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Change an equation during the proofing stage of an accepted paper

I am quite new in the world of the scientific publications, and I am worried about the following issue: I recently got an accepted paper in an IEEE journal. Now, the editors sent me the proof for the ...
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Which conference should I submit for a paper on benchmark dataset for OCR task in Vietnamese? [closed]

I plan to publish a large benchmark dataset on OCR tasks for digitalizing pre-modern books in Vietnamese language. (baseline method is deep learning based) Which good (well known) conference should I ...
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Want to submit thesis to arxiv, but currently affiliated to another institute. What to do?

I want to publish my thesis made at university (A) to arXiv.org. However, I am currently affiliated with another institute (university B). While the original thesis is written at A, do I mention the ...
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Continuous article publishing

Is continuous article publishing (CAP) a good thing? Many journals are making the transition to CAP. It seems to alleviate costs for publishers. Also, I suppose it is a natural thing, in view of the ...
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First authorship possibly changed on my paper without my consent? [closed]

I wrote a paper a few years ago and published it with my university. It's my only published work. When I left uni, they offered to help me publish. I accepted. We made some tweaks to the paper and ...
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Copyright of infographs and where to deposit them?

Recently, a company designed infographs for some of our articles. Infographs could be described as pictured one-page summaries of a research article. The head of the department paid for that service ...
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(Potentially) Politically Motivated Manuscript rejection from a journal director

Update It was informally confirmed to me that the reason for rejection is affiliation with a sanctioned institution. The publisher complies with international sanctions, and the journal follows the ...
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Not getting credited on a paper I worked on for a year... (undergraduate researcher)

I worked in a lab for about a year as an undergraduate researcher, and my research team recently published the paper in a huge journal, which is super exciting for the lab. However, while my PI had ...
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Long delay after article was "Provisionally accepted"

I submitted an article around July last year to IOPscience journal and after the first round of revisions I sent my response letter and my article with the suggested changes. Then after the second ...
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Citing your own related (unpublished but under review) research necessary?

The main idea of this questions is to have two papers under review simultaneously which are somewhat related but do not rely on each other in any way (except in the temporal sequence of discovery for ...
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Journal forces me to provide figures in .pdf format, what can I do?

Approximately one year ago, I submitted my manuscript to a Wiley Journal. The submission was in full adherence with the submission guidelines. Upon submission, the journal requested color figures in ...
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Concerns after Submitting Abstracts to a Special Issue

I am a PhD student in social sciences, currently based in the UK. I came across a CfA from a special issue published by an esteemed US university Press last month, which was quite relate with the ...
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Work publishable at conference

In the course of writing my master's thesis, I developed a new algorithm that outperforms several state-of-the-art algorithms. However, I have encountered a study that uses a similar idea but ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own? [duplicate]

In short, I'm wondering how likely is the following sequence of events. The context is research in pure mathematics. A researcher submits a paper containing new results for review in a journal in ...
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When do I know if a conference is predatory? [duplicate]

I have just started my PhD in Biomedical Engineering 2.5 months ago and started doing some simulations. My hope is that I at least have some publishable preliminary results, and have at least one ...
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Does a listing of a publication on a National Institute of Health (NIH) website mean anything in particular?

Back in 2012 I published a couple of papers in my not-to-be PhD and, very occasionally, I do a quick google search to see how they're being used (although I often can't now access the citing articles ...
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What aspects of software shared with a quantitative paper are the most important?

I'd like to get the software-sharing aspect of my research paper right. (This empirical paper in health economics relies on code for modelling and simulation.) Besides open-sourcing the code on GitHub,...
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Is there an hope for a stuck post-doctoral career to recover

I'm an 'old' post-doc, meaning that I completed my doctoral studies already in 2015. This career length presupposes eligibility to tenure track professorships in Germany but unfortunately, I do not ...
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Came across a very similar framework: what to do?

I am from a social science field. As a part of my dissertation I have published a paper on my topic in a journal with good standing. In that paper, I propose a framework to analyze an issue and ...
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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

I am a PhD student in the final year of my studies, I am positive that I will get my degree. However, I have published only two papers, one in an A conference and one in a B conference. I have three ...
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Google scholar not picking up accepted version of article [closed]

So I have a few publications whose final version can't be shared with the public due to the copyrights contract. However, I am permitted to share the accepted version of the same after a certain ...
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What do you think of some journals with high IF, but not famous?

As a PhD student, I always go through many journals and found out that some journals have a high IF, but mostly they achieved it because they do not publish many papers per year. One example in my ...
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Should I include the papers in which I have been acknowledged in my CV? [duplicate]

I helped a researcher with a small part of his article (in this case, writing some GPU code). I was not credited as a co-author, which is completely normal given that my work is tiny compared to his, ...
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Should my advisor be an author in this context?

