Should all scientific research be made open access?
Open access enables the commercialisation of the results of scientific research by increasing the visibility of the work. This encourages an exchange of ideas and experience within the scientific community, both academic and commercial. Progress in research benefits from the sharing of results and collaboration.
Is scientific reports a bad Journal?
My experience does not support that Scientific Reports is a good journal. It is disappointing that such papers are published in any journal leave alone Scientific Reports. Other open access journals from the NPG publish technically flawless papers although the conclusions can be challenged.
What is major revision in Journal?
In my field (chemistry), the practice is: for those journals that make a clear distinction between minor and major revision requests, “major revision” means that the paper will have to undergo further review after revision, usually by the same referees, while “minor revision” means that while changes should be made, no …
How long does scientific peer review take?
While writing a peer review may take between 4 and 8 h, in only 19% of all reported cases authors were informed about the outcome in less than a month. In about one third of the cases (32%) authors had to wait 3 months or more and in 10% of the cases even more than 6 months before being informed.
How long does it take for a journal article to be reviewed?
The time it takes for a journal to get the review process completed varies across journals and fields. While some take a month or two, others can take up to 6 months or more. As you have correctly observed, Statistics/Mathematics journals usually take a longer time, and may at times, take even up to a year to complete.
Why do papers get rejected?
The reasons for a paper being rejected once it has been reviewed fall mainly into two categories: (1) problems with the research; and (2) problems with the writing/presentation of the paper. A paper may be rejected because of problems with the research on which it is based.
Can a paper be rejected after acceptance?
For accepted articles, outright rejection is not the solution. If the authors resubmit their article to another journal, the time taken for peer review process and final publication will probably be longer than the delay due to backlog in the original journal.
Why are scientific journals so expensive?
Scholarly journals vary greatly in quality as do the individual articles that they publish. The highest quality journals are often expected and demanded by scholars to be included in their institution’s library collections, often with little regard or knowledge about the subscription costs.”