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

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Level of detail when reviewing the language of a low quality paper

I am currently reviewing a computer science conference paper. I like to give constructive reviews which discuss how things can be improved. Moreover I also point out language issues, such as typos or ...
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to cooporete with other researchers [duplicate]

I have finished my phd thesis, and i have published some papers which are indexed only (without impact factor). I want to improve my research quality and production but the main problem that i can not ...
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What is a shared task? and what is the purpose of it?

I noticed lately the increase of conducting shared tasks, what are they and what is the rationale behind them? why do we need them since we already have workshops and conferences? Thanks
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Importance of paper download statistics

In an editorial on the topic of Sci-Hub, Marcia McNutt (Editor-in-Chief of Science Journals) lists a few reasons why Sci-Hub may be bad for scientists. One of the drawbacks she lists is (emphasis ...
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Comparison between benefits of publishing a paper at a conference and a journal

My friends submit their papers at different conferences. They visit to another university or institute in India or abroad to present their work at a gathering of researchers which is formally called ...
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Why is the deadline given for refereeing manuscripts so much shorter than the typical time between submission and acceptance?

On a few occasions, I was asked to review manuscripts (for well-known, mainstream journals) with a 2-3 month deadline. I found this to be a short period given that the papers published in these ...
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How can I change a typo in the author affiliation after publication?

I am really needing help. There is a typo on my University Name, however the paper is already published. Is there any way to still change it? The paper has been published on ACM Platform. I am very ...
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Should I trust a study that doesn't mention sample size, but that is published in a scholarly journal?

I'm doing a bit of research on the exchange experiences of international students for my supervisor. I came across an article in the Journal of Education for Business that is relevant to my topic: ...
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How do I deal with inconsistent annotations in my data? [on hold]

I've prepared a dataset for a Natural Language Processing problem. The whole dataset consisting of 15,000 sentences has been annotated by two annotators, where their task was to label each sentence ...
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IEEE journal or conference total number of publications?

Pardon me if it is a basic question but I don't seem to get the solution. Is there any way to get total number of IEEE publications for a specific journal. e.g. I would like to know the total number ...
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how to start a journal with volumes and issues

I would like to start a journal and want to know the exact meaning of "volume" and "issue" in publication. What are the rules and recipes if there are any. Thank you
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To what depth can a new algorithm be presented while applying for PhD?

I am applying for PhD to German and Finnish universities. I do not have any publication date. Hence there is no direct proof that I can do the research. However I am working on an algorithm. The ...
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Should I use schema.org/CreativeWork to publish my list of talks/papers/publications?

What's the best practice on publishing your list of talks/papers/publications on the web? Is there any benefit with annotating it with http://schema.org/CreativeWork properties? Are there any ...
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Submitting to a journal that requires a French abstract as a non-French-speaker: how important is the French abstract?

I'm a non-French-speaking mathematician submitting an English paper to a French journal that requires a French abstract (but publishes papers in English). I don't think I know anyone I'd be ...
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I need to publish my article in architecture ISI (Q4) journal [closed]

I need to publish my article in architecture web of science ISI (Q4) journal the intereseted area of research is: Sustainability, Housing, Industrialized Building System, Construction in Malaysia, ...
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If I 'publish' something online -as a blog article, or pdf- will it be less attractive to publishers?

If I 'publish' something online -say on my blog as a blog article, or on my website as a pdf for people do download it and give me feedback- will it then be less attractive to publishers to take that ...
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How to deal with consequential rounding errors when verifying the works of others?

to give a stupid example of a rounding error: on a test, the student is asked to calculate the circumference of a circle with radius 6.2. You personally did the math with π rounded to 3.14 and ...
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How do academics come up with new ideas all the time? [duplicate]

I don't quite understand. How can some academics after hundreds of years of research on, say, Plato, still come up with novel, publishable interpretations, ideas, readings, solutions to these texts? ...
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Where should figure captions be placed if the journal asks you to place each of them on a separate page at the end of the article?

I want to submit my article to a journal that states Tables and figures should have captions and legends. Each of them should appear on a separate page at the end of the article. Does this mean ...
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Researchgate and Elsevier sharing policy

We already have a similar question but it does not seem to address the issue I have. Assume I have a manuscript that is accepted for publication. When I look at the sharing policy of Elsevier, I see ...
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Are infrequently-cited publications detrimental in academic hiring?

A past Q&A discussed the importance of citation counts for academic hiring decisions, particularly for tenure decisions and fresh PhDs. However, the same citation count or h-index could in theory ...
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Is a description of product development work suitable for a journal paper?

I have worked on a project to develop a machine which is a end-of-arm-tooling type. I am thinking about bringing this work to a journal paper. It means the content might include product design ...
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Is there an established way to lobby arXiv to expand the paper subjects it covers?

A couple of days ago, it was announced that SSRN—a popular working paper archive in the social sciences—was purchased by Elsevier. As Elsevier is one of the most reviled of publishers, many scholars ...
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Unwanted references in author proof

By mistake, unwanted references are present in my accepted manuscript and I want to remove them from my author proof copy. Will the manuscript go to the editor once again or not?
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Advisors and publishing - new field for postdoc [closed]

To what extent does ones ability to publish depend on their postdoc advisor, especially in a new field? I switched fields from my PhD to postdoc and it's taken my entire first year to build up the ...
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My advisor wants to co-author a paper on my thesis work, but drags out the submission, claiming it isn't ready. Should I submit without him?

