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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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Would distribution of a copy of published paper be considered as an infringement of copyright? When I distribute a copy of a published paper or send a downloaded pdf of a published paper, would this behavior infringe the copyright of the publishers?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 7, 2018
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I received “minor revision” for my paper and resubmitted the revised manuscript. After the resubmission was competed the status of the manuscript was finally changed to “under review” after “editorial assessment” after 6 months. For all subsequent follow ups I received the following reply “the responsible editor already decided to recommend, but the decision by a senior editor is still awaited”. I am assuming that “under review” stands for the review by the senior editor, but there has been no...
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 7, 2018
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I would like to test a number of hypotheses but I am not sure which analysis method is best. I am therefore looking for information indicating instances when to use each method, including interpretation and reporting of results. Can you suggest suitable resources? I am new to research work.
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I submitted a manuscript on 25th March 2017 to a journal indexed in Web of Science and it has an impact factor. Since May 2017, the status of my manuscript was reviewers assigned. In February 2018, they sent me message says “We are sorry for the lengthy review, but this paper is not appropriate for our journal. We suggest perhaps submitting to another one". They didn't send me any reviewer comment. Does this mean that they didn't send it for a review?
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I submitted my paper to an Elsevier Journal on 22 Feb 2018. After 1 day, the status changed to “With Editor”. On 25 Feb, the status again changed to "Editor declined invitation". Does this mean that the editor has rejected the paper? If so, normally I should receive an e-mail.
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I submitted my manuscript as original article in a medical journal. After peer review, editor asked me to make major revisions and also said that I should revise manuscript in format of Letter to Editor. Should I withdraw my manuscript? He said that he could not accept manuscript as original article, however he could consider publication as Letter to Editor based on my response to reviewers.
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It has been four months since I have transitioned from the position of a researcher in  University A to a full-time faculty member at University B.  The professor of  University A asked me to continue our project and write a paper based on the project result.  The corresponding author of this manuscript is this professor of University A and I am the first author. However, this professor insisted that my affiliation should reflect University A and not University B. The professor suggested  I...
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 27, 2018
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I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on October 1,2017. The status changed to 'Under review' for around 2.5 months. On Dec. 15,2017, the status changed to 'Decision in Process' and it is stuck at this stage since then. Can I anticipate rejection? How long should I wait for this stage?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 27, 2018
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The role of regulatory bodies governing animal research
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Before using animals for an experiment, you need to get approvals from relevant regulatory bodies and ethics boards. These bodies help ensure that animals used in research are handled ethically with respect and care. This article explains how federal and local or institutional animal research regulatory bodies function. Knowing this will help you prepare for your research on animals. 
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Do all open access journals request publication fee from the authors? I came across a journal which is open access but the journal's homepage mentioned the journal doesn’t have an article processing charge or any submission charge. Is this possible?

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