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Is it possible to read the article from the this ResearchGate page as a nonresearcher? If so, how?

I found the page https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301502255_Can_we_believe_it_Evidence_for_Christianity that I Google searched for. It's just the abstract. I couldn't figure out how to read ...
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What can I do when my coauthors submit a paper which uses our in-progress coauthored work?

Background: My coauthors and I have been writing a paper together for quite some time. The project has not been the main focus of anyone in the group for the longest time, so it has been going very ...
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Affiliation before starting undergraduate but committed to an institution

A paper I worked on during my gap year between high school and college is getting published. All of the work that went towards this paper was made after finishing high school, and clearly before ...
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My paper is rejected repeatedly without naming a technical flaw [duplicate]

My theoretical physics paper is being rejected repeatedly at the editorial stage, without undergoing peer review. However, every rejection explicitly states that there is no technical error in my line ...
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Duplicate submission issue since first journal never responded to submission or withdrawal

I submitted my research article to journal A earlier. They neither responded to my submission nor sent me any confirmation of my submission. I mailed them for the withdrawal of our submission. They ...
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Can I revise a part of the paper that the reviewer did not mention?

I received a major revision recently. However, as I was making revisions, I realized that my first draft from a few months ago is badly organized and poorly written. I want to make some changes to a ...
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What to do when a supervisor withdraws their name from a graduate student's paper?

Context Under my mentor's guidance and support, I've been working on a paper that has really bloomed. It is exciting technically and scientifically - the technology invented and the new findings it ...
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Am I allowed to directly fix a typo about experiment results during camera-ready?

I have recently received acceptance notification from a top-tier AI conference. When I prepare my camera-ready version I realised that I wrongly pasted the variance for the cell before to the current ...
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Copyright transfer of with inclusion of previously CC licensed content

When publishing in a non-open access journal, one (Author) is usually required to sign a copyright transfer agreement with the Publisher such as this. Now, when the paper includes some work, say a ...
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Do you know any peer review journals in environmental science that replies fast? [closed]

Do you know any peer-review journals in environmental science(q1 or q2) that reply fast?
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Increase coautorships

I am a PhD student in Economics and I am looking to increase my paper production to be a more competitive candidate on the job market in a couple of years. So far I have been working on solo projects ...
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What's the meaning of *abs* in URLs of arxiv.org [closed]

On every paper I read, the URL-path contains abs before the ID of the paper. I mostly read about machine learning if that matters. Does it mean abstract? Or absolute path? See the example: .
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How to handle a lack of authorship even though you deserved it? [duplicate]

In Summer 2020, I worked on a research team with 2 colleagues and a supervisor on a ML paper. We (myself and my 2 colleagues) heavily built on some work that the supervisor did in the past to come up ...
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Would it be inappropriate to complete this project on my own?

About a year ago, I quit my PhD in mathematics. At the time, I was working on a project given to me by my former advisor. His contributions were as follows: Explaining the basic idea of the project, ...
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How to determine whether writing and asking to collaborate on a paper is appropriate [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in mathematics, and yesterday I posted a research question on mathoverflow. I was shocked to find a surprisingly amazing response. I was even more shocked to see Terrence Tao ...
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How do I know in which subsection in the related work section should I put the papers I collected? [closed]

I'm a new master's student. I have to write a survey about an algorithm. In the related work section, I have to subsection it, like: related work feature selection engineering problems benchmark ...
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How to do an open-ended all-matching search in Web of Science

I would like to find out the total number of publications in the Web of Science. (Actually, I'm interested in certain subcategories over time, but not restricted by word content at all. The categories ...
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Using data from an old project with a bad collaborator - do I need to loop them in?

I collected data almost a decade ago with a bad collaborator. The collaborator contributed very little and I didn't want to continue the partnership. When data collection was complete, I ran basic ...
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How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? [closed]

How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? Some older posts: How accurate are published papers? Why ...
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Main result in the first figure

I am planning to submit my paper to a journal. But as I circulate my draft paper to my student peer, one of them ask me why I put my main result in the very first figure. I was silent without any ...
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When is it appropriate to publish independently without an advisor? [duplicate]

With pre-preprint servers readily accessible, I'm wondering if it is possible for graduate students to directly publish their work without their advisor. Is this taboo? If a student conducts ...
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Which is important senior (last) author or first author if I have the choice?

I am currently postdoc and I worked on a project of my idea and worked most of it. I do not know should I choose the first author considering that I did most of the work or senior (last )author as it ...
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How to physically organize academic papers

I'm looking for an efficient way to organize academic papers on my bookshelf. I'm a CS PhD student and continue to amass a large number of papers that I periodically need to refer to. The PDFs of ...
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Mistake in published paper by others. Clarification needed [duplicate]

There is no work that is free of error and people make mistakes :) But that is not what I am after, I am seeing advise on how to go about asking for clarification. Recently a paper was published in ...
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Do the referees see the profile of authors?

I am a mathematics PhD scholar (particularly in number theory). I have a question in mind. In general, a PhD scholar doesn't have much publications (or no publication) upto a certain stage. Suppose I ...
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How to repond to reviewer comment that findings in existing literature contrast my findings?

