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

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Quantity vs Quality of Publication during PhD

My question is similar to this one but it applies to PhD who wants to find a postdoc position after graduation. I am a PhD student who publishes a new paper as soon as there is an improvement in my ...
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Do contemporary publications cite more sources? Why?

When I read very old, classic papers in biology, I am struck by how few sources they cite. Watson and Crick, 1953 cites 6 sources. Luria and Delbrück, 1943 cites 9. Sanger, 1977 cites 14. This is in ...
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Is it expected that a part-time masters student publish before transferring to a PhD?

After reading this question, I am curious as to the publication expectations for part-time students. I am a Mlitt Student (working full-time and studying part-time) and am in the process of switching ...
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How long should I wait for an IEEE conference proceeding?

I have an accepted paper in TrustCom 2014. The conference was held several months ago. However I could not find any information regarding the proceedings. They do not answer email. Is it normal? In ...
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What are the most frequently cited textbooks in the physics literature? [on hold]

What are the most frequently cited textbooks in the physics literature? Note: I am not looking for guesses, but answers supported by citations data. What are some good physics citations databases?
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using IJNME Latex class file [migrated]

I am trying to prepare a manuscript in Latex using IJNME class file. I have trouble compiling it. I cannot run their example tex file that is in their site under author's guideline. When I am trying ...
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Tips on how to format a manuscript in marine biology and physiology

I'm working on my first publication on work I did as an undergrad. My adviser from undergrad will be helping me edit and go through multiple drafts, but because I'm now at a different university for ...
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How important is one's first publication in affecting prospects, assuming others are to follow?

With respect to a first publication, how would the following factors affect prospects (in academia, as well as in research-based industry)? Whether or not the publication is in a top-tier journal. ...
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Clear colormap for figures when printed?

I often produce figures with a surface with quantitative data attached, plotted in a heatmap type style (see figure). Previously, I've used the default matlab colormap for this but I recently noticed ...
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How should I refer to non-permanent Web Pages, via Web Pages saved in PDF format?

This question is only concerning references to non-permanent (and even semi-permanent) information, for example, Web pages (but not limited to web pages). I understand that some researches post the ...
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Should I submit my revised workshop paper to a journal if I don't think it will meet the “30% new material” requirement?

Let me explain my case first. I submitted an article to a Computer Science Conferece, and it got one rejection, and two qualifications as a borderline paper. The reviewer that rejected the paper only ...
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The editor asks me to wait couple of days

I have submitted my manuscript to one of the top-tier journal in my field. The reviewers' feedback was positive in the first round of revision; one reviewer favoured the paper and asked for revisions ...
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Elsevier Computers and Security “With Editor” status just after 12 hours - what does it mean?

I am very new to research, I work as a research assistant at the University in Sweden for 3 months. Yesterday, at 5 pm (my local time) I submitted a paper to Elsevier's Computers & Security. My ...
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Slow Response from Journal: Should I withdraw a paper?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal in August and the status has been "with editor" ever since. I was concerned that it had not been sent for review for 4 months and I sent inquiries twice ...
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How is publishing in JoVe (a “video journal”) perceived?

There are many questions 'should I publish in journal x', but this is not that. The journal JoVe (Journal of Visualized Experiments) claims to be the worlds first video journal. It seems to have a ...
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Studies over how noisy is it to accept/reject submissions

This year, The NIPS 2014 conference did an interesting experiment: conference chairs did duplicate 10% of the submissions (170 papers) then send the exact same papers to two different groups of ...
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Does posting papers on Academia.edu count as publishing?

Does posting papers on websites such as Academia.edu or ResearchGate count as "publishing" for the sake of future journal submission? That is, if I have uploaded my paper to Academia.edu, can I later ...
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Finding appropriate journal for submitting a modest paper in mathematics [duplicate]

I've finished master studies in mathematics. Now I'm working on some papers, but I'm not so familiar with journals. I've submitted papers in some journals with impact factor, but it was rejected, ...
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Should I list my work as dissertation or conference paper?

I have a dissertation under the supervision of my advisor. Then my university hosted a conference and we decided to make it a paper. The paper will soon publish on the conference's website, but it ...
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Can I ask for first authorship on future publications that may come out of my design?

I am working on a 2-phase design. The first phase is where ideas are proved and verified. The second phase is an implementation of the first stage (Basically, like having a schematic of a building and ...
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History evidence of the relationship of Yule and Christmans [migrated]

I'm a PhD student in Physics, so I want to ask this easy issue. I would like to know if there exists a paper about the relationship of Yule and christian Christmas feast. I suppose, as it is common ...
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How to prevent desk rejection when trying to publish papers which are counter to the prevailing view (but still legitimate)?

I wonder if there exists, at least in plans, a centralized system that examines editors' decisions in journals, a kind of "appellate court" in peer-review publishing. Recently I have been trying to ...
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Including unpublished manuscript with CV?

Should I attach my soon-to-be-published manuscript when submitting my CV? I've just recently submitted my first paper to a scientific journal and want to apply for an internship at a certain ...
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How to decide whether to publish your paper in conference proceedings, as a journal article, or as a book chapter?

I thought that this simple question has been already asked here on Academia, but it seems to that it did not happen (or, I was not able to find it). So, I will ask it. You have accomplished some good ...
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How can I lookup the registering info of an ISSN number?

