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Where would I report missing metadata in Crossref / Science?

I hope this isn't the wrong part of the StackExchange network to ask this; if so, please point me in the right direction :-) I just stumbled across missing metadata in Crossref, where the initial ...
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What can be done to possibly avoid corrupt practices in the blind peer review process?

During my short career as a researcher I observed a few seemingly unethical behaviors by Editors and Associate Editors: being asked to include a particular new author in order to be accepted being ...
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Cite a paper by DOI

I would like to cite a paper in the reference of my paper. However, the paper I want to cite is online published by a journal for the time being, and has not been assigned to an issue yet. If I cite ...
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Reputed journal publications, yet I have small number of citations

People say that the impact factor and number citations somehow correlated. However; since 2012, I published 7 articles in well reputed top-10% journal, 5 papers in flagship conferences. Yet my total ...
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Do I need to translate Works Cited at the end? [duplicate]

I am translating an academic paper to English. However, most of the sources cited at the end, are in other languages (e.g. Russian). Do I need to translate the list of references into English as well?
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How should one cite the entirety of a journal?

I want to cite a journal itself, not an article in it, the publication. I think the same would hold for a magazine, not an issue of that magazine. The specific citation information will be enough. ...
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In what order should existing inter-related research be cited in a journal paper?

In a given field, the initial breakthroughs were made by A in 1951. This was developed by B in 1960, further developed by C in 1965. I am, in 2018, using equations from C's 1965 paper. In that paper, ...
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How are non-academic (eg. industrial) reports cited in publications?

This question pertains to peer reviewed journal articles in materials science/metallurgy. In my upcoming research article, I wish to use some statistics from an industrial report to highlight the ...
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How to find the Endnote template for CJPH submission?

I have been searching and trying out to find the Endnote citation style to match the one required for the Canadian Journal of Public Health submission for hours, with no success. It demonstrated that ...
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As a non-academic, how do I find papers that reference a certain article?

I have recently read an interesting article on number theory, published in a well-known mathematics journal. As a keen amateur mathematician, I have tried to develop some of the ideas presented in the ...
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Curious case of self-citations and how to monitor self-citers?

If one looks superficially at the publications of author X, he seems to be one of the top scientists in his field. But looking more closely his citations are 60% from himself 35% from his co-author, ...
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How to cite a database from R or another source

I use data() from R, i get the following info from the sunspot dataset: Yearly numbers of sunspots from 1700 to 1988 (rounded to one digit). Source: H. Tong (1996) Non-Linear Time Series. ...
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How do I track down articles referenced in the article I'm reading?

In General Terms I am majoring in piano performance (classical), which is not considered academic where I live (the Netherlands), although the dutch Bachelor/Master of Music degrees are ...
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After publishing many articles in the last few years, why does my work have few citations?

During last 3 years I have published 17 articles, but I have only 15 citations (excluding self citation), which I find disappointing. My articles have 100s of downloads almost every month. They seem ...
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Can I still claim the novelty of my PhD contribution in later publications?

I understand that it is common to publish a number of conference papers while working on PhD and, then, publish conference/journal articles from your thesis afterwards. However, when the main ...
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How to cite and build on the work of another paper that is still under peer review?

I've written a paper which I submitted to journal ~5 months ago and is still in peer review. I have a follow up piece of work that is similar, but uses a different formulation of a problem (so I can ...
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Does the number of references influence reviewers decision?

For journal article, does the number of references one has for an original research work have an influence on the reviewer? Like if I have say 11 references, in such a case, will the reviewer take it ...
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How to cite supplementary material of a Science paper and avoid confusion with my own supplementary material?

I want to specify in my paper an exact methodology developed by another author and explained in the suplementary material of a Science's paper. The problem is that I already have my own supplementary ...
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Reviewers want me to cite their barely related papers [duplicate]

I recently sent a paper to a journal which has now been reviewed by 2 reviewers. Both of them have some good points that I should change. However, both reviewers also suggest to include specific ...
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How to cite own unpublished work in text and reference?

I would like to cite one of my own unpublished work (under review). Is it okay to cite as following? In text According to author et al. (year of submission)................. In reference authors list,...
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How do I cite an article which has been accepted pending revisions, but the revisions aren't accepted yet?

I have an article accepted in a journal, providing I make certain revisions. I have now made the revisions and sent them off, but am awaiting the journal's confirmation that the reviewers are ...
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A technique adopted from a paper

Can we use a technique (equations and approach) from a journal paper in one section of our paper if we cite it like this: "Method X has been adopted from [Y], modified, and used in this paper"?
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Should I cite a statement as coming from in journal article or from the related PhD thesis?

I frequently come across PhD dissertations that have spawned multiple journal papers, either while the author was working towards their Ph.D. or after completion. My field is not one with "stapler" ...
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Someone referenced my work in a journal paper using my first name only, do I contact them or the journal it was published in?

Someone referenced my work in a journal paper but they did not cite it the right way. They only included my first name, my supervisor's first name, the name of the paper and the date. They did not ...
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Can anybody help me in letter sample for a journal asking for permission to use figures in the paper? [closed]

I'm a co-author in one paper and I would like to use some figures from this paper in my thesis, any tips how I can write to journal and what I should write on my letter?Usually, they accept or refused?...
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Is it ethical to obtain journal articles from places other than the publisher's official sites?

