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Proofreading is done to detect and correct production-errors of text or art. An important stage in academic publishing.

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Is it worth resubmitting updated application materials a second time over poor sentence flow?

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology who should be graduating this summer with my Ph.D. I recently resubmitted application materials for a visiting position one month after ...
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Is it possible to edit name in a paper at the stage of pre-proof correction after acceptance?

I am a part of a collaboration in an article. The paper is accepted in a journal and we are asked to check the pre-proof version. Now I see initial part of my name is missing. For, example if my name ...
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Where to post my math proof for scrutinized checking?

I have a not enough checked for errors proof of an important math conjecture, P=NP (for your calmness: the proof is not very constructive). 8 pages. Where can I post it for scrutinized checking? I ...
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Springer eProofing reminder messages

My paper was accepted to a journal owned by Springer publishing. It took 1.5 years to get to this final stage. After acceptance, Springer waited another 2(!) months to send the paper to proof-reading. ...
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If someone reads my manuscript, makes helpful suggestions and I thank them at the end, have I now removed them from the pool of potential reviewers?

There's a senior researcher who literally "wrote the book" on the topic of a paper I'm writing. I'll draw from and cite the book but introduce some new things. As I am new to this long-...
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I discover a misplaced label in a figure after proof editing, but before publishing. Worth contacting the publishing group?

I have an article accepted in a journal. I have already submitted the final corrections to the publishing group, but the article is not yet published (We have not paid the publication fee yet). I have ...
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When citing your advisor's past work, how can I proceed when their papers are poorly written?

I am reviewing the MsC. dissertation of a friend of mine before it is submitted to the evaluation board. I started looking for formatting errors, badly written parts, malformed citations, typos, ...
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How do I customise MS Word 'manage sources' (creating reference lists) to do what I want it to do? [closed]

I am using the 'manage sources' facility in Microsoft Word to create a reference list/bibliography (Harvard) but am experiencing a number of problems such as: I cannot include italics for species ...
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What is the meaning of the "eye symbol" on a corrected proof?

I have submitted my corrections of the proofs to a Wiley journal, in the corrections, I have corrected a typo in one of the equations, the typo was not made by the typesetter but rather by me, in the ...
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How can I send a manuscript to acquaintances without getting scammed?

I have a manuscript ready for submission. However, I would like to send it to some other doctoral students in my country for them to proofread. These two persons are not my friends, we met on a ...
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Does the typesetting process start all over again after submitting the correction of the proofs?

I have received the proofs of my article a week after acceptance. There were some mistakes made during the typesetting which I have outlined while correcting the proofs. It's been a week since the ...
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Would it be ethical/reasonable for a PhD student to hire an undergrad for help with research-tangential tasks (see proposed job description below)?

Pretty much what the title says (I know this question is quite strange). I have some extra money (my research stipend is fairly generous, and I get paid by doing TA work on top of it) that I'd like to ...
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Routine for effectively proofreading accepted paper

When I am fortunate enough to have a paper get accepted for publication, I often dread the final round of proofreading before I submit the LaTeX source files. Often, I read the paper start to finish ...
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How long does Springer give you to proof your entire book?

I know it's 48 or 72 hours for an article, how long does the author have to check the proofs for an entire book (300 pages)?
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Changing Figure Colors in Final Proof of Accepted Paper

I am currently reviewing the proof of an accepted paper for its publication. I have noticed there is a figure whose colors I have chosen very poorly: one of them is yellow and cannot be seen very ...
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Correction after sending definitive proof of article to journal

I have recently replied the copy-editor of a journal with a version of the article's proof, stating that they should proceed to publication after I checked all the comments for this last proof. ...
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Must I hire a proofreader to edit my cover letter and research statement if I'm not a native English speaker?

I am going to apply for a postdoc position in the US. Application requirements include a cover letter and research statement. I am not a native English speaker and in my department, unfortunately, ...
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Ways to improve writing, so that one needs less time spent on proof reading?

Ways to improve writing, so that one needs less time spent on proof reading? I've been a bit annoyed, because it seems that using a "write, then proof read" -approach seems ineffective, ...
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How many times to proofread? [duplicate]

How many times to proofread? Any approximations?
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How does a community or field, generally accept a paper in academia? [closed]

I'll just rephrase what I had said in the comments, as I believe it summaries the question better, and to whoever downvoted ( assuming because of how "complicated" what I said was ) I hope ...
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Can I write "equal author contribution" in acknowledgment?

One of my papers is now in the proofreading stage. In the revision stage, I didn't add the "equal author contribution" as a foot-note. Is it possible to add that now? Can I put it in the ...
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How do I properly punctuate bulleted list of mathematical equations?

Here is an example: Theorem 1 (Important Theorem). Consider f(x). If something, then 1. The function has property A: f(x) = g(x). 2. The function has property B: ...
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Examiner proof-reading master thesis before submission. Is this allowed?

I know someone who is currently writing their master’s thesis. They will be the single author of the document. Our (German) university requires a statement that says something like: ‘I wrote all of ...
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Colleague blames me for not spotting typos when I only reviewed the structure and content

I am a graduate student (PhD) in a STEM program. A fellow lab mate of mine asked me to review a chapter (basically the background/history of their project) of their graduate thesis a couple months ...
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Is having my essays proofread inappropriate?