I recently received comments from the reviewers on my research paper. In my paper I look at the impact of X on Y and find that X negatively affects Y. One reviewer has commented that while my findings ...
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Time between first draft of manuscript and submission [closed]

I drafted a manuscript at the end of August. Most coauthors and the corresponding authors have reviewed it. It is almost finished but not submitted yet. It is a bit frustrating. I wanted to ask if it ...
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Letter to editor type article

Some journals have letter to editor type article. I checked a few papers the day between submission and acceptance is just 2 - 3 days. Does this mean it is easier to publish this type of paper? Also, ...
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Postdoc with only 5 publications 3 years after graduation [closed]

I am a polymer chemist doing a postdoc. I would like to pursue my career as a researcher. However, I have only 5 publications (all first author) 3.5 years after my PhD graduation. 2 more should be ...
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Found plagiarism in published paper - what to do?

I was recently reading a paper in some journal which described part of their method in the following way: Our goal is to perform [something] on our data, which is drawn from [distribution]. This ...
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When referring to a gender-neutral entity in a paper such as an "agent", what pronouns and conjugation style should I use nowadays? [migrated]

I'm writing a theoretical (control theory) paper. I'm not a native English speaker and I need guidance about the following. Often, the subject of my sentences is "an agent", or "...
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How to write an abstract of paper mentioning the exhaustiveness with an emphasis on an unexplored case [closed]

I want your advice on writing a small portion of the abstract of a paper. Let me introduce the situation first. There is a large class of objects, and an excellent way to study these objects is ...
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Asking supervisor for PhD after MSc

I recently completed a MSc. I would like to start a PhD. I would like this to be at an institution that is different to where I did my MSc. I have reviewed the academics in my area (London) and ...
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Ways to republish a paper in a different format

Suppose I did publish an article under the CC 4.0. Now I would like to publish the paper again in my own classical two-column layout/format, because I am not happy with the single-column-layout of the ...
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How to highlight changes made in the manuscript as part of a revise and resubmit?

We have a journal paper that got correction requests and need to be resubmitted. The changes need to be highlighted in the manuscript. How do you mark the changes? Is changing the text color enough? ...
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Is it fine to ask for a deadline extension from an academic publisher

I have signed a book contract with a reputable academic publisher a while back. I have finished half of the work and so far it's right on schedule. Now I'm about to give birth and after a discussion ...
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I submitted a paper over a year ago and have not heard back. What should I do?

I submitted a pure mathematics paper (my first paper!) to a journal in September 2020. It is now December 2021 and I have received zero reports. A few months ago I sent an enquiry. I got a response ...
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Project guide as first author of paper

I'm currently doing my master's degree in earth science or remote sensing at an Indian university. I am working on publishing my master thesis as a paper. When I talked with my guide/ professor about ...
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When does an explicit hypothesis need to be stated in a paper?

In secondary school, I was taught that all laboratory experiments must include an explicit, a priori hypothesis statement with an associated theoretical foundation. For example, one of my lab reports ...
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How is work with students judged?

I imagine it is fairly common for students (at the PhD level) to produce work of lower quality than their advisors. Indeed, even excellent students must start somewhere, and if they were able to ...
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Postdoc at another university in another country. My previous team wants to stay connected and do research with me!

I obtained my PhD from a very low ranked university in Africa. Research was really hard due to a lack of many resources. But by working hard I managed to land a postdoc at a top world research ...
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Submit a revised manuscript to another journal

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. After submitting it, I found mistakes in the manuscript and corrected them. I tried to send the revised version of the manuscript to the journal, but it is ...
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Authorship of a student who published separately without permission

My co-authors and I are preparing to submit a manuscript and have a problem regarding authorship. Several months ago, a grad student on the project became upset and quit. We just discovered that, ...
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How can a developer of fundamental software components best get the credit they deserve?

Developing useful software products is becoming an increasingly important research activity in many fields. However, it seems the proper credit/incentive system has not been fully worked out. The ...
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Describe "corruption" in higher academia (research for a novel) [closed]

if you were to imagine a dystopian future in which academia was corrupted to a point in which it was no longer fit to fulfill its purpose…could you describe what that would look like? What would be ...
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Is it acceptable to cite good papers published in predatory journals? [duplicate]

I am facing a little bit of a conundrum. I am currently writing a research paper in a pretty niche industry field and I am going through a literature review. During this process, I have found a ...
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How to find out the registration agency behind a DOI?

Persistent identifiers like DOIs help in rendering (scholarly and other) metadata "open" and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). FAIR data are supposed to be "...
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What does "out for review" mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to a Taylor and Francis journal. The manuscript status has changed from "With Editor" to "Out for review". What does this change mean?
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Do professors read youth research?

Scientific journals for young people publish research for high school students. Does this mean that high school student only reads those researches of young people and not professors?? I have some ...
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Is "stealing idea" rare in mathematics?

I have heard a lot about stealing research ideas in lab sciences but rarely heard of stealing research ideas in mathematics. Is stealing research ideas in mathematics rarely happen? Or never happen? ...

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