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科研期刊论文审稿指南

peer-review

科技文章投稿人数一般会大大多于审稿人数,因此,许多文章投稿人并不太了解审稿的标准。如能了解期刊的审稿指南建议,对撰写学术文章也定有益处,从而提高学术文章的写作水平,增加投稿接受发表机会。下面是Elsevier的审稿人审稿建议指南:

Depending upon the journal, you will be asked to evaluate the article on a number of criteria. Some journals provide detailed guidance others do not, but normally you would be expected to evaluate the article according to the following:

Originality

Is the article sufficiently novel and interesting to warrant publication? Does it add to the canon of knowledge? Does the article adhere to the journal’s standards? Is the research question an important one? In order to determine its originality and appropriateness for the journal, it might be helpful to think of the research in terms of what percentile it is in? Is it in the top 25% of papers in this field? You might wish to do a quick literature search using tools such as Scopus to see if there are any reviews of the area. If the research has been covered previously, pass on references of those works to the editor.

Structure

Is the article clearly laid out? Are all the key elements (where relevant) present: abstract, introduction, methodology, results, conclusions? Consider each element in turn:

  • Title: Does it clearly describe the article?
  • Abstract: Does it reflect the content of the article? Where graphical abstracts and/or highlights are included, please check the content and if possible make suggestions for improvements. Follow these links for more information on graphical abstracts and highlights.
  • Introduction: Does it describe what the author hoped to achieve accurately, and clearly state the problem being investigated? Normally, the introduction should summarize relevant research to provide context, and explain what other authors’ findings, if any, are being challenged or extended. It should describe the experiment, the hypothesis(es) and the general experimental design or method.
  • Method: Does the author accurately explain how the data was collected? Is the design suitable for answering the question posed? Is there sufficient information present for you to replicate the research? Does the article identify the procedures followed? Are these ordered in a meaningful way? If the methods are new, are they explained in detail? Was the sampling appropriate? Have the equipment and materials been adequately described? Does the article make it clear what type of data was recorded; has the author been precise in describing measurements?
  • Results: This is where the author(s) should explain in words what he/she/they discovered in the research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. You will need to consider if the appropriate analysis has been conducted. Are the statistics correct? If you are not comfortable with statistics, please advise the editor when you submit your report. Interpretation of results should not be included in this section.
  • Conclusion/Discussion: Are the claims in this section supported by the results, do they seem reasonable? Have the authors indicated how the results relate to expectations and to earlier research? Does the article support or contradict previous theories? Does the conclusion explain how the research has moved the body of scientific knowledge forward?
  • Language: If an article is poorly written due to grammatical errors, while it may make it more difficult to understand the science, you do not need to correct the English. You should bring this to the attention of the editor, however.

Finally, on balance, when considering the whole article, do the figures and tables inform the reader, are they an important part of the story? Do the figures describe the data accurately? Are they consistent, e.g. bars in charts are the same width, the scales on the axis are logical.

Previous Research

If the article builds upon previous research does it reference that work appropriately? Are there any important works that have been omitted? Are the references accurate?

Ethical Issues

  • Plagiarism: If you suspect that an article is a substantial copy of another work, please let the editor know, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible.
  • Fraud: It is very difficult to detect the determined fraudster, but if you suspect the results in an article to be untrue, discuss it with the editor.
  • Other ethical concerns: For medical research, has confidentiality been maintained? Has there been a violation of the accepted norms in the ethical treatment of animal or human subjects? If so, then these should also be identified to the editor.

根特大学排名全球第七十名

中国的上海交通大学每年都公布一个世界大学排名研究结果。最新公布的2014年结果显示,我所在的比利时根特大学(Ghent University)全球排名第70名,一直超过鲁汶大学保持比利时第一名。这个成绩不错,学校很喜欢这个结果,在官方网站贴出了一则新闻

Ghent University rises from place 85 to 70 in the recently published Shanghai ranking, an impressive increase. Again Ghent University has the highest score of all Belgian universities in this world ranking of universities.

Since 2003 the Chinese Shanghai Jiaotong University has lined up a yearly Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking compares the research impact of thousands of academic institutions worldwide, based on criteria such as scientific publications, citations, and the number of researchers in the ‘highly cited’ list.

In 2010 Ghent University entered the top-100 of the Shanghai ranking (then on place 90). In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ghent University was able to preserve her place and even rise slightly, to place 85 in 2013.

