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

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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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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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How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?

How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?
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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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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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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 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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Where to upload/publish gigabytes of experiment data [closed]

I have conducted experiment that had unexpected result which goes against consensus in my community and I worry whether it will be accepted by other researchers. For that reason I would like to make ...
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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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How should I prepare e-prints (pre-prints and post-prints) of already published papers?

I am about to embark on the publication of pre-prints or post-prints of about a dozen papers that have already been published in peer-reviewed journals. I plan to use the SHERPA/RoMEO database to ...
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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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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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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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Options to publish a paper "as is" without being able to produce "more results"

I had worked on a computer vision problem three years ago, drafted a journal paper and submitted it to a top-tier journal. My rebuttal to the reviewers answered most of their concerns except "more ...
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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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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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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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What makes a good recorded video poster presentation for an academic conference?

A "video poster presentation" sounds like a logical impossibility, but now that conferences are online, they seem to be a thing. What makes one effective? How is this different from a ...
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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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Is there any recognized online portal where anyone can publish articles without being associated with any university or organization?

Suppose some working person has interest in physics and mathematics and he want to publish a paper either review or research, so is there anyway he can publish? Obviously person is not associated with ...
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Subscribe to cross-listings on arXiv

I'm interested in subscribing to cross-listings on the arXiv; similar to their regular e-mail alerts, but with the caveat that I'm interested in papers cross-listed on both quant-ph and cond-mat. The ...
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What will be implications of not publishing officially?

I am not a professional academic; I am an amateur mathematician. I have developed an entirely new mathematical theory. I have written a book about my theory and put it online at my web site. I am ...
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How can my organisation's published reports get indexed by Google Scholar?

My organisation (i.e. my employer) publishes peer-reviewed research reports in the form of a journal series via its website. The organisation alone publishes the reports and they are not published in ...
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Online publication system for a journal [closed]

I'm looking for solutions to help modernizing the publication of a scientific journal on the web. Since 2004 we are using a simple but cumbersome method of publication, by crafting html/css files from ...
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Use of QR codes in academic publications

Modern academic publishing is based to a large extent on the use of the Internet, and many of us consult articles or even books mostly in PDF format rather than hard copy. URL links to both reference ...
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Why are some journal articles so expensive? [duplicate]

Why are some journal articles so expensive, such as this article that costs more than $12.55 per page to purchase?
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Can non-peer-reviewed work be recognized by the community?

A number of years ago I was enrolled in a university as a PhD student and was working on a specific thesis topic. My intent was to earn my PhD with this work. Due to lack of funding, I was unable to ...
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Can I publish research as "working paper" after journal submission?

I am aware that (at least in the field of economics) typically one first publishes their research as a working paper and later on submits to journals. (Where "later on" could be as short as the same ...