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Is it possible to change paper title after send back from reviewers for revising?

Me and my supervisor were written a paper on medical imaging as a part of my master thesis, we sent a paper to a journal for publishing, after a period of time the journal send us back the paper with ...
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Interpreting recommendations for a rejected paper [on hold]

In 2016 I submitted an image processing paper to IEEE TSP The reviewer rejected the paper, but recommended I try IEEE TIP. The reviewer at TIP said: While TIP is an appropriate venue for this ...
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What type of paper is this and how should I input it into JabRef?

As a follow up to this question I am now trying to use JabRef along with @Jonas Steins python script to manage a small literature database on my local machine. I came across the following conference ...
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No pagination in Elsevier journals

My paper was accepted in one of Elsevier's journal and it was recently published, but there is no pagination instead they have this "article number" for example "Volume 123, Article No. 212021" ...
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How to publish in genetics without access to funding or a lab?

I am currently working in quite new university as lecturer for applied medical science undergrad in genetics subjects. I am facing some issues: The university requires every lecturer do some ...
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Where can I find research papers to read? (not currently in academia)

I have graduated from university and am no longer enrolled. Even while there, I didn't really have any experience finding and reading research papers written by others. Is there an online database ...
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Are there publicly agreed-on standards or definitions of what constitutes peer review?

It seems like a very difficult problem to discern whether a "peer-reviewed" journal is reputable. When a journal claims to be peer-reviewed, is there a commonly-agreed-on definition of what this means?...
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How acceptable is it to submit a paper where most of the references are written by the same group of authors?

I am preparing a conference paper. I have been looking for references for a specific topic related to my research. I have not found any that were not written by current/former members or my research ...
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Did any of the social science experiments by the Nazis in WWII get published?

I've read that the Nazi's did a lot of cruel experimentation on Jews during WWII. I was wondering if any of these studies were published, and if they still exist. Preferably available in English.
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How to react to unfair reviewer comments?

I'm in a situation where my paper is accepted conditionally, thus I need to revise it in some way as stated by the reviewers. While two reviews were encouraging and mostly constructive, the third ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Why is the two-column format so popular?

At least in the field of computer science, I have noticed this to be a common practice. Why exactly is this done? I find it harder to read and follow.
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What is the best/most important form of publication in applied linguistics/language teaching? [closed]

I'm wondering what it is commonly considered to be of high value/importance amine the types of publications in applied linguistics/language teaching ? Is it journal article, conference paper, book ...
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How to manage publications on a local computer

I would like to find a better way of naming publications which I store on my local computer as PDFs. So far I have been doing something like this: Albano R., Sole A., Adamowski J., Mancusi L. (2014) -...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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Where to draw the line between preprint and author-submitted paper?

I read on https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/ (mirror): Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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Basic paper outside area of expertise: reject or decline?

It sometimes happens that I receive referee requests for theoretical papers which deals with the same phenomena I do in my research, but from a totally different specific theoretical starting point. I ...
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Google Scholar Search Result Rankings

I am attempting to identify how Google Scholar chooses which publications to rank highly in search results. I'm aware that Google Scholar uses metadata from academic websites, but therein my ...
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Is a Master's thesis considered 'published'?

I'm currently applying for PhD positions in the US, having completed a Master's degree in Engineering in the UK and then working in Industry for the past 13 years. I'm a bit confused as to the extent ...
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What are the criteria that determine if a research group/professor is actively pursuing research?

While searching for research groups pertaining to my area, I came across one that matched my interests well. But in the publications page, the most recent paper was written in the year of 2015, which ...
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When writing a textbook, what percentage of the material should be already known and what should be novel?

When I am reading a textbook, especially on some esoteric subject, I sometimes wonder what percentage of the textbook consists of known, published material, and what percentage is the author's own ...
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When a work on machine learning has enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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Regarding academic misconduct [closed]

I'm currently a Ph.D. student and I have been reading a lot about retraction of scientific papers. I understand that scientific integrity is a big issue and that we should be as honest about the ...
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How many articles should a PhD candidate in applied linguistics /humanities optimally publish during their PhD? [closed]

I'm just wondering of how many publications /articles a phd student in applied linguistics /humanities should optimally publish during the course of their studies? I'm talking about what would ...
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Why are dates (of writing or publication) missing in scientific papers?

When I read a scientific paper I usually would like to know the point in time when it has been written or publicized. I would expect such a date written near to other meta data like the the author's ...
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Need advice regarding my possibly conflicting research idea

I'm an undergraduate student just getting started with a proper research in machine learning. Oftentimes, when I'm experimenting with new ideas, I find that a similar or better research was already ...
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How do researchers use published plots?

