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

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Putting research papers online

I am doing research on a topic related to an authentication technique. For my own convenience (and for the others), I'm doing all my research and putting everything on a webpage which I'll host on my ...
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APIs for titles and abstracts for most or all published articles? [closed]

Are there any APIs that index and capture the titles and abstracts most or all published scientific journals? If not, what about only for pharmaceutical or health fields? ////// Edits: I came ...
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Contribution vs. novelty in the papers, especially in computer science?

I'm a little confused about the two concepts of contributions and novelty especially when I want to clarify them in my papers (CS scope). For example, as a common practice, people talk about their ...
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Revised manuscript take too long to process

I send out my first article to be reviewed on 12 Jun 2018 and received comment from reviewer from Journal of international quantum chemistry on 13 July 1018. Problem is, I have sent in revised ...
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Pathways to get into PhD program

I graduated in 2016 from one of the best-known private engineering universities in India with 3.97 GPA (just got my WES report). All i knew till Undergraduate is self-study and attend classes and ...
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How to order and divide up “Invited journal articles”, “Journal articles”, and “Conference articles” on a CV?

I recently presented a paper at a conference, and it appeared in the proceedings of the conference. I have now been invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of a journal. ...
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Erratum, Rejoinder etc. in Article names: What are the differences?

I am a little bit confused with the following terms and do not know how they differ: Erratum/Corrigendum Rejoinder Commentary In which cases is/should an article be named one or the other? What ...
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I submitted a paper to a journal one week ago. What does “Awaiting ME Processing” mean? [duplicate]

The status from the very 1st day is "Awaiting ME Processing". Can someone tell me what does it mean?
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How to find Elsevier journal-specific average publishing time

Through this link, https://www.elsevier.com/physical-sciences-and-engineering/mathematics/journals/fast-publication, one sees the publishing times for selected Elsevier journals, given by Elsevier ...
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How should I avoid being in the shadow of my PhD advisor after I have my own faculty position?

I would like to receive some feedback from the community about the following situation. I have a permanent position as associate professor in an institution for some years now (3). This institution ...
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What kind of citing permission do I need for a research project (not a master thesis) report that I am writing?

In my master program, there is a so called Research Project worth 20 credits. This is done before the Master Thesis. Not all the publisher website provide "reuse for technical report" option for ...
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How to think about journal-hosted preprints, or “Just-IN” manuscripts?

The NRC Research Press (or Canadian Science Publishing) offers a, at least to me, peculiar option they call "Just-IN" manuscripts. This seems to be an extreme version of an online-first article. Note: ...
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Order of authors in a paper

I have worked on few research labs and performed research as a master's student with PhD students and faced similar issues. It has been papers that I have contributed most of the work for that paper,...
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Paper accepted with no report?

I submitted a 60-page paper to a reasonable math journal (Journal of Algebra) about 6 months ago. A few days ago I received an email stating that my paper was accepted. I did not get a referee report. ...
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I received an acceptance letter. Before publication the EIC rejected!

March 2018: I submitted my paper in a Q2 journal. The Editor in Chief (EIC) approved for peer review. He sent it to Editor for Europe. April 2018: I was asked by the Editor for Europe to re-submit it ...
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Examples of harmless mistakes (on purpose) in submitted papers [closed]

Some paper reviewers feel the pressure to criticize something in order to appear competent. Sometimes they feel this pressure due to huge blank form fields for criticism in the reviewing system. As a ...
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Request not to be named as a co-author on my own paper

In a semi-hypothetical situation, assume that I'm a postdoc at a certain university and my supervisor pushed (forced) me to work on a journal paper that I hated but finished eventually. I say I hated ...
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Processing Submissions on arXiv

My submission has been processing for two days now, is this normal? I know that submissions might get the tag [on hold] and take a long time, but arXiv says that if this does not happen, submissions ...
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Omitted question mark in quoted material

How do I insert a question mark into a quotation that was omitted in the original material? For example, "Now we find that our land has unacceptable levels of contamination. Will it never stop[?]” Or "...
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What can be done to possibly avoid corrupt practices in the blind peer review process?

During my short career as a researcher I observed a few seemingly unethical behaviors by Editors and Associate Editors: being asked to include a particular new author in order to be accepted being ...
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Writing High-Quality Research Papers [closed]

I have submitted a manuscript to a reputable journal, the article was rejected because it didn't pass the grammar check. The journal editor also mentioned the low quality of the figures. My ex-...
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How can I finish my algorithms research project in 3 weeks? [closed]

So I'm doing a research project on a problem in graph theory and my conference deadline is just 3 weeks away. I need to develop a novel approximation algorithm for this problem and test it on ...
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How can I ask an unacquainted professor to collaborate with me?

I have read several papers written by the professor and want to ask for him to collaborate with me, that is, to help revise my paper and finally make it publish. I'm concerning with: 1) is it okay ...
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How can a prospective PhD student know beforehand which universities have the most reputable teams/supervisors?

I am interested in astronomy/astrophysics and cosmology. It is my understanding that choosing the best supervisor/team to work with for the PHD is more crucial than choosing the best (and most ...
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how to come up with a topic for master's degree thesis? [closed]

I need to write a thesis for my master's degree. I'm a master's student in quantum field theory and fundamental forces. I know the topics that I like thou I don't know what topics are available for ...
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Cite a paper by DOI

I would like to cite a paper in the reference of my paper. However, the paper I want to cite is online published by a journal for the time being, and has not been assigned to an issue yet. If I cite ...
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How are scientific papers uniquely identified?

Some papers have the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which uniquely identify them, some other have an oai identifier (e.g. oai:arXiv.org:1402.3722). Even though I inspected the metadata of different ...
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Short publication as a letter and then more extensive as an article

I have written some paper, that is quite extensive, that I would like to submit. However, the journal that I would like to submit to (with the highest impact factor) accepts only short letters that ...
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How to deal with a labmate using my method without credit?

So, I have made a presentation on my thesis at my workplace (a lab where I am a postdoc at), people make presentations on their current work so it is meant to be a meeting where we know each other's ...
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What should I do when my work has been published by my supervisor without my knowledge?

I had worked on a project for my bachelor thesis in 2012 and in 2013, I moved to Germany for further study. Now when I am facing several interviews for Ph.D. and the supervisors ask if I have ...
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How should I discuss about a paper with my potential supervisor who is one of the authors of that paper?

Last week I met my mentor (and also my potential supervisor) for my PhD. He suggested me to read a paper which is also related to my master's thesis. I read that paper and some questions popped into ...
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What does “thanks x-institute for hospitality” mean in an acknowledgement?

What does The author wishes to thank institute X for hospitality. mean in an acknowledgement? Does it imply that they paid me a hotel or a per diem, or is it enough if they provided me an ...
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Should I list a submitted but not yet accepted conference paper in my resume for grad school applications?

I'm an undergrad and will be submitting a paper to a conference soon, but it will not be reviewed until after grad school admissions are due. Should I and how would I note this on my resume? There ...
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Why does the IPCC 1.5 degrees report say “Do not quote, cite or distribute” at the bottom of every page?

I thought I'd have a look at the recent IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees. From wikipedia, the link to the report was given as: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/ At that site, there ...
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How to explain a physics mechanism that I study from other paper in my report while avoiding plagiarism?

As I understand about writing a research project report or master thesis report, it must be complete, self-sufficient. The readers can understand the report/book by reading it thoroughly without the ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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,...