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

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Is writing a research paper necessary for thesis?

I'm from Computer Science field and usually I've seen students are required to publish a few research papers to be eligible for writing a thesis. I'm talking about masters level thesis here. As far ...
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What can I do with a research project that is my university’s intellectual property?

I'm working on a final year project on software development. I intend to publish it as a research paper on computer science, but the university says that it will hold intellectual-property rights (IPR)...
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What does the request to “benchmark your manuscript against recent articles” mean?

My manuscript was favourably received, with a recommendation to publish after a minor revision. However, after submitting the revised version, the Associate Editor (or Editor-in-Chief) responded: ...
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Do I have any obligations to my PhD supervisor's requests after I have graduated?

I graduated with a biology PhD last year. My supervisor named X was pretty hands-off (which was great) and most of my project, from conceptualization to data analysis, was done by me generally without ...
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Turning a conference proceedings into a book chapter. Is it self plagiarism?

I've recently sent some of my research to a local conference entitled "XIX Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto". After the conference, I started getting contacted by some publishers asking me ...
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How to calculate overlap with a previous publication

I have a paper that was a published in a conference proceedings. This paper was extended and turned into a journal paper. However, some things like figures from the motivation section or the ...
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Withdrawing paper and submitting to another journal [duplicate]

I decide to withdraw a paper in a journal (biology) which is already almost 3 months in "With Editor" status. The reason for the delay is because of the journal's lack of preprint policy (my paper was ...
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How to choose a journal to publish research? [on hold]

I have done a research in Textile Process Technology field and wish to publish my finding. I have done a product development based research in flat bed knitting and is in the process of applying for a ...
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Publication Approval Letter

I will publish a conference paper and as I'm a PhD student the committee asked "If the corresponding author is a PhD/MSc student, he/she also should send a Publication Approval Letter from his/her ...
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Selecting proper journals

Say that you are a young faculty member of engineering in a top 20 school (US) with a great publication record (no. of publications is similar to a seasoned associate professor) and great knowledge on ...
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Is “Actes de JADT” same as JADT conference? Where to download Actes de JADT publications?

A paper is cited in another paper as: An Arabic morphological analyzer and part-of-speech tagger M Altabba, A Al-Zaraee, MA Shukairy Actes de JADT, 50, 2010 You can check the reference ...
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Value of published (non-english) books for applying in a PhD program

I have published a scientific book (i.e. a text book) alongside with my supervisor (he is an associate professor, by the way). Since the book is not in English and consequently does not target ...
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How is a PhD by publication valued in the US?

A PhD by publication is more common in Europe. I am expecting a few first authored publication this year in decent journals, but I am not sure of the value of this. Thanks!
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Can I publish photos or reconstructed drawing of the internal part of a patented instrument?

I am doing a publication using a specific optical instrument protected by different patents. To see how it works I opened it and I have redrawn the arrangement of the optical components. Am I allow to ...
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What does non-exclusive publishing rights mean?

I have read on open-access journals that some of them allow non-exclusive publishing rights. What does this mean exactly? Is there a general open access policy or consensus about what these publishing ...
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Re-analyzed my dissertation work, how should I explain this in a cover letter to a journal editor?

I graduated recently, and I am trying to get some journal publications out of my dissertation. Unfortunately, I just found out that changing inclusion/exclusion criteria and statistical analysis would ...
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law publishing secondary level [closed]

I am familiar with high-school oriented research journals such as the Concord Review and others geared towards science, but I am looking to do in depth legal analysis. That being said, I have little ...
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Should a postdoc advisor be on a journal article published out of the postdoc's PhD Thesis?

My friend is in a new postdoc position. Her PhD thesis is unpublished. Her new advisor hired her with the mandate that she get it published (or a paper based upon it) in a good journal, with his help. ...
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Minor correction of In Press article

I noticed an obvious minor mistake in an in-press article. It is related to the description of symbols in an equation, but it does not alter the rest of the manuscript in any way (they were used ...
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Slow peer-review process for a Major Revision

I have submitted a paper to a journal in which the reviewers have suggested some major revisions. I have submitted the revised manuscript on 27-May-2019. After the two days the status changed to ...
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PhD situation, is there hope?

Next november I will face my third and last year of my PhD. However, my percourse has been torturing and twisted. I started my PhD in a different group because I was kind of tricked out. My ...
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Should I submit my paper to a different journal after not receiving any acknowledgment for five months?

I submitted a paper to a low to mid-tier online-only journal in my field last January. I did not receive any acknowledgment from the editors that they received my paper and the journal has already ...
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Make some papers in PhD [closed]

I am a third year PhD Student in math. I am studying abroad from my country. I need some advice. I have three main problems that I would like to share with you. 1) It seems, I will be graduated ...
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Should I refuse to be named as co-author of a low quality paper?

