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Can a journal be freely indexed?

Am I allowed to compile the index to a journal and publish it, or should I ask permission to the journal first? (By index I mean a list of all articles in all issues of the journal)
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Combining two conceptually overlapping manuscripts for publication

Got a manuscript accepted and then pulled because of a similar manuscript submitted by another group to the same journal. Per the request of the editor, two groups combined the manuscripts. Now the ...
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Is it (un)ethical to use your students' research idea without giving them coauthorship (only acknowledgement)?

A tad similar to this question here but also quite different, so here's the current debacle: In one of my classes I taught, the final project entails students getting in groups and having to run a ...
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Splitting a paper into two papers?

Before I decide to post this question I did google it, and there are at least two similar questions on Academia with very good and informative suggestions. Since the situation and my concerns are ...
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Solution needed - avoid copyright infringement when using figures in which original authors can't be identified

I am almost ready to publish my research project. In my project, I used different cliparts and created a couple of figures for my participants to view. For example, I created an image of a person ...
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Have there been attempts to get around “DeWitt clause”-like license restrictions?

(This is a complementary question to: Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents publication of named DBMS benchmarks, ever been successfully defended in court?) Several commercial database vendors ...
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My former PhD supervisor has published conclusions from my thesis without citing my thesis. Is this ok?

My former PhD supervisor has just published a paper on a scientific subject investigated by me in my thesis. The subject (or question posed), was an idea that I came up solely during my PhD and which ...
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Citation problems, in supporting general information, what kind of paper should I cite?

A country implements the most stringent environmental regulations in a region. For a general statement/common knowledge like this, I cited a peer-reviewed journal paper, which has a similar claim ...
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Is there a search engine to show citing articles' extracts

Sometimes we need to see what other researchers say about a specific article. Usually, I check citing articles manually then search for my specific articles in their references. Is there a search ...
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Example of joint submission to PRL, PRA

We are thinking about a joint submission to Physical Review Letters, and PRA per these guidelines. I'm however not entirely sure how the two submissions should be exactly related, e.g. how much ...
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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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How to change a style guide

I'm an engineering graduate student whose high school English teachers drilled to use active voice. Now that I'm reading and writing technical papers, I can't stand the often ambiguous and verbose ...
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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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What are the benefits of editing a special issue?

My understanding is that editing a special issue helps encouraging research in a particular area, and gives the special issue editor a higher reputation in the field. But what makes this better than ...
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Submitting to Journals - impact factor versus subject specialism

I am coming to the end of my PhD in which I have been working under an NDA and not yet published anything directly from the thesis itself. Pretty soon we will be able to publish the work, and I am ...
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Publication dilemma

X gave some nanoparticles to Y lab 2 years ago. I worked on biological characterization of these particles in Y lab as a postdoc (second postdoc) and wrote a manuscript at the end of my 2 year ...
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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

The scenario: in an article, found a point/claim/fact that would fit/support perfectly a broader point I'm trying to construct (@Related works section) The dilemma: Whom to cite? a) only the ...
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How do I know what I burn for? About to get a PhD, but lost my drive

I am a few months away from completing my PhD (nanotech/chemistry), I'm "just" writing my thesis. But I somehow feel like I have lost my motivation and I am confused about my future. I began the PhD ...
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How Reproducible should Data and Analysis Methodology Be?

My question might be a stretch given my lack of formal experience with writing and publishing research papers. But one thing I've noticed in my line of work and reading published papers is that the ...
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Can pre-print be published as “working paper” after the peer reviewed and revised manuscript has been accepted for publication by the journal?

A colleague wishes to publish a pre-print as a "working paper" after the revised manuscript has gone through the peer review process and accepted for publication. The rationale is that firstly, ...
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Will the publications on Open Acess journal (like Hindawi) harm the PhD application to economics or finance departments in USA (or MPhil in UK)?

How will the departments view the PhD, PostDoc, and AP applicants with SJR tier Q3(4) publications and/or publications on open access journals? Personally I believe that at the specialization level ...
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Is it in poor form to write a paper on the same two texts that someone has already written about in a published article?

I have a proposal for a comparative literature paper that I hope to publish and/or include in some form in my dissertation. I’m discussing a wide variety of texts in my article, but the primary focus ...
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If I withdraw my published paper from an SCI journal (Elsevier publisher) due to some conflicting issues; will it appear online after the withdrawal?

My paper is appeared online 6 months ago, but due to some confidentiality of the data used in that paper, the company asked us to withdraw the paper. Their opinion is that, the authors didn't ask the ...
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Does suggesting potential reviewers for one's submitted paper increase the likelihood of the paper being accepted?

