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What can I do when my coauthors submit a paper which uses our in-progress coauthored work?

Background: My coauthors and I have been writing a paper together for quite some time. The project has not been the main focus of anyone in the group for the longest time, so it has been going very ...
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My paper is rejected repeatedly without naming a technical flaw [duplicate]

My theoretical physics paper is being rejected repeatedly at the editorial stage, without undergoing peer review. However, every rejection explicitly states that there is no technical error in my line ...
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Affiliation before starting undergraduate but committed to an institution

A paper I worked on during my gap year between high school and college is getting published. All of the work that went towards this paper was made after finishing high school, and clearly before ...
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Is it possible to read the article from the this ResearchGate page as a nonresearcher? If so, how?

I found the page https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301502255_Can_we_believe_it_Evidence_for_Christianity that I Google searched for. It's just the abstract. I couldn't figure out how to read ...
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How should I cite a conjecture to which no written record can be found?

Suppose that a famous mathematician E (long deceased) made a conjecture (C), but no written record of this can be found (either because none exists, or because it exists in a very obscure source). ...
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Duplicate submission issue since first journal never responded to submission or withdrawal

I submitted my research article to journal A earlier. They neither responded to my submission nor sent me any confirmation of my submission. I mailed them for the withdrawal of our submission. They ...
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How much percentage royalty do I get from Springer (as the paper's author) and how I can apply for royalty payment?

I have submitted a paper to a Springer conference and it has been published. The publisher will charge 24.95$ to anyone who would eventually download my paper and 201 copies of my research sold by ...
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Can I revise a part of the paper that the reviewer did not mention?

I received a major revision recently. However, as I was making revisions, I realized that my first draft from a few months ago is badly organized and poorly written. I want to make some changes to a ...
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Paper rejected. Should I appeal against biased reviews?

I received a rejection letter from a relatively high-impact journal based on the feedback from three reviewers. After I reviewed their comments, I feared that their comments were biased and am not ...
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What to do when a supervisor withdraws their name from a graduate student's paper?

Context Under my mentor's guidance and support, I've been working on a paper that has really bloomed. It is exciting technically and scientifically - the technology invented and the new findings it ...
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Am I allowed to directly fix a typo about experiment results during camera-ready?

I have recently received acceptance notification from a top-tier AI conference. When I prepare my camera-ready version I realised that I wrongly pasted the variance for the cell before to the current ...
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What should I do if the Production editor has not responded after the proofreading process for over a month?

In February 2021, my paper was accepted and the proof reading process started immediately. I have returned the corrections in begin of March, but after that no sign of communication. I send 3 emails ...
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Copyright transfer of with inclusion of previously CC licensed content

When publishing in a non-open access journal, one (Author) is usually required to sign a copyright transfer agreement with the Publisher such as this. Now, when the paper includes some work, say a ...
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How to discourage irrelevant self-citation?

I once reviewed a manuscript whose authors cited many of their own published papers, which were not relevant to the subject of the manuscript. This kind of practice is evidently frowned upon by the ...
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Curious case of self-citations and how to monitor self-citers?

If one looks superficially at the publications of author X, he seems to be one of the top scientists in his field. But looking more closely his citations are 60% from himself 35% from his co-author, ...
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What to consider when signing up for VG Wort?

I am a German citizen and have published my PhD thesis this year and am thus thinking of signing a contract (“Wahrnehmungsvertrag”) with VG Wort. Essentially, it seems like taking free money for my ...
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Would it be inappropriate to complete this project on my own?

About a year ago, I quit my PhD in mathematics. At the time, I was working on a project given to me by my former advisor. His contributions were as follows: Explaining the basic idea of the project, ...
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Increase coautorships

I am a PhD student in Economics and I am looking to increase my paper production to be a more competitive candidate on the job market in a couple of years. So far I have been working on solo projects ...
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How to determine whether writing and asking to collaborate on a paper is appropriate [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in mathematics, and yesterday I posted a research question on mathoverflow. I was shocked to find a surprisingly amazing response. I was even more shocked to see Terrence Tao ...
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What's the meaning of *abs* in URLs of arxiv.org [closed]

On every paper I read, the URL-path contains abs before the ID of the paper. I mostly read about machine learning if that matters. Does it mean abstract? Or absolute path? See the example: .
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How to handle a lack of authorship even though you deserved it? [duplicate]

In Summer 2020, I worked on a research team with 2 colleagues and a supervisor on a ML paper. We (myself and my 2 colleagues) heavily built on some work that the supervisor did in the past to come up ...
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How do I identify predatory and low quality journals? With Beall's List gone, how can I tell if a journal is spam?

Jeffrey Beall removed his list of predatory journals from the internet this past Sunday. While the reasons for his doing this are not yet public, this is a real loss of a valuable service. Does anyone ...
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How do I know in which subsection in the related work section should I put the papers I collected? [closed]

I'm a new master's student. I have to write a survey about an algorithm. In the related work section, I have to subsection it, like: related work feature selection engineering problems benchmark ...
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How to do an open-ended all-matching search in Web of Science

I would like to find out the total number of publications in the Web of Science. (Actually, I'm interested in certain subcategories over time, but not restricted by word content at all. The categories ...
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How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? [closed]

How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? Some older posts: How accurate are published papers? Why ...
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Using data from an old project with a bad collaborator - do I need to loop them in?

