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

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How to cite in text a citation translated by me

Thats the question. I'm writing a paper in Spanish and I need to cite (APA) several citations in Spanish of books written in English that doesn't have translated versions. My reviewer is telling me ...
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What university affiliation should a retired member of staff use?

University retired researchers often get privileges to use Libraries etc. When a retired member uses the university library for research are they obliged to mention the university affiliation in ...
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Is it possible to get IRB approval after the fact?

Generally speaking, peer reviewed journals will not publish research on human subjects that did not receive IRB approval. If a study was done without the proper IRB approval, but the study itself was ...
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What tools do you use to manage writing co-authored papers?

What tools do you use to manage co-authored papers? This is similar to questions active 4 years ago and 5 years ago. I assume tech has changed since then. Co-authored projects I have been on have ...
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My supervisor published part of my research without informing me

While working on my PhD I have diverged from the area of expertise of my supervisor and other people in the group. In particular that allowed me to find a near solution to a problem that was not ...
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Why do some conferences have a variable amount of reviewers for each submitted paper?

Why do some conferences have a variable number of reviewers for each submitted paper? For example, I read on https://redd.it/9nomv1 that the AAAI 2019 conference has between 3 and 5 reviewers for ...
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Uploading preprints of old Elsevier papers to arXiv, and updating arXiv preprints by newer versions

Let's say that my first scientific paper was published in 2010 in one of the Elsevier mathematical journals. At that time I didn't care about uploading a preprint of the paper to arXiv which I now ...
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What exactly the reviewers mean by saying “the contribution/novelty is limited”?

I sometimes receive a comment from 1-2 of my reviewers saying something similar to "the contributions and novelty of the work/method is limited". Consider it in the context of CS where you develop ...
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reminding email to hr for scholarship claim

i sent an email to hr asking about scholarship they provided to under graduates employees. she informed to her assistant to generate and provide gsp enrollment no. to me but she did not provide, i ...
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Should papers peer reviews be done publicly? [duplicate]

Three reviewers assessed my paper and all of them rejected it (weak reject), and to be honest I am not so mad about the rejection. One of the reviewers gave really good feedback and his arguments ...
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When writing about something done in another paper, should I write referring to the study itself or to the author?

Should I write: Click et al. (2018) through a linear regression analysis for the period 2000 - 3000 , carried out an analysis of the relationship between x and y. In the presence of structural breaks,...
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Citing supplementary material as a reference?

I am about to submit a paper to https://www.siam.org/Conferences/CM/Main/sdm19 (deadline is today) and I have supplementary material contains further evidence, proofs, examples and the like. I want ...
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Paper rejected based on one very short wrong comment

My paper is rejected based on a wrong (I am almost certain that it is wrong) comment of a single reviewer and the content is as below The manuscript focuses on the problem of "Some Technical Things"...
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How do I cite a source from a another source? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm writing an article about topic X. During research I come across a related article in which the author has made statement Y and referenced publication Z. For one reason or another, I haven'...
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How many first-author papers should I publish during postdoc to get a tenure-track faculty position? [closed]

I'm currently a 2nd year postdoc in mechanical engineering field working on bio-related applications. I have ~9 first-author papers during my Ph. D., but have not been able to publish a first-author ...
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About articles and journals [duplicate]

My manuscript status in the Explicator journal has changed from "Awaiting CE Scores" to "Awaiting EE Assignment". Anybody helpful about its meaning?
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Rights of funding data in research

I have used data of my colleague with her permission in my article while that data was funded by an external organization for her other project. Although my research is not funded by that organization,...
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Unpublished PhD work and unresponsive advisor

I finished my PhD two years ago. However, my advisor left academia one year before I defended. I finished my research and successfully defended it (obviously), and have a good draft of my paper, but ...
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Applying for postdoc positions without first author papers?

I have almost finished my PhD, and I'm looking for postdoc positions. I have found many of the job specifications mention having a good publication record, and some explicitly say the applicant should ...
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Taylor and Francis Manuscript Status “Manuscript submitted” [duplicate]

Does anyone have experience with a submission through the Taylor and Francis Manuscript portal? What are the different steps the status goes through? I've had the status "Manuscript submitted" for ...
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Journal paper metadata search from pdf file digest [closed]

I have a personal library of .pdf files, mostly open-access computer science journal articles, with filenames changed to fit a uniform scheme that I use, and organised in folders in a way that makes ...
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How to change a style guide

I'm an engineering graduate student whose high school English teachers drilled to use active voice. Now that I'm reading and writing technical papers, I can't stand the often ambiguous and verbose ...
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Can I write a book based on my own published papers?

I have published several research papers, from my PhD thesis, in varied journals and proceedings of international conferences. Now I wish to publish a book that shall be utilising the majority of the ...
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Is it ethical to withdraw a paper after reviews?

I have a submitted a paper to a IEEE letter. Unfortunately, at a later stage I noticed that letter is still in process to have an impact factor. I already received reviews from reviewers and the ...
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Being forced to publish a paper?

