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

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Does using complex mathematical notation detract the reader from a paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on analysing miRNA targeting in animals. It's principally a statistical analysis involving many graphs. However, to explain the creation of one of the graphs, I've ...
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Is it OK for an MSc Student to Review a Scientific Paper?

I am an MSc Student of Computer Science at a department that is considered to be in the top ten CS departments in the world (QS Rankings here). I am telling this, just to let you know, that I have ...
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How to explain to my boss where not to publish?

I have some continuing misunderstandings with my advisor. For some time I am actually my research as a one man show, but due to my faults and a lot of work I still did not finished my PhD, and I am ...
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Can I use someone else's research commercially?

I found a published research paper from the research arm of a company. I would like to use what is presented in the research paper commercially. The materials presented in the research paper do not ...
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Does PNAS allow authors to request referees who have not co-authored with them but work at the same university?

I'm looking to request an academic who works in an entirely different department and is an expert in the field, but he is the same university and we have yet to co-author a paper together. Do you know ...
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Independent publishing of paper resulting from a project

[To clarify I am in an European university, have never published anything] As part of my Masters curriculum in Electrical Engineering I had to do a research project during the semester along with the ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to an important journal without the supervisor name or to a less important journal with the supervisor name?

I am PhD student in computer engineering and visiting a foreign university. My project is near to the end and, since my colleague and I got excellent results, we are writing a scientific paper about ...
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How should we cite a MOOC?

How should one cite materials taken from a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC)? This may be a specific case of the more general, "How should one cite a university course?" For a concrete example, ...
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arXiv or MathSciNet statistics by MSC classes and time

I suppose I'm not the first person who came across this idea. I would like to compare math branches by means of numbers of articles published. I have access to two large math article indices: AMS' ...
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How much can you trust a reference of a paper that is not available

It recently occurred to me that probably more often than it should happen, while reading someones paper, they see a reference to a different paper, and just use the reference without looking. In my ...
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Making figure legends for papers in the biological sciences

I'm in the process of writing figure legends but realized I don't actually know what to include or what to exclude. I wrote them based on intuition and tried to copy what I've already seen but I was ...
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What should you do if you spotted a non-trivial error in a highly cited paper?

I have seen question on here regarding a citation error in a paper here: Finding a mistake in a published paper, but the nature of this problem is very different. Basically, I came across an error ...
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Adding middle initial to my author name in preceding articles

So I'm not sure what to do. I've been listed as a co-author on my first publication in X journal, with a decent impact factor. Now I just realized that my middle initial wasn't included on the first ...
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Research publications per capita?

I came across yet another infogram, originating from this Nature article, showing the top-40 countries in terms of scientific publications produced for 2011. The data are based on publications from ...
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How do I know whether my work is publishable? [duplicate]

I'm currently pursuing my Masters degree and my research is focused on "Designing a Distributed Social Network Architecture (DOSN Architecture)". I have never published any work before. I did a ...
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Can I write publications if I don't have co-authors?

I'm currently studying a BSc so I'm not fully involved in academia yet. I'd still like to write some publications and have them peer-reviewed about specific subjects. According to Does one need to be ...
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Are there “uninteresting” publications in high profile journals?

I always want to read a high profile publication papers. It is true that they are in general hard to understand but they have very important results (in general). It happens to me sometimes. ...
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Advantages or disadvantages of using public repositories for paper writing?

What are pros and cons of using public version control system such as github for writing my papers and reports ? Is it good to store copies of papers/reports being submitted to conference/journals on ...
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How to publish two sequential research papers non-chronologically?

I am in an engineering field in which conferences are roughly grouped in two types: theoretical conferences with fundamental concepts and related stuff (for instance, algorithms), and ...
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Mapping connections between topics covered in academic papers - does such a tool exist?

I'm interested in learning about how to go about writing a paper, and obviously, an integral part of this process will be to read papers written by others, and study those. I'm curious about the idea ...
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How long should I wait for the response of the referee?

i wrote a message to the Editor to inquire about my revision sent about 4 months ago. He informed me yesterday(March 20th, 2014) that my manuscript has already completed 1 review. However, we are ...
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Pros and cons of (co-)authoring a reference book in early career?

I am early in a tenure-track position. I undertook with a publisher to write a reference book a while back and with a light load to start with in my new position, I recently agreed to set a deadline ...
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Difference between conference paper and journal paper

Many times I heard about papers published in conference. But still I am not able to find the major difference between papers published in a conference and those published in a journal. What is the ...
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Good quality bibtex sources for Economics

I work in mathematics, so I normally have available the excellent AMS/Mathscinet and Zentralblatt databases which produce high-quality bibtex entries for my citing needs. However, I am now writing a ...
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Should paper/thesis be written in plural or singular 1st person? [duplicate]

All papers I have seen so far we formulated in plural first person, like "we have discovered..." or "based on the fact, we conclude..." and not singular, like "I have discovered..." even for works ...
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Invited paper: who has to be the first author?

