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Why is the “citation/reference page” counted towards the maximum limit of pages in many journals and conferences?

In recent years the number of authors working on a paper is growing to be quite large, the titles are getting more and more lengthier and intricate to distinguish between the state of the art while ...
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How to prevent papers from being published in advance by others?

I have a new idea, and the experimental results are also good. But my mentor does not allow me to publish it yet. But I am worried that the idea will be robbed by others. So is there any way to not ...
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How to handle reviewer who is unhappy their recommendation wasn't followed?

Inspired by this incident. The story is a long one, and it’s a bit complicated. The peer reviewer, based at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, had served as a peer-reviewer for a poorly-handled ...
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Copyright Complications - Cumulative Dissertation & Elsevier

I am bit puzzled over the copyright issued involved in the publication of a cumulative dissertation. Lets imagine you publish a paper in an Elsevier journal. The process of publication usually ...
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How does Clarivate incentivise journals to market Publons?

I've observed that MDPI sends out an awful lot of emails marketing Publons to me as a peer reviewer. I think they are not the only publisher to do so. It seems to me that Clarivate/Publons is an ...
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Confusion regarding manuscript status in IOP's article tracking system and ScholarOne Manuscript System [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript in an IOP journal a month back. In the IOP's article tracking system, the status changed from "1st reviewer agreed to report" to "Editorial Assessment" ...
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How much percentage royalty do I get from Springer (as the paper's author) and how I can apply for royalty payment?

I have submitted a paper to a Springer conference and it has been published. The publisher will charge 24.95$ to anyone who would eventually download my paper and 201 copies of my research sold by ...
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The manuscript does not reach the required quality standard of this journal [duplicate]

I just received the following comment from an Elsevier editor "The manuscript does not reach the required quality standard of this journal.". To my mind say just that or nothing is pretty ...
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Commercial Academic Press versus University Press [closed]

I need some guidance about how best to proceed about publishing my first book. Let me preface my questions to note that I am not a full-time academic, but at some point, I might transition back from ...
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How to find out the corresponding author of a paper?

I am interested to know how to find out the corresponding author of the following paper (which is just an example for the discussion here): https://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/19M1242859 It may ...
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How to convert a PhD Thesis written on published articles into a book? [closed]

Is it a good idea to convert Thesis (computer science field) written on the basis of my own published research articles into a book? Taking care of text recycling and copyright plus wider knowledge ...
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Is there a list of the largest academic journal publishers, ordered by the number of journals they publish?

One can manually browse through scholarly publishers' websites and see the number of journals they publish, such as: Elsevier: ca. 4.330 journals SAGE: ca. 1.200 journals Inderscience: ca. 430 ...
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Is there a database of publications for nearly all major disciplines? [closed]

Google scholar is an excellent service for looking at basic metadata about publications (e.g. authors, title, abstract, and papers it cites). But they do not offer an official API (free or otherwise). ...
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Does McGraw Hill Connect improve student learning outcomes?

I am debating if I should adopt the McGraw-Hill Connect system for my course next semester. On one hand, I am worried about the students' backslash because of the cost. On the other hand, after the ...
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Should I publish in a second rate journal published by a maybe disreputable publisher?

I've been invited to write an article for a special issue of an open access journal. According to the prospective guest editor, the editors say that “All papers invited by the guest editor will be ...
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What are the steps to find a publisher and strike a deal to publish the proceedings of a workshop?

I help organize a workshop in a conference on machine learning where the conference doesn't publish proceedings for the workshops: the workshops have to do it themselves if they want to. What are the ...
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Why do errors exist in peer reviewed publications?

I found a mistake (not a misprint) in an article which has been published in a very good math journal. According the available data, the article was in peer-review process for more than 8 months. But ...
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Journal allows me to choose whether to transfer copyright – why would I do so?

I am a mathematics undergraduate in the USA. Recently I had a paper accepted to a math journal, and in the final steps of the process I had to fill out a “consent to publish” form, in which I had the ...
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Can a co-author prevent me from submitting our joint paper to any journal except the one he prefers?

I‘ve been told (by a PI who is a co-author of the paper) that I cannot submit a jointly authored paper to any journal in my field except Frontiers because anything else is “politically incorrect” or “...
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How important is journal prestige when researchers publish a paper?

I know that certain journals are often lauded by academics as being highly prestigious (e.g. Nature/Science/etc). However, how important is journal prestige really? Is it absolutely life changing? Is ...
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Publishing company's reps refusing to send desk copies to my home. Any way around this?

A certain popular publishing company won't send a textbook to my home, for a course I'm teaching this Fall; It's a new edition for this year. I understand they have policies, but I was expecting some ...
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Organizing committee of conference announced publication of papers, but one year later, this hasn't happened. What to do?

I participated one year ago in a conference. The organizing committee asserted that they were planning to produce a publication from the papers presented at the conference and they announced they ...
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Are there universities where authors can/must transfer their copyright to the university for negotiations with publishers?

Say you are a researcher employed by a university and publishing your work in a closed-access journal, which asks you to sign a copyright transfer agreement. To simplify, let's say you are the only ...
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Should I publish book chapters as standalone articles before approaching a publisher?

