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

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How does a community or field, generally accept a paper in academia?

I'll just rephrase what I had said in the comments, as I believe it summaries the question better, and to whoever downvoted ( assuming because of how "complicated" what I said was ) I hope ...
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Starting to publish papers a bit late

Why is it so common for pure mathematicians to start publishing "good" quality paper a bit late? Maybe towards the end of PhD or start of Post-doc. Whereas in some fields people start ...
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How to cite long term unofficial usage of a non-approved medical device in the results section of a paper?

My research group has developed a novel medical device that is much needed in the area of diagnostic laboratory medicine that we are working in. We are writing a paper on this device and its results ...
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Is the practice of providing simple examples in research papers recommended?

This question is restricted to the domain of Cryptography. While reading research papers from the Cryptography domain, I came across papers that provide examples for the schemes or algorithms they ...
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Admitted to Thesis Based Graduate Degree but Supervisor has no research paper experience in the area except during his PhD

I am in the USA, admitted to thesis based graduate degree (PhD), but my supervisor has no research paper experience in the area on the research he wants me to do. He did his PhD in something related, ...
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Can editor ask for revision after a paper is accepted?

This is my first publishing experience (field: social sciences). I have an article accepted for a journal (sage publications) after minor revision. I have undergone the proof read and revision stage (...
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What to do if someone cited your work incorrectly [duplicate]

I have just seen on Google Scholar that one of my papers received 2 citations from a certain group of authors in 2 already published journal articles. However, the work they are doing has nothing to ...
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Should I publish results from my conference presentation as a conference paper or as a journal article?

I presented some results during a colloquium a few months ago and now I can send an article to be reviewed by peers and published into a book. My concern is that this is not as interesting as being ...
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Google Scholar has erroneously merged two distinct papers with similar titles, along with their citations. How can this be corrected? [duplicate]

Two of my papers have the same name except for Year from the shared task; both papers are completely different. Google Scholar has merged both papers, due to which the new author from the 2nd paper ...
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Is it ethically okay to share an article that is in arxiv and under review?

In the ML word, it's a common practice to upload a paper to Arxiv when it is still under review. But is it okay to share it with other people? Let's say someone writes a paper for congress. And while ...
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Re-publishing an unavailable old result

In my area of research there is this old PhD thesis cited by everyone, which is inaccessible. Due to this, recent surveys even question its validity. Recently, I contacted the authors and received ...
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What does it mean for a (assoc.) professor to have very few first-author publications while directing a lab/group?

I've stumbled upon various professors (R1 universities in CS) having almost no first-author publications for multiple years while directing (or co-directing) their research groups/labs. From the ...
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On acceptance of scientific paper

Questions: what is the minimum requirement for a scientific paper to be accepted? How will i know what quality should my paper have to be accepted in a scientific journal? If i read the scientific ...
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How do I justify studying an effect found in an underdeveloped country when it has been found and studied in developed countries? [closed]

I am finding it challenging to motivate my chapter, in particular, why I have to study for a behavioral effect that influences prices in a underdeveloped country, when it has been reported in other ...
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Sending a math paper to a journal and to experts

I have written a math paper myself, and wonder whether I have errors or not (I have not found ones, but maybe there are). Now I wish to send it to a math journal, and simultaneously send it to several ...
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Is it helpful for graduate school admissions to publish in undergraduate research journals?

I’m a fourth year undergrad majoring in math at a university in the US. I’ve been working independently on an elementary graph theory problem for a while and I’ve found some nice results. It’s not ...
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Tips for dealing with fickle advisor

Field: Neuroimaging Location: India Current position: post doctoral fellow Background: I am continuing to work in the same group where I did my PhD. My advisor/supervisor/mentor is a nice person who ...
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Can I write my article has been selected for a best research award?

One of my articles has been published today. I have got an email from an international awards team that my article has been provisionally selected for Research Awards and recommended by their ...
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How much would it be reasonable to plan for publication expenses, for a project in physics (experimental optics)?

I am preparing a grant application, for a project in physics (experimental optics). So, my question is: how much would it be reasonable to plan for "publication expenses" in the budget, in ...
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My Scopus profile shows joint-first authorship as co-authorship. Should I ask for it to be corrected, and will it have any impact?

I published a paper with four collaborators (another junior researcher and three supervisors) and it was agreed that the two junior researchers — who did 90% of the work between us — should be ...
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Is it okay to define a mathematical proposition in your own paper that's similar to that of another paper? [closed]

Suppose that another author has defined a proposition in a published paper. For the purposes of my own paper, I would like to use that proposition. However, I would have to re-define the proposition (...
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How to contact journalists for a press release in the UK?

I have some articles coming out and I would like to contact journalists but I am not sure how. The people in charge with the media relations at my university are unhelpful, so I have to do it myself. ...
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Bias of single blind journal [duplicate]

I have submitted my manuscript to a single blind high quality journal. My idea is novel and based on an idea published in their journal. After two weeks, it got desk rejected because the data seems ...
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Submit to journal when another paper already in review

This question is about broad-topic and highly cited journals such as Nature or Science in which papers submitted from different subsets of authors could cover slightly overlapping subjects. Would a ...
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Should a scholarship be acknowledged in the paper if it is not given for the work that is being published?

