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Definition of Book Classification [closed]

I understand that libraries can use a classification system like Dewey or LOC. Apparently, the decision as to how any particular book is classified, however, is made locally at each library. So this ...
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Can I add a link to my website in a paper I'm coauthoring?

I'm writing a paper with a professor. I want to put a link to my website in the paper. I am first author, so I'm wondering if the following is okay: Bob Smith, Slifer University, https://BobSmith.io ...
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Where can/should I, as a high schooler, publish a paper regarding the derivation of a formula?

For a high school engineering project, a friend and I have found ourselves deriving an equation for how to most efficiently configure a system. We found an equation that, given a few parameters about ...
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What if a student cannot pay the APC of a journal

I am submitting my article to IEEE Access to get its rapid response (degree deadline time problem). I'm hopeful of their fee waiver/discount because I am student/unemployed as well as physically ...
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On writing critical review: is there any threat?

During my research on a specific topic, I found two interesting papers by same authors. So, I decided to implement their proposed idea but it was not possible. At first, I thought that I was wrong but ...
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How do people claim precedence with their unpublished scientific theories?

Say for example a physicist (person A) came up with a theory and sent it to a journal. But it was rejected. (As an example, maybe person A came up with the idea for the Higgs particle). Then 10 years ...
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what is the best software for drawing mechanical mechanism? [closed]

I want a software which I can use to draw mechanisms like this picture: Update: the author told me that : "the figure was made in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator by tracing the hand-drawn kinematic ...
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Correct typo error in the article title that published Early Access of the journal

I have a accepted article that published under early Access. Today, I have got the proofs from the journal to approve some changes. I have found a typo error in the title "Commutation" instead of "...
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Manuscript was returned by the Editor to include more data, should I prepare “Response to Editor”?

I have submitted a manuscript that was returned by the Editor mainly because there is "no enough data" on the manuscript. The manuscript is a bit shorter and to-the-point. Of course, I have been also ...
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How to analyse the following reviewer comments?

How can I improve a paper which has the following comments from the reviewer: There are missing references to recent literature, which are closely related to this submitted work. A proper ...
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Can I include my published paper in the mail?

I have written a professor from the USA about a Ph.D. position with my CV. He replied saying its excellent and I should apply in the next fall. Now I have some queries which I will ask him in my next ...
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Does the length of an IPCC Scientific report imply anything about credibility or thoroughness? [closed]

Background In a question about the Green New Deal, I posted a comment to an answer that asserted the Green New Deal was not based in any science: It's not a surprise that such a report [sic: read ...
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Variance in academic fecundity during and after graduate school [closed]

Some people used to be prolific when they were working on their PhDs, but years after graduation, they hardly published a single paper. Why? Also, some faculty members published great papers while ...
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Affiliation in papers after leaving the institute where the bulk of the work was done [duplicate]

I have been working on two projects for last one year or so and they are almost done. But this month my postdoc tenure ended. So I have just joined another institute as a postdoc. Should I put both ...
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Are there any institutes removing teachers based on less performance in publications? [closed]

Consider the four cadres: assistant professor, associate professor, professor and above. Are there any universities or other institutes across world in academia that removes from office permanently, ...
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Access to best PhD thesis?

I hear that many universities (at least in my country) award best thesis award every in every department. I want to review such thesis in mathematics to get updated with current levels of research ...
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Some people publish great ideas in grad school, others are not [closed]

While reading certain papers, I come across great ones, presenting truly new findings, and not re-inventing the wheel or doing minor changes to other works. I seriously find it hard to believe that ...
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Why do some academic journals requires a separate “summary” paragraph in addition to an abstract?

At least in the field of biology, some academic journals have added a separate summary paragraph (for example: "Significance Statement" (in Journal of Neuroscience), or "Significance" (in PNAS), or "...
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Should I be citing wrong papers and preprints whose correctness I am unable to judge?

I am currently writing a paper with a rather extensive literature trail. There is a question (see bold) that I came across in multiple instances and I can't seem to find an answer to it on this site. ...
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Extended paper - should I keep someone who virtually had no contribution?

I had a paper accepted at a conference and want to extend it with some new material based on the comments and submit it to a journal. One of the co-authors was added to the conference paper because ...
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Is it allowable to use an organization's name to publish a paper in a conference, even after I graduate from it?

I just graduated from my university, and I have a paper to submit to a conference. I was filling out the information to submit my work to them, but I am not sure what to put as my organization. Since ...
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Reuse of published data in PhD thesis

if it is the same data, but you put it in another style for your PhD thesis and created a new figure - does it still counts like "figure from publication "***" ?
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Writing thesis with corrected data after being published

Lack of a systematic strict supervision has lead to inaccuracies in data evaluation. This data was published. While writing thesis I realize that and I don't know what to do. Should I write my "...
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Can I submit a paper under an alias so as to avoid trouble in my country?

