What is Journals: Definition and 121 Discussions

The Journals of Gerontology are the first scientific journals on aging published in the United States. The publication is separated into four separate peer-reviewed scientific journals, each with its own editor, and published in two series. The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences are housed within The Journals of Gerontology, Series A; the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences are housed within The Journals of Gerontology, Series B. The journals are published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America.

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  1. jmheer

    A Current theories on the lepton masses?

    Hi, all! I'm currently studying the 3 families of leptons. 1) Are there any accepted theories about why the lepton masses are what they are? 2) What are the best journals to read about this kind of thing? I'm aware of the Koide formula, but that seems to be an empirical formula, not a theory...
  2. V9999

    Open problems and suggestions of great mathematical journals

    Hi! Suppose that someone had solved an old but open problem in the great area of mathematics and physics, for instance, dynamical systtems, algebraic geometry and differential equations. Based on your broad experience, what are the best scientific journals to submit such a discovery? In...
  3. Demystifier

    B Why is Maldacena's paper published in two journals?

    The famous Maldacena's paper, the first paper on what is today called AdS/CFT correspondence, is published in two journals. It's not two parts of one work, it's one complete paper published twice. I presume that there is some interesting story behind it, but I don't know it. Does anybody know...
  4. Haorong Wu

    Other Becoming anxious since my paper was submitted to journals

    I am increasingly anxious since my first paper was submitted to journals and it has been rejected three times directly by editors. Although my advisor thinks it is an interesting work and keeps submitting it to high-quality journals, I am not very confident in myself. I am always worried that...
  5. F

    Mainstream math and physics teaching/education journals

    What are they, those that discuss textbook materials rather than learning outcome in particular?
  6. W

    Academic journals practices

    This can be a general thread that others may discuss their experiences. I have a question to which I couldn't readily find an answer: What does it mean when the editor(in-chief, if it makes a difference) sends you papers to review often, like once a month? The editor even sends that person two...
  7. Wrichik Basu

    Medical Are these journals reliable? (Elimination of hiccups after chemotherapy)

    Some of you here may know from one of my earlier profile posts that my father has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. He is receiving chemotherapy, the exact drugs being Pemetrexed, Carboplatin and bevacizumab. After his first chemo cycle, he started having hiccups, but...
  8. A

    How can I find physics journals near me?

    How can I find physics journal's near by me?
  9. J

    Calculus Free journals of maths and physics?

    Hi folks, I am searching free journals of maths and physics that are written to teach, so you can learn even if you have no idea of the content (previously I mean). Does it exist something like that?
  10. P

    I Tell me how scientific journals scrutinize statistical work

    I have been reading statistics for a while (I am a physics major but also a stat-enthusiast), and one of the topics that drew my attention was the misrepresentation, or to be precise, misinterpretation of the data. This came up while reading about Simpson's paradox and the likes. When I see...
  11. SchroedingersLion

    Other How good are Phys. Review Journals?

    Dear all, I just had a paper rejected (my first) by Physical Review Letters due to it being "not of interest to a general audience". I got an offer to have it published in Physical Review B instead. I was a bit disappointed by that, as my supervisors were confident that it would go through...
  12. E

    Are open access journals legit for my CV?

    One obvious disadvantage of Open Access Journals is that you have to pay for it. However, paying would have been worth it if it were to give me something I can cite on my CV. And this brings me to the following question: would citing open access journals on my CV help me at all? In particular, I...
  13. A

    Other Best journals in High Energy Physics (formal theory)

    Hello, I request inputs about selecting a journal to submit an article in High Energy Physics. This is in formal theory as opposed to Particle Phenomenology. The article is more than ten pages so PRL is not an option. How would you choose between JHEP and Physical Review D? Which is rated higher...
  14. F

    Physics education journals

    Which journal is the best in the field? Which is better between American Journal of Physics and Physical Review Physics Education Research?
  15. SamRoss

    Any good education journals, magazines, etc.?

