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I'd send the article. I am not a lawyer. However, it's quite common for people to send me e-mail messages requesting reprints of my papers. The Academia.edu and ResearchGate websites have mechanisms to request a reprint of closed-access papers for similar reasons. Now I think it depends a bit on the journal. The chemistry (ACS) journals that I tend to ...


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Open access: Open access comes in two degrees: gratis open access, which is free online access, and libre open access, which is free online access plus some additional usage rights.These additional usage rights are often granted through the use of various specific Creative Commons licenses. Only libre open access is fully compliant with ...


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If you are uncertain, then with a truly open-access paper you can also choose to avoid the question by simply linking to the official publication page - there is often a direct PDF link, and putting that on an external webpage gives no significant difference in user experience than uploading the PDF directly.


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Maybe. But not necessarily. It depends on the exact terms and conditions of the open access paper: there are many different variants (Springer use more than one, as do many other publishers). It also depends on the exact terms and conditions of the site you intend to upload to. So there is no general answer, beyond this: Read and understand the licence on ...


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Here's what Springer says: § 6 Royalty For each sold and paid copy of the Work or part thereof, print or electronic, sold as an individual book or individual part thereof, Springer shall pay to Author a royalty of 6% based on the net income received by Springer (list-price minus discount and VAT, withholding tax and any other applicable ...


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Legally, the style file at first only is the software which you use to generate your paper and thus there should not be any problems in most cases, for the same reasons that you do not need to ask Microsoft for permission each time you publish something generated with Word. I see three problem cases, however: If you use TeX, and ArXiv does not have the ...


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I am personally not aware of any open online courses although I would be surprised if none existed. I can, however, point you to some other good resources. First there is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) which has guides and resources for teaching so it is not a course in itself but contains very useful material. I can also recommend a couple of books on ...


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I think what matters in most cases is whether the journal staff (i.e., not just the external peer reviewers) made some corrections and improvements to the paper. If they did, you generally can't post the fruit of their labor on arXiv without violating the journal's rights. But you can post a version without those corrections and improvements -- and then you ...


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Your question breaks down into distinct subquestions and assumptions, we need to call out each of them separately, especially because you have the importance wrong: How important is being first named author [as long as you're second, obviously], in your field. You claimed "being first author means everything for me in my application" Is fighting this fight ...


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I see that you have published a paper in the arxiv. You could certainly write up your theorem, optionally with background and/or example(s), and submit it. That is certainly a common thing to include in a publication list.


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If you kept a stack of drafts, produce them. While not definite proof, it would be very hard to overcome even if the professor were to try. Likely, he won't and you win by default.


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As this is my only published paper as an undergrad, and being first author means everything for me in my application, is there anyway for me to prove to the admission committees (or the professors; whoever will review my application) that I was the main contributor of the paper? Short answer: no. Aside from the professor writing in his letter that he ...


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First, you should take pride in proving a theorem that was significant enough for someone to attach your name to it. Even if it was "not very important", as you say, it was still enough to be worth mentioning. Not many undergraduates achieve that. When you submit to a journal, you don't submit a theorem, of course -- you submit a complete paper. A typical ...


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If you ask whether the theorem is considered as published, then the answer is yes, it is, and it can be cited from either of the two sources you know. If you ask whether it can be considered as your publication, then the answer is no, it cannot. Proving a theorem and having a publication are two different things. It is just a bit strange that the professor ...


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I was wondering if this is considered as a publication. Yes this is a published work and can be referenced by other publications. You are not the author of the published work in this particular case. If I submit it to a journal, should I mention the situation with the books? Yes it should form a part of your bibliography / references ...


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Are you really afraid that it will be plagiarized? The only people who have seen your work are the programme committee and any reviewers who saw the paper when you first subitted it. It would be very surprising if the programme committee or reviewers of what you describe as a "top-tier conference" rejected a paper and then plagiarized it. Or are you worried ...


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First, it is worth mentioning that there are several models for authorship in use. In some fields alphabetaical is used, in some the last author is considered the important person (usually project leader), in some single author is used even when collaborations are performed. That said, however, the most common form is by weight and I mean weight in an ...


