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I'd like to publish a paper in a journal

  1. Apr 14, 2012 #1
    I want to publish a paper in one of these journals:

    Radiochimica Acta
    J NUCL MATER
    INT J RADIAT BIOL
    EUR J NUCL MED MOL I
    SEMIN NUCL MED
    J NUCL MED

    I am ready to participate, share and support financially
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2012 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    I'm not sure what you are asking. Do you have a paper written that you want to have published? The first thing you should do is go through those journals you, first to get an idea of the 'style' that is used, second to find where to send your submissions.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 #3
    I have not got a written paper. I'd like share with an author. I may participate in writting up or finance. Unfortunately, I work in a place where there is no research lab.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 #4

    Pengwuino

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    You're being extremely vague. Are you interested in talking to an author of an article in one of those journals? Do you do research in the field? Are you wanting to get into research? What's your question?
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 #5
    I think I am clear. I want to be a co-author in a research paper. The only way that I can help is by sharing the writing, analysis, or paying some of the research cost.
    I do not want the research paper to be published in any journals, bu I prefer one of the above mentioned ones. Thank you
     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 #6
    Hi masa57, welcome to Physics Forums.

    You need to provide more details.

    What is the research topic? Have you actually done the research? Do you have any affiliations? What are your qualifications?
     
  8. Apr 15, 2012 #7

    Pyrrhus

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    You have come here with no idea to pay someone to include your name in a paper?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2012 #8

    eri

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    No one is going to include your name on their paper if you have not significantly contributed to the research involved. I'm guessing you don't have a degree in those fields if you're asking this in the first place, which means you wouldn't be useful in the writing process (since we write about what we did) or analysis (since that depends on familiarity with the field), and the funding agency does not get co-authorship on a paper.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2012 #9

    Pyrrhus

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    At most, a researcher can offer you an acknowledgement for your financial support, but no co-authorship.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2012 #10
    Life can be so deceiving. You are clear to yourself but not to others. There is so much that can be added-- a bit of context goes a long way. For example, what is your background or qualifications? Are you a college freshman or ?

    Usually to co-author, you are required to be a contributing member of the research. And that means to actually participate in the research, not sure if paying for the research cost should give you the right to co-author. And isn't research costs covered by grants anyways?
     
  12. Apr 15, 2012 #11

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    J. of Nucl Mater is rather odd in that set which are mostly about radiology, radiation effects on biological systems, and nuclear medicine. JNM is mostly about materials used in nuclear systems, and radiation effects on fuel and structural materials.

    By convention, the authors are the one's involved in performing the research. Sponsors are acknowledged.

    One does not buy authorship, which is earned by doing the work.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2012 #12

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    1. You do NOT get to be a "co-author" in a research paper by paying for the research. You can get an acknowledgement for financially supporting the work, but NOT as a co-author.

    2. You also do NOT get to be a co-author by helping to write the paper.

    3. The ONLY way to be a co-author is for you to actually be a part of the research and did either all, or part of the work! Then the Principal Investigator (PI) will decide if your contribution is significant enough to be included as a co-author.

    4. You are putting the cart before the horse. Rather than looking for a research work to participate in and to contribute your effort to, you are seeking authorship FIRST and figuring out what you can do to be included in it next.

    5. This topic is very dubious.

    Zz.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 #13

    Dale

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    The ICMJE has published a list of criteria for authorship of a paper in a medical journal:
    http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html [Broken]

    I would think that there is a similar criteria for physics journals.
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2012 #14
    I think the OP means that he wants to co-author a paper legitimately and that he'd help finance research for the privelage of doing that, rather than buying his way into the co-authors.
    I could be mistaken though..
     
  16. Apr 16, 2012 #15

    Pyrrhus

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    Financing the research does not mean Co-authorship. The issue is that in order to be a co-author you must understand the technical details of the paper, and be liable for the content of the paper. In addition to contribute substantially in terms of work to the paper. Being a proofreader, editor, or writer does not count as substantial contribution.

    Also I don't think ANYONE can financially provide for a paper, unless they have significant wealth. Most of the grants I see for research are high (USD$100k+; you have to pay researchers, pay materials, and so on). I believe in Nuclear research, they may be even higher.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2012 #16

    Yes, I know this. I was just pointing out that I think the OP actually wants to contribute to a paper since he said 'I am ready to participate, share and support financially'.
    If I was to rephrase the OPs question, the way I see it, it would be as this;

    'I want to publish a paper in one of these journals:

    Radiochimica Acta
    J NUCL MATER
    INT J RADIAT BIOL
    EUR J NUCL MED MOL I
    SEMIN NUCL MED
    J NUCL MED

    I feel that I would be able to contribute to the research. If I were to donate a certain monetary sum, would it be feasable for me to join a preexisting research team and work with them.'

    Just seems to me that he wasn't asking to buy himself into co-authorship without doing any work but rather 'donate' his way into a preexisting project that he could contribute to.
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 #17

    Pyrrhus

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    genericusrnme,

    there is no way around this. The problem is if you have a research degree (at least master's), you already know how the process works. It does not work by coming to a forum to ask to join research efforts for a paper (you have no idea about) to some specific journals. No scientist is going to waste months, and in cases years working with an unknown to do research. It is a waste of time, and energy. The only unknowns that scientists generally tolerate are graduate students, and that is because they are being educated.
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2012 #18
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    I'm not trying to say if he would or would not be able to do anything, I was just saying that, to me, it seemed like you guys were misunderstanding what he meant.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2012 #19
    In research , using data-mining , one can discover , and this discovery can be published. If one thinks one MUST do the grunt work , lab work , blood work , etc , in order to BE "one who contributes" , one is sorely mistaken. MANY discoveries have been made through simple data mining , Cochrane does it all the time.
     
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