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

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Company research request [on hold]

i have written a research request in a certain company and i need help on how i can make a follow up to see if i got the permission to do my research. I have already tried calling but the phone went ...
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How to write a “Related Work” section in Computer Science?

I'm a new PhD student, wrapping up my first year of coursework. To date, I haven't published any papers, and my body of work is essentially null. For this semester's class project in one of my ...
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Scientific authorship: including a former lab member who collected (unused) pilot data?

I am working on a manuscript of a project that I am first author on, and am wondering whether it is proper to include person X. X has been gone from the lab for 3 years, and none of her data is in the ...
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How to find a co-author?

I am working on a manuscript and need some collaborations in the part which is out of my expertise. I personally don't know anyone in this field. It will be a good paper to be published in a top ...
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How to find collaborators for a research project(paper or a series of papers)?

Recently, I have read new papers and seen new different approaches and the very interesting physical effects in alternatives to general relativity, and I think I see a bit of ideas for future papers, ...
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Commercial publication of your PhD thesis

I'm wondering what it is like to publish a PhD thesis commercially? Has anyone done that before? What would the contract be with the publisher regarding sales profits?
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PNAS citation style for chapters in a book series

I am currently trying to format the reference list of my latest article for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Unfortunately, PNAS has its own reference style, and it is minimally ...
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In a formal paper, should I censor “brainf**k”, the name of a programming language?

I'm working on a formal paper about programming languages. I am going to talk about two intentionally difficult languages, brainfuck and JSFuck. Should I leave the names as they are, or censor the ...
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Where can I find resources for three-paper thesis format? [on hold]

As I approach the end of my Comp. Science MSc program, I am starting to put all my work together into a proper thesis. For the past 1.5 years, I worked on a couple of different research topics, all ...
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Why are some papers copy-protected? [on hold]

Once in a while I stumble over copy-protected files like this. When I try to copy the title "MetaCost: a general method for making classifiers cost-sensitive" I just get garbage: ✁✄✂✆☎✞✝✠✟☛✡☞✂✍✌✠✎ ...
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Cite a paper currently under review [duplicate]

I wrote a paper a few months ago, which I submitted to a journal and is currently under review. My field is mathematics. Lately I have been thinking about a few things with a colleague and we came ...
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My supervisor blocks the submission of my paper to a journal [on hold]

From the start of my PhD (applied mathematics), I had many disagreements with my supervisor on the research topic (no funding) she gave me. This made our relationship bad and collaboration unpleasant. ...
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Status still “ Editor Assignment Pending” after 8 weeks [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (springer) The journal says the average time from submission to decision is 1 month, but after 8 weeks the paper status is still ...
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Early career advice for Jr. Researcher on selectivity of authorship credit for collaboration in areas outside one's specialization

I have a problem...Once folks learn my academic specialty within the medical sciences and of my strong background in statistics, they often want to form a collaborating - mostly they want me to ...
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Can a response paper agree with the initial paper, or must it disagree?

A paper describes a computational method for solving a problem, and we made a significant improvement to the method and applied it to a new case study. Is it appropriate to publish a response paper? ...
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Double-blind review: submit a follow-up paper in a very short time

My colleagues and I are planning to submit to a conference which adopts double-blind review. The deadline of the conference is in 3 weeks. The work we plan to submit is built on our previous work that ...
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I regret publishing a sloppy conference paper

I have published two conference papers at one conference in physics with two other authors and I am the first author in both articles. And I am currently in the second year of my PhD Thesis and these ...
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Whether a post on StackExchange be a ground for refusal of publication in the arXiv? [closed]

I'm writing a long article for publication in the arXiv, but I want to put the part of it (preface) in MathOverflow, to get advices on formalization (or considerations which should abandon the ...
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Where to upload/publish gigabytes of experiment data [closed]

I have conducted experiment that had unexpected result which goes against consensus in my community and I worry whether it will be accepted by other researchers. For that reason I would like to make ...
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Mentioning other people's error in talk

I am a PhD student of physical chemistry, and my work involves developing packages for numerical simulation. Recently I tried to reproduce some work done with a rather well known package made by a ...
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Can I use the texts in my paper for bioconductor?

My group has published a paper to a journal (Natural Methods). Now, I'd like to dump the text in the paper for my R-package vignette and user-manual (bioconductor). Can I do it without reference our ...
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How to suggest merging papers with a more senior author?

Here is my situation: A well-known senior researcher - let's call him Prof. Bigshot - wrote a paper. His paper is based on a good idea, but the implementation of that idea is (in my humble opinion) ...
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Do reviewers tend to reward or dismiss the use of new languages in scientific computing projects?

In the past I used to use a lot of Python/R/MATLAB which are the standard in many scientific disciplines. However, recently I have dived into Julia and now everything I'm doing is in Julia (including ...
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What are the consequences of refusing to grant honorary authorship to a superior?

Recently, I learned about honorary authorships in papers and publications - e.g. the head of an institute or person who secured the financial grants. If you are in an inferior position, like a PhD ...
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What does “pers. commun” stand for in academic papers?

