Queries related to journals, books, conference proceedings, etc.

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How to correct a fundamental error in a series of papers made by a colleague of your adviser?

I am a PhD student in mathematics. I recently found a fundamental error in a method used in a series of papers. My adviser confirmed that. One of those wrong papers was authored by a researcher who ...
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How to find credible sources for a general reference?

I am currently writing a paper in which I have many topics to describe. It would not be productive to read and cite papers or even books on the topics because I just have to describe them very briefly ...
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Publishing a paper if coauthor refuses [duplicate]

I graduated with a PhD two years ago, and have to draft papers that are ready to be submitted to a journal for publications. These papers have been ready for over three years, but my ex supervisor and ...
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How to find the ISI-indexed papers for a specific institution?

I am interested in finding the ISI-indexed papers for a given institition X. This would be any ISI-indexed paper where one author is affiliated with X. is this doable? Are there any guidelines for how ...
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Should a PhD student use his academic affiliation for his publications which are not related to his thesis?

If a PhD student is working on a research project which is neither related to his thesis topic, nor supported by the university in which he is studying or a faculty member; Does he have the right to ...
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How much would I have to publish to get an entry-level job?

*Edit in response to comments: I'm not asking "What is the number of publications n of quality q1 such that anybody who has n many publications is guaranteed to get a job at a school like Y?" There is ...
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Is there an academia-specific convention for possessive nouns?

I am fairly certain academic papers do not use apostrophe " ' " for contraction, like "won't", but what is the academic way (in engineering) to do this. For example, " A humans walk cycle " , it is ...
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Submission status

I submitted a paper more than one month ago. The status of my submission is still "awaiting assignment". May I ask if this is normal? How long have I to wait before formally asking the editor about ...
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Is there a difference between “forthcoming” and “in press”?

Once a paper of mine has definitively been accepted for publication, I typically list it on my CV and in citations as "forthcoming". Other people seem to use "in press" for the same category, and an ...
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For a master-degree student, how influential a role do publications play in his phd applications?

I am a prospective student for phd programs in STEM. In my field F of study I have published a paper (unique author) in a journal included in the international F society, a paper (with a classmate of ...
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I have an accepted conference paper with a major error in it, should I ask for it to be changed?

I have submitted a paper to a conference with a scientific error in it. Essentially I have a concept and I have claimed it works in two conditions. Actually it only works in one of them. Technically, ...
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Is it a good idea to submit paper which is shorter than conference's page limit

I'm writing up a paper for an upcoming CS conference. The problem is my paper is 1 page shorter than the conference's page limit. This conference doesn't have any workshop to accept a short paper. ...
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What action to take when questions regarding a published paper are ignored by its author?

Recently, our group is trying to reproduce the result reported by a paper whose authors are from an Ivy league university. We are unable to reproduce the results because there are several ...
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Overlapping sentences in methodology descriptions in separate journal articles - plagiarism?

Disclaimer - I'm neither in favor of, nor endorsing plagiarism with the following question. I'm only hitting on the fact that sometimes, the interpretation of self-plagiarism can be quite stupid. ...
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Acknowledgement of submission to the Annals of Mathematics

Does the Annals of Mathematics always to reply every submission within a few days? I submitted a few times to them before, and every time I hear back from the editorial office very soon (within three ...
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What are the similar websites like arxiv in engineering and other sciences? [duplicate]

Recent questions about arXiv in this link and this one brought me to this question that what are the similar websites to arXiv for other branches of science and engineering and what are their benefits ...
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How to decide who should be the first author? [duplicate]

Whether the 2 authors wrote a paper or a book, how do they decide who should be the first author supposing that they collaborated equally to do the job? I don't think the alphabetical order method is ...
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How can I find the first researcher who wrote about a specific subject

I am writing my thesis in computer science and I am looking to include some references. I need to include though the researchers who first wrote about a specific subject and not others who expanded ...
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Central Publication Repository

I was wondering if there is a central or an updated repository of various university publications (like ieee, but a bit more updated). I am using a university network, and I should have access to ...
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Advisor's/University's rights in the PhD/MSc alumni's research projects and publications

After a series of discussions about the level of dependency of a research student on his advisor in this link and this link, a question comes to mind that when the person is graduated and leaves the ...
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What to do when you discover computational errors and mistakes in your accepted paper at the proof stage?

My paper is accepted with minor revisions and now is in proof stage. Unfortunately, I have found computational errors in my calculations which have led to some wrong results. What should I do?
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How should an undergrad pick a journal to submit to?

I am an undergraduate who has been doing research in a lab since my freshmen year, and I have usually just worked on projects with a PhD student. That being said, as of now I have co-authored two ...
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What happens when a closed form solution to a research problem is not possible? [closed]

Say I discover an “interesting topic” (at least from my perspective), and I do all sort of work necessary to formulate and tackle the problem (it is an optimization problem), nearly a month of work, ...
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How/when to become independent in research as a graduate student?

I am in the last months of my MSc and I have done my thesis. I have published some conference papers but most of them were literature reviews. My MSc thesis is about solving wave equations by means ...
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Is it okay to inquire about the status of a paper when the online submission system shows no update three months after submission?

