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What does this mean, “We recommend that you consider submission to an alternative venue”?

Recently, after submitting a manuscript for publication, I received the following response: Your manuscript, referenced below, has been considered for publication in XXX: "Article Title" ...
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How to build research paper based on a unpublished paper?

A few days ago, I read an article that I found through Google. I analyzed it and find that article is correct, and then I prepared a paper of my own built on the basis of that article. But when I ...
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What's Adjunct Proceedings?

I came across a paper today: Plink It: Paper-Based Links for Cross-Media Information Space Jurgen Steimle, Nadir Weibel, Simon Olberding, Max Muhlhauser, and James D. Hollan. Adjunct ...
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Optimal journal publications strategy (academic career)

Suppose that I've written 10 academic papers. Which CV is the best for academic appointments? 5 publications in mid-high ranked journals, 5 in low ranked (but nevertheless peer-reviewed) journals. 5 ...
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Asking for official e-mail address from ex-employer University for publication?

I am no longer affiliated with a University. In the instance that I publish a paper (co-author or otherwise), is it appropriate for me to e-mail my old University and ask them for a staff e-mail? This ...
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Things to do before submitting a manuscript

After having written a manuscript and formatted it to the publishers specifications, are there any additional things you do before submitting it (or right after submitting it) that make the review ...
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Journal vs conference publications when looking for a job in in computer science

I'm currently a post doc in theoretical computer science and I have a double digit number of conference publications, about half of which are at so called "tier 1" conferences (SODA,STOC,...). ...
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My advisor rejects my idea, but claims that the modified version is hers. What should I do?

I am a junior PhD student in electrical engineering and I need ideas about how to handle my mentor. Whenever I go to her with an idea she rejects it saying it is wrong or not interesting. But after a ...
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Replacing tech reports: can we put good undergrad dissertations in arxiv?

My department requires dissertations from all honours students (being England, that's basically all of them). Some of these are extremely good, even though they are written by undergraduates. My ...
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How should a researcher manage the fact that Impact factors change over time?

Impact factors of journals are one the most commonly use indicator of their quality. As a consequence when someone is looking for a journal in which publish his results, the highest the impact factor, ...
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Guidelines for changing terminology introduced by self?

The topics that have been in my research focus recently have problems with consistent naming and terminology through time and papers, so I might perceive it as a greater problem than I would normally, ...
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reuse of text between publications (CS)

This probably depends on field, but in Computer Science it is common for people to publish similar material in workshops, then conferences, then journals. Each time it is acceptable to reuse some ...
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Is publishing papers before the evaluation of thesis a good idea?

Is publishing papers before the evaluation of thesis is a good idea? Isn't there a risk of making the idea public?
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Article grammar and spell check

I'm not a native English speaker. My supervisor and I have read our manuscript at least twice, but after two months the reviewers say the grammar is unsatisfactory. I want to know if there is any ...
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How do I reference the Python programming language in a thesis or a paper?

I'm writing a scientific article and a dissertation in biology, for which I used Python for simulations. Some people in our department, especially the "non-computer-people", don't know what Python is, ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using LaTeX for writing scientific publications

What are objective advantages or disadvantages of using the markup language LaTeX instead of a WYSIWYG word processor like MS Word or LibreOffice Writer? Please use objective arguments to prevent a ...
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Is pseudonymous publication ethical?

From this MathOverflow question: William Sealy Gosset published a result under the pseudonym Student. (Because his employer, the Guinness brewing company, did not allow their employees to publish ...
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Doubts about writing research paper?

I am writing my first research paper in field of computer applications and artificial intelligence. I have following doubts, please answer them to help me out.. a) When explaining my research, do I ...
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Citing non Academic Books

What is the best way to cite non academic books in papers, for example, if we are writing a paper on economics, and want to say that "Charles Dickens presents a good portrayal of the English society ...
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Substantial update of an arXiv paper

I put on arXiv several months ago a paper that has been submitted at the same time to a conference. The conference paper was rejected, and using the reviews, we have started improving the paper, and ...
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Publishing the same results at multiple conferences

I presented my psychology thesis at an undergraduate conference, an international conference in France, and am now interested in submitting it to be presented at the 2013 APA conference in Hawaii. ...
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Why use version control systems for writing a paper?

I am following the advice of @Piotr Migdal in Is there an internet Git-like repository for collaboration on a paper?, and I want to ask about version controls: how beneficial are they (specially under ...
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How successful are publication agreement addenda?

I work in the field of chemistry, where some of the prominent publishers have very invasive (or restrictive) copyright transfer agreements. Thus, I'm considering the use of amendments (or addenda) to ...
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Web application for managing a library of papers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping track of bibliography references for an entire research group Is there a web application which can help the researchers at my group collaboratively manage a collection ...
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Extending a result submitted to a conference before acceptance/rejection notification

I recently submitted a paper to a conference whose notification of acceptance/rejection is due to 3 months from now. However I realize that I can extend my results in such a way that it gets much more ...
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Sending a paper to a 'Letters' journal

I am at the cusp of finishing my PhD, and my advisor and I have decided that it is time to publish since there seems to be no hole in the theories that I propose. I have always maintained that I'd ...
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Manuscript in pipeline, corresponding author between jobs

What happens to manuscripts needing revision while the corresponding author is between academic jobs? Not every academic will always find a new position seamlessly after the previous one. For example,...
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What are the standard practices for hyphenating/spelling scientific words

I would like to know what are standard practices when words are spelled differently across the literature and/or dictionaries (when these words can be found in dictionaries). A few examples of the ...
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Are the Hardy-Littlewood “rules” unethical?

