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Are academic publications meant to be "dry"?

Are academic publications meant to be "dry"? Or are there examples of "nice to read" papers? Is this subjective?
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Will the transferred manuscript at the new journal (B) be sent back to the same reviewers at the transferring journal (A)?

I submitted a manuscript to Journal A. After review, 2 reviewers were positively endorsed for publication. However, 1 reviewer and editor suggests publishing it in another journal (B) in the same ...
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Authorship ordering ambiguity in math and CS

There's something I've never really understood about authorship order for papers. If the contributions of the authors are more or less equal, they are often listed alphabetically, as is standard ...
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Journal publications/citations data at Scimago (SJR)

For defining Impact Factor, Wikipedia uses an example of Nature with the following data 2016 papers = 880 2017 papers = 902 2018 citations = 74,090 leading to the 2017 Impact Factor of 41.577 for ...
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What books to review for this journal?

I wanted to do a book review for a journal. I enquired the editor whether a book review for the journal is commissioned by the editor or anyone can write. He answered anyone can write and included the ...
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What is expected in a collaboration from a host supervisor?

Say a student X is a visiting research student under Prof Y, where Y is not the full-time supervisor of X. Student X will be working with Y for 3-months under an international research exchange ...
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how do you make the final decision when choosing what journal to publish in?

I have finished some research work. Now I need to decide where to publish. I have narrowed down my search to a handful of journals, but I am struggling to pick one. I'd like to know other people's ...
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Creating Verified Email in Google Scholar for Non Academic (no institutional affiliation) [duplicate]

How can I create a verified email address (which requires an institutional affiliation) in google scholar when I was in private practice? I have no institutional affiliation. This matters because my ...
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My manuscript status changed from awaiting referee selection to awaiting ED decision [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript on scholar one the manuscript status changed from awaiting Ed assignment to awaiting referee selection then awaiting referee assignment after that the status changed again to ...
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Do people intentionally make papers shorter in order to avoid grammar or reference errors?

Does anyone intentionally make papers shorter in order to avoid grammar or reference errors? I've pondered this, because it seems like it could be a good strategy. However it may come with pitfalls, ...
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Historical impact factors of journals

Is there any database/resource/website providing the full historical impact factors of a journal? Scimago gives graphs of citations (kinda IF), but it only backs to 1999. I look for a database having ...
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Is it appropriate to re-use data from previous publication for a new study?

Data from a published study was deposited on the Harvard Dataverse abiding by the replication policy of a scientific journal. I have no connections with the scholars who collected the data and ...
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Can I recommend to a journal that an entire research group not be used as reviewers for my paper?

I have recently — and prematurely — interrupted a work relationship with a research institution, due to a series of professional/scientific disagreements. Considering that these disagreements were ...
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Bad grade in thesis, a paper submitted, can this help?

I am a master student, wish to apply pure math PhD. I receive a bad grade in my thesis. My undergrad major is not the field I want to apply. The only thing I got is I have a submitted paper in ...
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I have written my affiliation in the incorrect format. Will the journal correct it after the paper is published or published online?

Unfortunately, I made a mistake in writing my academic affiliation (the format of my affiliation is incorrect: instead of University of X, I wrote X University), which makes my paper not to be ...
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Can you quote peer-reviews in papers?

I'm writing a commentary-ish paper on what NOT to do on peer-reviews. Like many of you here, I've received numerous reviews ranging from very good and constructive to absolute garbage. Some background:...
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Uploading latex files to the Editorial Manager

A few days ago I have uploaded my article to the EM system. Next, I downloaded the generated PDF and everything was seen perfect. However, yesterday the Elsevier support team sent an email to me ...
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Does being a corresponding author add extra value in SOP of PhD application?

I work in a private research organization. After completing one of my projects, when I send it to my supervisor for review, he said- he doesn't want to put his name in that project and asked me to be ...
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Is it unethical for a supervisor to delay feedback on papers?

We are in a moderate sized group (approx. 10 PhD and 4 postdocs) with a single professor as everyone's supervisor, who is well respected in our field. In our field it is normal that the supervisor is ...
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Why Crossref can not detect the DOI of the online published paper? How to fix this issue?

My article has been published online in a JCR journal and it has a DOI which works (yet the issue is not identified). The problem is that this DOI can not be detected by Crossref. When submitting ...
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Risky Research And Fear Of Rejection [closed]

I have had panic attacks recently because I have to submit a paper from my research. Although I am passionate and I find it enjoyable, the head of the group has ridiculed me for having risky research....
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How to ensure multiple papers accepted and published simultaneously (in traditional journals)?

I've made a new discovery. It has prompted me to make new hypotheses in multiple areas - not particularly related to each other. I have already conducted experiments to demonstrate these. I am now ...
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Problems in paper affects my reputation

I am a postdoc in math who defended his Ph.D. a year ago. I have 5 papers where three of them were written by me(only author). I have always made some (minor) problems that the most referees (except ...
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Submission for IEEE-template-based paper in Arxiv

Can we submit our journal paper(formatted in IEEE-paper style) in arXiv which is already submitted in IEEE journal for review(the paper's decision is not yet made)? or it's mandatory to publish the ...
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Question regarding contact to institutional professors

Background: I am a second year undergraduate in Computer science and Artificial Intelligence from India. I also have developed a keen interest in research in mathematics after reading a lot of ...
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Grad student publishing a paper with a section that my advisor likes and my co-authors dislike?

