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How to avoid self-plagiarism when adapting dissertation into a paper?

I have recently completed a dissertation and have been encouraged to publish the work. My dilemma is that I find it quite difficult (and painfully tedious) to rewrite the same thing couched in new ...
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Using a figure from a journal article on a personal website

I'm writing an article on a personal website and in some of the reference material that I'm already citing, there are a few good figures that I'd like to include in the article. This is probably a ...
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arXiv Papers vs. Peer Reviewed Papers; How Does Admission Committee Evaluate?

I'm going to apply for PhD at a top university in US. I have two peer reviewed papers already published and 2 unpublished papers. The last two are ready, but I do not have time to submit them to be ...
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Should I recommend rejection for a paper I referee if the authors don't make changes that they could have made?

Earlier this year, I received a paper to referee for the top journal in my field of research. I know both of the authors. The first recently completed a Ph.D. working with a friend of mine. My ...
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Will this be a case of self plagiarism or will it annoy the referee?

About 2 months ago, I uploaded a fairly long paper (P1) to arXiv and it is currently under review. Now, I am writing a second paper (P2) on a somewhat different topic. But quite unexpectedly, it ...
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Information in my Thesis incorrectly represented in another publication

Recently I came across a publication that referenced my PhD Thesis in a literature survey. The citing is correct, however, the information that they sited is incredibly erroneous. In a table, they ...
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PhD Student : Publish Paper with Wife?

I am a PhD student, working on Applied Math while my wife is a software engineer. I plan on going to academia after PhD and will start to job hunt soon. A few weeks ago, I thought of an idea that ...
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Are reviewers impressed by a quick response to a request to revise and resubmit?

My colleagues believe that if you submit your manuscript revisions quickly, reviewers will be impressed by your confidence about the issues raised. However, I think that a quick response is not ...
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May I reuse my own figure without coauthor's permission?

I'm writing an editorial and would like to use a figure that I published with a coauthor a few years ago. The copyright agreement (see #4) with the publisher allows the authors of the paper to reuse ...
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Which one is your priority? Writing thesis or writing academic paper [closed]

Which one do you recommend and why? 1: Finish writing PhD dissertation and extract papers from your thesis. 2. Start writing papers and complete your thesis based on your papers?
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Do you believe that all the papers which are published do really deserve to be published? [closed]

Have you ever felt that the paper you are reading from a reputable journal did not deserve to be published?
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I wrote a major report and our client put it online. How does this look in the CV of an undergrad?

I am currently an undergraduate entering my final year, looking into aerospace programs for a PhD. I have been engaged in research all four years and I have made many conference presentations, but ...
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Is it OK to submit a paper without asking your former supervisor?

It has been nearly four months since I finished my Master's degree and I do not yet have any publications. Around this time last year, I and my two thesis advisors submitted a paper to a conference ...
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Which one are you more proud of? Impact factor of your paper or the number of its citation [closed]

Which one are you more proud of? Impact factor of your paper or the number of its citation
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Can I ask a journal editor about an invited review paper?

I would like to know whether I can place an inquiry to a journal editor about writing an invited review paper. In particular, I would like to write a review paper on a particular topic which is ...
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Publishing outside of my PhD Research

I am currently undertaking my PhD in a very niche sub field of Artificial Intelligence. However, I have, what I consider, a strong background in programming and often contribute to many open source ...
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Why do editors sometimes reject manuscripts for being out of scope even though they cite references from the same journal?

I wonder why editors sometimes do reject submitted manuscripts for being out of the journal's scopes while the authors have utilized published papers from the same journals. Is it just a polite way ...
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Should I start writing a paper early or after all research is finished?

I am working on research that will lead to a paper. The research isn't finished but I've finished enough that I have a good idea of what the basic idea of what the paper will say and look like. Is it ...
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Plagiarism of a co-author?

I am PhD student. My PhD advisor wrote a research paper literally copy pasting several paragraphs from a already published paper, which was written by me as main author and he is just second author. ...
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To what extent do the religious beliefs of an author affect a paper's chance of being accepted?

Implicit gender bias is present in academia (at least in the sciences). I've heard that some journals hardly accept any manuscripts written by Muslims. To what extent do the religious beliefs of an ...
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How important is it for the corresponding author to be known in the field he/she is going to publish?

How important is it for the corresponding author to be known in the field he/she is going to publish? Is the academic position of the corresponding author influential? How about the co-authors?
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Is it a bad sign, if reviews are completed very early? [duplicate]

My manuscript was sent to the reviewers of an Elsevier journal around 10 days ago. Today, I logged into EES and saw that the status has changed to Required Reviews Completed. I couldn’t believe it. My ...
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On Elsevier, does “required reviews completed” mean good news or bad?

I submitted by math paper to an Elsevier journal around 6 months ago. Today I logged into EES and saw that the status changed to "Required Reviews Completed" about 10 days ago. Is this good news or ...
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What are reasonable alternatives to changing your name for academic publishing when you have a common surname?

