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

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Getting a scientific article published with no qualifications to any scientific journal?

I hope I have found the right website for my query. Would it be possible to get a psychological experiment that you carried out published to any journal, despite the fact that you are: Only 17 ...
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Is using the same topic title as a book title plagiarizing?

There is a well known book "Scientific topic X. Philosophical reflections." It contains a collection of articles on the topic. I am writing a paper myself. To what extent is it allowed to use the same ...
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Replace “future work” with a phrase in three words? [migrated]

Since I don't intend to continue work on my paper, I don't want to use the phrase "future work". After reading two similar questions (1 and 2), my first thinking is that most of the suggested ...
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What to do when a former supervisor keeps contacting my current supervisor as a way to pressure me to publish my Master's thesis?

I'm all for publishing my own work of course. Since I have coursework and new projects during the semester I have temporarily put aside my manuscript and I have communicated with the former (Master's) ...
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Can corresponding authors include their personal website to be contacted?

I wonder if corresponding authors in peer-reviewed publications can include their personal websites to be contacted besides their address, telephone and email. In the case that the corresponding ...
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How to deal with coauthors that have left academia

Researchers might take different paths other than staying in academia after completing their PhD, postdoc or even later. This happens for a number of reasons. The most compelling of all is that there ...
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Do automatic tools to check thesis exist?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis in Computer Science with LaTeX. The thesis is written in English. I use aspell for spell checking, but I think there is more that could automatically be ...
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What procedures should I follow if my preprint is stolen and published in a journal?

I am surprised by the fact that a journal published an article that I have had in arXiv for a few months. The date of publication is after the date that I posted on arXiv. The submission date in the ...
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How to “present” effectively research results in a written document (publication, thesis) in Computer Science [on hold]

In line with this question, I would like to know what is a nice way of writing a section in a thesis/paper where the results of the research are represented? There are many suggestions online [1 , ...
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Is there any difference between an article and a paper? [duplicate]

Are papers and articles really different in academic context or they are same words for the published manuscripts in conferences or journals? The only thing comes to my mind is that may be an article ...
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Can a “review article” be as a condition of further participation in the project for a PhD student? [closed]

I'm a PhD student of late year of studing. Participating in International Research Project I have received a task to write a review on the field that was new for me (not related directly to my ...
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How does the author's native language impact the likelihood of having his publication accepted in an English-speaking venue?

I've heard a few authors whose native language wasn't English complain that they are put at a disadvantage with respect to authors who are English native speakers, when it comes to publication ...
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What are the possible causes causing the date of status changed without changing the status “under review” for Elsevier editorial systems?

I have a paper submitted to a journal of Elsevier. From "Manuscript Submitted" to "with editor" takes one day; "with editor" for five days, and then "under review". One and a half months later, the ...
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My paper was withdrawn from predatory journal after publication, what should I do?

I am currently in a very embarrassing situation. I have a paper (forgot to say, this paper takes no more than two pages) submitted to a journal. The journal accepted my paper for publication and I ...
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How can I publish my thesis?

I have a written thesis, as my Final year project. I have submitted in university. but now i want to make it professionally mine. I want to publish it some where but i don't have such kind of ...
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How can I fix previous name misspelling in publications and how should I avoid them in future?

I worked in a research laboratory last summer and some of my work was used in a paper that was published this year at a conference. This is my first paper and I am listed as a co-author, however, my ...
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Is it right to ignore publications coming from non-top publishers?

When I look into a specific problem over Google Scholar and simple Google Search, I find many related publications from publishers other than IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, Springer etc. Usually the authors ...
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Is there any value in self-publishing a book as an academic?

Recently, I contacted a publisher about the draft of a book of I have written about a year ago. I found their advertisements over the net. This is a scientific book I have worked on for about two or ...
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Is it possible to get into a top-10 engineering graduate program without publications?

I would like to know if it is possible to get into top 10 engineering schools for MS/Phd program without any publications?
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Is it suitable to merge the certificate of being a presenter into the paper presented at the conference? [closed]

I am not sure how to deal with a paper of mine presented at a conference and the corresponding proof of being a presenter. Since the conference does not have an English agenda nor an English post, I ...
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What does it mean to be offered waived-fee OA publishing?

I submitted a manuscript to a journal for non-open-access publication and the editor came back and said that they want to publish the article as open-access (same journal) and waive the fee for this. ...
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Do I need to attach the letter of acceptance of an accepted paper along with the paper itself to my CV for applications to phd programs?

In an application to a phd program, if I claim that some paper of mine is accepted and the paper has not yet been published, then should I attach the letter of acceptance along with the manuscript ...
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Can I use my own paper for own thesis?

I published a paper on a statistical topic after my bachelors. Currently I am doing my masters thesis and I would like to cite/use my own paper in it. However, I did not inform my supervisor before ...
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Paper in high impact journal duplicates work done a decade prior, how should I respond?

This paper was published in a high impact journal for physics, Physical Review Letters, in 2010, and basically duplicates work done in 2000 by another author in the field, here. What is strange to me ...
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How to cite when true publication date differs from journal's claimed year?

I am citing in Harvard style, so my entries end up something like this: Widom, H. (1975). Asymptotic inversion of convolution operators, Publ. Math. Inst. Hautes Études Sci. 44: 191–240. With ...
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Can I understand the rejection reason of an article by reading the reviewers' comments?