My supervisor received an invitation to submit a paper to a special issue of a prestigious journal. Naturally, I have done most of the writing (80%) and all the results in the manuscript are my work. ...
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Should I resubmit my paper to get the attention of a slow reviewer?

I have submitted a paper to Proc. Am. Math. Soc. My advisor said to submit to this journal. It's been over 3.5 months with no response. I have made several edits to my paper, but none that ...
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how to indicate citations from the same, long document at different pages

I am proofreading a grant from another researcher. This is going to be submitted to the NIH which follows AMA guidelines. A particular, long report is providing her several of the researcher's ...
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How to extend and convert a conference paper into a journal submission?

I have been asked to develop a extended version of an accepted conference paper. This extended version will be submitted to a journal for review. Please tell how to develop the same. Is there any ...
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How can an undergrad from a country with little 'international' research improve his chances of being accepted into a top PhD program?

I am in my senior year of studying electrical engineering in an african university. I intend to apply to grad schools(Ph.D) a year after graduation, possibly to the top EE programs in the US (MIT, ...
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Why would a journal accept my previous paper for publication, but reject latest manuscript due to being “outside of the journal's scope?”

I submitted a manuscript last year to an IEEE journal, and the paper was accepted for publication. I recently submitted a new manuscript to the same journal, but, this time, the paper was rejected, ...
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Why do papers sometimes appear black in Google Scholar?

I would like to download this paper: O. Faure. Numerical pathwise approximation of stochastic differential equations. Applied stochastic models and data analysis, 1992. ... but when I use ...
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What is a “running title”?

I'm about to submit a paper and the format requires a running title in addition to the actual title. What is it for, and is it supposed to be longer or shorter than the actual title? Should I ...
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Open-source the project code before or after publication?

I recently completed a part of my project and communicated a paper to a conference. Let's call the paper's title as "project x: for this and that". Now, I wish to open-source project x to facilitate ...
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Lengths of review process of mathematical journals

Do you have any file containing the information of peer-review process lengths of mathematical journals?If yes, It will be very helpful for me. Thanks for your helps.
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My supervisor plagiarised my bachelor thesis: what can I do about it?

In July 2012 I submitted a bachelor's thesis on a machine learning topic. I designed an algorithm that I developed in Java. Now I have found a publication (September 2012) by my supervisor with all ...
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Should a Ph.D. be done with a low h-indexed professor

I live in a 3rd world country and at one of top universities in my country a professor offered me a PhD position. I will pursue a part time PhD while working full time. I have to decide on whether or ...
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How can I withdraw a publication from a fake journal and resubmit to a legitimate journal?

I have published a paper in a fake journal. I want to withdraw the paper from that journal. Can I can submit the same paper on a legitimate journal, after withdrawal?
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Applying for jobs without significant publications: is it worth the pain and what to highlight?

I'm in a conundrum. Due to a change in areas half way through my PhD, I find myself at the end of my training with no significant publications. I have one in press, and several in prep so in the next ...
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What is citation index?

What is citation index? How are such indices calculated? How can any journal become part of an index? These are my questions about various indexes that are used at academic environments.
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How to write a technical paper of a not so significant idea?

I am a PhD researcher in my first year. For the first 3 months all my supervisor made me do was read related papers on IEEE, so a LOT of literature review. Recently in trying to recreate the result ...
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“Due to many requests, the submission deadline has been extended” is this real?

following different CS conferences I see the following phrase very often: Due to many requests, the submission deadline has been extended. Or something similar to this. I won't overestimate if ...
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Which are the best journals for letters in mathematics (bordering with mathematical physics)?

Although in mathematics the letters, i.e., really short articles, just a few pages long, are perhaps less common than in the other fields (see e.g. the comments by Pete L. Clark under his answer to ...
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Should I publish a given unit of work in more smaller papers or fewer larger papers?

Having just spoke with my advisor, and speaking on occasion with other professors, I have come to the impression that one should not "subpublish." Let me say what I mean. I'm a 3rd year graduate ...
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Is ps preferred over pdf format in some cases?

Some people use ps over pdf format for their paper. Are there some advantages of ps format over pdf format? Thanks!
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Application to create 3D figures for papers [duplicate]

I would like to know of a good and easy-to-use application to create simple but visually appealing vector figures such as spheres, planes, lines. It should permit transparencies for example, and 3D ...
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ResearchGate: an asset or a waste of time?

There are now may different ways of increasing your research visibility: Google Scholar, laboratory/faculty/industry or even personal websites, LinkedIn, to name a few. In your opinion, how does ...
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Is there an inflation in the number of authors per paper?

In most (or at least many) fields of academia, peer-reviewed publications are essential. For a compilation thesis, no papers means no PhD. For tenure, you need papers. To get grants, you need ...
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Should I include journalistic articles in my CV?

I have written a couple of articles for two different daily newspapers. In them, I have discussed the issues of my academic field. Should I include these articles in my CV? If so, under what title? ...