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Your focus needs to be on accomplishing significant work, and then receiving appropriate credit for that work. Number of papers is often a reflection of that, but is not, ultimately, the metric on which you will be judged by anybody who is actually thinking of hiring you. More distant reviewers of various sorts (e.g., for a grant or a tenure case) are more ...


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A partial workaround that was often used in the previous lab where I worked was to tamper a bit the article you put on arXiv by changing the title and the abstract, or even publishing an incomplete or old version of the article to also tamper the full-text. This is surely not foolproof as reviewers can still find the article if they really want to do so, ...


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The word "theorem" implies that there is a proof. If you do not have a proof, you do not have a theorem. Let's call it a conjecture instead. I have tried disproving my theorem for over a year. That's a slightly strange thing to say: how long have you spent trying to prove your conjecture? Should I just publish it without a proof, Can I even ...


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For mathematics finding a "Theorem" without a proof has very little to no value. With very few exceptions, a Theorem becomes (somewhat) important when it is proven. The hard part of mathematics is not finding Theorems or statements which seem plausible, the hard part is proving them. And the most important skill as a researcher is finding results which can ...


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Something to do is to publish the idea as an article in a journal in the field. This doesn't have to be an academic journal. There are some ideas and articles in that are more suitable for say, Popular Mechanics than some Mechanical Engineering Journal. Even publication in say, the Ladies Home Journal would have some value. After publishing, the person ...


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I see a few approaches you could take (or some combination): Write up the idea as a white paper and submit to http://arxiv.org (or something similar). This gets the idea documented, public, timestamped, and allows people to easily cite it. Reach out to researchers in the field to see if they would be willing to help you form a scientific paper based on ...


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I guess there are quite a few scientists that have not graduated in a certain field and later prominently published in it. The best thing to do is to talk to people about it e.g. on conferences or seminars. Because in the end that is what you want: Get feedback/support/critique from other experts in the field. If you have discovered a breakthrough, writing ...


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What you are describing is one form of review article. Although review articles more typically describe a more general state of the art on a problem, they can also be used to tie together and summarize a collection of linked papers into one coherent entry point. Doing this well will require creating quite a lot of new content---it just won't be new ...


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If you cite the earlier papers and the specific contribution of this summary paper is clearly stated (so that it is not implied that it contributes new research), there's nothing unethical about this. Furthermore, you're adding value with this new paper, not just trying to rack up publications without added value. Dishonesty is unethical. If you are ...


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I'm going to approach this from a different angle as I think your premise is flawed. Graphic images will only produce a more "energetic" response if the subject's threshold is below the image's level, so you will have to do a lot of pre-screening. This will, by definition, prepare the subject for what they are about to see and lessen the impact, thus ...


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All research involving EEG on human subjects will require IRB, or equivalent ethical review board, approval in order to be published in a reputable journal. Studies involving pornography, violence, and death are not that uncommon and your IRB will have procedures in place to deal with these types of studies. They will likely require you to provide clear ...


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First, do I understand correctly that a large part of your question is whether you should avoid discussing this significant and controversial change in research methodology with your project supervisor because you think that he would reject it outright for ethical reasons? If so, what am I missing that makes this even conceivably a good idea? Most ...


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What a programmer would do is break the formula into sub-functions along boundaries that reflect the way the formula itself breaks up into individual concepts, define those, and then define the top-level formula in terms of those. I can't see any reason that wouldn't work here, at least to some degree... (This is like @jakebeal's suggestion to define new ...


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When I have had occasion to deal with obnoxiously large equations, I find that there are four strategies that do well for me. In order of readability, they are: Shrink the font: if you are allowed (any many venues do allow this), you can usually shrink the font on an equation a few points without affecting readability. Map separable terms of the equation ...


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If you main concern is plagiarism, then any mechanism for creating a persistent, externally accessible, date-stamped copy of your work will clearly establish priority: arXiv and institution-specific technical memos each work just as well for this purpose. When I was a graduate student at MIT, I used to use the CSAIL Technical Report series in exactly the ...


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You need to first get a database put together of all those who potentially might have cited your work, and the bibliography of their papers. This is not trivial, esp. if you are in a field where you don't have pre-existing online citation databases for published works. Are your works available in such a format? If so, then just do a query which you think ...


