Questions tagged [preprint]

Questions regarding making manuscripts available prior to their publication in a peer-reviewed source.

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Should I change the format of preprint before publishing it as a working paper?

I submit a paper to a journal which allows to publish the preprint as a working paper. After submission, I thought I can just take the version I just submitted and publish it on ResearchGate. But then ...
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List unpublished masters thesis in preprints section on CV?

After I've defended my masters thesis, if I haven't published it anywhere, should I list it in the preprints section on my CV?
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Does Google Scholar link to post-print PDFs lodged on academia.edu or ResearchGate?

I'm a big fan of how Google Scholar puts links to full text PDFs of journal articles that are indexed on the internet next to the link the publication page of academic publishers. This means that ...
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Making latex sourcefiles publicly available by default

Question: where can I find (legal/pragmatic) information about having latex source files for scientific articles publicly available on github? Or, how would you deal with it? Problem description: I ...
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Whether to publish a paper as both a university working paper and on ArXiV?

I've recently written a paper about my bachelors thesis. This paper was rejected by a journal. It seems to be the usual case that my supervisors are listed as co-authors. I would like to publish it on ...
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Can I put my accepted paper on arXiv before it appears on the proceedings

I have a paper accepted to appear in a CS conference proceedings, Is it possible to put it on an on-line archive, such as "arXiv" before the conference date? Could I at least publish the pre-print? ...
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How to cite earlier work, discovered only at the end, that claims similar results to a recently completed project?

At the end of writing up our manuscript, we discover that there has been another earlier study in a very different context (but using a physical model very similar to ours) that claims a similar ...
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What is arXiv.org for? Should I upload my unpublished, but submitted manuscripts there? [duplicate]

I know arXiv.org for several years (3 to 4 years), and have used it to access extended versions of conference papers, corrected versions of published papers in a peer-reviewed journal and also search ...
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What are pre-print repositories for math and physics alternative to ArXiv?

Are there other widely used academic pre-print repositories other than ArXiv? My interest is especially towards mathematics and physics. If possible, one characteristic that I'd like to find in other ...
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Should I worry that a graduate student somewhere gave a talk using my abstract?

I was looking for mentions of my work on the internet and I came across a seminar series in which a graduate student had given a talk using an abstract of mine. It is unpublished work which I posted ...
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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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Where can I publish the draft paper of my masters thesis?

I'm Iranian and now working on a paper related to my masters thesis. Unfortunately, in my country copyright violation is not unusual and some professors publish students' papers in their own name, ...
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In CV, mentioning of a report that summarizes the postdoc research without publications?

During a one year of postdoc of mine in pure mathematics, I didn't publish anything. I definitely did a research report and wrote down the main questions (in the form of conjectures) we were after and ...
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Cite paper under review on a paper that is going to double-blind review? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper to a journal, which is still under review. Now I need to cite it in another paper that is double-blinded. Is this a problem?
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What procedures should I follow if my preprint is stolen and published in a journal?

I am surprised by the fact that a journal published an article that I have had in arXiv for a few months. The date of publication is after the date that I posted on arXiv. The submission date in the ...
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What can I expect from a publication on arXiv [duplicate]

Is it reasonable to expect that someone would read/comment my paper if I uploaded it to arXiv? As this paper is intended to be published in a journal, should I upload it before or after submission? ...
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What to do if a co-author is delaying announcement of results?

I am finishing writing a joint paper with a collaborator and we are both extremely excited about the results. However, we cannot agree on when to announce the results. In my opinion the paper is ...
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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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When is it appropriate to add references to own papers on Wikipedia?

The Wikipedia rules about citing yourself state: Using material you have written or published is allowed within reason, but only if it is relevant, conforms to the content policies, ... and is not ...
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Is there a pre-print server for building physics papers?

I recently submitted a pre-print (about heating control algorithms for buildings) to arXiv.org, under General Physics, but it was rejected as being off-topic for that server. I tried to find a pre-...
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Should I put my not-yet-submitted work on my web page?

I am planning on submitting a paper to a journal. Is it acceptable and advisable to upload it to my web page for public consumption, in the mean time?
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How to react to flawed preprints?

