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Basic paper outside area of expertise: reject or decline?

It sometimes happens that I receive referee requests for theoretical papers which deals with the same phenomena I do in my research, but from a totally different specific theoretical starting point. I ...
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Google Scholar Search Result Rankings

I am attempting to identify how Google Scholar chooses which publications to rank highly in search results. I'm aware that Google Scholar uses metadata from academic websites, but therein my ...
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Is a Master's thesis considered 'published'?

I'm currently applying for PhD positions in the US, having completed a Master's degree in Engineering in the UK and then working in Industry for the past 13 years. I'm a bit confused as to the extent ...
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What are the criteria that determine if a research group/professor is actively pursuing research?

While searching for research groups pertaining to my area, I came across one that matched my interests well. But in the publications page, the most recent paper was written in the year of 2015, which ...
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When writing a textbook, what percentage of the material should be already known and what should be novel?

When I am reading a textbook, especially on some esoteric subject, I sometimes wonder what percentage of the textbook consists of known, published material, and what percentage is the author's own ...
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When a work on machine learning has enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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Regarding academic misconduct [closed]

I'm currently a Ph.D. student and I have been reading a lot about retraction of scientific papers. I understand that scientific integrity is a big issue and that we should be as honest about the ...
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How many articles should a PhD candidate in applied linguistics /humanities optimally publish during their PhD? [closed]

I'm just wondering of how many publications /articles a phd student in applied linguistics /humanities should optimally publish during the course of their studies? I'm talking about what would ...
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Why are dates (of writing or publication) missing in scientific papers?

When I read a scientific paper I usually would like to know the point in time when it has been written or publicized. I would expect such a date written near to other meta data like the the author's ...
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Need advice regarding my possibly conflicting research idea

I'm an undergraduate student just getting started with a proper research in machine learning. Oftentimes, when I'm experimenting with new ideas, I find that a similar or better research was already ...
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How do researchers use published plots?

I was wondering how people deal with data represented with plots (of any kind) in a published paper, in particular for what regards Physics. When doing theoretical research (but not only), often you ...
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How to spot unproven theoretical hypothesis/ideas as an experimentalist/engineer?

Or inverserly, where do academic theoreticians/mathematicians try to sell their ideas and hypothesis depending on how: rigorous speculative potential for applications Can some of such share here ...
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How to check a book chapter is indexed in Scopus or not

I have published a book chapter in a book recently. How to check whether the book chapter is indexed in Scopus or not?
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In the AI field, is it worth it to publish a paper that gains the same results as another but with a different method?

So over the last few months, I've been working on an AI model that could classify a skin lesion as cancerous or not using only an image of the lesion. At first, I thought there's no way that I could ...
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Why would professors pay to publish in a good journal?

The journal that I think of specifically is Physical Review Letters. I've heard that professors pay pretty high amounts to get published in this journal, which is considered a good, if not top-tier, ...
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Becoming professor and showing autonomy - when to exclude supervising professor from co-authorship

Following common scenario: You wrote a proposal for a larger several million € research project with several university partners after your PhD, the project got funded and you are the project manager,...
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What did Peano meant by “R. Universitate”?

In a book written by Giuseppe Peano, it is written "Prof in R. Universitate de Torino" i.e. "Prof in R. University of Turin". I guess "R" stands for "royal" but I have no proof of that.
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Why is the citation system so archaic? [duplicate]

I am puzzled why citation is still so archaic for academic research papers. It seems to me that all you need to cite a journal or a textbook is three things Names of the authors Date of publication ...
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Using a figure from a PhD thesis, but changed slightly. Copyright?

I am using a figure from a PhD thesis in an IEEE conference paper. I have changed it slightly, mainly by adding text. Though I will cite the author and publication, do I still need to pay the (what ...
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Making sure IEEE Conference proceedings on Xplore are on Scopus

We've organized 6th edition of IEEE Conference. Two previous ones were with proceedings in Xplore and indexed by Scopus and other relevant databases. Now we finaly have proceedings from our edition ...
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How can I make the most of this opportunity? Any suggestions for a 2nd/3rd year student interested in research? [closed]

I am currently a student about to come towards the end of my 2nd year at University. I had a great professor at the start of the year, and I was interested in trying something outside of traditional ...
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Is it worth delving deep outside my field to revise a paper?

I have a paper that got lost in the editorial pipeline for about a year due to the second reviewer dropping out and not telling anyone. During that year, I didn't revisit the paper much; it was a ...
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Do papers ever get published posthumously? [duplicate]

What is the longest discrepancy between death and publication?
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Self-plagiarism in Publication-based commentary PhD thesis? [duplicate]

I am writing a publication-based PhD thesis, and the thesis will not be publicly accessible once has been finished due to classified data included. The thesis is not the traditional sandwiched thesis, ...
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Can i be a corresponding author? [closed]

I am a PhD student now and i am willing to publish my masters degree research work, but the supervisor is refusing to publish for many reasons concerned him not the quality of my research. There is ...
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How to cite a work in a manuscript that is under review? [duplicate]

I have two manuscripts that I am ready to submit in two different journals. In the first manuscript, I have developed two models to be used for my research. Both of them are new and are an upgrade ...
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Is my PhD adviser being unethical?

