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Is it common to not have comments when reviewing a revision of a paper?

After reviewing a journal paper, I typically receive the revision of the paper to review. This is expected, but most often, my comments are addressed by the authors, and I have no further comments. I ...
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Conference paper submission through IEEE cps [closed]

I got the mail for conference paper submission through ieee cps but the link provided is shown error 404. How can I submit the paper ??
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Is it a good idea to turn my PhD thesis' introduction into a survey paper?

The goal of my PhD was to design a particular device. Such a ldesign requires many considerations, because the structure has many "moving parts" and available upgrades. The topic has been ...
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How to differentiate between the author and a language editor?

I will translate a LaTeX document from English to Greek. How should I write who is the author and who does the language editing? This is my first time doing a translation and publishing it in a ...
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Is it okay to send the same article to be reviewed by two different journals at the same time? [duplicate]

Is it okay to send the same article to be reviewed by two different journals at the same time? Or this is considered to be dishonesty? If so what are the consequences?
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Can results of conference paper be improved or modified when submitted to special issue of journal

I've been received from email about "Call for Papers to a special issue of: XXX conference" for some journal. I'd attended and presented paper in XXX conference about two months ago. In that ...
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Cite a Google Scholar Book in Research Paper [closed]

I'm writing a research paper and I found that a book on google scholar that I want to cite. Can I do that? I can add the the google scholar link to my citation.
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Does a Dissertation need to be one big cohesive story?

I'm late into my 5th year of study. The first project I worked under as a graduate student lasted 2 years and I published 1 paper and presented at a handful of conferences. The advisor for this ...
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Will publishing two papers in a short succession on the same topic raise eyebrows?

I work in Theoretical CS for context. There is this problem A I've been working on for the past year and wrote and submitted a paper X 3 months ago on a new bound we proved for A. I just recently (...
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Industry job right after PhD: will it affect my chances for a postdoc in the future?

I just graduated with my Ph.D. in Physics from a highly reputed (although not top 10) university in the U.S. My dissertation research was in optics and photonics. I am currently looking for jobs and ...
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How does someone produce journal papers while working on a PhD thesis?

A Ph.D. researcher has a research topic to work on for 3-5 years. He is supposed to produce a dissertation by completing research on his Ph.D. research topic. However, he also produces individual ...
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Recommended ways to arrange celebrations in the lab when getting papers/grants accepted

Whenever we get a grant funded or papers accepted, I congratulate lab members who worked on the project, yet I normally do not organize dinner or parties. I respect the decision of others to celebrate ...
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Is it necessary to provide contact information for tens of co-authors when submitting a paper from a large collaboration?

I am submitting an introductory paper of a large project to an Elsevier journal. All the main contributors to the different working packages are co-authoring the paper. They are more than fifty. The ...
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Revised manuscript sent to a new referee after editor hearing back from one referee: What's the possible reason?

Early this year, we submitted a manuscript to a journal and heard the revision suggestions back very quickly from two referees. Both the two referees suggest some revision while remaining generally ...
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How to tell reviewers that I can't update my results

I spent a lot of time during my post-doc doing a big-data analysis using cloud credits paid for by a grant. I got the research conducted, written up, and submitted to a journal. The modeling I did ...
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Resolved: changing name on online abstract after legal name change

I am an undergraduate at a US university. I have a first author publication that I worked really hard for: both data collection and creation and the actual paper itself. However, as I am an immigrant, ...
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Faculty member whose research is the same as their PhD thesis

In mathematics, suppose we have a PhD who worked on a very spefic topic X during their PhD thesis. When they become a postdoc, they'll likely work on the same thing or related subjects. However, let's ...
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Former advisor/coauthor not answering emails

I am a PhD student and my masters advisor is not replying to my emails. Why is he not replying? When I was in the masters program he and I published a paper on a big journal. I am the first author. ...
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Technical questions about submitting a revised manuscript

I have recently submitted my first (math) manuscript to a Springer's journal, and received an answer that major revisions are needed, together with two reviewer reports. I revised my manuscript ...
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manuscript submission related query [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. Its status changed directly to "Decision in progress" from "with the editor' and has remained in that status for 5 days now. What can be the ...
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Manuscript rejected for no reason after revision. Elsevier

After submitting to one of the journals in Elsevier recently, we got a response as following: I think the manuscript can be improved and should be resubmitted, but the changes will probably take too ...
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Shall I ask for coauthorship?

I and my advisor (both theorists) used to have a nice collaboration with experimentalist A on paper X a few years ago. A and I were the co-first authors. A few months ago A came to us again on a ...
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Noam Chomsky's first article (written at age 10)

There are numerous online references (for example here, here and here) to Noam Chomsky's first article, which was written at age 10 (in 1939) and was about the spread of Fascism following the fall of ...
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My undergraduate research was published but I do not know what my authorship level is. How do I find out?

I recently published my undergrad research in Information Theory at this conference called IEEE ISIT 2022. I looked up the published paper, and my name is at the first and then the other authors' ...
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Routine for effectively proofreading accepted paper

When I am fortunate enough to have a paper get accepted for publication, I often dread the final round of proofreading before I submit the LaTeX source files. Often, I read the paper start to finish ...
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Is it possible to publish bad data from an accidently failed experiment?

