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Can I submit a paper under an alias so as to avoid trouble in my country?

I have done research on a topic that is very sensitive in my original country. I want to submit a paper to a (well-rated) Computer Science conferences, but I do not want to use my real name or ...
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Some people publish great ideas in grad school, others are not

While reading certain papers, I come across great ones, presenting truly new findings, and not re-inventing the wheel or doing minor changes to other works. I seriously find it hard to believe that ...
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Is it allowable to use an organization's name to publish a paper in a conference, even after I graduate from it?

I just graduated from my university, and I have a paper to submit to a conference. I was filling out the information to submit my work to them, but I am not sure what to put as my organization. Since ...
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Why do some academic journals requires a separate “summary” paragraph in addition to an abstract?

At least in the field of biology, some academic journals have added a separate summary paragraph (for example: "Significance Statement" (in Journal of Neuroscience), or "Significance" (in PNAS), or "...
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Reuse of published data in PhD thesis

if it is the same data, but you put it in another style for your PhD thesis and created a new figure - does it still counts like "figure from publication "***" ?
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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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Authorship of extension paper

I had a paper accepted at a conference and want to extend it with some new material based on the comments and submit it to a journal. One of the co-authors was added to the conference paper because ...
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Plagiarism detector for IEEE conferences like crosscheck

IEEE conferences managed thru EDAS system are usually interfaced with Crosscheck service which automatically highlight to reviewers the percentage of detected plagiarism of each paper to be peer-...
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Writing thesis with corrected data after being published

Lack of a systematic strict supervision has lead to inaccuracies in data evaluation. This data was published. While writing thesis I realize that and I don't know what to do. Should I write my "...
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Can i put the submitted paper in the arxiv?

I'm not so familiar about the regulations regarding arxiv and conference papers. Recently i submitted a conference paper and it's under review, but i couldn't put all the supplementary materials (...
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Can I still publish a paper in an IEEE transaction journal after uploading it to the arXiv? [duplicate]

I read often that preprint servers such as arXiv are changing how we publish. However, no one in my area of medical imaging uses them and they are regarded in my lab with suspicion. I currently have ...
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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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Can I use images from my published papers in my thesis without copyright infringment?

I have to fill in copyright form for my PHD thesis submission. I have used some of the images already published in my IEEE/IET journal and conference papers. I signed copyright forms during the ...
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Writing about a paper that won't be published (but got accepted) in my resume

(I believe my question is not a duplicate, I've seen all others related to this.) I'm an undergrad and I need to make a resume to apply for jobs (in industry) including a paper that we submitted to a ...
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How do I get published in Nature or Science?

I'm a fairly new chemical engineering graduate student. I've been doing research for one semester so far (in molecular dynamics) and in the process have learned about journals and "impact factor" (a ...
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What should I do if actually I found a serious flaw in someone's PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis?

Recently, I came across a PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis and found a serious flaw in them that actually makes their conclusions invalid. In the first place, I was unsure if I'...
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What determines the copyright year for a publication?

I wonder what determines the copyright year for a publication. I thought that the copyright year would be the same as the publication year, but seeing in (1) put me in doubt (publication year: 2011; ...
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Is it acceptable to use newspapers and periodicals (e.g., the New York Times, China Daily, etc) in journal articles? [on hold]

Here are some sample sources: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201902/28/WS5c7720fda3106c65c34ebd70.html https://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/15/magazine/china-s-leap-to-american-campuses.html
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How to escalate a complaint about errors produced by a journal from the Nature publishing group when Editor doesn't respond

We have a scientific paper that was published at the beginning of this year in "Scientific Reports", an open-access journal by the Nature publishing group. However, upon publication, as authors we ...
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Can I submit my manuscript to a second journal without receiving withdrawal confirmation from the first journal? [duplicate]

it's a month from the submission of a manuscript of mine in a "World Scientific" journal, but its status is still "Editor Invited". I just sent the editor-in-chief a note to ask about the situation ...
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What does it mean to get this message on EDAS? [on hold]

I submitted two papers to a conference on EDAS. I checked EDAS and I saw a change. They added this sentence at the end of both papers page submission: "You have authored an accepted paper." The ...
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How do some PhD students get 10+ papers? Is that what I need for landing good faculty position?

I've been looking up some PhD students' websites, and there are people who somehow got 10~30+ total papers with 5~10+ first author papers. Many such students are in computer science, but there are a ...
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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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How to protect your authorship when trapped in “collaboration”?

Some time ago, my advisor has put me working together with some group colleagues on a very loosely defined theoretical physics project. From the beginning, I didn't like this too much because I felt ...
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Where to get second opinions on independent research?

