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On the open-access publishing model, in which journal articles or other academic works are made available to readers free of charge.

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I'm doing an industrial PhD. How to convince the company to let me publish my source code?

I'm pursuing an industrial PhD within a company in the context of an European project, having two directors: one from the company and another from the university. The topic of my PhD is related to ...
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Can companies source paywalled scientific articles from authors?

I work for a company in the medical sector that, among other things, conducts literature searches and submits them to regulators for approval prior to product launch. The company currently pays for ...
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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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open access vs journal meaning for authors

I'm planning to publish my first paper, and while choosing a journal, I noticed that the journals can be open access or not. As far as I understand it, open-access journals can be read for free (i.e. ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

As the title says, I wish to publicly share a dataset used in one of my articles which has already been published (by MDPI, if that helps). I do not think the data is worthy of an article by itself, ...
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

For transparency, I would like to share my accepted papers' anonymous peer reviews, if my coauthors unanimously agree. Some journals partner with websites such as openreview.net (which share reviews ...
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Author refuses sharing his "open access" code/data

My doctoral project required me to learn a whole new method from zero. My advisor had another student who mastered the technique since his BA studies, and so was much more advanced than me. I asked ...
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How can I get funding for my research article? [duplicate]

An article of mine has been accepted by a Springer journal. I want to publish this article in Open Access. My institute is a pretty small one and cannot fund my research. Is there any worldwide ...
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Submission not visible anymore after 4 months with the journal [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal and after four months, the status changed to "decision in progress". After 2 days, I cannot see my submission anymore. I am co-author. What happend?
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What happened to ScholarlyHub?

Does anyone have an update on the status of the launch of the open-access research-social-network ScholarlyHub? Is this still an ongoing project or did they quit? There was much coverage after their ...
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Is publishing research typically allowed if the bulk is open source?

I'm considering going back into school to get my graduate degree. A large part of my decision is the ability to Open Source all of my code. I'm really not familiar how the idea of IP reconciles itself ...
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Is there any single search portal over all open access scholarly materials?

I would like to find a search engine over open access materials of all kinds, but specifically from scholarly publishers. So to be clear, it could be a specialised encyclopedia or encyclopedia article,...
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How is perceived an open access academic book without a publisher among academics

I am currently working on my second book and I want to make it open access this time. I know there is many way to put the book online (github, bookdown, etc.), but I am worried on how it will be ...
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Why can't we just use platforms such as arXiv for proper peer-reviewed publishing?

Many of you will know that, whether per subscription fees or via open access models, there is a ridiculously absurd amount of money flowing to many big (or medium-size) publishers for getting our ...
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Making already published papers open-access: is it and could it be an option?

Currently, there are plenty of options to publish an open-access paper. From using purely open-access journals (free of charge or for a fee) to opting-in for an open-access license in the traditional ...
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Is arXiv really a lower form of publication than the majority of computer science journals?

arXiv, by itself, and not as a preprint server, is already moderated by top computer science researchers at Cornell. I understand if it's not the top journal, but isn't at least getting into arXiv ...
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Submission to OA journals when you can't pay the fees

As a person from a developing country, we (most of the times) do not have funding to pay for publishing papers. As more and more journals in the field (neuroimaging) become open-access, I find myself ...
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Is it worth submitting to a journal with Article Processing Charges and submitting for a fee waiver?

Are they given very often? I'm sure it depends on the journal, but is it uncommon to submit to OA journals when you have no funding to pay for APC charges? Of course I realise there isn't necessarily ...
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Author biography information when submitting papers to IEEE Access

I'm about to submit a paper to IEE Access. Since the journal requires author bios at the end of the paper, I have added all the bio information of co-authors. However, when I was preparing the ...
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Can I still publish my thesis elsewhere if I publish it "closed access" with ProQuest?

My university requires that I upload my PhD thesis to ProQuest. ProQuest charges $95 for "open-access" publishing, while "traditional" publishing is free. I want to confirm my ...
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Pay for open access publication from private money

I am working on a paper together with people from another university. In one of our meetings, after I have mentioned that I do not have any funding from the university for open access, they suggested ...
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Can I opt for traditional manuscript submission instead of open access in a journal that offers open access?

I am a Ph.D. student and I wrote my first paper. The term open access is a new concept for me. I already watched YouTube videos about the subject, so I now understand that you have to pay a fee to the ...
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I mistakenly chose the CC BY 4.0 license on arxiv. Can anyone take my paper and publish it in a journal or conference?

I recently submitted an under-review paper to arxiv. I mistakenly chose CC BY 4.0 as the license. I suddenly found out that I've done that mistake. Can anyone publish my paper in a journal or ...
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What happens if the grant requirement for open access publications is not respected? [small & short-duration grants]

EDIT: I am referring to short duration (1-2 years) small grants (10k-30k $/euros) usually given to PhD or post-docs. The amount needs to cover material, conferences, publications, etc. Publishers now ...
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Is publishing in open access journal a good impression? [duplicate]

Is publishing in open access journal a good impression ? I mean publishing in such journals (where one has to pay money), will it be valuable compared to other journals ?
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Publishing in Mathematics and Computer Science related journals

I have seen Elsevier journals offer Gold open access and Green open access options, when I was checking for journals related to Mathematics and Computer Science. I have understood that Gold open ...
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Arxiv Journal Ref field updation guidelines and examples for published Conference papers

ArXiv has a section called Journal Ref where a researcher can add a publication reference for their paper published in a journal or proceedings. For a journal the rules and example provided is clear, ...
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Is participating in open peer reviewing good or bad for early career scientists?

