Skip to main content

Questions tagged [publications]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
27 votes
6 answers
142k views

How much time does each stage of paper in Elsevier Editorial System (EES) take? [closed]

We have submitted a paper to an Elsevier Journal and now I want to know how much time each stage in article lifecycle take? There is an article in Elsevier site which describes different status of a ...
sajjadG's user avatar
  • 953
26 votes
0 answers
2k views

What do you do when you find yourselves with an unreadable/inaccessible paper? [duplicate]

Since I started my life in Academia, I sometimes found that there are some seminal papers to which I cannot get any access. Either they are very old, and the journal that published them charges for ...
Leon palafox's user avatar
48 votes
2 answers
16k views

Why are conference papers so important in computer science (CS)?

From my understanding many CS conferences are highly selective and the papers are peer-reviewed. The CS field also seems to publish traditional journal articles. I do not understand the difference ...
StrongBad's user avatar
  • 104k
45 votes
7 answers
7k views

Do journals in general have any kind of policy regarding papers submitted by someone without a research affiliation?

Assuming that there are no ethical or legal concerns involved, in general, how would academic journals handle research submitted from the general public (e.g., if a carpenter were to perform a study ...
Speldosa's user avatar
  • 2,482
41 votes
3 answers
19k views

Are there any journals that pay reviewers?

Being a young researcher myself I received a comment from my colleague that some of the journals are paying reviewers for the reviewing process. When I gave it a thought, it started to make more ...
mjp's user avatar
  • 533
37 votes
6 answers
1k views

Open versus Blind reviewing process

A question I have been wondering for a while is if there exists an actual proof that a blind reviewing process (i.e. where the reviewers are anonymous, and the reviews not published) is better than an ...
user avatar
29 votes
2 answers
7k views

Under what circumstances can one republish a conference paper/presentation?

For conferences that "peer review" and "publish" full papers, when, if ever, can you resubmit essentially unchanged versions for publication in a peer reviewed journal? In my field, when conference ...
StrongBad's user avatar
  • 104k
29 votes
4 answers
2k views

Why should the scientific community avoid double submissions?

Every journal has strict rules about duplicate submissions, and I do not mean publishing the paper in 2 venues. My approach is mostly from an economics point of view: Given the fact that most reviews ...
Leon palafox's user avatar
15 votes
4 answers
22k views

Paper with editor for longer than two and a half months

I have submitted a paper to a journal 2 and a half months ago. Its status remains "With editor". From your experience, is this normal? If not, how should I deal with that?
user7837's user avatar
  • 151
7 votes
2 answers
340 views

How to address dependencies when publishing a chain of papers

In computer systems, it's relatively common to have a large problem which is broken up into multiple sub-problems, each of which is substantial in its own right and is in the realm of different ...
Snakes and Coffee's user avatar
252 votes
8 answers
21k views

How to read papers without falling into a rabbit hole?

Often while reading a paper, I will see a citation that that seems more relevant than my current one. I'll switch to the new paper, only to experience a similar feeling. Or maybe I need to look ...
jds's user avatar
  • 4,436
156 votes
8 answers
24k views

Why are most scientific articles locked behind a paywall?

Can someone give me a legitimate, convincing argument as to why scientific papers should be locked behind subscriptions and paywalls? That unless you happen to be on a campus, you can't get view a ...
Fiery Phoenix's user avatar
155 votes
5 answers
18k views

What to do if a referee plagiarises the result after rejecting a paper?

I find myself in an awkward situation. Nearly two years ago I submitted a paper to a reputable mathematics journal. After 15 months it was rejected with the rationale that there had been papers ...
jp26's user avatar
  • 1,653
92 votes
7 answers
23k views

Are there good reasons to avoid using color in research papers?

I do scientific research, and I noticed for a lot of plots, the different curves are represented with different styles, but they are all black. For instance, one curve may be a solid line, one may be ...
James's user avatar
  • 4,633
83 votes
3 answers
218k views

Difference between conference paper and journal paper

Many times I heard about papers published in conference. But still I am not able to find the major difference between papers published in a conference and those published in a journal. What is the ...
monalisa's user avatar
  • 1,789
73 votes
7 answers
14k views

Why use version control systems for writing a paper?

I am following the advice of @Piotr Migdal in Is there an internet Git-like repository for collaboration on a paper?, and I want to ask about version controls: how beneficial are they (specially under ...
seteropere's user avatar
  • 13.8k
67 votes
6 answers
13k views

What should raise red flags to detect fabricated data

In academia, there has been recently some cases that came to light of very well known scientists that have fabricated their data out of thin air. In some instances these papers have been cited many ...
Leon palafox's user avatar
49 votes
5 answers
5k views

When does a statistical consultant become a co-author or collaborator?