Background: 25 years old, I have a BA in Anthropology, graduated in 2016, but currently working in a field unrelated to my degree. I have been involved within a scientific organization for the past 3 ...
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Do you know about status date changes in Elsevier editorial [duplicate]

I submitted an article to an Elsevier Journal in (Jan, 2018) The status and the status date changed after one week in "under review". Now status remains "Under review" but the status date is new (Sep ...
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Status changes directly from “with editor” to “with editor” [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper in a journal from Elsevier 10 days ago. After the initial status "submitted to journal", status of the paper has been changed to "with editor" 4 days ago. However, now the ...
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Central dot as decimal point in top journal

The Lancet, one of the top medical journals in the world, requires 'Type decimal points midline (ie, 23·4, not 23.4)'. Does anyone know why this is? As a mathematician, I'll always read 23·4 as 92. ...
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Affiliation when submitting a revised paper

I recently started (last week) a post-doc position and I have a submitted paper which got an R&R before finishing my Ph.D and having this post-doc position. I will resubmit the paper this week ...
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Can I improve a project after submitting it to a CS conference?

How much can I improve a project after submitting it to an academic conference in CS? Recently, I submitted my first conference paper. The work is honest, but it was rushed due to getting promising ...
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Should I cite a really bad research paper published in my small research area?

I am working on a special topic in applied math. We are trying to explore a new and largely unexplored area in our line of research. Our hope is to be the first researchers to have solid results in ...
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Why isn't implementing scientific libraries in software considered equivalent to a publication?

In academia, researchers live by the mantra of "publish or perish". This is because the contribution to society that academia gives is the expansion of human knowledge. However, given the importance ...
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What can I do if the reviewers' comments on my manuscript are not correct? [duplicate]

I sent my paper to one journal, which took about 3 months to respond to me. They decided to reject my paper, and gave me some comments and reasons why my paper was rejected. The first reviewer said ...
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Are journal back covers, inside covers (i.e. not front covers) worth the cost?

In two recent submissions, after acceptance the journal contacted me to see if I was interested in submitting an image for consideration as back cover, inside back cover, or inside front cover. The ...
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My collaborator has asked to be only acknowledged in a paper. Should I make him a co-author?

I am writing a paper in mathematics. It relies heavily on a result from a different topic that I phrased, felt that it should be true, but I did not know how to prove that result. I asked someone who ...
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Did the Emperor of Japan really write a paper? [closed]

I just ask this question out of curiosity. I would like to hear opinions from researchers in Japan about this paper: Speciation of two gobioid species, Pterogobius elapoides and Pterogobius ...
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How to list co-first authors and co-second authors?

I am aware that, on a CV, when listing publications that have co-authors, they are usually denoted using "*" symbol, but what if there are two sets of co-authors? For instance, there 3 co-first ...
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How to balance looking for fast journals and avoiding predatory journals?

I found a question (What are "fake", "shady", and/or "predatory" journals?) regarding a list of predatory journals (https://web.archive.org/web/20170111172309/https://...
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The Journal of Mathematics of Computation: Time and Pre-prints

Im sorry if this question is too vague or general. I ask solely because the information provided on the site was unclear or simply not present. Firstly, they state: No paper that has been ...
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On Submitting to the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters

On their "guide for authors," they state the following regarding referees: (1) Please prepare a list of 8 (eight) proposed reviewers. You MUST include Full Names, Department, University, Country ...
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What should I do with a workshop paper which is peer reviewed, but only available on the workshop website?

I presented a paper in a workshop in CS. The workshop was related to a good conference, and they had a peer review system for evaluating the papers. But they do not have a proceeding and only made the ...
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Why are journals telling me that my article is plagiarized even though I wrote it by myself?

Recently, I wrote an article, and I'm trying to submit it somewhere, but two journals told me that my article is plagiarized even up to 70%! I'm 100% sure that it's not plagiarized because I wrote ...
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Should one cite unethical research that may contradict one's current research?

Most people are familiar with the controversy over citing Nazi medical experimentation and related unethical findings. I'm not questioning that. Assuming that citing unethical research in order to ...
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Exclusion of my name as co author

As part of my thesis, i gave archaeological bones for isotopic analysis. While in the first version the woman in charge of the analysis included my name in the article as co author, in the final ...
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My supervisor does not want to publish my research

I just graduated from grad school and to say that it has been hell is just a euphemism. My supervisor has been a bully all the time and every thing that I did and didn't please my supervisor was met ...
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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Research Article Status [duplicate]

I submitted my paper in a springer journal. The status is "editor assignment pending". What is actual status; does it is with editor or under view?
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If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal?

If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal (different from the earlier two)?
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How long do reviewers take to publish a paper in a biology journal (scientific data)? [on hold]

So I have been working on a project and I wish to put this work up on my CV before asking any professor for internship in their lab this winter. Assuming I submit the paper today then how long would ...
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Using present tense in the evaluation section of a paper

Many scientific papers (at least in computer science) use present tense in the evaluation section to describe the setting of the evaluation (e.g., "In our experiments we use dataset A.)". Wouldn't ...