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Should you thank helpful referees in the acknowledgements section of a paper?

I submitted a paper to a [science] journal and received some particularly constructive feedback from the referees. I am inclined to add something to the effect of We are grateful to the referees for ...
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How to acknowledge oneself as the author of materials created in industry research position?

I am an industry-based researcher. As part of my role, I develop various resources for use by our clients. They include manuals, codes, quizzes, factsheets and the like. In all cases, I am the sole ...
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Is it crass to acknowledge a colleague that passed away in my thesis?

A PhD student in our school recently passed away unexpectedly, to the shock and grief of a large number of research students and academics, including me. I had little to do with him on a daily ...
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Is it necessary to add mentions such as “Any opinion expressed in the paper does not necessarily reflect the view of the funder”?

I sometimes read in papers that the opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the [funding agency ...
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How to respond to my name being included in acknowledgements of incorrect/misleading paper whose authors ignored my recommendations?

My colleagues (grad student + their advisor) from my department approached me, a fourth year PhD student in STEM, for comments on a manuscript written on a topic related to my research. In two ...
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Do the authors need to ask for permission from institutes/companies for including their name in acknowledgement section of their publication?

In the acknowledgement section of a thesis or paper, the authors usually thank the funding institution of their research project and people who had significant impact on their publication. When ...
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How can/should I indicate that it's okay to use open access content in a paper?

Suppose I want to reuse some substantial piece of content - say, a figure1 - from someone else's paper in my own scholarly work. If the other paper is under a traditional license, I'll have to obtain ...
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Acknowledging a single funding source: do I say “partially supported”?

I wrote my first academic paper recently (it is in math). I need to put a footnote crediting the NSF for funding. I have noticed that papers almost always say "Partially supported by [grant]". I got ...
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PhD thesis without acknowledgements

During the process of writing my PhD thesis, I was close to falling out with my adviser, the advice I received from other staff at the lab (including the director) was unhelpful at best. I have since ...
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Is it appropriate to acknowledge StackExchange in my MSc thesis?

So, I'm just now finishing my master's thesis. When thinking about who helped me aside from my official supervisors some of the StackExchange fora (especially Stack Overflow and TeX) came into my ...
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Is it necessary to ask permission before including someone in the acknowledgements of a research paper?

I had the impression that obtaining written permission before including someone in acknowledgements was required. Therefore, I just wrote to someone asking for written permission to include him in the ...
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How to acknowledge contributions of anonymous referee in new paper?

I'm in mathematics, just in case that matters. I submitted a manuscript to a journal, and got an extensive referee report from referee X. After sending the revision, the paper got rejected, so I sent ...
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How to acknowledge ideas/clue/discussions on StackExchange?

Sometimes a thread on StackExchange could help your research. A technical problem, an inspiring discussion or even an idea. How can I acknowledge this kind of contribution? (considering that many ...
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How to acknowledge funding after the acceptance of the manuscript

We got this accepted article. A preliminary PDF version of the article is available online. The final look shape of the article is still under processing by journal publisher. However, I forgot to ...
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Can I put the editor in the Acknowledgements?

I am currently having an exceptionally good and fair editorial process with a paper. One of the two reviewers suggested a rejection (still providing many suggestions for improving the manuscript). ...
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Acknowledgement: non-academic persons

In my industry-sponsored dissertation, I want to thank my industry contact and some non-academic persons in the acknowledgement section of my dissertation. How should I refer to them: John Smith J. ...
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Acknowledgements in an industry-sponsored dissertation

I am a doing a dissertation funded by a company and my dissertation is basically a report of my progress on the problem they have given me. I have an academic supervisor, an industry contact who has ...
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Publishing again acknowledging the original publication of oneself

I have come across the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA). The copyright section says that "Authors retain the right to publish their material elsewhere, ...
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Add acknowledgments and self citations to paper only after the blind review?

I am writing a conference paper of the first time, and the conference I am targeting requires anonymized submissions for the peer review. But at the same time, we (as in, my research group) are ...
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On the use of grant funds for extracurricular research

While reading the PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THIS RESEARCH section of some completed NSF award abstracts, I expected to find papers only within the limited scope of the goals of the ...
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Acknowledging a reviewer from a journal from which the paper was rejected

My paper was rejected from a journal. However, remarks of one of the reviewers were useful, and I incorporated them into the next version of the paper. Is there a general pattern of acknowledging ...
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Position and prominence of 'Acknowledgements' in a publication

What is the appropiate position for the 'Acknowledgements' in a paper? Are there policies by (mathematical) journals where to put them? Furthermore, is it common to make acknowledgements a \paragraph ...
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How to acknowledge funding

This question expands a bit on my previous one Acknowledging funding. I am unsure how to write proper acknowledgments at the end of a research paper. The wording that I read most often is Author XY ...
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What is proper acknowledgment for figure authorship in a book chapter?

A senior researcher, with whom I worked a few years ago, is writing a book chapter. He contacted me to ask what was the latest work of our group on the topic of his chapter. I gave him a few links to ...
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Should honorifics be included in acknowledgments?

In the “acknowledgments” section at the end of a paper, I currently have a sentence saying: The authors thank Bob Johnson for discussions and insightful comments However, I wonder: Bob’s full ...
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What are the strategies for getting feedback on articles?

As an academic, one has to publish. Often, an article is drafted, and you need feedback of a colleague. I see that quite often some perspective articles are often written by long-term collaborating ...
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In a thesis, which comes first - Abstract or Acknowledgements?

I am writing my masters thesis now. I saw some theses with the acknowledgement chapter after the abstract, in other cases it's the other way around. I think the acknowledgement chapter is not related ...
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Should writers give credit to reference librarians?

The reference librarians at my school are often very helpful. If I tell them my topic, they will help me find many resources which I might not have otherwise found and generally tend to save me a lot ...
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Can I put into Acknowledgments someone who is no longer living?

I am finishing paper, which was created thanks to my inspiration of Erik Erikson work on psychological developement. The paper is however in field of thermodynamics, complexity-science. I therefore ...
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Should I include a publication where I'm only acknowledged (and not one of the authors) in my CV?

Suppose that I've helped other researchers with the statistical analyses for an epidemiological study and therefore I am acknowledged for that in the "Acknowledgments" section of the paper (something ...