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Copyright of infographs and where to deposit them?

Recently, a company designed infographs for some of our articles. Infographs could be described as pictured one-page summaries of a research article. The head of the department paid for that service ...
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Why do a lot of publications ignore better results from other papers // compare only to old results (example in deep learning and biomed) [closed]

Before starting my experiments using open-access data, I compiled a list of the current publications using this same data and their results. I regularly faced the following situations when reading ...
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What opportunities are there to write casual articles in math?

I am wondering how to find good opportunities in editorials that publish work to educate younger readers and invite them to be curious about mathematics. For context, I have recently produced many ...
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Is it possible to publish an idea in a paper without a proof of concept?

I am currently a programmer and an engineering student in France, and I have a research idea which I would like to formally share with the scientific community. The problem is that this idea is not a ...
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Recommendations regarding publishing 'folklore' results in math

I've recently obtained some results which I have not found in the literature explicitly. Namely they are hinted in certain published literature, but very shortly and not in a very constructive sense. ...
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Mathematical journals which accept micro-articles [closed]

A micro-article is a paper of at most six pages. The following mathematical journals accept micro-articles: Elemente der Mathematik, Examples and Counterexamples and Journal of Computational ...
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Opinionated papers in social sciences

I have some opinions on certain topics and I would like to let my opinions be confronted with the world (and possibly, get something in return, such that I do not starve). However, here is the problem:...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

I have a project that involves large-scale text embedding of biological literature. In this case, each biology article would be given a set of numbers (embedding) based on the text in the article. We ...
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I've created a new formula in the field of math, as a bachelor student, what should I do now? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science student and recently developed a new formula in the field of math. It's something important and I'm confident that the formula does what is intended to do because of my tests. ...
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Do people care about single-author works in quantum information theory?

I am a junior postdoc (completed one and a half years) working in the field of quantum information theory. I was told by my PhD advisor that single-author papers don’t really matter in physics. They ...
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Is research done by breaking copyright publishable?

I was playing around with some data that I got with a license not to use the data in this manner on my own time. I found some results that are better than those published in my field in a non-trivial ...
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Similar working paper by senior professors, should I worry?

I am a PhD student who just finished my master’s degree. I had a master’s thesis which can be further developed during my PhD studies, but recently I found that some senior professors are also working ...
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Is it ethical / legal to publish results obtained by AI if it was trained with only own results?

I understand that using AI results and publish them as your own violates academic ethics, if it is legal at all. I also understand that AI in its current state is probably far from finding new ...
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As a post doc, is it OK to ask your PhD or PostDoc supervisor for advice on solo publishing?

I have a result from my Phd that I've been trying to get published somewhere. I don't know if I should ask either my Phd or PostDoc supervisor for advice (In theoretical computer science / math). I am ...
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Getting scooped and is it appropriate to volunteer to write a highlight?

To solve a long-unknown crystal structure, we were scooped by another group using the same state-of-the-art technique. A peer-reviewed top journal article was published online in the past few days. ...
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Are rebuttal papers too narrow in scope to get published, and is there an alternative?

When reading a recent philosophy paper I spotted what I believe to be a subtle error in one of the assumptions their main argument relies on. I am not exactly an active participant in academia, so I ...
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What would a paper proposing a new theory to explain something with several lines of evidence look like?

As an example, suppose I come up with a theory that removes the need for dark matter. Dark matter is a hypothetical substance with many different lines of evidence for its existence, but it hasn't ...
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When is a math diploma thesis seriously publishable?

When is a diploma thesis in mathematics (bachelor or master thesis) actually considered good enough for a supervisor to propose publishing it in a journal? In some universities (e.g., ETH), this ...
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How to handle conflict between two papers as a referee?

I am currently reviewing Paper A for prestigious conference. Earlier this year, Paper B was published in very prestigious conference. Paper B was a breakthrough in our sub-sub-field. It proved an “...
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Are new experimental verifications of well-understood theories publishable?

As an example, consider the deflection of light by mass. This is a general relativistic effect wherein a large body causes light to not travel in straight lines. Deflection of starlight by the Sun was ...
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Is it worth it for a Ph.D. student to publish reflectional essays?

First of all, I have to say, that English is not my native language so I am not sure if the term "reflectional essay" is correct. I found it in the dictionary. So let me explain first what I ...
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Why does Springer need 85,000 words in a monograph?

I'm dealing with Springer about a monograph proposal. My draft was 80,000 words and they asked me to make it 85–100,000 words. I don't want to bother the editor with a question that is just out of ...
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"Expect" Nature publication for PhD?

EDIT: Original title was "Guarantee" Nature publication for PhD? I am currently applying as a PhD student in a group at the intersection of experimental physics and engineering in a rather ...
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I submitted an article to a too high-ranking journal, should I cancel?

I am a Postdoc, recently I submitted my first single-author publication (physics). I had one journal in mind and briefly discussed the idea with several seniors, and nobody really objected. Now I ...
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Publishing dissent

My team has been trying to replicate a study published in a journal. After a month of effort my team is convinced that the details provided in the paper are incorrect and the study cannot be ...
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What publication type should I use to communicate and explain obscure effects that arise when taking certain types of measurements?

