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Realized a co-author inserted plagiarism into our paper 8 years ago - what to do now?

Recently, after the acceptance of a paper, the journal said some sentences were exactly copied in my manuscript. I was shocked as I was the first author. Later, we found that during the preparation of ...
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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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ScholarOne manuscript (Taylor and Francis): what the status under review mean? [duplicate]

I have submitted one month ago a manuscript, and since then the status is under review. I would like to know if it is already with reviewers.
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Why do people sign their names with only their initials?

In my field at least, a lot of people sign their papers with just their initials. For example, the author list would be "J. Doe and S. Omeone". Why do people do this? It seems that it's just a recipe ...
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What version is published online under “ahead of print” for an accepted paper?

Some journals publish the article online much before the publication, under the "ahead of print" section. My question is, will they send the proofs (to the author) before putting it in "ahead of print"...
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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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How to publish a book chapter?

I have done some research in a topic. And now i think that i have enough understanding and material that can be used to write a chapter. However, I don't have any idea about How can i get it(my ...
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Found a severe error in a conference paper after presentation but before the proceedings

I am a final year undergraduate student and had worked on a very fundamental project(there is no available literature on this field presently) during my sophomore year. The results obtained were quite ...
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Is simulation a necessary part of writing a research paper? [closed]

In fields like machine learning, where the validity of your solution is measured on the basis of the accuracy of your model, it is important to have a simulation i.e. write and run code to implement ...
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Publication issue of a journal article in Elsevier [duplicate]

Recently, an article of mine got accepted in an Elsevier Journal. Since it was my first publication, I was not very much aware of the whole publication procedure. After acceptance of the paper, I got ...
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How do I present a hard-to-publish research work in my thesis?

It is my first post in 'ACADEMIA'. I am a PhD student working in nuclear medicine. In my first two years of PhD, I had approached my thesis problem in a certain way which is isolated from the existing ...
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Seemingly-irrelevant papers, all with author in common, suggested by reviewer

I recently received a decision letter calling for minor revisions prior to acceptance. One anonymous reviewer was extremely knowledgeable and provided many helpful suggestions to better explain and ...
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Is it good reputation for a researcher to publish an article belonging to different research field?

I have a BA in International Relations and MA in Water Management which is the field I want to do research. However recently one of my former professors in my current workplace asking me for ...
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Correctly formatting automatic APA 6th edition style citations in Word

I have Office 365 and in Microsoft Word which is updated to the latest edition. I could manually enter inline citations, but for speed and ease of citing, I have elected to use the automatic citation ...
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Is being featured on the front cover of a scientific journal an academic milestone?

I am a PhD candidate now writing my thesis. I have recently submitted an article to a very good journal (for a particular yearly issue). Along with the article, authors were encouraged to send "...
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Can the lack of credit based coursework be compensated by published works for faculty applications?

Due to lack of foresight, I did not take any graduate level advanced mathematics or numerical analysis course. Nor do I have good grades on the subjects during my undergraduate studies. However, I ...
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Is there a version of the h-index adjusted for the total number of publications?

The H5 metric has merit, although - especially when applied to venues or organizations - I noticed that it seems to be biased by the total number of papers published in the 5 year window. To throw in ...
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Is a software-simulated experiment enough? [closed]

My ideal experiment to test my hypothesis would involve launching a large apparatus into deep space - and would cost millions of dollars, which I dont have. Instead, if I develop a software model/...
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How to cite a paper which has been presented and included in proceedings but not yet published online?

I have submitted my paper to a conference A, where it has been presented and is included in the proceedings and is yet to be published online and would be completed in few months. How do I cite this ...
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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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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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What affiliation should I use for a paper that I partly wrote in a previous institution?

I am writing a research paper to be submitted to an IEEE conference. Part of the work was performed as a part of my University. I have graduated from there and am no longer a part of the university. ...
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Reporting results that are significant even with correction, without losing my unadjusted ones?

I have a study in which I have several promising variables, all concurring with previous literature and significant at alpha=0.05. However, I have this one variable that is of special interest and ...
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What can happen to a paper submitted without co-author knowledge

Every answer in this related question has some phrasing about it being unethical or, as the first answer "does not have the right". Does a supervisor have right to submit paper without consents of ...
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Can I ask to be the first co-author?

I am working in a lab as a research assistant for the last 3 years. During this time, I published three papers (1 first author) and three of them were published in good journals. In one of my ...
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Is it acceptable to write a report for one university mentioning unpublished research done in another?

