Regarding the process of production and dissemination of literature, and information. The activity of making information available to the general public.

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The Scientific World Journal [duplicate]

I came to know that the journal 'The Scientific World Journal' give response to paper within 44 days. They charge $1200 as Article Processing fee. Please guide me the, is this journal is of good ...
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Criteria to judge the quality of a journal [duplicate]

Is a journal with high impact factor is better than that with low impact factor? Is impact factor is right criteria to judge the quality of a journal?
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Why are some journal articles so expensive? [on hold]

Why are some journal articles so expensive, such as this article that costs more than $12.55 per page to purchase?
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Are there resources for learning how to write a scientific paper?

I have very little formal training, but I believe I have some tiny not too important ideas to share . I have surveyed the terrain of ideas I need and have the complete picture in some haphazard form ...
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If an author declines authorship, may her co-authors publish without her?

This question was raised in discussion of answers on Is it better to submit a paper to an important journal without the supervisor name or to a less important journal with the supervisor name? There ...
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Is there any mechanism to prevent an author from cross-sending a manuscript?

Is there any mechanism to prevent authors from sending a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously ? Is there any internal private mechanism between journals? Is it totally an ethical ...
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Computer Science (Database/ Data Mining) Conference Evaluation [duplicate]

Can you tell me whether COSN (http://cosn.acm.org/2014/index.html) is a good conference? Its a new conference introduced by ACM with a strong PC committee. Last year, the acceptance rate was around ...
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Independent publishing of paper resulting from a project

[To clarify I am in an European university, have never published anything] As part of my Masters curriculum in Electrical Engineering I had to do a research project during the semester along with the ...
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Data analysis code on Git

what is policy are you following about publishing data analysis code on Git? Do you do it after publishing or as a work-in-progress? I developed a number of Python algorithms to analyse a large ...
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Where to include contact details in math paper

I recently submitted a paper to a math journal with standard latex formatting, but they sent an email back saying that the contact details for the corresponding author should be in the document ...
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How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?

How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?
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doctoral dissertations from for-profit schools

I've been trying to find the dissertation of someone who advertises holding a "doctorate of management" from the "University of Phoenix". The degree requires a dissertation, but the school does not ...
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Are many new math results first published in monographs?

Are many new math results first published in monographs (not in articles)?
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Submitting Long Papers versus Short Papers

I am new really to submitting papers for publication. I have an upcoming deadline for a conference. My paper seems to fit the guidelines for a long paper but it is closer to short paper length than ...
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What happens if your manuscript is accepted as a filler?

I just got a responce from a journal of the MAA that my manuscript is accepted as a filler. The email says : "The Editorial Board likes your submission and has asked me to move it to the ...
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What are the things one should consider when invited to contribute a book chapter?

What are the things one should consider, as a postdoc, before accepting or rejecting an invitation to contribute a book chapter? The proposed book is a handbook in a developing field of engineering.
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I changed organizations, but want to publish old work — what should my affiliation be? [duplicate]

I used to do research (mostly computer science) at university X, including work on my master's thesis, parts of which I now want to publish. However, I recently started working at another academic ...
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How many major revisions are allowed when publishing with Elsevier?

I submitted my paper to one of the Elsevier journals in the field of molecular biology and evolution, I've got one major revision back; I fixed the comments, and sent it back to the journal. It is ...
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Starting a research with a professor as a business professional

When I graduated from college in 2012, I was quite excited about my job (although it is a small hi-tech company.) My goal has always been to either start my own business or get back to school for PhD. ...
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Is it legal for a university to post a copy of a copyrighted (pay for access) journal article?

Extensively using Google Scholar, I've realized that most of the articles belonging to publishers that limit access to material (i.e. ACM, IEEE, Elsevier) also have PDF versions available for free, ...
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What are examples of journals that allow submission of articles via arXiv identifier? [closed]

I've heard that for some journals it is not necessary for you to send them a file for peer-review. If you have an article posted on arXiv, you can just send them the arXiv identifier. Can you tell me ...
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Color space for papers: CMYK or RGB?

This is a bit technical question, but might be frequent enough in this community. My PI and I disagree on which color space to use for figures and manuscripts. I like CMYK, because I care about how ...
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How do I know whether my work is publishable? [duplicate]

I'm currently pursuing my Masters degree and my research is focused on "Designing a Distributed Social Network Architecture (DOSN Architecture)". I have never published any work before. I did a ...
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Can I write publications if I don't have co-authors?

I'm currently studying a BSc so I'm not fully involved in academia yet. I'd still like to write some publications and have them peer-reviewed about specific subjects. According to Does one need to be ...
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I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank?

I am interested in the situation where you have a very interesting result. For instance, you have solved a very important open problem. However, you are not known in the field and do not have any ...
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I have found an error in a textbook. What can I do about it?

In the book Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory (10th edition) by Boylestad and Louis Nashelsky, I have found a technical mistake. What can I do about this? To whom should I send an email, the ...
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Can we submit our research paper for review at two IEEE conferences simultaneously?

