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In this time of crisis, would the journals Nature and Science prioritize papers about COVID-19?

Would Nature, Science or other leading academic journals prioritize publishing work on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has caused more than 3k deaths so far? If so, has this happened before in ...
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How to identify top researchers and landmark papers in a field? [closed]

I am currently a student doing research in Neuroscience, and as you can imagine it is a pretty big field. I am trying to better familiarize myself with my own subfield and other fields such stem cell ...
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Publication fee for reply to comment?

I have recently published an article in a "renowned" open access journal which cost us 2000 USD. I say 'renowned' - not to brag, but to highlight that the journal is not the kind of new age OA journal ...
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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How can I protect my unpublished work that I've sent to others?

I am a masters student from India applying for a PhD in the US. I emailed a potential adviser at Harvard University an unpublished paper I have been working on for some time. The application in the ...
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What should I do when my work has been published by my supervisor without my knowledge?

I had worked on a project for my bachelor thesis in 2012 and in 2013, I moved to Germany for further study. Now when I am facing several interviews for Ph.D. and the supervisors ask if I have ...
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How long does one need to keep the original data of a study / publication?

Most journals require to make data available at the time of publication (repository / upon request or similar). But for how long does the data need to be kept (field of on (bio)medicine)? This would ...
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How can I ease in to the research arena?

I'm a first year graduate student and my age is 24. I got a degree in statistics, but it was not that interesting. I barely got into a below average grad school program in mathematics. I want to ...
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Should I refuse the invitation to review a paper which I recommended for rejection? What should I do if I suspected who wrote this paper?

1) I have been invited to review the revision of a paper that I recommended for rejection. I cannot see the updated paper before accepting or declining this second reviewing invitation. Would it be ...
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How to start a cover letter during submission?

I'm submitting a paper to an Elsevier journal. One of the submission steps seems to be writing a cover letter to the journal office. They say that: Please enter any comments you would like to send ...
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Is it important who submits the paper to the journal?

I'm a PhD student in computer engineering and I have recently finished writing and editing a paper under the supervision of my professor. Now it is ready to be submitted to a journal. We have chosen ...
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Are there any automated ways of getting PDF annotations into Word or LaTeX source code? [closed]

With my previous two submissions to Elsevier journals, I have received reviews from 5 and 4 reviewers respectively. This results in a large number of comments that needs to be addressed. Some of the ...
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Paper accepted subject to minor changes – should I comply if I do not consider them minor?

My paper met acceptance (through email notification from editor) with one reviewer requiring a minor change which is not minor according to my perception and would revise all my figures and results. ...
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How to reach out for research collaboration?

I am an early career researcher (pre-PhD) and planning to work on research articles before applying to PhD studies. May I ask is there any clear cut method to approach well-established scholars to ask ...
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Help! Professor/Advisor Refuses to Publish Any of His Students' Research

I'll be finishing a PhD in physics in about five weeks. I've worked hard, have done a lot of research, and have written 3 papers for publication. But my professor refuses to take any action towards ...
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Is this possible to drop an author from authors' list of a paper after revision? [closed]

Recently, based on my collaboration with someone else in our department, we submitted a paper to a highly reputed journal (IF ~ 8) and we received a minor revision a couple of weeks ago. My name in ...
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Is there a way to edit author name after publication for trans people (at least online)?

I have seen questions about people changing their last names due to marriage but not for trans people. However, for them, it can be much more harmful (and wrong) to always carry their old names ...
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When should one go for a double blind peer review?

Field of interest: Astronomy and Astrophysics (please do share your knowledge and experiences for other fields as well) Many journals allow the author to request for a double blind peer review. When ...
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Should I contact my advisor again about a meeting? If so, how?

I finished the next step of my project and sent it along to my advisor last Friday. In my email I said "When would be the best time to meet to discuss these results?". I do have access to her calendar ...
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Is there a deadline for journal submission?

I wonder if there is a deadline for submission to a journal? So far, I only know that submission to conferences has a deadline, but I'm not sure about journals. I've looked at several journals of ...
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Conference proceeding after journal article

Is it possible to write a conference proceeding about topics already published (by the same author, of course) in a journal article? It is understood that all the sentences will be rephrased and all ...
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Advice needed on publishing a textbook! [closed]

I have authored a large textbook on Male Pattern Baldness already in 2015 in my native language, Greek, I have finished the translation in English and looking for a publisher. It is a unique medical ...
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What is a novelty in a computer science PhD'

I'm now on my final year of my PhD in Computer Science (CS). Unfortunately, I'm still confused with what is considered as a novelty in CS. Some people say I have to develop a new algorithm and not ...
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Can my adviser publish an under review work without my consent?

