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Is Characterizing an Algorithm's Behavior worth Publication?

I am planning on characterizing the performance of an algorithm (specifically the DIRECT algorithm) with respect to a particular parameter mentioned in the original paper but for which I have found no ...
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I discovered a new analytical integral. How should I present this knowledge?

During my research in theoretical physics I encountered a problem that required integrating a space of functions that I don't think has ever been done before. I discovered that these integrals are ...
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Are results that are derived simply by using more computational power publishable?

Let's say Alice has written a paper that attacks a well-known problem in a clever new way. Her paper ends with "these methods work up to N = 10; for larger N, the calculations are prohibitively ...
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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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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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Etiquette of Publishing a Paper

I have an idea inspired by class project readings but is significantly different from the class materials and published work. I already have some promising results. I am tempted to do the research and ...
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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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Can I submit an extended version of a conference paper or a journal, if a better algorithm exists?

We published a paper in a theoretical CS conference last year, and were hoping to submit it to a journal when we found out that our result was improved in a followup work. While it's clear that there ...
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Abstract appeared in the abstract book of a conference but the paper is not published, can I publish it elsewhere?

I intended to participate in a conference, I sent my abstract and it was accepted. For some reasons, I didn't go to that conference and I didn't send my final conference paper. However, my abstract (...
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How to improve the quality and visibility of research?

This might sound like quite a basic question, but the answer has eluded me for the past couple of years. I'm from a computer science background, but the question is probably relevant outside this ...
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Revisiting/revised paper

I am wondering how can I split my research into two or more research article. I heard that there's a type of papers that called revisiting which basically relies on previous work with some ...
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Why is explainability not one of the criteria for publication? [closed]

A paper is eligible for publishing in reputable journals in general if it satisfies the criteria objectivity, reproducibility and (optionally) novelty. But why are they not considering Explainability ...
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How do you decide how to categorize a new idea? Patent? Present at a Conference? or Publish in a Journal? [closed]

I came across a patent that proposes an idea for a device, and in the background section of the patent, other similar devices that were published in conferences (not even journals) were cited. ...
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Where can/should I, as a high schooler, publish a paper regarding the derivation of a formula?

For a high school engineering project, a friend and I have found ourselves deriving an equation for how to most efficiently configure a system. We found an equation that, given a few parameters about ...
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How do I learn to recognise what is worth publishing

I am a PhD student starting my second year of PhD. I don't expect any major publications to come out of this within the first year or so, but I often find myself wondering if something smaller - a ...
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What to expect, prepare, bring to a short-noticed meeting solicited by a University Press editor?

How to prepare for a meeting/discussion with a major University Press editor when they solicited/sought you out on short notice (4 days)? Because I didn't solicit them, I don't have a full manuscript -...
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Is it common for a managing editor of a University Press to solicit book proposals from PhD students at a conference?

I am a PhD candidate in the very early process of writing my dissertation, and I'm presenting my first chapter at an international humanities conference soon. I received an email from the managing ...
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How to find a journal for publishing my method without applying it to specific real data?

I have developed different algorithms as PhD studies. My algorithms work fine and have some limitation as with any algorithm. My work basically is developing models that help other people in their ...
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About similarity Index [closed]

Regarding similarity index of research mathematics papers, I would like to know what is the acceptable similarity index for journals in average?
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How to get (a payed?) feedback with discussion?

I try to publish a text without success. In peer-review most replies are "does not fit our journal", even though some journals gave me full referee's report (with negative opinion). I understand it is ...
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Example of joint submission to PRL, PRA

We are thinking about a joint submission to Physical Review Letters, and PRA per these guidelines. I'm however not entirely sure how the two submissions should be exactly related, e.g. how much ...
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Can a theoretical proof-of-concept be published?

I am working independently on an idea, and to test its conceptual feasibility, I have done a bit of math, and it seems to check out. The idea is in the area of web engineering, or web science. Now, ...
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Research vs Review paper [closed]

Objectively, is it more difficult to get published a research or a review paper? Thanks
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Is combinatorial novelty without insight useful? Who cares if we're the first to use tool T on problem P?

I'm a bioinformatician and former student of applied math. I want help to see if I should change my view). Many academics, including all of my PI's on my major projects, justify their work by saying "...
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Will the PhD degree be retracted if the thesis is found to be not novel?

Suppose a person got PhD degree by properly submitting his/her thesis on a particular topic. Assume that neither the student nor the doctoral review committee including supervisor knows that the ...
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Are communicability and verifiability the only reasons to prohibit other true results? [closed]

In order to publish a research paper in a particular domain, or the domain itself must satisfy the above two requirements: Communicable to and verifiable by other people. Isn't it? In this context, I ...
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Improving a bound in a problem in “some cases” by using the extra information available in that problem which was unused in the earlier bounds [closed]

Suppose I am improving a bound in a problem in "some cases" by using the extra information available in that problem which was unused in the earlier bounds for that problem. However, in general, I am ...
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If a paper has been accepted at a conference does it mean that it will be published? [closed]

I have a paper that has been accepted at the International Conference on Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms (ICACCP).
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Why is novelty mandatory for a Ph.D. degree?

