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

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Will it damage our grant application if we include an additional applicant with no publications?

My colleagues and I are currently writing a grant application to the German Research Foundation. My colleagues have published many papers before. I have not published anything yet. Ideally, we would ...
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Splitting a paper into two papers?

Before I decide to post this question I did google it, and there are at least two similar questions on Academia with very good and informative suggestions. Since the situation and my concerns are ...
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Combining two conceptually overlapping manuscripts for publication

Got a manuscript accepted and then pulled because of a similar manuscript submitted by another group to the same journal. Per the request of the editor, two groups combined the manuscripts. Now the ...
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Is it okay to copy somebody else's words and sentences?

So I am writing my master's thesis, and am reading a lot of papers. I usually do a lot of 'backtracking' (meaning, read one paper, then look at who they cited and go read those papers). Doing this, I ...
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Will submitting to viXra before being accepted by arXiv cause me to be blacklisted by arXiv?

I'm in a position where I will have fairly inconsequential work to publish soon. I'm working in the blockchain space, where it is common for whitepapers to be posted on individual websites or github. ...
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Is it (un)ethical to use your students' research idea without giving them coauthorship (only acknowledgement)?

A tad similar to this question here but also quite different, so here's the current debacle: In one of my classes I taught, the final project entails students getting in groups and having to run a ...
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Have there been attempts to get around “DeWitt clause”-like license restrictions?

(This is a complementary question to: Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents publication of named DBMS benchmarks, ever been successfully defended in court?) Several commercial database vendors ...
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My former PhD supervisor has published conclusions from my thesis without citing my thesis. Is this ok?

My former PhD supervisor has just published a paper on a scientific subject investigated by me in my thesis. The subject (or question posed), was an idea that I came up solely during my PhD and which ...
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OA funding source for an independent researcher in industry

Since I finished graduate school (statistics), I have been pursuing research. This is on my own time, separate from my work in industry, and while my company does not interfere with my work, they give ...
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How are Best Student Paper awards evaluated at engineering conferences?

Do Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards follow the same evaluation criteria at engineering conferences? If not, how do they differ besides the requirement for Best Student Paper to be authored by ...
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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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Example of joint submission to PRL, PRA

We are thinking about a joint submission to Physical Review Letters, and PRA per these guidelines. I'm however not entirely sure how the two submissions should be exactly related, e.g. how much ...
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Tips on finding research groups that focus on credit scoring based on alternative data

Despite conducting a thorough Google search implementing all the tips provided in answers to this question, I still haven't managed to find a single active research group (at a university, or a public ...
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How to change a style guide

I'm an engineering graduate student whose high school English teachers drilled to use active voice. Now that I'm reading and writing technical papers, I can't stand the often ambiguous and verbose ...
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Does the NSF commonly ask for removing acknowledgments?

How frequent is the following scenario? A researcher on an NSF grant posts or publishes a paper which is thematically unrelated to the NSF grant, but acknowledges the grant for financial support. ...
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What are the benefits of editing a special issue?

My understanding is that editing a special issue helps encouraging research in a particular area, and gives the special issue editor a higher reputation in the field. But what makes this better than ...
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Submitting to Journals - impact factor versus subject specialism

I am coming to the end of my PhD in which I have been working under an NDA and not yet published anything directly from the thesis itself. Pretty soon we will be able to publish the work, and I am ...
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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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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

The scenario: in an article, found a point/claim/fact that would fit/support perfectly a broader point I'm trying to construct (@Related works section) The dilemma: Whom to cite? a) only the ...
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How do I know what I burn for? About to get a PhD, but lost my drive

I am a few months away from completing my PhD (nanotech/chemistry), I'm "just" writing my thesis. But I somehow feel like I have lost my motivation and I am confused about my future. I began the PhD ...
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How Reproducible should Data and Analysis Methodology Be?

My question might be a stretch given my lack of formal experience with writing and publishing research papers. But one thing I've noticed in my line of work and reading published papers is that the ...
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Can pre-print be published as “working paper” after the peer reviewed and revised manuscript has been accepted for publication by the journal?

A colleague wishes to publish a pre-print as a "working paper" after the revised manuscript has gone through the peer review process and accepted for publication. The rationale is that firstly, ...
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Will the publications on Open Acess journal (like Hindawi) harm the PhD application to economics or finance departments in USA (or MPhil in UK)?

How will the departments view the PhD, PostDoc, and AP applicants with SJR tier Q3(4) publications and/or publications on open access journals? Personally I believe that at the specialization level ...
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Is it in poor form to write a paper on the same two texts that someone has already written about in a published article?

I have a proposal for a comparative literature paper that I hope to publish and/or include in some form in my dissertation. I’m discussing a wide variety of texts in my article, but the primary focus ...
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If I withdraw my published paper from an SCI journal (Elsevier publisher) due to some conflicting issues; will it appear online after the withdrawal?