I have done research on a topic that is very sensitive in my original country. I want to submit a paper to a (well-rated) Computer Science conferences, but I do not want to use my real name or ...
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Writing about a paper that won't be published (but got accepted) in my resume

(I believe my question is not a duplicate, I've seen all others related to this.) I'm an undergrad and I need to make a resume to apply for jobs (in industry) including a paper that we submitted to a ...
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Similarities detector for IEEE conference papers like crosscheck

IEEE conferences managed thru EDAS system are usually interfaced with Crosscheck service which automatically highlight to reviewers the percentage of detected similarity for the paper to be reviewed ...
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Can I use images from my published papers in my thesis without copyright infringment?

I have to fill in copyright form for my PHD thesis submission. I have used some of the images already published in my IEEE/IET journal and conference papers. I signed copyright forms during the ...
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Is it acceptable to use newspapers and periodicals (e.g., the New York Times, China Daily, etc) in journal articles? [closed]

Here are some sample sources: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201902/28/WS5c7720fda3106c65c34ebd70.html https://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/15/magazine/china-s-leap-to-american-campuses.html
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How to escalate a complaint about errors produced by a journal from the Nature publishing group when Editor doesn't respond

We have a scientific paper that was published at the beginning of this year in "Scientific Reports", an open-access journal by the Nature publishing group. However, upon publication, as authors we ...
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Can I submit my manuscript to a second journal without receiving withdrawal confirmation from the first journal? [duplicate]

it's a month from the submission of a manuscript of mine in a "World Scientific" journal, but its status is still "Editor Invited". I just sent the editor-in-chief a note to ask about the situation ...
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What should I do if actually I found a serious flaw in someone's PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis?

Recently, I came across a PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis and found a serious flaw in them that actually makes their conclusions invalid. In the first place, I was unsure if I'...
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How to protect your authorship when trapped in “collaboration”?

Some time ago, my advisor has put me working together with some group colleagues on a very loosely defined theoretical physics project. From the beginning, I didn't like this too much because I felt ...
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Where to get second opinions on independent research?

Advisor mentorship, department peers, passing extended abstracts around at conferences etc. all come to mind for an affiliated researcher. None of those options except the last one apply to someone ...
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Solution needed - avoid copyright infringement when using figures in which original authors can't be identified

I am almost ready to publish my research project. In my project, I used different cliparts and created a couple of figures for my participants to view. For example, I created an image of a person ...
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Published manuscript to handbook or manual

I am presently developing a handbook/manual based on our published methods in a not-open access journal. The content of the manual is different (i.e., format and structure) from the published version ...
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What makes a paper publishable? [closed]

I wonder what makes a paper publishable? Is it because it provides a better solution to an existing problem? Or is it because it identified a new problem that no one has found? Thanks. UPDATE: My ...
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Submitting a new paper just after another was accepted by the same journal

In my subfield, there is a highly regarded journal. I just finished a manuscript, which I thought would be suitable and ‘good enough’ for this journal. Coincidentally, another manuscript that I had ...
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Removing articles from ResearchGate

Over a decade ago, when I was about 11, I fancied myself as budding social scientist and wrote a few "papers" of extremely dubious quality which I uploaded to SSRN. I kept up the interest in ...
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How do some PhD students get 10+ papers? Is that what I need for landing good faculty position?

I've been looking up some PhD students' websites, and there are people who somehow got 10~30+ total papers with 5~10+ first author papers. Many such students are in computer science, but there are a ...
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pros and cons of one's own papers covered by media

One published a paper on a journal. The communications team of their school want to publicize that paper in media. Is there any substantial pros and cons for the paper writer?
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How to validate scientific ideas outside the academia?

Long story short, I have some ideas regarding the field of psychology and I looking into ways to validate them with people with experience. Options I see: Submit a paper and wait feedback from a ...
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Should I highlight one of my old papers in my last 5 years research achievements, if the old paper got printed recently?

It is general that most of the journals now a days publish article in online first and later give the volume and year name when they print it. I have many papers in such case. However, I am confused ...
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Submitting two related manuscripts at the same time to two journals

I have two ideas (manuscripts) that I am working on, both in the field of physics. The first is theoretical, mathy and generalized. It is steered toward computer vision. Probably if finished, would ...
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Double blind peer review when paper cites author's GitHub repo for code

I and my coauthor wrote a paper and the project involved creating a (small) software library. Part of the novelty of the paper is the output of the code, which is a digital object not intended for by-...
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How to differentiate which conference to publish to? [closed]

There are many conferences, let's take example cryptography. I assume it makes a difference if you publish at a good conference as compared to a bad conference. The question is then: how do I find ...
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Acknowledge startup funding in manucript

Has anyone acknowledged their own university for startup funding that was used to conduct the research to be published in an article? If so could you please share the wordings that you used? Thanks!
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Will a paper be retracted if a flaw in released software code invalidates its central idea?

Say I have written code that performs a physics calculation. After this, I get a paper published based on the results of the code. In the interest of advancing the progress of science, I upload the ...
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How best to increase the reach of conference proceedings / papers?

I am helping to organise a conference which has been running for a number of years. Conference papers are peer-reviewed by a well-respected review committee and the conference has a good reputation ...
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What happens if your research doesn't get published?

In research work, I'm guessing that the primary product you want to create is some sort of publication. But what happens if you don't get you published? Does that mean the research you did is invalid /...