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How to Reference three authors and their papers in a stretch

Scenario: My own version: The authors in [5,6,7] focused on the problems associated with the production of X. [5] ABC et al 2018 [6] DEF et al 2018 [7] GHI et al 2019 A corrected version from ...
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Who is the publisher of the SpringerOpen journals?

This question is closely related to this one and is also about the (at least for me) confusing aggregation of publishers around the term "Springer". In particular, I am asking about the journals ...
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Is it considered okay to mention all the correction in an accepted article which is typeset by the press

Let's say that I got a paper accepted to a nice journal (feels so good!), in fact of a very reputed publisher. Then, the press / editorial office asks me to submit all the source files for preparing ...
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Is increasing the DPI of a low resolution image a good idea?

Today after a paper of mine got accepted I received this from the publisher (Elsevier): We have received the above article for publication, unfortunately figures x1, x2 and x3 are of low ...
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Is there any way to find changes between two revisions of a book?

I want to find how much it differs between Pocket Medicine 6th edition and the previous 5th one in scale of percent of words or something similar. I've revised the translation of the book for a ...
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How far should you go in compromising your work to get it published?

To get my first paper published I carefully followed all reviewers’ instructions as I was convinced that reviewers are experienced researchers and reviewers. After major revision my first paper was ...
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What is the difference between a “electronic preprint server” and a “subject repository”?

In the following licence to publish: 6.b) preprints (before referee) can be posted to electronic preprint servers 6.c) postprints (after referee) can be posted to subject repositories Now I am ...
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How to politely request to magazine editor for the following issue?

I have one article accepted in the magazine and the editorial team has send me the proof-read version. I have a little issue that I need to change the name of the article as the requirement of my ...
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Why do publishers still print a 'Half title' page?

Isn't a Half Title redundant, when the Title page already states the full half Title? See Wikipedia: I know why books must have blank pages, but why not leave this page blank? I instance The ...
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Is this journal a scam: Requires payment, invited to submit via email, no comments from reviewers, journal not listed on scimagojr rankings

After having presented a paper of mine at a conference last summer, I received an email from someone claiming to be part of an editorial team of a journal, to whom my paper was recommended. I sent my ...
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Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts papers quickly?

Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts quickly? One of my batch-mate got accepted in a journal within 1 month. The journal was also listed on predatory journal's list. Please advise.
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How do I determine which of two International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018) is genuine?

International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) is one of the top conferences for web service researchers. But this year (2018), I find there are two ICWS websites: http://icws.org/2018 (this one is ...
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How can I judge reputation of a publisher? Any rankings?

Correct me if I'm wrong: identity of publishers affects quality of a publication. E.g., OUP and CUP feels like the most reputable and trustworthy in the UK, as Oxbridge are globally renowned. But how ...
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Why are academics not paid royalties on published research papers in IEEE, ACM etc.? [closed]

I understand that academics are not paid a single dime on their publications. In my field (computer science), IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier are some known journals/publications and none of them pay ...
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How does a book editor's scientific reputation affect how the work of the chapter authors is evaluated?

When considering to publish a paper in a research journal, the journal's reputation itself is what people usually care about, rather than the editor's expertise and scientific status (although high-...
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Royalties and advances from academic publishers: what should I look out for?

I am an early-career academic in a humanities subject and have been offered my first book contract. The offer is from a reputable international commercial publisher, which has published several recent ...
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Why do publishers allow distributing preprints?

I recently wanted to read one conference paper and one journal article. The conference paper is named Division by invariant integers using multiplication. By clicking on the "All 9 versions" link on ...
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How do I check whether I retained copyright for a figure in a paper from ten years ago?

I have been contacted by a student who wants to reproduce a figure from a paper of mine in Phil Trans R Soc B (this one, in case it's pertinent) in their thesis. The paper itself is apparently not ...
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Has the reaserch on the back cover of journal been benefitial for you or your group?

You can highlight your article and the work of your group on the back cover of ----Name of journal from RCS-----, if you are interested in this opportunity please contact me for more information Have ...
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Why do even prominent institutions hire publishing houses (Springer / Elsevier etc.) for their journals?

The Institution of Engineers (India) is a prestigious organisation with more than one million members in 15 engineering disciplines in 114 centers or chapters in India and overseas. Yet, it doesn't ...
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Is it advisable to follow up journal editor for knowing the status of the manuscript submitted?

I submitted a manuscript to one of a popular Indian civil engineering journal 6 months back. They haven't given any comments yet. Is it advisable to follow up them via. mail.?
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Can I drop the “Lond.” in “Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond.”?

Background I would like to cite journal articles published by the Royal Society, specifically in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Apparently, ...
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Why do universities/research agencies allow their employees to do free peer reviewing which financially benefits a third party? [duplicate]

Following up with this question Has there ever been a strike of peer reviewers? and this Why don't researchers request payment for refereeing? I understand that peer reviewing probably started ...
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Finding high quality copyright free icons for computer diagrams in IEEE or ACM submission

I am a new graduate student in computer science and starting to submit papers to IEEE and ACM. I would like the diagrams to look as professional as possible. For example, if I am showing a digital ...
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Has there ever been a strike of peer reviewers?

I know peer reviewing is done freely and voluntarily, at least I think for the most part, so I am not sure strike is the best way of calling it, but it gives the idea. With all the recent discussion ...
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VG Wort – why would I agree to share with the publisher?