My paper is appeared online 6 months ago, but due to some confidentiality of the data used in that paper, the company asked us to withdraw the paper. Their opinion is that, the authors didn't ask the ...
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Does suggesting potential reviewers for one's submitted paper increase the likelihood of the paper being accepted?

Some journals propose authors to suggest potential reviewers for their submitted papers. Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify to what extent suggesting potential reviewers for ...
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Publishing a letter: how much extension can I ask for?

I am attempting to publish a letter in a IEEE journal. The journal gave me 2 weeks to address the comments. It also mentioned that if I need more time, I should let them know as soon as possible so ...
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How should one organize a Physics paper focused on an iterative design project?

If I am writing a paper on a design project rather than to measure something or to test a hypothesis, how should I arrange it? I have seen that the preferred format is {Introduction, Theory, Methods, ...
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Problem formulation, definition, or statement

When writing a technical report in computer science (Bachelor level), what is really the correct expression out of these: Problem formulation Problem definition Problem statement Do they mean ...
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Scientific writing: When conducting a simulation on a personal computer, what specifications should you report?

(Note: Personal Computer = Laptop) When reading papers that involves some sort of numerical simulation of a software or custom code, many authors would remark on the specifications of the laptop for ...
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Should I write a monograph for myself?

My dissertation is going to be a thesis by publication. I am going to publish a couple of papers and put those into one document with a couple of leading words (another 20 pages or so) and this is ...
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Why do many papers not have proper PDF metadata?

Of course, this varies depending on your field etc., but at least for computer science seems to be true, there’s even a paper about this problem. By proper, I mean even basic things like a title (so ...
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How to find an author biography as mentioned in papers?

Some papers include the authors' biographies. Given a researcher, how to quickly find his biography mentioned one of their papers? Is tedious to have to go through their papers one by one to try to ...
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What university affiliation should a retired member of staff use?

University retired researchers often get privileges to use Libraries etc. When a retired member uses the university library for research are they obliged to mention the university affiliation in ...
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Registering systematic review in Prospero

I have recently submitted a systematic review (SR) to a journal. One of the reviewers pointed out, that my SR was not registered in Prospero, an international prospective register of systematic ...
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How is the production of a Festschrift usually initiated?

For the first time I have been asked to contribute to a Festschrift. I was surprised to read in the invitation that it is being prepared "in consultation with XY's institution and himself". I had ...
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Fee to publish comment paper in open access journal

We noticed a mistake in a previously published paper in an IEEE photonics journal. We wrote a correction and submitted it to the journal, and they accepted and published it. Afterwords, I received an ...
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How do I cite an article with no page numbers and only a DOI number (APA format)?

I am writing an article that requires citations in APA format. As you may know, that format requires page numbers I am pulling quite a few articles from the journal of Remote Sensing (MDPI), which ...
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Writing a comment, the consequences

The background: I work in a quite narrow field in physics. Recently I submitted a comment on a published paper. Before doing this I discussed my remarks with the authors directly and they gave me some ...
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Where can I publish the proceedings articles of a small conference?

I am responsible for publishing the proceedings submissions of the Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics, a smallish yearly conference with about 50 participants. After the symposium, ...
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License selection when submitting a paper and uploading it to arxiv at the same time

I am a PhD candidate and I'm going to submit a paper to a journal (let's say to one of top-10 journals related to my topic) and at the same time I'd like to upload that paper to arxiv. I know that ...
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Potential Collaborators insisting on Joining Supervision Panel

TLDR: Researchers wanting to join supervisory team instead of collaborating, why? I have started my PhD for awhile now and I am gearing up for my confirmation presentation (research proposal defence)....
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ResearchGate: removing wrong uploaded article without affecting no. reads/citations

I recently noticed that the wrong article was uploaded to ResearchGate by a co-author several years ago (the title describes the article from a conference proceedings, but the uploaded paper was 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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Similarities detector for IEEE conference papers like crosscheck

IEEE conferences managed thru EDAS system are usually interfaced with Crosscheck service which automatically highlight to reviewers the percentage of detected similarity for the paper to be reviewed ...
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What are the considerations when using an advertising slogan, song lyric, etc. in the title of my paper?

I've noticed that in economics and business, people often use catchy or interesting titles for their papers. I was wondering specifically about the use of references to song lyrics, slogans, TV shows, ...
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Conflict of interest statement for Elsevier

I want to submit a research paper to an Elsevier Journal. There is also an invention disclosure associated with this work. I have got the approval of the Technology Transfer Office to submit the paper....
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Copyright issue for uploading books to Mendeley

I wonder whether importing a pdf file of a book that I downloaded in my Mendeley library is illegal or not. Any advice?
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When you're collaborating with another group, how do you decide which one is the first author of the paper?

Say, A and B are two PhD students working on the same project, and C is their supervisor. D and E are two students working on a similar project to A and B's, and F is D and E's supervisor. The other ...