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What are some characteristics of top quality research work in math? [closed]

What are some characteristics of top quality research work in math? What do papers in top notch math journals have in common?
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Missed a citation which has a solution to the problem that I worked on

About 4 years ago, before I started my PhD, I published a paper which used a method to improve an existing result. There were 2 papers on the existing result and method which I used for my work and ...
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What is the difference between a conference paper and a workshop paper? [duplicate]

I recently participated in a conference. Several workshops were organized in parallel with the conference, and I also took part in one workshop to see what kind of material is presented there. To me, ...
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When will the authors be listed alphabetically?

Recently, I noticed that some of the papers actually had their author names listed in the alphabetical order. Say Mr. Smith contributed more than Mr. Black. Then without noticing the tiny footnote, ...
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How to convey your main idea in a research paper?

I am a PhD student in computer science (theory). I am currently writing a research paper. It is a short paper consisting of about 7-8 pages. I have written it two time and have taken few advice from ...
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My supervisor published part of my research without informing me

While working on my PhD I have diverged from the area of expertise of my supervisor and other people in the group. In particular that allowed me to find a near solution to a problem that was not ...
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Can I publish in a field completely unrelated to my present field? If yes, what about affiliations?

I'm a scientific researcher working in material science and have a couple of good publications in reputed journals. However, I'm also very interested in topics like philosophy, psychology and ...
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What happens if a reviewer withdraws himself from peer review process?

I submitted my manuscript to one of the journal of frontiers groups, It has been 3 months now since the submission, in the first round of the peer review process, One reviewer gave me minor revision ...
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(How) Do journals keep kook papers from clogging up the review system?

I have written two papers and submitted them to two different journals, and in both instances the process was as simple as registering an account and uploading the paper. While this system was quite ...
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Can I publish a sum up paper?

Are there papers that sum up ideas and results from other papers? What are their characteristics/form? Do they provide insights on the field or try to predict the future? I have read some papers for ...
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How do SJR and Web of Science journal rankings and quartiles differ?

I want to know about how journal quartiles (i.e., Q1 to Q4) calculations differ. Web of Science (WoS) uses Journal Impact Factor Quartile the journal’s rank in category (X) is based on where the ...
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Paper from my already published PhD thesis -- How do I cite it?

Two years ago I finished my thesis, at the time I wasn't interested in writing papers but I have since changed my mind. The thesis has been made available online by the department. It has been cited ...
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How to remove a co-author from an article published on arXiv?

I have published an article on arXiv. I associated person X as co-author whereas he didn't contribute at any step of the paper. Note that he is not registered as owner of the article on arXiv and I ...
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Application of standard techniques to new data: is it publishable?

I have been working at an internship this past summer, and have applied a relatively standard technique (formal analysis of a security protocol) to a new (company internal) protocol. The company are ...
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Pay for journal cover image?

Wiley journals request payment from authors who want an image to appear on the journal cover. Is this a common practice followed by many publishers? Why do authors pay the fee?
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Publish as undergraduate in Elsevier

I am currently in the 3rd year,studying BSc in Economics. This period I finished a project which ended up with statistical significant results, covering a topic which was not mentioned in the ...
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What to do when you have two manuscripts under review where one cites the other, but the citing paper gets accepted before the cited paper?

I submitted an article around 11 months ago to a SCI journal and another article around 5 months ago in another SCI journal. The second article cited the first article which was under review for 6 ...
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Receiving comments on one's article

After publishing an article, assuming that the publisher doesn't prevent you from sharing an article online in a public place, the authors might want to receive additional feedback. Are there good ...
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What does this Elsevier revision report mean?

This is a review report of an article on the EVISE revision status website: Does this mean my article was rejected? Why there isn't any "Complete and send review" for the second reviewer? And why is ...
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Specifying a preprint is "submitted", *to a specific journal* [duplicate]

There are some mathematicians who are active online and who blog about their work at various stages, including when they upload a paper to the arXiv. I like this aspect as it gives a chance for the ...
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Is my authorship undeserved, and if so how do I address this in a professional setting?

I am a current undergraduate who has been involved in a research lab for the past 3 years. Not too long after joining, I was asked to be a co-author on a paper that was already written. My PI wanted ...
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Citation to well-known results and reference to user manuals

There are some very well-known results and equations, e.g., Shanon Capacity formula, Erlang Distribution and Poisson Distribution, etc. Do we have to provide a reference for these results as well? ...
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Is there a general way to find or get notified of relevant conferences and meetings in your field? [duplicate]

Here's the problem: I don't know what are the relevant conferences and meetings for me to potentially attend/present in. Every conference I've been so far has been passed down to me by a much older ...
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How to cite a conference paper with no pagination?

I want to cite a conference paper that is in IEEE format. Unfortunately, the paper doesn't have any page range and volume number as I've downloaded it. Here you can see the paper that I want to cite. ...
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What's the best way to justify your choice of baseline methods for academic paper?

As the title states I'm curious how to justify the choice of baseline methods for academic paper when proposing a novel algorithm/method. For example, when proposing an algorithm, there is a suite of ...
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What does UTC-12 timezone mean for a submission deadline?

