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Submitting two articles to the same journal at the same time similar ideas but different surgeries?

I am part of two different labs that essentially have the same idea for different surgeries. One is the impact of smoking on elbow or shoulder replacement, and the other is the impact of smoking on ...
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Focus on publication during PhD

I'm in th midst of pursuing a PhD and have a few potential papers in the works, but have lots of other analytical work to be done as well. It seems from my discussions with supervisors that there are ...
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How important is it to present your paper yourself?

My paper has been accepted at one of the top conferences in my field for oral presentation (very low acceptance rate). In the past, I have always presented papers for which I was first author myself. ...
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What is the purpose of making authorship of scientific papers public? [closed]

Authors could still be registered with the editor and remain responsible for what they write.
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Is it plagiarism if someone attends your talk and then writes a paper about your ideas?

6 months ago I presented a talk describing some research I had been doing and presenting some half finished results. Ive since discovered that one of the attendees took my idea from the talk and ...
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Best tips for writing sessions [closed]

I've got a fair amount of writing ahead of me in the coming months and I'm here to ask you all for some strategies for grinding some good writing. I know only of the pomodoro technique, which ...
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How to find conferences based on locations

I use EDAS to look for conferences. Is there another way to look for conferences based on a specific "location/country" as I have a limited travel budget and would like to plan and find ...
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Does Springer publish conference proceedings for free?

Does Springer publish conference proceedings for free? It does seem very unlikely given the significant amount of work they do to publish the proceedings. However, I have spent hours reading through ...
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Upload preprint on ArXiv AND ReseachGate?

Since I recently published my first ever paper, I was creating some accounts for various social networks and preprint servers. I have to say, I am a little bit confused by ReseachGate: If I have ...
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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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Can I use text from my conference poster in my manuscript?

I presented a poster at a conference last year to gain some feedback on my research. Since then, I have made significant findings and am beginning to write a manuscript. I would like to use some of ...
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I'm the 1st author of a paper in a top conference in my field, and even then my PhD application got rejected from 5 out of 6 programs, is this normal?

It got me so disappointed because I thought the publication experience was the most crucial part of the application, and, as far as I could tell, not that many students in the universities I applied ...
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What is the meaning when the editor says a paper is "provocative"?

Here is a letter of rejection sent by Quarter Journal of Economics, to a big name professor. This letter is publicly available online. Many thanks for your interesting and provocative paper. I have ...
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In engineering research, how do academics who are stuck in the lab all day know that their model is actually correct or meaningful?

The title of this question is evocative, not meant to be condescending (I am one of those people), just an accurate reflection of reality. Sometimes I find that engineering researchers will come up ...
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When a name should be on a paper as an author in computer science?

I am working on using machine learning approaches for medical image analysis. What is the minimum requirement for someone to be added as a co-author in a conference paper? Thanks
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Can my supervisor force me to publish my master’s thesis?

I defended my master’s thesis in engineering. My advisor didn't help me much. Now he wants to publish the thesis as a scientific article. Even if he will write the article, I don't want the project to ...
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Font used in scientific articles diagrams/graphs [closed]

I'm very careful with visual appearance of what I write, and I want to know if there is some convention with the font used in the graphs or diagrams of an article. Normally the articles are written ...
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Publishing a research (graduate level) book with a publishing house

I am considering to write a research graduate book on some advanced material in my area of research and I am considering to knock the door to a big publisher to see if they would be interested on ...
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Why is the Editor behaving so rudely to me? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to an SCI index journal on Jan 15, 2020. After writing to the handling editor a couple of times, they said that the paper was under review. On Dec 10 2021, I received an email ...
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Coauthorship and feedback delays

I received my MSc. in 2020. Subsequently, I wrote a paper on the same topic of my MSc. dissertation. Initially, I was going to publish it with my advisor and co-advisor, and the work dynamics was that ...
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How do I ensure that the colormap shows well in black and white?

One referee comment says that "Not sure the colormap shows up well in black and white". Two figures in my manuscript are shown below. Do I have to change the colormap settings? If I do, how ...
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Distributing work that hasn't been published

I have recently completed a senior/bachelor's thesis as part of my BS degree, and I would like to share my thesis with others. However, I plan on perhaps publishing the work that I did soon, so I have ...
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If you made a minor error in publishing the experimental protocol of an experiment, what would happen?

If you were to publish a paper but you made an error in publishing the experimental protocol or parameters, what would happen to the paper? Let's say in this instance that the results of the ...
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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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How can an old research paper published before the Internet be made available online to prevent plagiarism?

I want to upload a scanned copy of a research paper that isn't accessible online to demonstrate someone else's significant contribution to a field. Internet was not widely available when the study was ...
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When to start drafting a paper? [duplicate]

I am a second year Molecular Engineering PhD student and I am a ways away from having enough data to publish, but I know where I want my research to go and I have a good idea of the data I'll need to ...
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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

I'm currently an undergrad without much experience in publishing scientific papers. Due to the pressure of many of my teachers and peers, I felt the need to get something published so I contacted an ...
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Scientific paper with 3D scatterplot in supplementary information; I can add a video but how to let readers rotate/zoom interactively?

