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Does submitting multiple papers to the same journal unsuccessfully over time develop a bad reputation?

I am aware of the ethics around submitting papers to multiple journals simultaneously. I know some people have also asked about submitting simultaneous papers to the same journal. In that case, there ...
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Is it unethical to submit a research paper to a second journal when the original journal appears to be ignoring it?

I submitted my work to journal X almost a year ago; the status of the paper remained "Assigned to Reviewers" for a long time, and despite repeated emails, no one from the editorial board ...
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Submitting two articles to the same publisher (but not the same journal)

A bit similar to Submitting two articles to the same journal at the same time but not exactly. I was wondering about the strategy for publishing two related, but separate papers. Could there be a ...
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Independent research publication in pure math

I did my MS math in a poor math department from south Asia. While as a MS student I wrote a solo author research paper in finite group theory (without any advisor or help from anyone). I don't know ...
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Should I include as author of my current paper someone who wrote code that I'm using?

I'm being asked (by my advisors) to include a person I don't even know as author of my new papers, in which they haven't done anything. The reason seems to be that my work is based on source code that ...
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Can someone else claim that their name should be on our paper because they have been working on the same problem?

A few months ago, in our group meeting, my advisor brought up a problem in the field that might be interesting for us to think about it. Although it was not related to my PhD, since I was going for my ...
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Do researchers use plagiarism tools before sending their manuscripts to the publishers?

Do student researchers use plagiarism tools before sending their manuscripts to the publishers? If they do, do they spend money on this type of software from their own pockets? If someone doesn't want ...
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Publishing a physics paper when you are outside academia?

I'd like to publish a paper in a cosmology journal. However, I've been outside academia for about 3 years since completing my masters. Is there any platform where I can share my idea and get feedback ...
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Help Me Evaluate A Conference [duplicate]

I am now trying to get my article published before the end of the year. My advisor suggests me to submit my full paper to ICISE-IE 2022, a international conference on information technology and ...
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Two positive reviews, One negative review - should I ignore the negative reviewer?

So I recently submitted an article to a journal and turns out, there were three reviewers involved. It was accepted with major edits. The editor said she is going to send it to the first two reviewers ...
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I found a mistake in my manuscript that is already under review - what to do?

Recently our group has submitted a manuscript with me as the leading author. The manuscript is about computation and modeling, which involves lots of data analysis. Right now the manuscript is under ...
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How to get publication recognition certificate from Springer?

Elsevier provides a publication recognition certificate through the link: A certificate for published work in Elsevier journals can be downloaded from this page. Is there a similar service available ...
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I have a written original research (Genetics) from my PhD. My thesis advisor has since retired and my lab has closed (in 2016). How do I publish this?

CALLING OUT to the scientific community for your advice: I have a well-written original article that has yet to be published. I had it drafted (manuscript for submission) along with my Ph.D. thesis ...
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Digital object identification in arxiv

A few months ago I have published my paper in arxiv. Now I came to know that a automatic DOI (digital object identification) number is given to it. Is it ok or normal? I have no idea about DOI. What ...
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What is the point of an academic monograph / peer-reviewed book?

I'm currently co-authoring a book-chapter with another scientist. We're writing a review of sea ice variability and trends in an "AGU Physical Monograph" (published by Wiley) on Earth's ...
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Is it possible to send the research to a local and international magazine?

I am 21 years old and I sent a scientific research to a local journal for youth, meaning it helps young people, and because my research in high school mathematics was sent to that journal, but now I ...
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Pursuing a UK PhD with a Greek BSc + research experience [duplicate]

I am beginning my final semester of my 4-year undergraduate program, studying Informatics (Computer Science) in Greece, and I expect to graduate this September. I would like to pursue a PhD in the ...
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Filling the page limit with proofs Vs Neat smaller paper with dense appendix?

So I am trying to submit to a top-tier conference in AI. It is focused towards theoretical work. I have a couple of theorems which are the main results and I prove some other completely unrelated ...
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What software tools to use for creating publication quality system diagram?

So far I have used powerpoint to create system block diagram or System overview diagrams and convert it to pdf to add in overleaf. Working with powerpoint is tedious. What other softwares are ...
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example of department letter in support of waiving article processing charges

Looking for examples/ drafts of letters from department head in support for waiving/ getting discount on article processing charges. The journal is asking for such a letter stating that there is no ...
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Is there a platform where research from China is aggregated/made available?

I'm looking for a (specific) journal paper originating from (authored in, published in) China. The abstract is available on some aggregators (ResearchGate, Semantic Scholar), but author contact ...
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No publications after 2.5 years in PhD

I started my PhD in solid state physics in 2019 here in US. Due to covid, our labs were closed for about 8months. After that, I could not get any results in 2021 and its been more than 2.5 years into ...
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How can I cite something which doesn't have any related research-paper published?

Suppose, I want to cite a framework written in Python (in my case it is: Keras) that doesn't have any related research paper published. I saw other papers used in-line URLs, URLs in the citation, ...
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Another company patented my research project during my master studies, what should I do?

I started working as a part time researcher in a company during my master degree as part of my graduate studies. I published a paper 2.5-3 years ago based on the data and my work at school. Last month,...
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Documenting and publishing an algorithm with zero experience

Apologies if this is a loaded question, the closest thing I can find is this post and while some of the answers were helpful, I feel I'm not close to solving my problem, hopefully this thread can ...
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I might be rediscovering someone else's result. What should I do?