[Humanities - Post Doc Stage] Do you encourage the publication of chapters as articles prior to full book publication, with the aim to improve research profile? Or do you advise publishing a book of ...
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What is the best way to provide an erratum to the public until the journal publishes it, or if it does not?

I published an article in a Springer journal. I consider it to be the basis of all my future research. An editor introduced errors right before publication without asking me and now the article, as it ...
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Is it standard to ask for an “equal contribution” footnote in a 60%-40% scenario?

I'm working on research that should be sent to publishing in the next couple of weeks. The research is done by me and a friend of mine; we are both under the same professor. This started as an attempt ...
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How to find a reputable open access journal? [duplicate]

I found few open access journals that show quite good quality articles. However, I have been advised that open access journals may be predatory. When I searched websites, I was surprised that all ...
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Professor takes our money and goes incommunicado, do we complain to the department or the police? [closed]

Several years ago an academic publisher I worked for were setting up a new journal. We approached the prospective editor-in-chief, lined up some plans for the first issues, signed a contract, and paid ...
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Publishing a high-quality indexed book retaining copyright

Two colleagues and I would like to publish a book, and we're surveying our options for the publishing company. Throughout discussions, it became clear that all these items are important to us: Retain ...
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What is the academic argument against Sci-Hub?

I know that some consider certain activities of Sci-hub to violate the law in some jurisdictions. Many of the previous questions and opinions related to Sci-hub have focused on these legal aspects (...
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How can publishers justify author fees for open access journals? [closed]

The context for my question is that I recently discovered a new journal called Experimental Results, published by Cambridge University Press. Their mission, as stated on their website, is: ...
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How is the protest against Elsevier coming along? [duplicate]

I reread Tim Gowers protest against Elsevier as well as other writings from well-known professors that indicate they still protest. I'm also aware of the boycott. Has this protest actually changed ...
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What is the difference between publications and pure publications?

I saw there are two sectors named 'publications' and 'pure publications' in some lab home pages. What is the difference?
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Why do some journal proofs insert dozens of typesetting mistakes? [closed]

Why do some journals change the final software and do not provide a template for the final draft(e.g. contains the same font as in the gallery proof)? I often hear that some of my colleagues get ...
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Are there publicly agreed-on standards or definitions of what constitutes peer review?

It seems like a very difficult problem to discern whether a "peer-reviewed" journal is reputable. When a journal claims to be peer-reviewed, is there a commonly-agreed-on definition of what this means?...
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Using a figure from a PhD thesis, but changed slightly. Copyright?

I am using a figure from a PhD thesis in an IEEE conference paper. I have changed it slightly, mainly by adding text. Though I will cite the author and publication, do I still need to pay the (what ...
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Outcome of LaTeX template differs from published papers – should I worry about this?

I am in the process of submitting my first paper to a journal for publication and I would like the style to be flawless. I have used the AEA LaTeX template to prepare my manuscript, but I notice some ...
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Avenues to collaborate with PHD students / professors while working

What are some of the best ways\avenues to collaborate with PHD students\professors to do research and publish in conferences\journals in the field of software engineering. Do students\professors ...
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Widening the Search-ability of a Journal's Articles

I manage a peer-reviewed and open-access publishing journal for academic research. At the moment, the articles are not viewable in google searches. If someone wants to access the articles, they must ...
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Websites to publish for mathematics and statistics similar to arXiv.org? [closed]

What are websites similar to arXiv where there's feedback that one can submit to for Mathematics and Statistics?
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Correct typo error in the article title that published Early Access of the journal

I have a accepted article that published under early Access. Today, I have got the proofs from the journal to approve some changes. I have found a typo error in the title "Commutation" instead of "...
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Why do some academic journals requires a separate “summary” paragraph in addition to an abstract?

At least in the field of biology, some academic journals have added a separate summary paragraph (for example: "Significance Statement" (in Journal of Neuroscience), or "Significance" (in PNAS), or "...
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Submitting two related manuscripts at the same time to two journals

I have two ideas (manuscripts) that I am working on, both in the field of physics. The first is theoretical, mathy and generalized. It is steered toward computer vision. Probably if finished, would ...
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Is there a way to prevent the production team from messing up my paper?

After reading this post and this post, and after I also encountered a production team that made many unwanted edits in my paper (such as changing words and numbers in the text itself, removing ...
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Adding an affiliation to an accepted paper

I am the corresponding and the first author of a paper which has been accepted for publication in a journal published by Springer. I have an important question that is I would like to know whether I ...
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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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What does non-exclusive publishing rights mean?

I have read on open-access journals that some of them allow non-exclusive publishing rights. What does this mean exactly? Is there a general open access policy or consensus about what these publishing ...
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Minor correction of In Press article

I noticed an obvious minor mistake in an in-press article. It is related to the description of symbols in an equation, but it does not alter the rest of the manuscript in any way (they were used ...
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Can I upload a pre-print during peer review that includes changes suggested by reviewers? [duplicate]

My paper is in the late stage of peer-review and probably will be accepted once I complete the last minor revisions, but it is not formally accepted yet. During peer-review the manuscript changed ...

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