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How to Access an American PhD Thesis?

I need to download the following PhD Thesis: "LH Jensen - Large deviations of the asymmetric simple exclusion process in one dimension" However this website forces me to pay for it. I think it is ...
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Should I revise and resubmit?

I have just received a decision letter for my submitted manuscript to an Elsevier journal. It was a revise and resubmit (R&R). Two reviewers comments were included in the decision letter. One of ...
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Citing a Work that Cites a Personal Communication

I'm interested in knowing if/how to properly cite a personal communication within a reference and if credit should be given to the primary source (the personal communication), the secondary source ...
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How can I anonymously store supplemental research data that I submit with papers?

I'm writing a contribution for a double-blind submission system. Since I would like to supply more data than I could show on a small number of pages, I'm looking for a way to reference supplemental ...
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Is there any resources to find modern (or effective) assignment types, knowledge control techniques?

I'm participating in creating blended (online/offline) courses. Faced a problem of inventing well-designed assignments/assesments. There are already quizzes, essays valuated by teacher, webinars/live ...
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How does one figure out which journals to submit a paper to?

I ask because I am finishing a paper and need to decide on which journals I'm going to submit it to, and I have never done a paper before. I know very little about this, but my general sense is that ...
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Asking the Editor-in-Chief about the reason of the review delay [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript to one of the top-tier journal of my field at six month ago. The recent status of the paper is "under review" which status is there for last four months. My question ...
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What does it mean when an editor needs additional reviews despite a status of “reviews completed”?

I have submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. After two weeks of required reviews completed status I have sent and E-mail to the editor. He replied: Your paper is still under review. We need 1 or 2 ...
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Is it proper to ask an editor for clarification

In a recent review of a paper, the reviewer suggests several solutions to a flaw, one of which was collecting more data. The other solution was to shorten the paper substantially. The editor said that ...
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Where can I publish failed research directions?

Suppose I work on a difficult open problem, try several directions that haven't been tried before, work for several weeks on these directions, but finally reach a dead end. Is there a way I can ...
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How to write an aside in a journal article?

So the question is simple: What is the common way of saying something in parentheses in a journal paper like engineering or mathematics. Assume you are talking about a mathematical approach, but in ...
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Is it reasonable to submit a paper to a journal that I have uploaded to the Arxiv 4 years ago?

I have a paper submitted to the Arxiv 4 years ago (with another co-author). At that time, the only reason that we put the article online was that someone asked us to do that in order to cite it. ...
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Why do people hang up papers on their doors?

This has been puzzling me for a long time, I have seen professors and other academic people hang up their research papers on their doors. What is the purpose of this? My first guess was they were ...
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How to use lemmas and proofs from another paper?

Suppose that paper A has a lemma called Lemma A, along with its proof. I want to use this lemma in another paper B. However, in the scope of my paper, I have to change it slightly, but without ...
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Why is it said that judging a paper by citation count is a bad idea?

I hear a lot from the experts that citation count is a bad idea as a measure of judging a paper. This seems simply counter-intuitive to me. I would like to know if any study has been done in this ...
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How to quickly understand the main idea when reading a paper?

I have problems in reading papers, specifically papers where the subject is not so new to me and I am familiar with the problem which the writer wants to solve. How to find the those parts which talk ...
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A new model for publications where papers evolve over time?

In the old days, software was shipped, then used, and eventually replaced or uninstalled. Academic publications are roughly the same: they get published, read and cited, and (for the most part) ...
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Is there a required number of publications for obtaining a PhD in your country? [closed]

Is there a specific number? Does the type of publications matter: National conference proceeding, International conference proceeding, peer-reviewed journal paper, paper in journal with certain ...
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How much contribution justifies being a co-author of paper [duplicate]

I am part of a Computer Graphics lab where I got to help a small team already working on a paper, by assimilating/cleaning up some data sets which they required. I was also part of some discussions ...
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What to do with an expository note

Mostly for fun, I've been working on an exposition about some ideas in my area of math (algebraic geometry). As far as I know there isn't any elementary introduction to this particular topic already ...
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Can a paper be rejected because another paper (by someone else) based on its arXiv preprint extends the result?

Suppose that I put a paper to Arxiv and submit to a journal at the same time. Someone extends my result and clearly cites my paper. This is totally fine. They submit it to a journal. For whatever ...
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Prevent plagiarism after rejection of a paper?

After reading the question What to do if a referee plagiarises the result after rejecting a paper?, I wonder what can be done to prevent this. I also recently got a conference paper rejected with a ...
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As a novice scientific writer, how can I publish a scientific review?

I like to write and investigate in science; but it is not enough; Precisely I want to write a scientific review, as a beginner I don’t know how to publish it; I don’t have a support, is it possible ...
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Is it always necessary to include a research question in the introduction of a paper?

A question purely out of interest (and a bit of importance, since I'm enrolling in a research master program next month): I wondered whether it is always necessary to include a research question in ...
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Does it look bad to cite a single review paper repeatedly for many different things?

I am limited to a set number of pages for a research paper I am writing. One trick that I thought of was to find large 'review' papers that talk about a lot of things. For instance: Bubble sort [1] ...
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Have researchers any incentive to publish negative or confirmatory results?

