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

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Quotations and references in introductions to novels

I am writing an introduction of about three to five thousand words for a translation of a novel. In this introduction, my goal is to explain some of the context of the novel and briefly introduce the ...
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Selection of a suitable journal [on hold]

I have two of my PhD research papers got published in a prestigious physics journal. My research is based on quantum mechanical theories. I have drafted my third paper, and am wondering where to ...
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When do most students publish in a European PhD?

in US PhDs, it's typical to start publishing (first author or not) in their latter-half years. How does that work in the EU? Since EU PhDs are shorter than US programs, is it common for EU phd ...
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How do editors assess urgency of submissions?

How do editors assess urgency of submissions? Speaking about the same journal. Urgency's context is 'your paper is not of sufficient urgency for our journal'. Do they have specific (confidential) ...
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Writing a paper on a smartphone implementation of previous work [on hold]

Three months ago, I submitted a paper in an IEEE conference. The paper described a method to detect 'X' in images and a method to recover detected 'X' areas. Now we want to show the performance and ...
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Are there any metrics considering how heavily cited a paper is within another paper?

There are of course, a plethora of citation metrics. Are there any that consider how heavily cited a paper is within the papers that cite it? Let's consider paper X. One paper may casually cite ...
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Steps to take from a paper to a patent?

My question relates to the following thread I posted some weeks ago: How to publish a paper that does not seem to be within the scope of any journal? I have written the paper mentioned in that ...
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How is publishing under a random pseudonym authorized?

Who decides if someone can author/co-author an academic article under a pseudonym, when you want to do so to hide your identity on Google but still want credit for it for your academic advancement? ...
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How to find the money for an Open Access publication fee, if you're a postdoc and you don't have any funds?

Last year I finished my PhD in Europe and now I'm a postdoc in North America. I work on computer science. An year ago I wrote a paper with my former Europen supervisor and a former colleague, and ...
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Is the author obliged to answer all emailed questions regarding his or her paper after it had been published?

Is the author obliged to answer all emailed questions regarding the details of his or her paper after it had been published?
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How to know whether my submission to a mathematics journal is significant enough?

I have received the following referee comment: This paper is well-written and the results appear to be correct. But I don't think the research is significant enough to warrant publication in ...
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Dataset of retraction fines per publisher

I read in the Nature comment Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors authored by David B. Allison, Andrew W. Brown, Brandon J. George& Kathryn A. Kaiser and published today Science relies ...
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To publish or not to publish [duplicate]

There are two parts to this question. As a student interested in pursuing a doctoral degree; how important is it to publish an article or "something" before one applies? Will it help your chances? I ...
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Does a preprint include revisions made in response to peer review?

This is related to but not answered in this question about the difference between various stages of a manuscript in the publication process. After an author has submitted a manuscript to a journal ...
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What is the difference between digest and extended abstract?

Conference asks for digest not exceeding 5 double-spaced pages to be submitted. Up until now I had to submit only one page of extended abstract. What to put in digest? 5 pages are quite a lot of ...
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How deal with an innovation from outside academia

I am self-educated software developer, and I believe I stumbled across something that is both novel and useful. I'm not talking anything large or groundbreaking, but still novel and potentially useful ...
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Revising timely submitted paper after hard deadline

I have submitted a paper to the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2016. The submission and revision deadline has passed yesterday, but the system is still accepting new ...
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Finding papers that acknowledge a specific author

Is there any way to find all papers that acknowledge a specific author? (i.e., the author is mentioned in the acknowledgement section)
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How to condense a full journal paper to a two-page conference abstract?

I am in the field of biomedical engineering and have some results for a full paper, trying to submit as a two-page abstract. I figured I could reuse the text I prepared from the full paper, but not ...
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Research paper with experimental results from a small amount of data

I have written a research paper in image processing that I will be submitting to an IEEE conference. I have proposed a new method to detect 'X' in images. However, due to hardware failure I could ...
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How to publish? [closed]

Thank you for the invaluable advice and suggestions in regard my question here, i.e. how to rectify no publication after PhD graduation? I wanted to select an answer but unsure how to do it. As all ...
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Citing a paper with multiple versions

In my area (computer science) it's common for a paper to be posted on arxiv, then appear in a conference a few months later, and finally appear in a journal several years later. This raises the ...
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what is the fate of an accepted paper in springer conference but not being presented?

If I have sent a paper to a conference whose proceedings are published in springer and that paper got accepted there. But if i am not able to attend the conference. Then what would be its fate. Does ...
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Submit manuscript to tier A conference or wait and submit to A* conference?

Suppose you have a manuscript and you have just missed the deadline for an A* conference. Should I submit to the next tier A conference or wait until for the A* conference to come around again? I am ...
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Section for “main results” and use of “conclusion” in a math article

I am planning to submit an article to a mathematically-oriented journal (namely: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis). I have quite a lot of results so I wrote a section "Main Results". ...
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How to cancel an article submission [closed]

I submitted an article to a journal that is now under consideration after revisions. Some potential authors I didn't mention in this article censure the submission. To stay on good terms with them I ...
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How to rectify no publication after PhD graduation?