In the top 200 of the Shanghai ranking other Belgian universities are also well represented (KULeuven, Université Catholique de Louvain, and the Free University of Brussels (ULB)). The fact that a small country such as Belgium has four universities in this top 200 is evidence of Belgium’s worldwide scientific impact. Even though the ranking is controversial because also parameters such as the number of Nobel prize winners influence the final result, and teaching quality does not feature at all, such ranking positions nevertheless create new opportunities for international collaboration and for recruiting top talents.

The Shanghai ranking is based solely on objective, measurable and verifiable parameters regarding research. As such, these scores are the result of the hard work of the university’s scientific staff, not of surveys which might be manipulated. Ghent University therefore considers this rankings result in the first place as a well-deserved recognition for the dedicated research work of its staff members.

大意是说,上海交大的排名依据是可量化、可验证、不可人为操纵的客观指标,根特大学取得的排名反映了整个大学里科研人员的辛勤工作,也有利于吸引国际优秀人才。而比利时这样的小国能有4所全球200强大学,反映该国科研实力在全球的影响力。

正如谁都喜欢听好话,一所大学也一样。国人做的很多东西很难被欧美国家承认,上海交大世界大学排名虽然也存有一定争议,但还是受到了不少欧美大学认可。看来只要认真坚持做一件事情,总会被一些人承认。

其实,根特大学在上海交大的这个大学排名榜单上,这几年一直在突飞猛进,2013年全球85,今年直接进入前70名,一年前进15个名次,这样的成绩的确值得大学感到自豪。作为一名根特大学的博士研究生,我觉得这个进步不是没有原因。

最主要的原因可能是根特大学在科技学术论文发表方面的发力。至少,我所在的工程学院有内部明文规定,每名博士生要发表一定数量的SCI学术文章,并且要求越来越高。据说是与根特大学的国立公立大学性质有关:政府的科研经费投入直接与文章发表数量相关。

再加上根特大学学科门类齐全,还有生物、农业、工程等部分强势学科,这几年的学术文章发表数量一直保持在每年15,000份左右,而正好上海交大的世界大学排名侧重于学术研究实力,于是采用了文章发表数量这个很好量化的指标,因此,像根特大学这样重视学术文章的大学自然有一定优势。

和根特大学重视文章发表方面一样值得一提的是,大学提供的研究环境还是不错的,奖学金高、工资高。硕士、博士研究生只有象征性的注册费,如果学生博士研究生来自中国这样的发展中国家,连象征性注册费用都免了,不愧“全球十佳科研工作机构”之一(Best Places to Work in Academia)。

在其它世界大学排名体系中,根特大学排名也还不错,都在全球100名左右。对于与中国最小省份海南岛陆地面积大小相当的小国比利时来说,这样的成绩值得他们自豪。

建筑土木工程类SCI期刊英文杂志目录

以下为土木坛子收集到的建筑土木工程类SCI期刊英文杂志目录,对各期刊需要了解详细信息,请自行Google之。这个网页提供了部分结构与建筑技术SCI期刊2011年的影响因子。

Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Technology

  1. ACI Materials Journal
  2. ACI Structural Journal
  3. Ashrae Journal-American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
  4. Building and Environment
  5. Building Research and Information
  6. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  7. Cement & Concrete Composites
  8. Cement and Concrete Research
  9. Cement Concrete and Aggregates
  10. Civil Engineering
  11. Coastal Engineering
  12. Cold Regions Science and Technology
  13. Computers & Structures
  14. Construction and Building Materials
  15. Energy and Buildings
  16. Engineering Journal-American Institute of Steel Construction Inc
  17. Engineering Structures
  18. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
  19. Fire Safety Journal
  20. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  21. Indoor Air-International Journal of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
  22. ITE Journal-Institute of Transportation Engineers
  23. Journal American Water Works Association
  24. Journal of Advanced Transportation
  25. Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  26. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
  27. Journal of Cold Regions Engineering
  28. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  29. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management-ASCE
  30. Journal of Constructional Steel Research
  31. Journal of Energy Engineering-ASCE
  32. Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE
  33. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  34. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE
  35. Journal of Hydraulic Research
  36. Journal of Hydrology
  37. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering-ASCE
  38. Journal of Management in Engineering
  39. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  40. Journal of Ship Research
  41. Journal of Structural Engineering-ASCE
  42. Journal of the American Water Resources Association
  43. Journal of Transportation Engineering-ASCE
  44. Journal of Urban Planning and Development-ASCE
  45. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE
  46. Journal of Water Services Research and Technology-AQUA
  47. Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering-ASCE
  48. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
  49. Magazine of Concrete Research
  50. Materials and Structures
  51. Naval Architect
  52. Naval Engineers Journal
  53. Ocean Engineering
  54. PCI Journal
  55. Periodica Polytechnica-Civil Engineering
  56. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Civil Engineering
  57. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Municipal Engineer
  58. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings
  59. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Transport
  60. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Water Maritime and Energy
  61. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F-Journal of RA
  62. Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics
  63. Structural Design of Tall Buildings
  64. Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  65. Structural Safety
  66. Thin-walled Structures
  67. Transportation Research Part B-Methodological
  68. Transportation Research Part E-Logistics and Transportation Review
  69. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
  70. Water Research
  71. Water Science and Technology
  72. Water-Engineering & Management
  73. ZKG International

