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Questions in relation to an academic article. Articles normally appear in an academic journal.

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When to use a table vs. a plot to present numeric information?

I find that in many cases, either a table or a plot will do an equally good job of presenting numeric information. Does anyone have any advice or even rules about when to prefer using a table over a ...
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What should I do if I submitted an article to a predatory journal?

Call it stupidity or bad luck but I am guilty of submitting my research article to a journal which is listed in Beall's List of Predatory Publishers. It is my first article and I don't have much ...
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Is there a tool for visualizing the geographic locations of research?

Many e-journals search tools contain much metadata in their database. For example, they have the "location" entry required for some citation formats, which at least shows the location of the journal, ...
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Should the title be changed when converting a conference article into a journal article?

Recently, a (Springer) journal invited me to extend a (Springer) conference paper. The conference paper was published in April. After the extensions, I can submit the journal article as ...
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Research Article Introduction Reporting Purpose of Research , what is difference between simple past tense and simple present tense? [duplicate]

I know that tense usage shows different nuances in different parts of Research Article(RA). There is popular question in this site too. I am asking that is there a nuance difference between using (1) ...
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Are many new math results first published in monographs?

Are many new math results first published in monographs (not in articles)?
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How many major revisions are allowed when publishing with Elsevier?

I submitted my paper to one of the Elsevier journals in the field of molecular biology and evolution, I've got one major revision back; I fixed the comments, and sent it back to the journal. It is ...
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Is it legal for a university to post a copy of a copyrighted (pay for access) journal article?

Extensively using Google Scholar, I've realized that most of the articles belonging to publishers that limit access to material (i.e. ACM, IEEE, Elsevier) also have PDF versions available for free, ...
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Can I write publications if I don't have co-authors?

I'm currently studying a BSc so I'm not fully involved in academia yet. I'd still like to write some publications and have them peer-reviewed about specific subjects. According to Does one need to be ...
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Should references in the supplementary information be included in the main text?

I have been cutting some sections out of my article and moving them into the supplementary information section so my paper will fit within the journal's length requirements. However, some of the ...