Can we send our research paper to two IEEE conference simultaneously, and then after acceptance, decide which conference proceedings to publish it in?
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Is there any way to automatically link in-text citation to individual references on the reference list?

I have an article with in-text citations and list of references. I have not used any of reference managers, just used word. Is there any way to automatically link in-text citation to individual ...
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Video links in journal

I have a video from my simulation and would like to add the link to my journal article. However, I do not want to post it on YouTube since I do not want my video next to some random video. Are there ...
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Invited paper: who has to be the first author?

My supervisor received an invitation to submit a paper to a special issue of a prestigious journal. Naturally, I have done most of the writing (80%) and all the results in the manuscript are my work. ...
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How to reply to reviewers on an unintentional wrong proof in my research paper?

I submitted a research paper and the reply has come back. The reviewers are positive overall, but one of them pointed out a flaw in one of my proofs. This happened because I made a wrong assumption ...
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How to present the motivation for a book on mathematical research?

My book was rejected by a publisher saying that my research is "unmotivated". To motivate it, should I solve some long standing open problem? Or are there other ways to motivate publishers? This is ...
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Should I resubmit my paper to get the attention of a slow reviewer?

I have submitted a paper to Proc. Am. Math. Soc. My advisor said to submit to this journal. It's been over 3.5 months with no response. I have made several edits to my paper, but none that ...
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What citation style is this? It has numeric reference, title in quotes, “Last, F.F.” name style

A style I'm required to follow, unfortunately unnamed: [1] Last, G.L., Loo, B.F., Mooo, C.C., “My wonderful title” Int. J. Heat Mass Transf., 32(19-21), pp. 234-245, (2001). [2] Moobar, ...
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How do Academic Journals protect against empirical results given by bugs?

As the title says. My background is in Economics/Finance(mostly), many topics in those fields (and I am sure other fields) require fairly complicated programming, enough to where one can easily screw ...
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Is there a license that prevents others from publishing my data before I do? [duplicate]

This is a hypothetical scenario that came to mind, so let's focus on the licensing part and not on the "why"-part. Let's say I want be a good open scientist and make my unpublished data available, ...
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PLoS Genetics Journal Typesetting [closed]

So, this is only partially related to biology. What program does the PLoS Genetics journal use for typesetting? Also, do they have an available template that they use for their articles? (My guess is ...
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Article that shows the complete publication history of acceptances and rejections of a successful academic

I remember reading a journal article where a researcher in psychology analysed their entire manuscript submission and publication history. The way I remember it, the researcher had around 40 ...
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Are there usually consequences for attempted duplicate publication?

I recently reviewed a paper for a (reasonably reputable) journal and found that it was already published (verbatim, by the same authors) in another journal (a fake one). I wrote the following review: ...
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Is IJCA a valid open access journal? [duplicate]

Can someone let me know whether IJCA (http://www.ijcaonline.org/) is a valid open access journal to publish our research work? BR, Tharindu from Sri Lanka
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Open-source the project code before or after publication?

I recently completed a part of my project and communicated a paper to a conference. Let's call the paper's title as "project x: for this and that". Now, I wish to open-source project x to facilitate ...
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Mathematics journal publishing colour diagrams for free

I have a paper with colour diagrams that I wouldn't like to convert to grayscale for publication. I think colour greatly helps to understand some complicated patterns. I know most journals accept ...
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How important are classifications (ACM, AMS, PACS…)?

For paper submission, I have recently spent some time struggling to find appropriate classification. The main question is: who needs this information and why? At first I thought that they could be ...
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Can I submit published articles to arXiv as well?

I have several math research articles on my site. Some of my articles are published in open access journals. Some of my articles are currently available only from my site. I may probably publish ...
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How to explore/identify similar works in one's own field?

I bet most of the users here had one of the following bad experiences: your idea and someone's idea happen to be very similar, manuscript topics got scooped, etc. Among these bad experiences, the ...
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Publishing figures: Serif or Sans-serif fonts?

Whenever I am creating figures for publication, I often wonder if I should be using a serif or sans-serif font. I browse the journals in my field and notice that there is no standard, just chaos. I ...
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Grid lines on graphs

I'm told there are conventions in scientific papers around graphs. I'm publish material for a general audience based on a the findings of a scientific paper (unpublished) and having a disagreement ...
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Have most journals recently stopped providing off-prints to authors?

I've recently obtained my PhD in mathematics and started a post-doc this year. I have 5 published papers, across a wide spectrum of journals (in terms of quality, from very good to mediocre). However ...
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Recommended rejection of a paper, but invited to review the paper again

I was recently asked to review a paper, and ended up recommending a rejection of the paper. The journal has, apparently, asked the authors to revise their paper, and the journal has come back to me ...
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How should use of a preprint server be incorporated into the publishing workflow?

I am a biologist and very recently there has been a movement to increase the use of preprints in publishing biological research. This has generated a lot of discussion about preprints and their ...