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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 recent medical research, not only protocols of clinical trials but also protocols for systematic literature review are published as articles in many cases. If only the protocol papers of systematic review are published and the paper showcasing the results of the research has not yet been published, is it ethical to publish a systematic review on the same subject? 
  • Anonymous
  • May 22, 2018
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My paper has finally been accepted with the comment “okay” after several objection emails. However, when I carefully checked this journal again (http://www.internationalsurgery.org/loi/insu?code=icsu-site), I found that it has been removed from MEDLINE, its Impact Factor has disappeared, and its publication type is limited with “online first only”. And only the draft version is published in the “online first only.” This journal seems to have a long history, but is there a possibility for this...
  • Anonymous
  • May 21, 2018
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What are some of the specific variables I can measure from the influence of mentorship and coaching on succession planning?
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I am doing masters in Chemical Engineering. It's my 2nd semester and I am about to start my research on Hydrogen Evolution Reaction but I have no any idea how and from where to start.
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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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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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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 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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