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Why are there so many papers written in bad English?

I am pretty sure that anyone who has spent some time reading academic papers have come across quite a few "lemons" among them, with bad grammar, strange word choices and incoherent sentences. Such ...
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Can I encourage the reader to find a counterexample?

I am writing a research paper and stuck on (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4477919/a-b-topological-ring-that-is-not-semi-topological)[this] counterexample. I do not think I will be getting ...
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No financial advice disclaimer in a research paper

I'm about to submit my research paper to a journal concerning finance and investments. In the work, I say something like: The results show that fields/industries/companies "A", "B"...
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Can the patent and paper have different authors (assume they include the same content)?

I am working for a company as an intern. Then I proposed some ideas and drafted a paper. In the meantime, I got some help from my university PhD friends so I list them as the co-authors. I planned to ...
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Where can I publish a parody (but not hoax) paper with a serious message?

I have written a short paper (six pages) in which I empirically analyse publicly available data. Both the data and my analysis are genuine and without (intentional) errors. Still, by using statistical ...
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How do I search for literature containing specific math equations?

When one looks for relevant literature, one turns to platforms such as Google Scholar or Web of Science. I want to search literature (or research articles) that include a specific mathematics equation....
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What good is my paper if the code is not open source?

I have been working with my research group on a number of papers in a certain area of Computer Science. These papers have a certain portion which is theoretical (i.e. contains theorems, formalisms, ...
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What is the role of the supervisor in paper writing? [closed]

Should the supervisor be involved in writing parts of the publication with their students? correct parts the student writes or shoould the supervisor just submit the paper after the student has ...
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How/where to cite corrigendum publication on CV?

Citations for my publications on my CV are listed in reverse chronological order, and I am wondering how/where to list the citation for a corrigendum. Should I list the corrigendum and original ...
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Is there a list of the largest academic journal publishers, ordered by the number of journals they publish?

One can manually browse through scholarly publishers' websites and see the number of journals they publish, such as: Elsevier: ca. 4.330 journals SAGE: ca. 1.200 journals Inderscience: ca. 430 ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I'm doing a PhD on theoretical physics. The last months, I'm working on a paper that my supervisor is not aware of. I'm now finishing the paper. The idea of the paper is closely related to my PhD ...
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Should one highlight an article's positions in the journal issue if it is first?

I just had an article published and it was the first article in that issue of the journal. At first, I wondered if that had any significance. I had an article given the cover of a journal before but ...
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My paper is being cited in vaccine misinformation. What do I do?

I have recently discovered that anti-vaxxers have been citing one of my papers on Twitter and elsewhere as evidence of a specific 5G-related conspiracy theory surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Of ...
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Status of submitted article changes the date but status remain from 'With Editor' to 'With Editor'

I Submitted a paper 2 months ago, the current status is "With Editor" and the status date of the manuscript (from With Editor to With Editor!) has been changed twice. What does it mean?
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Edited volume (humanities) for tenure? [closed]

Does publishing an edited volume count for tenure (humanities)? And if so, does it count if you are 1st or 2nd editor in the same way?
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How much is the freedom of research after tenure? [closed]

Is this true? Also, are there any obligations about the minimum amount of research papers you should produce (say every year) after being tenured? What if a tenured professor does not produce a paper ...
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Two different papers with different subjects but same experimental data. How should we behave?

We submitted a paper, which is mostly experimental, to a Q1 journal. We did experiments with three different techniques. Considering this, we finished another paper which is totally different in ...
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Does stating "authors contributed equally" in a CV/interview/presentation imply that a similar statement is made in the article?

I contributed to a conference paper with a large collaboration where I another PhD student did a large part of the work. When time came to publish, all coauthors on the work verbally agreed that ...
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Why are peer reviewers kept anonymous? [duplicate]

I have been trying to learn about academic publishing over the last few days, and someone showed me to a blog post that I can no longer find (and it's driving me insane, so if anyone can find it, ...
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How do you reference a dissertation that is turned into a book?

I recently reconfigured my dissertation to publish as a book. How do you properly cite, reference, or acknowledge the original dissertation (or is that even necessary)? I obviously want to avoid self-...
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Has there ever been a discussion about the nationalization of academic publishing?

I have read a few articles in the last couple days about several problems with academic publishing. To me, the primary critique is that oftentimes, research is funded with public money, in public ...
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How much does it cost the publisher to publish an academic article?

I am interested to know the cost of publishing an academic article. I do not mean in the simple sense of "what does a given journal charge an author to publish?" or "what does an association or ...
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What is the length boundary between article and monograph?

I've seen peer-reviewed articles of over 24,000 words, and short monographs (books) of barely over 100 pages. Is there a demarcation on how long can an article be without becoming a monograph? I'm in ...
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What is "reference checking"?

I recently submitted a manuscript to the Indian journal of pure and applied mathematics. The submission was successful and the manuscript is under review (As per the shown status). But beside there a ...
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How to find conferences based on locations

I use EDAS to look for conferences. Is there another way to look for conferences based on a specific "location/country" as I have a limited travel budget and would like to plan and find ...
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Who should the authors of a corrigendum be if I am correcting someone else's mistake?