Around 3 months ago, I submitted a paper to a Math journal for peer-review through an online submission system. The same day I received in my e-mail an acknowledgement saying that the paper had been ...
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Comparing results if there have been no similar studies

I examined seven years of financial data for a given country. However, there have been no similar studies that have the same sample as mine and cover a seven-year period (most study just one year in ...
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Requirement to cite recent literature

Recently I submitted my first paper to a philosophy journal and got a rejection. This is of course nothing unusual, but as someone with a STEM background, I was surprised by the reason for the ...
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Good style for frequent references to some paper

I have an document extending paper [A & B, 2000] On my work, I make many references to [A & B, 2000], some times several times on the same paragraphs as there is some need to compare both ...
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Adding co-author for a revised manuscript

Is it possible to add a new co-author when requested for a second revision? Another co-author would help improve the quality of the manuscript, but I am not sure if this is possible.
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How to make a paper completely anonymous for reviewers?

I am writing a paper that continues and extends my previous paper (the usual situation), and I plan to submit it to a journal that conducts a double-blind review. It is a research that started ...
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Is it plagiarism to closely mimic the structure of a table in a publication?

If the title was not clear enough: I am writing a paper on a topic closely related to previous literature (but in a different study population). As such, the statistical analysis is very similar to ...
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How to interpret results [closed]

This might be a silly question, but I don't have much experience in research. After I run my model, I am a little confused of what the summary statistics numbers mean and how can I exercise them to my ...
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Are there any aggregators/online resources for finding calls for papers, conferences, or journals? [duplicate]

Are there any good aggregators or online resources where I can find calls for papers, past proceedings of conferences, or journal deadlines that may interest me? If there aren't general resources, ...
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Is it right to ask for a PhD position at a conference?

I'll be at a conference next month to present my paper. I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and now I'm looking for a PhD with scholarship. Well, is it right, with a common sense and in a ...
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Is it safe to show my old advisor my new paper?

I've already graduated. I wrote a paper related to my Master's thesis. I am planning on sending it to my adviser to ask if I should ethically include his name as an author. He seems to be ethical ...
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Paper rejection based on unfair review

I have seen couple of questions related to rejection of submissions to conferences (CS). Coming to my case, this is my third rejection, I agree that first two were fair decisions as the paper was not ...
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How to preempt plagiarism accusations

In 2006, when I was still in grad school, I wrote a paper that went through the usual motions: I discussed it with my advisor, I presented it at a peer-reviewed conference, and then published it as a ...
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Academic affiliation on papers written while between jobs

There have been many questions in the past about choosing an affiliation to write on your papers. This one has a nuance that is a bit different from having two jobs. I am currently between two jobs ...
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Do evaluation / recruiting committees respect “co first authors”?

Inspired by this question and this question, I continue my ongoing quest of understanding the concept of co first-authorship. My question are: In which fields does this notion even exist? If the ...
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Should I include 'future work' in a paper, when I don't intend to do that future work?

I am in the process of writing a paper that I think introduces a novel concept. There are some related factors (perhaps even foundational factors) that should be worked out in order to perfect my ...
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Is it okay to send a paper to a journal as well as for conference

Few months back I presented a paper in conference and sent the same for possible publication in the conference proceedings. I got no response for a long time and with the consent of my supervisor sent ...
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How to write a letter to an editor for pointing out needed corrections in my submitted journal manuscript

Few days back I communicated a paper in a journal and some silly mistakes are there. While citing some other author's paper in my paper, instead of reference number it is showing a sign of question ...
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How can author deal with late reviews?

Another problem I personally struggle with in peer-review publication process is the situation when review takes really, really, really long. The precise definition of "long" is probably very ...
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How did authors prepare figures in their publications before the advent of computers?

I am often amazed at how neat figures in old scientific publications are. How did authors prepare those plots and diagrams, when there were no computers around? Did they draw them by hand? Were there ...
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Is it possible for reviewers to ignore papers?

Sometimes, when I get the comments of the reviewers of a submitted paper (mine or some else paper), I feel like the reviewers just ignore the paper. More precisely, I feel that reviewers did not read ...
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How long should it take to read a paper?

I am wondering how long it usually takes to read a research article. I can see that the answer depends on: The knowledge and intelligence of the reader The field of research The journal The ...
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What to do when you have obtained very similar results with two different groups and you want to publish them both

I started a collaboration with some other research group, where the main objective was to model some data. The project was very interesting to me, since I had obtained that data. After some months I ...
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I discovered a mistake in my own published workshop paper, how do I handle errata?

I am PhD student and the main author of a research-in-progress report in computer science. The paper is already published at a workshop (in the proceedings, this is not a journal paper) and was ...
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How prestigious are the meetings of the Optical Society of America (OSA)?

Usually, and especially for the IEEE conferences, it is easy to know whether a conference is good or not. For example, top-tier, second-tier and third-tier conferences are known and agreed upon. For ...
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Should I Use the New Term in the Title Which is Introduced in the Paper?

I'm thinking of a title for my conference paper. In the paper, I define a new term, say Hurble Gurble. In the title shall I use itself or the definition of it, which is 8-9 words? Very Good ...