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Main results vs ablation study in a journal paper (deep learning)

I ran a number of experiments (object classification/segmentation), and got some good results vs a range of benchmark models. The paper progressed to major revision, and most criticism concerned the ...
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Why can't we just use platforms such as arXiv for proper peer-reviewed publishing?

Many of you will know that, whether per subscription fees or via open access models, there is a ridiculously absurd amount of money flowing to many big (or medium-size) publishers for getting our ...
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How bad is it to have your full personal address publicly available in a journal paper?

I've recently published several papers in different peer-reviewed and reasonably high quality journals. Since I have no academic affiliation (I do research as a ''hobby''), I was asked to provide a ...
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Is a nomenclature section really necessary in a scientific paper?

I was wondering if a nomenclature section is necessary, especially when you have described parameters in the body of the paper right after the formula. Personally, I don't think it is a good idea to ...
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Taylor& Francis Manuscript status from "Awaiting Editorial Office Processing" to "Under Review" in 3 days [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript in a journal (Taylor&Francis) and after 3 days the status of my MS changed from "Awaiting Editorial Office Processing" to "Under Review". What does ...
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The status of Revised manuscript is with editor since one month [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper in one of the top journals in elsevier. After one year I received the major revision with one month deadline. I submitted the revised manuscript and status is showing with ...
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Undergrad research: How to ask my advisor if our results are paper-worthy?

I worked with a professor over the summer where I explored a slightly original avenue in a fairly niche domain. Basically, I ran simulations that validate previous lab experiment results. The work ...
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Paper got rejected and meanwhile a similar paper was submitted to another journal

I have been working for 1-2 years on a manuscript to be submitted to a journal with a relatively high impact factor. The journal has pretty strict rules about the length of the paper which is ...
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Should I continue with revisions after two reviewers accepted and one made bullying comments about the research? [duplicate]

I am in the following situation: two reviewers said it was a good investigation and suggested some changes and some new references. But a third reviewer is making bullying comments for the second ...
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Do I need to follow all the suggestions of reviewers? [duplicate]

I have got my submitted paper`s review comments. One of the reviewers commented and suggested as follows: Reviewer 1 Recommendation: Accept (minor edits) Comments: The paper has been carried out in ...
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What to put in the Discussion section of a paper in this case? [closed]

From what I know in the Discussion section, it is recommended to establish a comparison between one's proposal with what other authors have done. For example, in the CS field, I have seen that this is ...
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Co-authorship in exchange for paying conference fee

My BSc dissertation has recently been accepted for publication in the proceedings of a small conference. My supervisor has co-author credit as his assistance was naturally instrumental. While I'm been ...
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Professor is not publishing my work. Should I try to publish on my own adding him as a coauthor?

I went to do my postdoc (organic chemistry) in ICCAS Beijing, although I also had offers from other places. As soon as I arrived there, I was informed the professor had many unsubmitted works. After a ...
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Why do many LNCS conference proceedings limit their pages to exactly 12 while the guideline says it should be about 12 to 15+?

I found that many conferences strictly limit their submission and camera-ready LNCS page to 12 pages, such as source1, source2, and source3 (without the possibility of extension) whereas some offers ...
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Is it possible to publish a scientific research on a web page and a journal at the same time? [closed]

Can I create a web page and write research on it and then publish in an arxiv site or a magazine? Do the laws of magazines allow this?
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How to learn to prepare good scientific illustrations?

I have recently started to appreciate the importance of illustrations and figures in scientific publications. Be it a visual abstract, a visual TOC, or part of a poster or a presentation, I always ...
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Rejection only because of incremental publication (salami slicing)?

I am reviewing conference submissions (specialized branch of engineering). One of them, although technically more interesting than some of the other submissions, is a typical case of "salami ...
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What does the status "at review" mean? [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a journal 3 days back and it shows the status at review. Is it the same as under review or just means the initial check?
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When should I cite a paper?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I am writing research papers but I am confused with one thing: What papers should I cite? I want to know, in particular, what the criterion is for which a paper ...
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My paper was rejected but was posted as a preprint with a DOI on Research Square. Can I now publish it in another journal?

My paper has been rejected recently but its content could be seen in the Research Square website. Why has this happened, and why did it also get a DOI link? I asked and they answered: Thank you for ...
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Is there a distinction in a thesis between a background section and a literature review? [duplicate]

I wounder to know the difference between the background and literature review chapter in the Master Thesis.
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When submitting a major revision, does it matter whether the revised manuscript or the response to reviewers appears first?

I submitted a major revision for an article to a World Scientific journal today. However I am in a confused state. I had to submit two documents: 1. Revised Manuscript, 2. Response to Reviewers, both ...
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Is viXra a good site for e-prints [duplicate]

ViXra.org is a host site for e-prints similar to Arxiv.org. I wonder if ViXra is a good place for posting e-prints and how well it is known to the scientific communities.
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Is publishing in a journal considered "commercial use"?

A lot of software offer student or academic licenses that prohibit the use of the software for commercial purposes. A lot of scientific journals are edited by for-profit companies and publish papers ...
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Researchers' names in titles of papers [closed]

I wonder if Mathematics is the field that has the highest ratio of researchers' names in the title of papers? In the mailing I received from the arXiv this morning there are 14 papers that cite ...
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Is it ethically alright to submit an extended version of work that will be presented in a demo session to the main conference at a different venue?

