Is the IJCAA a Reputable Journal for Astronomy and Astrophysics Research?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the credibility and reputation of the International Journal of Cosmology, Astronomy and Astrophysics (IJCAA). The speaker received an invitation from the journal and is considering publishing with them, but has some concerns about the quality of the articles. They ask for advice on how to determine the journal's impact and credibility, including checking its Thomson Reuters impact factor and indexing with ISI. The conversation ends with a suggestion to look at the number of articles published and cited by the journal, as well as the number of authors who publish in both the journal and the speaker's field of research.
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Is the International Journal of Cosmology, Astronomy and Astrophysics (IJCAA) (https://madridge.org/journal-of-cosmology-astronomy-and-astrophysics) a respectable journal? I received from them an invitation, and it looks like a journal that could fit for something I would like to publish. However, I have a wary feeling. As far as I can see, it is not a predatory journal, but the articles look at times a bit amateurish. Does anyone know it? Any advice?
 
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You can tell for yourself. How many of the articles you are reading have been published by that journal? How many cite that journal? How many authors who oublish in what you are already reading also publish in that journal?
 
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First thing to check is its Thomson Reuters impact factor and whether it's indexed with ISI.
 
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Related to Is the IJCAA a Reputable Journal for Astronomy and Astrophysics Research?

1. Is this journal peer-reviewed?

Peer-review is the process of having experts in the field review and evaluate the quality and validity of a research article before it is published. It is an important aspect of scientific publishing to ensure the credibility and accuracy of the information presented. If a journal is peer-reviewed, it means that the articles published in it have gone through this rigorous review process.

2. What is the impact factor of this journal?

The impact factor is a measure of the average number of citations that articles published in a journal receive in a given year. It is often used as an indicator of the importance and influence of a journal within its field. However, it is important to note that the impact factor should not be the sole factor in determining the quality of a journal.

3. How long does it take for a paper to get published in this journal?

The time it takes for a paper to get published can vary depending on the journal and the field of study. On average, it can take anywhere from a few months to a year for a paper to go through the peer-review process and get published. Some journals also offer expedited review processes for an additional fee.

4. Is this journal open access?

Open access journals make their articles freely available to the public, without any subscription fees. This allows for a wider dissemination of research and can increase the visibility and impact of the published work. However, some open access journals may charge authors to publish their work. It is important to check the journal's website for information on their open access policies.

5. What is the scope of this journal?

The scope of a journal refers to the topics and areas of research that it covers. It is important to make sure that your research aligns with the scope of the journal before submitting your paper for consideration. This information can usually be found on the journal's website or in the submission guidelines.

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