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

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Is it possible for a conference not to be published?

I was quoting a paper from the ICLR 13 and noticed that I could not find any information about the publishing of the conference. So far I have only seen proceedings which published the papers of the ...
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When does a statistical consultant become a co-author or collaborator?

I am a graduate student in a small department and have become the go-to person for statistics advice among the other students. I enjoy this but am wondering at what point I should expect, or request, ...
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Word limit for paper after addressing reviewer's comments

After submitting a paper, receiving comments back from reviewers and revising, the paper manuscript may be longer than the given word limit due to the additional content added (even if it was at or ...
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How do I get editing help for technical (mathematic/statistic) paper publishing?

I have several topics that I would like to publish. While I can get a paper, in technical terms, 100% of the way done I am not an English major. I don't do great at speaking human, or dotting my ...
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Found an error in a paper that I already presented at a student engineering conference; what should I do now?

I completed my undergraduate (in engineering) earlier this year and I am working in a company now. My senior design project involved me developing a different and cost-effective method for something. ...
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How to find someone online to collaborate on a joint paper?

I would like to know where (a website) I can find anyone to publish some joint papers? I thought such cooperation can be shaped as the following: We could share some ideas for papers through email ...
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One of the multiple submitted paper is published and others are withdrawn

I have written one paper on mathematics and submitted it to 5 journals concurrently. Four of them accepted the paper and one asked to send the paper in their required format. The paper contains one ...
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Igor Pak on priority of results in citation [on hold]

Today I saw Igor Pak's post on his issues with citation of priority http://igorpak.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/how-not-to-reference-papers/ I know this is a very human feeling. How important is ...
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Paper under review only for two days [closed]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal two months ago. It was with the editor for two months and then went into review. Suddenly after just two days, the system indicates that the required ...
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Is there any paper submission deadline timezone convention?

Conference papers and special issues of Journals usually have deadlines for submission. However, it is sometimes not clearly stated what timezone the deadline is in. Is there any convention for this? ...
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How should one interpret a rejection on the grounds that a paper “has no added value to the existing state of the art”?

I've got a rejection for my paper that was submitted to a high impact journal; after waiting 6 weeks instead of 4 normally it was rejected with only one referee comment 4 lines: This study seems ...
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Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents researchers for publishing DB benchmarks explicitly using a DBMS name, ever been successfully defended in court?

Several commercial database vendors include an end-user license agreement provision, known as the DeWitt Clause, that prohibits researchers and scientists from explicitly using the names of their ...
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Is it necessary to add mentions such as “Any opinion expressed in the paper does not necessarily reflect the view of the funder”?

I sometimes read in papers that the opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the [funding agency ...
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Can one publish ideas well before one has evidence proving the ideas work?

I am rather disappointed by the existing research in my area of interest. There is a big disconnect between the solutions practitioners need and what researchers look at. I have read everything ...
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Name change during the course of PhD? [duplicate]

I am now working towards my PhD degree. In the very near future, I will have a citizenship change, which also leads to a name change. In detail, I am adding another given name to my current name with ...
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Is it wise to contact the editor of a journals with my concerns regarding the length of the acceptance process?

I have finished writing my first paper to be published in a journal. My intent is to try to publish in a high-impact journal (there are two candidates from the IEEE Transactions class). However, my ...
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During a manuscript submission, what to fill in the oppose reviewers? [duplicate]

During a manuscript submission, what to fill in the oppose reviewers? I am trying to submit a manuscript and the journal ask me for an oppose reviewers.
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Are there any researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?

Are there any general (not field-specific) researcher digital identification services or directories, similar to ORCID and ResearcherID?
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Are ORCID and ResearchID compatible with research social networking sites? [closed]

I'm interested about whether ORCID and ResearcherID are compatible with research-focused social networking sites, such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate and Mendeley.
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Is there a benefit to registering digital identification via both ORCID and ResearcherID?

This question is in continuation to the discussion from about a year ago, concerning researcher digital identification: Why use unique digital researcher ID?. It appears that researchers, who would ...
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Restoring self confidence - possible? [duplicate]

I am having a personal crisis and I thought maybe I should ask for some guidance in this forum. I have been in grad school in 4 years, failed qualifiers once passed at second attempt. I am dedicated ...
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Coverage of Web of Science

The reason I'm asking this question is that I've never used Web of Science before. My apologies if it is silly or irrelevant. I'm gathering materials for an application to a tenure-track job, and one ...
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Are there any legal issues with publishing part of an unpublished thesis in a journal?

I have recently graduated and I was wondering whether, after submitting my thesis, there are any issues (legal or otherwise) if I publish parts of my thesis as a paper in a journal. My thesis was not ...
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How to search for list of papers citing both papers A and B?

