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How to publish a Paper? [duplicate]

I noticed that scientists are one of the most hermetic societies around. Does anybody know how can some "nobody" safely publish an interesting idea, at least, interesting for that someone? I think ...
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What to do with spare research topics?

A while back I reached the stage where my ideas for research topics/papers exceeded my capacity to personally work on them. As a PostDoc, I tried to head-hunt students or more junior researchers in my ...
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What to do with a result too small to be publishable, but interesting nonetheless?

Let's assume, for the sake of example, that I have found a new figure of merit which is of the same complexity as the one currently used, but is much more justified from a mathematical and physical ...
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How to make your small ideas into a research paper?

I am a computer science PhD student who works mostly in theory. I always have multiple ideas in my mind about the research problem I am working on and also on problems which are related to my research....
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How to write a white paper for a non-academic?

I am an apprentice employed to do mechanical engineering but my real passion has always been computing. I recently came up with IMHO a good idea to help mitigate DDoS attacks on web servers. I would ...
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What should I do with small research results in theoretical computer science?

I am a PhD student who works in theory. I was working on some problem for the last 6-7 weeks. After doing a survey for two weeks it took me about four weeks to solve a research problem. Along with my ...
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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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Research paper feedback: “interesting idea but does not add scientific value”

Where is the border line between a novel, creative work and work that is of scientific value? I have received reviewer comments like: the ideas are creative and interesting but work adds little ...
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How can I share my research ideas for others to develop, in exchange for authorship? [closed]

I have some research ideas and concepts. But I have no time to proceed with them. So I would like to share them with relevant research institutions for further developments. I don't expect any ...
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Publishing a work; not sure what should I do

I did a research project for a class. It was a simple idea but I checked literature and no one had applied that method to that problem before. My method uses a bit of heuristic type stuff. If no one ...
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Publishing an almost trivial paper to arxiv

My question is simple: Should I publish a paper on arxiv if the result is almost trivial or just an analysis of the known results with a new question in mind? Other than the main question I am ...
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Publish a significant but brief improvement of a Mathematics paper

I am a PhD student and I started studying a recent article of my advisor. During the study, I realized that some of the reasonings and results used in the article could be considerably improved. ...