I look at this website: https://time.is/UTC-12 and it tells me that there's a 6 hour time difference between UTC-12 and ET. I know about an AoE timezone that as long as it's xPM in any part of the ...
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I'm an independent researcher with a very long paper, how can I get help editing it and submitting it to a journal?

I am an independent researcher and have spent the past year writing a fairly extensive (60+ pages) research paper on a topic in probability/statistics. The paper is almost complete but there are a ...
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Using paper figure for public talk

I’m giving a public talk (to laypeople in a sci-com event) and wanted to showcase some figures from research papers that weren’t mine. I wanted to know: If putting citations (Author, Year) followed ...
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Is there any recognized online portal where anyone can publish articles without being associated with any university or organization?

Suppose some working person has interest in physics and mathematics and he want to publish a paper either review or research, so is there anyway he can publish? Obviously person is not associated with ...
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How do I create a diagram in this specific style? [closed]

I am unsure if this is the right place to ask this but I have seen this style of diagrams (shamelessly stolen from this question): mostly in an academic setting, i.e. assignments, exams, publications,...
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Can one without a single paper on a topic write a review paper about it?

I am faculty in a technical field, and I started exploring a new research direction that I could work on in the coming years. I have not worked yet on this particular topic I am exploring, but after ...
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How are copyright transfers for a journal article done?

Almost a year back, I have submitted a manuscript for a Journal as a research article, and after almost 11 months and after undergoing two rounds of peer review and referee suggested revisions, I ...
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Published and unpublished dissertation; DOI assignment

I have recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation and submitted it to my graduate school's e-repository of scholarly works as well as to the ProQuest database. I have not heard yet from ProQuest about ...
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Value of my prior publications when changing fields

I am finishing my PhD and strongly considering changing my field (Artificial intelligence in computer games) to a very weakly related field (Bioinformatics). The nice part is that I got a very ...
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Springer special issue status

I submitted a paper to a special issue of a Springer journal. The notification was supposed to be few days ago. On that day, the current status became "review completed" and "Submissions with ...
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Can publications on research conducted before I started my tenure-track position count towards tenure? Do they need to have my new affiliation?

I am joining a new school as a TT Assistant Professor soon and I know I will be on the 'tenure clock' and have to publish manuscripts in certain prestigious journals. I have two pending publications ...
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A specific term was first coined in a preprint but publication took many years. What to cite?

In my literature research for a paper I am writing I want to state that a specific term was first coined in a preprint from let's say 2000, but the paper was not published until 2005. Unfortunately ...
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Caption for a figure reproduced from a CC-licensed document

In a research paper for a journal, which uses Science magazine publication style, I'm reproducing a diagram from a document, which has a Creative Commons (CC)-based open document license. The diagram (...
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Publication Strategy for book manuscript

What's the best strategy to submit a book manuscript (on media literacy)? I assume I'd start sending my prospectus to the top publishers in that area (Teachers College?) and then I'd slowly work my ...
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Results published by others first in parallel. Is my work still publishable?

I am a college student who worked on a small problem in applied mathematics for two years. I recently get together some results that could be sent to publish. However when I am finishing my draft I ...
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Why do citation counts differ between Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar?

I'm using both Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar to keep track of citations to some of my papers. For some papers, I notice that citation counts across these two sites don't match. So, some papers ...
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An existing paper has better results than me, but its published code does not reproduce those good results. How to proceed?

I am performing research on a particular architecture in deep learning. Initially, the state-of-the-art research paper in Arxiv related to architecture is showing a score of (say) 9. Later the value ...
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How often are authors not allowed to send their paper by email upon request?

Emailing the authors of a paper is a common way to obtain access to the paper when it is behind paywalls. However, publishing contracts may forbid authors to send their paper by email. Is there any ...
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Making additional changes to manuscript after the refereeing process is completed [duplicate]

After doing some revision to my paper to include changes suggested by the referee (who will not see the paper again, having recommended the paper for publication), is it OK for me to make a minor ...
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What to do with papers after misconduct allegation was resolved?

I was alleged in scientific misconduct in form of authorship abuse. More details are in my previous questions How to respond to allegations of misconduct in authorship dispute? Should I put my ...
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Can you publish studies based on confidential customer data that comes from private companies?

I am working on a project in biostatistics involving some private companies. Specifically, these companies share data about their customers with us and we try to apply our algorithm to this data. The ...
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How long should I wait for the response of the referee?

i wrote a message to the Editor to inquire about my revision sent about 4 months ago. He informed me yesterday(March 20th, 2014) that my manuscript has already completed 1 review. However, we are ...
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Incentives for independent researchers to work on reproducible research

For the sake of high-quality science diffusion, there is no doubt that reproducible research is a good practice as it helps to demonstrate the robustness of the proposed methods and boosts the ...
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Erratum, Rejoinder etc. in Article names: What are the differences?

I am a little bit confused with the following terms and do not know how they differ: Erratum/Corrigendum Rejoinder Commentary In which cases is/should an article be named one or the other? What ...
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For a master-degree student, how influential a role do publications play in his phd applications?

I am a prospective student for phd programs in STEM. In my field F of study I have published a paper (unique author) in a journal included in the international F society, a paper (with a classmate of ...
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