My PhD adviser and I decided to publish in Physical Review Letters. After nearly finishing the manuscript, he realized the publication cost was $800 and now instead wants to publish in a significantly ...
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Does uploading a paper to arxiv with the same title but different author list affect citations?

I have a paper on the arxiv (v1) that I'd like to update to the most recent version (v2). The author list has expanded since v1. If I upload v2 with the new authors, will this affect the citations ...
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Is it a good idea to include working papers on Curriculum Vitae?

I am a senior undergraduate student and looking to apply to PhD programs. I am doubtful whether I should put my working papers on my CV alongside the already published works. I don't want to exclude ...
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Is it acceptable practice to make the source code of a re-implemented paper available online

It is the usual practice that researchers re-implement others' work for the purpose of comparison or result verification. If for instance researcher A re-implements researcher B's paper and improves ...
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Who should be author in an application note

Work leading to the application note During the c(o)urse of my PhD studies, I have written some analysis tools. I later collaborated with another PhD student to developed a proper analysis ...
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Can a journal be freely indexed?

Am I allowed to compile the index to a journal and publish it, or should I ask permission to the journal first? (By index I mean a list of all articles in all issues of the journal)
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When is it appropriate to wrap text around an image in a scientific paper?

I am working on a paper and the prescribed style dictates that we should use a single column of text; however, we have some relatively tall and thin images. If they are included in the paper in line ...
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How to participate in a remote IEEE Conference, due to politics problems in my country?

Today I study in Chile, and I have an accepted paper at an international conference of the IEEE of good level. I need that participation since it will help me in my Postgraduate program, but I'm ...
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Rejected journal paper for submission as a book chapter

My paper is not accepted in journal. I contacted other journals as well, but they considered it out of scope for their journal. I want to now submit it as a book chapter in springer or IEEE. Please ...
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What exactly is a “non-archival venue” and “workshop with proceedings”? [closed]

Questions: What do people exactly mean when they say "non-archival venues" although the venue might have "publications"? What is the exact difference between "workshop with proceedings" and one ...
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First author added random co-authors to our paper without informing me (second author)

Our paper in the computer science area has been accepted to a well-known conference and we are getting ready to submit our final draft. This is our first publication and I'm an undergraduate student. ...
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Chances of admission for a PhD program with high WAM (GPA) for masters but an average GPA for undergraduates (A unique case) [closed]

I have completed a Master of IT specializing in cybersecurity at an Australian University ranked around 200 - 250 in the world for computer science and IT. In my master's, I achieved a Weighted ...
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One publication has two Google Scholar records; how to merge the citations? [closed]

For one publication, Google Scholar has created two separate records; how to merge the citations to the same unique publication? If it is too complicated I agree to abandon in order to not waste my ...
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ResearchGate: removing wrong uploaded article without affecting no. reads/citations

I recently noticed that the wrong article was uploaded to ResearchGate by a co-author several years ago (the title describes the article from a conference proceedings, but the uploaded paper was a ...
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how to format computer code in APA style

If a psychological methods journal only specifies that the entire manuscript has to be in APA style, how should I format computer code snippets in the manuscript to be submitted? I see nothing ...
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What is the motivation to start a new journal in a crowded field?

I've recently noticed a trend of big names in my sub-field starting new journals whose scopes substantially or fully overlap with pre-existing journals, and the motivation is not very obvious to me. ...
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What are the NCS journals?

I have seen people mentioning special group of journal, namely NCS journals, but what does it stand for? When people say that "faculty has to publish in NCS to get a shot at tenure", what does it mean?...
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Can I upload a Book to Arxiv which I have already Published?

A few years ago I published a book on mathematics and physics. This book received positive feedback from people who read it, but was never widely read and has not sold that many copies. At this ...
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Is a good PhD student/researcher expected to spend some part of thier day/week regularly reading new research papers/pre-prints?

Or alternatively do good PhD students/researchers spend some part of thier day, regularly, reading new research papers/pre-prints? Please give some reasoning of why and why not, if possible. ...
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Writing Systematic Literature Review on the same topic

I was planning to write and also started writing a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on a specific topic. Unfortunately, while writing, I found out that an SLR on the exact same topic has been ...
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Is it possible to submit to Nature Toolbox?

Recently, I found this list of journals that accept articles describing open-source software. In the list, Nature Toolbox is mentioned. I looked it up and found that it is a category within Nature, ...
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Is it bad practice to cite MSc dissertations?

While searching for references on a certain class of problems I came across a well-written master's dissertation. It did not contain much in terms of new results, but it did a good job of explaining ...
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Should I withdraw a submission?

I worked on a paper in computer science (CS) from half a year approximately, so I decided to send it to the JUCS journal. They kindly informed me that they were not able to find enough reviewers for ...
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Response to referee after rejection

I recently had a paper rejected: both referees pointed to a unique issue with our work. One referee's criticism was fair, hence I feel the rejection decision was fair. The other referee however, ...

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