    I had to suffer through a lot of pseudo-science to earn my master's in education. I am suffering through more of it now while I "study" for my administration license. In fact, because anachronistic theories such as VAK (visual, auditory, kinesthetic learners) get floated around so much in the...
  16. F

    Academic journals aimed at education/teaching

    is there a list for maths/physics related academic journals aimed at education/teaching
  17. PainterGuy

    Find the Best Academic Journals for Physics & Maths Undergrads

    Hi, Could you please let me know of some good physics and mathematics academic journals for undergrads? I'm look for a journal(s) whose approach is focused on helping someone understand a certain topic and providing a little bit intuition. I'd prefer something like DeepDyve. I understand that...
  18. Vividly

    Online database with peer reviewed journals

    Is there an online database (with free access) where you can look at peer reviewed articles and research? I want to start researching some ideas and I'm looking for a database where research has been published. In psychology there's a database called ebsco that let's you look at these articles...
  19. W

    Editors of academic journals - Question

    What does it mean when a journal constantly changes managing editors for a revised submission? A journal initially handed down a minor revision for a paper. I became a reviewer after the revision was complete, and saw many shortcomings or mistakes, so I recommended a major revision. It's been a...
  20. Wrichik Basu

    Will lowering subscription prices for journals attract more customers?

    I have more than an amateur interest in experimental particle physics. I regularly follow journals like Physical Review and Nature to find new discoveries. Fortunately, Phys. Rev. Accelerators and Beams is open access; so is the Journal of HEP and the papers from collaborations like CERN...
  21. B

    Free (e.g. arxiv) vs. paid journals?

    Suppose I wanted to publish a physics paper. It costs nothing to publish to arxiv. Why (setting aside the obvious advantage offered by peer review and the mistakes it can catch) would I publish in a pay-journal if I have something that is free? Sorry if this is an ignorant question. I am trying...
  22. Tone L

    Societies and Journals in Optical-Mechanical Engineering

    Hi folks. For those in Optical Engineering, detector work or the Optical-Mechanical Engineering field I was curious which society do you use for conferences and research work. Which journals do you tend to look at for research literature. I see SPIE and IEEE are the prominent ones, any...
  23. nomadreid

    Medical PMC journals as source? Example on "ozone therapy"

    I am having a discussion with a friend who advocates "ozone therapy": re-injection of your blood after being enriched with ozone, done by a doctor. Since I am very skeptical of this fad (all I can see is that ozone destroys double bonds in carbon chains, which does not seem like a good thing--...
  24. nomadreid

    Second try in journal article submissions?

    A physicist I know submitted his article to Physics Review Letters, and the article was rejected. In the rejection letter, PRL sent him the two reviews upon which the judgment was based. OK, the normal reaction would be to do a bit of appropriate revising and try another journal, maybe one...
  25. nomadreid

    Requesting recommendations for specialized journal for....

    A physicist I know is looking to publish a paper on a special case of the Navier-Stokes equation; he submitted it to Physics Review Letters, who rejected it for two reasons: (1) it was too specialized, so not suitable for the broad readership that PRL targets, and (2) the physicist had made used...
  26. Buzz Bloom

    List of Predatory Journals

    I just came across this website and thought it might be of interest to the PF participants. https://beallslist.weebly.com/ The following describes what it is all about...
  27. warhammer

    Studying What are some good physics journals or magazines?

    Hi I'm a HS student and wish to become a physicist. In order to be acquainted with academic literature as well as latest physics researches, please suggest me some good physics journals or magazines that I should read!
  28. arivero

    Sci-hub downloads vs citations

    Only for papers in INSPIRE-HEP. Vertical axis are citations. Downloads measured during the six-month period from september 2015 to Feb 2016 (afaik no more recent data is available, is it?) excluding duplicate IPs of the same paper. stats "corr.txt" using 1:2 Linear Model: y = 1.782 x + 674.3...
  29. Greg Bernhardt

    News Subscription journals are doomed

    Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/sci-hub-s-cache-pirated-papers-so-big-subscription-journals-are-doomed-data-analyst
  30. diogenesNY

    NY Times: Predatory Journals - Sting

    New York Times article on open access journals, good and bad, and an academic sting operation with interesting results. ------------------------------------------------------ A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals By GINA KOLATA MARCH 22, 2017 The applicant’s nom de...
  31. terryds

    Studying A good site to download free engineering journals?

    I'd really like to read free journals about tech/engineering, how it works etc. Please recommend one if you know.
  32. Farhad70

    Other Choosing fundamental journals or conferences

    I have done a fundamental research about relativity but i can't find right journal or conference. can anyone help me?
  33. P

    Recommend journals to publish about radiation proteciton

    I plan to publish submit a piece of publication about research on tritium produciton and discharge in PWR. It should be classified into nuclear engineering or radiation protection? Could you help to recommend some magzines of SCI or EI? It's better if the magzine has a fast period of reviewing...
  34. M

    Admissions PhD Application -- Is Publication to Smaller Journals necessary?

