Questions tagged [online-publication]

Questions concerning publication over the internet, including online preprint services, electronic journals, white papers, etc.

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What does non-exclusive publishing rights mean?

I have read on open-access journals that some of them allow non-exclusive publishing rights. What does this mean exactly? Is there a general open access policy or consensus about what these publishing ...
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Should I submit my paper to a different journal after not receiving any acknowledgment for five months?

I submitted a paper to a low to mid-tier online-only journal in my field last January. I did not receive any acknowledgment from the editors that they received my paper and the journal has already ...
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What can I do with multi-subfigure figures on ResearchGate.net

As many of us are aware, ResearchGate.net is a popular site on which researchers showcase their publications. In addition to the PDF for a published work, the site interface allows you to upload PDFs ...
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When does a published paper is included in google scholar? [duplicate]

My paper was published a few days ago. I want to create a google scholar account and include my paper, But my paper is not there. The paper was accepted in Applications of Mathematics journal. What ...
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I want to write a blog post building upon someone else's paper, how can I properly cite/credit them?

I want to write a blog post which builds upon an author's paper. He uses a formal notation and academic language for describing his findings, I want to rewrite the author's examples in simple and ...
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Can I upload a pre-print during peer review that includes changes suggested by reviewers? [duplicate]

My paper is in the late stage of peer-review and probably will be accepted once I complete the last minor revisions, but it is not formally accepted yet. During peer-review the manuscript changed ...
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How troublesome is it for a professor to replace a document posted on D2L?

On many occasions I've had professors that will post assignment instruction documents on "Desire 2 Learn" or D2L, realize they made a mistake on those instructions, and tell us students either in ...
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Google Scholar: Where/How to send Emails to make corrections to them? [duplicate]

It looks to me that various articles of mine have huge parts of missing citations from various published papers from other people. For example, by checking adsabs.harvard.edu, I find many more ...
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Do people still have to write thesis after finishing their master/phd? [closed]

I know that the thesis is needed when doing their master. But do people still need to write a thesis when doing research as a past-time? What if they just want to publish an article but not thesis?
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accepting and online first publish date [duplicate]

Is there any difference between accepting date and First Online date? For example in the journal Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series , I see this Received, Revised, First Online 03 ...
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Issues frequency in Volume of the journal

My doubt is about the number of issues per Volume in a journal and also please let me know about the number of issues of a journal correlates to its indexing frequency in databases. it would be very ...
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Can publishing on arXiv create copyright issues? [duplicate]

As an undergraduate I'm relatively new to academia. I was wondering if publishing a paper on arXiv could potentially be an issue if I were to want to get the same paper in, say, Nature, for why would ...
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What are the best methods for independently publishing an academic book? [closed]

I am a statistician and am thinking of writing a book on variations of regression. I submitted it to one place who said that even if they accepted it, they would pay $1100. That's very little. So I ...
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Do I have an obligation to pay publication fee to predatory journal?

Accidentally submitted to predatory journal (very naive and stupid first time researcher here) accepted with no evidence of peer review. Could not pay submission fee so they reduced cost substantially ...
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Reputable Preprint Servers other than Arxiv [duplicate]

After one of my papers was put "on hold," every single one of my new papers is being put on "on hold," many of which are ultimately rejected from Arxiv. This makes no sense to me as the same papers ...
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Is there anything inherently wrong with publishing in a bad journal?

There's a journal I read a paper in I wanted to respond to. The journal is open access, has no fee, and I have enough for a short paper (less than like 5 pages, there are no size limits). Writing this ...
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Does it make sense to publish papers/ theses online?

I've left academia for business some time ago. However, it occurred to me that I could publish some of my old final papers/ theses online as online books. I have all the copyrights. The theses are ...
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How to get a book indexed by Google Scholar: How to upload to Google book search and what makes a book scholarly?

I have seen similar posts to this one, but none of which answer my specific questions. The google scholar help documentation states: Documents larger than 5MB, such as books and long dissertations,...
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APIs for titles and abstracts for most or all published articles? [closed]

Are there any APIs that index and capture the titles and abstracts most or all published scientific journals? If not, what about only for pharmaceutical or health fields? ////// Edits: I came ...
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How to think about journal-hosted preprints, or “Just-IN” manuscripts?

The NRC Research Press (or Canadian Science Publishing) offers a, at least to me, peculiar option they call "Just-IN" manuscripts. This seems to be an extreme version of an online-first article. Note: ...
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Processing Submissions on arXiv

My submission has been processing for two days now, is this normal? I know that submissions might get the tag [on hold] and take a long time, but arXiv says that if this does not happen, submissions ...
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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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Suitable avenues (repositories) for self-publishing own figures (illustrations) under CC-BY-NC-ND prior to journal's final acceptance

My colleague and I are planning to submit a manuscript to an academic journal. As per the journal's policy, the publisher retains the copyright for all content. However, the journal is happy to ...
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Update a preprint on ResearchGate to conference publication after acceptance

Is there a way to update a preprint on ResearchGate to the published conference version including accepted conference information etc.? I have not found a straightforward way to do this, I don't think ...
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Correct typo in paper title?

One of my published papers has a typo in the title. I have found errors of various kinds in my other papers (who hasn't) and never cared to make corrections, but I often refer people to this ...
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Is depositing a document already available online in ResearchGate a problem?

