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

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My collaborator has asked to be only acknowledged in a paper. Should I make him a co-author?

I am writing a paper in mathematics. It relies heavily on a result from a different topic that I phrased, felt that it should be true, but I did not know how to prove that result. I asked someone who ...
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Did the Emperor of Japan really write a paper? [closed]

I just ask this question out of curiosity. I would like to hear opinions from researchers in Japan about this paper: Speciation of two gobioid species, Pterogobius elapoides and Pterogobius ...
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How to list co-first authors and co-second authors?

I am aware that, on a CV, when listing publications that have co-authors, they are usually denoted using "*" symbol, but what if there are two sets of co-authors? For instance, there 3 co-first ...
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How to balance looking for fast journals and avoiding predatory journals?

I found a question (What are "fake", "shady", and/or "predatory" journals?) regarding a list of predatory journals (https://web.archive.org/web/20170111172309/https://...
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On Submitting to the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters

On their "guide for authors," they state the following regarding referees: (1) Please prepare a list of 8 (eight) proposed reviewers. You MUST include Full Names, Department, University, Country ...
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What should I do with a workshop paper which is peer reviewed, but only available on the workshop website?

I presented a paper in a workshop in CS. The workshop was related to a good conference, and they had a peer review system for evaluating the papers. But they do not have a proceeding and only made the ...
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Why are journals telling me that my article is plagiarized even though I wrote it by myself?

Recently, I wrote an article, and I'm trying to submit it somewhere, but two journals told me that my article is plagiarized even up to 70%! I'm 100% sure that it's not plagiarized because I wrote ...
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Should one cite unethical research that may contradict one's current research?

Most people are familiar with the controversy over citing Nazi medical experimentation and related unethical findings. I'm not questioning that. Assuming that citing unethical research in order to ...
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Exclusion of my name as co author

As part of my thesis, i gave archaeological bones for isotopic analysis. While in the first version the woman in charge of the analysis included my name in the article as co author, in the final ...
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My supervisor does not want to publish my research

I just graduated from grad school and to say that it has been hell is just a euphemism. My supervisor has been a bully all the time and every thing that I did and didn't please my supervisor was met ...
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Editor is asking for two referees and single column

I submitted a double columned paper to a journal and the editor returned my email with requests such as: Several formatting changes including making the paper single column, no automatic features ...
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If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal?

If a paper gets rejected two times (in two different journals) is that a bad impression if I try to submit in a different journal (different from the earlier two)?
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Using present tense in the evaluation section of a paper

Many scientific papers (at least in computer science) use present tense in the evaluation section to describe the setting of the evaluation (e.g., "In our experiments we use dataset A.)". Wouldn't ...
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The status of my paper is “Ready for Decision (30 days)”. Should I write an email and ask?

I submitted my paper in Elsevier, the status of my paper is "Ready for Decision (30 days). Should I write an email and ask why does it takes so long? Thanks
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What is the workflow of an editor in this case? [closed]

I am rather new to the academic so I am bit insecure about the whole process. I have a small question regarding the publication process. Context: Recently I submitted a paper to a physics journal. ...
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How do I find call for papers for special issues?

I found that announcements of special issues for many journals are quite hidden. Often the calls are not even visible on the journal's homepage. What is the best way to find call for papers for ...
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How can I make the introduction of a paper more “scientific” and less “popular”?

I am a master's student about to start writing my thesis. After I wrote my research proposal, my advisor said that when I write my thesis, I should make it less "popular" (I believe he referred mainly ...
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How to improve scientific writing skills?

What do you do to write better proposals, grants, and papers? Do you think reading books about how to write scientific content is a good way to improve it?
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Is it fine to use a startup as an affiliation?

My situation: I have finished university more than 10 years ago. I work for company X. I also own a small startup company called Y (no employees). I am in the process of publishing a paper and I was ...
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Can an article published in a non-peer reviewed venue later undergo peer review?

As we all know, once a paper has been published in some form (whether or not in a peer-reviewed format), most journals will balk at the idea of publishing it again. Does this apply solely to ...
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How can an Error in Google Scholar be corrected?

The bibliographic data of an article of mine is confused with that of a book with the same title. Not so long ago the book was confused with another article of the same year, thereby cancelling the ...
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How to deal with poor scientific articles that seemingly reached the right conclusion?

I am writing a paper and some of our findings validate the conclusions from an already published peer-reviewed article in a respected journal. We also find things that differ. However the authors of ...
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What can a person who hasn't enough time do about the unpredictable nature of the publication process? [closed]

I'm talking about a narrow sub-field of Computer Science - algorithm execution high-level simulations. However, I guess, this applies to many fields to some extent. When you are submitting an ...
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How is the quality of a paper evaluated for application purposes?

Suppose a situation when two students trying to apply for a PhD position in pure mathematics and they both have same GPA, same Rec.Letters, etc except for their published papers. Let both applicants ...
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How to write/represent the state-of-the-art analysis in a research paper?