Negative results are sometimes seen as failures, and confirmatory results as lack of creativity, even though both kinds can be useful. Have researchers any incentive to publish negative or ...
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Recommending venues and organizations in a paper

Some co-authors and I are currently writing a position paper that aims to introduce Community A to a set of problems in Community B, in which collaboration between Communities A and B is likely to be ...
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Can I reuse my published images

I have written respectively co-written papers where we have added images to illustrate our contribution. The images are far from technical and show prototypes in the field of HCI. It is not uncommon ...
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Would successive rejections of different papers by the same journal lower the probability of acceptance of the next submission to the same journal?

I have tried to submit some of my papers on unrelated topics to a journal and gotten rejected, either desk rejection or rejection after peer review, by the journal. Recently I worked out a new paper ...
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Is it necessary for a journal submission to include the names of the authors' departments?

I would like to know if it is an unwritten rule to include the names of the departments of the authors' of a journal submission?
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What makes a publication (or a publishing forum) academically acceptable for inclusion in a literature review?

I'm in the process of conducting a systematic literature review and an integral part of this is the definition of inclusion and exclusion criteria for filtering the search-result-publications. A ...
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Are there cases where an accepted paper is retracted for lack of originality?

Following the answers to this question that it is quite common to inadvertently reinvent the wheel in theoretical/computational research, have there been cases where the decision to accept a paper to ...
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Do people actually buy research articles?

Research articles are often priced at 20-40 USD. I know that typically a researcher's institution subscribes to myriads of journals, and that some research articles are accessible online for free ...
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How to request an extension for submission to a conference?

I am writing a few research papers for an upcoming conference and things have been going decently. But I could really use more time to analyze my papers. I am new to writing and this entire ...
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Will I be paid a percentage of the fee that readers pay to download my article? [duplicate]

I am a fresh PhD student and I have a question regarding the scientific publication process. Let's say that I have submitted a paper to a certain journal in Springer, Elsevier etc... and it has been ...
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Is there a way to improve the readability of equations in research papers?

I read a lot of computer science papers, and have to understand a lot of equations. Most of the time the concept is so easy, that someone could explain it to me in 5 minutes. I one the other hand need ...
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How long between the acceptance and proof correction of Elsevier?

My paper has beed accepted by International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEUE) of Elsevier. I want to know how long will I receive the notice of online proof correction in usual? ...
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Mentioning that my paper extends my project X: compatible with double-blind review?

I am going to submit a paper to a conference that uses double-blind review. The paper extends my project X, which was published somewhere else last year. In order not to break the anonymity, in the ...
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How to get list of journals in a discipline within a specified range of impact factors?

I am looking for journals about A with impact factor between X and Y. Is there any way to find that on IEEE web site?
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Is it acceptable to ask someone for help revising your paper?

I am an undergraduate and I was wondering if it was appropriate to ask someone (who isn't an author) to help revise the draft of a conference paper that I am writing. I am new to writing and this ...
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Am I wrong in asking status to Editor. How fair is review process?

Am I wrong in answering Editor about status? I am having very frustrated at the turn of events and review process. I had sent a paper to an International Journal. The paper was based on my work and ...
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Can I include an Author URL as part of the Paper Document's Author block, for an IEEE Conference Paper?

I have an OrcId. When I publish papers, for example to IEEE conferences, I'd like to include my OrcId URL, in addition to my email (in case my email changes and for collecting search results). Is is ...
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How to gauge the prestige of an individual researcher when selecting a PhD advisor

Is there a process one could follow when assessing the prestige of a specific supervisor when evaluating PhD programs? I ask because in the academic world, the professor almost trumps the school. I am ...
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Will it cause problems if I publish under a different version of my name than I use in my future medical practice?

I'm a medical student who is also interested in research and scientific publishing. Although my legal name is Asian, I go by an English name with peers and supervisors (which is not on my ...
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As a postdoc, how to make sure I get credit for helping undergrad and grad students?

I am a postdoc, and I understand that my work involves assisting undergrads and grad students with their projects. But sometimes things go beyond mere helping into more like supervising and explaining ...
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Can an improvement to an existing implementation be publishable?

My master thesis is an improvement of a code. I gave this code about one year and half ago from the author of the one paper. After working on his code, I improve the result. but my implementation is ...
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What are the main factors that mean Humanities PhDs get published as books?

In both this comment and this answer it is conveyed that in the humanities, PhD thesis are viewed as a first draft of a book and are often published. There are probably a number of factors that have ...
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Do graduate schools care about published solutions of contest problems in Mathematical magazines? [duplicate]

The math club at my university spends its time solving problems from mathematical magazines (e.g. Mathematics Magazine). Let's assume I, as an undergraduate student, submit a solution to a challenge ...
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How does an early career researcher gain a high citation count? [closed]

In my field of research (wireless networks ) I know of one researcher who is just 33 years old and has more than 1300 citations on Google-Scholar. How is this possible when he is so young? What are ...
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Why do we not reinvent the journal system? [duplicate]

I am very surprised that I could not find any similar question here. It seems to me that researchers from all universities are willing to write papers about their research for free and hand them into ...