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

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Editor assignment pending after “review competed”

I submitted journal in the field of psychometrics about one year ago. Three weeks ago, the status was changed to "review completed". However, today it is changed into "editor assignment pending". I ...
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What is a System paper

As I was going to submit a paper in one of the Elsevier's journal (Web Semantics), it asked me to select the type of paper. The types include "research paper", "system paper!", "ontology paper", ...
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What are some innovative publishing layouts to depict a scientific debate?

Typically, scientific debates are published in the form of "letter to the editor" to comment on or criticize a previously published paper. Alternatively, papers within the same volume can refer to ...
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Should I add references for examples?

I am writing a paper in Computer Science / Information Technology. At several points in the paper, I mention the existence of particular types of software products. For example: Advanced web ...
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How many publications should a clinical psychology PhD graduate have for an academic job? [on hold]

How many first author publications should a clinical psychology PhD graduate have for an academic job? I know there's another question here for an academic job in general and the answers indicated ...
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How many papers should a PhD student in math try to publish before graduating?

I am wondering how many papers does an average academia-bound PhD student in math try to get published? I want to eventually work in a research-oriented university rather than a teaching-oriented ...
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How to ask the editor of a journal whether our manuscript fits the scope or not

I am interested in submitting a manuscript to a certain scientific journal, because it is well ranked. The problem is that I am not sure if my manuscript totally meets the topics and requirements ...
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How can I adapt my scientific writing for the modern web?

Papers written for conferences and journals are today mainly available as PDFs. There are several usability issues with the PDF format, one of which is that it is not especially well suited for the ...
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List unpublished masters thesis in preprints section on CV?

After I've defended my masters thesis, if I haven't published it anywhere, should I list it in the preprints section on my CV?
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How to critically review an article when one doesnt have proper background knowledge?

I am in talks with a phd supervisor for admission in university. He likes my profile but he has given me an article to review. Although article is related to my broader research area but there are ...
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How common is it for a paper to be wrong?

I am a student in computer science and I recently started working on my M.Sc. thesis. Now I am reading a 2011 paper with about 170 citations that was published in a well-known conference. In part of ...
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Show accepted (but not published) paper to potential advisor

It is time for me to apply for graduate studies. I am wondering, if I have a paper accepted at a journal or conference, is it OK for me to show this accepted paper to others (such as potential ...
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Thanking a “shepherd” in acknowledgments

I often find in many conference papers submitted by US research groups that paper writers would thank their "shepherd" in the acknowledgment section. What is the exact contribution of a "shepherd" to ...
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How to help a postgraduate student to write a book [closed]

What is the best way to help a weak student who has already completed her post-graduation but has also secured a result much worser than her expected result during the completion of graduation,to ...
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Is an institution or a supervisor necessary to make a submission? [duplicate]

I am a motivated student and I had a well running project with a nice exposé presentation at a conference. I could do some more work on this and publish further papers, but eventually I would like to ...
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Is it fine to make a poster on a topic in which I have an article under review?

Next week I am going on a summer school meeting where the organizers encourage us to bring a poster. I would like to make a poster on a topic that I have covered in an article that is currently under ...
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Do articles published in newspapers count as publications?

I have some analytical articles published in reputed national newspapers,local magazines relevant to my subjects. Do those count as publications? I have to fill a form (graduate school) and bit ...
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During review, I found a superior solution. What now?

I received a journal paper for a review. The paper suggests a solution to an important problem, but the solution is very complicated and has mediocre performance. While reading the paper, I thought of ...
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What action is appropriate when co-authors admit that the first author committed plagiarism?

I'm the executive editor of a PubMed-indexed journal. Last year The journal published a paper with four authors in the byline. Today I received an e-mail from the first author admitting that she ...
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graduate student credit for work on a paper

I am a graduate student with a question about credit for work that I did. I contributed design, data collection, analysis and writing for a paper for which I am almost certainly not being credited as ...
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A Ph.D summary book [closed]

What rules I have to follow to create a summary book of my research on microorganism (fungi) for the Ph.D course?
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Manuscript under review after seven months [duplicate]

I have a question about getting back from journal editor. I have submitted my manuscript for a journal for seven months. The status is still under review now. I asked the handling editor he never got ...
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What does “Reviews Completed” status mean in Springer? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to one of the Springer Journals through Editorial Manager almost 5 months back. The status changed from Editor Assigned to Under Review and now it is showing "Reviews Completed" ...
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First Publication as a PhD student [closed]

I'm in the process of writing my first paper as a PhD student and was wondering if I could get some general advice regarding the following: How many Journals to consider submitting a manuscript to ...
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How to reference original paper in expanded journal version

Many journals allow to submit an extended version of a conference paper as, for example, Springer: Expanded versions of papers which have previously appeared in conference proceedings will be ...
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Are Governement Open File Reports “published” online later published as journal articles considered a duplicate publication?

