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

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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?

Can we do it? I have some analytical articles published in reputed national newspapers,local magazines relevant to my subjects. Does those count as publications? I have to fill a form(graduate ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Is Florentin Smarandache a real mathematician? [on hold]

I have seen him publishing in both arXiv and viXra with some other recognised experts and authors in some fields such Fuzzy Logic and Intuitionistic Logic, but his papers appear to be vaguely writing ...
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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 [on hold]

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 many first author publications per year are considered as a good number? [on hold]

As an early career researcher, how many first author publications per year are considered as a good and productive number? Is there any general consensus on this? Anyone has any feedback on this?
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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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May I look for a Journal on Discourse Studies? [closed]

I am a linguist from South Asia. I am looking for a journal where I may submit my work on R-expression. I know there is a long list of journals for the same, but I am a researcher in early career, and ...
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What is the difference and proper use of “eg:” vs. “ie:”? [closed]

I see both used in some text books and they're different in not very consistent in academic papers.
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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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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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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 ...
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how can i take my research paper back before its publication [duplicate]

I recently submitted my research to a paper along with copyright form. the paper got accepted and they are waiting for the fees submission. later i realised that the impact factor of this journal is ...
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How to sort issues over authorship in my manuscript with PhD supervisor?

After two years of extreme hard work I managed to finish my first manuscript. In my department there is a trend that if a professor has some collaboration with other guys in any project then his name ...
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Can I host my published software at Dropbox?

I am about to publish a software in Bioinformatics Journal. May I keep the files for online availability at Dropbox as public link. If that's not a good idea what are the options?
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Does an updated chapter in a book count as a new publication?

I came across one of the edited books where authors contribute chapters that was published once in 2010 and the again in 2014. The two different books have identical (or almost identical) titles but ...
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Contact the editor on the acceptance chances of my article

I submitted a paper to a journal about two months ago and now the article has been under review for a month. It is my first article out for publication ever, so I am not the best at judging my chances ...
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Does presenting results in conference and publishing in unreviewed proceedings prevent better publications?

Recently I have been attending a couple of conferences/workshops, presenting my latest results in oral and poster sessions. I really enjoyed doing that and the following live discussions. However ...
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Letters in high-end interdisciplinary journals – how much do they weigh in a CV? Are they only for experts?

Some journals, especially some prestigious ones like Science and Nature, have these types of articles called letters which are usually an opinion/argument on a certain topic, e.g., to point out ...
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Can I challenge a paper already published in a peer review conference/journal?

I recently came across several papers in the area of Information Extraction and Data Mining which seem to have passed the review process even if they (1) use some new terminology without describing ...
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How to automatically extract submitted/accepted dates of many journal papers?

I am doing a research of the processing times of papers published in journals in my field. I have noticed that the metrics that the journals advertise (e.g. the Elsevier journal insights) do not ...