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

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What if I got an idea that has been recently published, should I invest time considering it?

I got an idea for my master's work but when I did some research it turned out that someone published it in 2016. Should I stick to my idea as maybe I can do some improvements or at least I can give ...
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What does it mean to get this message on EDAS?

I submitted two papers to a conference on EDAS. I checked EDAS and I saw a change. They added this sentence at the end of both papers page submission: "You have authored an accepted paper." The ...
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Do I need to cite a working paper that was written after I wrote/presented my manuscript?

I need some help deciding how to cite a paper that is rather similar to my own. I wrote a paper in Nov 2017 and presented it at conference that year when I was 8 months pregnant. Then I went and had a ...
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Reviewer's votes [closed]

I am working on an article accepted for publication subject to revisions. I wonder what do the abbreviations CAR, or DNU stand for as reviewer votes? Thanks for your reply
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Can I be work on several project as a post-doc? [closed]

I'm applying to a post-doc, with a specific project. I'm wondering how much freedom can I get as a post-doc. I'm currently supervising a master student and I'm planning to supervise more during the ...
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I did everything on my own regarding my B.Sc. thesis. My supervisor did nothing. I want to publish it without his name

My B.Sc. thesis advisor did nothing regarding my B.Sc. thesis. I chose the topic, I have done everything on my own. He didn't even read the work or provided me with any guidance or any advice. Just ...
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Why are some graduate schools' students so much more productive?

I'm a math PhD student. I've noticed that graduating students in top 5-10 schools, by the time they apply for postdocs, will regularly have several math research papers and several articles in ...
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Include unrelated patent on publication list

I am a PhD candidate (Statistics) starting to apply to academic jobs. I have no publications related to my research - besides my in-process dissertation. One of my applications requires a publication ...
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Convention regarding inclusion of both an abstract and introduction in a mathematical paper

Good afternoon, I am a high school junior in the process of preparing a real analysis paper for submission to a mathematics journal. I have written my proof and conducted an exhaustive literature ...
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Are references included in page limit on ACM conferences? [closed]

I'm trying to submit to a conference, the page limit information is as follows: Full papers are a maximum of eight (8) and short papers are a maximum of four (4) double-column pages in ACM ...
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Expectations when contacted by an acquisitions editor about a course I teach

This morning I received the email I've posted below, which says it comes from an "acquisitions editor." 1. What should I expect from a meeting if I agree to meet with the rep? 2. Is Kendall/Hunt a ...
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Why some papers are free while the other are not, even in the same journal/publication?

I am accessing this journal from university. So, I assume the university subscribes to this publication/journal (Sciencedirect/Microelectronic Engineering). But why some papers are free while the ...
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Review time after third submission

We have submitted a manuscript in a Finance journal. Within 1.5 months, they gave us the comments of two reviewers. The Reviewers gave positive remarks but wanted some correction. We carefully ...
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Which license to choose for article publication? [duplicate]

My editor is giving me the option to choose between: The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) The Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 ...
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Awaiting Referee Selection in 11 weeks [duplicate]

Recently, I have submitted a mathematical paper to a journal published by Taylor & Francis. After some days, the status of the paper was changed from Submitted to Journal to AWAITING REFEREE ...
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Article: Author information when occupation has changed [duplicate]

I'm currently the main author of a paper. The work was performed when I was working at university X. However, I will start at a new university Y in one month, and the conference I'm presenting the ...
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Google Scholar not indexing my paper - NeurIPS 2018

I have recently published a paper in the NeurIPS 2018 conference. A quick search in Google scholar shows that other papers from the same conference ARE indexed. In addition, the paper from the ...
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How to find the paper that initializes a new field [closed]

Problem I am now working on a relatively new field in machine learning. My advisor suggested me to read milestone papers in this field. I think The first paper that proposed the problem is surely an ...
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Question about the authorship of mathematical equation

Recently, I felt thrilled because I was finally (after few months of non-stop work) able to mathematically prove the mathematical (physical) transformation which I use to prove some new laws of ...
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How to reference to a statement that itself is referenced by a paper other than original paper? [duplicate]

When I read a statement in a paper that is itself derived from another paper, how should I reference it when I use it in my own article? Should I reference the original article or the second article, ...
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Do I have an obligation to pay publication fee to predatory journal?

Accidentally submitted to predatory journal (very naive and stupid first time researcher here) accepted with no evidence of peer review. Could not pay submission fee so they reduced cost substantially ...
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Are authors of papers okay with receiving questions from people in industry?

Would authors of a paper be okay with fielding technical questions about the paper (implementation, theory, etc.) from a person in industry? I see this as a moral grey area because an engineer in ...
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Withdrawing from project I am helping in

I have been assisting with a project that my friend had come up with. I am doing the entirety of the analysis for it as they have zero research experience and are not able to do anything beyond ...
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Using initials to promote gender neutrality when publishing as a female?

As I work my way through my academic career (second-year PhD student), I am confronted with many stats and instances of gender bias in the publishing process (see references below). Of course for ...
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Accidentally submitted to predatory journal, did not pay fee, already online?