I recently graduated from my PhD program. To put things into prespective I need to mention that I, unfortunately, don’t have a good relationship with my adviser. I currently have one under review ...
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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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“Editor Assigned” for 12 days after acceptance. Is this normal? If so, how long can this step take? When can I expect the proofs?

A manuscript of mine was accepted by a Springer journal on January 2020 provided that I executed some corrections indicated by one of the reviewers in the second round of reviews. No further reviews ...
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Should we input Chinese characters in a table of summarizing vernacular names in a Scientific Paper? or only write in Pinyin

I got a comment from a reviewer who suggested that i should remove Chinese character in the table which shows different names of a plant from different countries. Actually i typed pinyin( Chinese ...
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How to check how fast the review and publication process in a journal

I am trying to decide on the journal where I want to submit my article. Besides the ranking of the journal, what I care is the speed with which the journal review articles. OK, I do not accept a super-...
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I used a fork of a GitHub repository whose paper I cited – should I also cite the fork?

I want to cite a GitHub repository in scientific publications. The repository that I used is a fork version of the original GitHub repository which is accompanied by a paper. Both repositories are the ...
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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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Authorship Guideline for unused experimental results

I am a Ph.D. student and an intern worked with me on a project that is going to be submitted for publication in a prestigious conference. However, the work that this intern did is not being used up ...
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Finding the total number of papers published in a given journal, for a given year

Is there any way that one can find the percentage of papers from a certain journal that meet a given keyword? The numerator of that fraction (the number of papers that conform to the keyword who ...
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Editor's mail with no reviewer's comment

Recently I submitted second revision of my manuscript in a highly reputed mathematics journal. My first revision was a major revision while the second one was a minor (with some terms like paper is ...
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Publish a paper of my master thesis

I finished my master thesis in a high ranking university. The thesis idea is simple and not novel, however the results are higher that the state of art. My supervisor is one of the top in the field. ...
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Approaching Another Lab With A Project Proposal Based On My Thesis Chapter

During my PhD I was stuck on a metabolic engineering problem which I figured out while writing up. I found plenty of evidence for the cause of the problem and devised a complementary system to allow ...
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Direct precusor vs. parent vs. direct ancestor?

Let's assume that in a journal submission you refer to recently published conference submission of yours on the same subject, and that the current journal submission extends and improves that ...
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How best to increase the reach of conference proceedings / papers?

I am helping to organise a conference which has been running for a number of years. Conference papers are peer-reviewed by a well-respected review committee and the conference has a good reputation ...
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Can a co-author cut the whole paper?

Once upon a time... A paper was submitted to a journal with the consent and knowledge of all co-authors. During the revision process, one of the co-authors (X) demanded co-authorship in the articles ...
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Delayed second review of a reputed journal [closed]

I had submitted an article and I got first decision. I wrote answers and explanations to the reviewer comments and re submitted the article. After 2 months it sent to the same reviewer (as per info ...
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Are theses perfect? readers opinions on honest mistakes? (whatever degree)

I used to have a big concern for a little statistical mistake in my thesis (which wont be published), and now I have overcome that fear. During that time of fear, my parents told me that all the ...
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Can I share my results published results/research on my personal website or Medium blog post?

Is it OK to share my results on Medium blog post or my personal website when I have signed a copyright form with IEEE or IET? In the paper submission, I only shared the method and results. But I want ...
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White Paper & MS in Mechanical Engineering?

I am a Mechanical Engineering student & want to pursue Master of Science with specialization in Design/CAD. Recently I have come across white papers on website of some companies about their ...
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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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Can a university project be turned into a publication?

I am a Control engineering student and I am actually pursuing a Master's degree in this field. In my academic career I am often involved in projects which can be about optimal control, reinforcement ...
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How to respond to an editor who suddenly stops answering your emails

I've been corresponding with an editor at a university publishing company, but he suddenly stopped responding to my emails. Most recently, I sent him my book chapters and a summary of my book, but he ...
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Can lowlighting less important text improve readability? Are there alternatives?

I think many experience the following: Sometimes I want to get the main message of a paper within 10 min then I am annoyed by any less important details distracting me. And sometimes I spend days or ...
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What to do when another researcher used my results without credit in a science documentary?

A former colleague (not collaborator) used main results of two of my published papers in a science documentary featuring their work. They had briefly mention to me at some point, that they wanted to ...
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How to write a rebuttal for a conference

What are good practices (does and don'ts) when writing a rebuttal for a conference? For example, for a journal rebuttal letter you can make changes to your paper, and resubmit it for another revision....
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Add unpublished but widely cited paper to CV?

I wrote an expository term paper in graduate school and posted it on my website, never trying to get it into a journal. Google Scholar says it now has 19 citations from various countries ("widely" is ...

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