I am a graduate student in a small department and have become the go-to person for statistics advice among the other students. I enjoy this but am wondering at what point I should expect, or request, ...
N Brouwer's user avatar
  • 819
47 votes
4 answers
4k views

Simplest way to jointly write a manuscript?

As with many papers in the sciences, there are multiple authors who aren't physically close to each other. I was curious about the most efficient and simplest way to technically share the writing. On ...
bobthejoe's user avatar
  • 4,765
47 votes
8 answers
4k views

Can I publish the reviews I write?

This is a follow-up question to Open versus Blind reviewing process, and is somehow related to What happens to the reviews that people write for journal articles after they're sent back to the ...
user avatar
44 votes
6 answers
18k views

Is it ethical to withdraw a paper after acceptance in order to resubmit to a better journal?

I think the title asks the question, but once again in more words: Suppose you submit a paper to a journal and it is accepted by the journal. By this I mean that the journal tells you that they have ...
Pete L. Clark's user avatar
40 votes
2 answers
5k views

Rules for affiliation for student doing unpaid research in their free time?

Lets say an undergraduate student does some research in their free time and wants to write a paper about the findings. What are the rules regarding affiliation when the student tries to publish? The ...
tobigue's user avatar
  • 1,001
39 votes
5 answers
4k views

Separating academic identity from social identity

I would like to start publishing scientific papers soon. This issue pertains to the name I will use when publishing. Basically, I would like to keep my personal and academic life separate and my ...
avdo rian's user avatar
  • 521
39 votes
4 answers
3k views

Value of light-to-none peer reviewed pay-to-publish articles

I have been approached by an international student about doing a PhD with me. As an MSc student in his home country he has published 3 articles in pay-to-publish venues, that are known to have little ...
StrongBad's user avatar
  • 104k
39 votes
7 answers
49k views

Why do people sometimes put authors with equal contribution in non-alphabetical order?

I've seen papers (e.g., in Science) where the first two authors are listed in non-alphabetical order, and yet there are asterisks behind their names to say that they contributed equally. It seems ...
Alexi's user avatar
  • 859
37 votes
3 answers
13k views

How to find an arXiv endorser

I have recently completed a manuscript and I want it to submit to the arXiv. But there I find that there is an endorsement requirement. But since I am quite new in this field (and this is my first ...
Alfred Gauss's user avatar
  • 1,033
35 votes
1 answer
3k views

My advisor wants me to include a name of someone who has no contribution to the paper

My first advisor wants me to include my second advisor's name in a paper that I worked on before she (2nd advisor) came along. Should I include her name even though she didn't do anything in that ...
user14688's user avatar
  • 701
33 votes
5 answers
46k views

What are the boundaries between draft, manuscript, preprint, paper, and article?

In the terminology for a peer-reviewed publication to be submitted to a reputable scientific journal, what are the differences and characteristic properties of the following? draft manuscript ...
gerrit's user avatar
  • 42.9k
32 votes
3 answers
4k views

How do we know if something relevant is already published?

I keep reading European Conference on Computer Vision, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, and others, and I find so much in common in those papers. For example, half the papers seem ...
Naresh's user avatar
  • 1,101
32 votes
4 answers
6k views

How can an author get assurance that his work will not be stolen by journal staff or reviewers?

Suppose some author provides his original research article to a journal for publication. In this way, he is disclosing or revealing his confidential research work to that journal. Now, consider the ...
codenext's user avatar
  • 599
30 votes
2 answers
29k views

Can I publish parts of the Ph.D thesis as a paper in a journal?

I recently finished my PhD thesis which will be published as a book soon. Now I'm wondering if it's possible or allowed to submit parts to a journal? Normally the process would be the other way round ...
John's user avatar
  • 403
30 votes
3 answers
6k views

Article "communicated by"

What does it mean when it says under a journal article that it has been communicated by "XYZ" where XYZ is not the author but some other scholar with a very strong reputation? What is the relationship ...
Beltrame's user avatar
  • 1,101
24 votes
3 answers
20k views

How to cite lecture notes? (and should I even do this?)

When learning a new subject, I would frequently use lecture notes found somewhere in the Internet. When writing a paper (or a master thesis, as in my case, but the rules should be similar, I believe) ...
Jakub Konieczny's user avatar
23 votes
3 answers
7k views

Is it inappropriate for an author to copy and paste from his/her original paper in an extension paper?