I am a first time researcher and naively submitted to an OA predatory journal (on BEALL'S LIST) which requests a publishing fee. Having read the terms and conditions, there was no comment stating that ...
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Student discount on international conferences for non-matriculated students [closed]

In computer science many conferences provide a fee discount for PhD students. Currently I am also a PhD student in Germany. In Germany there is a program in which you are registered as a PhD student ...
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Do editors really follow suggested reviewers?

I was wondering if the editors really follow the list of reviewers the author/s suggested upon the manuscript submission in the journal?
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How to have confidence in my research?

I'm a PhD student at a reputed institution and in my 4th year now. I'm researching in the domain of information security & privacy. I've got a number of good conference publications (4 ...
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Cyclic trend through generations of excellence, Top researchers -> Their PhD students -> Top researchers ->

I was reading about one of the prominent researcher in my field of study. Out of curiosity I read his PhD theses. It was supervised by yet another prominent scientist. I further went on to see his ...
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How to react to this editor response after a long fruitless review phase?

We submitted a paper 26 months ago. Until now, more than two years have passed, but we have not got any information of our manuscript. Several times we wrote emails to the editorial office and ...
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Who get rebuttal in conference submission?

When a conference has a date for Rebuttal, does this mean they send the reviews to all submitted papers including accepted papers? Or is it just sent to borderline/rejected papers?
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Can I report the same study twice but with different authors?

I successfully defended my dissertation in November. Through the process, my chair (member A) was a terrific cheerleader. My second committee member (member B) was encouraging in a more specific,...
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Is it good to write a Critical report on my own published research work?

After 1.5 years of PhD I found some flaws in my PhD published work. The flaws are minor in nature, and an improved work can not be consider novel enough to be publish again. How can I report those ...
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Why do citations in physics journals leave out the article title?

I'm not a physicist but I read the occasional physics paper. Coming from another discipline I find it odd that most article references in physics journals leave out the article title - this seems like ...
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How to decide on the order of authorship for this collaboration?

I'm in collaboration with another researcher in the field of linguistics, she wants to try machine learning algorithms/analysis on her dataset. The dataset is not published before, and the ...
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Positive review from an additional (third) reviewer (endorsing the 2nd reviewer) against a negative review from the 1st reviewer

I submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal (in education) and got two discrepant review results from two reviewers: one very positive (minor revision) and one negative review result (suggesting ...
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Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
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Introducing similar topic in two papers

I've already published a paper on a topic (let's call it topic A). In that paper I reserved a chapter/section right after the introduction to introduce a topic C that is important to understand before ...
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Matters Arising: Nature Communications post-publication commentary

Nature and Nature Communications recently started publishing post-publication commentary in specially published peer-reviewed comments called as "Matters Arising" https://www.nature.com/ncomms/submit/...
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Conference Proceedings Article vs Conference Announcement

What is the difference between a "Conference Proceedings Article" and a "Conference Announcement"? My institution asks me to categorize my publications but I am not sure how I should do this. Please ...
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Without accessing the code how can a reviewer confirm if the simulation results are correct?

I have been reviewing the articles for various top-rank journals and conferences for the last few years. After all these experiences, I can tell you there is no way to confirm the correctness of ...
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Publish more in less cited journals, or publish less in more cited journals?

Grad student just getting started here, this question popped in my head this morning when stumbling across a former colleague that has already published a lot but in journals with low h-indexes. ...
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How common is reference/citation padding?

I recently discovered a paper of mine (pure mathematics) has been cited by a paper in a very different field (an area of applied mathematics) that I have nothing to do with. The reference to my paper ...
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My master’s thesis’ results will be published without my consent. What should I do?

Last year I finished my master’s. I spent the whole year working on experiments for my master's thesis. Part of the results I obtained were published in my master’s thesis, which was submited via an ...
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Is it possible for research paper to have a similarity of 2 out of 100 using iThenticate?

I'm involved in TPC (technical program committee) task for some international conference. In one paper I'm reviewing, I noticed that the similarity index is just 2% using iThenticate which seems ...
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Can work documented within a manual be published in a journal?

I work on an actively developed collaborative project. The project is a simulation package. The model has various manuals and guides. These guides are non-peer reviewed collaborative documents self ...
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Why would a revised manuscript following very minor revisions appear as “under review” in the journal management system?

I have a paper on an Elsevier journal with "accept, minor revision". There were 3-4 little modifications required by referees. Then, I have made all the necessary modifications and resubmitted. The ...
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Publishing a preprint while having another related work on review

Preliminaries As coauthor, I sent a work X to a reputable journal. The work X deals with two problems A and B. The reviewers asked for some minor clarifications/corrections. I performed them, and ...
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Open Access Success Stories?

A lot of academics like to complain about the academic publishing industry and its questionable practices (e.g. not paying reviewers for their work, overcharging universities for subscriptions, ...
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How to acknowledge a more general result?

The main result of my paper X (in mathematics) turns out to be a special case of another paper Y. How should I acknowledge their priority without making my paper look worthless? This is the ...