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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What to put in a biography for a publication?

A publication I submitted to said that I need to include a biography in the paper. I don't have many formal qualifications, aside from my degree. I have done my research on my own, and am ...
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How to decide whether a mistake is sufficiently relevant to publish about it?

How do I know my results are significant enough to be published? I am a physicist and I have found a very common mistake that appears in every paper in my area of interest. I thought it would be ...
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New author, independent research, scope of publishing

I have done my masters in CS, but did not get much support in the masters to get the final project published. I am presently working as a software developer in an organization, and also outside office ...
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How to “work on the essay” as a non-native speaker

We received a report on our paper (it's the 2nd version already). The referee writes: The proofs are correct. However, I'm not completely satisfied with the style in which the paper is written and ...
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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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Publish at the Open University as an undergraduate

I'm an undergraduate at the Open University (OU), which allows me to study part-time and from home (actually even from a different country). Getting my BSc will take me other several years, but I want ...
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Leave out the last chapter as it anyway should be addressed in second edition?

I am an amateur (not affiliated with an academy) mathematician. I have written a research monograph (see my site). The current status of the book is that it is well written and is reasonably checked ...
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Mechanical Engineering undergrad aspiring to publish [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering, now closing my third year of studies. Throughout the years however, I've always went a bit off coursework to study and research the area. By now ...
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Where to publish helpful, but informal papers?

I have written an informal article 9 pages long, that covers some general, lightly technical material. I wrote it because this material is not covered elsewhere, and I am knowledgeable in the field. ...
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Question of under review -situation

I apologize if my question is familiar here and handled here before, I just would be happy to have a short comment by somebody on following simple situation: I submitted my paper in beginning of ...
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How to Cite With Inconsistent Use of Initials [duplicate]

There is a paper I want to cite where, on the title page of the article, the authors names appear without any middle initials (i.e., one of the authors is Mark Smith). However, this one author ...
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My advisor wants to publish my final year project; what will this involve?

I recently finished my final year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Web Development at university in the UK. As 3/8ths of the final year credit, I was required to create a Final Year Project, ...
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Are reviewers chosen from among the editorial board of a journal?

If, in a certain international journal where I have submitted, the journal webpage lists the editorial board, should I expect that the possible reviewers of my paper are selected from among the ...
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Is it more difficult to publish a paper that demands reviewers with knowledge from many different areas of mathematics?

I have got an article the making, and presented it to my PhD advisor one month ago. The article emerged from my master thesis at a different university. A week ago, he told me the draft is good, ...
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Is GitHub adequate for purposes of giving a manuscript a timestamp to protect against plagiarism?

I wrote a paper that I want to put on my webpage, but that I don't want to publish anywhere. I think that I need a timestamp on it, in case someone decides to plagiarize it. Is GitHub adequate for ...
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Acknowledging a single funding source: do I say “partially supported”?

I wrote my first academic paper recently (it is in math). I need to put a footnote crediting the NSF for funding. I have noticed that papers almost always say "Partially supported by [grant]". I got ...
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What to do after accidentally submitting to a “fake” conference?

I have always done my best to not publish in scam journals or fake conferences (even though I was working as a lecturer and was penalised for not having enough publications, the institution didn't ...
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Personal project vs. blind peer review

As a researcher in industry, I am interested in pursuing personal projects in my field (computer science) in order to improve my potential employability. With that objective in mind, I'd like to ...
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How to publish easily - low entry reqs [closed]

Can you give me advice, how can I publish easily and quickly in a number of papers? I'm not really a scientist, I'm a web developer, but I really need to build a publication list. I need to publish ...
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Publishing Free Papers by Publishing house: Offer or Scam?

Some of my colleagues and I got offers from employees of some reputed journal (not from journal itself), to publish our research paper for free, if: We include their name as co-author We use 60%+ ...
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What might the editor do if my supervisor contacts a journal to claim authorship of a paper?

When I was doing my PhD project, I got an idea to solve a different but related problem. However, my supervisor said neither the motivation nor the initial result were interesting, and so he refused ...
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When is it proper to add someone to your research paper?

I am an undergraduate working on a research project that is going to be published. My research adviser wasn't completely able to help with a certain portion of the research, so I contacted another ...
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Asked editor for review prolongation to do further experiments, can't meet deadline. What do?

My paper received a good review, but we've been implicitly asked (interpretation of my supervisor, not mine) to do two experiments to verify a method I use. We then asked the editor for some time to ...
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Is acceptable for international conferences to use your own simulator in your paper?

I want to propose some approaches in wireless networks and I want to simulate it to prove that it is better than others; but I don't want use commonly-used simulators and I want to create new ...
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Should chapter introduction and conclusion be included in the table of contents?

In my thesis, I have five chapters, each of which includes sections and subsections. Each of the five chapters has an introduction and conclusion. Should chapter introductions and conclusions be ...
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On writing a review (i.e. summary) for a problematic (published) paper

I am trying to write a review on a published paper for Mathematical Reviews. The paper proposes a generalization of K-theory. Its main definition is fundamentally problematic. So the rest of the ...
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Paper rejection due to being “correspondence”: what does it mean?

