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Acknowledging funding

I often read in research articles acknowledgments such as The first author is (partially) supported by a grant of the National Science Foundation of Sikinia no. 1234567890. What are the guidelines ...
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Electronic journals with 'print on demand'

We're thinking of starting a journal for undergraduate research. I'm vaguely aware that some electronic journals have a 'print on demand' capability, so that someone who wants a printed bound copy ...
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Publishing a creative, important result – does it create any real finance opportunities (jobs, etc.)

I often fantasize that when I will get my work to successful end, then I will have new possibilities open – and that maybe I will even receive scientific job offers. The work is obtaining new ...
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Common file-formats for writing research papers

This is a rewrite of a question that was perhaps-naively posed. I rephrase... What file formats are ok/good/ideal/common/long-term-viable/archivable/useful for research papers? And, also, there's ...
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What will happen to non open-access publications in the UK after 2014?

The UK recently decided that from 2014, all research papers supported by public funds must be published in open-access journals. For instance, the Research Councils UK announced a new policy stating ...
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What are examples of appropriate journals to publish new mathematical conjectures?

The paper I want to publish is just a conjecture.
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Research publications for Masters by Research

I do have little research experience on "Web Security" and I made some inventions in that. I have patented my inventions and now when I was trying to apply for Masters by Research in Information ...
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How to efficiently get multiple outputs for a given set of inputs?

Background: I was reading about Google's Hybrid approach to research. This prompted me to think about how in academia I try to get multiple output from the one set of inputs. For example, I might try ...
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What are the minimal screen parameters for tablet bought for reading papers

Kind of related to my last question: Is typical ebook reader with pdf support enough to read scientific papers (but I guess that this is distict enough). What are minimal sreeen parameters for ...
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What are refereed and non-refereed journals?

What does it mean by publication in refereed and non-refereed journals? Are these terms applicable to conference papers too? Is there any relationship with peer-review?
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Site with statistics of publications/citations per country?

I'm looking for a site (other than Scimago) that presents statistics of published papers and/or citations per country. However, I need more detail than that presented in Scimago. Ideally, I would like ...
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When does one go for an invited paper?

I have little understanding about invited papers, but as far as I know, I think these are non-peer-reviewed papers presented at a conference. Now why and when does one go for an invited paper? Is it ...
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What references must be acknowledged in a paper?

This question came up from a discussion on meta.MSE. My question is: Do we need to search MSE (or blogs, math forums, ...) to make sure someone hasn't already proven a result when writing a paper?...
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Should we reply to the editor after a paper has been rejected and we don't plan to revise/resubmit?

After receiving a rejection (not revise and resubmit) decision from the editor/associate editor of a journal, should we write an email to thank him/her for the time, or just do nothing? I imagine one ...
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arXiv preprint and final paper differing by sections and appendices

Because of the style of a journal, and the space limit, I was asked to remove a section and all appendices. While I have no problem with that, I want to preserve it in the arXiv preprint. So: Is ...
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Why do Math journals provide you with LaTeX class files and instructions and they also advise you not to spend time typesetting the paper?

This is what I don't understand. Journals provide you with LaTeX class files and instructions and they also advise not to spend time typesetting the paper into the exact format of the journal. What ...
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Professors and Liberal Arts Colleges

In general, do professors work at liberal arts colleges because they do not want to have to face the pressure of writing a lot of research papers? Instead they want their evaluations to be skewed ...
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How active should professors be in writing papers with their students?

In recent months, I have found myself getting involved in varying degrees with the papers being written with members of my group. Some of the papers—by the more senior and experienced members of the ...
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How to salvage a rejected paper when you don't have time to correct it?

I just submitted a paper to a conference. The reviewers gave me their responses only two days before the deadline to resubmit the paper. They seemed to indicate that my paper was on topic, and had ...
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What are the factors one needs to take into account in order to choose an appropriate mathematical journal?

Several months ago I submitted a paper to a journal. The area covered by the journal is the same as the one covered in the paper. However, I waited several months and finally the paper was rejected by ...
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Attributing contributions to academic work that occur in Stack Exchange

Sometimes we may ask questions on stack exchange or online forums wherein the response is helpful or even essential to a piece of work that gets published in an academic journal. If this occurs, how ...
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Being quoted for an incorrect statement

Once I expressed an opinion on a question in a discussion with a person working on the problem. My opinion didn't work in its original form but could be modified a little to make it correct, i.e., ...
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Why do some arXiv preprints have increased line spacing?

Some preprints on arXiv have 1.5- or double-spaced lines, making it less pleasant to read and more wasteful to print. Is there a reason for it, except for the laziness/sloppiness? (If drafts were >1-...
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Additional data for anonymous submission

I've recently submitted a paper to a conference requiring anonymous submission, meaning that the name of the authors should not be included, and no obvious self-reference should be made. The problem ...
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When should conferences precirculate papers?

I have been to a few conferences that worked based on precirculated papers. That is, everyone submits their papers in advance and the assumption is that conference goers who come to a given talk have ...
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At what point in the writing process should one contact an academic book publisher?

Is it better to contact a publisher early in the writing process so that the editor can be involved in shaping the project, or is it better to submit a full academic book manuscript? In my case, this ...
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Four papers accepted for publication however not published due to some monetary issues?

I have successfully got my papers accepted in different journals. However, due to some money issues, I couldn't get them published. Now I have my final project presentations. Will it hold value for ...
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Should I include publications where I am a “team member” in my CV

Related to but different from Should I include a publication where I'm only acknowledged (and not one of the authors) in my CV? I'm a part of some publications which officially are written by ...
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Different types of conference publications

Consider a conference publishing papers related to any EC/CS engineering field. What is the exact difference between different types of papers published in such a conference, i.e., main conference ...
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A major journal in my field is published by Elsevier. How can we move the field to a less objectionable, more open publisher?

Many people complain about Elsevier and over eight thousand are boycotting it, but actual solutions seem hard to find for certain fields- I'm thinking of research areas for which an Elsevier journal ...
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Publishing policies for conference papers

I got two papers accepted and I am just wondering how to know their policy towards publishing my papers also on CoRR. is it fine to publish the same paper in CoRR and in the conference?
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Alphabetical author list in non-alphabetical journal

(A followup for this question) Say your field's convention is to have alphabetical-ordered author list. What should you do when your work is accepted to a (multidisciplinary) journal in which the ...
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Selecting journal reviewers through cover letter

I was planning to use mdpi.com to submit a paper to "Entropy" journal. The journal perfectly matches the area that my paper covers. However, they require a cover letter to five reviewers selected by ...
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Journal publication and acceptance to competitive conferences

My graduate training is in an interdisciplinary field (bioinformatics). I am affiliated both with a genetics department and an interdepartmental program that encompasses everything from genetics to ...
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What is the typical time period after which an incoming grad student is expected to start publishing?

An incoming graduate student is typically required to help out as a TA, take courses both related to their research and required by the program, as well as to start reading up on the research topics ...