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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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What's the career progression of associate scientific editor at a major publishing house?

As someone who has been offered a position with Springer Nature as an associate scientific editor, I am unclear about the career progression in such an industry? I am currently a 2 year postdoc in ...
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What do you think of scientific editors for different publishing houses as a career path after a STEM PhD? Is it a rewarding career path? [duplicate]

After PhD and/or postdoc, one usually have three directions to go to. One leads to a tenure track position, other industry related to the field or third where one changes the field completely. However,...
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Help me find the ISSN number of the journal or book and its publisher URL

I have been trying locate an article/Journal from one of the citations. I am in need of the article to complete my literature search for project. Help me locate ISSN number of the book or Journal and ...
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Effects of having a few publications in predatory journals in the beginning of my research journey?

The question might feel a little common out here, but allow me to explain more. I am a Junior Year CS Student and in my early days of getting involved in publishing conference papers, research ...
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Do associate editors or editors in chief get any monetary compensation, and to what extent?

I'm aware that academic editorial work is to a good extent a voluntary service to the community. Peer reviewing, to my knowledge, is always a voluntary service, for a whole number of good reasons, e.g....
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Etiquette on contacting publisher of a multi-author book after one co-author passed away [closed]

I am asking this question on behalf of someone who does not want to create a stackexchange account. Suppose one author on a multi-author textbook that is used regularly in college courses has passed ...
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Finding an editor for my book

I am going to publish my second book (a technical book on Einstein's relativity), probably with a UK publisher. I am trying to find an editor for it, and I would be very pleased if someone guides me ...
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Why do many LNCS conference proceedings limit their pages to exactly 12 while the guideline says it should be about 12 to 15+?

I found that many conferences strictly limit their submission and camera-ready LNCS page to 12 pages, such as source1, source2, and source3 (without the possibility of extension) whereas some offers ...
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Does the word limit for Physical Review Letters include references etc.?

I'm preparing a manuscript to submit to Physical Review Letters. On their website it says that the word limit is 3750 words. Does this word limit count every word in the whole manuscript, including ...
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How to identify a legitimate journal from a fake journal? [duplicate]

I know using Google Scholar metrics we can get an awareness about legitimate journals, but there are some journals or conferences papers not stated in the Google metrics. Hence I want to know how to ...
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Is SpringerLink published under Springer?

I would like to clarify is SpringerLink published under Springer? I want to make sure its a legitimate publisher, given that plenty of fake journals are out there.
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Making already published papers open-access: is it and could it be an option?

Currently, there are plenty of options to publish an open-access paper. From using purely open-access journals (free of charge or for a fee) to opting-in for an open-access license in the traditional ...
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Copyrights on epigrams in a commercial publication of academic work [closed]

An acquaintance of mine - let's call him Robert - is having a book published based on his academic research. The book targets the general public, and the publication is commercial, albeit with a ...
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Is Web of Science the same as ISI?

My institute requires us to publish our articles by ISI journals as the first priority, and Scopus as the second option. My question is: Is Web of Science the same as ISI?
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What is the difference between 'declarations of interest' and 'disclosure statement'

In a journal application, there are two fields need to be filled but I can not tell what is the difference between the two: Declarations of interest Disclosure statement Is there anyone of them where ...
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Why giving an impact factor to a new journal from a prestigious publisher can be suspended?

The question is motivated by the fact, that Physical Review Research still did not get its first impact factor and a date it happens given on their internet page: "We are hopeful that Physical ...
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How to check if a conference is "indexed" or "fake"? [duplicate]

I submitted my paper to a conference. Based on a previous accepted submission, the conference response seems suspicious, not to mention that gmail marked their email as "suspicious mail". ...
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Does each LNCS volume have a proof-reading chance for authors?

I have a conference paper that will be included in LNCS. But recently, I found a few typos in the camera-ready version of the conference. I am wondering whether I will still receive a proof-reading ...
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Is it worth publishing a book chapter through InTechOpen open-access publishing? [closed]

There is already a post on A.SE about the InTechOpen platform, which is currently listed as a predatory open-access journal. That question is 3 years old and since then the platform has changed a lot, ...
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How does publication of a society journal by a for-profit publisher work?

I have observed that, sometimes, non-profit academic societies have journals. Usually, the journal is published by the society, or by a partnership between societies. But sometimes, the society's ...
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How to deal with journals requesting incomplete / incorrect attribution for images taken from other sources?

I recently submitted an article containing several images from other publications. I made sure to give the appropriate attribution both for open access images (including stating e.g. CC BY 4.0), as ...
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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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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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