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Questions tagged [publishability]

For questions about whether a piece of work is sufficient in significance, novelty, credibility, or scope to be publishable in an academic journal or conference.

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Papers under n-pages are not accepted [on hold]

Did you ever encountered a Journal who explicitly write in its "Policy and scopes" the following: "We do not accept a paper under "n-pages". If yes, what do you think about this ...
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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 ...
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How to make your small ideas into a research paper?

I am a computer science PhD student who works mostly in theory. I always have multiple ideas in my mind about the research problem I am working on and also on problems which are related to my research....
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Are “DIY projects” valuable or publishable?

I’m 17 and will be joining a UG physics program soon. I’ve done a lot of DIY projects over the years, ranging from electric arc speakers to air-quality and climate-control systems. Most of my projects ...
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Who to ask whether my math logic research results are novel?

I wrote some texts related to mathematical logic: http://www.mathematics21.org/formulas.html How to check if my ideas are novel? Where and who to ask? The problem is that I am not even nearly a ...
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What would be a good strategy to avoid being scooped? [duplicate]

A few classmates and I are worried about the time lag between submitting a research paper to a conference or journal and the further time lag between rejections and re-submissions during which someone ...
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How precisely should I implement algorithms from other papers?

When I write a paper comparing my algorithm to someone else's, how should I make sure that the results are not skewed because I implemented the other algorithm poorly? Is it acceptable to write that ...
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Is it possible that an incremental work may get selected by a top conference?

I am a PhD student in computer science, working in theory. I was recently reading a research paper, which was submitted to a tier-3 conference last year. It gave me some idea (which may not work), ...
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Can I publish an improved variation of a prior method or/and the results I found using it?

I am doing economic analyses of natural resources based on processes seen in the real world (geology) for my PhD thesis. The model I have built is mostly inspired from an already well-established ...
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Can I submit a paper rejected from a tier-1 conference to a tier-1 conference again?

I am in computer science (theory). Suppose, I submit a research paper to a tier-1 conference, and it gets rejected due to some issues in it. After doing correction, is it possible that I can submit it ...
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Referencing a mathematical result already obtained

I was working(in maths) for some months on a paper. After I got the results, I found out that some of those were already obtained in another paper that was not very related to my topic. In fact, in ...
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Most efficient way of finding out if someone has already published your idea? [closed]

As far as I see, there are two extreme methods of finding out whether someone has already published your idea: Read everything that has ever been written, and then decide whether any of it ...
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Can we add a finding to a paper which is known by other communities but not ours?

I’ve been working on a research project, and we have some findings that we are now writing a paper. However, I am unsure about one section of the paper. We have done some experiments (related to ...
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Use a survey from a study under review?

I developed a survey and my study using the survey is still under review for a publication. However, my friend wants to use the survey and data for her study. I collected the data only in my school; ...
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Citing a previously unpublished master’s thesis, can I simply use part of my thesis to apply to a conference?

I wrote my master’s thesis which looked at something through two different lenses using two different datasets. I want to use one of those angles to submit a paper to a conference, and potentially the ...
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How to publish a simple machine-learning approach that cannot compete with the state of the art? [closed]

I am proposing an approach which is simpler than current approaches, but does not come close to the state of the art on benchmark metrics. But, I think my approach is still cool and much simpler in ...
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What to do when you found something new, but don’t have motive/application to justify it?

Last year one of my TAs (a Ph.D. scholar) gave a problem to my undergraduate class, I found the problem very interesting and devoted a lot of time to it. Eventually, I developed a model with my TA ...
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Can I share an unpublished paper without this counting as prior publication?

I need to share a draft of a scientific paper with another person. I have the intention of publish it, but it is not ready for submission yet. When submitting my paper, I would like to avoid ...
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Is re-discovery plagiarism?

I have a hard time understanding statements such as: Scientist X discovered Y in 1960 and was subsequently rediscovered by Scientist Z in 1980. How does one prove that plagiarism has not taken ...
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How far should I develop the main ideas in my paper before publishing it?

Note: this question was already asked at MathOverflow but deemed off-topic. I think this is a better place to post it. The purpose of a research paper is to present new results in a given field. But ...
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Licensing under author name? [closed]

What does it means a project being licensed with the name of the author? I mean, one instance is: there is an author X, that writes an open source book on biology with git and at the end of the ...