English is not my first language. My pronunciation and grammar are not perfect. I tried to write an essay in my own words. After that I asked for help from my friend to proofread the essay. She told ...
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Ethics of dissertation / thesis proofreading

OK. Short version, I'm stuck on my PhD because of coronavirus. My university is giving me an extension to my thesis deadline, but I am going to run out of funding pretty soon. I'm looking at ...
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What if the production editor does not respond to important email after a few days?

I sent my review of the proof for an article back to the production editor. However, due to the large amount minor corrections I made (roughly 50), I requested a second review. I sent two emails. But ...
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Is it possible to ask for reviewing the corrected Galley proof in Taylor & Francis journal

I recently received the Galley proof from the journal. I sent my correction, but there are more than 50. All of them are minor. Part of them are caused in the copy-editing process, and the editor ...
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Additional correction after paper publication

My journal paper has been published on IEEE Xplore website. I noticed a typesetting issue which I didn't notice when I was evaluating the proof version. Is there any chance to contact IEEE staff ...
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Why do some journal proofs insert dozens of typesetting mistakes? [closed]

Why do some journals change the final software and do not provide a template for the final draft(e.g. contains the same font as in the gallery proof)? I often hear that some of my colleagues get ...
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about academic proof-reading, what to do in this situation?

I have submitted an article for a journal in the field of CS and it has been returned and suggested to pass thru a professional editor or proof-reading (this is because my mother language is not ...
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How to request to be co-corresponding author

We had a paper accepted in one of the top biology journals (IF=15). It is a work in which I participated in the part of computational biology, and was submitted by a colleague, she being the ...
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Cost efficient methods to lower language barrier for researchers without enough funding for publishing in peer-reviewed English journals?

The situation: we have many subjectively understandable articles in English. But they will never be published publicly in any peer-reviewed scientific journals. Why? Some reviewers seem to be very ...
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How can I provide proof that my paper has been proofread by a native speaker?

I have submitted my manuscript to a journal. After several weeks the editor sent me the comments of two reviewers. The editor said that "the authors should provide proof that the paper has been ...
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Correction of figure in galley proofs in Elsevier journal

I have submitted the final manuscript after it got accepted, but I just found one error in the figures. The mistake is copying overlap two figures (2 similar figures). This mistake did not occur in ...
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How to improve the language of my master thesis by myself?

I have written my thesis on my own (with my limited English skills) and I gave it to my supervisor to check it. He said the work is fine but the writing is a bit bad and I need to proofread it by ...
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How to politely request to magazine editor for the following issue?

I have one article accepted in the magazine and the editorial team has send me the proof-read version. I have a little issue that I need to change the name of the article as the requirement of my ...
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Can I ask a Master's student to have their text proofread?

I am supervising a master student for his thesis in a technology field. His English is so-so and it takes quite a bit of work to correct it. I feel that correcting English is not my job, but to ...
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Does *co-authorship as professional courtesy* extend to bare bones proofreading? [duplicate]

Clarification: The proposed duplicate is about a different situation from what I'm describing. In that situation, someone contributed by assisting tangibly with the write-up, after not having ...
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Sane document filing and multi-project workflow system [closed]

As a research assistant, I need a better document filing and workflow system that can solve my current problems. Preface I mainly encounter these kinds of documents in my day-to-day work: papers I ...
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What to do when a co-author submitted corrected proofs without the first author's knowledge?

I finished my PhD studies about a year ago, and am no longer working at the university. My supervisor, and co-author of three papers, urged me to work with him on the fourth paper in order to get it ...
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Etiquette for providing manuscript /poster feedback

I am occasionally asked by other students in my research group to read their manuscript/poster before it is submitted/presented. I would assume that the main reason to get another person in the same ...
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How many times should one proofread their paper before submission? [closed]

When I did my PhD in mathematics, I would proofread my papers maybe 10 times before submission. Moving into computer science has changed my attitude, since reviewers frequently ask for major ...
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How to efficiently proofread my own mathematical paper?

The main purpose of this question is to collect some advices to efficiently proofread my own mathematical paper (when there are two authors or more, it is easier since one is supposed to read what the ...
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Can a paper get rejected after acceptance due to incorporation of reviewer comments

Recently I got a paper accepted in a high impact journal. The acceptance letter came to me with a few reviewer comments, and it was recommended in the letter to take care of those comments. I ...
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Should I put the name of proof reader in scientific manuscripts?

Should I acknowledge the person who has proof read my scientific paper and have contributed in the improvement of quality of manuscripts.
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Exchanging co-authorship for proofreading?

Is it an ethical practice to offer co-authorship on a paper to a graduate student in exchange for proofreading the paper? By proofreading, I mean fixing small grammatical or spelling errors right ...
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How to fix a mistake in an accepted paper?

I submitted a joint paper and it is accepted by a journal after two minor revisions. In the last revision, there is a misunderstanding between my coauthor and me, so the last revisions still ...
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A professor has only proofread my paper. Should I include him as author?

I am currently working on a paper. I am the sole author of the paper. Every aspect of the paper, the idea, the implementation, figures, plots, results are all solely based on my efforts. Since I ...
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Sending minor correction to a journal before getting a copy for proofread

Recently the European Journal of Physics accepted my paper. Right now I'm waiting for them to send me a final copy for proofreading. Today I was just going through the revised manuscript and spotted a ...
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