My situation is very strange. I have completed a sociology PhD from a well-regarded university. As I was a part-time candidate and holding a full-time job in the private sector, I guess my supervisor ...
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What are the proper venues to talk about the ethics of software engineering? [closed]

I am sure we all know about codes of ethics such as the "Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice", and "ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct". But as technology changes, ...
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Will publisher waive fee if currently unaffiliated?

I am in between jobs and want to send a quick note to a journal. However, I do not have any lab to pay the ridiculous publishing fees, is there any way I can ask the journal to waive the publishing ...
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A university does not allow its employees to use its affiliation on papers done in spare time; how normal is that?

Together with a colleague from a different university, I wrote a paper that has passed peer review in a respectable journal and is currently in press. The topic of the paper is very far removed from ...
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Advisor likes MS Word, I like LaTeX

I have an issue with my Supervisor: he likes to write papers on MS Word and I like to write in LaTeX. We have had issues with editing and formating since it is dificult to do it while working on ...
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Can I upload a modified version of a code from a journal paper to Github?

I am new to Github and I want to upload some scripts that I developed during my research. One of the scripts requires the use of a small external program (not mine) whose source code is included as ...
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Whether to exclude standard deviation in plot of outcomes of a series of experiments?

I have performed 21 different experiments, which I have repeated 3 times in total (63 samples gathered). I plan to compare data using a bar plot. For bar plotting, I initially decided that I will ...
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Should I post the data my project was tested on in the paper?

I created an algorithm for predictive analysis based on text. I'm making a paper out of it. I have the textual data my algorithm was tested on and compared with other algorithms tested with the same ...
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How much is practically maximum number of publications in each academic level? [closed]

I know that the number of publications is just a number, but it can be used as measure for progress in academic career. What is the highest number of publications you have seen for a postdoc fellow ...
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Can I submit a paper to an IEEE/ACM journal even if a similar paper is already published by someone else recently?

I'm an undergrad computer science student who has been working on a paper for the past few months, and quite recently I saw a similar paper already published by someone on IEEE. Can I still publish ...
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Is it possible for a research article to be informative and ground breaking without referencing any other work? [duplicate]

This is a hypothetical question, but I am assuming that if there is a research field out there that has not been discovered, it will, in theory, be possible for an article to be written without ...
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Probability of acceptance when editor requests “major revisions” but one reviewer recommended “full rejection”

I recently received reviews on a paper that I submitted to an Elsevier journal, with 2 reviewers. One had some minor comments and recommended minor revisions, while the second reviewer recommended ...
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Is it ok to put old papers on the arXiv?

In my field (I am a condensed-matter theoretical physicist) it is such a normal thing to put papers on the arXiv, that people sometimes look at other people's arXiv list of papers instead of their ...
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I found a published paper that looks dodgy. What to do?

I looked into an article published rather widely in the media, but on a fairly marginal topic (perceptions of grammar use), so noone will die or ever bother to replicate or correct it. The contents ...
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Prefix Dr. or Mr./Ms. if I have an MD but not a Ph.D. in medicine?

I am sending in an article to a ScholarOne journal: should I mark my prefix Dr. or Mr./Ms. if I have an M.D. but not a Ph.D.?
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What is the right place to ask specific questions about a specific paper? [closed]

Recently, I read a lot of papers. And most of the time I have questions about the papers (e.g. 1, 2). I guess this kind of question is fine to ask on the appropriate SE site, but I also sometimes have ...
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Merging ArXiv paper and conference paper on Google Scholar

In my Google Scholar profile, I have a paper which I uploaded to ArXiv a while ago, which has a few citations. Since then, that same paper has been accepted for a peer-reviewed conference. It was only ...
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Arxiv puts submissions on hold for months, ignores email [closed]

What is the new fashion of arxiv.org to silently put a submission on hold for many months? When I wrote to moderation email, the question was ignored.
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Going to Industry and Keeping Publishing

I'm currently a postdoc in theoretical computer science. My position will last for about 9 months. I have a good track of publications and enjoy a lot working at academia, in particular I enjoy to ...
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How to acknowledge copyright for figure reproduced from arXiv preprint?

I am coauthor of a review article, in which we reuse a figure from another article that is, so far, available only on the arXiv. In such a case, one would usually obtain the copyright from the ...
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How to find the list of relevant IEEE journals to publish a paper in?

If one has research findings in a topic X, and wishes to publish it in one of the many IEEE journals, which is the best way to list the journals that includes X within its scope? Note that the ...
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What to list as affiliation when work spans multiple institutions?

I began working on a paper during my undergraduate degree in the summer of 2014. I continued to work on the same paper into summer 2015, at which time I graduated and moved to a different university ...
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Is using academic writing services for a thesis considered plagiarism? Can they write in an original fashion?

There are many academic writing services (editing, proof reading and writing from scratch). These services range from writing basic essays to research papers and dissertations. I will use editing and ...
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How to publish an [La]TeXified version of an old typewritten book in mathematics?

I am considering to [La]TeXify an old typewritten book in mathematics. The book contains a lot of mathematical formulae and figures, but it was typed just before the [La]TeX age: its content is very ...