For the second time recently, someone mentioned to me the Hardy-Littlewood rules for collaboration (and on that very site). From what I read about it, they include the following rule: And, finally, ...
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Outsourcing your research to Kaggle for co-authorship or other non monetary options

Some parts of our research fall out of our expertise. We thought about creating a Kaggle challenge just for this part. But we lack fund resources for the reward, so we could not offer any money. We ...
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Publishing an 'ok paper' to arxiv

I worked on an interesting project as a PHD student. It was rejected from a top conference with all but 1 reviewer agreeing that it was an ok paper but not good enough for that conference, because ...
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How to get academic search engines only search in open access journals?

Sometimes I work from home, and for security reasons it is not possible to connect to the campus computers. I use Google Scholar for finding papers and so, but from home, most of the journals can not ...
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How do I withdraw a paper from a journal after it was accepted but before it was fully published?

On the advice of a senior colleague, I decided that I do not want to publish the paper anymore and with that journal. I wrote the editor several times; he has received the emails, but refuses to reply....
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What is the principal investigator’s responsibility regarding data authenticity?

Every now and then, you hear stories of data being fabricated by a graduate student (or post-doc) who felt the pressure to publish groundbreaking results was too much. This unethical behavior makes me ...
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Is it accepted to cite an entire issue of a journal?

There exist review journals that every now and then publish a thematic issue on a given topic. For example, Chemical Reviews does so: one thematic issue (see e.g. this one) includes an editorial and a ...
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Why retract a paper for intellectual property protection?

A recent entry on the Retraction Watch blog (“Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process”) highlights the retraction of an article in the Korean Journal of Physiology and ...
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Are there hacks or smaller scientific search engines offering you context-sensitive/semantic search?

The many upvots on Gerrit's answer show how the majority of researches currently does search, filter, read scientific journals and books, as the best way, a context-sensitive search(X Algorithm near ...
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Do academicians consider Challenges on Kaggle to be research-worthy?

I am a somewhat new-ish member of Kaggle competitions with 1 submission. Do academics research via Kaggle challenges/competitions? If so are there any prominent names? If not why? They provide well ...
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How do we know if something relevant is already published?

I keep reading European Conference on Computer Vision, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, and others, and I find so much in common in those papers. For example, half the papers seem ...
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Publishing an algorithm that may not have many applications?

Suppose I came across a problem, say in graph theory, that I need to solve for my application, or a problem that I just created out of the blue. I find that it is not a standard problem by any means. ...
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Is it ever alright to add a subtitle to a title shortened by publication when citing?

Let's assume that a paper was submitted under the "Extremely long and necessary title that explains you are studying pieces of Class A, Class B and Class C of this Bigger (and much more frequently ...
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From blog posts to research papers; successful cases?

I am subscribed to many interesting blogs. Some of them are related to my research field, while others not. Sometimes I am really impressed that some of the posts are in fact real pieces of scientific ...
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Someone cited my paper in an irrelevant manner

I checking my google scholar page, when I noticed that one of my papers, of which I am a co-author, had been cited by an unknown academic. I read the article, which was on gene regulatory networks, ...
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Do students in taught programs need to go to their professors before publishing?

I am a student in various graduate taught programs, but not a research student and I am not receiving any scholarships or grants from my institutions. I have prepared a paper which I wish to publish. ...
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Military usage of scientific work

I'm currently writing my diploma thesis (old equivalent of master in Germany) in mathematics. It's about a fairly new combinatorical optimization problem which has military applications. In fact, the ...
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What are risks or disadvantages in uploading to figshare or related services?

Figshare lets researches publish figures and data for long-term archival and public access. I just found out about it and find the idea sympathetic. See for example their F.A.Q.. What risks are ...
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What's the editor's benefit in setting deadlines for manuscript revision?

In many journals of my field, upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication with minor revisions, the editor sets a deadline (4 weeks, in many journals) for submission for the revised manuscript. ...
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How much do figures need to differ to avoid copyright claims?

It sometimes arise that I need to use, for an article, a book chapter or any other written work, figures that I have already published (not figures published by others). These are usually schematic ...
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Is it important to list the merits of a research paper?

When we write a research paper, most of the times we need to describe in the introduction what is the merit of the present work (unless is a survey of sorts). Many professors, tell me that is enough ...
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Can I present the results of a paper that is currently under review?

Among the presentations in a major conference, I attended one where the author cited a paper (of theirs) under review in another major conference. Not only cited it, but showed some of its results. I ...