Questions tagged [supporting-information]

The [supporting-information] tag concerns material published alongside an article such as media files, additional data, or methods descriptions. This material may have various names such as: supporting information, supplementary material, etc.

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Article supplement is longer than article itself

I am writing an article in numerical mathematics. I have been working on this for a long time and I think I cannot cut down on any part of the main article anymore. Yet, my advisor tells me to expand ...
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Should I publish my statistical model derivation as stand alone statistics paper?

In a current project of mine, I analyze a certain probability distribution to model a biological process. This probability distribution is not "mainstream", but it is relevant enough to have ...
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Publishing a questionnaire that was used with authorial permission

We have used a questionnaire which was designed and used by another research team. We have permission from the researcher in charge of the team to use their questionnaire. Now we want to submit our ...
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What is common practice for adding supplements to IEEE Journal papers?

I am completely new to publishing with IEEE and I'm confused about handling of supplementary material. The way I know this from ACM is you are able to provide, e.g., a ZIP file with additional data, ...
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How can i shorten the link to my supplementary material inside the paper?

I have some supplementary materials for my paper, including graphs and videos, which are saved on Figshare. I have included a URL link to these materials in my paper. One reviewer has requested that I ...
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How to properly reference the appendix

I have an appendix in addition to my thesis. How do I refer to this correctly? Which version is the correct one? As seen in the Appendix A1 As seen in Appendix A1 And how does it work if I refer to ...
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Can I mention the 'primary study' analyzed in the meta-analysis as a supplementary material?

Most papers written in Chinese were included in the meta-analysis. There are about 40 papers included in the systematic review, and about 20 meta-analyzed papers. Since it was cumbersome to mention ...
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Appendix vs Supplement

I'm surprised that this hasn't been asked before. What's the difference between Appendices and Supplements? Also, btw, what is the most widely approved version of "Supplements"? Is it "...
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Can I publish analysis in the supporting information as another article elsewhere? Or that's self-plagiarism?

I am curious if it is acceptable to write another article based on the analysis that has already been included in the supporting information that was published together with a peer-reviewed article ...
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Download videos in the supplementary information section on nature.com

I'm wondering how can I download the videos in the supplementary information section on nature.com (here). My professor adds them in the slides so I know that is possible to do it, but it's a bit ...
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Where to locate the "harder to read" text for a paper describing a new method?

I developed new methods to measure characteristic values for globally critical issues. These new methods are described in detail in a patent application I filed last year. The patent application is ...
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Can you use information acquired during the research (and listed in the appendix) in the introduction?

In some fields of research, e.g. ecology, it is common to describe the study area in which some field experiment was conducted. However, sometimes you find out some facts that might be of interest ...
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Does appendix have to be on new page?

I have perhaps a weird question. I'm preparing my paper for a conference (ACML, if that matters) and am just over the page limit (inclusive of appendix and references). At the moment, there's a page ...
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Scientific paper with 3D scatterplot in supplementary information; I can add a video but how to let readers rotate/zoom interactively?

When publishing in the physical sciences the main paper is usually something 2D, you can read it online or print it. Many journals support supplementary data in the form of pdf files and videos. It is ...
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How to address the reader to visit our supplementary material? (is it okay?)

Because of words limitation, I put many of important things in supplementary material. So, is it okay to ask the reader to visit our supplementary material in manuscript? For example, We encourage ...
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If I derive a formula for a paper do I need to put the derivation directly in a paper?

Let's say that I derived a formula that I am using in a paper, without any prior knowledge of the formula. Do I need to then put my derivation directly in my paper, or could I submit a supplementary ...
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How to approach "potential benefits to society of proposed research" question on a grant application for a pure math project?

I have been writing a grant proposal, where it is based in the UK. I almost did most of the application, but I have no idea for the following parts: Benefits of Overseas Country: Describe any ...
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How can I include a database/excel spreadsheet that I made in a proposal?

I'm writing my thesis proposal, and as part of the process I've converted what used to be a Word document form to collect data into a database/spreadsheet hybrid. I have to show how I'm collecting ...
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References in supplemental material - include in main reference section?

I have some supplemental material that condenses results from a couple of studies in a table (Supplemental Table 1). In the manuscript I refer to my supplemental table. My question is: where should I ...
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Is it okay to cite a supplemental attachment when referencing a previously published technique or method? (advanced materials and surface science)

The thorough answer to Roadmap and possible pitfalls for a first-time software author to publish a paper on a Python package? covers the issue nicely, and it's not yet clear if in my case this paper ...
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Contradiction on findings in existing literature

I'm currently writing my thesis where I have two underlying sources where one says that a variable (has the founder of a kickstarter project backed other projects?) has influence on the dependent ...
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Create a website for adding supplementary material of a journal paper

I just got the reviews for the paper I submitted to IEEE TCSVT and one of the reviewers asked me to provide them with some supplementary results. I am planning the create a website for them so they ...
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Can I use a part of figure in my published paper to supplementary information of new paper?

