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Questions related to academic publications including online and traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings.

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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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Is it OK for a journal which already rejected my paper to ask me later on to serve as a reviewer? [duplicate]

One of my paper was rejected from some journal around one an half year ago (I still working on my paper, anyway :)) and during the submission process, I have filled my profile in their submission ...
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Submission status of the journal "Advanced Science" from Wiley [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript to the journal Advanced Science and the manuscript status has been Under Consideration for three weeks. Could anyone having experience in submitting to this journal let ...
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Can I publish while doing an internship at a company if I did that research before starting the internship?

I’m currently doing research at my University in Spain, and soon I will leave to do an internship in Germany at a company (one among Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) on a related topic. ...
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Submission not visible anymore after 4 months with the journal [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a journal and after four months, the status changed to "decision in progress". After 2 days, I cannot see my submission anymore. I am co-author. What happend?
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A poor and mistaken paper scooped a well-written paper: can the latter paper still be published in a journal of similar tier?

As a student, I've read a lot of stories and Stack Exchange threads on scooping, and felt uneasy about it. People seem to believe that the first runner gets most of the credit while the group being ...
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Can (or should) text from a study protocol be reused when preparing a manuscript for submission to an academic journal?

In an attempt to follow best practices in open sciences, I drafted, published, and shared a protocol for a systematic literature review. I have since completed the data collection and extraction ...
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What's the point of contacting editor during review process?

I have a paper under its second round of review with some minor revisions only since only one of the referees asked for some clarification. Now it's been like 40 days with the referee. Somewhat ...
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Proper credit when original author left

My company has tasked me with writing a paper to be published on some of our software. The what and why isn't particularly relevant to the story except that it's purely software driven approach. No ...
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Should I wait till the completion of all possible experiments?

I am aware that this question can be answered in different ways based on the domain of research under consideration. So, you can confine the answer to the domain of machine learning. Suppose I am ...
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Can researcher re-publish their own published research somewhere else?

Let's say I (first author) have published my research in a paywalled, non-open access journal. Can I publish a simplified version of the article, using some of the same figures as in the paywalled ...
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Talking about participation to the paper

While (informally) discussing some recent updates, I said something along the line : "My paper about ... is published in ..." when I am actually the third author. I contributed to the paper ...
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Is it possible to read the article from the this ResearchGate page as a nonresearcher? If so, how? [closed]

I found the page https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301502255_Can_we_believe_it_Evidence_for_Christianity that I Google searched for. It's just the abstract. I couldn't figure out how to read ...
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What can I do when my coauthors submit a paper which uses our in-progress coauthored work?

Background: My coauthors and I have been writing a paper together for quite some time. The project has not been the main focus of anyone in the group for the longest time, so it has been going very ...
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Affiliation before starting undergraduate but committed to an institution

A paper I worked on during my gap year between high school and college is getting published. All of the work that went towards this paper was made after finishing high school, and clearly before ...
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My paper is rejected repeatedly without naming a technical flaw [duplicate]

My theoretical physics paper is being rejected repeatedly at the editorial stage, without undergoing peer review. However, every rejection explicitly states that there is no technical error in my line ...
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Duplicate submission issue since first journal never responded to submission or withdrawal

I submitted my research article to journal A earlier. They neither responded to my submission nor sent me any confirmation of my submission. I mailed them for the withdrawal of our submission. They ...
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Can I revise a part of the paper that the reviewer did not mention?

I received a major revision recently. However, as I was making revisions, I realized that my first draft from a few months ago is badly organized and poorly written. I want to make some changes to a ...
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What to do when a supervisor withdraws their name from a graduate student's paper?

Context Under my mentor's guidance and support, I've been working on a paper that has really bloomed. It is exciting technically and scientifically - the technology invented and the new findings it ...
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Am I allowed to directly fix a typo about experiment results during camera-ready?

I have recently received acceptance notification from a top-tier AI conference. When I prepare my camera-ready version I realised that I wrongly pasted the variance for the cell before to the current ...
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Copyright transfer of with inclusion of previously CC licensed content

When publishing in a non-open access journal, one (Author) is usually required to sign a copyright transfer agreement with the Publisher such as this. Now, when the paper includes some work, say a ...
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Increase coautorships

I am a PhD student in Economics and I am looking to increase my paper production to be a more competitive candidate on the job market in a couple of years. So far I have been working on solo projects ...
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What's the meaning of *abs* in URLs of arxiv.org [closed]

On every paper I read, the URL-path contains abs before the ID of the paper. I mostly read about machine learning if that matters. Does it mean abstract? Or absolute path? See the example: .
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How to handle a lack of authorship even though you deserved it? [duplicate]

In Summer 2020, I worked on a research team with 2 colleagues and a supervisor on a ML paper. We (myself and my 2 colleagues) heavily built on some work that the supervisor did in the past to come up ...
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Would it be inappropriate to complete this project on my own?

