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Yuqing Mao and Zhiyong Lu

1 Introduction In recent years, the research on clustering journals of similar topics has attracted much attention of scientists. One important reason is that it is an intermediate step towards research portfolio analysis, which is the analysis of research programs that can be classified by any theme of interest, including those related to administrative needs, organizational structure, funding streams, goals, and results ( Srivastava, Towery, & Zuckerman, 2007 ). In such kind of analysis, journals need to be first grouped and sorted in the same category

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Anne E. M. Fox, Sandra Iriste and Petra Bezeljak

References Bashan, B., & Holsblat, R. (2017). Reflective journals as a research tool: The case of student teachers’ development of teamwork. Cogent Education , 4, 1–15. Butcher, R., & Eldridge, J. (1990). The use of diaries in data collection. The Statistician , 39 (1), 25–41. Coll, S. D., & Coll, R. K. (2018). Using blended learning and out-of-school visits: Pedagogies for effective science teaching in the twenty-first century. Research in Science and Technological Education , 36 (2), 185–204.

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Mirko Spiroski and Jean Gogusev

References Garfield E. "Science Citation Index"—A New Dimension in Indexing. Science. 1964;144(3619):649-654. doi:10.1126/science.144.3619.649 PMID:17806988 Garfield E. The evolution of the Science Citation Index. Int Microbiol. 2007;10(1):65-9. PMID:17407063 Harzing AW. Australian research output in economics and business: High volume, low impact? Australian Journal of Management. 2005;30(2):183-200. Harzing AW. Publish or Perish, ver. 2, 2007. http

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Momir Polenakovic and Lenche Danevska

References 1. ISSN Manual 2012. Paris: ISSN International Centre. Available at: 2. Hirons J, Reynolds R, Kuhagen J. Revising AACR2 to Accommodate Seriality: Report to the Joint Steering Committee on the Revision of AACR. Available at: 3. What is a Scholarly Journal? Available at: 4. Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria: Introduction ' Definitions

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Lenche Danevska, Mirko Spiroski, Doncho Donev, Nada Pop-Jordanova and Momir Polenakovic

REFERENCES 1. Elliott C. On predatory publishers: a Q&A With Jeffrey Beall. The chronicle of higher education. 2012 [Internet]. Available from: 2. Scholarly Open Access: Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing. Available from: 3. Jallalian M. Academic Journalism, Publication Ethics. Hijacked Journals. Available from: 4. Beall J

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Ana Marušić

References 1. Maru#x0161;ić A, Maru#x0161;ić M. Double life of medical journals: Dr Paper and Mr Web. Croat Med J. 2006; 47:4-6. 2. LaPorte RE, Marler E, Akazawa S, Sauer F, Gamboa C, Shenton C, Glosser C, Villasenor A, Maclure M. The death of biomedical journals. BMJ. 1995; 310:1387-90. 3. Maru#x0161;ić A, Maru#x0161;ić M. Can small journals provide leadership? Lancet. 2012; 379: 1361-3. 4. US National Library of Medicine. PubMed Central. Available at: Accessed: June 25, 2014 5. Fenner M. eXtyles: Interview with

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Elizabeth Wager

References 1. Wager E, Kleinert S. 2012. Cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases: guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Maturitas 2012; 72: 165-9. 2. COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Flowcharts. Available at: Accessed: Aug 20, 2014. 3. CSE (Council of Science Editors). Sample correspondence for an editorial office. Available at: editorial

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Jadwiga Siemiątkowska

References Barlik, M. & Gotlib, D. (2013). Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics: A New Step in the Journal’s History. Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics, 95(1), 1. doi:10.2478/ rgg-2013-0014 Śledziński, J. (1990). From the Editor. Reports on Geodesy, 1(1), 5-6. Śledziński, J. (1992). From the Editor. Reports on Geodesy, 2(5), 5. Śledziński, J. & Barlik, M. (2012). From the Editor. Reports on Geodesy, 93(1), 1.

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Bartłomiej Barczyński, Marek Graczyński and Roman Kalina

Barriers Restricting the Free Dissemination of Scientific Achievements: Own Experiences in Crossing Walls and Bridges

The most important issues in the administration of modern science is "editorial correctness" of scientific articles. Editors of the most prestigious scientific journals know how to build an impact factor. Is an overly rigorous procedure for submitted manuscripts appropriate in every case?

The constant progress of science and the development of researchers is undeniable and remarkable. We dissociate ourselves from the principle of "publish a lot and quickly" recommended during the postdoctoral phase or other periods of a scientist's career. Quality requires time and humility towards that which was discovered and that which is still unknown.

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Zhesi Shen, Fuyou Chen, Liying Yang and Jinshan Wu

1 Introduction Mapping the structure of science into hierarchical clusters/communities provides the basis of many further scientometrical investigations. For example, citation field normalization depends on the clusters ( Waltman, 2016 ). Evolution of science disciplines and the interrelation among them can be better captured at the level of clusters rather than at the level of individual journals or individual papers ( Shen et al., 2016 ). Furthermore, even a simple visualization of the map of science can be informative. Such clustering can be done in