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What is the motivation to start a new journal in a crowded field?

I've recently noticed a trend of big names in my sub-field starting new journals whose scopes substantially or fully overlap with pre-existing journals, and the motivation is not very obvious to me. ...
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What are the NCS journals?

I have seen people mentioning special group of journal, namely NCS journals, but what does it stand for? When people say that "faculty has to publish in NCS to get a shot at tenure", what does it mean?...
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Can I upload a Book to Arxiv which I have already Published?

A few years ago I published a book on mathematics and physics. This book received positive feedback from people who read it, but was never widely read and has not sold that many copies. At this ...
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Is a good PhD student/researcher expected to spend some part of thier day/week regularly reading new research papers/pre-prints?

Or alternatively do good PhD students/researchers spend some part of thier day, regularly, reading new research papers/pre-prints? Please give some reasoning of why and why not, if possible. ...
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Writing Systematic Literature Review on the same topic

I was planning to write and also started writing a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on a specific topic. Unfortunately, while writing, I found out that an SLR on the exact same topic has been ...
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Is it possible to submit to Nature Toolbox?

Recently, I found this list of journals that accept articles describing open-source software. In the list, Nature Toolbox is mentioned. I looked it up and found that it is a category within Nature, ...
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Is it bad practice to cite MSc dissertations?

While searching for references on a certain class of problems I came across a well-written master's dissertation. It did not contain much in terms of new results, but it did a good job of explaining ...
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Should I withdraw a submission?

I worked on a paper in computer science (CS) from half a year approximately, so I decided to send it to the JUCS journal. They kindly informed me that they were not able to find enough reviewers for ...
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Response to referee after rejection

I recently had a paper rejected: both referees pointed to a unique issue with our work. One referee's criticism was fair, hence I feel the rejection decision was fair. The other referee however, ...
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Publishing a second paper which is an extension of the first paper- same methodology, problem formulation and literature review

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal and it is currently under review. I have also written a second manuscript which is essentially an extension of the first manuscript. The first manuscript ...
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Are translation journals still a thing?

In the second half of the 20th century there were a large number of English-language journals published in the West that carried only translations by Western academics of Russian-language articles. ...
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Can I still publish a paper in a journal after it has already been assigned a DOI through Zenodo or ResearchGate?

Zenodo and ResearchGate can assign a DOI to an article. After publishing an article on Zenodo or ResearchGate with a DOI, if the article is good, will the article still be accepted for publication by ...
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My accepted paper now appears as “under review” - could it still be rejected? [duplicate]

I have a paper that was accepted at a conference and in publication of conference special issues of a journal. The acceptance email stated that we will be contacted by the journal editorial office for ...
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Can I submit an extended version of a conference paper or a journal, if a better algorithm exists?

We published a paper in a theoretical CS conference last year, and were hoping to submit it to a journal when we found out that our result was improved in a followup work. While it's clear that there ...
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Why is my paper “under review” if it contains no results?

I've recently submitted a paper for review for a reputed math journal. The main paper is just 2 pages (everything else being in appendix), where I setup a new problem, and the central result I had ...
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First author doesn't want a co-author to read the whole paper

First author is a PhD student, as am I. All of the other co-authors are our supervisors. The first author doesn't want me to read the paper, because we are both PhD students and I might plagiarize (?!)...
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How to “become familiar with the literature”, inter alia to find appropriate method to publish independent research?

This is a more basic question than, and not a duplicate of, this question. That question was answered, basically, with "become familiar with the literature in that field" and read that literature. So ...
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Received comments from reviewers with major revision. Is it worth pursuing? [closed]

I recently received the reviewer comments for the work submitted to a decent journal. In the comments, the reviewers advised me to revise the manuscript. The editor noted that "If you are prepared to ...
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Highlights in springer journal

I have submitted a paper in springer journal which stated in the instructions for author to provide highlights in supplementary material. I forgot to provide at the time of submission and 3 days have ...
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Major fallacy in accepted manuscript

I have submitted a manuscript around two months ago. The reviewers gave me generally good comments, and the editor suggested "minor revision". Problem is, I think the main part of my manuscript have ...
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Ethics of “saving a publication for later” through anonymous submission? [closed]

This is more of a thought experiment than a problem. I just want to know how ethical is it. Suppose a student discovered a very cool theorem/result that would yield a very good academic paper in a ...
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Outcome of LaTeX template differs from published papers – should I worry about this?

I am in the process of submitting my first paper to a journal for publication and I would like the style to be flawless. I have used the AEA LaTeX template to prepare my manuscript, but I notice some ...
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How many publications to list as “selected”?

I'm applying for CS tenure track positions this year, and was advised to add a "Selected Publications" part to my CV (out of 20+ conference and journal papers). How long should this section be? Can I ...
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How is the corresponding author on a (math) paper typically chosen?

I am preparing a joint paper with my mentor. I am a math postdoc. How is the corresponding author generally chosen? What are the benefits of being the corresponding author? Is it better for a post-doc'...
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Is it reasonable to ask candidates to create a profile on Google Scholar?