The institute I am studying at has added the following requirement recently: A PhD scholar must publish two papers in his/her corresponding field in SCI journals. This means that a student ...
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Publishing paper in a journal from another field

Am doing a PhD in computer science. Can I publish my paper in an international journal of pure and applied mathematics?
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Why isn't implementing scientific libraries in software considered equivalent to a publication?

In academia, researchers live by the mantra of "publish or perish". This is because the contribution to society that academia gives is the expansion of human knowledge. However, given the importance ...
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Cost efficient methods to lower language barrier for researchers without enough funding for publishing in peer-reviewed English journals?

Situation: we had many subjectively understandable articles in English. But they will never be published for the world in any peer-reviewed scientific journals. Why? Some reviewers seem very ...
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What can a person who hasn't enough time do about the unpredictable nature of the publication process? [closed]

I'm talking about a narrow sub-field of Computer Science - algorithm execution high-level simulations. However, I guess, this applies to many fields to some extent. When you are submitting an ...
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Unfinished Paper Undergraduate Admission [closed]

I am currently in high school and I have written a research paper about a topic in mathematics. The paper however is incomplete and there is still quite a lot of research left. I am also writing my ...
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Can I publish a paper which 1) proposes an idea and 2) proves that the idea doesn't work?

I wonder if is it okay for a researcher to suggest a new technique in a field of research and prove that this new suggested technique is a bad suggestion and gives no or negative gain and publish his ...
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What if someone else published an article on the same topic as my accepted unpublished article

I submitted my paper to a journal in July 2017 and I received an email of acceptance on May 2018 but it hasn't been published yet. Suddenly, while I am searching on my topic I found that someone else ...
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Should I publish as a master’s student? [duplicate]

I am a master’s student and have done some original research work which may not be that great. I have asked my professor who works in that area where can I publish my work or is it at all publishable....
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Publishing elementary results

As the title suggests, I am interested to know the chances of a middle-ranking journal's acceptance of a paper by an unknown author, detailing comparatively elementary results. By elementary, I mean ...
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Citing Mathematical Proofs given on Math Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Good morning. I recently posted a question on Math Stack Exchange here and got a fantastic solution. The problem in question is one that I've had for some time, and both myself and research ...
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Will mathematics journals accept a non-novel theorem, but with different approach

Suppose a researcher comes up with a mathematical theorem, which can be obtained trivially from discovered theorems, but with an approach, that was never used before to describe or prove the theorem. ...
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Novelty of a research paper

Suppose I found out an algorithm/theorem, which is easy to understand and may be easy for the experts in the field to get it (with either same or different language). But after literature survey, If I ...
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Applied a new technique on a facial recognition program and the new results are better than the previous one. Can I write a paper on this?

I was playing around with this source code which yielded say results X on using a specific data-set. Now, I came up with an idea to add a change in the source code (specifically, in the data-set) ...
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Should I publish a linear programming method despite my advisor's advice? [closed]

TL;DR: I developed a way of solving systems of equations which is up to 25,000x faster than base methods. I want to publish but my advisor doesn't think it's worth it. I work as a data scientist with ...
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Should I test my algorithm using a standard dataset that I believe is flawed?

I am developing an algorithm for a type of classification problem that is a small-but-growing area of AI research. Until two years ago, there was no standard benchmark for this type of problem. In ...
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Research paper feedback: “interesting idea but does not add scientific value”

Where is the border line between a novel, creative work and work that is of scientific value? I have received reviewer comments like: the ideas are creative and interesting but work adds little ...
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Hesitation about writing a paper

The situation maybe a little bit unusual, and I am asking for your opinion. I have taught an undergraduate course on differential geometry of curves and surfaces last Fall semester. One of the ...
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How do I get physicists to listen to something that they do not want to hear? (Not a duplicate) [duplicate]

My words are coherent and intelligible. My arguments are valid and sound. It is nonsense to accuse me of being a crackpot simply because you do not wish to hear what I have to say. Please remove the ...
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Can a psychology article be published without verifiable results? [closed]

I wrote this article with a radically new idea what is the function of the sense of humor. I sent my article to one journal. They said they won't publish because they publish only experimentally ...
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Should I change my proposed solution for paper rejected because of lack of novelty or originality?

From my understanding of the reviewers' comments, it means our proposed solution adds nothing new to the body of knowledge even if we get better results than the state-of-the-art work. The reviewers ...
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Do prestigious mathematics journals discriminate against young (undergraduate) authors?

I am an undergraduate mathematics major. I have made a draft of a paper on group theory. My paper is not a breakthrough. After scanning through a lot of journals I have come down to Journal of Group ...