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

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Is there anything inherently wrong with publishing in a bad journal?

There's a journal I read a paper in I wanted to respond to. The journal is open access, has no fee, and I have enough for a short paper (less than like 5 pages, there are no size limits). Writing this ...
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Acknowledgment to a referee of a different journal who previously rejected an article

I received a referee report on one of my articles. The report is amazing and gives me wonderful directions to improve my work however he rejected the article. Now I rewrote the article considering his ...
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Why we don't mention the names of reviewers?

When a paper appears in a science journal, why do not mention the names of the reviewers so that we, as readers can get an idea about the seriousness of the paper?
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Does it make sense to publish papers/ theses online?

I've left academia for business some time ago. However, it occurred to me that I could publish some of my old final papers/ theses online as online books. I have all the copyrights. The theses are ...
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Use an experimental device in a paper and not mentioning the one who made it

I had a situation in my university where one of the Assist. Prof. asked me to leave the device I made (during my Msc study) in the department by saying that he will ask the head of the department to ...
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Who publishes commentary papers, and how?

In my area of research (experimental psychology), publishing an empirical paper takes on average one year of work. It seems to me (I could be wrong) that those authors who appear to use every ...
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Should I mention in my thesis that a live demonstration motivated me to implement an algorithm instead of others?

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis, in which I compare different algorithms for solving a specific problem to each other. Since there are a lot of available published approaches, I did a ...
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How should I ask a potential advisor why they haven't published in the last 3 years?

I'm using a throwaway account for privacy. I know professors are human beings and "I can just ask", but, as this is the start of the relationship, I don't want to seem rude - or to seem that I am ...
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Elsevier Journal waiting time after review process [duplicate]

I have submitted a revised manuscript that has been "under review" again for the past 7 months. After a long wait, I have written a polite email to editor inquiring about a long delay in the revised ...
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Can I add an “author contributions” section to make clear that I did all the work on a paper?

I have a paper where I have many co-authors and most of them did not contribute much. As a PhD student I am in a weak position to reject such inquiries of senior faculty. To address this, I want to ...
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Is it okay to publish your dissertation as a book and are there things that you should leave out of the book?

If I have found a publisher that will publish my dissertation, is this ok, to publish your original dissertation as a book. if so are there things you should leave out of dissertation like appendix or ...
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Adding an Author After paper got accepted in a conference?

I have submitted a paper to a conference, but some one in lab help me after the paper has been submitted. Can I add them as a third author if the paper got approved to be appear in the conference ?
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How to validate and submit for publication a paper as a graduate student?

While attending a graduate course on an engineering subject (reliability of complex systems) I had an idea about a different approach to a known problem. The application of this different method to a ...
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How are paper authors uniquely identified?

Some authors have an ORCID ID in order to be identified and distinguished in case of authors with similar name, change of name, different name format, etc. However, some sources don’t provide the ...
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Could number of years in Phd affect your chances to get employed in academia?

Say a Phd student spent 3 years doing systems, somewhat unsuccessfully (no publications since projects were not well picked..). Now this student switches to theory and ML (within its own department), ...
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What is the proper action when peers in your field have/are publishing papers with a crucial flaw?

I am in an uncomfortable position. I am beginning to do research in a particular area within my field. The body of related works are mostly done by students of a single professor. And, nearly all of ...
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Paper with multiple authors

If I have a question about a paper which has multiple authors, who should I email? The professor whose lab the paper came out of maybe? The first author named on the paper?
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Why scientific articles do not include year/date?

I noticed that (most?) articles do not include the date of publishing/writing. For example see this paper (on researchgate.net). If I click for a citation on that page, I see there the year listed ...
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Submitting very quickly a revised version of a paper

After a first round of revision, I have a paper whose status on Elsevier is "Accept, after minor Revision". Indeed, referees pointed out some revisions (very minor ones) which are relatively easy to ...
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How should I direct readers to a reference work that is riddled with errors?

I am using a somewhat obscure mathematical technique in one of my papers, and there is only one reference text (so far as I am aware) that collects all the important examples of the technique that I ...
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Is it possible to ask the identity of a particular reviewer to oppose for future submission?

I am in an embarrassing situation. I have submitted my article three times, to three different journals, and always I get the same reviewer who copies and pastes the same reviews which actually make ...
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Publishing several research papers in the same journal [duplicate]

In some cases a specific journal is one of the most important and relevant places for a research topic. So, is this normal and acceptable (for a pre-Ph.D. researcher) to have several papers published ...
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Generalization of results obtained from a paper that may be “false”

I am a PhD student in mathematics, currently working on an article (article A) from two leading researchers in my field published in an 0.72 Impact journal. I have an idea to generalize their results ...
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How to set up an efficient watch on publications in planetary science?

The number of journal on the topics tends to be quite high and most researchers of the field have yet to take on the habit of sharing their preprints on archive repositories (ArXiv or others). Do ...
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Is it possible to make minor (making a space between two words) proof corrections after already submitting a proof reading to a journal?

