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Where to get a basic introduction to a science subject published legitimately? [closed]

I have a high school to undergraduate level introduction written for methods and applications of a particular science topic (~5000 words with tables and schematic, like a book chapter). My goal is ...
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Providers of fake DOIs?

How to find and check providers of fake Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers? What are the consequences of using fake DOI numbers? How can I know is DOI number actually fake?
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What is the best way to provide an erratum to the public until the journal publishes it, or if it does not?

I published an article in a Springer journal. I consider it to be the basis of all my future research. An editor introduced errors right before publication without asking me and now the article, as it ...
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How much domain expertise and network does a special issue guest editor need?

I have been invited as a special issue guest editor. The journal is genuine (I have both published and reviewed there multiple times) but not very prestigious and sometimes seen as "easy" to get into....
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My citation paper has not been recorded by Google Scholar [closed]

I have several published papers including scopus indexed which have been cited by other papers. Unfortunately, Google Scholar (GS) still not recorded the citation in my GS profile. Why and what should ...
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Should I refer to myself as a PhD candidate or a researcher as an author of a paper?

My paper was accepted in a reputed journal. As I have to submit an author biography, I was wondering whether I should refer to myself as a PhD candidate or better say a researcher? I feel that a paper ...
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Is it standard to ask for an “equal contribution” footnote in a 60%-40% scenario?

I'm working on research that should be sent to publishing in the next couple of weeks. The research is done by me and a friend of mine; we are both under the same professor. This started as an attempt ...
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How to convince a research supervisor to proofread the paper?

I have written a paper, conceptualized, executed and written by me. I have sent it to my supervisor for proof reading and it has been more than a month, he has been sitting on it, without any comments ...
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Publishing a paper that is not related your field [duplicate]

I am graduate student in mathematics, but I did undergraduate in a different field (Astrophysics/Geophysics). I did my undergraduate reaserch somewhat seriously and have a good thesis as an ...
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Is this considered citation stuffing?

I've had experiences where some reviewers comment something along the line with: Why didn't you cite [x]. They solved a similar (but not strictly applicable) variation of your problem. Now most ...
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What are the conditions for using “Smith et al., unpublished data” in journal articles?

From time to time, I see what I mention in the title. For example: "It has been suggested this figure may be in excess of 800 gazillion dollars (Smith et al. unpublished data)." My question is why ...
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Can I get a PhD if I did research without being enrolled in a PhD program?

I have been working under the supervision of a Professor at a german University for a couple of years on a research project that could be published soon with me as a first author. However I am not ...
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Do I need footnotes in a Foreword if I cite something?

Dear Colleagues and Stack Exchange Readers, Hello. I am writing a Foreword for a colleague's scholarly monograph. I would like to quote from one of my own books, as well as from the recent memoir of ...
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Why has the status date changed while the status remains unchanged at “Editor Assigned”?

I submitted an accepted paper after a second revision to a springer journal on 24th Avril and the status stayed at "Revisions Being Processed " for two days. The status changed to "Editor Assigned" on ...
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What should be included as part of a comment paper?

I intend to submit a comment paper. In the base paper the "basic assumption" made for justifying the result is wrong. I intend to cite some reference books which support my argument about ...
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Publish as a book, then request a journal for peer review or reverse

I am planning to publish my research as a book containing parts as a biography, then is it possible later to request a journal to peer review the research? or can publish as a peer review in a journal,...
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Cite Repository in manuscript: GitHub link “https://github.com/User/Code” VS zenodo link

I come with a simple question. I need to cite my GitHub repository on my manuscript, and so far I have been inserting both my GitHub link such as https://github.com/User/Code, and the doi with ...
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Scientific Topic on Wikipedia originated from a Scientific Article with Low Citations

As fas as I see it, one way to known if certain scientific article is important or relevant, is to see how much cited it is .. For example, let's take Karl Schwarzschild He's known better known for ...
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Bad answer to a bad peer-review

I submitted a paper together with other people to an important journal. A couple of days ago we received the answer from the editor and the paper was rejected (I was 3rd author) with very bad comments....
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Tips for starting a new research direction

My research group started a new research direction in a somewhat of a classical engineering field (which heavily relays on experiments/tests). I noticed that reviewers who review our work seem to be ...
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Book publishing or a peer review journal [closed]

I have written lately, a theory about the whole existence. Do you guys think that I should publish my writings as a self-publishing book or aim for peer-review and publish in a journal?. Keeping in ...
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Pursuing PhD with no relevant coursework. Is self study and publications sufficient to show competence?

