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Publishing Unpublished undergraduate research after a decade

I want to see whether I can publish my undergraduate work after a decade. Context: This is to support my academic career as I am planning to apply for a PhD program (Biophysics/Chemistry/Structural ...
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Developing a framework publication - if I have developed a new method for data extraction, can this be published in a peer-reviewed journal?

I'm new to publications, so I could use some advice. I study in the area of agricultural remote sensing, and for a graduate degree, I have developed a method of extracting data from research plots and ...
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What to do if your research idea has already been published?

I am an amateur researcher (no PhD, Masters, etc...) and just want to put something out there so I can put it on my resume to demonstrate I know how to perform research and hopefully get a job. I did ...
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Could it be possible to answer a new research question with the help of literature review? Could this be published at a symposium? [closed]

I am a master student and my university didn't teach us econometrics, but I am doing self study. So, right now I am not adept at and could handle large time series data. But I sent an abstract to a ...
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Where to get a basic introduction to a science subject published legitimately? [closed]

I have a high school to undergraduate level introduction written for methods and applications of a particular science topic (~5000 words with tables and schematic, like a book chapter). My goal is ...
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What is the most effective way to publish as much of your PhD thesis as you can?

Is it to try to summarize many chapters in one article, or you would try to publish standalone articles for each chapter? I'm in Philosophy in the UK. I have read that one should not try to squeeze an ...
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How to publish analysis work of an approach worse that state-of-the-art?

I am currently working on an engineering problem for which I have developed a new and quite effective solution. My research field is electronics (if that matters). The problem is quite complex as it ...
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How can I ease in to the research arena?

I'm a first year graduate student and my age is 24. I got a degree in statistics, but it was not that interesting. I barely got into a below average grad school program in mathematics. I want to ...
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What is a novelty in a computer science PhD'

I'm now on my final year of my PhD in Computer Science (CS). Unfortunately, I'm still confused with what is considered as a novelty in CS. Some people say I have to develop a new algorithm and not ...
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What are the publication options for academic contributions that don't lend themselves to a journal article?

What are the publication options for academic contributions that don't lend themselves to the journal article format? In the case of datasets, there are some suggestions here, but I'm also wondering ...
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Publishing a novel idea without experiments and results

I wrote a technical paper on a novel idea related to internet technologies. However, I don't have resources to conduct large scale experiment. Also, the numerical results cannot be consider as well. ...
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On answering a question that no one has asked

In historical research I came across a novel question and, after investing time in it, I have an answer. This helps my original project, but the explanation to the novel question is so substantial ...
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Use of secondary findings to motivate novelty

I have a paper on machine learning with a clear research objective and goals. Further, our experiments show that our proposed methodology actually meets those goals and perform better than the state-...
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Is a software-simulated experiment enough? [closed]

My ideal experiment to test my hypothesis would involve launching a large apparatus into deep space - and would cost millions of dollars, which I dont have. Instead, if I develop a software model/...
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Professor wants to submit paper, but no real results

I am an undergraduate student who is working on some research projects applying machine learning to medical problems at a small, primarily-undergraduate college. In one of these projects, a Master’s ...
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How can I efficiently check the originality of my work?

I have worked on many ideas where I found later that they were already published, which was frustrating. I usually look around before developing my idea, but sometimes the articles I read or the ...
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Ways to get around pre-registration?

The question sounds bad but here is the context: My area of focus is psychology where preregistering studies (e.g., methodology, hypotheses, analytical plans) is becoming more and more popular to ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...