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Questions related to academic publications including online and traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings.

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Where Should I Publish My Artificial Intelligence Paper?

I've been working on an AI project in the past two years. And I found some interesting things that I think might be useful for humanity and can enrich the current status of AI. So, I wrote a paper, ...
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Getting a Major Math Result Published and Noticed by Professional Mathematicians [duplicate]

The Collatz Conjecture is an 80 year-old open Math problem. Recently, I made a remarkable discovery of the long sought visual pattern in the conjecture. This never-before-seen visual pattern led me to ...
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Difference of difficulties between fields of research

Is it true that research (Ph.D...) in some fields requires more work and are harder than others ? For example to publish an article in computer science is it more difficult than to do in ...
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Funding is from TA - What to put for funding acknowledgment

Most journals require you to state your funding sources. I am a current phd candidate, submitting a paper as sole author, and my funding currently comes from a teaching assistantship, which is paid ...
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What does it mean if a paper is “with editor” for a while with no updates? [duplicate]

Is it normal for a submitted paper to be at "with editor" for over two weeks, with no changes to the status date? In my experience, a paper is either rejected outright or passed on for ...
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Has anyone else seen a message about processing slowness on the Elsevier editorial manager? [closed]

Seeing this message on the top of the editorial manager page. Does this mean the journal is overwhelmed with articles or does it simply mean the system is slow when loading pages? Not sure how to ...
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Why is doctoral thesis plagiarism sometimes forgiven by academia? [closed]

I was recently looking at the rates of PhD revocations of people who were found to have plagiarized large portions of their PhD theses by Vroniplag, and it isn't that high. Most people that were found ...
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How to respond to a reviewer request for “pictures of a real experiment” when my paper doesn't have experiments?

One of my reviewers put a comment to my paper as "Show pictures of a real experimental test.". However, my paper describes a machine learning technique in electrical engineering. I don't ...
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Dispute about drafting a paper

Few years ago I completed a human trial (set up, data collection and analysis). My colleague and I drafted the paper however my line manager never provided any comments. Although I had to move on to ...
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Is it acceptable to ask a university professor to add his/her name to a paper?

Is it acceptable/normal to ask a professor to add his/her name to a paper to increase the opportunity to publish the article in high-impact journals?
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Chances of publishing paper(s) in last year of PhD

We have a recent rule in our institution that at least two papers need to be published in SCI journals for being awarded a doctorate degree. Students were well aware about the rule since the first ...
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My paper has been sitting with the editor without peer review, and the journal is not responding. What should I do?

I'm about to graduate college and this is my first time submitting a manuscript and I need some guidance because my PI has been busy with his grant. I submitted my manuscript to Behavioral sleep ...
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Can you resubmit a rejected manuscript to the same journal if you have made many changes to improve the manuscript?

Last year one of my papers was rejected. The editor provided the comments of referees so I have continued to work on this paper following their suggestion. I have done a great deal of work and I think ...
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Is there an increase in papers authored by undergraduates?

I am an undergraduate student in STEM. I have noticed that several of my peers (also in STEM) have published in journals or conferences (multiple times). I have also seen that in online forums for ...
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How should I interpret a book editor not responding to me after accepting my chapter proposal?

I had a detailed chapter proposal accepted about five weeks ago for a collection of critical essays in my field, edited by a retired professor who has been prolific in publishing while retired. In the ...
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Best practices in sharing qualitative data such as interview transcripts alongside a paper publication?

In the past I have shared quantitative datasets by uploading them to data repositories (like Zenodo) as CSV-files or similar formats. But I lack experience with regards to qualitative data such as ...
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Fellow student doesn't share progress in joint paper for coursework - how should I react?

I'm currently enrolled in a course (Masters-level) where we are supposed to write a paper together with another fellow student. The paper will not be published publicly. It has been difficult since ...
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Is it common for a published paper to have some small mistakes? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper for publication several days ago. This was a resubmission after I had responded to the critique from the reviewers for my first draft. However, while I was looking at my data again,...
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Conference first or paper first?

I am currently figuring out what would be better to do: would it be better to select one or multiple conferences first and then write for these conferences (if their topics match your topic(s) of ...
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Alternatives to IMRaD for journal papers

IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) seems to be the standard structure of scholarly journal papers. Are there also alternative standardized paper formats that are known to obtain ...
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Research article inspired by a question on MSE?

This question has been migrated from the MSE. I am writing a short research article that was inspired by a question posted on the Mathematics Stack Exchange. Is mentioning this in the article viewed ...
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Where to put the interpretative mathematical derivations in my research paper?

In my research, I've got some new data and there should be some mathematical derivations to interpret the results of previous work. Is it appropriate to put this part of content in the Discussion ...
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How to point out a typo in an equation in an article?

In an article (from 2015) I came across a wrong equation with a sign error in one term. In the publicly available code, the correct sign is used, so the results of this particular paper are correct. ...
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Sending a paper to upcoming computer science confrences [closed]

I'm new to writing papers. My supervisor advised me two conferences x and y are upcoming and mentioned some dates. I googled their name, but I failed to find their website or if I found it, I did not ...
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(Why) Is post publication peer review (not) taking off?

