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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 was invited by a journal to publish an essay in about 2 pages for the journal’s initial issue. As it was an open journal, I declared that I would not pay any money, and sent a miscellaneous piece of writing (essay) about a kind of medical perspective. 1 month later, I received an invoice for US$3600 by email and my essay had been uploaded as Editorial on the journal’s homepage. I had just sent my writing directly to an editor instead of submitting through the journal’s manuscript submission...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 28, 2017
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We used a detailed data from a referenced paper as data to verify the formula which we derived. We included that paper as a reference, and changed the variable name of the table to our own. And we added the variable, which can be obtained from an easy calculation, to our data table. Also we used the original formula on the paper as a reference. Our manuscript has been already accepted and is soon to be published. Should we ask or inform the author of the referenced paper about our citation? If...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 27, 2017
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I have a paper which I want to publish in any form. My target journal publishes three types of articles: research article, research note, and research report. While research article seems the best option, I am also okay with publishing it as a research note or research report. Should I mention this thought in the cover letter? If so, it would be appreciated if you could show me a sample cover letter in English.
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 27, 2017
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My paper was rejected with this comment from the editor: 'In the first-stage review it was noted that the exposition in the paper is not up to language standards required for publication, and the theoretical approach departs rather widely from the approach applied in the journal and although your findings are intriguing and innovative, the subject matter and methodological approach of your paper are not ideally suited to the JPKE. I expect that your paper is likely to be accepted in a good...
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I have got my paper edited by you before. Now this paper is at "Revision Requested" stage. I read the editor's mail which mentioned major revision. The paper needs extensive revisions which will take me around 2 months. There is an "Agree to revise" and a "Decline to revise" button on the submission system. Should I click on "Agree to revise" now and return the revised paper after two months? Or should I click on it after my revision is almost done? Sorry this is my first time submitting a...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 26, 2017
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I submitted my paper in October 2017. At first, the status was 'Not assigned, Under review, Assigning review, Under review.' After one month, it changed to 'Evaluating recommendation.' Does this mean the editor-in-chief is making a decision on the reviews received?
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I submitted a manuscript in July and got a minor revision decision in August, then re-submitted the revised manuscript immediately. After that, the status remained unchanged at “Editorial assessment” for about 4 months. I sent reminders twice, but received no response. For my third reminder, I got a reply from the editorial office apologizing for the delay and saying that they had asked the senior editor to process my manuscript on priority but the senior editor hadn't repied yet. It's been one...
  • Anonymous
  • Dec 21, 2017
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I am an anthropologist working on various issues related to culture in Indonesian society.
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I wrote a pre-submission inquiry and the Editor-in-Chief replied as follows: "Can you send me a draft to take a look at?" You always recommend not to send the manuscript in a pre-submission inquiry. What do you think about sending him a draft? Is it a risk?Note: the journal is "Pharmacoeconomics."
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The structure of the cover letter of my journal demands a list of the colleagues who have checked my article. But I don't have any such colleagues.

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