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First of all, your situation is not at all uncommon. On the contrary, most academics who submit sufficiently many papers find themselves in it from time to time. The fact that your rebuttal email resulted in an editor's writing back that he saw value in your paper is already worth something: it gives corroboration that your paper has value. In general it ...


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Chances are slim. It is possible that the editor would ask for a third reviewer to look at the paper. If that reviewer is extremely positive, they might reconsider. Someone has to be passionate about the paper in order to get the paper accepted. However, since both reviewers missed the main points there is a good chance that the presentation is not clear ...


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I have also published some papers in the same vein. If you can find something novel about your implementation (significant changes to the algorithm, novel optimizations, new insights about the architecture, etc.) then you have a better chance of getting published. If you only achieved the speedup by parallelizing the algorithm in a straightforward fashion, ...


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I'd say simply write a paper, submit it at one of the top venues in that area and let the reviewers decide for you. If it was rejected they will suggest the changes that could get it accepted in the following conference.


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Short answer: no (don't bother). More nuanced answer: it depends. Is your paper of earth-shaking significance in some way? Is it going to appear in some renowned journal (Nature, PNAS, Lancet, Journal of the ACM, etc.)? If not, it is little more than a waste of time to try to add the information to your application. Late information is rarely added to ...


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If the paper was in review for a long time (over a year as you mentioned), it is a very bad sign. Being polite is an obvious solution, but, I am afraid, it may not help. Most likely your paper will be rejected. One of the reasons, the reviewers, who are in the same area of research, are not interested in publication of your work. They will find "convincing" ...


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Please do not take this personally, because I do not know you or your abilities. I am only guessing by what you say but consider that a complete Internet stranger like me, gets a negative vibe from your words. And this is not a good thing. In detail: I still have 3 weeks to go and I have almost finished his part too. You never do that. Would you like ...


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Communication is needed and you need to communicate to your co-advisor your feelings rather than second-guessing things and increase your frustration. You may lack some aspects of the picture that your advisor's see. So I would suggest the following: Prepare everything to as close as the final product (manuscript) you can at this point. Add your name as ...


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Reimplementing published methods is a perfectly valid and common thing to do. Research papers should describe the utilized methods to enable other people to reperform the experiments and verify the results, so I don't see a reason not to speak publicly about what you're doing.


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A lot of journals give their politics for conference paper in their websites. It is mostly like following: Journal of Machine Learning Research We will consider research that has been published at workshops or conferences. In these cases, we expect the JMLR submission to go into greater depth and extend the published results in a substantive way. Some ...


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Different journals have different standards for what counts as prior publication. For example, most computer science journals happily accept "extended journal versions" of existing papers that are intended to supersede the prior publication, as long as there is at least 30% new content and the relationship to the prior paper made explicit. Some high-ranked ...


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It's not a problem per se. Many professors with larger groups submit multiple papers to the same major conferences every year. However, the fact that you are an undergrad and, as you say, new to writing papers and you are still handing in five papers simultaneously to this conference sounds concerning to me. Make sure that: the papers are all individually ...


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There's a big difference between a large national conference and a smaller regional workshop. When you have 5,000 to 10,000 talks plus posters at a meeting, with 50 parallel sessions, there's likely not a problem with the number of abstracts on which you're an author. If it's a small meeting of 100 to 200 attendees, with only a single session at a time, you ...


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It's not a problem as such - for example, I see in the proceedings of a recent very large conference an author that shows up on 9 papers (LREC2014, Núria Bel), the only question is if the individual papers are strong and novel enough. "Salami publishing" is frowned upon, and if there is significant overlap in the topics it might be more useful and more ...


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Yes, it is acceptable, particularly since the author lists will all be different. Go for it! One word of warning: The papers themselves must have clearly different content. If you submit five nearly identical papers, the editors are likely to accept at most the best one and reject the rest. That will annoy your other co-authors mightily.


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I will try to add another perspective (I hope I don't repeat anybody else, if I do, please alarm me). One of the measures that can be used in pre-review to see if the article is suitable are the references. For example, if your article cites only low-quality journals, it is presumed that it will be cited only in low-quality journals. Similarly, if it ...



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