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

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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, ...
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What to do with papers after misconduct allegation was resolved?

I was alleged in scientific misconduct in form of authorship abuse. More details are in my previous questions How to respond to allegations of misconduct in authorship dispute? Should I put my ...
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Is the editor-in-chief's advice sincere?

After submitting my paper to a reputable journal, the editor-in-chief sent me the following e-mail: I am writing to let you know that I have briefly read your paper. It appears that your submission ...
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In peer-review, is it common for a reviewer to be shown and asked to comment on other reviewers' reports?

Some months ago, I was asked to review a paper for a computer science conference. I submitted my report about a week before the deadline, and I strongly recommended acceptance subject to a few minor ...
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Should I send a copy of a closed-access paper requested on academia.edu?

What is an appropriate response to a request for a copy of a closed-access paper on academia.edu? For the paper in question, I only provide a link (doi) to the publisher's site on my academia.edu ...
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Using another author's citations [duplicate]

I found many papers that cover some of my topic of research very well. Is it plagiarism (or frowned upon) if I used a lot of their citations in my own paper? I would cite the original paper but I may ...
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Can I upload my open access publications on researchgate.net or academia.edu?

Maybe my question is naive, but: If my paper was publish as open access (for example in Springer - http://www.springer.com/gp/open-access), could I upload the paper in researchgate.net and similar ...
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Practice for publications in foreign language

I'm an assistant professor in a non-English country. I work in control system and signal processing. I write publications in my native language. But I want to get experience in publications in ...
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Paper accepted in journal, should I remove style file for arXiv preprint?

I recently sent a paper to a journal (which I put on arXiv beforehand) which has now been accepted with some corrections. I want to put the corrected version on arXiv. The corrected version is written ...
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During applications, how can I prove I was the first author of the papers that I couldn't become first author for various reasons?

One year ago, I started working on a subject with one of the professors of our department. The idea was mine, and all of the subsequent steps including modellings, simulations, generation of figures, ...
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A theorem exists in a book but not in a journal - is this considered as a publication?

When I was undergraduate I proved something which was non trivial (but I have to be honest, it was not something very important) in mathematics and i presented it to a professor at the university. He ...
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How important is primary authorship in judging someone's research contributions?

I wanted to know how the research profile of a doctoral student or a post-doc is usually judged in academia. In the list of peer-reviewed conference or journal publications, how crucial is the ...
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Is there research on the extent to which complexity of the proposed method(s) impacts the acceptance rate?

I heard this speaker at IJCAI complained that his paper got rejected because the methods he used were too simple despite the results being highly competitive (twice the state of the art, at least ...
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If the editor handling my paper is a retired professor, then would it be fine for me to inquire about my paper status?

I have a paper under review at a journal for 2.5 months. Given: 1) it is a short paper taking only two pages, 2) I know that the editor handling this paper is a retired professor, and 3) I have ...
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How can I keep my ideas of a new theorem safe?

This post is similar to this one except this is a little bit of a special scenario, I have yet to graduate high school. I know what you're thinking, oh THIS conversation again, check if it exists, ...
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What should one do if they've discovered a “breakthrough” but lack academia credentials? [duplicate]

Let's assume someone has a very thorough knowledge of a particular field of science but they have absolutely no formal education in this background. This individual one day realizes a very novel ...
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Is it ethical to merge a set of relative publications in a single journal without additional content?

I have been working on a particular topic for some years and I have 6-7 publications on different aspects of the same topic. My supervisor wants me to write a summary journal paper that would ...
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What is the best way to cite people who help you on StackExchange? [duplicate]

Suppose you are doing a research project in math, and one of the people on MathOverflow gives you a key idea that helped you finish a proof of a theorem. Now you are writing this proof up and ...
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Will my results still be publishable if I used ethically objectionable techniques in my research

At the moment I am involved in a neurobiology research trying to assess the feasibility of using emotional response to elicit distinct EEG (brain wave) patterns from the brain using static images. ...
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What should I use as my “scientific name?” [duplicate]

Can I choose my Father's name as my last name when publishing a paper or participating in a conference, as I am already well known by this name, not by my actual last name?
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How best to present long equations in two-column papers?

How best to present long equations in two-column papers? I've tried splitting them in two or more lines along operators, but that still looks a bit weird to me, especially when parentheses have to ...
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Using Tech. Reports to 'protect' IP before presenting unpublished work in a conference

The question is in the title, really. It is similar to other questions, such as: How much information should I divulge about on-going unpublished research at a conference? However, I am wondering if ...
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Can I use someone’s answer from a StackExchange site in my publication (journal paper)? [closed]

I think the answer is no but I want to know more details about this. Suppose, I asked a very complicated question on one of the Stackexchange sites (e.g, Mathematics) which relates to my research and ...
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Journal submission refered to Editor-in-Chief

I had submitted to a reputed computer vision journal. Both the reviewers (there were only two) marked it as "reject" with comments that alluded to the fact that they had actually "missed the point". ...
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If the status of a paper under review changes, should schools I applied to be notified?