About a year ago, I quit my PhD in mathematics. At the time, I was working on a project given to me by my former advisor. His contributions were as follows: Explaining the basic idea of the project, ...
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How to determine whether writing and asking to collaborate on a paper is appropriate [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in mathematics, and yesterday I posted a research question on mathoverflow. I was shocked to find a surprisingly amazing response. I was even more shocked to see Terrence Tao ...
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How to do an open-ended all-matching search in Web of Science

I would like to find out the total number of publications in the Web of Science. (Actually, I'm interested in certain subcategories over time, but not restricted by word content at all. The categories ...
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Using data from an old project with a bad collaborator - do I need to loop them in?

I collected data almost a decade ago with a bad collaborator. The collaborator contributed very little and I didn't want to continue the partnership. When data collection was complete, I ran basic ...
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How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? [closed]

How to systematically become verified of the "textual quality" of submission on time of submission? How to know when quality is good? Some older posts: How accurate are published papers? Why ...
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Main result in the first figure

I am planning to submit my paper to a journal. But as I circulate my draft paper to my student peer, one of them ask me why I put my main result in the very first figure. I was silent without any ...
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When is it appropriate to publish independently without an advisor? [duplicate]

With pre-preprint servers readily accessible, I'm wondering if it is possible for graduate students to directly publish their work without their advisor. Is this taboo? If a student conducts ...
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Which is important senior (last) author or first author if I have the choice?

I am currently postdoc and I worked on a project of my idea and worked most of it. I do not know should I choose the first author considering that I did most of the work or senior (last )author as it ...
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How to physically organize academic papers

I'm looking for an efficient way to organize academic papers on my bookshelf. I'm a CS PhD student and continue to amass a large number of papers that I periodically need to refer to. The PDFs of ...
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Mistake in published paper by others. Clarification needed [duplicate]

There is no work that is free of error and people make mistakes :) But that is not what I am after, I am seeing advise on how to go about asking for clarification. Recently a paper was published in ...
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Do the referees see the profile of authors?

I am a mathematics PhD scholar (particularly in number theory). I have a question in mind. In general, a PhD scholar doesn't have much publications (or no publication) upto a certain stage. Suppose I ...
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How to repond to reviewer comment that findings in existing literature contrast my findings?

I recently received comments from the reviewers on my research paper. In my paper I look at the impact of X on Y and find that X negatively affects Y. One reviewer has commented that while my findings ...
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Time between first draft of manuscript and submission [closed]

I drafted a manuscript at the end of August. Most coauthors and the corresponding authors have reviewed it. It is almost finished but not submitted yet. It is a bit frustrating. I wanted to ask if it ...
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Letter to editor type article

Some journals have letter to editor type article. I checked a few papers the day between submission and acceptance is just 2 - 3 days. Does this mean it is easier to publish this type of paper? Also, ...
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Postdoc with only 5 publications 3 years after graduation [closed]

I am a polymer chemist doing a postdoc. I would like to pursue my career as a researcher. However, I have only 5 publications (all first author) 3.5 years after my PhD graduation. 2 more should be ...
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Found plagiarism in published paper - what to do?

I was recently reading a paper in some journal which described part of their method in the following way: Our goal is to perform [something] on our data, which is drawn from [distribution]. This ...
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How to write an abstract of paper mentioning the exhaustiveness with an emphasis on an unexplored case [closed]

I want your advice on writing a small portion of the abstract of a paper. Let me introduce the situation first. There is a large class of objects, and an excellent way to study these objects is ...
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Asking supervisor for PhD after MSc

I recently completed a MSc. I would like to start a PhD. I would like this to be at an institution that is different to where I did my MSc. I have reviewed the academics in my area (London) and ...
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Ways to republish a paper in a different format

Suppose I did publish an article under the CC 4.0. Now I would like to publish the paper again in my own classical two-column layout/format, because I am not happy with the single-column-layout of the ...
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How to highlight changes made in the manuscript as part of a revise and resubmit?

We have a journal paper that got correction requests and need to be resubmitted. The changes need to be highlighted in the manuscript. How do you mark the changes? Is changing the text color enough? ...
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Is it fine to ask for a deadline extension from an academic publisher

I have signed a book contract with a reputable academic publisher a while back. I have finished half of the work and so far it's right on schedule. Now I'm about to give birth and after a discussion ...
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I submitted a paper over a year ago and have not heard back. What should I do?

I submitted a pure mathematics paper (my first paper!) to a journal in September 2020. It is now December 2021 and I have received zero reports. A few months ago I sent an enquiry. I got a response ...
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Project guide as first author of paper

I'm currently doing my master's degree in earth science or remote sensing at an Indian university. I am working on publishing my master thesis as a paper. When I talked with my guide/ professor about ...
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When does an explicit hypothesis need to be stated in a paper?

In secondary school, I was taught that all laboratory experiments must include an explicit, a priori hypothesis statement with an associated theoretical foundation. For example, one of my lab reports ...
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How is work with students judged?

I imagine it is fairly common for students (at the PhD level) to produce work of lower quality than their advisors. Indeed, even excellent students must start somewhere, and if they were able to ...
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Postdoc at another university in another country. My previous team wants to stay connected and do research with me!

I obtained my PhD from a very low ranked university in Africa. Research was really hard due to a lack of many resources. But by working hard I managed to land a postdoc at a top world research ...
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