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Seeking publishing advice for an academic textbook

I have written a new academic mathematics textbook that I think can become popular, perhaps even very popular, as far as math books are concerned (which I recognize in the broader scheme, alas, is ...
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How does Google Search know which paper you have cited?

Pick a random paper using Google Search, for instance Click on the Cited By link, and you will see: a list of writings, ranging from thesis, conference paper, arXiv paper, etc. etc.... published on ...
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How to obtain a copy of my own article from an APS (American Physical Society) journal?

I recently published an article in one of the journals of the American Physical Society (APS). Our university library does not have a subscription to this particular journal, so I don't have access to ...
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How to deal with bogus and unethical journals?how to stop unethical journals? [closed]

In research and publications there are database maintains good quality list of journals, Maintaining a reliable good impact factor too. But on the other side there are list of journals who publish ...
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Publication charges are not sent to the right address?

I am disappointed that I can not get an answer about a submitted article for publication in a journal. I receved the acceptation for final publication, then I paid the publication fees by Western ...
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What can be done about a terrible galley proof of my accepted paper, which would be a lot of effort to correct? [duplicate]

Recently my paper was accepted in one of the best computer science journals in Elsevier. In less than 12 hours, I received the galley proof of the paper. Initially, I was surprised at the speed of ...
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What are the steps for republishing imagery held in archives?

I want to reuse, in a new work, some period drawings and paintings that are held in various libraries and archives. Presumably this means paying for their time spent helping me. To make the process go ...
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What effect does a journal having multiple ISSN codes have on reporting citations?

Recently, I submitted a paper into a general whose name also appears on the SCIE list of web of science. My paper got accepted. The journal actually has two ISSN numbers (one for print and the other ...
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Is there an equivalent to journal impact factor for scholarly book publishers?

I am considering writing a monograph or editing a multi-authored book. Before proceeding further, I would like to pick a suitable publisher to show them the book proposal. To choose, I would like to ...
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A scam publisher offers me to publish, but it seems that I lose nothing if agree

I've received an email from Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP Publishing), offering to publish my manuscript. I heard that they are a scam, but is there any reason to refrain from publishing with them?...
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Scientific Research Publishing - Unspoken Rules [closed]

I would like to know more about some (unspoken) rules in scientific research publishing. More precisely, i am interested in computer science field. Can someone expect his papers to be published in ...
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What makes a journal scientific?

Question What exactly is the definition of a scientific publication or journal? Background What fueled this question in particular is the current rise of predatory publishers. Jeffrey Beall had a ...
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Publishing as an independent researcher [duplicate]

Could I submit a (Math) paper in a journal (i.e. ArXiv or Annals of mathematics) as an independent researcher (not associated with any university)? What is the process to submit a paper without ...
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Why are some journals prestigious and others aren't? [duplicate]

What makes the journal "prestigious" in the first place? I can't myself find any sensible answer. One candidate reason is that some journals have better reviewers. But reviewers are usually not paid,...
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What are the steps to establish an academic journal? [duplicate]

We want to establish a journal. Also I want to add the journal to various indexes. What are the main steps /guide to building an academic journal? What should be done to enter the SCI/SCIe/SSCI index. ...
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Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?

I have a paper accepted by a journal of Elsevier, and it went under production for 3 months. Yet the production team has not been able to fix certain problems with typesetting which appeared during ...
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What is the purpose of international editions of books sometimes omitting some problems, footnotes, or other content?

I've noticed that - at least in the US - a book is published and sold at a non-trivial price to US residents. However, the author/publisher may also make an international version. This version is ...
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Would my paper be published if I missed the conference due to visa-related problems? [duplicate]

I have two accepted papers in one conference . The problem is that until I have not gotten an original invitation letter, a must to get a visa. I've sent over ten emails to the email addresses listed ...
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Is there away to know who has published several high quality papers in a specific academic field/area during the last 5 years for example

I am trying to submit a paper for publication. The journal is asking to provide a list of experts who have published several high quality papers in the field of interest. Is there away to find this ...
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Textbook publisher offers to pay me for a comparative review of textbooks

I'm currently teaching a fairly large introductory class, with about 500 students per semester (spread across multiple sections). Recently, I received an e-mail from McGraw-Hill Education offering me ...
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Emerging science citation index (ESCI) listed vs SCI listed journals - worthyness to publish

As I know 'Emerging science citation index (ESCI) listed journals' will not receive an impact factor from 'Thompson Reuters'. Further, Science citation indexed (SCI) and Science citation index ...
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Can I publish my Master's thesis while my supervisor is marking it

My supervisor has not finished marking my master's thesis. Am I allowed to publish it in a journal before he finishes marking it? I asked him the question twice, but he never replied to me.
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Does a master's research project (not a thesis) count as a “publication” for PhD applications?

My master's in mathematical finance doesn't have a "thesis" exactly, but it has a research project where we helped a bank develop a model to help with credit risk by identifying which variables were ...
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Is publishing in your university journal considered a conflict of interest?

Many journals are published by universities and research institutions. For example, Oxford University, Johns Hopkins University, Cambridge University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory all have their ...
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Why do big funders not act as publishers?

