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

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Error in published paper not present in the free copies for author

A few months ago a published a paper in a highly reputed journal. There were last-minute corrections. Finally, I received a link to share the article. The version obtained through the link was ok and ...
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Can an academic paper be published about vulnerabilities found in a bug bounty?

Most papers I have read have some theoretical aspect to it, involving some sort of a pseudocode. I'm into vulnerability analysis and penetration testing and I actively indulge in bug bounty programs. ...
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How do you cite an internal report?

In the field of numerical modeling, Researchers often times find conference papers or journal articles which cites an internal report as the core of the paper. The main authors may have access to the ...
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Publishing with a Pseudonym that uses my legal first name as last name [duplicate]

I will soon be published at a peer-reviewed journal and this is my first publication in my career. My concern is that I'm Asian descent and have an extremely common last name, and personally I do not ...
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Difference between special issues and regular ones

What the difference between special issues and regular ones from scientific journal publication point of view?
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What are some tools available for drawing good figures for computer science research papers and presentations [duplicate]

What are good choices to create figures in computer science research papers? Not talking about graphs here, just block diagrams and simple illustrations. For example, what is the tool that can be used ...
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Are Online First articles considered “In Press”?

I'm a little bit confused about this point. If an article has appeared as an Online First article for a print journal, is it still considered "In Press" or is it considered published, and so no longer ...
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How to publish in a think tank?

I have written a blog post about an International event that I would like to publish in a think tank (I have three DC/London-based think tanks in mind), but none of them have submission section, and ...
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Is publishing runnable code instead of pseudo code shunned?

In Computer Science is it preferable to describe algorithms using pseudo code rather than real code? If so, why? I've talked to a few academics who think so but I can't understand why. Some of the ...
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Want to published unpublished work found in an auction storage unit [migrated]

Hello there and thanks for being here. I started buying storage auctions in the middle of this year. The third one I bought I ran across an unpublished manuscript for a fiction book U Boat treasure ...
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How to address reviewer's suggestion for new experiments, the results of which have been communicated elsewhere?

I received review comments on a manuscript submitted about 6 months back. One of the reviewers suggested performing a few new experiments. But the same experiments were performed recently and the ...
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I have published my thesis in scholars press as a book as adviced by my collegue. Can I publish papers now? Or should I cite it?

I was unaware that scholar press have a bad reputation. I wanted to gain the copyright as I was afraid it will be misused. So I published it as book. Now I came to know they are not genuine publishers....
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Google Scholar Search Result Rankings

I am attempting to identify how Google Scholar chooses which publications to rank highly in search results. I'm aware that Google Scholar uses metadata from academic websites, but therein my ...
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What are the criteria that determine if a research group/professor is actively pursuing research?

While searching for research groups pertaining to my area, I came across one that matched my interests well. But in the publications page, the most recent paper was written in the year of 2015, which ...
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can repeated submission of papers omitting main contributor considered as plagiarism?will the journals retract such articles?

I have completed my MTech in an elite institute in India. During my tenure, my professor forced me to collaborate with a Part-time Phd student, hence the work had to be shared data, analysis & ...
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How to manage publications on a local computer

I would like to find a better way of naming publications which I store on my local computer as PDFs. So far I have been doing something like this: Albano R., Sole A., Adamowski J., Mancusi L. (2014) -...
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Difference between article and and letter in Nature

As I was reading today an article from Nature I was wondering. Does anybody knows what's the difference between articles and letter in the Nature Journal? The blog of Nature points out the following: ...
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Left off four publications and counting by old PI? What to do?

I had worked in a research position before moving to my current job. While working there I synthesised numerous compounds and developed the methodologies to do so, I sent these off to a number of ...
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Preprint on CV - should I include journal I submitted to? [duplicate]

I'm in a discipline where it is common to make preprints publicly available on arXiv as soon as they're ready to be submitted to a journal, so naturally I list them on my CV. Before the review comes ...
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What merits acceptance for rapid publication in letter format?

Ive recently been asked to review for a letter format journal (articles less than 4 pages) for rapid publication. The same standard criteria of original content, novelty and relevant references as for ...
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How to spot unproven theoretical hypothesis/ideas as an experimentalist/engineer?

Or inverserly, where do academic theoreticians/mathematicians try to sell their ideas and hypothesis depending on how: rigorous speculative potential for applications Can some of such share here ...
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Reviews and Camera ready upload button not showing in Microsoft CMT? [closed]

I have a paper Accepted in a conference via Microsft CMT. However, I cannot see any reviews and I cannot even find the button to upload the camera-ready version of the paper. As far as I know. The ...
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Does “required reviews completed” mean good news or bad?

I submitted by math paper to an Elsevier journal around 6 months ago. Today I logged into EES and saw that the status changed to "Required Reviews Completed" about 10 days ago. Is this good news or ...
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When is it ok to cite handbook instead of original source?

When I cite papers in my work I always try to go to the original source of the information I can find. However, I noticed that sometimes authors just cite handbook/textbook in the field even though ...
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Should I be citing wrong papers and preprints whose correctness I am unable to judge?

