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

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Are research paper titles starting with “On the …” considered obsolete?

I have observed that most papers with titles starting with "On the ..." are theoretical ones, like pure mathematics, physics, computer science, etc. Most of these papers are relatively old, though I ...
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Rejected papers that move up the ranks? [duplicate]

General advice regarding a publication strategy is to aim (reasonably) high initially and then move down the ranks of journals within one's discipline. I'm not trying to contradict the conventional ...
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Is there any field in which applicants to PhD programs (in any part of the world) usually have publications?

We get occasional questions here from people who are applying to PhD programs, and are worried because they have no publications. This is puzzling to me, because most of my friends in PhD programs did ...
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First-authorship was taken by my Master's supervisor; how to strengthen my PhD application?

I have two papers in CS published during my Master's studies. The idea, the experiments and the writings were done all by myself, but my previous supervisor took the first-author place forcibly. I ...
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What can I do if I want to publish my PhD thesis work as is, but my advisor wants months of additional work?

I recently completed my PhD thesis with minor corrections and I presented most of the data in international conferences (posters and talks). Now I am focused on writing up the data for publication in ...
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How can an undergraduate Computer Engineer start making publications before his Thesis?

I am interested in getting involved with research, but I don't know exactly how or what I should be doing to achieve that. What would be the best moves to do towards the campus, teachers and/or other ...
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Plagiarism Checker [duplicate]

My first research paper is due tomorrow and my university does not seem provide students access to Turnitin. There are numerous other plagiarism checkers online but none seem to be reliable. Are ...
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What determines the copyright year for a publication?

I wonder what determines the copyright year for a publication. I thought that the copyright year would be the same as the publication year, but seeing in (1) put me in doubt (publication year: ...
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Are there any new(er) models of publishing/reviewing and if so how will they address the problems that we have today?

I was reading this article on The Guardian about scientific publishing and peer-review process. The author raises a fair number of concerns with the existing model, most of which I agree with. The ...
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What advice do you have for writing a good paper which can be accepted? [closed]

I am a Phd student of mathematics and I am preparing a paper. My question is the following: what advice do you have for writing a good paper which can be accepted?
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Double-Blind policy at ACM ICMR conference [closed]

I would like to know the norms for the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Research (ICMR) regarding double-blind review. The following instructions are given to the authors on its latest 2015 ...
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Should I provide experimental results for a paper presenting an algorithm?

In a paper I proposed an algorithm for something (extracting data from a webpage), I described the steps and the result of the algorithm using a sample webpage. Do I need provide experimental results ...
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Cite a Twitter conversation?

Let's assume that while researching and writing a paper you find a Twitter conversation between domain experts that is particularly useful for you. Given that it is not the sources that these ...
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How inclusive should my CV's publications be?

I'm in the process of transitioning from industry to academia. Over the years I've been minor contributor to a number of publications and conference presentations and published once as an ...
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What's the standard text that I should put at the bottom of a handout containing unpublished data, asking people not to cite it?

I'm giving a handout out at an upcoming lecture. It contains unpublished data that will soon (within the next year anyway, if accepted) be published. I trust the people at the conference to respect my ...
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How to use a summary of a paper that references to another paper?

Imagine we have a paper A that references to paper B by a summary, if I want to use that summary what is the best course of action? 1. Use the A summary and cite to A. 2. Use the A summary and ...
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Concern about possible conflicts between research sharing policies

Funders, publishers, institutions and others are increasingly moving towards policies that are aimed at sharing research. The degree of openness — and other stipulations in those policies ...
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What percentage of links posted in published articles are dead?

Is there any research/study that looked at the impact of the percentage of links posted in published articles are dead? I am trying to know to what extent dead links are an issue. E.g. on Stack ...
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Receiving comments on one's article

After publishing an article, assuming that the publisher doesn't prevent you from sharing an article online in a public place, the authors might want to receive additional feedback. Are there good ...
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Which format should I use to submit a paper for review?

I am going to submit a paper to the journal of ACM Transactions on web, there is an option for attached files named "File for reviewers". I guess it is the option I should choose, but I don't know in ...
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How much time does each stage of manuscript review in PeerX-Press (AIP) take?

I don't mean for this question to sound like an exact duplicate of this one, because the publishing process has some compulsory steps that need to occur in a certain order. But, every publisher takes ...
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What style guide (citation style) do you recommend for Computer Science papers? [closed]

I read on Wikipedia that: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) style is a widely accepted format for writing research papers,[citation needed] commonly used in ...
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Submission of Full paper version in a journal, of an abstract paper, already published on IEEE Xplore [closed]

I have a conference publication i.e. a two page short paper. I want to submit the full paper (06 pages) in another conference. Research results are the same for both the papers. Can I submit full ...
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Why journals ask for potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript?

I am wondering the reason why most of the jounals ask for 4-5 potential reviewers' details during submission of a manuscript? Whether does the editor really send the manuscript to the suggested ...
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How many females have won a Nobel Prize in the history? [closed]

How many females have won a Nobel Prize in the history? Any publication that talks about that?
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What should I do with a paper I've translated?