If a large agency technical report is published online, would a condensed journal article be considered a duplicate publication? Or would this be similar to publishing a chapter from a thesis as a ...
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Does frequency of citations from the same journal increase the odds of paper acceptance? [duplicate]

When I submit a manuscript to the editor, does the number of references from the same journal have any impact on his decision? Should I cite more? I am not talking about the quality of references ...
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Conditions for uploading IEEE publications to ArXiv

Having a paper accepted at an IEEE conference I would like to upload it to ArXiv. From the FAQ: Can an author post his manuscript on a preprint server such as ArXiv? Yes. The IEEE recognizes ...
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Is it acceptable for an undergraduate researcher to ask to work on a project that will yield publishable results?

I am currently a summer student working on a project suggested by my supervisor. While the project will not directly result in any publication, it will open up avenues for further research for the ...
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How to provide attribution to a media source in a research paper?

I'm working on a project report which we plan to publish as a research paper later after some more work. In my report I have used some images from the Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. They all are ...
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Completed a review article based on supervisor's request but then it cannot be published due to lack of funding

Six months ago the PhD supervisor of a friend of mine asked him to write a review article. After a hard work of 4 months he finished an extensive review article. Another two months were wasted ...
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Why do journals have limits on the number of references?

I was rather shocked when hearing in a conversation that journals sometimes have explicit limits on the number of references that can be included in one article. I understand that there are space ...
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Is it bad form to use the word exciting in a paper, when discussing other people's results?

When writing a paper with a collaborator, they didn't like that I used the word "exciting" in the abstract since they said that they don't like when people use personal personal qualifiers in writing ...
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Proof error found in accepted conference paper - what to do?

I am a 3rd-year phd student and I have recently written and submitted a paper to a theoretical conference. It has been accepted; but the reviews were not very in-depth. Usually they were of the form ...
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What to do when research leads to poor results?

I am an MSc graduate and work as an independent researcher. I spent 10 months on a paper. I wrote many scripts in Matlab to implement four other comparative methods as well as a new method that my MSc ...
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I feel like I got screwed over by my PI? No name on publication

I am an undergraduate student working under a PI in a research laboratory. My PI pushed out a paper very recently, and I was not mentioned as an author. My PI did not even notify me that he was going ...
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How can I tell if a journal is reputable? [duplicate]

In a lot of research you have to site sources from a "reputable" journal. I've seen journals that have opened simply to post that bigfoot exists and won't take anything other than more or less garbage ...
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Is it better to give reference when I use the same sentence which state a fact or I must paraphrase it? [duplicate]

I am new to the concept of plagiarism and also how to give reference in an article. As my English is not very well, I may use some sentences borrowed from other papers. But they may just define a term ...
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My paper was accepted, but I found an error affecting all of the figures. What will happen next?

I submitted a paper to a journal, and the decision was "accept with minor revisions." As I was addressing the reviewer questions to submit a final copy, I realized that I may have misrepresented the ...
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How to deal with people judging your 'overproductiveness'?

I am in 4th year postdoc working in applied math areas in which 1-3 papers a year is considered a good publication rate. I have been publishing 10-13 papers a year for the last 4-5 years (have never ...
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What to do when you are suspicious about numerical results in a submitted manuscript that you are reviewing?

I am currently reviewing a paper and feel suspicious about their numerical results. I feel their results have been slightly modified to exhibit their superiority compare to other comparative methods. ...
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Number of publications needed to get into a computer science PhD program?

I've looked at the resumes of the type of candidates that get into computer science PhD programs at the top few universities (e.g. Stanford, MIT etc.) and a lot of them seem to have multiple ...
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Can I patent work after I have published a paper about it? [duplicate]

I've published my scientific results one year ago, but I didn't apply for patent at that time. Can I still patent it?
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How to cite ACM Computing Classification System?

In the research I'm doing for my master thesis I use the ACM Computing Classification System (2012 edition). I mean I literally use the data they provide as an RDF graph. How should I cite this ...
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What is a legal and allowed method of getting a picture from Internet to be used in the cover of my thesis?

I need a picture from the Internet of micro bacterium which I want to use on my Thesis cover. Now just coping the picture and using it will be like stealing someone else's property. Hence I wanna know ...
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What is the difference between “introduction” and “motivation” sections

I am working on a paper about a web data extractor (an application, I developed based on a unique approach). In the introduction I had a short review on the history of such applications (from ...
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Is it ethical that the PhD student is not offered a chance to become the communicating/ corresponding author? [duplicate]

Usually a supervisor has to focus on many project at once but the PhD student on the other hand has only his project to focus on, PhD student is the person who usually does all the literature work as ...
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What should you do if a co-author has an unethical affiliation?

A person I know was in the process of publishing her first manuscript when her supervisor told her to add his newly acquired affiliation from a university in Saudi Arabia to his name. The Saudi ...
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Referencing the reference?

Suppose I have a paper with the following text: Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you [3],[4]. As one can see, the author got the information from 2 other references. If I ...
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What should I do if someone is claiming my research on ResearchGate?

I've got a case where 90% of my academic publications are being claimed by a professor at another university with the same name on ResearchGate. I've sent several email requests both direct and ...