Advisor mentorship, department peers, passing extended abstracts around at conferences etc. all come to mind for an affiliated researcher. None of those options except the last one apply to someone ...
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Double blind peer review when paper cites author's GitHub repo for code

I and my coauthor wrote a paper and the project involved creating a (small) software library. Part of the novelty of the paper is the output of the code, which is a digital object not intended for by-...
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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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How to cite a section of a wikipedia article?

I'm kinda new to academia and was wondering how citations are done. In particular, say I wanted to cite the "Inspiration, pure and applied mathematics, and aesthetics" of this article: http://en....
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Can a conference listed as CORE 'A' have an acceptance rate of 60%?

My university follows the conference ranking as per CORE. Specifically, the department (Computer Science) encourages the faculty members and the research students to submit to either CORE 'A' or CORE '...
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What makes a paper publishable? [on hold]

I wonder what makes a paper publishable? Is it because it provides a better solution to an existing problem? Or is it because it identified a new problem that no one has found? Thanks. UPDATE: My ...
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Published manuscript to handbook or manual

I am presently developing a handbook/manual based on our published methods in a not-open access journal. The content of the manual is different (i.e., format and structure) from the published version ...
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Submitting a new paper just after another was accepted by the same journal

In my subfield, there is a highly regarded journal. I just finished a manuscript, which I thought would be suitable and ‘good enough’ for this journal. Coincidentally, another manuscript that I had ...
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Advisor publishing students' work as sole author - ethics and motivation

This is a question about my advisor (supervisor, professor) in a lab, where I am a graduate research assistant, and had done research together with a PhD student, as a part of his dissertation. The ...
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Removing articles from ResearchGate

Over a decade ago, when I was about 11, I fancied myself as budding social scientist and wrote a few "papers" of extremely dubious quality which I uploaded to SSRN. I kept up the interest in ...
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When can scientific publications have a dedication?

Under which circumstances can a scientific publication have a dedication? It is not uncommon for theses (Bachelor, Master, PhD, ...) to have a dedication. Furthermore, some big publications in high ...
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pros and cons of one's own papers covered by media

One published a paper on a journal. The communications team of their school want to publicize that paper in media. Is there any substantial pros and cons for the paper writer?
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Make changes to (my own) already published IEEE paper?

The initial copy of IEEE paper that I had submitted required some changes which the conference convenor requested after reviewing. So I made the changes and submitted again but the convenor ...
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How to validate scientific ideas outside the academia?

Long story short, I have some ideas regarding the field of psychology and I looking into ways to validate them with people with experience. Options I see: Submit a paper and wait feedback from a ...
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Rampant sharing of authorship among colleagues in the name of “collaboration”. Is not taking part in it a death knell for a future in academia?

I am a final year PhD student in chemical engineering. Since the start of my PhD, I was clear on one personal philosophy. I will put my name only on those papers where I have made substantial ...
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Should I highlight one of my old papers in my last 5 years research achievements, if the old paper got printed recently?

It is general that most of the journals now a days publish article in online first and later give the volume and year name when they print it. I have many papers in such case. However, I am confused ...
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Submitting two related manuscripts at the same time to two journals

I have two ideas (manuscripts) that I am working on, both in the field of physics. The first is theoretical, mathy and generalized. It is steered toward computer vision. Probably if finished, would ...
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Will a paper be retracted if a flaw in released software code invalidates its central idea?

Say I have written code that performs a physics calculation. After this, I get a paper published based on the results of the code. In the interest of advancing the progress of science, I upload the ...
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Using an alternative name part of the way through my academic career

For the first 11 years of my career, I worked as an academic in my home country. I moved to the United States two years ago to begin a new faculty position at a flagship state university. During ...
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Acknowledge startup funding in manucript

Has anyone acknowledged their own university for startup funding that was used to conduct the research to be published in an article? If so could you please share the wordings that you used? Thanks!
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How to differentiate which conference to publish to? [closed]

There are many conferences, let's take example cryptography. I assume it makes a difference if you publish at a good conference as compared to a bad conference. The question is then: how do I find ...
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How best to increase the reach of conference proceedings / papers?

I am helping to organise a conference which has been running for a number of years. Conference papers are peer-reviewed by a well-respected review committee and the conference has a good reputation ...
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What happens if your research doesn't get published?

In research work, I'm guessing that the primary product you want to create is some sort of publication. But what happens if you don't get you published? Does that mean the research you did is invalid /...
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Skipping same old introductions

I’m working in the area of adversarial examples against neural networks. A standard research paper generally starts off an introduction with something along the lines of the below, but probably with a ...
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Explaining contribution of book and journal

I'm writing a scientific paper and I want to add the contribution of a book in my paper. Generally, we use to write like that way ''authors in this work present [1].....'' but this is the case when we ...
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How to preempt plagiarism accusations

In 2006, when I was still in grad school, I wrote a paper that went through the usual motions: I discussed it with my advisor, I presented it at a peer-reviewed conference, and then published it as a ...