I'm researched some material and I want to write two paper to other journals. Can I use a part of figure of first paper to supplementary information of second paper? For example, electrical properties ...
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Buy a server or cloud computing for a new lab? [closed]

We are starting a new computer lab and expect to have data that is 50-100 TB of text, images, and maybe videos to process. We will need to run tasks occasionally (10-30% utilization per month), so ...
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What to write in "outline of research program"

I am applying for a scholarship to support my final stages of PhD. One document required by the scholarship grant committee requires me to provide "Outline of the research program". What should I ...
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Citing supplementary material as a reference?

I am about to submit a paper to https://www.siam.org/Conferences/CM/Main/sdm19 (deadline is today) and I have supplementary material contains further evidence, proofs, examples and the like. I want ...
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An author of a paper included a blank supplementary file. Is it possible to make the journal correct this?

The authors of a paper explicitly wrote that they included their code as a supplementary file, and the file is actually available, however, it only includes the header and no code whatsoever. Is it ...
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Review-only supplemental material

I am at a difficult position. I work in a major software/telecommunications company, and pursue a doctoral degree at the same time. The company has strict policies against competing behavior. I have ...
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Where to publish supplementary math intensive material for magazine article

I received a review report on my magazine article (Impact Factor 7.6). Based on magazine restriction we can not use more than 3 mathematical equations. But the idea I presented in article require some ...
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How can we find out who was nominated for Nobel Prizes?

While the Nobel laureates are announced each year, are there any online resources that list who was nominated? In particular, I am asking the Academic side of Nobel prizes, especially in Chemistry, ...
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Where I can post a supplementary video for my published paper?

I have a paper submitted and accepted in a journal (Biology and Environmental Sciences) and it has a supplementary file which is a short video coverage, however, the journal does not support this but ...
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How to cite the supplemental material from the main text?

In order to meet the page limits of a journal, I am placing the appendices in a "supplemental material" document for the purposes of the initial submission. I'm wondering how I cite the supplemental ...
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Is there a shortage of accounting professors? [closed]

I spoke with an economics professor recently (before he passed away) and he made a claim to me that I thought was interesting: that there is a shortage of accounting professors, and so a PhD in ...
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How to obtain Microsoft code signing certificate for signing supplementary material for scientific article?

Our research results (mathematical models) can be supplemented by rather convincible and impressive visualizations of both scientific concept and experimental data. We produced this demonstration ...
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How to cite supplementary material of a Science paper and avoid confusion with my own supplementary material?

I want to specify in my paper an exact methodology developed by another author and explained in the suplementary material of a Science's paper. The problem is that I already have my own supplementary ...
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Can supplementary materials be used in different manuscripts?

Can the same supplementary materials be used in different manuscripts? For example, hdy201491x2.docx in this article contains a table showing "Detailed hit frequencies (%) of the in silico analysis ...
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Do measurement protocols belong anywhere in the scientific publications?

My research as a starting PhD student currently consists of reproducing and building upon the experiments carried out by other research groups 5--10 years ago. To this end, I have developed a number ...
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Explaining inconsistencies in literature in thesis and/or supporting information of journal article

I've found a model which explains my results excellently. However, the actual equation and parameters of the model have been interpreted and treated differently by different authors, sometimes leading ...
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Do journals have legal copyrights to the online supplemental information?

I have a paper in an biology journal (Wiley is the publisher) for which I would like to put a much more mathematical version on ArXiv, mainly the theorems and proofs located in the online supplement (...
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Find articles that have certain keywords in supplementary material

I currently use Scopus or ISI Web of Science when looking for articles containing certain keywords in title or abstract, etc. But now I need to find articles that have certain keywords in the ...
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Is it possible to refer to a specific section of the supplemental material?

I will soon submit a paper to PRL. In the main text, I refer in many places to the supplemental material, which is divided in 3 parts. Let's say that at page 2 of the main I show a result, and I ...
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How should I split my code and data between an open repository and the article's supplementary files?

I am working on a paper that involves some data and a piece of code to analyse the data. I want the results of the analysis to be reproducible and the code to be open. This concept of "reproducible ...
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Is there a journal that publishes slides together with the text?

I mainly refer to applied mathematics when describing my experience Often I find that it is easier to grasp a concept from the author's slides than from the description in a paper. When one has to ...
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