For given papers A and B, I would like to search for all papers that cite both A and B. I guess one can generalize to papers {A,B,C,...} and find all papers that cite all of them. A quick Google ...
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Why do academics write/pubish book reviews for journals?

At least in the humanities, it seems to be fairly common for journals to publish book reviews. To be honest, I don't think I fully understand why many academics write them and why many journals ...
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Can journals share information about your submission?

Can journals share information about your submission or for that matter your entire submission at will? Is that fair game? Is this a varying practice based on who you submit to? Is the general idea ...
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is it good for academic path if I publish too many papers in arxiv

Currently, I am a PhD student from material science and I wish to become a TT professor in the future. When submitting papers, we see an option to submit it in arxiv and it seems to me that the ...
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How is it in my best interest not to submit a paper to two journals simultaneously?

The two journals I am considering for my paper each demand that the paper be submitted exclusively to their journal for consideration. What do I win if I don’t keep this rule? If I get rejected by ...
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How to ensure that putting a product's photo in a paper does not violate copyright?

I have put into my paper a photo (available here) that I have collected from the company's website available for free. There is no copyright note, except the one at the bottom of the website and ...
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MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) term enrichment

I've been recently asked to write a review paper. I found that the field of study I'm trying to write is wide, and I would like to give an unbiased overview of what has been published. Given a list ...
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To what extent may someone use the content of a published paper in an expository piece on that paper?

If someone s has a paper p published, and if s wants to write up a piece explaining the contents of p, then to what extent can s use the contents of p? Or, the person s has no right to mention the ...
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Student registration fee at conferences for ex-students for work done as a student

I did some work as part of my final year undergraduate project and wrote a paper which has now been accepted at a conference. Though I am now working in the industry, I have listed my affiliation as ...
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How much time should one spend refereeing a paper?

I finished my PhD about a year ago and every now and then I get asked to referee a paper (perhaps once every two months from a reputable journal). I tend to accept as many as possible (except from ...
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If a journal publishing an article about a software tool requires the software to be freely available, must the article be open access?

I am interesting in publishing a Bioinformatics software as a paid access article in a journal where they have open access as well as paid access options (Oxford's Bioinformatics). But it stated at ...
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How do you tactfully inquire why a person wants your reprint?

My boss is first author on several papers, and doesn't want to give a reprint to anyone unless he knows and approves the reason they want it. I know, I know. These reprint requests fall to me. How do ...
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When is it prudent to argue against a suggested revision to a journal paper?

Most journals have a peer review process, where there are several rounds of reviews and modifications over a single paper. In my particular case, one of these reviews was, in my opinion, a bit over ...
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How do I find the standing of a journal or conference for an academic CV?

I'm writing an academic CV for a PhD application and they have asked for the standing of journals or conferences of published articles. Research publications Include articles published or ...
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Does filing a patent application require disclosure in the paper publication process?

Suppose a patent has been filed (or is in process of being filed) over the same research that is described in a paper. Does filing a patent application require disclosure in the paper publication ...
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In a publications list, how to categorize paper from conference whose proceedings are published in a peer-reviewed journal?

In a "list of publications" (e.g. for a PhD thesis), should a conference paper which is published as "proceedings" in a peer-reviewed journal be categorized as a "journal article"? (I'm from Liquid ...
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Does translating an article for a magazine require permission from the author?

Is translating an article (that could be found written in a popular science magazine or online in a science blog or personal webpage say) for a public newspaper or an online blog ...etc, requires ...
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Must one state min/max values in addition to mean(+-std) when writing a publication?

Is it 'a must' to state min/max values in addition to mean(+-std) when writing a publication?
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How best to present publications in different areas on a CV?

I am trying to list my publications in my curriculum vitae. But, because I have publications in three fields x, y, z of study such that x is my major and y, z are not, I am looking for how to best ...
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where to find the year and conference of a scientific article?

When writing the references at the end of my internship report, I needed to cite all the information that needs to be said about the scientific articles that I used while writing the report. But these ...
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Is it OK to use the content of my own paper which is not yet submitted, in my other paper?

I have finished writing one paper, but have not submitted it yet to a journal. I am working on a related but not identical subject, though many of the definitions and theorems are same (but they are ...
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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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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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Is it okay to let body text follow immediately after intermediate level headings?

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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How to review a major revision of a paper?

A few months ago I reviewed my first paper. The authors submitted a major revision and I am asked to review the paper again. I received a long cover letter where my comments and the comments of two ...
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Should I post a response to reviewers online?

I usually spent an incredible amount of time answering the questions raised by reviewers when submitting research manuscripts to a journal. The length of the response is often longer than the paper ...