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Is there list of journal reputation?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by questfortruth, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. questfortruth

    questfortruth Well-Known Member

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    Quote: "Thank you for submitting to r/science! Submissions must pertain to recently published, peer-reviewed research in a reputable journal. In order to maintain productive discussions, we strictly enforce our submission and comment rules (see the sidebar)."

    Are modern open access journals reputable enough? How to find out which open access journal is reputable enough? They ask for high Article Processing Charge (APC).

    The "International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations (IJSEI)" is an open access blind peer-reviewed international online journal. But is it reputable for r/science?

    If IJSEI accepts any garbage, then it will accept the good papers as well, e.g., one which is rejected at forum r/Askscience:
    "I have derived Continuity Equation of a current in a curved spacetime. Is this new, or somebody published it already?"
     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    There have been multiple scandals over even peer-reviewed papers such as: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-systematic-scheme-may-affect-other-journals/

    A major publisher of scholarly medical and science articles has retracted 43 papers because of “fabricated” peer reviews amid signs of a broader fake peer review racket affecting many more publications.
     
  3. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    There are many lists of reputable journals, based on a variety of criteria and by a variety of organizations.

    I recommend you start by reading the wikipedia article, follow the external links to read others, and read the linked wiki pages. This will give you a basic introduction.

    Journal ranking - Wikipedia

    Forty years ago, there were probably less than 100,000 scientific journals worldwide, not counting the very specialized subfield journals, perhaps as few as only tens of thousands. Last I checked, there were millions, maybe tens of millions.

    You can safely assume that journals that ask you to pay to get published are not reliable or reputable.
     
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  4. Nakosis

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    I doubt a platform like r/science necessarily adds to the credibility/reputation of the journals it provides. I'd think it'd be more up to you to determine any journal's credibility and support it's reputation as you see fit.
     
  5. shunyadragon

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    Good reference! The best journals are professional and science journals with a specific specialty associated with professional societies with a long history. Basic science journals with a long history have a better record then many recent general journals, and those for applied science of medicine and social sciences.

    One thing that is a positive in publication in science journals is that over time bad research and fraudulent research does not pass the test of time.
     
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    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I assure you that being published on vixra.com won't be enough.
     
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    Peer-review is dead now, so science is dead as well?
     
  8. questfortruth

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    The viXra is only place in my reach. My papers are Nobel Prize material. Just like Jesus Christ was Nobel Prize healer. But was murdered. We live in bad world.
     
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    Peer review is not dead. The way it is/has been practiced is being questioned and solutions to its shortcomings are being tried. Rightfully, even studies that have undergone peer review should be questioned, and the methods and findings tested by others.

    Opening the research journals to anything anyone wants to submit is not a solution.

    Currently, in most fields, one's ability to publish rests on one's ability to find funding to support research, from which research papers, reports, and monographs are derived. These original proposals for research funding are mostly peer-reviewed, and most are competitive (often 10 or more proposals for each project funded). The papers resulting from this research is then subject to peer review. Most of the time, peer review works pretty well, but the high pressure to publish pushes the authors, reviewers, publishers, editors and competitors in the field constantly. That sometimes results in poor outcomes...but a properly vigilant community will eventually identify those studies that were likely failed.
     
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    I've looked at some of your papers. They are nowhere close to Nobel Prize level. In fact, the math papers aren't even at the level of a bad undergraduate. If you turned in your 'proofs' as homework in one of my classes, you would simply fail.
     
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    A problem that people are working on solving is death? The answer as always is independent replication as well as better screening of papers.
     
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    This isn't true. It's a standard feature of open-access publishing

    Reputable open-access sources charge publication fees too: PLOS One, SAGE open, SpringerOpen, BMJ open, etc.
     
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    This article is a bit dated, but overall it should still be close:
    Open access: The true cost of science publishing

    On average it is going to cost a few thousand dollars to publish in an open access journal. Though there are bargains to be had out there. In keeping with the OP's question, one usually gets what one is paying for.
     
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    No, peer review is not dead. It is first part of the process. Actually the test of time and repeated research supported by the higher quality research sorts out the bad research and fraudulent research. Publishing puts the research into the public so it can be further tested and scrutinized. Sometimes published research is withdrawn after it is published. Also the peer review process is higher in quality and under greater scrutiny in the longer standing publications in the basic sciences based on professional societies.
     
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