以上信息来源参考:http://lib.hebust.edu.cn/xxjy/sci/sci-constru.htm

SCI期刊文章投稿状态简介

很多作者有这样的经历,投了稿,可是稿件到底在什么状态还是不清楚。有时稿件投了几个月,也不知道到底怎么样了。虽然现在很多杂志提供网上查询,还有的会给作者回信,但是还是有很多术语不知道什么意思。所有我整理了这个投稿术语的名词解释,以便大家心中有底。

1. Submitted to Journal 刚提交的状态。

2. Manuscript received by Editorial Office 就是你的文章到了编辑手里了,证明投稿成功。

3. With editor 如果在投稿的时候没有要求选择编辑,就先到主编那,主编会分派给别的编辑,这当中就会有另两个状态:

3.1. Awaiting Editor Assignment 指派责任编辑Editor assigned是把你的文章分给一个编辑处理了。

3.2. technical check in progress 检查你的文章符不符合期刊投稿要求。

3.3. Editor Declined Invitation 如果编辑接手处理了就会邀请审稿人了。

4. 随后也会有2种状态:

4.1. Decision Letter Being Prepared 就是编辑没找审稿人就自己决定了,那根据一般经验,对学生来说估计会挂了:

1)英文太差,编辑让修改。

2)内容太差,要拒了。除非大牛们直接被接收。

4.2. Reviewer(s) invited 找到审稿人了,就开始审稿。

5. Under review 这应该是一个漫长的等待。当然前面各步骤也可能很慢的,要看编辑的处理情况。如果被邀请审稿人不想审,就会decline,编辑会重新邀请别的审稿人。

6. Required Reviews Completed 审稿人的意见已上传,审稿结束,等待编辑决定。

7. Evaluating Recommendation 评估审稿人的意见,随后你将收到编辑给你的 decision。

8. Minor revision/Major revision这个时候可以稍微庆祝一下了,问题不大了,因为有修改就有可能。具体怎么改就不多说了,谦虚谨慎是不可少的。

9. Revision Submitted to Journal 又开始了一个循环。

10. Accepted 恭喜了

11. Transfer copyright form 签版权协议

12. uncorrected proof 等待你校对样稿

13. In Press, Corrected Proof 文章在印刷中,且该清样已经过作者校对

14. Manuscript Sent to Production 排版

15 in production 出版中

另外的一些常见英文词汇:

minor revision 小修,这个基本上是接收了,但是要按要求做一些修改。

major revision 大修,文章要做大的修改,文章要增加或是删除部分内容。这个修改后接收的几率为50%。

camera-ready paper 可以付印的正式稿件。

graphical abstract 图文接要一个能够突出你文章特色的图,配上一两句话说明。

running head 就是发表文章里显示在你页眉上的(一般论文偶数页显示RUNNING HEAD,奇数页显示论文的前几位作者的英文名缩写),一般是用一个短语(几个单词,别太长了)根括你论文的主要内容。

Response to reviewers 对reviewers的疑问point-to-point回答即可。先把reviewer的问题,还要有指出的小的文字错误的部分copy下来,然后逐一回答。

reviewer 1

question 1 …XX………

answer:……… (pageXX, LineXX )

question …XX………

answer:……… (pageXX, LineXX )

文字修改也一样

*******(原来的意见)

corrected ******((pageXX, LineXX ))

目的就是让他一眼就看出来你改了,改在哪里,如何改的。