I see a few questions about open peer review (OPR), as more publishers move towards open access and open review. As an early career scientist I wondering if publishing my name as a reviewer is a risky ...
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Are there any funding sources available for OA/APC charges? [closed]

I'm a self-funded part-time PhD student. My (UK) university does not provide funding for OA charges/APC for self-funded students. I had a few situations now where I've struggled to come up with ...
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Is there a database of publications for nearly all major disciplines? [closed]

Google scholar is an excellent service for looking at basic metadata about publications (e.g. authors, title, abstract, and papers it cites). But they do not offer an official API (free or otherwise). ...
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Dilemma: Where to publish?

I am an early career researcher from India. I had earned a PhD from a top European University four years ago and then I moved to my home country early this year. I have been working on a century old ...
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How to properly adapt academic papers obtained from a university to private companies?

My post is more related to private research than academic research, but as I think they could be strongly related, I thought this would be the most appropriate place to ask. I have recently started ...
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Can I publish open access articles on my personal website?

I have written a couple of articles for a print journal which I found, at the time of publication, were available online for free as Open Access. This was around two years ago. Can I also publish them ...
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What happens if I don't pay the article processing charge after my paper was accepted by a gold open access journal?

My manuscript has got accepted and published online as "in press" in an Elsevier journal. I noticed that it is an open access journal late after its acceptance. I have not signed any forms ...
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Submitting a paper to a peer-reviewd journal after putting it on medRxiv

Most COVID-19 related papers(about 2/3) go as pre-prints on arXiv/medRxiv, and so I decided to do the same. Is it still possible to submit the same preprint to a peer-reviewed journal? In such case, ...
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How can I make my papers available on Sci-Hub?

An essential assumption of this question is that I own, without restriction, the copyright of my papers. I am a novice Sci-Hub user. How do I make my papers available to other Sci-Hub users? Edit: ...
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What niche is PRResearch supposed to fill that the other APS journals don’t already cover?

I read the description of the new journal PRResearch on the APS website, but I am still confused. APS publishes specialized journals, including PRA/B/C/D/E, for each major branch of physics, and ...
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Advantages or disadvantages of submitting to the new APS open access PRResearch journal? [closed]

In the decision about where to submit a physics manuscript, which are the advantages or disadvantages of the new open access PRResearch as a better choice over PRA/B/C/D/E? PRResearch is rather new ...
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How to find out if a paper is diamond/gold/green access? [duplicate]

Recently I learned about open access and that there are many ways in which the publishers implement it. How do I find out if a paper is Diamond/Gold/Green access? I guess if the paper is listed in a ...
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Bad experiences with the production of an accepted manuscript

The long and erroneous publishing process after a recently accepted (Open Access) paper has led me to ask this question. I'll explain its context briefly. We submitted a journal paper (a LaTeX ...
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Is it ok to use Github code by having explicit permission from author for Thesis but without license mentioned on the repository?

I am writing my Master Thesis. I used code from GitHub for my application and did modifications and extended its functionality to adjust my requirements. I am also citing the code in my own code and ...
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No specific license & no copyright transfer agreement: do I retain rights without restrictions?

I have a question about publishing. If I publish a paper in a journal that does not specify any type of license used, and I am never asked to transfer the copyright. Apart from this, the journal ...
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Have some universities already tried to temporarily disable their journal subscriptions

Many universities pay a yearly subscription to journals so that their researchers (usually identified by IP address) can transparently access scientific papers from these journals. However, more and ...
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Can I post on Arxiv a final paper published on PLOS ONE?

Can I post on Arxiv a final paper published on PLOS ONE? I would like to put on Arxiv the final edited paper, replacing the old pre-print. Can I do that? I am wondering if this violates any rule of ...
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How to find a reputable open access journal? [duplicate]

I found few open access journals that show quite good quality articles. However, I have been advised that open access journals may be predatory. When I searched websites, I was surprised that all ...
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Can I put an IEEE accepted journal version on Arxiv without paying Open Access fee?

I am targeting a IEEE publication which allows Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (OA) manuscript submission. The OA fee is $2,045. https://signalprocessingsociety.org/publications-...
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How to find free data sets from the internet for independent research?

I am conducting an independent research on a tourism-related topic. However, data sets on the internet require premium registration. I was wondering: what are the best websites that offer data sets ...
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Submit in journal with no DOIs? [duplicate]

My professor and I have been trying to publish a paper, but it keeps being rejected. A journal emailed my professor asking her to submit the paper to them, but I am not sure it is legitimate. None ...
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How can publishers justify author fees for open access journals? [closed]

The context for my question is that I recently discovered a new journal called Experimental Results, published by Cambridge University Press. Their mission, as stated on their website, is: ...
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Advice needed on publishing a textbook! [closed]

I have authored a large textbook on Male Pattern Baldness already in 2015 in my native language, Greek, I have finished the translation in English and looking for a publisher. It is a unique medical ...
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