I'm a MS student working on publishing my first manuscript. I wrote the draft, had it reviewed by my advisor (a co-author), then sent it out to my other co-authors for feedback. Two of them (out of 4) ...
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Confused about how to show research done while applying for MS thesis option

I will give a little bit of background, I have been working in a space and defense based startup for around 30 months now. I have been involved in a lot of hands on research and have done many ...
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Accuracy differences for artificial intelligence paper [closed]

I read a paper about Rumor detection and they used BERT as an unsupervised language representation, fine-tuning it using a small dataset, and combining it with a supervised learning model to provide ...
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Accidental dual submission

I have accidentally found myself in a dual submission situation. I submitted it to one journal over four months ago. A few weeks later I sent another email inquiring about the status of the article. ...
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What incentives do reviewers in top conferences have to reject or accept a paper properly?

What would be the consequences, for instance, if the reviewer just rejected/accepted whatever paper they got, with a trivial or even nonsensical justification for it? Does the reviewer avoid doing ...
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What is the need for a "related work" section in state-of-the-art papers?

The process of paper writing is intended to communicate our proposed model to a peer. The peer is assumed to have solid knowledge of the particular topic. If one comes up with a state-of-the-art model ...
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Concerning publication my master's thesis

Recently my paper was accepted for a conference and I presented the paper without any problem. At the final stages the publication committee is raising concerns my paper has significant plagiarism. ...
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Can I publish a paper while being employed by a scientific publishing house?

I have got a job offer from Springer Nature as associate scientific editor. I am joining the company next month. Currently I am a postdoc researcher at a university. I have a couple of papers from ...
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If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, is there any possibility of resorting to a new assessment in the scientific community?

The question is a complement for other post not completely answered yet (Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil): If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, ...
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First authorship dispute where one has written the entire code and other has written the manuscript. [Who's the major contributor?]

In this situation in which Person (X) was approached by Person (Y) with a project idea, which is to be published as a research paper. Person (X) has written the entire code, collected the dataset, ran ...
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Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil

After completing my phd, my advisor changed his behavior with me, starting to keep a certain distance, avoiding conversations like the ones we had throughout the phd. About 6 months later, he ...
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Should we capitalize the initials of an acronym in scientific papers?

Suppose we define an acronym in a scientific paper. Should we do it like this? (...) We call this approach the First Output Once (FOO) (...) Or like this? (...) We call this approach the first ...
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Changing authors after a paper is published

A published article in an Elsevier journal has 5 authors (the first one is also corresponding author). A corrigendum appeared in the next issue, telling that the authors regret to forget to mention a ...
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Awaiting AE recommendation before "acceptance or rejection"

Is it ok to ask the journal about the status of my manuscript or it will affect their decision about it?
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What is a Good Alternative to the Word "Novel" in Engineering Publications?

When writing papers for engineering conferences and journals, it is important to highlight how one's work is novel/new. I often find myself repeating the word "novel" is sentences such as: ...
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How to know the ranking of the scientific journal (class A, B or C)? [closed]

I want a website that gives me the recent ranking (according to classes A, B or C) for journals. Thanks
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Why are my referenced papers not identified by Semantic Scholar and ResearchGate?

My paper lists 83 articles in the reference section. However, Semantic Scholar only identifies 5 of them. One of the 5 identified references, Jae S. Lim (1986), does not even appear in my article. ...
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How should I acknowledge a friend for giving me a RAM module, which enabled me to run bigger simulations?

As a part of a research project, I perform numerical simulations in my computer, and initially I could not work with bigger systems due to lack of computer memory. A friend from college had a spare ...
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Left postdoc for a non-academic post in the same university - PI is chasing me to write a paper

I recently left a postdoc position (UK) due to the grant coming to a close, and I have moved on to a non-academic post at the same university. I had been looking to move out of academia for a while so ...
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What happens if a mathematician publishes an incorrect proof of a theorem or conjecture?

I understand that normally the proof is peer reviewed by others before submitting for publication, but what happens if it turns out there was some problem in the proof invalidating it? Is their career ...
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I found two duplicate publications published in different conferences, so frustrated

While surveying a certain research area, I found 2 papers already published in 2 different conferences in 2019. Both have the same authors, same techniques, same figures (partially), but different ...
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Collaborating on a journal paper and a possibility of conflict of interest

I graduated with a PhD and now work in a CAE related industry. My former PhD colleague who is enrolled in some university as a postdoc reached out to me for a collaboration on a journal paper. ...
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Should/can I submit to the same journal and explain the situation asking for another review?

Recently I got a rejection of my research article from a mathematical journal. The referee report says "the results are correct but it has not motivation why should we care such results". ...
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Advice on writing a rebuttal for a conference

I submitted a paper to a scientific conference through easychair website and I have just received the reviewers' comments with an opportunity for rebuttal, where they said: "Please include in the ...
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How much of published papers is reasonable to expect to "fail" somehow? E.g. not having the impact you planned [closed]

How much of published papers is reasonable to expect to "fail" somehow? E.g. not having the impact you planned Are there studies that would e.g. measure, how much of published papers become ...