Yesterday, I deposited an online document into my ResearchGate. My adviser prepared this document for a research proposal. I did not change anything and even I did not wrote that document at all ...
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A text which is not a draft, but expected to be updated - upload to arXiv?

I've been working on a text which you could call a short monograph. Without going into details (which might lead to another question) - I'm considering posting/uploading/"publishing" it on arXiv. It'...
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Publish in ArXiv/Munich Personal RePEc Archive/SSRN

I have just finished my paper on case study in quantitative finance, and thinking of publishing my work. Although, I am an undergraduate student and getting published in a decent academic journal ...
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Who or what is George Rajna?

I don't know maybe this question seems off topic but anybody get the chance to look at vixra.org archive? It seems it is blown up by some manuscripts from a guy, which is called "George Rajna", and ...
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Publish experimental data

I recently submitted a paper to a conference together with some colleagues. The paper was accepted with some helpful review comments. Specifically, one reviewer suggested to make the underlying data ...
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Is there an aggregated up to date list of published articles?

I'm thinking of an efficient way to stay up to date with recent news from given field (especially in mathematics and its subfields, but it perhaps does not matter for the question itself). Since there ...
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Is it possible to publish a deceased relative's unpublished work with them as the author?

A somewhat distant relative has passed away and he had 2 papers he wanted to publish. He was a complete recluse in his later life, but not crackpot or anything (that I'm aware of). His field of study ...
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Making your code publicly available: Does it have to undergo review?

In cases when the authors would like to make their code available online after it is published, is it recommended for authors to make their code available for review when they submit technical papers ...
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What is the difference between a “electronic preprint server” and a “subject repository”?

In the following licence to publish: 6.b) preprints (before referee) can be posted to electronic preprint servers 6.c) postprints (after referee) can be posted to subject repositories Now I am ...
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How to provide an anonymous copy of work online?

It may seem odd, but I need to put an anonymous part of my work (an algorithm) online. Well, it should be available online as I want to refer to it in a single-blind submission (but not as the ...
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sharing preprint using the journal's template?

Publishers such as Elsevier and SAGE provide LaTeX templates for manuscripts to be submitted to their journals. Can one post that version of the paper in our websites if the paper has been accepted to ...
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Why are academics not paid royalties on published research papers in IEEE, ACM etc.? [closed]

I understand that academics are not paid a single dime on their publications. In my field (computer science), IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier are some known journals/publications and none of them pay ...
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ArXiv submission and LaTeX compilation [closed]

ArXiv expects (La)TeX sources to be submitted rather than a PDF. But - if you build a document on a different system - different TeX distribution with different updates - you are not guaranteed to get ...
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Repository which allows anonymous authorship [duplicate]

This question concerns a problem related to a paper submission in the field of psychological methods. As part of the review process, I was asked by the journal's editor to provide my appendices as ...
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Two figures are redrawn and merged into one. Are reproduction permissions required in this case? [closed]

I have two questions regarding writing of survey papers Firstly, if one of the technical papers reviewed has a number of figures. Take for example: Figure 4 is "Data model" and Figure 8 is "Mechanism ...
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Delayed manuscript publication by publishers

I am a PhD candidate in biology. I have a paper that I need to be published for me to graduate. It was accepted for publication in November 2017. I returned corrected proofs in December. In January ...
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Anyone here experimented Elsevier's new "Data in Brief' and 'MethodsX' journals? [closed]

Since recently I have adopted the practice of depositing and publishing raw data and background information (e.g. original images, chromatograms, R scripts, etc) regarding my published papers. I am ...
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Can I have ResearchGate organize peer review of my paper?

I've uploaded an article to ResearchGate, and ResearchGate asks me whether it has been peer reviewed. It hasn't, and I'm wondering whether ResearchGate can get it peer reviewed for me. Is this ...
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Has anyone here tried this alternative peer review platform 'Peerage of Science'?

I have just learnt about the details of this platform, located below: https://www.peerageofscience.org I am interested in trying out but none of my colleagues has experimented this platform. I am ...
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What are the criteria for effective academic journal websites? [closed]

I'm looking for information on the criteria that could be employed in the development of a social sciences (including economics) academic journal open access website. What visible (front-end) ...
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What are the default copyrights/IP restrictions for a work I post online?

Suppose I've put a PDF with an paper or treatise I've written, but not yet properly published, somewhere online. This place is not some document repository or a site that has some specific copyright ...
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Is it a good idea to publish a complete open-access solutions manual to accompany my open-access textbook?

It will likely be several years (probably more) before I write a textbook, but it's something I've been finding myself pondering in the back of my mind recently. I would like to distribute my book à ...
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How to list an old manuscript on my CV/website?

A while ago, I wrote a short paper and posted it on arxiv. My paper contains an observation that some idea in another paper can be used to give an alternative proof of some other result. I like the ...
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Journals that only publish online. How reliable are they?

There are lots of journals that only publish online. However they are indexed by scopus and ISI so they are unlikely to be predatory journals. Are they safe? What are the chances that some hacker ...
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How Reproducible should Data and Analysis Methodology Be?

My question might be a stretch given my lack of formal experience with writing and publishing research papers. But one thing I've noticed in my line of work and reading published papers is that the ...