While applying for an ISSN, applicants are asked to provide publisher name, country/city, contact info and editor name. How/where can I look up an ISSN number to get these info? Of course for a ...
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What is Cumulative Impact Index of a journal?

I recently came across the term "Cumulative Impact Index". I came to know about it here, which includes the statement, "publication of 5 International Journal papers, each Journal having a cumulative ...
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What are the differences between Peer Reviewed Journals and Refereed Journals?

I would be interested to know the differences between peer reviewed journals and refereed journals in these aspects: Conditions for the acceptance of papers for publications. The time length of ...
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I submitted a paper to two journals, and the first published it, but I agreed to publish in the other; what can I do?

I submitted my research paper in journal X on 7th July, 2014. Journal sent me one thanks email immediately. After that I waited for one month for any response from editor but nothing came from editor ...
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How can editors and reviewers detect data manipulation?

I am preparing a paper in the field of Computer Science. In order to report test results, we usually run a number of tests and report the average of those tests. For each test, we generate random ...
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For a math journal, how long can a paper stay in the “decision in process” state?

Can anyone tell me how long a paper submitted to a mathematics journal is likely to stay in the "decision in process" state after leaving the "under review" state? And if it passes from "under ...
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Should a collaborator who recently passed away be included as an author? [duplicate]

I am finishing a publication based on my PhD thesis. The writing process took a long time, and a while ago, one of the collaborators passed away. The paper is mostly about the development of a model, ...
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What to reply to your former supervisor that wrote that your paper “isn't worth much” before submission to a journal? [closed]

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate in computer science. In the last few months, I wrote a paper about an aspect of my thesis, with the collaboration of my former supervisor. We found a call for papers for a ...
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Editor said I may apply reviewer's suggestions and resubmit “if I wish”, what are the consequences if I don't?

Few months back I communicated a paper. I got the reviewer's report in a positive direction. But he asked us to add some results if we wish and in the end he wrote: "I leave it to the decision of the ...
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Administrative recognition of frequently-cited unpublished manuscripts

This is not a question about academia per se, but about the academia-administration interface. When I was a postdoc, I wrote a paper that started to be cited quite often (by the standards of my ...
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What does it mean to be a co-author? [duplicate]

What does acting as a "co-author" entail, and how common is it for first year undergraduate students to be added as co-authors to a paper being prepared by a professor?
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Are there any websites or software to help correct grammar of academic articles? [duplicate]

I have written a paper in mathematics and want to get it published but my concern is that it is not the correct grammar and sentences in which I have used. I'm sure a lot of you in this work have a ...
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How to find an appropriate journal to submit to when working in a new, unfamiliar field?

I have developed a new method to form a single-atom chain (break junction) in physics, which so far has results from calculation and simulation but not yet experiment. How can I find out which ...
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How to overcome feeling that published articles lack public interest?

I am a MSc graduate student, still trying to get a PhD position, but with no success at all. During and after my graduation I struggle to publish some articles (right now I got 6, mostly published in ...
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Add a Collaborative Report in my CV

I'm applying to a PhD program in Biostatistics. 2 years ago I was member of a team crew hired by the UN to write a report on security. This report was published last year and has my name on it in the ...
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Reference on how often the AFAIKs turn out to be false

Quite often authors make some claims with some "to the best of our knowledge" disclaimer. E.g. "To the best of our knowledge this is the first time this approach has been used to address this ...
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What motivates researchers in industry to publish their results?

Are there any references which discuss why researchers in industry publish their findings? For example, they might be motivated/required to publish as condition of some grants, to promote some ...
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Reference on the authors' willingness to receive public, online feedback on their work

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at authors' willingness to receive public, online feedback (e.g. public comments on the publisher' website) on the papers they publish? I am mostly ...
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What can I do if I may not be able to travel to conference to present my paper? [duplicate]

My paper is accepted by the conference and it will be held on December 19th. However I haven't got my visa yet and maybe I cannot attend the conference and present the paper. Are there any other ...
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Why do editors sometimes accept a paper even if a reviewer recommends rejection?

For the last many days, I have a question in mind related with the editorial decision of accepting or rejecting the manuscript after peer-review: Few days back I got a review report from a very ...
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How to motivate people to participate in a survey, can I include a call for participation in a paper?

I am designing a system which is based on text sentences of a specific domain, so that no corpus exists. In order to evaluate, which types of phrases occur, and how often, and to not be biased by my ...
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Publishing a paper that cites my previous work

How should one cite previous work of his own? If one paper relies on previous work that author already did I suppose that paper should be cited. Given that one paper is a continuation of the one ...
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Is it better to submit a paper to a journal “normal” issue, or wait 4 months and send it to a more focused “special section” of the same journal?

I am a recently PhD graduate student in computer science. In the last months, I wrote a paper about an aspect of my thesis, with the collaboration of my former supervisor. We found a call for papers ...
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How to cite a method that has a huge history of contribitors?

I'm finishing my first paper, and am struggling with the citations a bit. I have used a particular implementation of an algorithm. The citation of the guys who thought of this particular variation ...
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Master's Thesis Adviser Co-Authorship?

I have just completed my Master's Thesis and am hoping to publish an abridged version. My adviser has been very supportive of this and upon approving my thesis asked what I would think about her being ...
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Placing a paper under review on my website?

I am wondering if it would be fine for me to place my paper that is currently under review on my website? Since I did not see there is any specific instruction on this issue in the journal's website, ...