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

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Someone plagiarised my entire paper. What should I do now?

I am a high school student who published some academic. Today, I saw a paper which looked quite similar to a paper that I published back in May. I was shocked to notice that the author of that paper ...
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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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Why does academia.edu reserve the right to sell, modify, and “exploit” my papers if I post them there?

In academia.edu's terms of service, it says By making available any Member Content on or through the Site or Services, you hereby grant to Academia.edu a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-...
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How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?

How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?
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Why are journals used in modern scientific academic research?

I am new to research and I have yet to internalize the concept of journals and their utility in archiving scientific literature. Almost all the papers I have read recently are from this website ...
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Is it unethical to edit the text of my undergraduate thesis prior to sharing online?

My undergraduate thesis was completed almost a decade ago and is not available online, nor was any publication made from the findings. I would like to share it online, but looking back on it I notice ...
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How is publishing in JoVE (a “video journal”) perceived?

There are many questions 'should I publish in journal x', but this is not that. The journal JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) claims to be the world’s first video journal. It seems to have a ...
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What are the consequences of using Sci-Hub?

A student of mine has told me about Sci-Hub, where people can download copyrighted scholarly articles for free. I have cautioned him that it is illegal, but he challenged me asking me what would be ...
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Why does or did Elsevier make PDFs grey and therefore unfit for printing?

My university subscribes to various online journals. Sometimes I print off articles that I know I will read over and over again. (I'm all for saving paper, but some things I do prefer reading on paper....
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Criticizing other people's figures on my webpage

A few months ago I started collecting papers that contain figures I think convey information in a very efficient manner (i.e., figures that I think are very well illustrated and that should serve as ...
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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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Will uploading a copy of my paper to Academia.edu harm the journal it’s published in?

A paper that I have just had published in a journal is already starting to generate interest. I am allowed to upload a copy to Academia.edu as long as it is not the copy-edited version (peer review ...
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When someone cites one of your papers, is it a good idea to send an email to the authors to show appreciation?

For an early career researcher in physics or science in general, is it a good idea to send a "thank you" email to other authors who cited one of the researcher's papers? Will this be perceived in a ...
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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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Should one put their Master's thesis online?

I think of a thesis as sort of an immature document, by definition. It delineates the university era from the professional era, and is bound to lack some practical elements. Should a student refrain ...
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Paper rejected due to short reference list

Recently I submitted a paper to a journal and I got the following feedback from the Editorial Office: The reference lists of manuscripts submitted to our journal should include a variety of English-...
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Can I submit published articles to arXiv as well?

I have several math research articles on my site. Some of my articles are published in open access journals. Some of my articles are currently available only from my site. I may probably publish ...
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How long does it take for a citation to show up online?

How long does it take for a cited paper to show up online? I can see a couple of papers that were cited very recently and the papers containing those citations are currently online since a week or two....
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Arxiv equivalent for medical research article

I'm looking for a suggestion, for a medical journal counter part to the arxiv. A minimal frill, open access online repository to time stamp articles with some visibility.
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How do I generate an Undergraduate Thesis worthy of publication?

There are a lot of similar questions here but I can't find one that addresses my particular aspirations and circumstances. Please don't laugh. I'm trying for an Ig Nobel. If I write a paper, for ...
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Does translating an article for a magazine require permission from the author?

Is translating an article (that could be found written in a popular science magazine or online in a science blog or personal webpage say) for a public newspaper or an online blog ...etc, requires ...
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How can I find out how often my publications have been cited?

Is there a special database somewhere where you can see how often other scholars have cited you or your publications in their scholarly works? My professor is always saying, "No one has cited me on ...
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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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Posting to ArXiv a longer version of a submitted journal paper

I have written a paper (about 14 pages long) and submitted it to a journal. The editors suggested I cut it down to a 5-page paper and resubmit. I can do that, but will end up leaving a lot of ...
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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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How to advertise a paper to increase citations?

Of course, the best way to improve citations is to write good papers which presents sound, interesting, and important results. However, assuming that one has a nice paper published in an important ...
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Importance of paper download statistics

In an editorial on the topic of Sci-Hub, Marcia McNutt (Editor-in-Chief of Science Journals) lists a few reasons why Sci-Hub may be bad for scientists. One of the drawbacks she lists is (emphasis mine)...
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Consequences for publishing final-version PDF, in violation of publisher policies?