My project was based on a famous paper, which, unfortunately, contains a major mistake, discovered by me. Since I already spent a huge amount of time on this direction, I submitted my "correction ...
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what does the following message means in the tracking system physical review B [duplicate]

My paper gets into the second round of review for Physical Review B. Currently, there is a column in the tracking system as following 13Jun22 13Jun22 Reminder to referee; response received What does ...
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Maintaining a list of minor errata / corrections / comments

I am wondering what options there are for maintaining a list of errata / minor misprints / clarifications to published research papers. Here, I mean errors/misprints that are not sufficiently serious ...
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write a review paper and automatically citation

I want to write an academic review paper from some pdf articles and looking for a way or program that when I copy a paragraph or sentences from the pdf article, it automatically recognizes the ...
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Query regarding manuscript submission [duplicate]

I recently submitted a manuscript to the Journal of Number theory following all its norms. But after submission I noticed a small mistake I made while writing a formula. The proof isn't wrong but I ...
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Publication on hold

I am working in the field of HCI. My relationship with my advisor turned sour due to difference of opinion and eventually I changed my advisor. Now I am stuck in a situation where my paper as a first ...
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Is it possible to link to a specific section of a paper in Semantic Reader? [closed]

An example of a link to a specific header of a PDF file online: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.03762.pdf#section.4 Is the same possible with Semantic Reader? This link points to the whole paper (the ...
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Authorship order changed after resubmitting to another journal?

The work is a collaboration between my home university and another research group. We first submitted the work to a pretty good journal where I was the second author. But the publisher recommended we ...
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What are options for a second edition of an article

I've seen second editions of philosophical articles. For example, Quine's From a Logical Point of View is a collection of articles, some of them updated. But I have never seen a second edition of an ...
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What is the difference between average of journal first decision and submission to first post-review decision?

I noticed that in Taylor and Francis metrics there are two concepts: Average submission to first decision and Average submission to first post-review decision Could any one demonstrate the difference, ...
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Should I really acknowledge funding from an unrelated project?

I am postdoc working at a university, and I was hired by the PI of a specific project, let us call it Project X. Apart from working on Project X, when time permits I like to concentrate on my own ...
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I'm the 1st author of a paper in a top conference in my field, and even then my PhD application got rejected from 5 out of 6 programs, is this normal?

It got me so disappointed because I thought the publication experience was the most crucial part of the application, and, as far as I could tell, not that many students in the universities I applied ...
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Is it worthless to cite a paper as X et al. when X is not first author but performed the work?

This question is perhaps a particular case of this one. I still feel it deserves to live standalone. I am sure that a published paper with 4 authors--A, B, C, and X--was almost entirely produced by X....
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What will be implications of not publishing officially?

I am not a professional academic; I am an amateur mathematician. I have developed an entirely new mathematical theory. I have written a book about my theory and put it online at my web site. I am ...
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Can two PhD students publish without involving their supervisors?

I am a theoretical computer science PhD student. My childhood friend (my present roommate) is in the 3rd year of his pure mathematics PhD program. Very recently we both worked on a problem on ...
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Former PI lists a non-contributor as first author on a manuscript for which I did all the work. Next steps?

I finished my master's degree several years ago, where I was responsible for developing/programming algorithms for a biochemistry lab. I have since successfully transitioned into industry and have ...
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Claiming authorship for substantial work on a single-author-only paper

I recently worked on a research project for a client of my organization who was chosen for a highly prestigious lecture in my field (delivered annually). As part of convention, the lecturer is also ...
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What should be done if a paper's decision is accept, but the copyeditor identifies a potential technical issue?

This question has been in the back of my mind since it happened many years ago. A paper was submitted to a not-very-good journal, and the process was: Paper shown to editorial board member, who says ...
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Paper publishing as a regular software engineer

I have a strange request - I am looking for ways to get started on publishing a few papers in a couple of years. Ideally looking to collaborate with researchers/professors to contribute to their work ...
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Are new conventions for namings or illustrations publishable? [closed]

I am an undergrad student, and the paper writing is not involved in curricula here. Nobody even talks about it seriously at undergraduate level at my place. I have derived some conventions/names ...
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How many [conceptual] sections should an "Introduction" contain? [closed]

How many [conceptual] sections should an "Introduction" contain? I need to know this so that I can better arrange the Introduction section of my paper.
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When is it OK to list publications from a previous institution

I've published a few articles on some work I did at a previous research institute. I've recently moved to a new research institute and have continued much of the same work. The new institute wants to ...
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My first article got major revision

It is my first article ever in this field. I submited it to a high impact journal last year and just got the decision today -- acceptance with major revision. I have no idea whether this bad or not. ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

When I did my Master thesis, I discovered a new physical phenomenon and realized a novel technique in our prototype device. However, due to the rush of graduation, I didn't have time to collect enough ...
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What is the difference between Abstract and Author Summary?

What is the difference between "Abstract" and "Author Summary"? Example: OpenAWSEM with Open3SPN2: A fast, flexible, and accessible framework for large-scale coarse-grained ...

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