I have just finished my PhD thesis defense in applied mathematics. My supervisor suggested me the initial problem. He was not an expert in the small area that I was working, and thus the assistance ...
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Using acronyms as paper keywords

I know that keywords do not matter that much any more, however they are still required by some conferences and journals. Is it a good idea to include acronyms in the keyword field that are not ...
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How I can add former official address in manuscript?

I have written a manuscript in which I have added my present university address. If I also want to add official address of my previous university, can I do that ? If yes, should I place my former ...
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How do I add my ORCID to papers authored by myself?

I have a few papers that have already been accepted and published. I recently signed up for an ORCID. Is is possible to add my ORCID to these already published papers, and if so, how do I do this? ...
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Is it common for supervisors to approach their student and ask to work on publishing the student's masters thesis?

My supervisor emailed me asking if he can work on trying to publish my masters thesis, with me being the first author. I have said yes, is it common for supervisors to approach students asking to ...
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What are potential hassles of publishing papers with family name preceding given name?

As some of you may already know, family names precede given names in Eastern Asian culture, and furthermore given names (e.g., Lingfeng) are more differentiable than family names (e.g., Li). This is ...
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Is it possible to request withdrawal of authorship almost 2 years after the publication?

Is it possible to withdraw authorship almost 2 years after the paper has been published in a journal? Reasons could be anything ranging from disagreement on data interpretation, new data contradictory ...
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Any data for average number of papers per year at different career stages?

Is there any data for the average number of papers published per year by individuals at different career stages (ph.d. student, postdoc, tenure-track, tenured associate/full professor)? It would ...
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Correct abbreviation for current PhD student

Several questions address the PhD. student/candidate issue. However, I stumbled upon the question of the correct abbreviation for a PhD. student. Indeed, one of my co-authors (technically an MSc., she ...
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After publishing my manuscript, can I withdraw the manuscript and publish it at a different journal?

I published one of my manuscripts in June 2015 in a relatively new journal (6 volumes so far). The journal makes it clear in the website that it is available online and in print with ISSN. The key ...
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How to avoid crossing my advisor if I write a paper as a sole author?

A bit of a controversial question here. I am a PhD student currently away from campus on an internship in another state (in the US). I left campus with my advisor-provided laptop and some dataset I ...
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Decision in Process-Before Review [duplicate]

The status of my submitted article changed from "With Editor" to "Decision in Process" since three days now. Mostly it is known that "Decision in Process" stage comes after peer review stage as ...
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Consequences for not attending an academic conference/forum in which your paper was already accepted?

BACKGROUND I was previously an engineering PhD student but I left the program. I was really too inexperienced for the commitment of a PhD. Further, my wife wanted me to leave and pursue an ...
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Publishing poor research at advisor's request

I'm currently in the first year of my PhD. Some time ago I published a paper at a very small, accessible venue because I was required to do so by my advisor. It was my first publication, and I wasn't ...
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Getting a patent after a poster abstract got accepted

I have submitted a poster abstract with my supervisors. The poster abstract got accepted, but we have not presented the poster yet. The poster describes a method we have invented and now we consider ...
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How common is it for submitted papers to have minor errors?

I am going to submit a paper in these days. I dedicated to it a lot of time, and a lot of effort to check that all the theoretical results in it are correct. Anyway, I am still afraid of having ...
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Is there any concept of working paper in science and engineering?

I have come across working papers in economics. I have seen 'papers in progress' listed on some researchers website but have never seen the idea of working paper as is common in economics. Just ...
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How to cite paper when there is a gap between conference date and publication date

We are preparing conference proceedings of a research unit to be published online for the first time. Their first conference was in 2010. We are developing their website with export citation options ...
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What does it mean if the “upload updated article” feature is still active four months after submission?

I submitted an article to the International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing four months ago. Its status now is “Reviewing”. However, in the submission details, the upload updated ...
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Acknowledgment to friend in research article

I have a research article that has been accepted in reputed journal and is in final stage of publication. Now I want add acknowledgment in my article, as I independently written this article so nobody ...
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Using images from articles in a book [duplicate]

I am writing a book to be published (to be sold), and I am citing a few research articles to explain state-of-the art research. In a couple of chapters I have copied a couple of images from those ...
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What are some altruistic reasons for submitting to top-tier journals/conferences?

It seems to me that there is a preoccupation within academia to getting published in venues which are highest-ranked in terms of some sort of metrics rather than venues most suited to one’s subject ...
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How to write paper fast and efficiently?

First, my question is not about how to write a good a paper, since there are already many guidelines on the internet, e.g. this one. What often happens to me is: I designed algorithm, did all the ...
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How to read papers without falling into a rabbit hole?

Often while reading a paper, I will see a citation that that seems more relevant than my current one. I'll switch to the new paper, only to experience a similar feeling. Or maybe I need to look ...
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What does top-tier mean when referring to journals/conferences?

I see people here often use the term 'top-tier' when referring to journals/conferences. Is it used to refer to the top publications in terms of metrics like the impact factor? Or is it used to refer ...