Are there consequences that are typically enforced when an author puts the publisher’s PDF on a personal website or social media (e.g. ResearchGate) in violation of the publisher’s policy? I see many ...
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Publishing code in order to improve my chances to be admitted to a CS graduate school

I am 32 years old now and I want to apply for a degree in computer sciences at a European university. I am afraid they could consider me to be too old. That's why I want to show them somehow part of ...
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How to deal with errors in well established papers

I am currently supervising a Bachelors student for his thesis. I gave him a well-established paper to read of which I only knew the results but never checked the calculations in it. It was first ...
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Presenting the publications of a research group online

I'm looking for advice on presenting the research publications of my group on our webpage. Most groups seem to go with a simple publication list, sorted by year and maybe publication type. But there ...
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is it good for academic path if I publish too many papers in arxiv

Currently, I am a PhD student from material science and I wish to become a TT professor in the future. When submitting papers, we see an option to submit it in arxiv and it seems to me that the ...
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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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How to search for an open access journal with no publication fee?

I'm having some trouble trying to find a place to publish. Therefore this question is about how to find these places. For this I provide the following example, my particular case. I'm searching for: ...
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Publishing vs. putting work online under a free license

Suppose a work (a book with abstract math research) is presented as LaTeX source under a copyleft license available at a public Git hosting service. Will scientists be reluctant to cite such a work, ...
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What is the backup strategy of online-only journals/repositories on the very long term?

Disseminating printed documents in many places on the planet is a very robust "backup" strategy for scientific literature. Printed documents (and other forms of ink-on-paper documents), or fragments ...
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Does posting a paper on an online forum establish priority?

I have finished writing a paper and am a high school student. Since I'm sure this has no chance of being accepted to arxiv, I want to simply post it on a public forum. (This also has meaning for me ...
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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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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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Will my paper get an ISBN/ISSN number if I upload to arXiv.org?

I want to upload my paper to arxiv.org. I also want to submit the same paper to a conference (computer science/multimedia related). The PC chair informed me that if the paper already has an ISBN/ISSN ...
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Publishing software in a convenient way

I create a software in order to solve a step of an specific problem. The results obtained (aided by the software) are going to be published in some journal. The focus of the publication is far away ...
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What is a post-print of an article or research paper, and what is it used for?

Today I ran across the wording "post-print version" of an article (on ResearchGate). I'm aware of terms pre-print, in preparation, under review, published, etc., but I have never seen the term "post-...
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How to submit an article (for example, on arXiv) without being affiliated to any institution? [duplicate]

The core of the problem is already in the title but I feel as i should add some more details. I was doing some mathematics and, if there are no logical flaws or mistakes of any other nature (it seems ...
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Can I post a pre-print of my paper on ArXiv knowing the paper will go through major changes? Alternatives?

I wrote a paper with a new approach and I implemented this approach in both R and SAS. I want to put the software online on Github and ideally on CRAN too. The paper has been reviewed by my ...
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Flair/Badge for arXiv paper?

This is borderline trivial, but in my attempt to publish my work in a public repository, I've found badges at the top of my README.md to be useful. For example, using Zenodo, I can create a badge that ...
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How do industrial researchers get access to online journals?

When one is hired by industry to research (or something of innovative nature), he or she may want (or need) to access online journal articles. But I suppose normal industrial jobs (e.g. software ...
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Issues with publishing dissertation on an interest/advocacy group's website

I am wondering if it would hurt me (professional creditability etc.) if I publish my dissertation on an interest / advocacy group's website. My dissertation is in one of the areas that this group has ...
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Does posting papers on Academia.edu count as publishing?

Does posting papers on websites such as Academia.edu or ResearchGate count as "publishing" for the sake of future journal submission? That is, if I have uploaded my paper to Academia.edu, can I later ...
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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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Can research rejected by journals has any chances being accepted if it is disseminated by the social media? [closed]

I know it may sound somewhat out-of-order (if not outright crazy) to suggest it, but has anybody tried to use sites like Mendeley or the arXiv or some "social media" where you can upload PDFs to ...

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