When publishing in the physical sciences the main paper is usually something 2D, you can read it online or print it. Many journals support supplementary data in the form of pdf files and videos. It is ...
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No update about my accepted paper [closed]

I submitted an article to a Scopus indexed journal in Sept 2021. In December, I received the paper acceptance with revisions. They asked for some minor modifications and after incorporating them, I ...
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It there a non-academic job that reviews conference or journal submissions?

I am a research student at the moment, but it has occurred to me that it could potentially be profitable to be a "pre-reviewer". I will explain what I mean. A pre-reviewer is not an academic ...
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Where are historical research papers stored?

I have been reading some historical papers in the field of computer science, economics and game theory. I have noticed that some of the really old ones such as Equilibrium points in n-person games by ...
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What is the appropriate way to handle related work on preprint servers? [duplicate]

I’m preparing a journal article on a novel method. There are several related methods publicly described on preprint servers such as arXiv or bioRxiv. Is it permitted to cite works that have not been ...
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I found a mistake in a published paper but my advisor is the correspondent Author and refuses to send a corrigendum. What should I do? [duplicate]

Recently I found a mistake in a paper that a put so much effort on. My life has been extremely stressful since I found that. It is not a mistake that invalidate the whole paper, Just one little ...
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Supervisors are pushing me to keep trying with a bad paper- what can I do?

I wrote a paper towards the start of my PhD. It had nowhere near enough data- and by nowhere near I mean by an amount that it is not remotely publishable and would be laughable. It was rejected a ...
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Is it advisable to publish in low tier conferences as an undergrad?

I am currently an undergrad and worked on a project that might get published in a low tier conference. I currently have 0 publications but this work is not something I'm proud of. Is it advisable to ...
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How can I withdraw a published paper?

When I submitted my paper to a journal in November 2021, I saw that it was indexed by SCOPUS, but in 2022 I noticed that it is no longer indexed by SCOPUS. Therefore, I want to withdraw my published ...
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Some of the values in Table is wrong in my published paper

In my survey paper (50 pages), I directly quote the results of performance from related papers. However, several numbers are wrongly recorded. My survey focuses on the introudction and summarization ...
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Is it normal for a reviewer to comment about suitability for publication after addressing their comments?

I have a paper submission that now is going through the second round of revisions. Reviewer #1 suggested publishing after some minor changes, while reviewer #2 has been more critical of the piece. ...
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Is it academically allowed to change authorship when resubmit and equal contribution?

We had a paper rejected where I was the first author. The second author and I almost had the same level of contribution to the paper. Now we are resubmitting the paper to another journal. However, due ...
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Should I correct a mistake for the camera-ready version even though the reviewers missed that mistake?

So the mistake is not a major bug, the contributions of the paper remain the same, but still, I feel it was a silly statistical error. Can I correct it, even if the reviewers missed catching it?
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Can I write a systematic review as an undergraduate and get it published in a journal?

I am an undergraduate of Animal and Environmental Biology. I don't have much research experience, but I have taken some courses on research writing and have assisted some senior students in their ...
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What is "Title, if not author" in copyright transfer form?

In the ACM Copyright transfer form what is this "Title, if not author" ?
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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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Is it self-plagiarism to have two sequential almost identical sentences in my two papers?

I have published two papers, say A and B. The core of A and B is totally different but they have a similar background. The similarity of A and B is <1% using iThenticate. However, I accidentally ...
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ResearchGate Requests

I have received full texts requests for my articles, but at that moment I did not carry them so I answered "I don't have a full text I can share", and sent a message to the requesters. ...
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Paper study of the field of nano catalyst [closed]

I have joined as a project assistant in the field of nano catalysts. How should I study the papers related to this work?
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Organization of a paper -- completely treat simple case first, remark on harder case after, or unify presentation?

I have a question about how to organize a paper, and completely disagree with the way my advisor wants it done. The field is operations research, and involves mostly a bunch of mathematical theorems. ...
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Is it normal to revise a manuscript a 4th time before it is published? Negative impact on my research?

I am a PhD scholar in mathematics, in particular number theory. Recently one of my research papers was published in a journal. This was the 4th revised version. All the 4 versions can be found in ...
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Should an engineering master student publish in a conference or try to get into a journal?

I am a master's student in energy engineering and I want to publish my work as I am hoping to get into a Ph.D. after my studies. My supervisor has recommended a conference. On one hand, I trust their ...
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Will people be interested in the collaboration that can have the last author?

As a just graduated PhD, I would like to work with other people. But I am a nobody in my field. I am thinking that people will be interested in working with me if I do a postdoc with them or become a ...
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