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Do you have a link to a top-tier university press's policy re using AI to write a book?

I am looking for written policies re using AI to write books. Specifically interested in top-tier university presses (humanities and soft sciences).
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Can reviewers work on my book chapter themselves?

I am new here, and relatively young. This is my first book chapter, I usually publish articles, and I was invited to write a chapter as a co-author by a colleague. After analyzing what my contribution ...
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Is it normal to be expected to read a 400 page academic textbook in a week?

As a student starting his masters degree, I was given an academic textbook on reinforcement learning, and I was asked to read it by next week by the professor. I just joined his research group. I ...
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Balancing reading and college responsibilities

My exams start in three weeks. In three weeks I will reach all the planned obligations, but I have one problem. I bought a book that I wanted to read for a long time. The book has a large number of ...
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Is it acceptable to add the dedication of a chapter in an academic scientific book?

Is it acceptable to add the dedication of a chapter in an academic scientific book? Is there a way to thank the ones who supported me though writing the chapters?
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What will happen to my to downloaded PDFs on springer if I no longer have institutional access?

I'm a high schooler who self studies math. A university in my state (University of Minnesota) is offering college courses to high schoolers so I automatically get access to, and can download, books on ...
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Alternative for illegal downloading books

There are books with scientific content, very broadly cited in bibliography that haven't been printed by any publisher for decades (as far as I am aware). Plus hardly any copies have ever reached my ...
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Offers to include my published paper in an open access book?

I published a paper, and I've been receiving offers from various publishers to include the paper in open access books. What should I do please?
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Can an author choose the reviewer of their book?

I suspect the answer is no. The problem is, there is a group of scholars who would invariably trash the works of young scholars from a certain school of thought (they already did). My book was ...
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Is it a bad form to ask for extra complimentary copies from academic publisher?

I've published a book based on my thesis with a reputable academic publisher. It turns out that I have to provide 2 more books to my university than I originally thought - they say for archival ...
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Would it be well-received to ask for the LaTeX source of a textbook?

My screen reader has a hard time with PDF documents. As I delve into more niche textbooks, I increasingly find them only in print/PDF rather than EPUB. This makes it difficult to learn when the screen ...
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Do any colleges/universities require professors to provide the library with a free copy of a book they have written while employed by the school? [closed]

Let's say Professor X, who is currently a tenured professor at Y University, writes a book on genetic mutation. Is it likely Y University has a policy that requires Professor X to supply the ...
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Listing "Publications" in CV - How to list multiple co-authored book chapters from one single Book?

I have co-authored 2 book chapters on two different topics under 1 Book Title. The Book has a single editor (but not co-author to these chapters), one ISBN and one DOI number. The chapters do not have ...
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Why do " 'inclusive' access" textbooks normally self-destruct after a year or so?

Background information (you can skip this) There's a technology called automatic textbook billing, or "inclusive" access (IA). It is also known by many other names. With IA, students are ...
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How do I cite a book when it seems to have no year?

This is an edge case my mental citation engine couldn't quite handle. I'm entering all my physical books in a database, to do more principled library management (at long last), and I ran into a book, ...
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What does someone earn by writing a scientific book (apart from money)?

What does someone earn by writing a scientific book (apart from money)? When somebody uses his/her time to write a scientific book, and I am referring to the top publishers. What does the author earn? ...
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Does a scientific book offer something to the author's CV or is it better to write journals/papers?

Does a scientific book offers something to the author's CV or is it better to write journals/papers in order to improve his/her CV? update (24/06/2023): I am talking about the following: Computer ...
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How long an essay can be?

I was sure that even the longest essays are about 20-25 pages. But Eric Gill's "An Essay on Typography" is more than 150 pages. And here it becomes unclear to me where is a difference ...
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Trouble with exercises and problem solving in graduate math textbooks

Firstly I'd like to apologize if this is too much of an opinion-based question. I do not know where else would be appropriate for such a post, if there is such a place please let me know. I am very ...
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If I want to write and publish a book where I use C++ code for GPUs, what are the steps? [closed]

If I want to write and publish a book where I use my examples with C++ code that I have written for specific GPUs, what are the steps? Is there an infringement, because I will base the examples to ...
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Is it ok for a thesis chapter to start with a figure?

Slightly different to the question here which asks is it ok to put a figure in the introduction of a thesis, is it ok to start a thesis chapter with an illustration like a figure or table? An even ...
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Is publishing a chapter in a book considered as valuable as a journal publication?

I received an invitation from a Prof. in an highly ranked University to publish a chapter in a book (Computer Science). The book publisher is a well known publisher. As far as I know, the chapter will ...
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What factors do distinguish undergrad physics textbooks and grad physics textbooks?

I'm an math student pursuing to Master's degree, and I'm taking physics classes as an auditor. (My campus marks them "applied math" and "applied physics", but I don't think that ...
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How long does Springer give reviewers to peer-review an original book?

It can take months for articles in journals. But a proportional amount of time would make it years for a book, so that cannot be it. Does anyone have a ballpark recent figure for a 90,000 word ...
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Does collecting some peer-reviewed articles in a "self-published" book promote it to a valuable scholarly book?

I have two scholarly books self-published in the field of physics. However, some parts of my books have previously been published in peer-reviewed journals and the editors of my books have academic ...
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Why does Springer need 85,000 words in a monograph?