When I am at home and looking for journal articles I often find article PDFs through google that have been uploaded to various websites (e.g., universities, institutions, arbitrary websites, etc...). ...
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Harvard citation of original journals but accessed online?

I want to cite an idea found in a journal accessed via the web and uploaded as a PDF file (or whatever mean). When I want to reference it at the end of my paper, should I cite it as if I've read the ...
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How to mention a completely rewritten article in PhD thesis?

First of all, I am from Europe. At my university are hardly any regulations of the form of my PhD thesis, especially nothing that concerns the following question: I published a paper as a first ...
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Article citation tracking

I am trying to find the origin of an idea based on journal articles. To elaborate more: Let's say object A affects object B in a certain manner and this was originally discovered by Researcher A a ...
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How Scopus CSAB plan to evaluate a submitted journal's citedness in Scopus?

Our journal applied to Scopus for inclusion a few months ago and I, as an editor, would like to clarify some citations to our journal from articles already indexed in this database (as far as I know, ...
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Why do journals have limits on the number of references?

I was rather shocked when hearing in a conversation that journals sometimes have explicit limits on the number of references that can be included in one article. I understand that there are space ...
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How accurate are published papers?

I'm an undergrad trying to publish findings on the accuracy of consumer-grade motion sensors for IEEE. I've searched for existing literature on this topic, and I've found some interesting articles. ...
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how to find highly cited articles in journals with low impact factor?

Journals with high IF get more attention, so might get "better" articles. However I am interested in finding papers published in minor journals that have a high number of citations, say >100. I can't ...
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A single definitive paper, or an initial manuscript and a followup?

Suppose that someone wants to publish his idea and his first successful experiments in a venue and then perform some extra experiments (for a more powerful proof) and publish it in another venue. ...
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What does “The references in general are not current” mean?

I submitted a paper recently and one of the major revisions that they ask for was this: "The references in general are not current." What does the reviewer mean by this?
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“Anomalous citation patterns” as exclusion criteria in Journal Citation Reports (aka Impact Factor)

Can someone explain how these "anomalous citation patterns" are identified in JCR and what they mean exactly? They sound like the academic version of link farms that Google has to fight against.
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Are Nature Letters still considered primary articles?

I have an article that I want to link as a primary article. I found a really interesting Nature Letter article and I was wondering if this is categorized as a primary article, since it is a "letter": ...
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Possibly fraudulent journal: cite or not to cite? [duplicate]

When I was doing literature review, I came across a paper published in a journal Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. Now, I can't find this paper anywhere else, no ...
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Are comments considered publications

The journal Science has two sections for submission, Research articles and Commentary. http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/contribinfo/prep/gen_info.xhtml Under commentary, there is a section for '...
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Whether to use numbers or abbreviated names as a citation style?

Many papers use numbered references (e.g.: [1], [2]). Is this considered a good style or even a rule or would it be acceptable to use abbreviated names of the authors and year of publication (e.g. [...
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Is it plagiarism to publish a table that was published earlier in a different journal?

I need to a include a table which contains the basic characteristics of study participants. However, in a related previous publication that dealt with a different hypothesis, the table was published. ...
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Is it good practice/advisable to sum up passages from a reference into a few sentences in my own paper?

Of course, I would retain the for me important points, but omit the details. To the question in the title, I would like to add: If it is, how would it be best to point to that paper? Should I ...
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Should references in the supplementary information be included in the main text?

I have been cutting some sections out of my article and moving them into the supplementary information section so my paper will fit within the journal's length requirements. However, some of the ...
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How can I tell whether it is the volume or the issue number that is given?

If I'm reading a journal article for which the reference for example is stated as "Journal of Examples 3, 74-78 (2014)", how can I tell whether it's the volume or issue number that is given? In many ...
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How to cite a conference paper in an “extended” journal version?

I recently presented a paper at a conference which was published in its proceedings. Now it is time to submit an "extended" version with "30% new content". The new content isn't a problem, I've ...
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When citing a journal paper, should I use the online publication year or the print publication year?

I want to cite a paper which was published online (Open Access) in 2012 and later published in a printed journal issue in 2013. Which publication year should be used in the citation?
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Should referencing critical comments on papers that have been referenced be obligatory?

Say a paper submitted for publication in a journal by Prof. Bertie Wooster references a paper by Dr Augustus Fink-Nottle, but that paper was the subject of a critical peer-reviewed comment by Prof. ...
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Optimizing conference paper solution to be eligible for Journal article

I have presented recently in one of IEEE computer science conferences. My paper's main contributions was optimizing an algorithm to achieve 3.5X times speed up. Now, I am planning to submit another ...
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Citing books in scientific articles

I'm writing an article that has something to do with the multipole expansion with irreducible tensor operators. The topic is old, and I only find books talking about it. So is it OK to cite tertiary ...
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What should I do if I found a citation error in a published paper?

I've found a mistake in a published paper, and am unsure what to do now. I was looking at all cited articles from a paper over 10 years old, and found one that is citing the paper in error. A ...