We performed a very complicated measurement in the high-energy physics field and now as a PhD, I am doing the data analysis. The setup has two detectors, one of which broke. Therefore, we only have ...
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As a Computer Engineering / Computer science major, i am quite anxious and embarrassed of my mathematical aptitude

Respected Academics, i hope you can help shed some light and hopefully provide some guidance. To start off, i want to clarify that i love computers since a very early age. I used to game from a very ...
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How to understand this schedule of a special issue?

I need to publish a paper before the end of this year and found an announcement with these details: Submission deadline: 14 July 2022 Final manuscript due: 1 November 2022 Tentative publication date: ...
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How to admit that the cited source is lost? [duplicate]

I am trying to replicate a certain paper, which derived an important formula based on five other papers. In order to do a correct replication with insight into sources of error, I need to gather all ...
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Should I place an accepted but not yet published/presented paper in my CV? [duplicate]

I was notified that my paper has been accepted for publication and presentation on November. As I'm currently applying for a Master's degree, I believe that this will increase my chances of getting ...
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What should I do when someone publishes a paper based on results I already posted on the internet?

I posted new theorems and proofs on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Weeks later, someone else submitted the same results to a Springer journal and the paper was accepted. How can a publisher like Springer ...
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Why is it that sometimes in bibliography, DOI information is added?

When I'm casually browsing through bibliography section of preprints, sometimes I find that an author will also include the DOI information in the citation. For example, I just picked a random Arxiv ...
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How much do for-profit companies pay for journal subscriptions?

We have these figures for universities: Reference for annual journal subscription costs paid per university? Do we have similar figures for companies (in theory, the ultimate end user)? For example, ...
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How to refer to unpublished work done by one author in a collaborative paper?

A group of 5 colleagues and I are working on a collaborative education paper. We are compiling our various unique efforts and describing them within the context of a larger theme in this paper. How ...
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Determining Specific Contribution of an author in a Research Paper

If a paper is written by multiple authors, say in mathematics, where it is clear who did what, is there a way to find the specific contribution of an author? For example, say a person name Paul Erdős ...
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About gift-authors? [duplicate]

In several institutions, especially in India, a researcher is required to co-author with their supervisors in their papers. In my case, the supervisors have not been contributing anything to the ...
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Which journals accept articles already out as preprints?

I want to send our preprint, that we put online around three months ago, to a journal. How can I know which journals accept articles previously put online as a preprint? Many of them do not mention ...
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Passing meta-info to future anonymous reviewers of my paper

I have meta-info (about a paper I'm submitting) that could help reviewers but can't go into the paper itself. For example, it may preempt questions like Why didn't you address the cutting-edge topic X?...
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Is threshold number of SCI papers a common recruitment criteria in the US?

There are six types of higher educational institutions in the US according to this source Doctoral Universities (R1, R2, D/PU) Master's Colleges and Universities (M1, M2, M3) Baccalaureate Colleges (...
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Is there a direct relationship between response time from journal and the quality of the paper?

I have submitted a journal paper in a reputed journal. It says on their website that the normal response time is 12 weeks. I have seen in other websites that the response time from this particular ...
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How to find the published version of a preprint

When reading through a preprint article (which are often the most accessible versions of articles), I for various reasons want to determine whether there has been an officially published version of ...
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Is it OK to contact the author of the paper for code review?

I want to make sure that my code is OK and fully compliant with the original paper algorithm, is it OK to contact the professor that created the algorithm for reviewing my code? Thanks
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Can I put a rejected paper(manuscript) on my CV?

I am a master student and I haven't published any paper yet. I have a manuscript of research but it recently got rejected. I wonder if I can put this in my CV (I might apply for a PhD) since it's ...
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Should I avoid sending a thank-you note to the editor, after a paper is accepted?

Many journals use EditFlow to handle submissions, referee reports, etc. The standard acceptance email you get from EditFlow, upon acceptance of an article, is sent to you, and cc'd to the editor ...
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Poster Presentation with One or Two Affiliations

I am preparing a poster presentation for a scientific conference. When I published my work, I was affiliated with institution X. After my publication, I moved to institution Y. Now, I want to put my ...
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I am a research student working on a book, should I be included as coauthor?

I realise similar questions have been asked previously, but I believe the circumstances here differ in some respects. My former boss and I worked as practitioners in a particular field for several ...
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How to deal with an inadequate paper reviewer

We have submitted a paper to a peer-reviewed journal. The paper was accepted subject to revision. Reviewer A gave superficial, general comments without any specifics. Reviewer B was slightly more ...
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Can I use tables to contain my figures in word, while submitting it as a manuscript?

Because it is difficult to make a figure description stick to the figure in word (slightest motion of figure within the document messes-up a lot of text, especially near the figure) I decided to ...
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Can an editor reject a paper (without review) because it does not cite papers from the journal it has been submitted to?

I have recently submitted some work we did with one of our PhD students to one of ASME's Journals and the editor rejected the paper on the spot (without sending it for review) because the submitted ...
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What are parameters I can use to compare two researchers' work in Pure Mathematics?

I am a 2nd year master's students in Pure Mathematics. I am interested in knowing how should I compare the research of 2 pure mathematicians working in same field, say topology. I want to work with ...
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