I am currently writing a paper with a rather extensive literature trail. There is a question (see bold) that I came across in multiple instances and I can't seem to find an answer to it on this site. ...
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High IF Journal From Another Field vs. Low IF Journal In My Field

I will be submitting a manuscript I have, but I am having a hard time deciding between two journals that are both suitable for my paper's topic. Journal A has an impact factor of 5.6 but is a field-...
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In the UK, who owns the intellectual property of a thesis?

Assume the following problem: A person decides to create software for his thesis. His application turns out to be very profitable. If he continues creating it, will the University own the ...
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What are the super cool tricks to getting published in high impact journals?

I am starting a post-doc in Cognitive Neuroscience and I am interested in publishing my work in high impact journals (e.g., Nature, Science, Behavioral and Brain Science). I have already published ...
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Ask clarification to reviewer of paper

I got a review that I cannot understand. It has a number of English grammatical and spelling errors. Also, technically it does not make any sense to me. How should I proceed? Can I somehow ask for ...
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How should my name and affiliation appear in a scientific journal publication as a student?

I am an undergraduate student who is co-authoring a publication for a scientific journal for the first time. My advisor has asked what I want my name and affiliation to be but I need some guidance. ...
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Journal editor made bad edits to my (accepted) paper - how do I respond?

Thank you in advance for your help. The situation: Earlier this year I had a paper accepted to a well-recognized journal in a particular (humanities) subfield. I finally received proofs of the ...
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Citing unpublished figure from an ex colleague

A former colleague has created a figure. The figure is not published and serves only as a mean for information sharing. I used to be a part of that research group and thus had access to it. I ...
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How to find publisher for conference proceedings? [closed]

I am cleaning up the reference on a paper, and I often exclude the publisher from conference proceedings because I have an extremely difficult time finding the publisher for all proceedings. Is ...
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Referees ask for more content but this lengthens the paper dramatically

So, my situation is as follows: I submitted a paper to a journal and continued to work on that line of research, specifically on the open problems I mentioned in the submitted paper. Now, in the ...
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Is Manuscripts.io a legit tool? Any experience with it?

A colleague just tipped me about manuscripts.io which advertises itself as a collaborative writing tool, with some really sweet features like importing docx and LaTeX; searching and adding citations ...
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How do I improve a paper if they haven't published any code?

I am new in the field of research and am trying to publish my first paper. I am working on improving a paper that involves Machine Learning. However, in order to make changes to it, wouldn't I need ...
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I discovered a new analytical integral. How should I present this knowledge?

During my research in theoretical physics I encountered a problem that required integrating a space of functions that I don't think has ever been done before. I discovered that these integrals are ...
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Drop accents in submission forms

A title of my paper includes an accented character ě. I'm submitting it to a conference and arXiv. Unfortunately, arXiv does not support the accented character and turns it into \v{e}. It renders ...
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How to evaluate a paper with concurrent results

As a reviewer suppose you receive a paper (Paper 1) where one of main results is claimed to be concurrent work with another recently published paper (Paper 2). There is sufficient evidence to ...
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Acknowledging a funder for related contribution and using fund to travel to a conference

Two related projects A and B. Project B will be using some of the methods and results from project A. If project A has no funds and project B has some approved funds in 2019 but will be used in 2020. ...
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What can a scientist learn (only) from patent literature/database rather than from research literature?

I'm currently diving in a field I'm no expert in, mainly I have methodological expertise and a theoretical background, but not in the research object itself. Now I'm seeing this is a field of applied ...
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How to read effectively a research paper? [duplicate]

I am a student and I have been assigned to read a research papaer in the robotics field, understand it, elaborate it and write an essay about it. I have never done something similar, so I am a little ...
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I peer reviewed a paper and found it to be sound - technically and language-wise. How should I write the review report?

I reviewed a research paper and found it to be well-written with no technical or language issues. How should I go about writing the review report for the paper? If I write something on the lines of "...
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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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Should I contact the journal because I am not receiving a response after a year?

I have submitted a paper to a Springer mathematical journal. The reviewers asked for a revision, and after revising the paper, the editor's decision, alongside with the reviewers' one (of course), was ...
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How do scientists deal with studies that show results which contradict legislation? [closed]

I am not a psychologist. But I studied studies about psychology. The ones I read have in common that their results are never contradicting legislation. If a scientist realized that some criminal ...
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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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What does cfr. stand for?

In a article I saw this expression: ... initial sample (cfr. Härdle et al. (2004))... What is the meaning of cfr. or does it stands for?
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What does [ctb] stand for?

This R package f.x. states: "Kurt Hornik [ctb]" I assume this abbreviation is coming from academic publishing - hence why I ask it here.
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What does “pers. commun” stand for in academic papers?

I have encountered "pers. commun." in some academic papers when referring to a source or reference . Like in : Authors also made sure that they covered the range of self-focused and symptom-...