • Anonymous
  • Jul 2, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript on ScholarOne submission system. The status changed to "Under review" 4 months ago, but now it is still showing the same status. Will the status change once the required number reviews is completed?

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