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

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What constitutes an academic publication for people in the Creative Writing field?

Based on my observation, Creative Writing degree programs seem to be heavily focused on learning a few timeless principles of storytelling followed by the production of a massive portfolio of stories (...
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Co-authors on a study have cut communication, what can be done?

During my first post-doc one of the primary researchers just dropped all communications. The upshot is that I have 3 years worth of research that I cant publish without his consent. He was initially ...
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Publishing articles in not peer-reviewed journals

There are several important journals out there that are not peer-reviewed, such as Network Security. Do such papers provide any value for the author(s), especially for whom want to apply for a PhD ...
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Sharing paper after it has been submitted to journal?

I am a co-author on a mathematics paper, and we have submitted it to a journal. It will take a long while before we hear back from them, and I wanted to share my paper with friends and family. If you ...
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Is it reasonable for an author to withdraw an accepted paper because they have since done better work?

I submitted a paper to a good journal, it was refereed, and after a year it got accepted for publication. But now that a year has passed, I no longer find the results or methods of that paper to be ...
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Elsevier “Computers & Security” journal latex template [on hold]

I am trying to target the Computers & Security journal to publish my research. I opened the journal's page but I didn't find the latex template that is used in the journal such as this paper's ...
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Are you supposed to disclose all stimuli that your participants have been exposed to?

I am a master student in psychology in the US. I performed a study in which the participants had to read a story and should recall it afterwards. Now I am writing a manuscript where I only analyze ...
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How to convey your main idea in a research paper?

I am a PhD student in computer science (theory). I am currently writing a research paper. It is a short paper consisting of about 7-8 pages. I have written it two time and have taken few advice from ...
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Why are you required to pay or have a university relation to access most research journals? [duplicate]

High school student here... I came here to ask this question since it seems geared more towards academia and I normally spend my time on Math.SE. Anyway... I have a huge passion for math, I read ...
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How is the Scimago journal ranking (Q1-Q4) defined?

What does it mean that a journal is ranked Q1 according to Scimago Journal and Country Rank?
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An interviewer has asked for a copy of an unpublished manuscript I'm writing, is it safe to do this?

The paper is one I'm working on as part of my current role for which I'm not the PI. Is it safe/sensible to share this with my interviewer? I don't have any published articles at present, so I assume ...
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Citations embedded in text and just appended

Sometime you write a sentence and just want to say where you got it from - similar to a footnote (here: 3). But sometimes you want to embed your source as a part of the sentence (here: 4). What I have ...
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Publish as undergraduate in Elsevier

I am currently in the 3rd year,studying BSc in Economics. This period I finished a project which ended up with statistical significant results, covering a topic which was not mentioned in the ...
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How to prevent an idea / innovation from being stolen or plagiarised

I have come up with an innovation to obtain linear motion without using any external source of energy. The idea arose from a paper I wrote on an alternative model of magnetism. I have built and tested ...
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Is there anything that has been tried to stop publication shopping

I find it very annoying as a reviewer when I get asked to review a paper several times as it gets submitted to different journals/conferences or, worse still, I help send it to the reject pile only to ...
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fix non-significant errors in a manuscript that is not accepted and currently under review after 1st round of revision? [duplicate]

I'm in the field of Psychology. One of my manuscripts is now under review after the 1st round of revision. However, I found one of the variables was calculated in a wrong way, the results are better ...
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How badly will my future job prospects be affected after having my PhD graduation date extended by more than 3 years (due to health)?

Do I still have the possibility of a career in Academia? Can publishing merit (Qualitative and Quantitative) save me?
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Which is more valued, first authorship articles or the number of articles produced?

What is more important in academia (bioinformatics, computational biology) for a person when he/she has already completed their PhD: Number of first authorship articles he/she has Number of ...
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Compressing a huge paper for a double blind review process

Continuing How to cite a technical report for a double blind review process?, how would you proceed if your paper is acutally 53 pages long, most of it occupied by mathematical proofs, but you have to ...
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How can I get an idea on relevance of my data?

I have a lot of data from my PhD, which I believe confuses my supervisor quite a lot. Therefore, he is hesitant to publish them for now. How can I get good academic feedback on this data without ...
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Is pasting an excerpt from Wikipedia in a paper without reference plagiarism?

Assume you are reviewing a paper and discover that some general definitions therein have been copied from Wikipedia without mentioning the source. Should it be considered plagiarism or can it be ...
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Getting assistance for publishing a paper without experience

I have a master’s degree in computer science. I wanted to publish my thesis as paper because I got a good grade, and I because I want to get accepted for a PhD degree by a top-200 university or to ...
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Please recommend some safe colleges for my Phd in Chemical Engineering based on my profile [closed]

I have a cpi of 7.1/10 in Chemical Engineering. Also I have 1 first authored publication, 1 second authored publication and 4 submitted papers. I am appying for PhD's in US universities. I have GRE of ...
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Where to get big volumes of academic papers with citations [migrated]

I'm developing a final degree project and the first step would be to get a big amount of (public) academic papers with citations included. The purpose of the system is to calculate bibliometric ...
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Applied a new technique on a facial recognition program and the new results are better than the previous one. Can I write a paper on this?

I was playing around with this source code which yielded say results X on using a specific data-set. Now, I came up with an idea to add a change in the source code (specifically, in the data-set) ...
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Contacting journal editor asking for final decision after all reviews were submitted weeks ago?