After submitting back an online proof reading corrections of an accepted paper, I found a very trivial mistake; just making space between two words. The words take vague meaning if left not spaced. Is ...
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How to respond the reviewer who reject my paper but editor ask to revise

The editor asked me to revise my paper and answer the reviewers' questions. Two of three reviewers asked me to revise some parts and agree that it is quite new and can improve it but one of them ...
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How do you cite a paper that you found online?

I found this paper online and would like to cite it. I've looked up the rules for citing conference papers, but this is not a conference paper. It's also not a book and not a website and not an essay. ...
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Is it better to publish a few papers in one journal, or one paper each in several (equally good) journals? [duplicate]

Suppose there are several journals with the same impact factor. Is it better to submit my papers to one of them or each time I finished a manuscript it is better to submit to an equally good journal ...
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Unpublished research similar to mine

I am a PhD student and I wrote a paper in the social sciences. The contribution of my paper is that it's the first non-North American analysis on the subject. There is a working paper I found online ...
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Is there a database of granted and declined funding proposals available with abstracts?

I´m looking for a database of granted and declined scientific funding proposals. The applications should contain an identifier of the subject as well as the semantic components of the application and ...
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Is there a default license for code libraries that accompany scientific research papers

I read a scientific paper, which is accompanied by a code library published by the authors. I couldn't find anything about its license. Could I just reuse the code? Is there a default license for ...
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Republishing an article on a second journal (with permission)

I have recently published an article (written in English) in a Finnish scientific magazine (for outreach mostly). This magazine reaches only a few thousand people in Finland. Most of the articles are ...
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Where and how are Computer Science researchers publishing datasets?

We are publishing articles that use several different datasets acquired from user (clinicians, physicians and radiologists) analysis through interaction to our healthcare systems [1, 2, 3]. We would ...
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Rejection of papers [closed]

I have already submitted a math paper to an outstanding journal. How much percent is probably my paper rejected after 7 months being under review? During this time the date of status has been changed ...
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Could/Should I cite a paper that I am refereeing?

I'm reviewing the paper X related to the topic Y for a conference which is single-blind (in Computer Science). Also, I'm about to submit a paper to a different conference related to the same topic (...
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What does the status “query to referee” in the tracking system of Physical Review Letters imply?

The editor explained further information is needed from the referee. This is basically what "query to referee" means. But I am wondering what it implies. Is the report good or bad? Does anyone has any ...
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Identifying conference and journal papers [closed]

how do I know whether a paper is a conference or a journal paper from its citation.
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Publishing a monograph in two languages

I have published an academic monograph in Spanish based on my dissertation with a university press in Spain. I have reworked the book since then and translated it into English, would it be dishonest ...
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Outsourcing trivial authorless work

I have worked on a problem for close to two years. I feel I have an adequate theoretical solution. However I feel to get some backing on the theory I need some quantitative hard computer data. It is ...
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revised paper rejected after 2 months of review [closed]

i have sent my revised paper to computers & education and now i received a rejection and only one reviewer comments but but before I received the remarks of the two reviewers and they appreciate ...
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What are some useful tips that allows PhD students to produce many publications of good quality throughout the duration of the PhD? [closed]

I am starting my PhD in Statistics soon and while I will try not to burn myself out, I still want to publish as much as possible while I am in my PhD program. What are some useful tips that allows ...
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Regarding the permissions to reproduce an image while writing review papers

I've seen some review papers use images from other articles under the 'adapted from [ref]' description while most others use the standard 'reproduced with permission from [ref]'. Does the former not ...
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More or less sections/subsections in a journal article?

When writing an academic paper, sections help organize the paper and make it more navigable for the reader. I can imagine a number of pros/cons of having more or less sections in a paper, but I'm not ...
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Diverging coauthor opinions - publish anonymously or don't publish at all?

This question is a splinter of an earlier question, posted separately upon advice from commenters. The background is: (1) I audited a course at an institute I don't belong to. As part of the course,...
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Uploading under peer review manuscript

I am applying for an institute and would like to upload my manuscript for a paper which is under peer review onto the Supplemental materials section. The manuscript contains the watermark "For Peer ...
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Writing homework essay anonymously to avoid controversy

I am attending a course at a neighboring institute purely out of interest. Neither credits, nor grading of any kind are involved. As part of the course, we are required to work in pairs (assigned, ...
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Should undergrads list affiliation?

If I am simply an undergraduate of an institution, am I affiliated with it? I do not want to lie about my affiliation but also do not want to permissibly lie by putting "Independent Researcher" if I ...
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Writing a reviewed article in resume/ Statement of purpose

I am applying to several places for Masters in pure mathematics in the month of December. I submitted a paper in a math journal and received its review. The reviewer mentions and I quote "I recommend ...
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How to get a book indexed by Google Scholar: How to upload to Google book search and what makes a book scholarly?

I have seen similar posts to this one, but none of which answer my specific questions. The google scholar help documentation states: Documents larger than 5MB, such as books and long dissertations,...
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How to modify a final draft to reflect that a conjecture in its preprint was refuted?

I am currently in the process of trying to publish a mathematics paper. A draft of this paper had been posted on arxiv, which contained an interesting conjecture. In the intervening time, this ...