My paper was rejected a few hours after submission with the following explanation: "Regretfully, your manuscript is being Immediate Rejected without review since it is a short correspondence item ...
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Cover letter for a publication [duplicate]

I am submitting a publication to IEEE. In the course of the process, they've asked for a cover letter. Is this request typical of journals and other publications? What is expected to be on such a ...
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Should I put my not-yet-submitted work on my web page?

I am planning on submitting a paper to a journal. Is it acceptable and advisable to upload it to my web page for public consumption, in the mean time?
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Should one put their Master's thesis online?

I think of a thesis as sort of an immature document, by definition. It delineates the university era from the professional era, and is bound to lack some practical elements. Should a student refrain ...
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Which term is correct for a work submitted for a master's degree: paper, thesis or dissertation?

What is the difference among the terms paper, thesis and dissertation? Which one should I use, for instance if I am completing a master's degree? Are they interchangeable ?
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How can I include figures with non-English text (and a translation) in the appendix of a research paper?

I'm writing a research paper in English, but my data is in another language. I want to include some pictures in an appendix, but they contain some writings in the foreign language. How can you ...
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Comparing results if there have been no similar studies

I examined seven years of financial data for a given country. However, there have been no similar studies that have the same sample as mine and cover a seven-year period (most study just one year in ...
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Where to find journals or other publications for my work?

I have written papers on the topic of network security. Now I am trying to find a place to publish one of them. Is there a list of publications by topic, somewhere? If I come across such a list, ...
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Is there prestige to be had by posting to arXiv?

Do people ever upload papers exclusively to arXiv, or do authors simply use arXiv to assist in review while they find a journal to publish in? If people sometimes publish exclusively on arXiv, what's ...
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Requirement to cite recent literature

Recently I submitted my first paper to a philosophy journal and got a rejection. This is of course nothing unusual, but as someone with a STEM background, I was surprised by the reason for the ...
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How to find out if an author is practicing pseudoscience or is fradulent?

I have had the need to dig deep into the theory of architecture and in doing so I have encountered various authors who make extremely grandiose claims about themselves and their work. This of course ...
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Re-using text from a grant proposal in a paper (or vice versa)

I have a grant proposal that I'm ready to submit, and I would like to re-use a significant amount of the text (on the order of 5-8 pages) in a paper that I intend to submit to a journal for ...
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Using “my” in a publication [duplicate]

In publications the wording often resembles the following: "We found that our results followed what we found in our previous research." I am now writing a publication alone, with no co-authors. Is ...
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If I upload a draft of my paper to arXiv, will I still be able to publish in an IEEE or ACM publication?

Since IEEE/ACM will eventually own the copyright of the papers they publish, and since they charge for access to papers, if I have a paper on arXiv is that a problem for them?
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Is it plagiarism to closely mimic the structure of a table in a publication?

If the title was not clear enough: I am writing a paper on a topic closely related to previous literature (but in a different study population). As such, the statistical analysis is very similar to ...
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How to interpret results [closed]

This might be a silly question, but I don't have much experience in research. After I run my model, I am a little confused of what the summary statistics numbers mean and how can I exercise them to my ...
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How do people who are not active in the academic community write papers? Is it possible?

I've recently finished grad school. I've written two papers since that time, and I think that I have more good ideas. However, I find it difficult to write now for two reasons. First of all, I ...
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What does it mean that a conference is sponsored by ACM or IEEE?

Some conferences are established by IEEE and ACM, others by only one of them. I thought at first that such organizations somehow maintain a certain degree of high quality in the affiliated ...
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Is it necessary to specialize on a topic when writing publications?

I have written a couple of papers on a certain topic in network communications. I would like to write my next paper on a different topic, for example something geared toward the electrical ...
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Do journals hold rejections against authors?

I am BSc student. When I was in the fourth semester (end of the second year), I did my course project and submitted it to my professor. His efforts in order to publish it really shocked me. It was ...
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Paper with lots of Greek letters

I developed a system, and wrote a paper about it. It includes formulas and pseudo-code. During the course of development I used Roman letters in the formulas. I eventually ran out of meaningful ...
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How can I find out when an Editor intends to publish my paper?

My manuscript was accepted in an ISI journal 6 months ago, but it is not published online yet. I found that the journal published online some manuscripts that were accepted after my acceptance date. ...
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Doubt regarding uploading Tables and Figures for the accepted manuscript

The instructions of the engineering journal I submitted to (IEEE transactions on wireless communications) says this regarding the final submission of figures and tables Please upload the Originals ...
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Revamping Paper Authorship, *or* Should Papers Roll Credits

A junior researcher with no reputation (as we've dropped the facade of double-blind review, reputation counts) may benefit from coauthoring with a senior researcher of established reputation, and may ...