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

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Link which explains how to format a letter to Nature

I need to write a letter to Nature and a friend of mine said that Nature wants the Author to follow a very precise format. He said that the explanation of the structure of the format is an example ...
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Is there a way to put a math-phys paper here for someone to look over [on hold]

Hey guys I need someone to review a paper I am writing. How do I do this. I want to send the paper for feedback, suggestions and corrections. I am not at all skilled, but It's not trash. I don't mind ...
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Independent medical researcher without academic/institutional affiliation [duplicate]

I am a registered nurse (retired). I am not associated with any academic or clinical institution. I currently work as a volunteer for a small international nonprofit organization concerned with a very ...
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Text in intermediate levels of sectioning

Let's say we have a thesis/scientific paper with a sectioning depth of three [chapter, section, subsection]. I already often wondered: Is it okay to have text outside of the lowest level, i. e. ...
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Is there a standard dictionary for referencing English words?

I am working on a paper in which we need to reference the meaning of english words as foundation for the analysis in the paper (we are categorizing situations using these words, and there is no method ...
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White paper justifying the publication of a survey paper

We are currently trying to submit a comprehensive survey article I have been working on for a while as a journal paper. Some of the journals we're considering (I'm in Computer Science) require, for ...
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Can I mention brand names and their products in my research/technical paper?

I want to write a paper on Mobile Screens in HCI, as phones are getting uncomfortably big for users, I want to provide some solution to the big screen phones or how logically state that how small ...
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How to publish under a Creative Commons license?

I will defend my PhD thesis soon and I currently have a bunch of papers in a finalization phase. As first author of these papers, and as my work is funded with public money, I am very uncomfortable ...
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How to present a model which is based on the result not yet discussed?

I am facing the following problem while writing a paper. I have a model which contains a function whose explicit form I derived empirically from the data presented in the paper itself. However, I ...
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how to write an interview based article for journal [closed]

I am preparing to write an article on 'journalism through distance education mode: pro and cons' for a research media journal. I conducted interviews from experts from the field for my article. now I ...
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Should I publish my software independently or publish it along with a case study in higher journal?

I have built a software that handles protein clustering data in specific format. It is able to draw several plots on that basis along with many other analyses. It has more options than its existing ...
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Splitting a relatively long paper into two shorter papers

I have recently submitted a 40 pages paper to a journal, say (A). After about 6 months, the editor let me know that several reviewers have declined to review my paper, and so he decided to reject the ...
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As a postgrad student, is it appropriate not to add my supervisor's name on publication?

Let me summarize the complicated state of affairs, as follows: This summer, I was cooperating with the other team in a spin off project, we decided to publish the results, so I prepared the paper. ...
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How professional it is to ask for rebate in conference registration fees?

I got two papers accepted in a decent IEEE conference. My current organisation (an industrial R&D lab) says that the conference fees are way too high and they would consider approval of funds only ...
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What should I do when images in a publication appear to have been faked?

I just came across a paper published in a journal (IF < 2), which has used couple of images without mentioning the source. It would have been ok, but they seems to be from a commercial ...
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If no revised date is mentioned in the paper, does this means the paper is directly accepted by the journal?

When I am reading papers, sometimes I see statements like Manuscript received October 29, 2012; accepted March 16, 2014. Does this implies that the paper is directly accepted?
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What to do when you spot a paper on arXiv with the same essential material as yours?

What do you do when you've sent a paper on your fancy new algorithm to a conference, and before the conference has replied to you, you spot a newly submitted paper on arXiv on the same algorithm? ...
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Can I apply for a post-doc in theoretical physics without publications?

I am a theoretical physics PhD student from France. I have no papers after 5 years of my PhD. The problem I am working on has hit many road blocks and even my supervisor has no clue how to proceed. ...
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What to do when you publish a paper that accidentally included a wrong or irrelevant citation?

My paper was published and later on I found that two references were mistakenly included with the third reference, which is the correct. My phrase looks like this: I am worried about this (Smith ...
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Is it ethical/lawful to recolor/scale the logos?

Is it ethical/lawful to recolor/scale the logos when importing them to presentation slides to make the logos meet the template standards and fit the theme colors?
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Are comments considered publications

The journal Science has two sections for submission, Research articles and Commentary. http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/contribinfo/prep/gen_info.xhtml Under commentary, there is a section for ...
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What is the correct procedure to report typos or errors in journal articles?

I have found an error in a journal article which I believe to be a typo. It is minor but it does affect the technical aspects of the paper so it should ideally be corrected. What is the correct ...
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Is science measured based on popularity or on the actual amount of evidence found?

The number of citations seems to be a good unit of measurement for someone's success in a specific field, however, shouldn't the h-index also include the popularity of a given field? For example, I've ...
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How many references should be included in the bibliography of a Master thesis?

Surprisingly, I have not found a similar question to mine - all I found was a question about the maximum number of citations per sentence. However, I am more interested in the total number of ...
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Citing a result due to a single author that appears in a paper with multiple authors

Let's say that Jones and Smith publish a mathematical paper containing a result (Theorem 3.1, say,) which is said in that paper to be due to Smith alone but appears for the first time in her joint ...
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What is the standard/recommended font to use in papers?