Background When I reported my publications from 2017 to the VG Wort today, I could decide whether I wanted the publisher to get a share of my returns from the VG Wort (‘Verlagsbeteiligung”). The ...
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What are the criteria for effective academic journal websites? [closed]

I'm looking for information on the criteria that could be employed in the development of a social sciences (including economics) academic journal open access website. What visible (front-end) ...
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Nature Communications and Nature subject journal differences from Nature

The recent branching of Nature in Nature Communications and all the Nature subject journals is confusing. What is the difference between Nature, Nature Communications, etc. The only clear difference ...
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Is it illegal or unethical for a publishing company to pay in exchange for including a co-author?

Some weeks ago a company contacted me via email. In summary, they offer to pay you if you include a co-author. They also need you to sign an agreement with your University and them. So, from one side, ...
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Article got accepted into PRL — do I pay the costs?

Last week we got an article accepted into PRL (Physical Review Letters). As is standard, they afterwards sent out an email saying To help defray editorial and production expenses, APS, a not-for-...
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Why are footnotes expensive for publishers to reproduce?

According to the Purdue OWL APA guide: APA does not recommend the use of footnotes and endnotes because they are often expensive for publishers to reproduce. Perhaps this question belongs on a ...
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Manuscript status shows 'With Editor' after only 4 days in peer review [duplicate]

I am a novice in academic publishing, and submitting my 2nd ever manuscript. Four days ago, the submitted manuscript went from 'With Editor' to 'In peer review'. Now the status has gone back to 'With ...
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Is IEEE author's version the same as the accepted version which can be put on arXiv?

When a paper is accepted to be published in an IEEE journal, the publishing system sends by email a PDF file of the author's version (for an example of what PDF file I'm referring to, see https://...
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Is asking an editor for soft copy of his book acceptable?

A colleague of mine has recently edited a book whose subject I find very interesting (I know several of the authors personally as well). Unfortunately, like most things published in academia, the ...
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Publishers' request on linking their copy of a paper

Continuing How to satisfy the publisher when making an article available on a personal web page? : Copyright agreements of certain publishers such as Springer and IEEE request that if an author ...
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Do we really need gold open access if publishers permit self-archiving and sharing?

Several well-established journals nowadays allow self-archiving or sharing of articles through an institutional repository. For instance, Elsevier allows immediate sharing of the accepted manuscript ...
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Manuscript accepted date is just one day after revision — How to interpret?

I was reading few journals (in Elsevier) in my field (Biology) and I noticed the time of acceptance period from the revised version is received "Received 8 November 2016; Received in revised form 17 ...
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Is Science Publishing group (http://www.sciencepg.net) a genuine publisher related to the Science journal?

I received an email requesting me to apply for a reviewer/editor position at Science Publishing group (http://www.sciencepg.net). But I found that Science Publications have a different website (http://...
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Publisher didn't make change to paper and now the paper still has the error

I recently published a paper with IEEE. During the publishing stage, I had to provide them the figures named [MyName]FigureX_a, [MyName]FigureX_b etc... By accident, I got two figures wrong and they ...
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What does the typesetting process for a math/science journal using LaTeX look like?

Hopefully this question isn't too broad. Following up on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/99123/what-software-do-publishers-use and Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?...
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May I upload the preprint version of my article to ResearchGate before publication?

Recently, I got an acceptance of a journal paper, where I am allowed to self-archive its preprint version in my own repository/website. My question is whether I am allowed to upload it to RG before ...
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Publishing similar but much longer article “again” in different journal?

I am about to submit a 3.000 words article. It needs to be submitted soon, and I will have to submit it, but I know that I could flesh this out much more, and arrive at something with around 7.000-10....
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Problems in making a submitted paper available to interested fellow researchers

This summer, I present a paper at two conferences. I submitted the paper to the conferences earlier this year, then improved it significantly and submitted it to a journal where it is now under review....
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Can one article be published in two different language journals? [duplicate]

Is it possible to publish the same article in multiple journals published in different languages? For instance, I have a published SCI journal article, but I want to publish the same article in a ...
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Publish collection of papers into a book?

I have a very general question. Say I have written 10 papers, published them independently in different journals over the years - could I then just take these papers and make a book out of them and ...
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Who/what determines the order of articles appearing in an issue of an academic journal?

Who/what determines the order of articles appearing in an issue of an academic journal? Does the editor or the publisher decide this? A few examples reveal that it is not alphabetical by author or ...
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What prevents someone from turning the same idea into multiple papers?

I think the question is fairly clear. Someone could have idea A, and write paper A, but then instead of submitting paper A to multiple journals, he or she might re-write the thing into a paper B, but ...
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Can I ask the journal to publish my paper in a later issue?

Say I have submitted a paper, it got accepted, but for whatever reason I would like to publish this not in the next issue, but in a future issue. Could I ask the publisher to do this, or would this ...
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After having published a paper, am I still free to use & distribute it as I wish?

Do I lose copyright if a journal accepts my paper and publishes it? Can I send my paper to colleagues, or is this technically illegal if they do not have access to the journal via their institution (...
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How to submit a paper to Bulletin of Number Theory and Related Topics

The journal Bulletin of Number Theory and Related Topics (Boletín de teoría de números y temas conexos) does not seem to have its own website, from where one can obtain article/paper submission ...