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

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Between Bilingual and monolingual secretaries: who is preferable in an organization? [on hold]

what are qualities of bilingual secretaries over monolingual secretaries. To me I think that mono is better if he/she is very good in that particular language
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Can I put my accepted paper on arXiv before it appears on the proceedings

I have a paper accepted to appear in a CS conference proceedings, Is it possible to put it on an on-line archive such as "arXiv" before the conference date? The conference did not claim any ...
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When is it appropriate to contact the editor before submission to avoid rejection without review?

Manuscripts submitted to a journal are often directly rejected by the editor without going out for review. I find this acceptable with the caveat that it's a huge waste of time having to reformat and ...
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Are academic questions (used in textbooks etc.) owned by the publisher, or is anyone able to use them in their own content?

I am wondering whether mathematical and scientific questions (or any type of question to be honest) is considered to be owned by the publisher? For example, if I see a math question in a textbook, am ...
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Challenging High Schools in USA? [on hold]

I am interested in pursuing my high school education in USA. I don't have any guardians living in USA but there are some schools like this which accept such students. The main reason behind migration ...
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Do any legitimate conferences charge per publication?

In computer science, or at least my subfield of it, most research is published in conference proceedings. The usual procedure is to write a full article, submit it to a conference, and then if it's ...
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Can affiliated university claim ownership of ideas presented in your paper?

I'm a part time lecturer in a university and conducted a research independently and I'm about to publish the result. I'm concerned about assigning the affiliation to the university. I'm afraid that I ...
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Organizing a conference - choosing the conference committee? and publishing proceedings? [on hold]

I am thinking of organizing a conference by the end of this year but I have a couple of questions What are the criteria to choosing a program committee? and what is their role? How to get the ...
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Two concurrent different versions of a paper to journal and conference; do I need to paraphrase?

I know that, especially in computer science, it's legal to publish an extended version of a conference proceedings in a journal if the 'new' content is above 30%. However, Is it ethical (and legal), ...
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which one have more importance to US PhD program ?TOEFL and GRE or publication records [duplicate]

I have got my BS and master both with honor with good GPAs. But Now I want to know which of these have more importance to US PhD program in Computer engineering. TOEFL and GRE or publication records. ...
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Is it necessary to publish a corrigendum for an error in a corporate report?

This is not regarding a journal article but a corporate report. The report is supposed to give an outline of activities done during the past year. It has been published. I realised a calculation ...
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Are co-authors able to view the submissions and status updates in the Evise paper submission system?

Elsevier is developing a new paper submission system called Evise. Has anyone used this NEW system before? Are co-authors able to view the submissions and status updates? This doesn't seem to be ...
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Are there studies testing whether academia rewards researchers based on number of publications?

I would like to know whether any scientific study has tested a hypothesis relating number of publications to career advancement. It is often suggested that hiring and promotion decisions at research ...
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Is it acceptable to submit manuscript to new journal if the first journal provides no response, is unreachable, and might be fake?

I have submitted a paper to a journal. Having got no reply (after waiting for more than the period of acceptance) I tried to connect the editor via telephone numbers given on website. It said that the ...
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What behaviors (desirable or not) are encouraged by an incentive system based on publication throughput?

What (researcher's) behaviors (desirable or not) are encouraged by an incentive system based on publication throughput? Considering this as a research problem, I propose to list all the potential ...
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Paper keywords: singular or plural?

When listing keywords for a paper written in English, is it better to write keywords in singular or plural form? I am interested in both keywords stored in meta-data: and keywords listed at the ...
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Is it plagiarism to reuse your own full-text material from a previous conference in a new conference?

I am a reviewer at a conference. An author submitted a paper, and I searched the author's previous papers. I found they have one paper with a very similar title accepted to a conference in 2012. I ...
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Can referees publish in the journals they are responsible in?

Can the referees publish an article in the journal they review or the editorial board members publish an article in their journal? Is it ethical? Can you give examples for my question? Your answers ...
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Is it possible to find out which author got the most citations in a specific scientific discipline?

I'm currently trying to find out which authors get the most citations in specific fields, like Astrophysics Condensed Matter High Energy Physics - Experiment ... (These are all arXiv categories) ...
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Statistics for how many different authors post on categories of the arXiv

I would like to know how many different authors have posted something on the different categories of the arXiv. Are there any statistics somewhere about this? To be precise what I'm looking for: ...
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Presentation of paper in Indo-russia social meet can be used as a published? [closed]

I present a paper in INDO-RUSSIA social meet held in new delhi,india during my bachelor but it isnt published yet so can i show it as my official research work and can i publish it in journal?
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So what happened to Episciences?

The Episciences project was all the rage a few years ago, back in the days of the now-defunct math2.0 forum and the Cost of Knowledge boycott (ca. 2013). Its goal is to build "epijournals", which are ...
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Most number of co-authors in a single paper?

Previous research I've tried to find the answer to this question looking at the list of "Questions that may already have your answer" as I typed in the question, with no luck. Question What are ...
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Should I drop my paper after finding a recent very similar paper?

I have been working on a research paper to apply a technique X to solve certain problem Y. The field is in computer science. Approximately some months ago I started to check it up if there was ...
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paper status reviews completed from last 15 days [duplicate]

My paper was under review for two and a half month. From last fifteen days the status is reviews completed. Is this normal and how far should I wait for the reply?
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Why do reviews of articles often start with a summary of the article?