I looked around but did not find that anyone has asked this before, but what are the fonts that are standard/recommended while writing academic reports/papers?
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Is it okay to resend an email to a journal asking for the status of a submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

This question is related to the question asked here: Is it okay to inquire about the status of a paper when the online submission system shows no update three months after submission?. Around 4 ...
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Awesome papers that were initially rejected? [duplicate]

Recently I heard from a senior student that the celebrated adaBoost paper was originally rejected by a conference. Are there any other instances of seminal papers (in any field) which initially ...
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Value of journal publications outside academia?

I am an economics PhD student; I'm seeking to wrap up my PhD and do something outside of academia. If I don't plan on ever being in academia, is there any value (career-wise) for me to get any of my ...
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How to respond to my name being included in acknowledgements of incorrect/misleading paper whose authors ignored my recommendations?

My colleagues (grad student + their advisor) from my department approached me, a fourth year PhD student in STEM, for comments on a manuscript written on a topic related to my research. In two ...
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Free/open source tool for creating flowcharts [migrated]

Is there a free/open source alternative to software like omnigraffle for designing flowcharts for papers? Specifically, I want to include a diagram of a folder layout for a technical report. Is there ...
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CS paper rejected for lack of technical contribution; what does this mean, and how can I fix it?

I recently got two papers rejected with the reviewers asserting a lack of technical contribution. They contained good ideas, at least in my eyes, and used common methodologies in the experimentation. ...
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How long does it typically take for editor's final decision after reviews are completed?

According to the reviewers, the paper I have submitted is now ready for publication. How long I should wait to know the final decision of the editor-in-chief?
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What should I do as a reader if a paper misrepresented earlier papers?

I was reading a paper from a reputable journal and found that the authors misrepresented earlier papers that they cited, by saying something like Theory X was developed in [A, B, and C], but the ...
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Do the authors need to ask for permission from institutes/companies for including their name in acknowledgement section of their publication?

In the acknowledgement section of a thesis or paper, the authors usually thank the funding institution of their research project and people who had significant impact on their publication. When ...
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Review asks me to demonstrate “what is the new thing done”; what should I write? [closed]

The referee has asked to demonstrate ' what is the new thing done" so that the paper will be accepted. I feel, though the fundamental theory is same for the work, the experiment at various machine is ...
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How include contributions to a manuscript of a paper in CV

I'm an undergraduate submitting my Resume for a variety of internships and need advice about how (if?) I should include my contributions to a manuscript that my group intends to publish. This would be ...
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Percentage of PhD's in mathematics with no publications

I have recently read the following statistics in the book "The Survival of a Mathematician: From Tenure to Emeritus" by Steven G. Krantz, which seems a little odd: It is a hard fact that more than ...
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Number of publications by year on a given subject

Does anyone know of a good way to obtain data on the number of publications per year on a given subject? Scholar has an option to sort search results by date, but there does not seem to be an ...
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Efficient ways to find the original paper which introduced a novel concept/algorithm?

Many times while reading papers (especially engineering), many concepts, algorithms or results are taken for granted because they are already established in research. Sadly, at this point, many are ...
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Choosing languages for research [duplicate]

I am doing a research and reporting the results using a systematic review. The articles I've included in this review are written in English and Portuguese (my native tongue) only. Is there a good ...
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Is it normal to have no publications after 2.5 years in a PhD program?

Background: I started my Ph.D two and half years ago in engineering/computer science field. I was pushed by my supervisor into a direction which he thought would be good (He switched directions and he ...
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Do non-English papers/publications have value in a CV which is going to be sent to an English company/university?

Some of the students are doing research in another language than English because they are living and studying in a non-English speaking country; they may be doing research in their mother-tongue ...
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Who should the authors of a corrigendum be?

I have discovered an error in my paper published in a journal. I am a PhD student and the original paper was published with my advisor and two other researchers from different universities. The ...
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Is there an affordable way for non-students to subscribe to multi-journals/archives?

As a student I had free access to thousands of scholarly articles through my universities in databases/archives such as JSTOR, EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, Econlit, PubMed, etc, etc. With no ...
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How to correct a fundamental error in a series of papers made by a colleague of your adviser?

I am a PhD student in mathematics. I recently found a fundamental error in a method used in a series of papers. My adviser confirmed that. One of those wrong papers was authored by a researcher who ...
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How to find credible sources for a general reference?

I am currently writing a paper in which I have many topics to describe. It would not be productive to read and cite papers or even books on the topics because I just have to describe them very briefly ...
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Publishing a paper if coauthor refuses [duplicate]

I graduated with a PhD two years ago, and have to draft papers that are ready to be submitted to a journal for publications. These papers have been ready for over three years, but my ex supervisor and ...
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How to find the ISI-indexed papers for a specific institution?

I am interested in finding the ISI-indexed papers for a given institition X. This would be any ISI-indexed paper where one author is affiliated with X. is this doable? Are there any guidelines for how ...
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Should a PhD student use his academic affiliation for his publications which are not related to his thesis?

If a PhD student is working on a research project which is neither related to his thesis topic, nor supported by the university in which he is studying or a faculty member; Does he have the right to ...