[paper-submission] concerns questions on submitting a scientific manuscript for publication

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Does using complex mathematical notation detract the reader from a paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on analysing miRNA targeting in animals. It's principally a statistical analysis involving many graphs. However, to explain the creation of one of the graphs, I've ...
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Is it OK for an MSc Student to Review a Scientific Paper?

I am an MSc Student of Computer Science at a department that is considered to be in the top ten CS departments in the world (QS Rankings here). I am telling this, just to let you know, that I have ...
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Are there resources for learning how to write a scientific paper?

I have very little formal training, but I believe I have some tiny not too important ideas to share . I have surveyed the terrain of ideas I need and have the complete picture in some haphazard form ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to an important journal without the supervisor name or to a less important journal with the supervisor name?

I am PhD student in computer engineering and visiting a foreign university. My project is near to the end and, since my colleague and I got excellent results, we are writing a scientific paper about ...
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Submitting Long Papers versus Short Papers

I am new really to submitting papers for publication. I have an upcoming deadline for a conference. My paper seems to fit the guidelines for a long paper but it is closer to short paper length than ...
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When is the best time to get permission for putting others figures in the paper? (Conference vs. Journal)

My basic question is, should I get copyright permission for a figure before submitting a paper? However I realize there may be two different situations, and I'm not sure if they are different. ...
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What are examples of journals that allow submission of articles via arXiv identifier? [closed]

I've heard that for some journals it is not necessary for you to send them a file for peer-review. If you have an article posted on arXiv, you can just send them the arXiv identifier. Can you tell me ...
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Color space for papers: CMYK or RGB?

This is a bit technical question, but might be frequent enough in this community. My PI and I disagree on which color space to use for figures and manuscripts. I like CMYK, because I care about how ...
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Submitting paper when leaving academia?

Is it a good idea to submit a paper when you are about to leave academia, say in the next year? In my field (Mathematics), the review progress is typically very long (At the moment I'm waiting for ...
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Are there “uninteresting” publications in high profile journals?

I always want to read a high profile publication papers. It is true that they are in general hard to understand but they have very important results (in general). It happens to me sometimes. ...
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I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank?

I am interested in the situation where you have a very interesting result. For instance, you have solved a very important open problem. However, you are not known in the field and do not have any ...
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How to publish two sequential research papers non-chronologically?

I am in an engineering field in which conferences are roughly grouped in two types: theoretical conferences with fundamental concepts and related stuff (for instance, algorithms), and ...
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Invited paper: who has to be the first author?

My supervisor received an invitation to submit a paper to a special issue of a prestigious journal. Naturally, I have done most of the writing (80%) and all the results in the manuscript are my work. ...
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Citing my own thesis in the extracted paper

I am going to extract a paper from my MSc thesis. But I am not sure how to point out that this paper is the synopsis of my thesis. What is your suggestion? In which section should I refer to the ...
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How to extend and convert a conference paper into a journal submission?

I have been asked to develop a extended version of an accepted conference paper. This extended version will be submitted to a journal for review. Please tell how to develop the same. Is there any ...
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Article that shows the complete publication history of acceptances and rejections of a successful academic

I remember reading a journal article where a researcher in psychology analysed their entire manuscript submission and publication history. The way I remember it, the researcher had around 40 ...
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What is a “running title”?

I'm about to submit a paper and the format requires a running title in addition to the actual title. What is it for, and is it supposed to be longer or shorter than the actual title? Should I ...
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How to explore/identify similar works in one's own field?

I bet most of the users here had one of the following bad experiences: your idea and someone's idea happen to be very similar, manuscript topics got scooped, etc. Among these bad experiences, the ...
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How can I withdraw a publication from a fake journal and resubmit to a legitimate journal?

I have published a paper in a fake journal. I want to withdraw the paper from that journal. Can I can submit the same paper on a legitimate journal, after withdrawal?
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How to write a paper about marketing for publishing in ISI Journals?

I have read many ISI papers, and now I want to publish my own paper, but the subject I want to write is about marketing and brand development, which lots of people are writing in this topic. Is it ...
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In a peer review system, what does “accepted for first look” mean for a submission?

As the title puts it, what is the real meaning of this stage of a peer reviewing process and how are the odds for having a submitted paper accepted change if it's accepted for this stage? (Does it ...
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Paper Rejection on Molecular Biology, What should I do?

I'm a third year undergraduate right now. I submitted a review on Cell motility, waited 6 months and got a rejection. The first reviewer appointed the manuscript as "publishable with corrections" and ...
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IEEE TVCG length of review process

We recently submitted an article to IEEE's Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics journal. It is the first time I submit to a journal so I am a bit unfamiliar with the process, being used ...
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“With editor” status for 2 months: is it normal?

I'm a bit worried because one of my papers have been more than 2 months "with editor" status. It's a science journal, from a famous editorial and impact factor 3.3. I'm used to 48h desk reject and I ...
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How exactly do graduate students collaborate on a research project? [closed]

My question can be elaborated as follows: When graduate students work together on a research project, are they usually expected to work on the same exact things, at the same exact time, or would it be ...
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What should you do if you don't hear anything back from editor after a whole year from first submission?