My paper is rejected with this comment from editor: Unfortunately, the reviewers generally agree this paper should not be considered for publish in.... My question is do all the reviewers ...
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“Submitted” paper in PhD application [duplicate]

I am applying for PhD now and I am trying to publish a paper in a certain conference. I will be submitting the paper very soon but the outcome of acceptance will come a few months from now and late ...
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Should conference papers be counted as publications? [duplicate]

Is there a consensus as to whether or not conference papers are counted as publications? I know that if something is a journal paper then that thing is tacitly understood as a publication, but is the ...
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Can frequent messages to an editor about the status of a paper under review be a cause for rejection?

I have submitted a paper on mathematics to a journal and it was there for more than one year. I asked the editor many times about the reason of the review delay. At the end the paper was rejected with ...
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Why is the review of my paper taking so long?

I have submitted my paper on mathematics to a journal for 8 months ago but there is not any reports or comments yet. I sent a mail to the editor asking him about the manuscript, he just replied that ...
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For writing samples, is it necessary to provide an English translation of a conference paper written and presented in my native language?

I have a paper, written in my native language, presented in a conference. If I want to use it as a writing sample in the applications to phd programs in the US, should I provide an English translation ...
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Should I contact the journal after “with editor” for two months? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal two months ago. I checked the status today and it was "with editor". I understand the reviewing process may take a while, but apparently it is not under ...
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Should I list my papers which are published in less known journals in my CV?

In preparing my academic vita for applications to PhD programs, I came across this question: Since I have some papers published in less known journals, should I list them or not to list them? Will ...
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Making additional changes to manuscript after the refereeing process is completed [duplicate]

After doing some revision to my paper to include changes suggested by the referee (who will not see the paper again, having recommended the paper for publication), is it OK for me to make a minor ...
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How to respond after co-authors revise rejected paper without informing first author?

As we all know, it is common to re-work a rejected paper to improve the shortfalls of the paper. Suppose one is first author on a paper, and it is rejected. Following this, the other co-authors ...
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What is (S’73-M’76-SM’81-F’87) in author biography?

What does (S’73-M’76-SM’81-F’87) mean in author biography. I am writing a paper and the format given for author biography also include a must fill entry: (S’73-M’76-SM’81-F’87). I tried to Google it ...
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Should I publish this? [duplicate]

In the year 2000, someone probed the 3 dimensional quantum dots using a new condition which is important in semi conductor physics. But they basically solved the Schrodinger equation for ground state ...
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How to contact author whose work I built off of?

I'm working on a manuscript for a scientific paper that alters/adds onto what another study found over 20 years ago. This old study is highly cited and the graphs are reproduced in a lot of textbooks, ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to reuse some parts of my published thesis in my new journal paper? [duplicate]

I have finished my PhD thesis a couple of months ago and I was thinking of reusing some parts of it (only published in the thesis) to write a journal article. I was wondering if I can do it ...
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How to find scientists that cited several of my papers?

There are several ways to find online scientists that cited one of your papers (Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, etc). Recently, however, I ran into a scenario in which I wanted to find authors ...
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How should I cite a conjecture to which no written record can be found?

Suppose that a famous mathematician E (long deceased) made a conjecture (C), but no written record of this can be found (either because none exists, or because it exists in a very obscure source). ...
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Are conferences organized by IACT like ICKE fake? [duplicate]

I have heard a lot about fake journals and conferences. I came across this conference (ICKE, International Conference on Knowledge Engineering) which is to be held in Singapore next year organized by ...
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A note vs a “research paper”

I had my math paper rejected for publication. From the referee report, [M]y opinion is to reject this paper. In order to save its positive aspects, I propose: 1) either reduce the length of the ...
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How to address a mistake in an old paper in a very prestigious scientific journal?

A Nature paper published in 2000 currently has around 400 citations, but there is a mistake in the paper and surprisingly, still it gets citations. The mistake affects the result of the paper in a way ...
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What to do with a result too small to be publishable, but interesting nonetheless?

Let's assume, for the sake of example, that I have found a new figure of merit which is of the same complexity as the one currently used, but is much more justified from a mathematical and physical ...
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When reviewing a resubmission, can I request a version with changes highlighted if the journal does not require it?

Reviewing is time-demanding. It makes huge sense to re-review if comments and changes are submitted. While first review takes a lot of time, the second can be very quick. If authors provide a version ...
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How to treat an under-performing coauthor?

I am a postdoctoral researcher in a lab, having person (e.g.) X as a colleague, also a postdoctoral researcher like me, having obtained a PhD two years after me. Here is the problem: In the last two ...
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Change my name in my publications. is it possible? [duplicate]

I have many publications with certain name "my name and my father name", now I wish to change my last name to be my family name not father name in my new publications. Is it possible? or will be a ...
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Could publishing a book on a subject prior to a PhD reflect negatively on me later if it has errors?

I noticed that some scholars in my field are best known for their earliest writing, even if their ideas were later found incorrect. I am writing a book in my area of interest and hope to publish ...
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How do I modify the title of a paper I submitted to ArXiv?

I submitted a paper to the ArXiv, but after it has already been announced, I realized that there is a typo in the title (nothing catastrophic, but still..) Do you have any idea how to slightly modify ...