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

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Fermi problem: How much of the published primary literature is never cited and will this number increase relatively? [closed]

I stumbled over this to me interesting Q&A solving a fermi question by estimating the right order of magnitude. In the age of publish or perish in my opinion it becomes a crucial question for ...
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What would I do if an editor didn't publish my manuscript?

My paper was accepted to be published as a chapter in a SPRINGER book after it was presented at an IEEE-sponsored conference and gaining a high score form their peer-reviewers. The editor of the book ...
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Is it appropriate to cite a piece of academic work when the author has been charged with child pornography?

It has recently come to my attention that a renowned scholar in my field whose academic journals have been highly influential in my area of research has recently been charged with child pornography. ...
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Updating the arXiv version of paper after it is published in ACM proceedings

Before submitting my paper to one of ACM's conferences, I uploaded the earlier version of the paper on arXiv. The paper has now been accepted and published in ACM proceedings. I plan to update the ...
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Copyright issue for uploading books to Mendeley

I wonder whether importing a pdf file of a book that I downloaded in my Mendeley library is illegal or not. Any advice?
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Awaiting reviewer scores [duplicate]

I want to note that my manuscript status was awaiting reviewer scores for 2 weeks then back to awaiting reviewing editor preliminary decision then back to awaiting reviewer scores again for about now ...
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Should I add a person who left my group to my evolved paper?

The answer, in theory, is trivial -- add them if you think they contributed -- but there are some nuances... 1) This person (who left about 4 months ago) was a more senior researcher (not Prof. title,...
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Is it acceptable to add a result to a paper when a journal asks for revisions?

A while back, I submitted a paper to a mathematics journal. Since then, I have managed to prove an additional result that I think would improve the paper. If the paper gets rejected, I plan to ...
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How do I know that journal is good apart from the impact factor? [duplicate]

My boss asked me to submit my research to a journal I've never heard of. How do I know that journal is good for my career apart from the impact factor? I would like to have my own criteria without ...
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If I define acronyms in the abstract, should I define them again in the rest of the paper?

I've noticed in some papers (CS) that even if the authors define acronyms in the abstract, they restate them once again in the rest of the paper. It is like "what happens in the abstract stays in the ...
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How can I overcome academic “researcher's block”?

I work as a senior academic in an important university in Europe. My name is in several publications in top journals in my field. I have always published papers together with brilliant collaborators ...
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Is it possible to know about the research quality of a professor from the number of citations of his/her papers in Google Scholar?

I am in the process of advisor searching for a PhD in mathematics. I came across this site called Google Scholar which lists nearly all the publications of a professor. I found that many professors ...
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Waitlisted - Got Paper Accepted - Email Committee?

I have been waitlisted to a top program in CS. During the time I applied to the program and now, I received the rebuttal results of a paper I had submitted and worked on over the last year. I got two ...
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How do I specify my affiliation/contact information when I changed institutions and fields?

I am in a situation similar to that of this question where I did some work with a former employer, I changed fields, and now something related to that work is in the process of being published. ...
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Flow of the Discussion section

Some journals expect the Discussion to have the following structure and order (with some flexibility): summary of results strengths and weaknesses interpretation/context/comparison with previous ...
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Is there anywhere to complain about the behaviors of editors of journals except themselves? [closed]

Two months ago, I submitted a paper to a journal. Within two weeks, editor in chief gave me: "Invitation to Revise". He himself read the manuscript and provides some comments. I worked on his ...
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How much do teaching responsibilities hinder a researcher at a small university? [closed]

I would like to consider physics (theory) or math. I have two questions, but in general I would like to understand more about the following. If a researcher joins the faculty of a small (not top-...
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Remove co-author for ethical violation?

My co-authors and I are preparing to submit a major project manuscript. Unfortunately, we have just learned that one of the persons involved in the project has committed major scientific ethical ...
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Is it OK to update code on repository after publication?

Journals consider that is good practice to release script and codes to repeat the published results, and many of us I think agree with this practice. Code are typically deposited in software version ...
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Rejected from conference on misunderstood claims

I have recently had a paper rejected with 2 Accepts and 1 Reject from a CORE A* conference. I did understand the risks of being rejected when I made the submission, the problem is that I got back some ...
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How should I present my under-review works in my CV and profile?

I'm searching for postdoc positions in CS and sending my CV to here and there trying for different opportunities. However, I do not know how to present my under-review works. For instance, should I ...
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Found a mistake in my paper after submitting the final version. What should I do?

Recently my paper got accepted in a journal. After that we submitted the final version with all corrections. Now I found an error in the way I calculated some type of numerical error. I don’t think ...
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Status of my revised manuscript: editor decision changed to under review [duplicate]

Two monts ago, I submitted a manuscript (Scholarone Manuscripts). I got major revisions and implemented ALL of them. Then I re-submitted my manuscript. After two days the status changed to under ...
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How many papers accepted in Special issue call For paper?

I have a paper that I am working on . I found a special issue on the area I am working on. My advisor told me special section have a good chance for acceptance. What is good about special issue call ...
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Why data falsification / fabrication is found after degree is awarded?

