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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 should have published only the data in Figshare to submit to PLOS ONE, but I have, by mistake, published the figure & table also in Figshare. If I submit the same figure & table to PLOS ONE, will that regarded as a duplicate submission?
3 Signs of poorly designed clinical trial protocol [Includes checklist of essential elements of a research protocol]
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The foundation of every clinical trial is a clinical protocol. It is an important document that describes in detail all the crucial elements of the research. In fact, having a clear and well-designed clinical trial protocol is essential before the initiation of a clinical trial. This article indicates the three signs of poorly designed clinical trials that researchers should be aware of before designing their clinical trial protocol. 
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I submitted my manuscript to a journal in November 2017. One month later, the status changed to “Reviewer selection,” and there has been no progress since then. I have inquired thrice as of today, but each time the editor just replied that “we are currently searching for a reviewer”. I have heard that it takes approximately 2 to 4 weeks on an average to find a reviewer, but I have waited for 6 months. Would this situation be considered as a sufficient reason for manuscript withdrawal?
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 25, 2018
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Hello.About two months ago, I submitted a paper on the development of processing methods in a specific field and it is now being reviewed by the journal. After writing the paper, I learned that it has certain limitations. (Of course, I have included the limitations in the discussion section as well). Therefore, we did some additional experiments to overcome the limitations of the technology proposed in the paper. We completed the development of the improved technology and started writing a new...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 25, 2018
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Hi all! I submitted a manuscript in January this year, and it didn't make any progress until late March. In April, the status changed from "Editor Assigned" to "Editor declined invitation" and after one week "Editor Assigned" and then "Reviewers assigned". However, today (25th April), I received another update, "Editor declined invitation". Does this mean the reviewers that the editor assigned declined the invitation or the editor himself/herself declined the invitation. Also, does this mean I...
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Hi! I want to know the names of some fast publishing journals on biochar pyrolysis studies related to its impacts on soil and removal of waste from environment.
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Hi all, I want to ask a quick question related to publication process. I have submitted my paper and the system is ScholarOne Manuscript. So, the status of my paper was "Awaiting reviewer scores" since one month and it turned to "Awaiting editorial decision" last Friday. On the same day, it turned again to "Awaiting reviewer scores." I do understand that probably the editor required one more reviewer as there were conflicting comments. The only issue is, why did it change to "Awaiting reviewer...
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Can one publish the same data twice if it is analyzed differently? For example, raw unaltered values are used in one publication but in the other, ratios are provided. In my opinion, although the resulting numerical data is different, the conclusion would be identical or somewhat similar.
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The paper revision is in progress. Is it possible to add new author during the process of manuscript revision? Should I mention about adding this new author in the cover letter? Please give an example of how to write the cover letter to notify it.
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 20, 2018
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I submitted a paper to a journal in the field of computer science. After waiting quite a bit, I received a 'major revision' decision letter with reviewer comments from six reviewers, However, not all the reviews were sent to me. I feel six reviewers are quite unusual. Moreover, the reviewers seem to have widely differing opinions. The decisions and general drift of the comments were as follows:Reviewer 1: Accept with major revisions, suggesting that the paper is an excellent paper and only the...
  • Anonymous
  • Apr 20, 2018
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