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Questions related to academic publications including online and traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings.

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Student discount on international conferences for non-matriculated students [on hold]

In computer science many conferences provide a fee discount for PhD students. Currently I am also a PhD student in Germany. In Germany there is a program in which you are registered as a PhD student ...
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Do editors really follow suggested reviewers?

I was wondering if the editors really follow the list of reviewers the author/s suggested upon the manuscript submission in the journal?
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How to have confidence in my research?

I'm a PhD student at a reputed institution and in my 4th year now. I'm researching in the domain of information security & privacy. I've got a number of good conference publications (4 ...
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Cyclic trend through generations of excellence, Top researchers -> Their PhD students -> Top researchers ->

I was reading about one of the prominent researcher in my field of study. Out of curiosity I read his PhD theses. It was supervised by yet another prominent scientist. I further went on to see his ...
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How to react to this editor response after a long fruitless review phase?

We submitted a paper 26 months ago. Until now, more than two years have passed, but we have not got any information of our manuscript. Several times we wrote emails to the editorial office and ...
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Who get rebuttal in conference submission?

When a conference has a date for Rebuttal, does this mean they send the reviews to all submitted papers including accepted papers? Or is it just sent to borderline/rejected papers?
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International Journal of Neuroscience acceptance rate [on hold]

Does anyone know the acceptance rate for the International Journal of Neuroscience (publisher is Taylor & Francis)?
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Can I report the same study twice but with different authors?

I successfully defended my dissertation in November. Through the process, my chair (member A) was a terrific cheerleader. My second committee member (member B) was encouraging in a more specific,...
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Is it good to write a Critical report on my own published research work?

After 1.5 years of PhD I found some flaws in my PhD published work. The flaws are minor in nature, and an improved work can not be consider novel enough to be publish again. How can I report those ...
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Why do citations in physics journals leave out the article title?

I'm not a physicist but I read the occasional physics paper. Coming from another discipline I find it odd that most article references in physics journals leave out the article title - this seems like ...
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How to decide on the order of authorship for this collaboration?

I'm in collaboration with another researcher in the field of linguistics, she wants to try machine learning algorithms/analysis on her dataset. The dataset is not published before, and the ...
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Positive review from an additional (third) reviewer (endorsing the 2nd reviewer) against a negative review from the 1st reviewer

I submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal (in education) and got two discrepant review results from two reviewers: one very positive (minor revision) and one negative review result (suggesting ...
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Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
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Introducing similar topic in two papers

I've already published a paper on a topic (let's call it topic A). In that paper I reserved a chapter/section right after the introduction to introduce a topic C that is important to understand before ...
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Matters Arising: Nature Communications post-publication commentary

Nature and Nature Communications recently started publishing post-publication commentary in specially published peer-reviewed comments called as "Matters Arising" https://www.nature.com/ncomms/submit/...
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Conference Proceedings Article vs Conference Announcement

What is the difference between a "Conference Proceedings Article" and a "Conference Announcement"? My institution asks me to categorize my publications but I am not sure how I should do this. Please ...
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Without accessing the code how can a reviewer confirm if the simulation results are correct?

I have been reviewing the articles for various top-rank journals and conferences for the last few years. After all these experiences, I can tell you there is no way to confirm the correctness of ...
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Publish more in less cited journals, or publish less in more cited journals?

Grad student just getting started here, this question popped in my head this morning when stumbling across a former colleague that has already published a lot but in journals with low h-indexes. ...
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How common is reference/citation padding?

I recently discovered a paper of mine (pure mathematics) has been cited by a paper in a very different field (an area of applied mathematics) that I have nothing to do with. The reference to my paper ...
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My master’s thesis’ results will be published without my consent. What should I do?

Last year I finished my master’s. I spent the whole year working on experiments for my master's thesis. Part of the results I obtained were published in my master’s thesis, which was submited via an ...
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Is it possible for research paper to have a similarity of 2 out of 100 using iThenticate?

I'm involved in TPC (technical program committee) task for some international conference. In one paper I'm reviewing, I noticed that the similarity index is just 2% using iThenticate which seems ...
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Can work documented within a manual be published in a journal?

I work on an actively developed collaborative project. The project is a simulation package. The model has various manuals and guides. These guides are non-peer reviewed collaborative documents self ...
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Why would a revised manuscript following very minor revisions appear as “under review” in the journal management system?

I have a paper on an Elsevier journal with "accept, minor revision". There were 3-4 little modifications required by referees. Then, I have made all the necessary modifications and resubmitted. The ...
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Publishing a preprint while having another related work on review

Preliminaries As coauthor, I sent a work X to a reputable journal. The work X deals with two problems A and B. The reviewers asked for some minor clarifications/corrections. I performed them, and ...
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Open Access Success Stories?

A lot of academics like to complain about the academic publishing industry and its questionable practices (e.g. not paying reviewers for their work, overcharging universities for subscriptions, ...
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How to acknowledge a more general result?

