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

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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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Software engineering non thesis topic [on hold]

I am at my last semester of my software engineering non-thesis program. I am searching for a project topic that i use for my final project. Can you suggest me some project topics about web technology ...
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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 ...
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IEEE Style for Number Array

What is the IEEE preferred style for writing a number array with a specific step size? There seem to be several options: 1: (start, step, stop) 2: (start:step:stop) 3: start ... (step) ... stop ...
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How do you acknowledge the useful comments left by the reviewers invited by a journal that rejected your paper? [duplicate]

Sometimes a paper is rejected but you obtain some useful suggestions or remarks on improving your paper, directly or indirectly. When you improve your paper per the suggestions to a certain degree ...
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Does an unpublished document you upload to ResearchGate count as prior publication when submitting to a journal?

On ResearchGate, if you upload something like a thesis, and then it says publish resources, does this mean the thesis becomes properly published in the sense of the usual requirements of journals that ...
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Difference between “referee” and “reviewer”?

I've seen the terms "referee" and "reviewer" both used to describe a person who gives feedback to a paper in a journal submission. Are there differences between the two terms? Is one used in some ...
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Is there such thing as “paper dump conference”? If yes, what actually is it?

A couple of weeks ago, out of the ordinary, I was in the company of a few academics from respectable universities. A graduate student mentioned that he was invited to something called "ICIT 2015" to ...
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Math paper with no “Conclusions”

Is it acceptable for a math paper to have no concluding section? The structure is currently as follows: Introduction (known results + the paper's main results as 3 theorems) Preliminaries (proper ...
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Are there any trustworthy Mathematics fee-based open access journals?

Some open access journals, like Integers for example, don't charge the author any fee for publishing their article. Other open access journals do charge the author a fee and the author has to pay the ...
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Does one always have to present new results when publishing a paper?

I am an undergraduate student who had already worked in two undergrad "research" projects, but both of those projects were basically applications of methods that were already discovered. Furthermore, ...
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Issues when splitting one long paper into two papers

I've got a long policy/economics paper that will need to be split into two papers before any journal will be able to publish it. I can make them into freestanding pieces. But there will be ...
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Referencing figures or tables in discussion section?

I got a reviewer's comment on my manuscript that suggests that the most common convention is that tables and figures are not referenced from the Discussion section of a paper. This is something that ...
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Difference between publishing textbooks and publishing research for acquiring tenure

I've noticed that a few of my professors have written their own textbooks, but they only did so after they had already published many research articles and presumably become tenured at my university. ...
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The correct & acceptable phrase to indicate that some papers are very likely to be accepted

I have several papers that are resubmitted to journals with minor revisions. I feel they are very much likely to be accepted by the time my actual Ph.D. viva takes place in one month. But I need to ...
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Boxplot whiskers for a journal publication using APA style guide

I want to submit a manuscript with a journal recommending the APA style guide for formatting. When looking at my boxplots, a colleague of mine wondered why the whiskers do not represent the 95% ...
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How to handle negative criticism? [closed]

What must I do if my professor misunderstood the concept of my project and brands it worthless and cheap disregard of my attempts to make him understand the real creativity and uniqueness behind the ...
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If I buy a research article, will I get any potential retraction statement or erratum free of charge?

If I buy a research article, will I get any potential retraction statement or erratum free of charge? Or will I have to spend additional money to obtain access to it? I see that some retraction ...
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Does consistency in how my name is presented/abbreviated as author on a publication matter?

Assume I have the name: "First Middle Last". I have been publishing as "First Last." At my current job (postdoc) my adviser prefers that I list my name on my paper as F. Last (or F.M. Last), and I'm ...
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Does posting a paper on an online forum establish priority?

I have finished writing a paper and am a high school student. Since I'm sure this has no chance of being accepted to arxiv, I want to simply post it on a public forum. (This also has meaning for me ...
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How to cite a section of a wikipedia article?

I'm kinda new to academia and was wondering how citations are done. In particular, say I wanted to cite the "Inspiration, pure and applied mathematics, and aesthetics" of this article: ...
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Programming languages in computer science / applied math academic journals

I am working on documenting a new algorithm to solve a discrete mathematics problem, hopefully to publish academically. In this article, I will need to provide code samples and attach or link to a ...
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How accurate are published papers?

I'm an undergrad trying to publish findings on the accuracy of consumer-grade motion sensors for IEEE. I've searched for existing literature on this topic, and I've found some interesting articles. ...
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How to start research career to publish papers? [closed]

I am a Computer engineering masters student and I want to know how to write paper that is eligible to be published. The problem is professors in my college are not willing to help. I need to be put on ...
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Whether to ask journal editor to review two papers simultaneously because the papers are mutually dependent on each other?

Having read this earlier question I find myself in a similar, but different situation and would like to ask your advice. My colleagues and I have created a new medical imaging system, and have ...
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Editor's mail with no reviewer's comment

Recently I submitted second revision of my manuscript in a highly reputed mathematics journal. My first revision was a major revision while the second one was a minor (with some terms like paper is ...
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How to integrate a paper where I am third author, but did a lot of work, into my master's thesis?

