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What is the appropriate way to talk about an article that has been published in a journal? Has it been accepted "into" the journal, "to" the journal, "in" the journal, "by" the journal?

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As someone whose wife recently had a paper accepted for publication by a journal, I've been hearing that a lot lately. I imagine once the journal is published, she'll be talking about having her paper published in the journal.

I guess the determining factor is, do we refer to the journal itself, or the company that publishes it?

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"Accepted by the Journal" is correct...here 'Journal' is substituting for the editor or staff of the journal that did the actual accepting.

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