I was in the evaluation committee for the adjunct lecturers this year, and it was a complete nightmare. There were over thirty candidates and many of them didn't have an account on Google Scholar, ...
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How/Whether to correct a wrong paper published in a prestigious journal

There are several publications which I was advised to read by my supervisor, and work on during my master thesis. At some point I tried re-deriving the presented statements formally, and found that ...
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Is it appropriate to acknowledge Satoshi Nakamoto in a paper devoted to blockchain?

My question is highly relevant to this one: is-it-appropriate-to-acknowledge-stackexchange-in-my-msc-thesis; however, in my case, Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonymous person (or persons) who developed ...
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Paper unknowingly describing technical bias as if it was a biological phenomenon of interest

Let’s take a very hypothetical situation. Suppose that a scientific journal (let’s use Scientific Reports for the sake of the example) recently published a paper that seems to be completely off track. ...
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Is it a red flag if the justification for my research (why it is likely to matter) is popularly sourced?

I want to write a paper on a certain specific topic (it's not terribly important what it is, this is intended to be a generic question). I can find sufficient peer-reviewed sources to provide a ...
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Is it possible to download nature as a magazine?

So , as i just want to skim over the latest articles in nature photonics , i was wondering if there is anyway to download all of the current issue as a single file , just as when one downloads ...
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Does journal access significantly influence choice in which journal to publish in? [closed]

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier this year following disputes on higher costs and reduced rights to a number of journals. My lab has published numerous papers in ...
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Does building a Python library fall in the category of research?

If a Python library is built can it be turned into a research paper? Will it be accepted?
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Should I withdraw my paper because the editor is delaying the report?

I am clearly disheartened by the editor's behaviour: I sent a manuscript for peer review nearly three months back to an Elsevier journal with impact factor 0.625 in mathematics. I inquired about the ...
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revised manuscript [duplicate]

I have got major revision from biosensor and bioelectronics and the deadline was 1 month. I finished revision within 10 days and submitted the revised paper. now for one week it is with editor. when ...
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To include part of a published paper in a dissertation?

Context It's becoming common in the natural sciences for grad students to include papers they have previously published as part of their dissertation as a "sandwich thesis" or "stapled thesis". Some ...
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Math Paper and Grad School Application

I am applying for pure Math Ph.D programs this year. I did some independent research in centralizer of matrices, and I developed an algorithm to generate the explicit k-basis for the space of ...
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Can I use a method I developed or a data collected with a group in my project with another group?

I have developed a method/measure in a project supervised by my PhD advisor, and (a rather limited version of) this method appeared very useful in a project I'm working on in collaboration with a ...
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Published paper without advisor's name while receiving stipend from her grant

I know people have asked similar questions before but I feel my situation is somewhat different. I met a graduate student at a conference and we realized that we had a very similar research idea and ...
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Is it appropriate to “shop” through high-impact journals before sending the paper to more specialized journals?

I have recently finished writing my first paper for my PhD study. I believe I have made some discoveries, but by comparing my manuscript to previous work, I think the advance is not very big and the ...
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What % of publications should be in top quartile journals?

I've searched the forums but can't find anything specific to this question so I hope someone can help. Recently I've been told that I need to better strategise my publishing as I'm not publishing in ...
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Citation problems, in supporting general information, what kind of paper should I cite?

A country implements the most stringent environmental regulations in a region. For a general statement/common knowledge like this, I cited a peer-reviewed journal paper, which has a similar claim ...
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Is there a search engine to show citing articles' extracts

Sometimes we need to see what other researchers say about a specific article. Usually, I check citing articles manually then search for my specific articles in their references. Is there a search ...
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I want to remove an article in IEEE, accepted but not published yet

Now I am facing a very serious problem that I have to remove an article which is accepted by IEEE but will be published till the end of 2019. Due to some conflicts of interests(we finished this ...
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Should I be an author on another PhD student's paper if I went to their meetings and gave advice?

My PhD supervisor (in the field of artificial intelligence) invited me to several meetings with another PhD student. Since I have more knowledge than my supervisor in some topics, I made many ...
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Is there a way to search for papers such that the data used are also published on google scholar?

I am trying to search for papers such that the data used in that paper are also published. This is because sometimes I really enjoy replicating a paper and it is somehow hard to ask the author to give ...
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Separating your publications into journals vs. conference/workshop [closed]

It seems typical in some fields (e.g. engineering) for researchers to classify their publications on their websites and CVs into two groups: journal vs. conference/workshop. This appears to be because ...
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Abstract appeared in the abstract book of a conference but the paper is not published, can I publish it elsewhere?

I intended to participate in a conference, I sent my abstract and it was accepted. For some reasons, I didn't go to that conference and I didn't send my final conference paper. However, my abstract (...
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Disseminating math results in an interdisciplinary journal

I'm a mathematician with physics background. We recently obtained some results that, in my opinion, has interesting physics interpretations and thus deserve an interdisciplinary attention. We ...
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What to do when you have more things to say in a published paper?

I have published a paper covering a topic, now I see that there is a lot more to say about the published work, mainly in the theoretical framework and in the results/conclusion sections. However, I ...
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A famous scholar sent me an unpublished draft of hers. Then she died. I think her work should be published. What should I do?

A famous scholar sent me an unpublished draft of hers. It was to convince me that a certain philosophical position is wrong (the paper debunks that position). Then she died. I think her work should be ...