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Is it bad to publish twice in a row in the same journal?


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#1 microphobe

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:28 AM

Hi,

I published a paper last year in a fairly good journal (impact factor 9). I am having difficulty thinking of another journal that is exactly suited to my work so I'm considering submitting there again this year. Of course I could try to 'spin' it for a more generalized journal but I'm wondering whether it's worth the effort.


It is true that it will look bad on my CV if I publish twice in a row in the same place? (I am a post-doc in academia)

Edited by microphobe, 30 September 2010 - 01:28 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:39 AM

I do not think so; unless your PI is editor of the journal or someone else of your dept. is very close to the journal, this would look like nepotism. If your work fits well within the scope of the journal and it has a good reputation (supposing from the IF) I would not think there is a problem in publishing there more than once.


Hi,

I published a paper last year in a fairly good journal (impact factor 9). I am having difficulty thinking of another journal that is exactly suited to my work so I'm considering submitting there again this year. Of course I could try to 'spin' it for a more generalized journal but I'm wondering whether it's worth the effort.


It is true that it will look bad on my CV if I publish twice in a row in the same place? (I am a post-doc in academia)


A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. (Oscar Wilde)

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:53 AM

I wouldnt mind to publish two or three times in a row in Nature or Science.... :lol:

Yeah, it is not problem at all

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 06:34 AM

no problem at all...

If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some than not ask and stay stupid.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

Ditto.

IF 9 is pretty cool. If you think your paper has a chance, go for it. I had a colleague who used to tell me to start as high as possible. He said that if your paper gets accepted right away in an average journal, it means that maybe you could have chosen a better journal. I don't know. I guess it depends on several factors, one being: how much in a hurry are you?
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:29 PM

Well, I don't want to end up like your avatar before I get it out there :lol:

Thanks for the advice everyone, I submitted yesterday... now I just have to resist checking the manuscript status every two hours :unsure:

Edited by microphobe, 02 November 2010 - 11:31 PM.





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