I have encountered "pers. commun." in some academic papers when referring to a source or reference . Like in : Authors also made sure that they covered the range of self-focused and ...
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Are papers presented special sessions regarded inferior?

I am doing my PHD in computer-engineering (1st year), and am publishing at computer science and hardware conferences. My department receives requests all the time, on confernces with high probability ...
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How to let a PhD student know that their research is not as good as they think it is

I am a postdoc and I have been talking to a PhD student about his research, as his interests are closer to mine than to his advisor's. He is generally nice, smart, and hard working. However, I think ...
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application to be a reviewer

Can anybody post a template letter on how to ask a science journal to serve as a reviewer. Here's what I have.. I would like to serve as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted to your esteemed ...
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Research in Progress papers

What exactly is demanded in a Research-In-Progress (RIP) paper? Specifically, how do they differ from other types of paper submission? A sample call can be found here: ...
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Why are there many typos and errors in publications?

As a PhD student major in statistics, this question actually has bothered me for a long time. I am always not quite sure if it is appropriate to discuss this somewhat sensitive topic publicly. Finally ...
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How to implement contradictory comments/suggestions from collaborators?

Every paper that I have worked on originated from the following timeline: a small team works on data and obtains results; one member is designated first author (always the one who did the biggest ...
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Medium-quality English conference vs. Higher-quality non-English conference

As a first-year masters student in a non-English speaking country who is considering to later continue to study Ph.D. abroad (US or Canada), which option would be more desirable? Publishing in a ...
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Submitted conference paper with errors a short while back. How do I solve this? [duplicate]

BACKGROUND I'm an electrical engineering graduate student. I submitted and abstract to a conference and it was accepted. This happened about 3-4 months ago. Since then, I have mainly focused on ...
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Does publishing books help with PhD admissions?

Say I have a deep knowledge of an advanced technical topic, and have written a book on such a topic. Though this book does not contain any original research ideas, it is a well written and thorough ...
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Publication estimated time

What is the difference between "Estimated publication date" and "publication due date"? For example: Estimated publication date: 8 weeks Due publication date: After positive completion of peer-review ...
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Is there any API service to retrieve abstract of a journal article?

There are some API services to give title, citation and authors of an article by its DOI. I wonder if there is a service to provide abstract of a journal article by providing its DOI.
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Writing two different books with some overlap

I am in the process of writing a book on machine learning. I have also been contacted to co-author another book, on the topic of deep learning. The books are quite different, but they do have some ...
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Are there risks in sharing a paper after submission and before reviews?

After submitting a paper for publication to a computer science conference, authors are excited about their work and want to share it with friends, colleagues. Are there any risks in sharing the paper ...
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Can we ask a journal to assign another reviewer to review our paper if we think that his/her review is not satisfactory?

Can we ask a journal to assign another reviewer to review our paper if we think that his/her review is not satisfactory, for instance if we have reason to believe that s/he is not familiar with the ...
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What to do with what I've learned when writing my research proposal?

During the time to prepare for my application to applying to grad school, I have learned a lot of new knowledge. They are from various sources: scientific papers from insiders in the field, blog posts ...
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Cannot present paper at conference. Instructor wants to move me to second author

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am not able to present my paper at a Computer Science conference. Without the presentation the paper will not be published. My instructor has said that she will ...
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What are the responsibilities of the Publication Chair of a conference?

I received an "offer" to become the publication chair of a high profile IEEE conference. Before accepting the "offer" I would like to know what are my responsibilities, and I would like to plan ahead ...
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How do I cite a paper that is not yet submitted for publication?

I am revising a paper which is due to be submitted today. In it, I would like to cite another paper of mine which is not yet submitted as it is still reviewed by my coauthors. How do I cite this ...
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How can I get my papers published formally?

I have posted majority of my academic work from MA program on Academia.edu. This past week I had the time to look into the Analytics section and I have tons of followers, readers, downloads, student ...
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No response from journal editors

I'm not so sure what to do in this situation. I'm a final year PhD student who submitted a manuscript for publication in a clinical journal (paediatrics) about 5 months ago. I've been tracking the ...
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PI wants to add a new author who I think doesn't deserve to be added

I have worked with a professor on a project where I produced some results from running experiments and analysing the data, now the professor is asking a new student to redo my experiments with the ...
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Can I include images licensed CC BY-NC 4.0 in a conference paper?

I'm writing an academic paper, which hopefully will be accepted and published in the conference proceeding. In order to explain my idea, I'm also drawing a figure including a free image licensed by ...
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How to satisfy the publisher when making an article available on a personal web page?

At least in computer science, many publishers allow authors to make their published articles (or final manuscripts of them) freely available on their personal web site. A usual condition is to provide ...
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What template should be used for a research paper in databases (computer science)? [duplicate]

I am doing a thesis on my research about knowledge databases, or graph databases. What template should I use? IEEE Transactions? ACM? Is there a template specific to the database world?
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How to decide contribution percentages for authors of a paper which is based on a patent?

Suppose four authors namely, A, B, C and D (in decreasing order of contribution) are inventors of a patent. The inventors agree to write and publish a research paper, however, authors B and C do most ...