If a student receives a scholarship for their (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) studies, but at the same time works on a project that is totally unrelated to their studies voluntarily and receives no funding for the ...
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Dealing with the inevitable presence of mistakes in paper submissions

When writing a paper, there are inevitably mistakes. Many of these can be caught by careful revision, and the more time spend revising, the more mistakes which will be caught. However, clearly a draft ...
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“Pending Decision Approval” - Wiley Journal [duplicate]

I have submitted a article to a journal that is published by Wiley. The status of the article has been on Decision Pending for the last 2 and a half months. Just recently - probably couple of days ...
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What to use to denote numbered list with hierarchy in Academia (ie. numerals, alphabets, roman numerals) [closed]

Perhaps I'm missing the right search words/terms. I recall there was a way to use a numbered list and how to structure it's hierarchy but can't seem to find the recommended way on the internet. How ...
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How is the PhD system in Turkey?

I met someone who graduated from Firat University in Turkey, and claimed to have published 60 journal articles in his 3 years of PhD studies (2015-2018). Although I haven't studied in Turkey or Asia(...
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Posting an author's accepted manuscript on arXiv

Many journals allows one to post an author's accepted manuscript online, provided some embargo period has lapsed and an acknowledgment is included. For example, for Springer Nature journals, an ...
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Are low acceptance rates at journals more attributable to desk rejects or the peer review process?

It seems like the review process rigor does not vary much at reputable journals. Is a low acceptance rate therefore due to lots of desk rejects?
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Journal that rejected paper to disclose identity of referee to the next journal?

I've just had a paper rejected by a certain math journal -- nothing new so far, but the journal made a (rather unusual?) offer in the rejection email, and I'm not sure what to make of it. They said ...
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Are journals allowed to publish papers without a final approval from a reviewer?

Is it true that in most peer-reviewed journals the editorial office can decide to publish a paper without at least one reviewer approving some version to be published as is? I am asking whether they ...
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Should I also send an email to the second author? Or should I at least wait for some time for the first author to potentially respond?

I am currently studying some research papers, and was unable to replicate one of the calculations (I get a different result than what was stated by the authors). I have carefully studied that part of ...
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Can I cite my accepted but not yet presented conference paper?

My paper has been accepted for an IEEE international conference coming in September (2 months from now), and I have successfully registered for the conference (so would be presenting it then). By the ...
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The dean of a faculty is forcing people to include his son's name in academic researches

This post does not include me, but recently, it came to the attention of many on a social media platform that a recently graduated doctor had made a claim that "the dean of faculty of medicine&...
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Google Scholar - Add article manually and merge?

Three months earlier, I published a preprint version of my paper and it appeared immediately on my Google Scholar account. Recently, I published my paper in a journal. However, this citation/version ...
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When writing a paper, what do you do with statements that you know are probably true, but you have not checked the details?

The background is mathematics. There are a few results I think are highly likely to be true, but proving them would take up some length, and they are not central to the paper I am writing. They also ...
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Etiquette for institutional affiliation if you changed institutions during the review process

I recently got a job at a new institution, and recently one of my papers is accepted for publication. At this juncture you are allowed to change your institution on the paper. However, all of the work ...
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what do you think would be a reasonable amount of time to write 60k words book? [closed]

As my first time submitting a book proposal, it is required to indicate the amount of time expected to deliver the first draft of the book. I am not sure what to say because I have no idea about what ...
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My paper is unpublished, not novel and contains a mistake. How to list it in a CV?

For my master thesis, I worked on a topic that was new both for me, and my supervising professor. Because of that, we missed a well-known paper of our field, and I basically rediscovered the same idea....
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In what countries is research fraud considered a crime? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing what countries is research fraud considered a crime. I'm specifically referring to any type of research dishonesty, such as publishing a knowingly fraudulent paper or data. ...
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Submission to OA journals when you can't pay the fees

As a person from a developing country, we (most of the times) do not have funding to pay for publishing papers. As more and more journals in the field (neuroimaging) become open-access, I find myself ...
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Misleading Results of Cited Paper

We have developed a novel algorithm, published a paper about it, then after a few months, we "copied" our implementation to a very popular opensource library. A few months after, a paper was ...
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Will journals that do not explicitly require it reject an author contribution statement? [closed]

CRediT statements and other author contribution statements are becoming increasingly common ([1], [2]), but are not required by all journals. To prevent authorship disputes and foster transparency, it ...
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Strategies for avoiding “You forgot to cite paper XYZ” criticism despite having an extensive related work section

Discussing the related work is expected in many (if not all?) types of research papers. In the related work section, the author explains the relationship of the current work to previous work and ...
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Very short submissions in mathematics

Regarding publishing a paper on mathematics, are very short notes, say a page or two or even half a page, publishable in mathematics?
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First, last, or corresponding authorship for PhD without a PI

My PI left academia 3 years ago, leaving me as an exchange-PhD student behind. I made 1/4 of the work in his lab. when he left I had to make an agreement with the institute to stay here and finish my ...
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What is the meaning of the two numbers in the paper identifier of EDAS?

I have submitted a paper to a conference via EDAS. The conference asked me for the "paper number" in its own registration form (independent from EDAS). On EDAS my paper has an identifier ...
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Informing advisors on a tangential sole-authored paper

Over the last year, I conducted research under two professors A and B on two topics A and B. In the last few months, I have come up with an idea that uses concepts from topic A to present a solution ...

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