During my PhD studies I characterized certain device. I followed the theory outlined in several handbooks. But then, I started obtaining weird results and had to do a lot of research of my own to ...
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Independent research [duplicate]

I'm considering taking up freelance journalism full-time, while also hoping to publish research on cultural studies in established journals. I have been published on a research website before, and ...
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Can I reuse data that was previously published in a thesis?

Am I allowed to extract data published in a thesis and reanalyze it? I would combine with my own data and the analyses would be much different than the original thesis. If you have relevant links ...
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Is it legal for me to post previous exams I have taken in University

I want to create a database of notes and previous exams for classes at my university, however, I am not sure if this is legal. I just want to know if this is OK or would I get a cease and desist or ...
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I need to get a simple mathematical theorem published that proves a universal law [closed]

I have discovered a simple yet foundational mathematical theorem that proves a universal law. My advisors say I should get the theorem published in a mathematical journal so that the theorem can be ...
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How to decide whether and where to publish your research?

I am writing my thesis in applied mathematics. I developed two numerical schemes that seem to have practical applications in many fields and certainly have bright prospect for mathematical software. I ...
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What is the philosophy or purpose of applied mathematics? [closed]

The title might seem vague but please bear with me: I always liked pure mathematics, I believe I understood the purpose of applied mathematics as well, but just until I am finishing up now my thesis. ...
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Can I publish something which is more like a study and which does not contain any concrete results?

I am a theoretical physics researcher. I have not published any papers yet, so I do not have that much experience in publishing a paper. Though I am a Ph.D. student, I am also working independently on ...
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Is it a good idea to turn my PhD thesis' introduction into a survey paper?

The goal of my PhD was to design a particular device. Such a ldesign requires many considerations, because the structure has many "moving parts" and available upgrades. The topic has been ...
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Can a novel and potentially important observation be published without the scaffolding of an entire theory or experiment?

I have what I feel is a novel and potentially helpful observation in the field of neuroscience, which connects it to another field, but it is just that - an observation. If this needs to become ...
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Can I use tables to contain my figures in word, while submitting it as a manuscript?

Because it is difficult to make a figure description stick to the figure in word (slightest motion of figure within the document messes-up a lot of text, especially near the figure) I decided to ...
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Should an engineering master student publish in a conference or try to get into a journal?

I am a master's student in energy engineering and I want to publish my work as I am hoping to get into a Ph.D. after my studies. My supervisor has recommended a conference. On one hand, I trust their ...
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Do any fields have a recognized text type analogous to a “plan”?

I’m interested in if there’s any general answer to the question, “what is worthy of publishing in an academic journal”? Because I once read an interesting post by Terence Tao (“Does one need to be a ...
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After submitting my paper to a journal, a referee suggested a better proof of my theorem. Should I publish my original proof, or the better proof? [duplicate]

Basically a few weeks ago I submitted my paper to a journal. It turns out that the paper is publishable, however a referee found a much better proof of my Theorem, and now I'm at odds on how to ...
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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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What exactly constitutes as Novelty in academia? [closed]

In the world of academia what exactly counts as a novelty, when we talk about a novel idea or more specifically when we say Academic Novelty ? I am trying to start writing on a particular topic (...
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Is publishing research typically allowed if the bulk is open source?

I'm considering going back into school to get my graduate degree. A large part of my decision is the ability to Open Source all of my code. I'm really not familiar how the idea of IP reconciles itself ...
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Can you quote peer-reviews in papers?

I'm writing a commentary-ish paper on what NOT to do on peer-reviews. Like many of you here, I've received numerous reviews ranging from very good and constructive to absolute garbage. Some background:...
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Should I consider an algorithm that is a mixture of multiple algorithms as original?

Many research journals and Ph.D. thesis has the requirement of originality for the content. According to the dictionary, the meaning for the word originality is as follows The ability to think ...
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Is time complexity for training a model not significant in deep learning publications? [closed]

In computer science, in general, the time complexity is one of the important features to be checked before publishing a research paper in a journal. I am confused about this in deep learning. If I am ...
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If I share self-written articles on Academia.edu & then re-use their contents for a book, is it plagiarism?

I'm working on a book but it's far from done, so I'm thinking of uploading much of its content on Academia.edu first, in the form of stand-alone articles. This would be without copyright, I presume, ...
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Publishing papers as a high school student

How to scientifically approach theories and research them as a high school student to get it published? (Given that the theory is not yet proven by anyone and may or may not be true).
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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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IEEE conference chair asked to take down the arXiv version of the paper within 24 hours

Recently, an article by one of my colleagues had been accepted at an IEEE conference, and about a week ago, he presented it on the main track. He published a preprint of this paper (without final ...
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Can scientific research be accepted with grammatical errors?

I am an Arab, and I am not fluent in English, not even my mother tongue, and I am sure that my scientific research will have many serious linguistic errors. Can the magazine accept the research or ask ...
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