Scientific publishing absorbs a lot of money from the budgets of scientific organisations, either by publication fees or subscription fees, and many feel that the value added by the publisher is ...
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What is the difference between Elsevier's 'waterfall system' and 'cascading peer review'?

A lot of people are grumbling about USPTO 9,430,468, "Online peer review system and method", which describes (if I'm reading it right) Elsevier's system of reallocating papers rejected from Journal A ...
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Copyright-related advice for graphic designer creating content for academic publications

I'm in the following situation: I'm a researcher and hold a degree in life sciences. I also like graphic design and occasionally doodle up a figure to include in a report or such. I'm not a ...
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Publications for small time research

I've been working on an interesting sorting algorithm that is efficient for an array of problems. I wrote up a paper on my findings and it has turned into about 5 pages. I've researched pretty ...
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Sharing a green Open Access manuscript

I am considering trying to publish in an established Elsevier journal. I like the idea of having free available science. As there is no fundings in my project for golden open Access, I researched a ...
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Checking the uniqueness of a new journal's name

I am part of a group that wants to publish a new journal in the field of economic sciences. I am coming up with the journal name and will then register a domain in that name. But I have to be sure ...
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Why do many papers not have proper PDF metadata?

Of course, this varies depending on your field etc., but at least for computer science seems to be true, there’s even a paper about this problem. By proper, I mean even basic things like a title (so ...
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Do academic publishers advertise new publications by mailing science associations?

I am writing my first book proposal. Most publishers require a section on "market considerations". For example, OUP wants to know If the market is scholarly/professional, reference, or trade, how ...
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How can taking a stance against for-profit journals hurt your career? [duplicate]

I will start by saying that I have nothing against any individual or company making a profit out of goods, services or intellectual property they produce. However, I do not like the fact that ...
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Journal of Literature and Art Studies (JLAS) reputable? Have to pay for my article to be published? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student that recently presented my research at the International Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) conference in Seoul. Two weeks later, I am contacted via email by the "Journal of ...
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May authors opt-out of the proceedings of a conference?

Many conferences in my field (theoretical CS) are organised as follows. They are run by academics, as an endowement, scientific association, or some other not-for-profit organization. Each year, ...
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self-publish book in engineering [closed]

A couple of colleagues and I were thinking about publishing a book. I have heard repeatedly that people who go with a traditional publisher don't get any royalties, they transfer the copyrights, and ...
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Why don't high-ranking journals go solo?

There are so many debates and criticisms around the topic of publishers, who are accused of charging excessive fees for access when all the work of the journal is done for free by academics. But why ...
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Where to publish comments on a scholarly book?

The past year, I've been reading a mathematical manuscript from a well-known university on a particular well-known, graduate curriculum subject. The manuscript language is not English. One can imagine ...
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Chapter in printed thesis vs. journal article

My computer science PhD thesis contains a chapter which is heavily based on an already published conference paper. I have published my thesis online, and fulfilled the requirements for my degree this ...
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Do published papers have to contain original work? [duplicate]

Can I turn my MSc thesis into a paper and can the paper get published if it does not have original work?
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How to respond to journal suggestion we get a native-speaker editor when writing seems reasonable and one author is a native English speaker?

I've seen this question on suggesting someone get a native speaker to edit and check. But my situation is rather different. Several colleagues and I wrote an article for a special volume of a ...
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Why don't researchers request payment for refereeing?

One of the most criticized aspects of the current publishing scheme, is that academics do pretty much all the work for free and publishers get the money. Why don't people just charge a fee when ...
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Commercial publication of your PhD thesis

I'm wondering what it is like to publish a PhD thesis commercially? Has anyone done that before? What would the contract be with the publisher regarding sales profits?
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I came across plagiarism. Whom should I inform if at all?

I have been reading a sample PDF of a book by a professor at a research university published in 2007 on the publisher’s website. For some reason the book’s title was not included in the PDF’s footer (...
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'Introduction to Subject X' & Guide books : How do they influence the academic reputation?

Many professors publish introductory books on their subjects, for undergraduates or sometimes books for a non-academic audience. something like "Introduction to Art History" or a 'guide book' to '...
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Do Nature journals wrongly claim copyright in their published pdfs?

I just noticed this and I'm slightly confused by a small detail. The Nature Publishing Group states in its Publishing Licences page that the copyright on articles remains with the author: NPG does ...
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Alongside my book proposal, I included by mistake a chapter with some typos (just a few, but major).

Should I email the editor and resubmit the corrected version of the chapter? I have been trying to meet a deadline so I worked very hard on my book proposal. It was polished and ready to be ...
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How much does it cost the publisher to transform the draft of a textbook as given by the authors into a final publication (for web or print)?

I wonder what are the actual costs of translating a manuscript of a textbook as given by the authors into a final publication (for web or print). I.e., ignoring the costs of marketing the textbook, ...
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Why does or did Elsevier make PDFs grey and therefore unfit for printing?

My university subscribes to various online journals. Sometimes I print off articles that I know I will read over and over again. (I'm all for saving paper, but some things I do prefer reading on paper....
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How much does it cost the publisher to publish a book? [closed]

I wonder how much it costs a publisher to publish a book (textbook or research book). I'm looking for referenced numbers, not guesses. I am mostly interested in the fields of computer science and ...