Should I email the editor of a journal to ask for a final decision on an article when I know that all reviewers' comments were submitted weeks ago? The online article submission interface shows me ...
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Manuscript Revision: How to include the response to reviewer comments as an attached file?

I have recently received a major revision from a journal. In the manuscript upload portal, I find only one place in the form of a text box where I could include the response to reviewer comments. But ...
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What are good periodic color scales for density plots of angle-like function values? [closed]

I am writing several papers that require density plots of complex-valued functions of two variables f:R^2→C, where I'm primarily interested in the complex argument arg(f(x,y)) as a function of the ...
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Should I publish a linear programming method despite my advisor's advice? [closed]

TL;DR: I developed a way of solving systems of equations which is up to 25,000x faster than base methods. I want to publish but my advisor doesn't think it's worth it. I work as a data scientist with ...
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Proving authorship when name in publications does not match name in passport

My full name on passport is Omar Husham Ahmed Al-Attraqchi (first three names + surname). In my publication, I only used the first and the surname (i.e. Omar Al-Attraqchi). Is it going to be a problem ...
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Should I provide specific acknowledgments in addition to a general acknowledgment?

As a student I wrote a paper for a course. I am now preparing the paper for submission to a journal. My teacher will get a general acknowledgment for the discussions we had on the topic as a footnote ...
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English and other translation within single paper

I want to to translate my math preprint to Russian. Actually, the preprint is already translated, but I'm in doubt should I include the Russian version together with the English, earlier version of ...
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Term for the opposite of salami publishing

Question Salami publishing refers to the practice of splitting scientific work into overly small pieces (least publishable units) and publishing a separate paper about each. I am looking for a term ...
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Is it right to be put as the last author although I have done the bulk of the work?

I am doing my PhD at a research institute, where we have just finished the draft of a 8-hands long paper to be published as a short book with a major editor. I have done the bulk of the work, i.e. at ...
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How to determine effectively whether my paper is in scope

Given the title and the abstract of a yet-to-be-published paper, I asked the PC (co-)chairs of several A/A* conferences whether my paper would be in the scope of the corresponding conferences. ...
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Writing a paper on user interface without empirical evaluation

I am writing a paper proposing an improvement in the design of a specific user interface. However, this improvement is only based on axiomatic and theoretical assumptions and I haven't made an ...
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Is it considered okay to mention all the correction in an accepted article which is typeset by the press

Let's say that I got a paper accepted to a nice journal (feels so good!), in fact of a very reputed publisher. Then, the press / editorial office asks me to submit all the source files for preparing ...
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Should I submit a rejected paper as it is in some other place so that publication decision comes quickly?

I am a Phd student (thesis submitted in January 2018, not defended yet) in applied mathematics. My first paper was published in February 2018 in a tier 1 applied math journal, two other papers were ...
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I find a work title similar to mine without any published paper, what I have to do?

I am doing my PhD study. I have already finished my objectives. Before 4 months, I have done one of my objectives. Today, I found a title similar to mine in some way, in one of the conference ...
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Unconventional fonts [duplicate]

Most articles and books are written in the conventional fonts like Computer Modern Roman, Times New Roman, etc. which are similar to each others. Why aren't more fonts used? I wrote my course this ...
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Publication process in a journal

I have a paper with revise and resubmit in a journal of Elsevier. In one part of the mail, the editor wrote me this: If you choose to revise your manuscript it will be due into the Editorial ...
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Searching for papers on a subject I'm about to start researching myself but nothing comes up. How do I know that I've searched enough?

I'm about to begin my master's research, and I'm in the process of formulating my research question. Therefore, I am searching for papers about the same topic to make sure that what I am planning to ...
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What are all the types of scientific articles?

While doing some research I found some context where scientist A publishes a research article about newly generated progress they made in a field. Another researcher B, skeptical of this paper, ...
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How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?

I'm posting from an anonymous account, for reasons that will be obvious. I'm an associate professor in China at one of the top 10 universities in China, and have been working in China for a number of ...
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How to verify a proof prior to peer review in mathematics

I think I have found that squared magic squares cannot be constructed which is an unsolved problem. I have searched for months for any mistakes and I could not find any. I have sent this to Mr.Boyer ...
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Is it rational to lose confidence in authors whose books contain many typos?

I make mistakes too as a flawed human. Yet I always lose confidence in and doubt authors (whose native language is English) whose textbooks or journal articles contain glaring typos or orthographical ...
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How can one know if a paper award decision was made with the award committee not having access to the author names?

How can one know if a paper award decision was made with the award committee not having access to the author names? I am mostly interested in machine learning / natural language processing paper ...
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Can I get in trouble if I submit my own paper as a sole author while employed as a research fellow?

I am a research fellow at my current university. I have been working under a very difficult line manager and we could just not be on the same page. I would be asked to publish 1 paper a month, ...
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Am I entitled to any benefit by implementing an idea from my professor's published paper?

I'm an undergraduate student. A new professor joined our college this year. The new professor went about asking other department faculty about students proficient in programming and one of the ...
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How to reply to unprofessional negative review from a journal? [duplicate]

Some time ago I submitted a paper to a preeminent journal, and yesterday I received the review letter from the editor. The email contained reviews from two reviewers. Reviewer 1 has been very ...