I have found that one of the most common remarks from the reviewers is regarding the "state-of-the-art". Especially in terms of applied research. Something like: The authors have not discussed the ...
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Unfinished Paper Undergraduate Admission [closed]

I am currently in high school and I have written a research paper about a topic in mathematics. The paper however is incomplete and there is still quite a lot of research left. I am also writing my ...
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When should researchers who take part in the composition and editing of a manuscript be co-authors

I sometimes work as a ghostwriter/editor for other researchers alongside my own research, and it occurred to me that there isn't a clear framework for crediting this work. I have sometimes appeared in ...
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Can I publish a single page research paper?

I wanted to publish a research paper which has less relevant stuff compacted and would be more focused on important and relevant items. Also, I have failed to find a guide to publish small compact ...
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How long does it take for the first round review of physical review letters?

I am wondering how long it takes for the first round review for physical review letters (PRL) on average. I have three referees. One of the referees returned the report in 4 weeks. But the other two ...
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How to report to journal when work published in it has already been done by some other researcher?

I came across a paper published in the Journal of Mathematical Physics in the year 2016. In the paper, the authors claimed to have developed a methodology which extends the dimension of an existing ...
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Pay for journal cover image?

Wiley journals request payment from authors who want an image to appear on the journal cover. Is this a common practice followed by many publishers? Why do authors pay the fee?
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Reverse of “Strict Assumption” [closed]

I am writing a paper, where I set an assumption that the variable is positive. However, in practice the variable is bounded above. Therefore, I would like to mention in the paper, that the assumption ...
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Should I include the proposed method name in manuscript Keywords section?

The JASA manuscript template contains the Keywords section to insert 3-6 keywords. Is it appropriate to insert there the proposed method name as one of the Keywords? If yes, should I use method's ...
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Long distance collaboration with a professor – wrote manuscript, getting ignored. What to do next?

This summer I was involved in a long distance collaboration with a researcher at an institution for clinical research. I was essentially CC'd to this person via an old colleague who currently works ...
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What to do if the Editor is not responding to my repeated e-mails?

This is in reference to my previous question: How to mail the editor asking to withdraw my submission? I wrote to the editor regarding my problem for 2 consecutive days. I sent 4 mails to him ...
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Can co-authors disagree in their own paper?

Co-authors are increasingly required to report their individual contributions to a research paper. But can they report their (internal) disagreement? Co-authors may disagree on parts of a final draft....
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Suggesting my own paper when serving as a peer reviewer

I am reviewing a survey paper in a good journal, where the paper missed important papers in the field including my previously published articles. I plan to suggest a rejection due to this serious lack,...
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Where to add acknowledgement in Article

I have written an article (2-column type), and would like to put an acknowledgement to acknowledge the non-substantial contribution of a colleague in the analysis of some data. The structure of the ...
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Copyright of reproduced figure which is based on data from other sources

I'd like to include a figure in an open-source journal, which looks very similar to a figure already published in another paper (paper 1). My question is if I need to obtain the permission to reprint ...
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How to Present Two Authors on the cover page of an APA Research Paper?

So I've done plenty of APA papers, but I have never done one with two authors, so I came here since it's the fastest source for information, in my opinion. I would like to know or see an example of ...
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Does the NSF commonly ask for removing acknowledgments?

How frequent is the following scenario? A researcher on an NSF grant posts or publishes a paper which is thematically unrelated to the NSF grant, but acknowledges the grant for financial support. ...
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How to withdraw a paper when advisor insists on having his name

I have written a paper all by myself,the research problem and its solution all were formulated by me. As a result I wrote the paper and submitted to a journal citing only my name. As I told my ...
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How to mail the editor asking to withdraw my submission?

How do I say to the editor that I want to withdraw my paper from his journal? I had submitted a paper to a journal 10 days back. When I checked recently, the status was showing "Under Review". But ...
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Reworking a Homework Project to Publish as Research

During the final year of my Undergraduate degree, I did a literature review as part of a technical writing class to answer a relevant question in Mathematics Education. I would like to rework the ...
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Should I withdraw my paper from a journal which even didn't give me the manuscript number after one week?

I submitted an article to Elsevier which even after one week its status is still "submitted to journal" and they didn't give me even the manuscript number. I have several past experiences with this ...
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Is Self-plagiarism allowed in two submitted articles by one author?

Is it allowed that someone use the same paragraph in two submitted articles for two different journals? Note: both of these articles are unpublished still so it's not possible to cite one in another ...
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Why don't papers have their titles as a filename? [closed]

Often(basically always but I'm not 100% sure) when I download papers from any journal they have random letters and numbers as their title, this is quite annoying and I have to rename the document to ...
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How do SJR and Web of Science journal rankings and quartiles differ?

I want to know about how journal quartiles (i.e., Q1 to Q4) calculations differ. Web of Science (WoS) uses Journal Impact Factor Quartile the journal’s rank in category (X) is based on where the ...
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Unpublished paper with published followup gathers citations: should it be published?

A few years ago I wrote a paper with three collaborators, where we introduced a model to describe a specific phenomenon. In the end we were not fully happy with the result, so we wrote it up, put it ...
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What does 0/3, 1/3, 1/4, 1/11, etc. mean in the context of assigned reviews in a journal management system?

I have submitted a paper in a mathematical journal 04 months ago. A part of the online system of this journal is showed in the following figure. I see that, after 01 month, status of "Assigned ...