In my field, reviews often start with: This article reports on a study that did X, using Y, in the area of Z. It found ... This seems like a waste of time and effort to me (and I never do it). ...
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What should I do if I want to withdraw my paper from a journal but they ignore my request?

I submitted my paper seven months ago and it is still under review. I sent several emails to the handling editor but I didn't get any response except every time I sent an email the status date was ...
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What if a conference is not ranked but IEEE sponsored

I am trying to find conference rank of International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS) but was not successful. On core, International Conference on Information and ...
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How to receive email notifications of newly accepted papers in a specified set of journals?

Is there some way of arranging that I receive emails whenever selected academic economics journals of interest to me, perhaps published by different publishers, post online a newly accepted paper?
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When should I ask questions about a paper?

Short intro: I am a masters student, and doing my master thesis in physics. Currently I am working on a numerical physics project, and for calculating a formula I want to use an algorithm proposed in ...
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What to do about fee from publisher for withdrawing unpublished accepted manuscript?

I had sent my manuscript mistakenly to two different journals and both journals are ready to publish (not yet published) my work which is not possible. So, after knowing their impact factor I ...
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How should a university non-academic employee's affiliation be like?

A friend is in a situation where they obtained a PhD in one field in a different country, but now is working at a university in an unrelated field in a non-faculty, non-research position. However, ...
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Theorem & Lemma In Short (arXiv Version) and Extended (Peer-Reviewed Version) Papers

I'm writing a short paper from my master thesis to put on arXiv that includes a Definition and a Lemma/Proof. If I want to publish another extended version for a journal or conference later, can I ...
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Do short journal papers (“brief reports”) count less than regular papers in psychology?

Many journals in psychology feature articles of different lengths, often labelled as "brief report" (4000 words) vs. "regular article" (12000 words). Are shorter articles generally considered as ...
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Technical editor changed author order of the paper

Recently, I attended a conference as a corresponding author of a paper with five authors. After the paper was published in the conference proceedings, I realized that the technical editor changed the ...
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How can Springer and Wiley put a 12 month embargo on posting post-review revisions to the arXiv and similar?

This question was inspired by the recent question on posting to Academia.edu. The general copyright policy for Springer, as listed on SHERPA/RoMEO, is that one can post a pre-review version to the ...
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Why are the acceptance rates for publications in subfields higher than others?

For example in computer science, systems conferences have low acceptance rates hovering around ~20% as listed here: https://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~almeroth/conf/stats/ But in robotics many of the ...
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Uploading papers on sites such as Academia.edu - copyright issues/author copy

I'm in the process of setting up an account on Academia.edu and as you may know there is an area that allows you to add publications. My question is how does this work with a copyright agreement ...
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Can an extended journal version consist of more than a conference paper?

Can an extended version contains 2-3 conference papers? If yes, should all authors be listed or only the key contributors?
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Can an extended journal version of a conference paper include different list of co-authors?

If a conference accepted a paper with 3 authors, and the 2 co-authors were mainly reviewers. When submitting an extended version to a journal, should the co-authors be included or they can be removed? ...
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Does any publication venue make rejected papers available for download?

Is there any publication venue that makes rejected papers available for download? I am most interested in the field of computer science, and English-speaking venues.
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Publishing a non-invalidating comment to a recent paper- should I contact the original authors if I know them?

This question is similar to this one: Publishing a comment or contacting the authors privately? but has a few differences. A colleague of mine has recently published a letter responding to another ...
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Is it acceptable to ask another faculty member from different department to review my paper prior to submission to a journal?

I am a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and have just finished writing a paper which contains a statistical details. Is it acceptable to ask a faculty member in the statistics ...
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Thesis writing style: when to italicize?

In a thesis or journal you write all sentences yourself, but on some occasions you prefer to take a piece of text from another source. If you do, should you use quotation marks only, or italicize it, ...
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Is the PNG file format acceptable for academic papers?

When I have to use Microsoft Word for writing a paper, I tend to export most my graphs and charts into the PNG image format since I find it the most convenient due to its smaller size (than TIFF) and ...
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Which tense to describe the analysis on a dataset?

It is normal to analyze a dataset in a paper. I am not sure when to use present/past tense to describe how you analyze the data and what your results are. Here I use a short example text to illustrate ...
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What are author and journal rights after a article submission?

I am PhD student and I had submitted my manuscript by email (the journal has not online submission system) to one ISI journal in November 2014. After one month I asked about the status of my paper but ...
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Is it okay to incorporate a block of citations from a review paper into my own paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on a certain topic for which a review article was recently published. Of course, I want to contrast my new approach to existing techniques. For that purpose, I have ...
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Should I contact the editor-in-chief about a senior editor's lack of communication?

I submitted a paper to the top journal in my field. The journal's home page sets 120 days for a decision as a goal. Recent stats suggest 60 days to initial decision is more typical. It has now been ...
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Journal rejects my conference-to-journal extension, saying it's copied from previous publication. What should I do?

My understanding of short conference papers being extended to journals was that I should have at least 30% fresh results and content (read that in answers to this question here). I had a short 4-page ...