Suppose you were to find what you think are serious flaws in a preprint (arXiv or something similar). What should you do? Now, after the obvious first step of contacting the authors and letting them ...
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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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Is the arXiv a good way to get feedback on one's work?

I have developed a method to process images I use for my research. It's nothing revolutionary but I think it might be useful to others than me, and why not, be worthy of being published somewhere (at ...
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Will the admission committee actually read a student's paper mentioned in resume?

(This question is set up under the EECS context, but any generic answer is much welcomed) It is said that publications during one's undergraduate time will be an advantage in his/her PhD application. ...
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How should use of a preprint server be incorporated into the publishing workflow?

I am a biologist and very recently there has been a movement to increase the use of preprints in publishing biological research. This has generated a lot of discussion about preprints and their ...
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Are there any examples for an ArXiv publication nurturing or preventing plagiarism?

First of all, this is about plagiarism in the sense of stealing ideas. Copy-and-paste plagiarism is included but not likely to happen in the cases relevant for this question. Considering the ...
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Why upload to academic preprint sites like arXiv?

The recent question about the legality of uploading to arXiv made me realize that I don't have any understanding of why one would upload to a preprint site. (I don't work in a field where they seem ...
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Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals?

Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? I am suspicious that it may violate the double blind review requirements and I couldn't find ...
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As a beginning graduate student, can you do without conferences in theoretical CS?

I'm beginning my graduate study in theoretical computer science soon, and I've been admitted to two graduate schools in Northeastern Asia. One of those makes it a rule to grant compensation for ...
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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?

I'm applying to graduate school (CS MS/PhD) this year and I wanted to put up a copy of my papers online so that admission committees would be able to see them. The problem is one of the papers is ...
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arXiv identifier near the end of month

If one submit a paper (today) on Oct 30th at 20:00:01 GMT (16:00:01 EDT) on arXiv, which announces on Nov 1st 00:00:00 GMT, is the identifier 1311.xxxx or 1310.xxxx? What is the general policy of ...
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Preprint citations + Paper citations =?

Given that in many areas the peer-review process is quite lengthy (even a couple of years), it often happens that, by the time the journal version of a paper appears, the preprint version (e.g. arxiv) ...
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What are the reasons for journals to have a policy against publishing material available as a preprint?

As it can be appreciated from this list of journals with varying preprint policies, certain journals consider a preprint to be "prior publication". In other fields like Chemistry, there is a strong ...
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Do old preprints actually exist?

It is quite common (in some areas) to see the reference to the paper, which is cited as "to appear" or "in prepapation" but never actually appeared. Such citations are treated in the same way as ...
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Is it necessary to include and update the status of a paper on arXiv once it has been accepted for publication in a journal?

Let's suppose you write a paper and you post it on arXiv. If a paper is sent to a journal for peer-review, should you always include this information in the paper comments (including the name of the ...
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Arxiv rejection of preprints

Following ArXiv rules I contacted with an well-known expert in thermodynamics (he is author of a known monograph) we discussed my work during several days and finally he endorsed me. When my work was ...
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arXiv preprint and final paper differing by sections and appendices

Because of the style of a journal, and the space limit, I was asked to remove a section and all appendices. While I have no problem with that, I want to preserve it in the arXiv preprint. So: Is ...
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What is the best repository for Engineering research work in pre-print format?

I'm a civil engineer myself and found no options for depositing engineering related pre-print papers in any online repositories. Is there any easy solution to this? For example, academia.edu lets one ...
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What are the pros and cons of submitting same paper to more than one open repository?

What if I submit a same preprint to several open access repositories, e.g. arxiv, vixra, philica etc.? I guess doing so would give to a paper more visibility. But would it be a bad practice? Would it ...
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Why do some arXiv preprints have increased line spacing?

Some preprints on arXiv have 1.5- or double-spaced lines, making it less pleasant to read and more wasteful to print. Is there a reason for it, except for the laziness/sloppiness? (If drafts were >1-...
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Updating a preprint when it is under review

I know that preprints deposited into a preprint server should be in a polished state. However, what should happen once it starts the review process? Should those copy-edits be updated on the preprint? ...
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Preprint services other than arXiv (for other fields)

While arXiv is great, it covers only topics in physics, mathematics and computer science. Are there any good preprint storage places for other scientific disciplines?