Last year I got in touch with a professor by email. I was somewhat familiar with their topic, and very enthusiastic about working with them. I had a very positive exchange with them and did a call, ...
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does my affiliation affect the decision of accepting my paper in a journal [closed]

Many times, you receive comments such as:I am unable to accept your manuscript for publication in "Journal name" The reason for this decision is that in its current state, the level of English ...
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Reporting data dredging in a study

During a statistical analysis of a study, I found an interesting relationship between two variables that was not part of the original hypothesis. It is, however, clinically interesting and I want to ...
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affiliation if I change departments within university

I am wondering what affiliation to put down on a paper that has been accepted (now going through the proofs). I worked in one department (a centre, or institute, within my university) while I was ...
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Can I use open-source code for a simulation for my research?

I am working on a paper and I found open-source code that I could use for running a simulation. Should I write my own code for that simulation? Will it be enough if I refer to the code in my citations/...
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Can I perform psychological experiments at home and be taken seriously?

I've just finished my under-graduation in psychology in my country and I'm very motivated to start publishing and making my own experiments. Following this answer: Does one need to be affiliated with ...
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In biology papers, is it standard to to list names of people who contributed to code tools, but did nothing else towards a paper?

A while ago, I spent some time working for a lab doing biology research. While I was there, my main job was to write code to automatically perform specific kinds of analysis on the collected data, ...
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Why do vanity journals exist?

I'm confused about the existence of vanity journals. My impression is that they often charge significant sums of money yet provide no peer review, editing, etc. If I want to claim I published ...
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Should I agree to my supervisor's request to place him as first author of my paper?

I published 3 papers as first author. Now, my supervisor requested me to place him as first author in my 4th paper. Should I agree to my supervisor's request to place him as first author of my paper? ...
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Does a reply to comment count as a publication?

Years ago, I published a paper with some collaborators, and recently a comment to the paper has been submitted. Together with the other authors, we published a reply to comment, which has been ...
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Writing a journal paper based on work already published in conference paper

Im in the Applied Computer Science field (deploying technologies in different areas of society). I published a conference paper last year on one such case study and wanted to reuse this data to create ...
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Do supervisors take a person as PhD students who abandoned his graduate program?

As a professor, would you take a person as your Ph.D. student who abandoned his graduate CS program 3 years ago (hence incomplete), but has published 2 research papers per year (total 6) in a peer-...
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Use of bolded variables in conference paper

I'm currently writing my first conference paper and am trying to determine a variable naming convention. I like the approach used by Di Carlo in Dynamic Locomotion in the MIT Cheetah 3 Through ...
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Can too many submitted manuscript hamper your candidacy for getting a position?

I've been working in a lab for more than 3 years and during this time I have worked on several projects. I have collaboration works too. Most of my projects have been submitted recently. For example, ...
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Co-author refuses to share final manuscript or list of submissions

While completing my PhD, I was assisted by my advisor in writing three papers. Because he had to go on medical leave for a period, we have been slow in getting them submitted for publication. (He did ...
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Is Excel-generated chart acceptable for publication? [closed]

I have always wondered, why it seems I have never seen people using excel-generated charts for publishing. Is excel considered less professional/not serious? Say I have a time-series like this. What ...
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The best wording to politely nudge the editor? [duplicate]

Any tips on polite yet resolute phrasing for an e-mail to the managing editor of a journal when your article is under review for far too long and it would be nice to give the process a nudge? Thanks ...
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Change of affiliation in manuscript under preparation

I have submitted a paper to a journal as part of my degree at university X. This paper includes my correspondence e-mail and affiliation to the laboratory at university X, of which my co-authors were ...
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Journal Editor does not respond about status of paper ~1 year [duplicate]

I submitted a paper with my co-author to a Springer Journal in the area of computational Mathematics. It has been nearly a year now and we have not heard from the editor. There was no response for ...
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How to request other researchers to read one's paper for suggestions?

Suppose a researcher uses the application of another researcher's idea in his domain. Given that original researcher knows basics of his idea better, he may help correct any mistakes and give valuable ...
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How to label a performance profile

A performance profile is a particular type of plot popular in optimization. Basically, for each ratio R on the x axis, the y axis shows what is the fraction of the number of total tests that were ...
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use of of 'unlicensed' github code in research paper

I have used github code for my research paper. But that code comes with no license. I have asked author to add license to code but he has not replied so far. Will this be a problem for me in future? I ...
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Shall I review a paper for my advisor?

I am a research scholar who published a paper in an Elsevier journal recently. My advisor had almost no contribution in the paper, but since it is mandatory to put the advisor’s name in the paper, I ...
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I would like to know if a Research paper is possible for making a change in Open Source software tool

I have been using this open-source network flow generator and after doing some research i was able to add a network classification engine based on ML into it, put it in other words i added a new ...
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Additional correction after paper publication

My journal paper has been published on IEEE Xplore website. I noticed a typesetting issue which I didn't notice when I was evaluating the proof version. Is there any chance to contact IEEE staff ...