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Which Journal do I submit to?
« on: September 23, 2013, 05:55:24 PM »
How do you all decide which journal to submit papers to? I'm having a hard time since this is the first time I'm writing on my own...

I have my short list of 5 journals; one is probably too ambitious (they usually go for the most exciting/time-sensitive papers that will probably be sited more), another is a journal that my advisor is an editor for (I'd kind of like to avoid it for that reason), and the other two are only okay.

Am I being silly for avoiding a journal just because my professor is an editor with them?
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Re: Which Journal do I submit to?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 06:51:18 AM »
*most* of the papers I read in my field are from one of two journals. so I just submit to phys rev d?
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Re: Which Journal do I submit to?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 03:13:39 PM »
That makes it easy enough.  I sure would like to get into Phys Rev B or Applied Physics Letters, but i'm not sure my paper is flashy enough, and is probably too long for APL.
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Re: Which Journal do I submit to?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 04:30:31 PM »
is Rev B hard to get into?


(in other news, dave and I once fantasized about starting a faux-journal called "phys rev Z" wherein we would publish zombie papers)
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Re: Which Journal do I submit to?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 09:22:56 AM »
Rev B is easier than APL, but more difficult than any of the other journals. Who know if it means anything anymore, but impact factors for those two are 3.81 and 3.76.

I think I decided on Superconducting Science and Technology (2.75), and my advisor agreed with it.


(in other news, dave and I once fantasized about starting a faux-journal called "phys rev Z" wherein we would publish zombie papers)

I'd love to read/write phys rev Z papers. that sounds like a good time.

Sort-of related, was your superman paper posted to the arXiv? I was looking for it a week or two ago, but I  only saw the lovecraft one on there. Ended up going to S...SO show notes to get it.
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Re: Which Journal do I submit to?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 10:49:18 AM »
no
it's living on ryan north's servers at qwantz.com
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