I'm dealing with Springer about a monograph proposal. My draft was 80,000 words and they asked me to make it 85–100,000 words. I don't want to bother the editor with a question that is just out of ...
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In google scholar my book and its 2.5k citations is assigned to the wrong author: what can I do?

In 2008, myself, Bill Langdon and Nic McPhee wrote a book entitled "A field guide to genetic programming". We made it freely available on the internet so as to maximally benefit the field of ...
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What are some good resources to adapt oneself to academia and its customs? [closed]

I am an engineer in Academia, coming from a Master's degree that is pretty distant from Academia. I am ten months into my job and I still feel a bit distant about Academia, scientific research and the ...
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How correctly write ordinal numbers in a scientific thesis?

I'm wrtiting my Master of Science thesis in Aerospace Engineering and I've a doubt about wrtiting of ordinal numbers? Let' us consider the following alternatives:$i$th, $i$-th. What is the correct ...
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How should a textbook structure its answer key to minimise contamination of the student's memory?

I read many textbooks (mainly multichoice questions or short answers) and they seem to put all the answers together and that seems bad because the student can't do a section without seeing the answers ...
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I want to cite a theorem from a book written by influential scientists. However the theorem is not proven in the book. Should I add a proof of my own?

I want to cite a theorem from a book written by two computer scientist that I consider to be influential and renowned. If you want the specifics, I want to cite Theorem 11.8 from the book ...
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How often do popular academic books use unacknowledged ghost writers and is this a form of fraud or plagiarism?

My impression is that the use of ghostwriters is common and sort of accepted / an open secret in some contexts (e.g. books by celebrities or politicians). I'm curious if others have that impression, ...
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Is it ethical to use an illegal pdf of a book that you bought?

Let’s say the situation is this: you bought a physical copy of a textbook, and for whatever reason you want to view a pdf version of said book, maybe so that you don’t have to carry it around, etc., ...
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Uploading a preliminary version of a book/monograph to arXiv

Suppose you're working on a lengthy text that you would like to publish as a book or a "research monograph". For example in mathematics stuff like Springer Lecture Notes, Memoirs of the AMS, ...
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How can I access an eBook or an article?

I come from a part of the world where neither I nor my institutional library can afford to access certain eBooks, not because of any imposed restriction but because of a lack of funds. It is quite ...
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How are exercises in Senior Year Undergraduate Textbooks meant to be treated?

I am studying Averill M Law's "Simulation Modeling and Analysis". It has 30 questions as exercises for Chapter 1. But our exams never ask for such things. They used to ask "exercises/...
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Will people translate obscure books for free? [closed]

This question arises out of this question here. Basically, I was hoping that someone could help me find an English translation of a 1722 work by Nicolas de la Mare, titled Traité de la Police or "...
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Can i publish a book chapter independently?

My question is can I publish a book chapter independently? I have completed my PhD and currently I am not enrolled anywhere, in this case can I publish it without approval of guide or institution?
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What are options for a second edition of an article

I've seen second editions of philosophical articles. For example, Quine's From a Logical Point of View is a collection of articles, some of them updated. But I have never seen a second edition of an ...
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Recommendation for a journal for an amateur to publish a biblical archaeology article in [closed]

I have a theory about the chronology of the Exodus. I am in retrospect neither a Minimalist, a Maximalist, nor a supporter of the New Chronology. I'm not a believer in actual miracles, but nonetheless ...
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Best way to read academic/scientific books [duplicate]

I’m a computer science student in the second semester. I passed all my first exams fairly well and can follow my lectures quite decent (usually). But whenever I want to dig deeper into a topic and try ...
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How do you release a previously published, copyrighted work as open access?

I am working on an open-access textbook. I have the permission of an author to use material from a previously published book from 20 years ago which the publisher returned the rights to digital ...
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Do academic libraries preserve the contents of books before selling them?

I’m a mathematician (after a fashion), working in industry, and I find great value in older books about geometry, written between around 1850 and 1920. I notice that my favorite books are often ...
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Moving abroad with books marked "for sale in Indian subcontinent only"

I am soon going to move from India to Norway. I own multiple reference books that will be relevant to my work in the future as well and I plan to move with my books. Several of the editions that I own ...
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What is the point of an academic monograph / peer-reviewed book?

I'm currently co-authoring a book-chapter with another scientist. We're writing a review of sea ice variability and trends in an "AGU Physical Monograph" (published by Wiley) on Earth's ...
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Does the color of the leather binding for a thesis / dissertation denote anything?

I'm getting a couple bound copies of my dissertation for myself and my parents. Just like academic regalia has meanings behind the colors of the uniform, I was wondering if there was also some ...
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What are some good techniques for reading a textbook?

I'm a newly admitted grad student for computer science. I've always had an extremely difficult time with taking notes, reading, and retaining information from reading. I find that I'm only able to ...
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Is there something like presenting a book review at a conference? [closed]

Excuse me if I tickle your fancies. But it is really on my mind, and what better place could I find than this one to put it upfront! Can one present or read a mathematics book review at a mathematics ...
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Maintaining a Public Handbook: Collaborative editing, online viewing, plus good-quality PDF output?

This is a question for anyone who has had to maintain a set of guidelines or handbook which might be fairly long (book-length) with multiple sections. The ideal case would be a system where revisions ...
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Is it legal to share some exercises with solutions of a book with students?

I am going to teach a course in the Winter term and I have access to the solution manual provided by the publisher. Is it legal to share some questions (not the whole questions) with their answers ...
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