During my bachelor I did a research internship in another country for a few months and contributed to a research project which is now, a few years later, going to be published. The research is in a ...
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How can i add my publications in google scholar? [duplicate]

I want to view my publications in my google scholar page. Once I am logged in, I see my profile option. After clicking that option, I see profiles, articles and settings. My articles, however, are not ...
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As first author, what should be included in the first formal communication [email] with other coathours

I am in the process of writing a paper ( public health/ policy) for submission collaborating with two professors. Both are supportive and interested in my project. separate meeting with both were ...
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A specific term was first coined in a preprint but publication took many years. What to cite?

In my literature research for a paper I am writing I want to state that a specific term was first coined in a preprint from let's say 2000, but the paper was not published until 2005. Unfortunately ...
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What is required of a mathematics referee?

To review a paper that was submitted to a good journal, what am I required to do? Must I understand everything presented in the paper? Must I check the details and verify each argument/proof? Or is ...
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What is the purpose of an article repository

I was asked by a publisher to choose a repository where the article to be published will be uploaded to. What's the point of this if the article is already available on the journal website? Can ...
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How to recognize a “Journal” paper and a “Conference ” paper, easily by superficial reading? (EE, CS) [closed]

I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: Journal are longer than conference, conferences are easier to get accepted but ...
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Publishing independent proofs of a theorem in the same journal?

In the comments here, a user suggested that when two proofs of the same theorem are obtained independently, it is a common practice (at least in physics) to submit them to the same journal. I was ...
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Early career drought and correlation with future performance

I've heard from not a few people that the first postdoc can be quite tough. You've been kicked out of the nest and have to figure out for yourself what's worth working on, what's likely to turn into ...
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Someone misrepresented my work in a published paper [duplicate]

Its a conference paper that broadly says: "There is X, Y, Z, Biguri et al, articles out there, but here is a table with each of the works and their limitations, and why ours is better" And then ...
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Recommended tools for graphs and charts

I have seen a couple of images in several papers like those attached below. These images are really expressive also nice i.e. look very scientific. I have no idea how to generate such images since I ...
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Co-first authorship. To give up or not to give up

I am a graduate student working in life science. I have started a computational project three years ago which is about to be done soon. There is a post doc who joined this project two years ago by ...
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About similarity Index [closed]

Regarding similarity index of research mathematics papers, I would like to know what is the acceptable similarity index for journals in average?
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referencing published materials in journal paper

Hi I am writing a paper that I will be submitting to a journal for publication. I wanted to know if it is possible to reference online articles and reports for journal papers. I have looked at the ...
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Is it impolite to ask to which journal a preprint was submitted?

Is it considered impolite to ask the author of a preprint about the journal to which the paper was submitted? The specific reason why I would be asking is that this would help me gauge how high to aim ...
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Distinction between Article writings and Academic writings?

How is writing an article for publications different from writing a thesis or dissertation in terms of ethics and language usage. How does the background to the study look in the case of an article or ...
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Extension work to a paper which is currently under review process : Is it good to communicate this?

I have submitted a paper for a math journal and it is currently under review for the past 4 months. Meanwhile I have come up with an important work, that directly builds on top of that paper, which I ...
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Should I publish a failed experiment?

I am a high school student, and I recently did some research into image translation using cycle consistent generative networks (a branch of machine learning). Sadly, it seems I've made an error, and ...
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Not credited in paper written by boss

I'm a contractor hired by a software engineering company that is branching out into research. For the last two years I have been working almost solo on a research project for the company. A number of ...
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What to do in dealing with scientific mistakes in an article?

Recently I've read an article in a journal and find out numerous scientific mistakes in that paper. I decide to write a note to the editorial board of the journal. First of all, I want to know is ...
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Error discovered in an accepted conference paper but not yet presented

I'm a CS student, and I discovered two code bugs that change some numerical values on a table of a paper that got accepted and will be presented at a conference very soon. The changes is very small (...
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one of my revised article rejected by journal for some issue in the journal now submitted in the second and the status are given below? [duplicate]

I submitted an article to JMES (Journal of materials science material in electronic) on April 3. On April 10 the status was changed to "Under Review" and on May 7 to "Review Completed", but then on ...
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Declining an unreasonable request from a superior

I've been involved in the publication of a volume, as a collaborator. I did all the typesetting, among plenty of other things. After the publication, a few authors asked me to send them a PDF of the ...
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I wanted to apply PhD in Clinical Psychology, but my research activities and research interests are a bit different [closed]

A bit background about myself after finishing my bachelor degree in Psychology from a private university in a developing country. I worked at my family business for a couple of years before realizing ...
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Where to ask for more detail of a paper?

I'm reading some papers and I think some of them are not clear in some parts or I want to know more in detail in some points to replicate, etc... Also some papers I also notice (still not sure) some ...
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How to choose an associate editor for my manuscript?

I want to submit my manuscript to a journal. It is written that I need to choose an associate editor for my paper and if the associate editor whom I assign rejects my paper, I cannot resubmit my ...
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what happend status of the journal changed back to the under review from reviews completed? [duplicate]

I submitted an article to JMES (Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences) on April 3. On April 10 the status was changed to "Under Review" and on May 7 to "Review Completed", but then on May ...