I saw on the internet that many degrees are revoked due to data falsification, but the question here is: how come colleges cant identify data falsification or manipulation before the degree is awarded?...
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Our research is being ignored by other research groups

I am doing a PhD in molecular biology where we conduct research on human skin and skin diseases. Our group (EU based) has been in a discussion with another research group from the USA, where we can ...
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How to judge a Professors quality while choosing a PhD?

How to judge a Professors quality while choosing a PhD? I have completed my Masters in Pure Mathematics. I want to work in fields which involve Algebra,Functional Analysis,Complex Variables. I also ...
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About legality on self-plagiarism when publishing an article

I found out that a collegue published about 5 years ago a paper in the proceedings of a conference about education in engineering (proceedings has ISBN, but publication has no DOI, in case that ...
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What author changes are acceptable after paper acceptance in the camera-ready [duplicate]

In a conference in the CS field, what sort of changes are acceptable from an author of a paper in the camera-ready version over the submitted version? Can the author add few new related findings?
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How much does having published in high IF journals as an undergrad counts in the masters admissions process?

I expect to have at least 3 publications (2 as co-author and 1 as first author) at respected venues by the time I apply to grad school (Mechanical Engineering) and want to know how much can that ...
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What are some characteristics of top quality research work in math? [closed]

What are some characteristics of top quality research work in math? What do papers in top notch math journals have in common?
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To what extent similar remarks from the same author can appear in different papers?

I came across this situation that seems not immediately obvious as regards the "line" for self-plagiarism. Suppose I have two papers on two related problems such that merging the two papers is not ...
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Publishing master's research while in a different PhD program

I would like to ask about a situation when a research done as a part of a master's thesis at one institution is submitted for publication and published while attending a subsequent PhD program at ...
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How does a philosopher publish a paper?

How does a philosopher publish a paper? Does it work as in natural science where the steps are: Find an appropriate call for papers Submit a paper within a deadline Receive anonymous peer-reviews ...
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Can I submit a paper to a call for paper and a call for workshops for the same conference?

I am applying to a top tier ML/Data-Science Conference and I feel that I might have a higher probability getting accepted in the call for workshops over the call for papers. Can I submit the same ...
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Politicians and other students caught in plagiarism?

This is something I don't understand: how come many degrees have been revoked due to plagiarism after approval if Turnitin and many other software against plagiarism exist? For example, there was a ...
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why are some degrees revoked due to data fabrication/manipulation in specific area of investigation?

I saw in the internet that most degree related to psychology and medicine are the only revoked because of data manipulation/fabrication. The other areas like engineering degrees are only revoked when ...
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How to answer these two questions?

I have two question that I don't know what they mean. I am writing a master degree (Computer Science) thesis. Explain how this study will contribute to your academic field? Write down the main ...
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Is publishing as an undergraduate a thing that really happens? [duplicate]

Sometimes, there are questions on here about undergraduate students publishing research (see here, here, and here). The answers don't seem particularly surprised that this is happening or try to ...
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Say a published paper has 4 authors. How many directly contributed to writing the paper?

As in the question, let's say that a paper has four authors. Clearly, all authors contributed something to the work. However, can I deduce that only the first person wrote the physical paper? Or do ...
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When you're collaborating with another group, how do you decide which one is the first author of the paper?

Say, A and B are two PhD students working on the same project, and C is their supervisor. D and E are two students working on a similar project to A and B's, and F is D and E's supervisor. The other ...
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Tips on finding research groups that focus on credit scoring based on alternative data

Despite conducting a thorough Google search implementing all the tips provided in answers to this question, I still haven't managed to find a single active research group (at a university, or a public ...
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Editor wants to change Full Article to Short Communication

I received a review from a journal (life sciences) for an invited manuscript. The reviewer has requested minor revision and edits. However, the editor of the journal requested me to change my paper ...
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Is it undesirable to publish a 2019 paper in a 2020 issue?

This question is inspired by How to make sense of a 2019 paper published in 2016 journal issue? From the comments to that question, it's apparent that publishing a 2019 paper in a 2016 issue is ...
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Are thesis perfect? readers opinions on honest mistakes? (whatever degree)

I used to have a big concern for a little statistical mistake in my thesis (which wont be published), and now I have overcome that fear. During that time of fear, my parents told me that all the ...
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How best to split up a comprehensive literature review

I've written (with a co-author) a comprehensive literature review on a particular subject. Here's the preprint (it needs some editing). We're very happy with the way it turned out, but the problem we ...
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How to make sense of a 2019 paper published in 2016 journal issue?

I submitted a paper to a social sciences journal and it has been accepted. However, the publisher tells me it is going to be printed in the next weeks in the 2016 issue. How to make sense of this? ...
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How to stay calm when receiving review notifications?

I've been in academia for roughly 8 years now. Wrote quite a few papers. Still, my heart starts seriously racing each time there's an email notifying me of a review for one of my papers. Does anyone ...
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Citing an unpublished article [duplicate]

I am about to submit an article to a journal a for review. I would like to cite another paper of mine that has not yet been submitted. Is it acceptable to include the citation this stage with the ...
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Can i reference an article that is still under review [duplicate]

I am about to submit an article to a journal a for review. The article currently cites another paper of mine that is under review with a different journal. The citation is useful because the two ...