The main result of my paper X (in mathematics) turns out to be a special case of another paper Y. How should I acknowledge their priority without making my paper look worthless? This is the ...
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Permission for changing the title of a paper

I am revising a paper and want to change the title of the paper and send for editor-in-chief. My Question: Is there an formal sentences to announce to editor-in-chief and reviewers that I want to ...
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Why would a small paper (10 pages) with an important result take over a year to get accepted?

Below is an example that I had in mind, but my question is more general: does the reputation of some authors cause their papers to be prioritized for review sooner than other important papers, e.g. ...
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How should I respond to a reviewer's complaint about self-citation?

Recently, I submitted an article and got a response from a reviewer that I cited 6 of my own articles out of 44. The reviewer said that it’s a cheap act of self promotion. If I do not cite my own ...
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ACI materials journal----Awaiting MRCL Processing

I submitted a paper to the ACI journal. However, it's more than two weeks past and the status of my paper still saty on "Awaiting MRCL Processing". My question is how long this status will take ...
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how to have publication from thesis?

I have studied for two semesters so far, I got a research proposal from my supervisor now and I am reviewing it. It is crucial for me to have at least 2-3 papers based on my thesis. I am thinking of ...
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Inline referencing chapters, sections, subsections, etc [duplicate]

I am currently in the process of writing my Master's thesis using the LaTeX class supplied by my university. This class uses a document structure similar to report: Starting with chapters, then ...
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Using Google Scholar for meta-analysis

I'm working on a meta-analysis proposal/protocol, and one of the databases I would like to use is Google Scholar because of an anticipated scarcity in papers on the topic of my meta-analysis, and I'm ...
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Citing a research article coming from a journal you suspect to be predatory [duplicate]

I'm working on a review of literature for a research proposal. What's one good way of vetting journal articles given that there are predatory journals about? Is the existence of a DOI enough to rule ...
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Status of a manuscript was changed from 'Awaiting Admin Processing' to 'Draft'?

I am a co-author of a research which was submitted by our main author to Taylor and Francis (ScholarOne). About a month after submitting to the journal of choice, the manuscript was rejected with a ...
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Someone “reinvented” our algorithm, is there anything to do about that?

A couple of years ago, we have published a paper in a reputable IEEE conference in field A. Recently (two years later), a paper in field B solved the same problem with the exact same algorithm without ...
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How to force a journal to address an associate editor's scientific misconduct?

My manuscript, submitted to a high-rank and very respectable journal, has been rejected by a referee. From the referee's report one could make a conjecture that the referee is one of my competitors, ...
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How many papers does a mathematician publish (on average) in a year? [closed]

I wondered about the number of papers published by mathematicians because I heard that they publish less than other academics or scientist. It would be nice if you could distinguish between the number ...
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How to understand research paper's notations? [closed]

When reading publications, I find really hard to understand those math formulas/functions. Seems like each paper uses its own notation with different symbols and syntax. In particular some mixed ...
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Should paper reviews be signed? [duplicate]

Occasionally, in an otherwise-anonymous paper review, the reviewer will voluntarily sign their name, revealing their identity to the author. Should reviewers do this, and under which circumstances? (...
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How should I withdraw a paper from a predatory journal? [duplicate]

My Co-author made the mistake of sending a research article to a predatory publisher(OMICS), which got accepted after 2 months of review. On the same day of their acceptance email, we sent a ...
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Include figure from a previous published article in mine [duplicate]

I am using data compiled in a previous study in my study too. I want to include a figure from the previous study in my article too. Am I allowed to do this while citing the original source?
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Can I ask the editor for rapid processing (rapid peer review) in the cover letter of my paper submission?

I'm a PhD student and I need to (almost desperately) squeeze in another paper for my dissertation in the next 6 months. Is it acceptable to explain my situation to the editor and ask to set a tighter ...
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How can I Get a Job Reviewing Math or Comp Sci Articles and Books in Advance of Publication?

I spend a great deal more time than other graduate school students identifying and figuring out how to fix mistakes in published papers and specialized books. Time and time again an author's careless ...
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Is this an academic discourtesy?

I co-wrote an original short paper with a senior colleague on the history of science. It was submitted some months ago, and was reviewed and rebutted several times before it was finally accepted and ...
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Reputable Preprint Servers other than Arxiv [duplicate]

After one of my papers was put "on hold," every single one of my new papers is being put on "on hold," many of which are ultimately rejected from Arxiv. This makes no sense to me as the same papers ...
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Does the peer review reciprocity principle apply globally or per venue?

It is commonly accepted within academia that if you submit and publish peer-reviewed papers, you should also do your share, and review your peers' papers. Does the underlying principle apply globally ...
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Is it common that my work is wasted since a collaborator who is the first author does not submit the manuscript that I have worked on?

I am a postgraduate student at a research-oriented university. I had spent about 2 months to work on a project. I collaborated with another postgraduate student who is the first author. In the ...
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Realistic expectations from a postdoc in terms of publications [closed]

I am in the process of applying for a postdoctoral grant and I was wondering what the expectations are in terms of journal publications when I plan? Would it be fine if I plan 1 paper per year if I ...
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What time can be considered enough to withdraw my submission? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an ESCI journal. It has been over 1 month since I submitted but the status shows "with editor". I mailed the editor to check the status of my manuscript. The editor ...