    This summer I did some research and had positive results but my part contributed to a small portion of the big grant. My PI told me we could submit to some "side" journals to get publications but I am not sure if this is necessary because the admission committees will see my poster I created...
  35. A

    I How can I find journals about this discovery?

    I'm looking for journals/publications for last year's discovery of a star devoured by a black hole https://hub.jhu.edu/2015/11/26/black-hole-eats-a-star/ But I don't know where to look, the incident/object is not given a specific name in the article, and I need more detailed information about...
  36. qnach

    Looking for a small journal on antenna theory to publish my paper

    I am looking for a small journal to submit my recent paper. I hope it can 1. have printed version 2. free of publication fee (therefore all IEEE journals are out) 3. listed on SCI It does not matter which country does it belong to. Nor do I mind whether is it small or not. Has anyone any...
  37. chikou24i

    Best Physics Journals: Condensed Matter & Update

    What is the best physics journal for condensed matter physics ? And what is the best journal for all branchs of physics that keeps you on update ? Thanks
  38. bcrowell

    Open-access physics education journals?

    I've gotten a couple of requests to referee papers for the European Journal of Physics, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Journal_of_Physics , which is a journal that publishes pedagogical papers (not original physics research). Both of these were for pedagogy papers having to do with...
  39. M

    Do Maths Journals not seriously consider papers by engineering students?

    Hi guys, I'm a computer science student who has a lot of interest in Maths. Whenever I ask a problem to this Maths teacher of mine, he always asks if I have any application for it or am just asking from the mathematical point of view. Usually, it's the latter. Then he tells me that I should...
  40. Caolan

    Plasma Industry trade journals for plasma fusion

    Hello, as a software engineer I am used to having industry specific trade journals from ACM that discuss Operating systems, genetic algorithms, neural nets, etc. ... Are there any equivalent ones for physics that covers fusion plasma and it's topics such as electromagnetism, superconductivity...
  41. X

    Schools Is ranking universities by scientific journals accurate?

    I am going to be a senior this year and I am considering on studying physics. I want to know what universities to apply to. I found a web page that shows universities ranked by scientific journals. A couple response would be nice. Link to web page-...
  42. O

    Learning from physics journals

    I will be working as an assistant for the first time in my life soon. I wanted to ask your opinions on teaching people to learn from physics journals. When I started doing real research, I think the first problem I came across was that reading journals is hard, and learning from them is even...
  43. C

    Insights Guide to Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals - Comments

    Choppy submitted a new PF Insights post Guide to Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals Continue reading the Original PF Insights Post.
  44. Greg Bernhardt

    List of credible physics journals

    This is by no means a complete list. It is constantly revised. This initial list is compliments of @ZapperZ. Please contact a mentor if you'd like a journal added. Links to each journal will be added in the future. Nature Science Physical Review Letters (PRL) Review of Modern Physics Physical...
  45. J

    Historical papers dump sites, part II

    Late last year, I started a thread (https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/historical-paper-dump-sites.780669/#post-4907513) to solicit/compile a list of URLs with open access to historical papers; shortly after, I discovered that several of them weren't as open as they had been...This morning, I...
  46. moriheru

    Science journals (QM and physics )

    I seemingly (probably because I am to stupid to) can't find any good journals on QM and physics that one can by every month (or year?) in the UK. I am not talking about the commercial astronomy or science "fun" magazines but serius QM,mathematics or physics with formuals and equations. Any...
  47. J

    Historical paper dump sites?

    I'm looking for sites with historical journal articles -- ideally in English, but if there's none available, I can settle for the original. Specifically, I'm looking for stuff by (in no particular order, and certainly not exclusively) e.g. Heisenberg, Pauli, Dirac, Schrodinger, Feynman...
  48. S

    News Brewing Scandal in Peer-Reviewed Journals

    According to this article in the Washington Post, a peer-reviewed journal is retracting dozens of papers en mass because a 'peer-review ring' which used fake e-mail addresses and reviewers using multiple aliases gave these papers friendly reviews...
  49. F

    Seeking suggestions for journals to publish paper

    I am a undergraduate student now and I have joined in a project in my college. I was assigned a job to simulate the deformation of an elastic membrane given the boundary and the exerted forces on it. It seems to be a homework problem and quite fundamental, but I really have spent much time on it...