I am from metallurgical engineering background. I am doing PhD in mechanical engineering. I have an average of B+ in my undergrad advanced mathematics and programming courses. I have no past exposure ...
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Uploading acepted ACL paper to arXiv

I have written an accepted paper for the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). While uploading the final version, I agreed to this copyright statement: ...
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Mentor says I cannot be first author of my paper because I am an undergraduate

I performed some research and submitted it to a congress of biomedical sciences. Many professors told me that my research is very advanced compared to student work and that it could easily be my ...
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Acknowledgement in papers

I have helped a scientific(math) author to find a reference and I have corrected several errors in his paper. Should he acknowledges me when he publishes his paper? Will that affect my academic career ...
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How to indicate deleted text in manuscript when using highlighted text as opposed to tracked changes

I have the chance to submit a revised manuscript to a journal, and they have specifically asked to highlight the changes using highlighted text, as opposed to tracked changes. I am using Microsoft ...
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Strategy to avoid duplication when my paper is under-review

I am a Research Scholar in Mathematics in my initial days. I wrote an article and submitted it to a good journal recently. I am confused with the following inquiry of mine: If my article gets ...
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Publishing Ethics: not listing Professor's name

I did summer research work with a Professor who is not my adviser. He gave me a big topic (big enough that doesn’t help you to navigate to a specific area) and but didn’t contribute much. Now after ...
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Some co-authors unresponsive when I asked for consent for submission to biorXiv

In short - wrote an article, sent the manuscript to all co-authors and asked for consent for submission and for feedback, if any. After most of the co-authors replied, I made some small tweaks to the ...
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How to deal with multiple affiliations as an author?

From the upcoming autumn on, I will be a tenured full-time professor at a regional university. In addition, I will have a 10% side job at an extramural research institution. And on top of that, I'll ...
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Will an error in one of my publication affect the outcome of my PhD defense?

I'm a PhD student in physics in a European country. I'm about to have my PhD defence in about 6 weeks. I have 3 published papers and one manuscript ready for submission. My thesis is also finished (...
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Should I resubmit? [duplicate]

I received the following rejection letter from the journal editor. It does not look like “rejection and resubmission” to me. Should I revise and resubmit? Is there any chance of acceptance? ... I ...
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Is copyright transferred to IEEE upon submission?

In the IEEE policy on Electronic Information Dissemination (Section 8.1.9 of the PSPB Operations Manual), it says: A.2.a. An author-submitted article is the version originally submitted by the author ...
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Rushing a paper to be published vs. taking the time and having a preprint by the time of PhD applications [closed]

I'm a second semester MSCS student who's looking to apply to PhD programs in the US and Canada this coming applications round. My field is machine learning, and with graduate applications already ...
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Guidance with publishing a conferences paper alone

I'm going to try and make this as concise as possible. I need to recap my education quickly. I finished my bachelor's in EE 2012. Between 2012-2016 I was a journalist and learned to code and started a ...
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If a journal requires “Article Processing fee” does that make it a predatory journal? [duplicate]

If a journal take article processing fee then does that mean the journal is predatory? or there are some other criteria to tell a journal as predatory?
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Is it appropriate to mention that authors refused to provide code samples when asked?

I work in a sub field of computer science. There was a recent paper (2020) that was published in a reputable conference that claimed to achieve state of the art performance on a specific data set. ...
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Simultaneously submitting, one paper got rejected, other didn’t - what to do?

There is a result R and teams T and U. Team T submitted into a journal result R, but not on Arxiv. Team U then submitted result R to Arxiv, without knowing about the submission of Team T. Team U also ...
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How to cite two different studies by the same author?

Per AMA style, what is the proper way to cite two different studies by the same author? I am currently using the numeric superscripts to denote which study it is. However, the paper is a critical ...
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Find articles that share datasets and code

I am working on some project, in which I would like to find articles where they use some computer code to treat data, and the used datasets and code is totally available (github, personal website, etc)...
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Potential ethical concerns on advisor's advice on publication venues

I can't be sure, but my instinct tells me that I am about to step in a minefield. I want to seek your advice on how to handle the situation. Here is the brief story: The background: my PhD thesis is ...
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PhD student who should be the correpsonding author [duplicate]

I am a PhD student, should I put my supervisor as the corresponding author, will this increase my chance of publication?
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Why would a paper uploaded to Academia.edu have words whited out? [closed]

A paper I looked up on Academia.edu today turned out to be a scan of pages in which many words have been whited-out with typists' correction fluid. This is a typical sentence: Unfortunately, the ...
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How can I write a research paper as 'original contribution'?

I have been told by the editor that the paper does not have original contribution to literature development. However the framework is derived from the past literature with complete citations and ...
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mixed two fields, and now each field thinks you are an alien

I used tools from another field to get results in economics. I can see other preprints doing that, but none get published. Anyone in a similar situation? You mixed two fields, and now each field ...
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Can a company use a method published in an academic paper to make money?

Academics do not usually apply for patents for the methods published in academic conferences/journals. Can a company use the ideas/code/results in these publications in a product they make money from? ...
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What is the optimal way to publish the first scientific article? [closed]

I am a doctoral student (economics) and I'm about to finish my first scientific article. Unfortunately I have no experience in publishing. Can someone explain to me how best to publish this article? ...
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What does “Awaiting SE Preliminary Decision” mean for IEEE transactions journal? [duplicate]

I have a manuscript with IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology under peer review from early Jan 2020. Today, there has been a status update on the journal's ScholarOne online portal which ...
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Is there benefit to publishing the abstract of an English article in multiple languages?

I noted from a previous paper I worked on, that when it was published an abstract was included in Spanish as well as English (https://bjssjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bjs.11422 and ...
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Citing Ramanujan's notebooks

I am citing a specific entry in Ramanujan's Notebooks and have a question: should I cite Berndt (the author of the aforementioned text) and Ramanujan directly (to each their own citation) even though ...