We will soon present our work as part of the demo sessions at a conference. However, since being accepted for the presentation, we have significantly improved the existing work, to the point that it ...
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Will my objection that our paper is more complete have any effect?

I recently did a research study and submitted it to a suitable journal which covers the field. One of the referees said that the same analysis has been already done and referred to an article that ...
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Does the word limit for Physical Review Letters include references etc.?

I'm preparing a manuscript to submit to Physical Review Letters. On their website it says that the word limit is 3750 words. Does this word limit count every word in the whole manuscript, including ...
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As a young researcher, what should I follow to keep myself updated in my subject area? [duplicate]

I am a new researcher in immunology and biology. I am unable to keep track of so many papers being published in journals. Do I need to check Conference Proceedings as well? I am not sure what to ...
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Publishing while working for a drug regulatory agency [closed]

I am a recent MD-PhD graduate in the field of clinical pharmacology. While searching for post-doc positions (which are quite rare in my country), I came across several job offers from a drug ...
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My PhD thesis has personal information and I don't want this to be public. What can I do?

I just finished my dissertation at a German university that requires that I include personal data (place of birth, date of birth) on the title page of the dissertation. While I have no problem giving ...
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Where should a high schooler target getting their paper published? [closed]

FiveThirtyEight is quite well-regarded in statistics/data analysis circles. I have written a short paper on NBA player ratings that might be of interest to them. I do intend on getting the paper ...
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What does "You are the creator and an author for this paper. You have authored an accepted paper." mean in EDAS?

What does "You are the creator and an author for this paper. You have authored an accepted paper." mean in EDAS when the Status is still "Active (has manuscript)"?
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I need to translate my scientific article. Can I offer co-authorship in exchange for translation services?

I have a scientific manuscript and I do not know how to translate it. Nor do I have the money to have it professionally translated. Can I ask another academic to translate it in exchange for co-...
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Published article on Arxiv: Elsevier Gold Open Access

Am I allowed to publish the final manuscript PDF (as it is in the journal) on Arxiv if the paper is published as "Gold Open Access" in an Elsevier journal?
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How to search for a suitable journal to publish my paper?

I'm an undergraduate math major, recently I've written a paper about approximation by neural networks in a theoretical settings because I really like the mathematics involved in neural networks. It is ...
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How to identify the pronouns to use for a single-author when citing them? [closed]

I am writing a paper and want to cite an author's work. I don't know the authors pronouns and while I could go by pictures I find of the author online, I cannot find their pronouns anywhere. I can ...
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How to get published research covered by science magazines so as to promote the research among the community?

I am a researcher in the early stage of my career with a few publications. I work on High Energy Physics and published papers in top ranked journals with relatively high h-index. My query is regarding ...
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What options are there for main research contributor who doesn't agree with the order of authorship on a manuscript?

Long story short. I was the first author of a research manuscript submitted but rejected previously. I am the main contributor of all stages of the research from planning and research question to ...
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Submitting a paper without consent of all authors?

There were three people working on a paper: a PhD student (S1), her advisor (A), and another PhD student (S2). The advisor A passed away before the paper was finished. At that moment the amount of ...
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Should an extended version of a Paper contain the existing Paper?

I have a conference paper published in A and now they have invited me to submit an extended version of the Paper in a Journal. Due to page limitations, I had a lot of work that I couldn't present at ...
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Why do citation counts differ between Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar?

I'm using both Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar to keep track of citations to some of my papers. For some papers, I notice that citation counts across these two sites don't match. So, some papers ...
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Do I have an obligation to resubmit to the same journal?

I submitted a paper to a mathematics journal last year and got a "revise and resubmit" type of response. I edited the paper following some of the referees' comments and suggestions, but the ...
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Publishing without academic supervisor

I am a bachelor student and have been working for a professor since the last two years on a paper for which I was paid. All the work is mine but data belongs to him. We recently had a fallout and I no ...
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Making already published papers open-access: is it and could it be an option?

Currently, there are plenty of options to publish an open-access paper. From using purely open-access journals (free of charge or for a fee) to opting-in for an open-access license in the traditional ...
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Request an extension for revision for a second time

Is it normal to request an extension for the revised version of the article for the second time? I have a manuscript submitted to a journal, and although I have requested an extension for two weeks, ...
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Publishing a non thesis article

I would like to ask to you about a topic that has been on my mind right now. Before publishing my master thesis, I want to publish a non-thesis article and use it in my thesis and I want to cite ...
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What academic researchers published very few scientific articles (say, less than twenty) but exerted large influences on their fields of study? [closed]

I find researchers and writers who published very little, yet were influential in their respective fields of study, interesting. A good example of such a researcher was the mathematician C. F. Gauss, ...
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Why was it mandatory to attend a conference in person while publishing a paper in pre-pandemic times, and how will conferences run post-pandemic?

Conferences are a great platform to exchange ideas and to learn about different research areas. Also, more importantly, conferences expedite the process of publishing as journals may take months/years....
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When do you submit a preprint?

I'm working on a number of projects right now, some are near "completion" (as much as that is ever possible!). I've been thinking a lot about preprints lately. When would the appropriate ...

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