I was wondering how people deal with data represented with plots (of any kind) in a published paper, in particular for what regards Physics. When doing theoretical research (but not only), often you ...
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How to spot unproven theoretical hypothesis/ideas as an experimentalist/engineer?

Or inverserly, where do academic theoreticians/mathematicians try to sell their ideas and hypothesis depending on how: rigorous speculative potential for applications Can some of such share here ...
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How to check a book chapter is indexed in Scopus or not

I have published a book chapter in a book recently. How to check whether the book chapter is indexed in Scopus or not?
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In the AI field, is it worth it to publish a paper that gains the same results as another but with a different method?

So over the last few months, I've been working on an AI model that could classify a skin lesion as cancerous or not using only an image of the lesion. At first, I thought there's no way that I could ...
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Why would professors pay to publish in a good journal?

The journal that I think of specifically is Physical Review Letters. I've heard that professors pay pretty high amounts to get published in this journal, which is considered a good, if not top-tier, ...
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Becoming professor and showing autonomy - when to exclude supervising professor from co-authorship

Following common scenario: You wrote a proposal for a larger several million € research project with several university partners after your PhD, the project got funded and you are the project manager,...
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What did Peano meant by “R. Universitate”?

In a book written by Giuseppe Peano, it is written "Prof in R. Universitate de Torino" i.e. "Prof in R. University of Turin". I guess "R" stands for "royal" but I have no proof of that.
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Why is the citation system so archaic? [duplicate]

I am puzzled why citation is still so archaic for academic research papers. It seems to me that all you need to cite a journal or a textbook is three things Names of the authors Date of publication ...
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Using a figure from a PhD thesis, but changed slightly. Copyright?

I am using a figure from a PhD thesis in an IEEE conference paper. I have changed it slightly, mainly by adding text. Though I will cite the author and publication, do I still need to pay the (what ...
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Making sure IEEE Conference proceedings on Xplore are on Scopus

We've organized 6th edition of IEEE Conference. Two previous ones were with proceedings in Xplore and indexed by Scopus and other relevant databases. Now we finaly have proceedings from our edition ...
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How can I make the most of this opportunity? Any suggestions for a 2nd/3rd year student interested in research? [closed]

I am currently a student about to come towards the end of my 2nd year at University. I had a great professor at the start of the year, and I was interested in trying something outside of traditional ...
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Is it worth delving deep outside my field to revise a paper?

I have a paper that got lost in the editorial pipeline for about a year due to the second reviewer dropping out and not telling anyone. During that year, I didn't revisit the paper much; it was a ...
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Do papers ever get published posthumously? [duplicate]

What is the longest discrepancy between death and publication?
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Self-plagiarism in Publication-based commentary PhD thesis? [duplicate]

I am writing a publication-based PhD thesis, and the thesis will not be publicly accessible once has been finished due to classified data included. The thesis is not the traditional sandwiched thesis, ...
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Can i be a corresponding author? [closed]

I am a PhD student now and i am willing to publish my masters degree research work, but the supervisor is refusing to publish for many reasons concerned him not the quality of my research. There is ...
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How to cite a work in a manuscript that is under review? [duplicate]

I have two manuscripts that I am ready to submit in two different journals. In the first manuscript, I have developed two models to be used for my research. Both of them are new and are an upgrade ...
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Is my PhD adviser being unethical?

My PhD adviser and I decided to publish in Physical Review Letters. After nearly finishing the manuscript, he realized the publication cost was $800 and now instead wants to publish in a significantly ...
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Does uploading a paper to arxiv with the same title but different author list affect citations?

I have a paper on the arxiv (v1) that I'd like to update to the most recent version (v2). The author list has expanded since v1. If I upload v2 with the new authors, will this affect the citations ...
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Is it a good idea to include working papers on Curriculum Vitae?

I am a senior undergraduate student and looking to apply to PhD programs. I am doubtful whether I should put my working papers on my CV alongside the already published works. I don't want to exclude ...
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Is it acceptable practice to make the source code of a re-implemented paper available online

It is the usual practice that researchers re-implement others' work for the purpose of comparison or result verification. If for instance researcher A re-implements researcher B's paper and improves ...
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Who should be author in an application note

Work leading to the application note During the c(o)urse of my PhD studies, I have written some analysis tools. I later collaborated with another PhD student to developed a proper analysis ...
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Can a journal be freely indexed?

Am I allowed to compile the index to a journal and publish it, or should I ask permission to the journal first? (By index I mean a list of all articles in all issues of the journal)