I am writing a paper presenting a mathematical theorem I recently proved. However, while reading one of the papers that I am citing, I found out that the same result (or something very similar) might ...
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How do researchers keep up in the area if they're in a hot area like machine learning?

I'm wondering how researchers would keep up with all the new works if they're in a fast moving area like machine learning. There's significantly more research being published, so it would seem to be a ...
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Can I sue my advisor due to not giving me authorship

So long story short is that, while I was doing my masters I have worked with a PhD candidate on a paper. I basically developed half of the system and did all the experiments while I was doing my ...
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Is comminit dot com a scam site?

I recently published an open-access paper. Shortly after, someone from the 'Communication Initiative' reached out, regarding a 'summary' of the paper which they would like to share, asking me if I'd ...
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To what degree is institutional affiliation a conflict of interest when submitting to a conference?

I'm submitting to a conference, and in the part where you're supposed to indicate conflict of interest, they indicate that same affiliation is a conflict of interest. So I've declared affiliation CoI ...
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Can a tenure decision be overturned a month before the decision letter is sent to faculty?

I am a grad student with an untenured faculty. Her tenure dossier was discussed last year and I have heard through the grapevine that she may be denied tenure the primary reasons being her lack of ...
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Paper will be rejected on one conference, can I "show intend to submit"/register to another?

I have submitted a paper to a conference, but the reviews are not good and the rebuttal is not going well either. So the paper will most likely not be accepted later on. The "intend to submit&...
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How can I get an academic post after recently finishing my doctorate research? [closed]

I have a career question. I recently finished my DBA degree (Doctor of Business Administration) and I am applying for academic posts however, my applications keep being unsuccessful. I am aware that I ...
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The status of my manuscript changed from Undergoing Initial Checking to Under review but the ED: not assigned? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to one of the weliy journals. The status was “Undergoing Initial Checking” on Scholarone system. After 3 days, the status changed to “Under Review” along with "Ed: not ...
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Extended version of a paper, what title should it have?

After presenting a paper at a conference, I have been invited to publish an extended version in a journal. The only requirement I have been told is that it must have at least 30% new material and an ...
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Top 1000 cited papers

I have a couple of ideas in mind for using machine learning to look for correlations between text and metadata of scientific papers and the number of times the papers have been cited, for which I ...
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Where to submit an article first?

What is your strategy when submitting an article? I am asking because I wonder if it hurts to try submitting to a top journal even if the paper is clearly not good enough. Worse come worse I get a ...
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Copyright Rules Regarding Figure Reproduction

A paper I wrote was recently accepted for publication. In one of our figures, we report our results juxtaposed against results from another paper published in a different journal. To perform a ...
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Correction after sending definitive proof of article to journal

I have recently replied the copy-editor of a journal with a version of the article's proof, stating that they should proceed to publication after I checked all the comments for this last proof. ...
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Why do so many papers state the obvious?

There is a pattern I keep seeing and I'm very curious about the reason behind it. Let's say you're going to read a paper on astronomy: In order to understand it, you need to know some basics about the ...
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Criteria to get machine learning benchmarking papers published in ACM

I have read lots of data analytics and machine learning related papers coming up with new algorithms, implementing models that outperform the existing one on a particular dataset. In case of ...
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In general, are research articles entirely written by the PhD student?

I'm thinking of pursuing a PhD (in France) and I would like to know if the process of writing is merely done by the PhD candidate, or it is helped by their advisor?
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Non-responsive co-author

I have written a paper together with a co-author. The co-author is a former assistant of mine. The paper is based on my idea but they have done quite a bit of work on it. We had a generally good ...
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How to find recent papers with authors from my own region

What is a good way to find recent (preferably also popular) papers within a specific field which has been co-authored by someone from my region? The field of interest is machine learning, and my ...
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Is it common for a journal to reject (or accept) a paper before all reviewers have submitted their reports?

Suppose that a paper is submitted to a journal and that the editor decides to sent it out to two reviewers. Each reviewer agrees to return the report in X months; however, it turns out that one of ...
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What goes into a proper review of a paper?

I've been asked to review a paper for a publication. I've always been teaching faculty, not a researcher and I've never done a review before, but the paper is within my area of expertise and I have ...
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Speech to text software/dictation program thats worthwhile for researchers? [closed]

I tend to be glacially slow in writing up my publications, and I was wondering if it would be worthwhile to invest in a speech-to-text program to dictate my rough drafts. Has anyone had a positive ...
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I'm publishing a paper without an affiliation and cannot afford article processing charges. Suggestions? [closed]

I am a retired scientist looking to publish a viewpoint/review article on radiation and cancer. I do not have an affiliation (university or industry) and cannot afford high article processing fees ...
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What would be the next step after revising a manuscript? [duplicate]

After receiving a report on a manuscript from the referee, then the revised version must be submitted to the editor. In this step, will the revised version be sent to referee again to check that or ...
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Can I collect published images of biological specimens in a database for scientific purposes?

I'd like to create a database with published photographs of some biological species to use them for scientific research, but I have questions according copyright law. Can I use published images in a ...
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