I have submitted a paper more than a year ago, but still I haven't heard anything back from the editor. As of today I have no idea whether my paper has been accepted/rejected or is in a review stage. ...
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Abbreviations (abbrv.) in journal (jrn) articles (artcs)

As we all know, you typically abbreviate something the first time that particular term shows up in a paper. However, I've been told in the past that certain things in a paper should be written in ...
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Removing some citations between initial and final submission of paper

Is it considered bad practice or unethical to remove some references/citations between the initial paper submission and the final one? I submitted an 8-page conference paper, it got peer-reviewed, it ...
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Should an errata contain header and footer text and a page number?

When writing a paper and adding an errata list (spelling out some mistakes that were made in previous versions of the paper), should that list contain the same meta-information as other pages, i.e. ...
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Can I put my accepted-but-not-yet-on-IEEEXplore paper online?

I am currently hunting for research internships and going to apply for several positions. To make the admission officers accessible to my stories and experiences in further detail, I have created a ...
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What are the super cool tricks to getting published in high impact journals?

Hello and good day to you all (bow)! I am starting a post-doc in Cognitive Neuroscience and I am interested in publishing my work in high impact journals (Nature, Science, Behavioral and Brain ...
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Are prefaces common in academic papers?

I know that sometimes (in a thesis for instance) one can thank his supervisor, family or whoever and give a small reflection on the work. A good place would be a preface, I think, though I am not sure ...
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Can I publish an article or thesis about my research without supervisor?

I am a bachelor student majoring on computer engineering and working on robotics. Last year as a part of my research, I worked together with a student and one teacher as a supervisor, so we published ...
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Assume an undergrad has something worth publishing: how might (s)he get it published?

I study undergraduate philosophy. I wrote a paper (beyond the coursework) that presents a solution to one of the unsolved problems facing our conceptions of personal identity. I regard it as worth ...
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Publishing paper as a PhD student without advisor's name

I'm a Computer Science PhD student in a US university. Recently, I worked on a problem and wrote a paper. When I asked my advisor to submit the paper to a good journal (such as IEEE Trans. on ...
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Balanced number of sections in paper?

Longer monographs should have an odd number of chapters [the Internet,1700-xxxx]. Does this rule also apply for papers? I've got a paper with four chapters and I'm wondering if I should make it ...
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Paper on project without any result - how to conclude

I'm reporting on an engineering project that is in its early phases. Therefore, there are no results, but there is already a quite detailed plan on how the problems in the project can be conquered. ...
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Soliciting pre-submission manuscript comments from people who could later be peer reviewers

Before submitting a manuscript to a journal, it is fairly common at least in my field (psychology) to circulate the manuscript in a limited way to a small number of people who are experts in the area ...
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Using BibTeX when submitting an article

Some journals have their own bibliography styles (bst) for BibTeX. If a journal does not have its own bibliography style, am I supposed to include the content of the bbl-file into the tex-file I ...
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Publishing large papers

I recently came across this query on a LinkedIn group. The exact query was: "Does anyone know if there are journals in image/signal processing, CV or related ares, which have no page limitation and ...
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How to withdraw my submitted paper before it has passed screen

I submitted my paper to a reputed journal two days ago. I got a mail from the editor saying that I need to complete other forms (copyright etc) after he finishes screening. However,I hadn't received ...
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latex writing/word submitting

I wrote an article containing quite a lot of maths using latex. I want to submit this paper to a given journal. However, submission guideline explicitly states that all submissions must be done in ...
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Standard System Example for Programming Language Papers

I am writing a paper that describes a programming language that I am developing as part of my PhD. I think that writing the paper using an example can greatly improve how the paper is understood. Is ...
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Publishing with Elsevier - Does the manuscript have the author info?

I am uploading a paper for an Elsevier journal. The system indicates that a Manuscript should be uploaded. I don't have previous experience with this system. My question is: should the Manuscript ...
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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?

I'm applying to graduate school (CS MS/PhD) this year and I wanted to put up a copy of my papers online so that admission committees would be able to see them. The problem is one of the papers is ...
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Paper contributions and first authorship

12 months ago I started working on a project (which began at that time) with my advisor. 6 months ago another student (refered to as A in the following) joined the project. We are now publishing a ...
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Should I resubmit a rejected paper to the same journal?

Suppose you submit a paper and it is rejected with no suggestion of resubmission, but there is substantial feedback. Do you fix up the paper, based on the feedback and resubmit? Or fix it up and ...
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Is there such thing as too many references for one paper?

I'm currently reviewing a paper that has an uncommonly large number of references compared to the average number for that particular venue (more than 60 versus around 30). This is a regular paper, not ...
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Is there a difference between an “update” to a scientific paper vs. a “new” paper in a scientific journal?

I have been doing research with a professor of mine pertaining to the topic of a well-received paper he wrote several years ago. The original paper discussed a computer program that the professor ...
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Which email address to use in a publication?

So my student and I are writing a paper, my question is around firstname.lastname@student.institution.domain vs firstname.lastname1@gmail.com which sounds more professional? I personally submitted ...