I am writing my thesis currently and I want to include papers that I am included on as an author. I will have a couple papers where I am 1st author, but there is one where I am third but did a lot of ...
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H-index: Any quantitative (or other) measures on how well h-index actually measures scientific productivity?

I am wondering if there have been any sort of rigorous/meaningful study about how well an h-index measures the scientific productivity of a person. I am wondering how much stock I should put into the ...
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Help me choose section title [closed]

I finished writing a paper and I'm currently putting finishing touches, but I'm finding it difficult to choose a good title for the first section. Basically this section is written for a lay audience ...
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Where to publish (recreational) mathematics without a PhD?

I have been out of undergrad for some time now but was interested in publishing a few things I have been working on. Are there any good "beginner" journals where someone without a mathematics PhD ...
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How much of your p-value do you report in a publication? [migrated]

I know this will vary from journal to journal, but I'm working on my first publication and have had little guidance, so any personal experiences would be helpful to me. When you present your p-values ...
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Cons of putting accepted paper on arXiv?

If I have a paper accepted for publication in a journal, putting a version of it (that does not conflict with the agreement with the publisher) on arXiv will help make it more easily accessible. On ...
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When should I publish in interdisciplinary versus subject-specific scientific journals?

Most science research is published in subject-specific journals, of which there are many. However, there are a relatively small number of interdisciplinary journals, some of which are the most highly ...
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What is the notation for inserting algorithms in scientific papers

I have some papers which describe some computer algorithms. My algorithms have some input, output, static (global) variables, comments ... something like the following algorithm, however I borrowed it ...
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Is there any ethical issue which prevents me from paying high quality authors monetary compensation, to agree to write papers with me?

I've recently started a PhD. I'm having trouble getting high impact authors to agree to write papers with me. Is there any ethical issue which prevents me from paying high impact authors monetary ...
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In a manuscript, how do you know when you need to source the brand and location for materials?

I'm writing my first manuscript and haven't received a lot of guidance on it. The journal that I plan on submitting to has an "Instructions for Authors" page, but I've scoured it and there is no ...
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Equal author contribution

I, along with two fellow doctoral students, am about to publish a paper supervised by our professor. Our professor is listed as the last author, which of course is fair as he supervised the project. ...
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Are you required to declare past conflicts of interest?

This question is triggered by the recent allegations about Willie Soon failing to declare conflicts of interest in his papers on climate change. It got me wondering about situations where an obvious ...
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Is joining a lab that publishes infrequently, but in high impact factor venues, bad for academic career?

I am accepted into the PhD program at my local university. My interests match the interests of many labs there. The lab that I am interested in has hard working people but do not publish often because ...
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How much reputational value is added to a journal by being indexed in various abstracting and indexing (A&I) databases?

I'm co-editing a small communication and media-focused OA journal published by a regional scholarly association. We are in the process of being indexed in selected research databases of EBSCO (just ...
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manuscript submission gone wrong [duplicate]

Maybe someone can help me with this… Basically, by mistake i submitted an old version of my manuscript and after a few days (5 days) realised this mistake and have now changed it to the new version ...
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How to cite my earlier paper which is submitted to the same conference?

I actually wrote two papers on my work, and I want to publish both in same conference. I have now submitted first paper and it is yet to be selected and my second paper is extension of my first paper. ...
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Convince professor to allow submitting paper?

There's some work X that I did with my advisor. We got stuck, and she thought it was too preliminary to submit for publication. She didn't think it was worth putting the effort to turn it into a ...
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Has there ever been a successful copyright infringement suit against someone using a small amount of a protected work in an academic publication?

I am familiar with what the US Code says about copyright and fair use, and am specifically interested in actual practice regarding academic publications which use small amount (under 10% of the ...
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How many research papers are downloaded by each major economic sectors?

I am interested in knowing who downloads academic papers. In particular, ideally, I wonder if it is possible to have a kind of matrix with: in row, research areas (e.g. computer science, ...
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When does it make sense to send more inquiries asking about review progress to PLoS ONE?

My paper has been under review for 2.5 months now at PLoS ONE. I am still waiting for the first review result. I have sent three inquiries to ask about the progress, and all the responses were ...
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How to target possible authors? Ethics of increasing the visibility of open access journals

My colleague and I work at an Open Access journal, published by a regional scholarly association. The field is Communication and Media Studies. Recently we started to encounter problems with reaching ...
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Should editors and reviewers be listed alongside authors, to give them credit?

Reviewing an article in your field is an interesting and rewarding experience. Any scientist has, of course, a moral obligation for reviewing other people's work just like he has his/her own work ...
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'Read before The Royal Statistical Society ' What does it mean?

In the header of several journal articles, I have seen this: Read before The Royal Statistical Society at a meeting organized by the Research Section on Wednesday, May 5th, 2004, Professor J. T. Kent ...