I collected data almost a decade ago with a bad collaborator. The collaborator contributed very little and I didn't want to continue the partnership. When data collection was complete, I ran basic ...
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What to do if reviewers reject a paper without understanding the content?

One of my friends submitted a paper to a reputable communications journal and received some reviews a week back. The paper was rejected, but the review comments were abysmal: The language was so bad ...
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When is it appropriate to publish independently without an advisor? [duplicate]

With pre-preprint servers readily accessible, I'm wondering if it is possible for graduate students to directly publish their work without their advisor. Is this taboo? If a student conducts ...
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Main result in the first figure

I am planning to submit my paper to a journal. But as I circulate my draft paper to my student peer, one of them ask me why I put my main result in the very first figure. I was silent without any ...
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Risky Research And Fear Of Rejection [closed]

I have had panic attacks recently because I have to submit a paper from my research. Although I am passionate and I find it enjoyable, the head of the group has ridiculed me for having risky research....
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Authorship for design and data analysis

I’m a Postdoc. Last year I was given some data from a former postdoc. My PI told me that the data had never been published and. I worked on that project night and day, designed the analysis plan, did ...
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How to physically organize academic papers

I'm looking for an efficient way to organize academic papers on my bookshelf. I'm a CS PhD student and continue to amass a large number of papers that I periodically need to refer to. The PDFs of ...
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Attribution of diagrams made with Creative Commons software

If I want to use diagrams I created using GeoGebra in a dissertation or paper, how do I properly credit/give attribution? The terms of service say: We grant you permission to use the Website ...
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Which is important senior (last) author or first author if I have the choice?

I am currently postdoc and I worked on a project of my idea and worked most of it. I do not know should I choose the first author considering that I did most of the work or senior (last )author as it ...
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Mistake in published paper by others. Clarification needed [duplicate]

There is no work that is free of error and people make mistakes :) But that is not what I am after, I am seeing advise on how to go about asking for clarification. Recently a paper was published in ...
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Do the referees see the profile of authors?

I am a mathematics PhD scholar (particularly in number theory). I have a question in mind. In general, a PhD scholar doesn't have much publications (or no publication) upto a certain stage. Suppose I ...
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Co-authorship in exchange for paying conference fee

My BSc dissertation has recently been accepted for publication in the proceedings of a small conference. My supervisor has co-author credit as his assistance was naturally instrumental. While I'm been ...
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Editor rejected my paper stating that reviewers had refused to review it long after submission; How can I understand what is wrong with my paper?

I am having very frustrated at the turn of events and review process. I had sent a paper to an International Journal. The paper was based on my work and well received by PhD committee of my Institute....
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How to repond to reviewer comment that findings in existing literature contrast my findings?

I recently received comments from the reviewers on my research paper. In my paper I look at the impact of X on Y and find that X negatively affects Y. One reviewer has commented that while my findings ...
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Resubmitted paper is rejected by editor after two months, what should I do?

About one year ago, I submitted a paper to a top journal in my field. After waiting for 4 months, the manuscript is rejected with one positive, one negative, and a neutral (including many revise ...
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Is it normal for a journal submission to show "awaiting assignment" for more than a month?

I submitted a paper more than one month ago. The status of my submission is still "awaiting assignment". May I ask if this is normal? How long have I to wait before formally asking the editor about ...
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Letter to editor type article

Some journals have letter to editor type article. I checked a few papers the day between submission and acceptance is just 2 - 3 days. Does this mean it is easier to publish this type of paper? Also, ...
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What procedures should I follow if my preprint is stolen and published in a journal?

I am surprised by the fact that a journal published an article that I have had in arXiv for a few months. The date of publication is after the date that I posted on arXiv. The submission date in the ...
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Time between first draft of manuscript and submission [closed]

I drafted a manuscript at the end of August. Most coauthors and the corresponding authors have reviewed it. It is almost finished but not submitted yet. It is a bit frustrating. I wanted to ask if it ...
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Are student papers treated differently from main papers in a top conference?

This is referring to a top tier conference like AAAI, CVPR, NIPS. Other than the apparent difference that the lead author is a student, how differently are student papers treated? Will the reviewers ...
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Conference states that "only original material should be submitted", does that mean I shouldn't publish it separately?

A photonics industry (field is physics/electrical engineering) conference has the following submission guideline: Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no ...
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How do I list my affiliation on a publication if I am only an adjunct at a different institution from where I did did the research?

I worked on a research project about a year ago while working as a full-time RA/technician and some colleagues before leaving after my contract ended. We are currently finishing a manuscript for ...
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Is it allowed to publish an extended version of book chapter in as a journal article

In computer science, it is usual practice for researchers to publish the expanded conference paper as a journal article. In most occasions, journals request a 30-40% extended version. However, I am ...
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Postdoc with only 5 publications 3 years after graduation [closed]

I am a polymer chemist doing a postdoc. I would like to pursue my career as a researcher. However, I have only 5 publications (all first author) 3.5 years after my PhD graduation. 2 more should be ...

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