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About the use of the same lemmas in two different papers

I proved two lemmas that I need both in two different papers. The two papers will be submitted in the same period. Is it justifiable to include the SAME proofs of the two lemmas in the two different ...
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Should I contact the original authors before submission if my paper is heavily built on a series of previous papers (and does not invalid it)?

Here is what I learned from this site: If a researcher learned that somebody found a serious mistake in one of their papers, published a counterexample and a corrected version of the result, and did ...
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When submitting a paper to a journal, what is considered an original figure?

It is often the case that you want to make a similar point compared to what you made in previous papers, but in a different context. But you can't use the same figure that you used in a previous paper ...
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What to do about a dubious competing publication in the same journal I'm submitting to?

Before submitting my predictions paper, I spotted a paper with alternative methods for the same predictions. It appeared two weeks ago online-first in the same journal I'm submitting to. Digging into ...
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Is it possible to ethically use an undergraduate for publishing my research as a PhD student in the following context?

Suppose I am a Ph.D. student in machine learning and have an idea about developing a model that I presume to be more efficient than existing models. Although I have a broad idea of coding to some ...
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Can I use Trebuchet MS font for my manuscript on arvix? [closed]

I'm a high school student. I have a research paper that I want to upload on arvix, but almost all the papers I have seen on arvix are written in "Time New Roman". I understand Scientific ...
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How to submit one paper to many journals, to maximise chance of publishing? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper, and I found several journals (from high to mid impact factor) that publish similar papers. There's always a chance of rejection, so instead of submitting to journals one at a time (...
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I have written one mathematical paper which I want to publish, do I need to give professor co-authorship?

I am an undergrad student studying in the last year of my bachelor’s. I have written one paper in number theory discovering one new elementary method. I want to publish it. For mentorship I went to my ...
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My paper was accepted with minor revisions, but then a rejection e-mail was (apparently) sent to my late co-author. How to proceed?

In December 2020, my article was accepted in peer review, only minor corrections. I sent it back correctly and they confirmed they received the article. I was the author. My co-author unfortunately ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If I publish a pre-print, will it make trouble to submit in a journal? [duplicate]

A certain journal says very explicitly in their submission guideline that - "This manuscript has not been published/submitted for publication elsewhere including in local languages or ...
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Help finding a research paper published 70 years ago, not able to find it anywhere [duplicate]

Title : Ein zahlentheoretische-logarithmischer Rechenstab Author : Ivan Paasche It's written in German and was published in "MNU. Der Mathematische und Naturwissenschaftliche Unterricht" 6, ...
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Should I contact journal editor?

I submitted an article to a journal last year in July. It took some months for it to be processed and peer reviewer to be assigned. I received the first decision in March (major revisions). The ...
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Is there a way to automatically categorise a list of journals into disciplines?

I have a list of references from a systematic review and I would like to produce some summary statistics of roughly how many come from various different disciplines. Is there a way of doing this rough ...
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Where to find papers when Google Scholar and libraries fail? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the following paper: R.M. Wilson, “Decomposition of a complete graph into subgraphs isomorphic to a given graph.“ Congressus Numerantium XV (1975), 647-659. MR0396347 (53:214) Also ...
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My paper got accepted at all three journals I sent it to. How can I publish it at only one of them without being unethical?

I have submitted my review paper for publication to more than two journals. I was unaware of the consequences. The paper got accepted at al three journals. They asked for payment and copyright etc. I ...
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Submitted paper to journal, one referee report OK, other terrible and IMHO ignorant, wrong. How do I proceed?

One referee report is awful. Comments are basically two types: Please re-invent the wheel and write a primer to the whole field. Must supply more basic background to the field (analogy: paper is ...
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