Some journals propose authors to suggest potential reviewers for their submitted papers. Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify to what extent suggesting potential reviewers for ...
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Publishing a letter: how much extension can I ask for?

I am attempting to publish a letter in a IEEE journal. The journal gave me 2 weeks to address the comments. It also mentioned that if I need more time, I should let them know as soon as possible so ...
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How should one organize a Physics paper focused on an iterative design project?

If I am writing a paper on a design project rather than to measure something or to test a hypothesis, how should I arrange it? I have seen that the preferred format is {Introduction, Theory, Methods, ...
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Problem formulation, definition, or statement

When writing a technical report in computer science (Bachelor level), what is really the correct expression out of these: Problem formulation Problem definition Problem statement Do they mean ...
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Scientific writing: When conducting a simulation on a personal computer, what specifications should you report?

(Note: Personal Computer = Laptop) When reading papers that involves some sort of numerical simulation of a software or custom code, many authors would remark on the specifications of the laptop for ...
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Should I write a monograph for myself?

My dissertation is going to be a thesis by publication. I am going to publish a couple of papers and put those into one document with a couple of leading words (another 20 pages or so) and this is ...
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Why do many papers not have proper PDF metadata?

Of course, this varies depending on your field etc., but at least for computer science seems to be true, there’s even a paper about this problem. By proper, I mean even basic things like a title (so ...
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How to find an author biography as mentioned in papers?

Some papers include the authors' biographies. Given a researcher, how to quickly find his biography mentioned one of their papers? Is tedious to have to go through their papers one by one to try to ...
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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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Registering systematic review in Prospero

I have recently submitted a systematic review (SR) to a journal. One of the reviewers pointed out, that my SR was not registered in Prospero, an international prospective register of systematic ...
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Potential Collaborators insisting on Joining Supervision Panel

TLDR: Researchers wanting to join supervisory team instead of collaborating, why? I have started my PhD for awhile now and I am gearing up for my confirmation presentation (research proposal defence)....
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ResearchGate: removing wrong uploaded article without affecting no. reads/citations

I recently noticed that the wrong article was uploaded to ResearchGate by a co-author several years ago (the title describes the article from a conference proceedings, but the uploaded paper was a ...
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Is it possible to download nature as a magazine?

So , as i just want to skim over the latest articles in nature photonics , i was wondering if there is anyway to download all of the current issue as a single file , just as when one downloads ...
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Similarities detector for IEEE conference papers like crosscheck

IEEE conferences managed thru EDAS system are usually interfaced with Crosscheck service which automatically highlight to reviewers the percentage of detected similarity for the paper to be reviewed ...
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What are the considerations when using an advertising slogan, song lyric, etc. in the title of my paper?

I've noticed that in economics and business, people often use catchy or interesting titles for their papers. I was wondering specifically about the use of references to song lyrics, slogans, TV shows, ...
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Conflict of interest statement for Elsevier

I want to submit a research paper to an Elsevier Journal. There is also an invention disclosure associated with this work. I have got the approval of the Technology Transfer Office to submit the paper....
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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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Conference proceeding after journal article

Is it possible to write a conference proceeding about topics already published (by the same author, of course) in a journal article? It is understood that all the sentences will be rephrased and all ...
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I want my article in a particular publication (online) to be brought down. What are the solutions. Please let me know

I want my article in a particular publication (online) to be brought down in a journal, because it was published by one of my ex-teachers w/o my consent. What are the plausible solutions. Please let ...
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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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What are all the types of scientific articles?

While doing some research I found some context where scientist A publishes a research article about newly generated progress they made in a field. Another researcher B, skeptical of this paper, ...
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Where to find topics and problems to write about?

I am an undergraduate student in English Language Translation. I would like to do research and write papers about topics or problems that are available in this field of study. I googled about ...
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Should i restrict the scope of my work according to the conference theme?

I'm writing a paper for a good conference in computer science with specific themes in Data mining. I checked their scope of topics and their programs for the last 3 cycles of the conference, and i ...
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How to write a paper where a chemical compound's name cannot be disclosed?

I am currently working with a certain chemical compound whose name its very well known and largely studied. However, due to my findings that relate this compound with an industrial procedure (that ...
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Filed for a patent, then wrote a research paper about it: should the paper cite the patent?

I filed for a patent, then wrote a research paper about the same idea. Should the paper cite the patent?
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Special journals for young scientists or regular peer reviewed papers

I am a 16 year old researcher and was wondering whether to apply to publish my paper in a special journals for young scientists, which have a higher chance of acceptance, or to apply in a regular peer-...
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Is it OK to use a first name as an initial and write in full in the biography of a paper

I would like to write my initial first name in the title of my paper and i.e with this format "Initial (for first name) Middlename Surname". Is it appropriate to write the full first name in the ...