My advisor gave me a published approach (algorithm) used to solve some type of numerical optimization problems (however, it is old and ditched compared to better algorithms that came out after it). ...
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Can my former PhD supervisor publish my research work without my permission? [duplicate]

I have been working as a research assistant at one of the U.S universities for 4 year. Generally, I was not in a good relationship with my PhD supervisor. After the graduation, I found that my PhD ...
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Discard a constantly rejected manuscript or go for a lower-tier journal? [duplicate]

Imagine you have a certain manuscript which you submitted multiple times over a period of a few years. The manuscript covers a niche topic and is not of interest to a more general audience. The ...
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How to go about publishing a paper solving a new problem

I am a computer science student in university, at work I stumbled across what I believe is a NP-Hard problem that I have an active interest to solve in it's complete form. I have no experience in ...
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What should I do if I receive an email asking for minor corrections in a manuscript, with no reviewer comments? [closed]

I have received a mail yesterday saying that I should do some minor corrections in my manuscript, but there are no reviewer comments included. How should I proceed in this case?
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

In my university it is typically the case that advisors are first authors but this comes with having them do the first author responsibilities such as making significant (original) and insightful ...
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How long to wait (already over 14 months of waiting) before being firm

I submitted a book manuscript to Springer. They accepted the project, I signed the contract and they told me over 14 MONTHS ago that they'd send it for peer review and be in contact with me in due ...
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Potential overlap in manuscript revision with later submission

My group submitted a paper with journal A and it spend a really long time in review, the editor seemingly had a lot of trouble finding suitable reviewers. There was a revision about half a year ago. ...
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The Use of Academic Work in a Professional Publication

I've come across an academic work, a summary of which would make good guidance in a professional publication. What is the protocol to be followed in respect of the copyright of the authors and of the ...
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My PhD supervisor is doing nothing and is probably involved in academic misconduct. What should I do?

I am in the third year of my PhD and so far I have published one paper in top tier journal. I did all the work by myself. However after I finished everything, my supervisor told me that he would ...
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Fixing minor errors in paper after revision is submitted?

In a paper we have re-submitted after revision I found some minor errors: For example one graph should be labeled g/ml but is labeled mg/ml accidentally. As well, in one of the raw data source tables ...
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Is there a tool to order/pay for multiple papers at once?

I need to order/pay >100 papers that are not of open access. Is there a platform or a tool that I could use to order and pay them all at once, instead of having to do it one by one? Thank you
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Do you write about known code bugs in your publications?

I am a PhD candidate working with a large computer code (my code plus others, well over 100,000 lines). I am starting to realize that the code will always have bugs in it, no matter what I do. I'm in ...
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Publishing a paper without paying an article-processing charge

I need to publish my paper in law but, to my knowledge, journals charge money in the form of an article-processing charge. Any tips on how to publish your research for free?
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When is the right time to inquire about the status of my manuscript after second round of revisions?

After resubmitting my manuscript following revisions for the second time, when should I contact the journal? Here is a timeline of the process thus far: First submission: March 2023 Request for major ...
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submitting article with currently no access to data used

Say one works on a scholarly article with data that were available at her institution. Then, she leaves the institution (data is no more accessible), but wants to submit her article to a scientific ...
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What is the proper etiquette when my advisor asks me to add non-contributing authors to author list?

I am currently working as a post-bacc research assistant in theoretical physics group. I have been working on my current project for a couple of years, and it is finally finished. I have been going ...
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Can I connect with the editor on social platforms during manuscript submission or wait until the process is completed?

Suppose that I am an author of a manuscript that was submitted to a journal. During the submission process, I have came across the personal account of the editor handling my manuscript on social ...
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A typo made it through the process of one of my publications, and it's bothering me [duplicate]

It's a very simple typo (a misspelling of the word "frequently", one letter off), but it still bothers me that it made it into the final version. Not sure if the copy writer introduced the ...
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How to get a single issue of a print journal

My friend recently published in a big journal, and his article was also chosen to feature in the print version. However, he doesn't have a print subscription so he was not able to get a copy of the ...
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Do German company sponsored Ph.D. students deserve the Ph.D. title? [closed]

Do German company-sponsored Ph.D. students deserve the Ph.D. title? I recently came across a post on social media that there's a BMW employee who got accepted to the BMW Ph.D. Program Promotion. So ...
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Is it appropriate to change authors' affliation at the final stage of proof reading?

Suppose that you are the first-author of a paper that was accepted in a journal. During proof-reading, the corresponding author (the supervisor in this case) wants to change the affiliation of the ...
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What should be the standard procedure for covering the expense in the case of independent research publications for a PhD student?

I am preparing an independent research paper to publish in an open access peer-reviewed journal. Independent means: my PhD supervisor doesn't have any contribution in this. Since my supervisor doesn't ...
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Asked to cite papers for money

I was recently contacted by someone claiming to run a "decentralized collaborative team" who cite each other's papers and offering me money for citing their papers ($10 per citation, paid ...
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Should I review for a journal that charges authors excessively? [closed]

This is a follow-up/correction of this previous question (which I cannot alter since it has been answered, but was advised to ask a new question instead). Of course, journal publication has its costs, ...
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Shall I go for volunteers or pay for people who help me with my research

I am doing my PhD, I have a scenario that requires the assistance of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to review and answer questions regarding documents used in my research. This process may take a few ...
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

Several weeks ago, I submitted a comment paper/policy brief of about 800 words to a journal. The paper critiques frequent reports published by major international organizations, which I believe ...
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