I've seen cases of startups publishing research with so few implementation details that it's quite difficult to recreate the results. They seem to be doing it to for the publicity and to show proof of the effectiveness of their methods without making it too easy for others to create a similar business. Now that I am considering starting a company based on my research I am curious as to how this actually works. I have the following list of questions, but feel free to answer using a single answer instead of one for each item.
- Is it in general frowned upon in academia to publish this kind of research that is used for "marketing" your company?
- To what degree do higher quality journals/conferences require implementation details?
- How good credentials must the author have to be able to publish this kind of paper?