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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 have done a peer review for a manuscript. I was requested its re-review and I agreed. However, I found that the author answered only to the comments made by other reviewers, excluding mine. I assume that the journal editor did not send my comments to the author. In such case, do I have to do a re-review? Or, can I just resend my original comments again?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 20, 2018
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How long does it take for the submission to change from ‘Reviewer Invited’ to ‘Under Review’? I submitted a research paper in a journal, and for the last 12 days the status of the manuscript is displayed as ‘Reviewer Invited’. Is this time normal? Will this status change into ‘Under Review’?
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I am preparing to submit my paper, which is already rejected by two journals, to a third journal. The Editor in Chief of the third journal was also the editor of the first journal. (His rejection comment stated: “you may be able to publish your paper if it would be revised successfully.) In such a case, is there any custom to convey any message to the Editor in Chief in the cover letter?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
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I want to submit a paper on microbial genomics, but I have difficulties in selecting journals. Which journal publishes quickly? I also wonder if there is a site where I can see impact factors of various journals at a glance.
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
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Three months ago, my paper was accepted in a reputed mathematics journal. The editor then asked me to send the .tex file of the paper in LATEX as per their journal's style and I sent the same. While the paper was waiting for online publication, I found some errors had been introduced in the article during the typesetting process. I immediately contacted the editor about this issue andhe corrected my paper and replaced old one by a new final version on their website. But they already had...
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Are there any rapid/ quick publication journals (giving acceptance letter for publications within a week) that are indexed by ISI both paid and free in the field of environmental science or chemistry? Thanks.
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
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At the revision stage, we added one teacher as co-corresponding author. While submitting the revised version, the editor asked us to submit a formal request with agreement from all authors. Is there any template for this? Should authors sign in English or Chinese?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
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Not long after submitting my manuscript, I got acceptance with some comments from a reviewer. To what extent should I revise since my manuscript is already accepted?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
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In PROSPERO, a similar topic is already registered, but its stage has not been updated for "Formal screening of search results against eligibility criteria" for about a year, and we are unable to locate the publication in databases like MEDLINE. In such a situation, can I apply a new protocol to PROSPERO and proceed with the analysis work? Are there any ethical concerns?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 13, 2018
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‘Academic Hijacking’ - Avoiding dark alleys of academic crime
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Do you know what journal editors want from you? In this post a journal editor talks about how the predatory publishing and academic hijacking are very much like street crime. Read on to know what you should do if your paper is being held hostage by a predatory journal.

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