I've recently embarked on my PhD studies (cancer, structural biology) and have yet to publish. Currently, there are some 200 papers in my name and several thousand under my surname. Because of this, I ...
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Legality of Universities Posting Sections of Books Online

I'd like to start by apologizing if this is not the right SE to ask on, and appreciate any pointers in the right direction. Something I have noticed in my courses over the years is that in addition ...
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14 months waiting for first review time to go elsewhere?

I submitted a paper to a journal , it was accepted to go to peer review and it has stuck there despite chasing up at 3 months 6 months 9 ,10, 11, 12, 13, 14 month intervals. time to give and go to ...
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Do I need to check references of the paper with cross checking softwares?

I've finished writing a paper with 2 co-authors. As everyone participated in the writing, I thought there might be some ( maybe unexpected) plagiarism in the paper. So I checked the paper with Cross ...
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How to write and publish a literature review [closed]

In Computer Science, you find yourself overwhelmed by the huge number of literature available over a certain subject. I searched online on how to proceed and write a literature review (in a way that ...
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Should I choose the same editor for two papers?

If I submit two papers in the same area at the same time to the same journal, and the journal allows me to choose from a list of editors, should I choose the same editor or different editors? What are ...
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Including my institution in a research paper

Consider this scenario: I am a student. I ask my professor about possible research grants. He suggests applying for a research grant with 3D printing. He helps me brainstorm and incubate in idea. I ...
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Where to submit an article exposing widespread fraud in academia? [closed]

Where would be the best place to submit an article for publication arguing that the conventional mathematics curriculum including calculus and the courses leading up to it (i.e. most of ...
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Publishing PhD Student's Provisional Report

Our PhD students have to complete an interim provisional report during their first year. This report usually comprises a good literature review, a statement of the problem the student will address in ...
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Found an error in my published conference paper

I submitted a paper to a conference, and got it accepted. While I was preparing for the camera-ready version of it, I made a mistake and an error slipped in. After the firm deadline, I asked if a ...
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Reuse published images

I recently wrote an invited book chapter containing figures from different of my own papers that were previously published at ACM conferences. Can I reuse them (with citations to the original papers) ...
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Consult on the submiting format of PNAS

I am now learning about the submitting process of PNAS. The instruction says that the authors are encouraged to submit the article in a single PDF file. However, I am wondering how could I create this ...
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What to do if a discussion letter/paper is rejected because it's not an original research article?

A while ago, we read a paper published in a quite credible journal (impact factor around 3), which we believed had a few very basic but significant mistakes in the methods and final results. The ...
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How can I find journals in my field that do not charge author fees? [closed]

I am in search of an algorithms journal that does not ask for publication fee. It doesn't matter to me whether it is an open-access journal or not. I have been searching for journals with no ...
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What is a good scheme to determine percentage contributions to a paper

Sometimes researchers are asked to define percentage contributions to a paper with more than one author. E.g., usually the supervisor in charge of the project will determine in which percentage each ...
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Is Google Scholar reliable for reporting citations?

When quoting the number of citations for each paper you have published, different sources can be used, Google Scholar, ResearcherID, Scopus. Google Scholar covers a larger range of literature. Is it ...
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Why are most papers not dated?

Many of the research papers that I have read are not dated in terms of publication date. By dating I mean including at least the publication year. The papers I refer to are mostly free PDFs from the ...
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Can the university you work for or study at protect your identity by listing you under a pseudonym?

Some people have reasons to want their identity protected from a Google search, such as a dangerous stalker ex-spouse. When you become a grad student, assistant professor, etc. at a university, and ...
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Can you publish scholarly articles with fake name [duplicate]

pen name, pseudo name, whatever... Just not the real name? The purpose is not to defraud. But for example if the author ran away from their spouse, family, ex or whoever and do not want them to do ...
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Published and unpublished dissertation; DOI assignment

I have recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation and submitted it to my graduate school's e-repository of scholarly works as well as to the ProQuest database. I have not heard yet from ProQuest about ...
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I was published in a journal on Beall's list - how bad is my mistake?

Please pardon my somewhat peculiar case, I hope this is still a question useful to others. After school I became an undergrad but paused studying after a few semesters of university to work full ...
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Is it okay to keep on updating a published paper online?

Suppose someone publishes a survey paper in some journal on a topic where a lot of work is still going on. A lot of new interesting works are expected to be published every year on this topic. Is it a ...
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How to determine if a topic warrants a research paper?

I'm a professional game developer looking to write a few research papers on various topics. They mostly involve graphics techniques so I was planning on starting with the Journal of Computer Graphics ...
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To resubmit a rejected paper or to choose another journal? How to decide?

Last week I received the decision on my paper which I had submitted to a high rank physics journal. Their response was: These comments suggest that the present version of the manuscript is not ...
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Is Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List 2013 a good metric to ascertain journal quality?

I found some discussion on how one should avoid journals on Beall's list. Related: How do you judge the quality of a journal? I wish to know about other such lists to ascertain good journals. ...
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Is Academia.edu useful?

I received a mail today from Academia.edu (a site I wasn't previously aware of), asking me to confirm that I co-authored a paper with a colleague. Having looked into it a little it sounds like it ...
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What is the best advise for someone who is going for a conference for first time? [closed]

What is the best advise for someone who is going for a conference for first time.