I am applying to doctoral programs in the US. I have a paper currently under review, and, it seems that the status will remain under review after I submit my application packages. My question is: If ...
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How often do authors actually perform and publish the work they indicate as the future work they plan to undertake in a publication?

Quite often authors indicate that they will carry out some more work to complete /extend the project in the future work / discussion section. E.g.: We need to automatically create new entities; ...
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Should I list all of my scientific writings and technical reports (including those written for coursework) on my resume?

I am an undergrad preparing my resume for grad school application. During my undergrad I have done many projects, including a few real research projects and also those for courses as final projects, ...
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Reverse-engineering results in a published research paper

I am trying to implement work in someone else's published IEEE research paper, to verify its results and observe some data. To fully implement what was done, I will need to implement the published ...
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How can I make sure I'll get credit for my work when working with unwanted and untrusted collaborator?

I am taking a course with a major final project. I was looking for a topic when my co-advisor noticed this. He suggested that I do a project related to my master thesis, and I agreed since I didn't ...
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What percentage of papers submitted to a conference or journal have been previously rejected in the same or another venue?

Is there any research/study/survey that looked at what percentage of papers submitted to a conference or journal have been previously rejected in the same or another venue? I am mostly interested in ...
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Is it appropriate to submit a previously presented workshop paper to a peer-reviewed journal?

I have a paper that was presented at an NRC workshop and was not peer reviewed. Moreover, although this work is accessible at an NRC website, it is clear from reading the literature that search ...
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Is it acceptable to submit more than one papers to a conference?

I am an undergraduate and am new to paper writing. I have been writing papers with professor A at another university since I was in high school. We are writing a paper together for an upcoming ...
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Asking authors for details of algorithm implementation when no explanation is provided

I am reading a paper where they cite "Apply the X Algorithm on the result" after a series of operations on "result" in the algorithm. The rest of the algorithm is clear in what it asks to do, but the ...
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Is there an available network analysis of all academic papers and/or a 3D representation?

I know multiple paid or open databases are available online for meta-analysis of academic articles, but I was wondering if there are any published papers or graphics on a network analysis of the ...
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What is the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement?

In this several times up-voted answer, it is suggested, among other things, that 'if someone using an image [...] that they do not own (it) is inappropriate and should be first reported to the PI of ...
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Editor indicated that if minor changes are made, paper could be published: what are the chances of publication?

I am trying to publish a paper. This was the result of a summer's work in my spare time while working 40 hour weeks in a non-math related job. I received an email response from the journal that ...
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Why are 31.8% of retracted papers not noted as retracted?

I read on STEEN, RG. Retractions in the scientific literature: is the incidence of research fraud increasing?. Journal Of Medical Ethics. England, 37, 4, 249-253, Apr. 2011. ISSN: 1473-4257. that: ...
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Publishing my work without advisor

Two months ago I submitted a manuscript to my advisor for reviewing and submitting to a journal. He didn’t reply to that and when I asked him about it, he said we should think about publishing after ...
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Is publishing with SpringerBriefs vanity publication for a beginner researcher?

I am a beginning researcher and am unsure as to the academic worth/usefulness for my career to publish with SpringerBriefs. Would it be seen as a vanity publication?
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Is a faster implementation of an existing algorithm publishable?

So a paper exists, it was published 3 years ago and had a novel algorithm (more or less, it's in the area of finite-difference time-domain simulations). I've taken the algorithm and accelerated it ...
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Is it inappropriate for an author to copy and paste from his/her original paper in an extension paper?

I am currently a referee for a paper. One of the authors of the paper had written an earlier paper, which I will refer to as the "original paper," and the paper which I am now refereeing is an ...
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Can I publish a paper on my PhD work without informing my old supervisor?

I was a PhD student and working on a paper. My adviser told me that he could not support me anymore so I left him. Now I am wondering if I could publish that paper on my own. There were 3 other ...
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What is the relative prestige conferred by an invited review article vs a research article?

What exactly is an "invited review article"? I have the opportunity to be an author on one of these, but I have no clue how this looks in comparison to research articles. (I am referring to invited ...
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What is the relationship between impact factor and journal ranking

As a second year graduate student, it's become increasingly difficult for me to figure out what journals are the most prestigious. My research is very interdisciplinary, and so journals from many ...
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Should you thank helpful referees in the acknowledgements section of a paper?

I submitted a paper to a [science] journal and received some particularly constructive feedback from the referees. I am inclined to add something to the effect of We are grateful to the referees for ...
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How detailed should one be in writing the referee's report?

When writing a referee's report for an editor of a journal, does one always aim and try to be as brief as possible, saying yes or no to the publication (giving a couple of sentences in support of ...
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How can I timestamp my paper without violating double-blind review?

I submitted a paper to a top tier conference and it got rejected. The paper contains an original idea, and I am afraid that the paper could get plagiarized between the time I send it to another ...