I am currently a referee for a paper. One of the authors of the paper had written an earlier paper, which I will refer to as the "original paper," and the paper which I am now refereeing is an ...
I Like to Code's user avatar
19 votes
2 answers
6k views

Is it okay to inquire about the status of a paper when the online submission system shows no update three months after submission?

Around 3 months ago, I submitted a paper to a Math journal for peer-review through an online submission system. The same day I received in my e-mail an acknowledgement saying that the paper had been ...
User X's user avatar
  • 1,119
16 votes
3 answers
4k views

Journal vs conference publications when looking for a job in in computer science

I'm currently a post doc in theoretical computer science and I have a double digit number of conference publications, about half of which are at so called "tier 1" conferences (SODA,STOC,...). ...
random cs guy's user avatar
83 votes
13 answers
19k views

Why is it bad to judge a paper by citation count?

I hear a lot from the experts that citation count is a bad idea as a measure of judging a paper. This seems simply counter-intuitive to me. I would like to know if any study has been done in this ...
Amrith Krishna's user avatar
76 votes
10 answers
6k views

How to write an academic paper for the first time?

While writing an answer to that question, I realized I don't really have a good list of resources that could be useful to first-time authors, like MSc or PhD students who write their first paper. I ...
F'x's user avatar
  • 73.5k
75 votes
6 answers
20k views

Can I correct a mistake that the reviewers didn't spot in a paper that has not been accepted yet?

Recently my paper was accepted pending major revisions (i.e., not yet accepted), and while following the reviewers' comments and revising my paper, I realized that both reviewers missed a mistake that ...
KADEM Mohammed's user avatar
60 votes
6 answers
16k views

I have only one name shown in my ID card. How do I write my name (surname) in research paper or article?

My name is SALMAN. No Middle and Last name. How do I write my name in research paper or article?
SALMAN's user avatar
  • 561
60 votes
4 answers
5k views

How to discourage irrelevant self-citation?

I once reviewed a manuscript whose authors cited many of their own published papers, which were not relevant to the subject of the manuscript. This kind of practice is evidently frowned upon by the ...
adipro's user avatar
  • 8,518
50 votes
5 answers
6k views

Will self-citation be viewed as self-promotion in academia?

As we know, citation counts are important to judge one's research activity. Is it good to cite one's previous works? Will it be viewed as an act of advertisement or self-promotion?
ShadowWarrior's user avatar
46 votes
3 answers
2k views

How can I proof-read my own work more effectively?

After an article/book has finally reached the pre-publication stage, the authors have to check the proofs for errors (introduced by themselves or during type-setting). I find this one of the least ...
Robert's user avatar
  • 1,676
40 votes
6 answers
8k views

If an author declines authorship, may her co-authors publish without her?

This question was raised in discussion of answers on Is it better to submit a paper to an important journal without the supervisor name or to a less important journal with the supervisor name? There ...
Nate Eldredge's user avatar
39 votes
10 answers
3k views

Why do universities have to spend money on journals?

Obviously this is a question in the light of the recent Elsevier boycott. Currently we do have an arXiv, maintained by academia and where researchers regularly upload parts of their work. In such a ...
Bravo's user avatar
  • 23.1k
38 votes
1 answer
13k views

How is a new academic journal born?

We have witnessed (heard or read) about the birth of new academic journals many times. I have a vague idea how that happens: A scientist or a group of scientists recognize the need for an academic ...
user avatar
35 votes
7 answers
9k views

Is it common to claim co-authorship by helping writing a paper without doing any research

In my research group, there is a researcher who usually approaches other PhD students who are about to write papers in order to offer his help. Normally, he does not actually do any research related ...
user12635's user avatar
  • 3,367
34 votes
4 answers
2k views

How to effectively address conflicting suggestions from reviewers

A bit of background, I am doing research in atmospheric physics and detection systems Recently, I received a paper submission back with revisions suggested by a couple of reviewers. For the most ...
user avatar
32 votes
3 answers
163k views

What affiliation to put on an academic paper for alumni authors?

I finished my B.Sc in CS about 6 month ago and now I am writing a paper for a conference. before when I was a student I put my university and department name below my name as an author. but now I am ...
sajjadG's user avatar
  • 953
26 votes
6 answers
9k views

Worry about stealing of research ideas

I have gotten an idea in the field of Computer Science that it can result in a research paper. The problem is that I lack the adequate background in one part needed for this research, mostly ...
Layla's user avatar
  • 8,747

1
2
3 4 5
30