I know, this is a bit of a broad question. But looking at the developments and having experienced a reasonable amount of pain with established publishers and their either complex, slow, or restrictive ...
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“Awaiting Reviewer Invitation” after “Acceptance with Minor Revision”

I have submitted an article (media and communication studies) to a ScholarOne journal. The paper was accepted with minor revision (two reviewers both recommended 'minor revision'). I revised the paper ...
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Is it better to submit a new research grant proposal or an extension of previous work? [closed]

When submitting a research proposal for a funding agency, I heard two different pieces of advice from principal investigators that have won several awards. The first suggestion is to submit a proposal ...
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Is including references of journals with low or no reputation considered bad practice?

I am working towards my PhD in a quite specialized area of engineering, at the overlap of two technologies. Because of this, there are not as many publications available in my field compared to other ...
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My peers are publishing high impact papers and getting awards or offers while I am struggling to write a decent paper. What should I do differently?

I am a 3rd year PhD student in Canada. My research area is different than my labmates. However, they are publishing high impact papers at high rate (2 per year), while I am struggling to get my ...
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Why there is no enforcing body in validating contributions?

In undergraduate or graduate courses, marks and remaining measures are awarded or attributed solely based on the work done by a student. Even in team works, marks can be varied by checking the ...
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What does the publisher mean by “Manuscripts […] are not returned to the authors”?

I submitted a paper to the journal Mathematica on January this year, but I haven’t heard anything from them so far. I tried to write to the editorial office a few days ago, but did not receive any ...
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PhD students publish without supervisors – how does it work?

In my field (experimental physics) the supervision of PhD students works roughly like that: freshmen come to the lab, they are given tasks, then they do experiments, discuss the results with their ...
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Can I publish if I develop a tool, but it solve non important problem only? (Mathematics)

My research is in mathematics. I have developed an interesting quantity X. Combined with other quantity Y, I can solve a certain problem. However, I don't know if the problem itself is important or ...
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how to decide on first coauthorship for a paper

I know this topic is kind of depending on which school each researcher is from, so i would like to gain more information regarding the topic. I am a phd researcher and I have a specific task to do, a ...
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On the definition of Guinea pigs

When I watched a YouTube video endorsed by a researcher from Microsoft Research, Cambridge, he often said the word "guinea pigs." The video title is something like "How to write a ...
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what is the submition period of Information Resources Management Journal like? [duplicate]

I submitted to a EI journal naming "Information Resources Management Journal","Assess and Approve Editorial Review Board Evaluations" has been overdue. What does that mean? Have ...
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What is meant by a “permanent working paper”?

I just came across an Oxford University Associate Professor's personal webpage. After the sections of "publications" and "working papers", he also happened to have a section (with ...
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In academic papers, is it always necessary to show the full mathematical description of well-accepted norms?

For example, let's say you use a well-excepted data normalization method like z-normalization. To avoid clutter and help the flow of the paper, can you simply cite a source for z-normalization and ...
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Not listed as author despite doing statistical work

I work in a medical field and recently contributed statistical analysis for a paper and was not listed as a co-author despite being told I would be. I spent a few weeks fielding questions about this ...
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Previous publication of my supervisor and a post-doc is a lie

I am in a bit of a situation. Basically, the research on which I was basing my PhD was carried out by a former post-doc in our group. After one year and a half not being able to replicate his results, ...
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How would you write an ethics approval for a study conducted on human data, when the dataset is publicly available?

The dataset was not collected by the authors, but the study was conducted on a publicly available dataset. The source of the data is cited, but the source does not have an ethics statement itself. The ...
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Does arXiv prevent your work from getting scooped, or the opposite? [duplicate]

On the one hand, it seems like a preprint can discourage dishonest reviewers or editors (who get to see new work before anyone else) from running off with ideas since you have proof of originality ...
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Finding authors who published in a certain journal

I was told by faculty in my field that top journals A and B sort of have an arch-rivalry in the sense that people either choose to publish in A and not B, or the other way around, due to some huge ...
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In academic papers, is it really a bad thing to not report the relatively not good results?

I am going to submit a computer science paper to a conference. So the thing is fairly simple. On some datasets with 1:1 ratio, our model achieves really good performance. On datasets with 1:5 or 1:10 ...
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Small system improvement with many limitations; where to submit if at all? [closed]

I work in computer science (system-related). We created a compiler using a novel auto parallelization technique, which can automatically speed up some recursive algorithms. However, our system has a ...
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journals that publish urgent topics [closed]

Is there any journal that publish on urgent matters? For instance, papers on epidemiological issues on animals. I am aware of the existence of journals on the topic, however, the normal course of ...
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Submission of survey paper and graduation thesis almost in same time

Location: South Korea. I am writing a survey paper and PhD graduation thesis and will submit them in 2020 July and 2020 June respectively. I am going to use Section II of my survey paper in my ...
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How do I demonstrate that I read and understood a professor's paper to the professor?

This is a question that has been in my mind for a long time. Now I am a M.Sc. first year student in mathematics and planning to apply for graduate school next year in Europe. But for applying to ...
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Term for a meta-analysis without a literature review

I'm in the midst of revising a manuscript that compares the results of a sequence of experiments. These experiments, most of whose results have already been published elsewhere, have some components ...
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Researchgate (RG) Score

While using Researchgate platform for a while, I could not understand how the change of the RG score is carried out. For example, after my first paper RG=1. Afterwards, it became 0.99. Then, after the ...

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