Aside from reaping the personal benefits, what should one do after translating a paper? It would be nice to offer it to others, but I assume it is a copyright violation to post it online. Sending it ...
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Risks of shifting to post-publication review

I've heard some compelling arguments from open science advocates for a system of reviewing scientific research outputs that focuses almost exclusively on post-publication peer review. The idea is that ...
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Why do tenured professors still publish in pay-walled venues?

I wonder why tenured professors still publish in pay-walled venues. I can understand that non-tenured professors are publication pressured, but once one gets tenured, why should one still place ...
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What should I do if I cannot afford a journal Article Processing Charge?

I would like to publish an article open access, but I cannot afford the article processing charge (APC). I am based in the UK, so I do not qualify for some of the available fee reductions or waivers. ...
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How to use the PubMed API to search for an article with an exact title? [migrated]

I'm trying to use the PubMed API to search for articles with an exact title. As an example, I want to search for the title: The cost-effectiveness of mirtazapine versus paroxetine in treating people ...
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How can a commentary be published before the commentary it’s commenting on?

I submitted a commentary on a paper authored by the chief editor of a publication¹. After over six months, my commentary was finally placed in the peer-review queue. Before the review of our ...
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How to deal with my own sloppy research published when I was an undergrad?

I am a grad student in computer science. Having read many research papers and having worked with an adviser has made me much more aware about best practices concerning presentation and reporting of ...
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Do I have to sign a copyright transfer agreement to publish an article?

In my experience with publishing in some journals, those journals require a signature on a copyright transfer agreement before an article can be published online or in print. Do I have to sign this ...
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Meaning of et al. when referring to multiple papers with the same first author

I am citing some papers with the same first author but different co-authors. For example, [1] is a paper by X, Y and Z, and [2] is a paper by X, A and B. Would X et al. [1,2] be appropriate here? ...
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Is it appropriate to promote my article to a professor related to the article's field?

Pardon but I couldn't find a better title for my question. I am one of the editors of an undergraduate journal, created alongside 2 other undergrads of the same school, in which we publish ...
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As a presenter, should I attend all days of conference?

Recently, I have a paper accepted at an IEEE conference, and I am supposed to present my paper orally at the conference. The programs have been released, and it is a four day conference. I am ...
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If the arXiv had referees, would conventional journal publications still make sense? [closed]

In the last decade, more and more researchers read the scientific literature on electronic copies or on printed copies, but not anymore directly from the printed journal. Nowadays, I think the most ...
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I want to opensource my code. Is it legal? Can I still publish?

I am a PhD (stipend) student at a Max Planck Institute (for a biological science) here in Germany. I came here to write software, but ended up spending practically all my time doing wet-lab work. As a ...
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Research assistant wishes to remain anonymous, what to write in the acknowledgement?

So this is pretty much it. My co-author, who is also the main author, has hired an assistant through Elance (an online work outsourcing platform) for doing statistical analysis and also to collect and ...
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My co-authors want to remove my name from manuscript because I am “not in science anymore,” how to correct this?

Two years back, was working as an research associate then have to leave the lab due to some family issues. My work was significant enough to be included in the manuscript and I was told that my ...
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How to identify top researchers and landmark papers in a field?

I am currently a student doing research in Neuroscience, and as you can imagine it is a pretty big field. I am trying to better familiarize myself with my own subfield and other fields such stem cell ...
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Does publishing a paper in a fake journal get someone in trouble? [duplicate]

I am a young graduate student in Egypt. I have published few papers in high ranking journals in my field. One of the professors in my department is constantly publishing papers in these fake journal ...
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Should I correct a successfully completed Master's dissertation before publishing online?

I successfully completed my Master's dissertation a while back and I've decided I would like to publish it online to help others and probably print a copy for myself to up on the bookshelf. The ...
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How to shorten an article before submitting to a journal

Does anyone know a good online source for guidelines for shortening journal articles? I've just finished a paper that I'm going to submit soon, but I think it is far too long. Its current length is ...
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Is it worth to split my book into articles and publish them individually?

In continuation of this question: I have written a book with a new mathematical theory. I am an amateur mathematician. I want to publish my book as LaTeX source under a copyleft license. Does it ...
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Website with Paper Voting and Commenting System?

Is there a website that offers a ranking of papers on a given subject based on uservotes?
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Does publishing a manuscript in a respectable journal increase chances of getting a scholarship?

I am a second year physics undergraduate in a not so famous University. However, I have constantly received top marks in my class and I have just published a paper of mine in one of the highest ...
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What will be implications of not publishing officially?

I am not a professional academic; I am an amateur mathematician. I have developed an entirely new mathematical theory. I have written a book about my theory and put it online at my web site. I am ...
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What does it mean when a STEM researcher has a lot of “solo” publications?

This is related to advisor selection for North American universities, STEM majors. I noticed some profs tend to have a lot of "solo" publications, meaning that he or she is the sole author of a ...
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Results Presented in Conferences and Their Publication

I'm planning to go a large Earth Science conference (couple thousand attendees expected) that does not result in refereed publications. Some other fields (like Computer Science) have conferences that ...